Tag Archives: The Guardian

Media War Crimes

PHOSPHORUS CHARGES REBUKED Accusations that Israel employs sinister and “illegal” weapons are not new. Now, the politicised non-governmental organisation Human Rights Watch has condemned Israel for allegedly using white phosphorus weapons unlawfully in the conflict with Hamas. NGOs such as HRW enjoy the “halo effect”, whereby, because of their humanitarian focus, they are insulated from scrutiny and are regarded as

Media ‘War Crimes’

The latest media developments as Israel’s campaign against Hamas continues.

BBC’s Christmas Odyssey

A seasonal road trip reveals a subtle bias.

Iranian Propaganda TV Increases its Reach

Press TV sends a shocking response to an invited guest.

Scottish Church Magazine’s Anti-Israel Attack

Life & Work is the Church of Scotland’s magazine. In its December issue, the highly loaded and inappropriate title “Israel’s Inhumanity” (PDF dowloadable) is an accurate pointer to the contents of a shockingly one-sided feature interview with extremist anti-Israel activist Jeff Halper. Halper is presented as a friendly “Santa Claus” figure visiting Scotland to raise awareness of

Terrorism in Mumbai

When will the media show some consistency in defining terror?

Spouting For Hamas

The Guardian gave op-ed space on 21 November to Azzam Tamimi, a known Hamas supporter who claims that Israel is responsible for the latest violence in Gaza. Tamimi claims that the “hudna” or truce was broken by Israel when “On November 4 the Israeli army penetrated Gaza, killing six Hamas officers under the pretext of having

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

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