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…
The results of a survey are interpreted by The Independent to claim that nearly half of Israeli Jews believe in “ethnic cleansing.”
Benjamin Netanyahu announces the building of security fences to keep out “beasts” that threaten Israel. The Guardian’s Peter Beaumont misrepresents who the “beasts” really are.
It is part of a larger wave of biased reporting that sees “The Return of Casualty Figures as a Moral Barometer.” In other words, the simple belief that the side with the greater number of casualties is necessarily the side with the greater moral claim.
On Voice of Israel, Yarden Frankl takes on the BBC’s assertion that Iran no longer threatens Israel and asks why the New York Times is acting like a cheerleader for the Iran deal.
The New York Times makes an editorial comment stuck in the middle of an article that undermines the Israeli Prime Minister’s claim that the United Nations Human Rights Council is “obsessed” with Israel. But the facts are on the Prime Minister’s side and the comment is harmful and misleading.
The Washington Post’s Lally Weymouth interviews an Israeli and a Palestinian official, but makes clear whose view she thinks is more reasonable.
Journalist expresses surprise that “modern and hip” minister has a differing opinion on the peace process.
HR’s Yarden Frankl on Voice of Israel. Today: Newsweek’s Green Line reversal, how you can help our BBC complaint, and what’s going on underground in Lebanon.
The New York Times doesn’t believe that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas incites to violence, saying Israel only “claims” he does; and what happened to all those olive trees that CNN says were chopped down and “seized” by Israeli settlers?