Jewish Voice for Peace director Rebecca Vilkomerson exploits her Jewish identity to promote BDS in the Washington Post.
Today’s Top Stories 1. Israeli police apologized for detaining Washington Post reporter William Booth yesterday while he was interviewing people at Damascus Gate: The police defended the initial detention, but apologized for any distress caused. “The clarification [of what happened] was required in light of the information given to the officers, which turned out to…
Academics Steven Levitsky and Glen Weyl claim to be Zionists and Israel supporters yet promote maximalist BDS on the pages of the Washington Post.
Today’s Top Stories 1. Deadly terror strikes Beersheba central bus station. An Israeli Bedouin armed with a pistol and knife killed a soldier, stole his gun, and shot at least ten other people before being killed by security. In the aftermath, police killed an Eritrean refugee, wrongly believing he was a second gunman, leading to headlines…
A false tweet by Reuters’ Luke Baker alleging Israeli undercover agents incited Palestinian stone throwers spreads to other media.
The situation in Gaza is indeed complex and there are many sources for the problems there. But the media have an obligation to try and show all facets of life lest readers believe that the images they are seeing represent the entire area.
On this week’s show, HonestReporting’s Yarden Frankl reports on a Washington Post article about presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s call for the United States to build a southern border fence to deter Mexican migrants. The piece mentioned border fences across the world, calling Israel’s security barrier an anti-Palestinian, repressive “apartheid wall.” The New York Times ascribes political motivations to the Israeli Prime Minister’s opposition to the Iran deal. Also — did anti-Israel media coverage of the Gaza conflict feed into the massacre in Tennessee?
The graphic accompanying the July 19 article (“Building Trump’s border wall not exactly “easy” experts say” claims that Israel’s separation barrier is made of prefabricated concrete sections interspersed with watch towers. In fact, only 64% of the barrier has been constructed to date and of the completed portion, 90% is made up of chain-link fencing. The drawing implies that the entire route resembles a prison wall and is misleading and inaccurate.
Journalist expresses surprise that “modern and hip” minister has a differing opinion on the peace process.
Now’s the time to vote for the Dishonest Reporter of 2014. It’s our annual recognition of the year’s most skewed and biased coverage of Israel and the Mideast conflict. Make your voice heard and we’ll announce the ignoble winners by the end of the year. Vote for one reporter or news service, along with a…