The Independent changes a headline referring to “powerful Jewish lobbies” in yet another Mira Bar Hillel attack on Israel.
The Independent’s paparazzi story on Angelina Jolie’s wedding to Brad Pitt implies that Jon Voight was not invited due to his pro-Israel views.
Ilan Pappe portrays Israel as a Nazi-like society based on a small number of infertile women requesting combat soldiers as sperm donors.
Will Gore, the deputy managing editor of The Independent, weighs in on journalistic balance. It was prompted by a headline error (since corrected) and a Dave Brown cartoon (of which a formal complaint to the UK Press Complaints Commission was filed and dismissed). Gore adds, almost as a throwaway ending: There will always be those…
The Independent’s editorial charges Israel with employing “disproportionate” force.
Mira Bar Hillel harangues Israel while minimizing Hamas rockets and ridiculing the terrorism against Israelis during her distorted childhood.
Writing in The Independent, serial Israel basher Yasmin Alibhai-Brown attacks the legitimate right of Jews to support Israel.
Only last month HonestReporting critiqued a piece by Lizzie Dearden, a self-described “online journalist” for The Independent. Lizzie’s articles are written, not at the scene of the story, but from her home base, presumably in the UK. In the course of correspondence with Dearden, she acknowledged that her editor was the one who had commissioned…
Repackaging an anti-Israel story direct from the internet.
According to The Independent: Today, Palestinian activists were scathing about the Pope’s plans to make the first visit by a pontiff to the tomb of Theodor Herzl, the founder of Zionism, the political movement that established Israel and displaced the Palestinians. As a political movement and an ideology, Zionism was neither about, nor was responsible for, displacing Palestinians. It…