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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

Temple Mount Troubles

Scenes of violence on and around the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City are currently causing further damage to Israel’s already fragile diplomatic and public image. Descriptions of Israeli police “storming” the Temple Mount add to the impression, aided by the inflammatory rhetoric of Palestinian groups and neighbouring Arab states, that Israel is carrying out

Sky News Asks: Where is the Outrage?

Sky News Foreign Editor Tim Marshall is one of the few commentators who consistently draws upon his wealth of knowledge to give fair and balanced insight into the Mideast conflict. Marshall’s latest blog post is worthy of reaching a wider audience: Thirty Palestinians killed. Women and children caught in the crossfire. Missiles fired at a

In Need of a Reality Check

It is perfectly legitimate to criticise Israeli settlement policy, a topic that has consumed a great deal of newspaper column inches in recent weeks. What is not legitimate, however, is to make arguments based on false claims and hyperbole, lacking in context while resorting to intemperate language. Writing in The Guardian, Marxist psychoanalyst Professor Slavoj

Breaking the Silence: More Rumor & Hearsay

The media rushes to promote another report based on unverifiable allegations from Gaza.

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

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