Tag Archives: The Guardian

The Economist’s Occasional Stone-throwing

The Economist‘s print edition features the effects of Israel’s security barrier on the residents of the West Bank village of Nilin (also known as Naalin). According to The Economist: Every week, protesting villagers and campaigners from outside walk towards the confiscated land and shout at the Israelis. The demonstrations are usually peaceful, but occasionally a

Palestinians Get Off Scot Free

HR UK drew attention to an anti-Israel polemic in The Scotsman by artist Jane Frere, publicising her new exhibition. Despite this propaganda piece employing analogies between Israel and Nazi Germany, promoting historical revisionism and making serious and unsubstantiated allegations against the Israeli military, The Scotsman did not see fit, to the best of our knowledge, to

Journalist’s Abuse Claims Refuted

On July 2, a number of media outlets, including The Independent, reported that an award-winning Palestinian journalist from Gaza had been physically abused by Israeli security at the Jordanian border on his way back from the UK. Writing in The Guardian, polemicist John Pilger went further, retelling Mohammed Omer’s story verbatim while claiming, outrageously and

Deported for “Criticism” of Israel?

The Guardian’s headline “US academic deported and banned for criticising Israel” immediately conjures up an image of a regime where freedom of expression is under threat from an authoritarian government. Israel, where people are free to express their opinions and criticise the government in the strongest terms, is certainly not one of those places. The Guardian,

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