Tag Archives: The Independent

Stifling Freedom: The UK’s “Anti-Zionist Lobby”

London’s Bloomsbury Theatre was scheduled to host the Zionist Federation’s annual Israeli Independence Day celebrations taking place on 28 April. Anti-Israel groups, however, protested at the participation of an IDF entertainment troupe at the event. Despite the IDF troupe being removed from the programme by the ZF, the Bloomsbury received the following e-mail from a fringe

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

Irish Eyes See Only One Side

While many subscribers have been outraged at some of the one-sided and vitriolic press that Israel has received in the British media, the situation in the Irish Republic is also a great cause for concern. A one-sided op-ed by Irish MEP Proinsias De Rossa in The Irish Times deserves a response. Calling it “cold-blooded murder; a war crime,” De

The Gaza War in Review

A look back at some of the worst cases of anti-Israel media bias.

The Gaza War in Review

Israel’s Operation Cast Lead dominated the newspapers, airwaves and internet for its duration, with the aftermath still generating headlines and opinion. It is extremely important to expose those cases where the story became agenda-driven or when the media simply got it wrong. This has been graphically illustrated by an about-turn by the UN. One of the most serious and damaging

Media Gives Platform to Radical Doctor

Portrayed as the epitome of courage under fire, Norwegian doctor Mads Gilbert has appeared on television screens around the world and in the pages of many newspapers, including the BBC, CBS, CNN, ABC, Independent, Sky News, and New York Times. Now, the AFP reports: “There’s a very strong suspicion I think that Gaza is now

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