UK News

Israel Lobby Trope in The Independent

The Independent’s Jerusalem correspondent Donald Macintyre also writes UK political columns. In his latest, he looks at the differences in approach towards Iran between UK and U.S. politicians: Many...

January 22, 2014 10:36 By :

Shades of Anti-Semitism in The Economist

An article in The Economist examining the Iranian nuclear deal barely mentions Israel. So what was the magazine thinking when it published this cartoon to accompany the article? The cartoon is clearly...

January 20, 2014 15:34 By :

Demonizing Irish Times Columnist Crosses the Line

Eamonn McCann’s criticism of Ariel Sharon attacks Judaism.

January 16, 2014 17:15 By :

Ya’alon Headline Fail in The Times

Critical remarks by Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon against U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry have made headlines in the international media. The Times of London notes Justice Minister Tzipi...

January 15, 2014 10:49 By :

Sky News’s Distorted Sharon Narrative

Sky News Middle East Correspondent Sam Kiley adds his own interpretation of Ariel Sharon’s legacy and is found severely wanting. He opens with: In October 1953, Israeli paratroops and commandos from...

January 14, 2014 15:06 By :

Sharon and the Wrong “Drugged Cockroach”

An otherwise fair article on Ariel Sharon by Con Coughlin in the Daily Telegraph contains the following: In fact, Sharon never described Palestinians as “drugged cockroaches.” Coughlin has...

January 13, 2014 16:39 By :

Watchdog of the Week: Murray Freedman Beats the BBC

On November 15, 2013, during an interview on BBC Radio 4 with Baroness Warsi about Christian persecution in Pakistan and the Middle East, the interviewer mentioned Israel in a sentence discussing countries...

January 9, 2014 12:41 By :

“Data Apartheid” in the Telegraph

It’s not unusual to see articles referring to Israel as the “Startup Nation” by virtue of its remarkable technological and entrepreneurial prowess. It is unusual to see an article focused...

January 5, 2014 15:39 By :

The Independent: Any Excuse to Attack Israel

Like many other newspapers, The Independent is running a series of articles looking back at the year’s news and events. Unsurprisingly, the death of Nelson Mandela warrants an article. Here’s...

December 29, 2013 15:24 By :

Sky News Weighs in on Bedouin Issue

The Israeli government eventually backed down and decided that it would make changes to the Prawer-Begin Plan. Arriving late to the party, this hasn’t stopped Sky News’ Sam Kiley from encouraging...

December 26, 2013 13:11 By :