Tag Archives: YNet News

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.

The Economist’s Occasional Stone-throwing

The Economist‘s print edition features the effects of Israel’s security barrier on the residents of the West Bank village of Nilin (also known as Naalin). According to The Economist: Every week, protesting villagers and campaigners from outside walk towards the confiscated land and shout at the Israelis. The demonstrations are usually peaceful, but occasionally a

Nahal Oz: A Case Study in Flawed Reporting

A brief survey of some UK media’s coverage of a Palestinian terror attack on the Nahal Oz fuel depot identifies some examples of subtle bias and weak reporting. Skewed headlines: “Israel hits back after two die in crossing attack“: Despite the fact that Palestinian terrorists instigated this fatal cross-border attack on Nahal Oz, The Guardian’s

Cartoons and Conspiracies

A poisonous pen scribbles in South Africa while an old canard resurfaces in Australia.

The Times: A Non-Story With No Context

Wednesday’s Times states in an short news item: Ultra-Orthodox Jews have joined Muslims in a demonstration against Israeli excavations near the al-Aqsa Mosque compound. They carried banners, some written in Arabic, that read: “Jerusalem belongs to the Palestinians” and “Jews are forbidden to insult Islamic religious sites”. Much of the mainstream media has yet to correct the