The New York Times features Israel’s security barrier but leaves the false impression that the structure is entirely a wall.
Today’s Top Stories 1. A disgruntled ex-jihadi gave Sky News a stolen memory stick containing the names, addresses and phone numbers of 22,000 Islamic State recruits from 51 countries. All had filled out a 23-question form before being inducted into the IS ranks. But the key breakthrough from the documents is the revealing of the…
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.
The graphic accompanying the July 19 article (“Building Trump’s border wall not exactly “easy” experts say” claims that Israel’s separation barrier is made of prefabricated concrete sections interspersed with watch towers. In fact, only 64% of the barrier has been constructed to date and of the completed portion, 90% is made up of chain-link fencing. The drawing implies that the entire route resembles a prison wall and is misleading and inaccurate.
The Independent corrects the error after wrongly referring to Israel’s security barrier as a “high wall.”
The Irish Times’s Michael Jansen publishes a three-part series of anti-Israel lies and distortions.
The Guardian erroneously refers to Israel’s security barrier as “electrified” rather than the non-lethal “electronic.”
The Independent misleadingly refers to Israel’s security barrier as a “430 mile-long brick wall.”
Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Pope Francis arrived in the Holy Land. See below for the news, the views, and, of course, the Palestinian spin. 2. A joint Israeli-Palestinian probe is investigating the Nakba Day shooting…
You’re the mayor of Jerusalem. And it all comes down to you. You’re dealing with 11 illegally built Palestinian apartment buildings on your city’s northern outskirts. They’re within the municipal boundaries alright, but they’re outside the security barrier. You rub your head at another only-in-Israel moment no other mayor in the world deals with. The…