The other day a man in Germany tried to murder people with an axe. It was almost exactly like many recent attacks in Israel. So why was it reported so differently?
CNN published a furious rage against Israel by Amer Zahr, who the network describes as “a Palestinian-American comedian and adjunct professor at University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.” But Zahr’s delusional tirade is far from funny.
The New York Times features Israel’s security barrier but leaves the false impression that the structure is entirely a wall.
In the 1967 Six Day War, Israel captured the eastern part of Jerusalem in a desperate war of self defense.
The New York Times uses a photo of Israeli girls playing with IDF weaponry without proper context, to illustrate a story on fissures between the military and political echelons in Israel.
The Christian Science Monitor misrepresents the nature of Gaza and Israel, even omitting the fact that Gaza shares a border with Egypt.
An otherwise fair and balanced article in Newsweek includes an inflammatory headline referring to Israeli “apartheid.”
Media manipulation is one of the most unfortunate aspects of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We’ve seen papers blur the distinction between journalism and advocacy, fact-checking failures become fatal, photographers and Palestinians twist reality in mutually beneficial relationships, semantics become politicized and news executives cover up news to protect access. We’ve even seen journalists abuse readers who dared to disagree. None…
More Palestinian terror attacks mean more screwy headlines. Context and accuracy took a hit. Without question, today’s worst headline was served up by the Irish Times. For readers who initially wrote us about this screwy Associated Press header (cached version), the wire service subsequently updated the headline. Most papers around the world updated their AP wire…
According to a Guardian headline, Israelis are allowed to defend themselves against Palestinian attackers only once they have been injured.