Tag Archives: The Guardian

Netanyahu’s “Nazi Language”?

Comparing Israel to the Nazis or attempting to draw false parallels with the deliberate genocide of 6 million Jews during the Holocaust is a tactic regularly deployed by anti-Israel activists despite being classified as anti-Semitism under the EU’s own working definition. Two recent incendiary headlines illustrate this point by implying that Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has adopted

Netanyahu’s "Nazi Language"?

Incendiary headlines and a cynical op-ed contort the “Judenrein” term.

Guardian: The “So-Called Threat from Iran”

As recently as May 2009, HonestReporting critiqued Guardian columnist Jonathan Steele’s justification for Palestinian terror against Israel and his tacit support for foreign leaders who give it their backing. Continuing in the same vein, Steele now writes about US President Obama’s recent Mideast speech, stating that: Short of helping to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict, the

New Statesman: Israel = Racist

The events surrounding the Durban 2 conference and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s foul mouthed speech have provoked much debate. While most media outlets condemned Ahmadinejad, there were still a few commentators who took the opportunity to defend the Iranian president’s views on Israel. One of these is Martin Jacques in the New Statesman: In fact, the Israelis offer a sad

Disgrace at Durban 2

Shouldn’t the UN be promoting human rights instead of racism as the organization’s integrity takes a pounding?

Special Alert: BBC Middle East Editor Guilty of Inaccuracy on Israel

For many years, HonestReporting has criticized the BBC’s veteran reporter and Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen for his anti-Israel bias. Now the BBC itself agrees. As reported by major UK newspapers, including The Guardian, The Times, Daily Telegraph, Independent and Daily Mail as well as by the BBC itself, the BBC Trust, which oversees complaints to the British state broadcaster,

Special Alert: BBC Mideast Editor Guilty of Inaccuracy on Israel

BBC’s Mideast editor rebuked for breaching impartiality and accuracy rules.

“War Crimes” and Shoddy Journalism

Browsing the Israeli press can provide a broader and more informed picture of events in Israel than the narrower and sometimes slanted international media coverage. Indeed, Israel’s press is hardly monolithic with a variety of competing political narratives and a penchant for self-criticism, so much so that many of the most negative stories appearing in the international press are first

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