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Sky News: Spot the “Error”

Sky News: Spot the “Error”

A Sky News report on a battle in the Israeli Supreme Court over the route of Israel’s security barrier through the Palestinian village of Battir on the West Bank produced a bit of a gaffe: Safe to say that the Palestinian residents of Battir wouldn’t be too happy that their village is referred to as

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Sky News’s Distorted Sharon Narrative

Sky News Middle East Correspondent Sam Kiley adds his own interpretation of Ariel Sharon’s legacy and is found severely wanting. He opens with: In October 1953, Israeli paratroops and commandos from the Jewish State’s first special forces unit, attacked the Arab village of Qibya, on the West Bank. Some 69 villagers, many of them women and children, were

Sky News Weighs in on Bedouin Issue

The Israeli government eventually backed down and decided that it would make changes to the Prawer-Begin Plan. Arriving late to the party, this hasn’t stopped Sky News’ Sam Kiley from encouraging the view that Israeli plans for bringing the Bedouin into the 21st century are “racist.” The framing of the story is set by a sensationalist headline:

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“Terror” Only Happens in London

So far as the British media’s concerned, Palestinian suicide bombings, shootings, and knife attacks in Israel are never acts of terror. And the people responsible for the blood and mayhem are never terrorists. The nine-letter word of choice is militants. But when a British soldier is hacked to death by Muslims in the streets of

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Queasy Rider Headlines

An Israeli airstrike killed an Islamic Jihadnik. Hithem Ziad Ibrahim Masshal was connected to recent rocket fire on Eilat. The rockets were fired from the Egyptian Sinai, so Masshal certainly internationalizes the conflict. So I’m having a laugh at this Sky News headline. The yellow highlighting accentuates the description of Masshal, who won’t remind anyone

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10 Month Settlement Freeze Vanishes Into the Sky

Journalistic prose isn’t necessarily judged on what is written but by what the reader understands. In the following snippet from Sky News correspondent Dominic Waghorn, the reader would not understand that, contrary to a blanket refusal by Israel to freeze settlements, construction was, in fact, halted in West Bank settlements for a 10 month period at the end

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Rupert Murdoch Apologizes For “Grotesque, Offensive Cartoon”

The Sunday Times’ damage control continues. The paper’s owner, Rupert Murdoch tweeted an apology for Gerald Scarfe’s Holocaust Memorial Day cartoon. Israeli officials voiced their displeasure with the Times, with one even hinting at punitive measures I happen to disagree with. The Times of Israel writes: Earlier on Monday, Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli

Sky News Turns Iron Dome Into Offensive Weapon

It doesn’t take much to portray Israel as an aggressor. Take this photo of Israel’s Iron Dome, part of a gallery on Sky News. The caption underneath reads: The Israeli military launches a missile from the Iron Dome missile system in the southern Israeli city of Beer Sheva into the Gaza Strip. Iron Dome is,

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