The situation in Gaza is indeed complex and there are many sources for the problems there. But the media have an obligation to try and show all facets of life lest readers believe that the images they are seeing represent the entire area.
We have documented many cases of the media, especially the New York Times, using headlines that make Israeli military responses look like unprovoked aggression. Whether Israel is responding to terrorism or rocket fire, the response usually gets the coverage that it absent on the initial act. Our presentation, It All Started When Israel Fired Back, is as valid today as when we first published it 3 years ago.
Gavin Gross is our Watchdog of the Week for getting his letter published in the New York Times.
Both the New York Times and Irish Times headlines omit vital context leaving readers to believe Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian without cause.
An Op-Ed in the New York Times claims that Israelis don’t care about the brutal murders of an eighteen month old Palestinian baby and a 16 year old Israeli girl.
Today’s Top Stories 1. Unable to seal the deal, diplomats in Vienna extended the deadline on the Iranian nuclear talks to Monday. A source told AFP that “98 percent of the text is done.” According to Ehud Yaari, the agreement is essentially finished with the US reportedly blinking. Snap inspections are out, managed inspections are in.…
Why did the New York Times choose to run a picture of a weeping family rather than the terrorist who was killed?
A Palestinian stone-thrower dies after IDF soldiers respond by firing back. Some of the media headlines distort the story.
Listen to Yarden Frankl on the Voice of Israel by clicking on the image above or on this link to play. VOI’s Josh Hasten is joined by HonestReporting’s Yarden Frankl. They discuss this week’s media coverage of Israel: The “flotilla” story sinks; a headline again neglects to mention that a Palestinian was killed after opening fire…
Why has a satirical video by Israel’s foreign ministry mocking the international media caused such offense?