There was absolutely no news at the IDF’s Bethlehem checkpoint, but get a load of this photo serving only to dehumanize the army. Palestinians pass through a security checkpoint at the Bethlehem checkpoint in the West Bank. (AFP/File/Musa al-Shaer) More on photo bias here.
The results of the IDF’s inquiry are released. Will any of the media bother to report them?
Over-stretched Western news services rely heavily on arrangements with Palestinian free-lance writers and photographers who know the West Bank: the terrain, the language, the people, the mores. For better or for worse, Big Media coverage of the West Bank would grind to a halt without stringers. One such writer on my radar is LA Times…
• Following Tunisian unrest, Salam Fayyad invited reporters over to reassure international donors the Palestinian street that the PA economy is doing just fine, thank you very much: The message he wanted to send to 2.5 million Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip was that economic conditions were good in spite of reports…
Did a Palestinian demonstrator really die from inhaling tear gas or is this yet another Big Lie?
Article claims Israeli policies ‘designed to cause animosities.’
Time cover story claims decadent Israelis no longer care about peace.
The Gray Lady becomes a politicized vehicle for a campaign timed to cause maximum embarrassment and target pro-Israel advocacy groups.
Yahoo uses iPhone weather application to make a political statement.
A Financial Times op-ed draws on the false apartheid parallel.