The New York Times published an opinion piece by Ali Jarbawi (“Palestine’s Nuclear Option“) in which he claims that Mahmoud Abbas has made numerous concessions to Israel but has gotten nothing in return. We wonder what these concessions are?
Was Steven Salaita fired because of his views on Israel? Or did the University of Illinois draw the line at anti Israel hate and intimidation?
Jonathan Miller of the UK’s Channel 4 gives the Hamas terrorists version of events at Wafa Hospital in Gaza instead of reporting what really happened.
The BBC’s Orla Guerin makes the shocking claim that there is no evidence” that Hamas is using human shields. Yet there is overwhelming evidence that Hamas uses schools, hospitals, and residential areas as launching grounds for rockets aimed at Israel.
Some journalists allow Hamas to evade the tough questions. But not all of them – watch Sean Hannity persisting in getting some answers.
The news show “Democracy Now” promotes itself as a liberal look at the news. But when did the word “liberal” equate to “anti-Israel?” Democracy Now reports on the “Israeli assault on Gaza” without any mention of Hamas rockets or terrorist tunnels.
Reporters believe that people living in an area ruled by terrorists are comfortable speaking openly with foreign reporters and criticizing Hamas.
With Israel on the verge of a major conflict, it is important to note what has taken place. No moral equivalence and no cycle of violence.
Words are important. The words the media use are doubly so, and it is critical that they use the most accurate terms when covering events. Yet while young Palestinian terrorists are referred to as “children,” the three teenage Israelis who were kidnapped and murdered are called “settlers.” Even worse, the media refuse to refer to…
While the real story is about three Israeli high schoolers who were abducted by the terrorist group Hamas, many in the media prefer to make the story about the settlements. Others ask why they were hitchhiking anyway, as if to blame the victims for the crime. Image: CC BY-SA HonestReporting, flickr/dhannah