Gavin Gross, a New York native who now lives in Israel, is a former director of public affairs at the British Zionist Federation, and is a member of HonestReporting’s Israeli amutah (non-profit governing committee). Anyone who has visited or studied Israel knows that it can be a very tempestuous and argumentative place, with a wide range…
Dear Editors – Please recognize that you have a global audience. Think about the impact that your stories will have not only on a domestic readership but also beyond Israel.
What does this dog on the Israeli-Gaza border have to do with a false story of dog sentenced to death by a Jewish rabbinical court?
Absolutely nothing – unless you are AFP.
When will the BBC be big enough to admit when it has committed an error instead of wriggling out of an outright retraction?
A bizarre and untrue story originating in the Israeli press concerning a dog “sentenced to death by stoning” is picked up by the international media.
I have to wonder if the Western journos who cite anonymous Israeli sources quoted in the Israeli media bother to reflect on the pundits they draw their inspiration from. After all, if a columnist is quoting “senior security officials,” “the defense establishment,” and “an entire political echelon” as favoring a land-for-peace deal with Syria, that’s pretty…