Both the Guardian and the Telegraph failed to note that their previous 2014 reports claimed – as if it was an uncontroversial fact – that Israel was responsible for the attack on the family. Additionally, those original articles have not been amended to reflect this new information suggesting that an errant Hamas rocket was to blame for the tragedy.
By Richard Millett If something bad happens to Jews or the Jewish state there are some, inexplicably, in British media or politics who cannot pass up the opportunity to use it against […]
Moreover, the specific inaccuracy in their report concerning the cause of slow reconstruction serves to advance a broader misleading narrative – suggesting that the militarism of Gaza’s youth is a natural byproduct of the ‘humiliation’ Palestinians feel under Israeli restrictions. Young Palestinians, the argument goes, enthusiastically train to kill Jews not because of Hamas’s extremist indoctrination or endemic societal antisemitism, but because of cruel Israeli policies which incite otherwise peaceful people to pursue jihad.
Though Economist editors (and cartoonists) no doubt fancy themselves sophisticated and progressive, and part of an elite group of opinion leaders not prone to voicing “astoundingly stupid” ideas, the textual and graphic depiction of Palestinians in the article parrots the same regressive racism of low expectations which, as much as any other factor, embodies the mindless sloganeering of the radical left.
Avnery’s Nazi comparison is completely without merit, and the decision by Irish Times editors to publish such a smear – an analogy considered antisemitic per the EUMC Working Definition of Antisemitism – represents another example of how, when it comes to Israel, even the most hateful, offensive and incendiary accusations are not off-limits.
When you come across a Guardian article about healthcare issues in Gaza, you pretty much know for certain what to expect. Regardless of the details, the story will ignore Hamas’s role completely, and […]
It is wrong to say that there is no antisemitism in the Labour Party, and that this current crisis is a storm, manufactured by Jews, to silence criticism of Israel and to benefit the Tories. These are not random bad apples in a Labour barrel. They are important because they are manifestations of a way that many people, including the leader, thinks about Israel and the Jews who relate to Israel.
The broad charge that Jews are ethnically cleansing Arabs (Palestinians or otherwise) in the Middle East, based on the numbers, represents the opposite of the truth. In the territory where Jews rule or have ruled in some manner since 1948 the Arab population has increased dramatically, while territories in the region where Arabs rule (representing over 99% of the total land) have slowly become either nearly or completely Judenrein.
Cross posted from the blog of David Collier During these weeks across the UK, universities are holding ‘Israeli apartheid week’. I have sat and viewed with revulsion as images have emerged of […]
The following photo was included in the Feb. 6th edition of the Guardian’s Top 20 Photographs of the Week: First, it would be difficult to find a photo more emblematic of the […]
CST’s Antisemitic Incidents Report 2015, published today, demonstrated that 2015 saw the “the third-highest annual total of antisemitic hate incidents in the UK” since such incidents have been recorded (in 1984). Interestingly, CST notes […]
Richard Norton-Taylor is a Guardian defence and security correspondent and until recently was the paper’s security editor. He currently edits the Guardian Defence and Security blog with Ewen MacAskill. Norton-Taylor’s latest post at the blog (‘Spies, […]
An article by John Hall in The Independent (Israel to resume building controversial settlements in the West Bank after 18-month moratorium, Jan. 25th) includes the following passage, meant to provide context to recently ‘resumed’ […]
When British Jews continue to claim in overwhelming numbers that media coverage of Israel incites antisemitism in the UK, they typically refer to hyperbolic and grossly misleading headlines, demonizing rhetoric and context-free […]
The following cartoon was posted yesterday on the Facebook page of The Economist: The cartoon was originally published by The Economist in July 2014, during the war between Hamas and Israel. As […]
Of course, the conclusions of the HLMG report completely contradict the dominant British media narrative on the conflict, and thus will almost certainly be ignored by the same journalists who are always willing to amplify reports by radical NGOs critical of Israel’s conduct during the war.
Here’s the full-page ad which appeared in the print edition of today’s Guardian. (The ad was signed by 343 “scholars”, or less than one a quarter of 1% of the roughly 195,000 academics working in […]
Yesterday (Oct. 11), we documented the latest example of the Independent framing a report on the ongoing wave of terror in a manner which imputes maximum malevolence to Israel. The Indy story, by Caroline […]
For the third time in three days, the Independent has framed a report on the ongoing wave of Palestinian terror in a manner which imputes maximum malevolence to the Jewish state. The […]
A recent report in The Independent on a Canadian doctor of Palestinian descent who is developing a new easy-to-manufacture inexpensive stethoscope for Gaza hospitals contextualizes the story thusly: The first few passages set […]