In The Independent, Robert Fisk writes “a few words of history” concerning Israel – a history that doesn’t fit with the facts.
Two Israelis were killed by Palestinian terrorists at the entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City. This fact should not be difficult to sum up in a headline.
The media have an obligation to not only report what people are saying, but what is really happening on the ground. If one side is saying things that have no basis in fact, the media needs to expose this, not simply say “it depends who you ask,” or “on the other hand…..”
When it comes to Israel and the Palestinians, don’t assume that the media is giving you the complete picture.
As Palestinians protest on the anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, the Daily Mail omits the Jewish historical connection to Eretz Yisrael.
While the desire to kill as many Jews as possible is still there, years of Israeli intelligence and military operations have removed the Palestinians’ ability to plan sophisticated deadly attacks from safe areas. They no longer have the ability to hold all of Israeli society hostage.
Just what is going on at CNN? According to a report: The official Palestianian news agency is reporting that Israeli settlers have chopped down and seized about 800 Palestinian-owned olive trees near the town of Shuyukh, east of Hebron. The report, by WAFA, the Palestine News & Information Agency, cited “a local source,” whom…
With just five words, “after attacking officers with knives,” the NYT could have let those who skim headlines know what actually happened.
Yara Hawari attacks Israel and its democracy opining that Palestinians denied the vote by their own leaders can’t vote Israel out of existence.
What is really unprofessional and misleading is the attempt to equate Israelis’ very reasonable desire to take self-defense classes with old, uncorroborated allegations in the interests of appearing balanced.