When it comes to covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, ignorance apparently is bliss. Misconceptions about what goes on here plague the international media.
Jerusalem and all of Israel face a wave of deadly terrorist attacks. Yet many in the media publish misleading headlines that highlight Israel’s reaction to terror, not the attacks.
On this week’s show, HonestReporting’s Yarden Frankl reports on a Washington Post article about presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s call for the United States to build a southern border fence to deter Mexican migrants. The piece mentioned border fences across the world, calling Israel’s security barrier an anti-Palestinian, repressive “apartheid wall.” The New York Times ascribes political motivations to the Israeli Prime Minister’s opposition to the Iran deal. Also — did anti-Israel media coverage of the Gaza conflict feed into the massacre in Tennessee?
In a must read speech, former Associated Press reporter Matti Friedman gives his insider view on anti-Israel bias in the media and why it occurs.
Why couldn’t you call it an ‘attack’?” I continued. His response? “You’ve got to be kidding me? One word? Are you brain dead?”
While many celebrities toe the BDS line and stand with those who hate Israel, David Draiman of the mega rock group “Disturbed” takes an opposite approach. He is outspoken in his support for Israel and does not back down when faced with criticism for his position. According to Draiman, anti-Israel media bias has encouraged deadly…
Former Associated Press staffer Matti Friedman reveals even more about the misreporting from Israel and the Palestinian territories.
Former AP correspondent Matti Friedman gives an insider view on how and why the media get it so wrong on Israel and why the bias matters.
Investigative journalist Richard Behar exposes New York Times Gaza correspondent Fares Akram used an image of Yasser Arafat as his Facebook profile photo.
Oliver Lovat asks us to take a step back and look at the bigger picture of what is being said, by whom and why, while sipping on an ice cold Coke.