The conflict is viewed through a distorted lens where Palestinian violence is the natural, if not morally justified, response to ‘occupation.’
The Independent wrongly states that the Green Line, agreed in the 1949 armistice, was the line “between Israel and Palestine.”
Why would a journalist leave out 90% of what a source said? Maybe she wanted readers to have a certain impression that might not reflect the reality?
It’s not so hard to write a headline like “Palestinian Terrorists Kill Israelis.” Yet for some reason, so many headlines blur the lines between attackers and victims when it comes to Israel.
Two Israelis were killed by Palestinian terrorists at the entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City. This fact should not be difficult to sum up in a headline.
For a prominent journalist such as Rudoren to endorse language that uses the words “Palestinian assailants” and “Palestinian attackers” is a welcome change. (Although ideally, we would prefer the term “terrorist.”)
When it comes to Israel and the Palestinians, don’t assume that the media is giving you the complete picture.
Interviewed about his new book, The War of a Million Cuts, Manfred Gerstenfeld addresses demonization of Israel and argues for a counter-propaganda agency.
The numbers fail to show what’s really important – that Israel is facing a relentless wave of Palestinian terror.
While the desire to kill as many Jews as possible is still there, years of Israeli intelligence and military operations have removed the Palestinians’ ability to plan sophisticated deadly attacks from safe areas. They no longer have the ability to hold all of Israeli society hostage.