Tag Archives: United Nations

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

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

Israel at War – Day 15

TARGETING THE UN AND HUMANITARIAN AID? Unlike the rest of the international media, The Jerusalem Post reports that the IDF has denied firing on a UN aid truck on Thursday, in an incident that made international headlines: On Friday, the Post reported that contrary to foreign press reports, it was not certain that an IDF tank shell hit the

UN School: Media Absolves Hamas

With Hamas using the civilian population of Gaza as a human shield, we warned in our last communique of the imminent danger of a future mass casualty event and the increased pressure on Israel from media reaction. With Hamas losing on the battlefield, we posited that the terrorist group would hit back by cynically causing civilian casualties to achieve what

Israel at War: A Primer

Background & key issues behind Israel’s campaign against Hamas in Gaza.

Alibhai-Brown’s Media Outrage

Independent columnist asks “Where is the media outrage over Gaza?”

The Six Day War: Forty Years On

HonestReporting takes a look at the context behind the events of June 1967.

Fisk: Time for a Retraction

In October 2006, notoriously anti-Israel journalist Robert Fisk was given the front page of the Independent to spread the libel that Israel had used uranium-based weapons in southern Lebanon during last summer’s war. This was challenged at the time by HonestReporting UK, following a UN investigation clearing Israel of the allegations only a short time later. HR

Indie Fails to Retract False Allegations

HonestReporting UK recently challenged Robert Fisk’s charge that Israel had deployed a “secret uranium bomb” in Southern Lebanon during the recent conflict. In a fit of sensationalist reporting unbefitting a “quality” newspaper, the Independent published the story on the front page without waiting for the results of a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) investigation into

No Retraction For Indie’s False Uranium Libel

HonestReporting UK recently challenged Robert Fisk’s charge that Israel had deployed a “secret uranium bomb” in Southern Lebanon during this summer’s conflict. In a fit of sensationalist reporting unbefitting a “quality” newspaper, the Independent published the story on the front page without waiting for the results of a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) investigation into

Top