Tag Archives: The Guardian

BBC Complaints: A Complaint in Itself

According to the BBC Complaints website, the process for making a formal complaint is “designed to be straightforward to use and to enable us to address your concerns properly.” Yet, every time we put out a call to action, we would receive e-mails from confused readers who couldn’t figure out how to make their complaint.

Mossad Passport Affair: A Stick to Beat Israel?

The death of senior Hamas terrorist Mahmoud Mabhouh in Dubai in January has generated a huge amount of media interest. Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency stands accused (despite, at best, only circumstantial evidence) of using forged European passports to carry out an assassination. The story reads like something straight from a spy movie. But is that because

Dishonest Reporter Award 2009

This year, a four-letter word dominated coverage of Israel on a near-daily basis. Gaza. The war — which began at the end of December in response to increased Palestinian rocket fire — ended on the 20th day of the year. The media war was dizzying. A prominent Greek weekly called Jews “Christ killers.” Hamas terror leaders

Guardian Ed: “In Israel They Murder Each Other a Great Deal”

What does the IDF have to do with the recent assault on Italian PM Sylvio Berlusconi? Absolutely nothing. But that didn’t stop The Guardian’s Associate Editor Michael White from making the following comment during a discussion on BBC Radio London’s Breakfast Show concerning the physical vulnerability of political leaders: In Israel they murder each other a

UNRWA: Perpetuating the Misery

Writing in The Guardian, Karen AbuZayd, the outgoing commissioner general of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) calls to address the Palestininan refugee question. While apportioning responsibility to Israel, she fails to acknowledge the fate of Jewish refugees in 1948,  her own organisation’s role and the neglect of Palestinian refugees by their own leadership and fellow

Guardian’s Dodgy Death Toll

The Guardian’s Ian Black examines a report on Arab human rights abuses issued by a Cairo based organisation. While this could be a welcome break from the newspaper’s regular focus on alleged Israeli “human rights violations”, the story contains the following: The report highlights “grave and ongoing” Israeli violations of Palestinian rights, especially in the Gaza Strip, in

Swimming in the CiF Cesspool

Veteran and respected British journalist Harold Evans wrote a damning indictment of the Goldstone Report in The Guardian’s op-ed section, a venue not normally the preserve of any positive pieces on Israel: The rockets were war crimes and ought to have been universally condemned as such. While new rockets hit Israel over many months there

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