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.
The Guardian’s weapon of choice on Monday against the Jewish state was maps with Petter Hellström, a PhD candidate at the Department of History of Science and Ideas, Uppsala University, claiming, in the Science section, that Google “chose not to mark Palestine on their maps…to stay impartial in the eyes of customers and the surrounding society…their fellow westerners.”
This morning, we contacted Guardian editors and argued that the passage falsely suggests that Tel Aviv is Israel’s capital. We noted that, in 2012, the Guardian was forced to acknowledge that it is wrong to state that Tel Aviv is Israel’s capital, and that their style guide was updated to note that – regardless of the international community’s views on the status of the city – Jerusalem is the seat of government.
The rewriting of history by the Palestinian Authority is nothing new. As Palestinian Media Watch continually documents, the Palestinian denial of 3,000 years of Jewish history, and the invention of a several thousand year old Palestinian history, represents the foundation of their political ideology.
A Guardian report by Peter Beaumont about new Israeli legislation to allow for the ouster of MKs accused of racial incitement, or supporting terror, included the following background information: Pressure to pass […]
Whilst the problem of sexual violence against women in war zone is a serious problem in some parts of the world, what it seems we’re left with in this case is an IDF chief rabbi who denied ever suggesting that soldiers raping Palestinians was justified in a country where such sexual assaults almost never happen.
In 2011, we interviewed Jonathan Spyer about the publication of his book The Transforming Fire: the Rise of the Israel-Islamist Conflict. Our first question focused on his contrast between the real Israel and what […]
We’ve often argued that any news organization truly devoted to accurate coverage of the region must provide readers with background on Palestinian antisemitism – one of the major ideological factors driving the […]
Greenwald’s ‘warnings’ about “large and extremely influential Jewish donor groups agitating for war with Iran” is simply indistinguishable from the rhetoric of the extremist right.
Palestinian antisemitism is one of the more under-reported political pathologies within the region, and the failure of journalists and editors to deal honestly with the injurious impact of this enduring hatred contributes to the British public’s egregious misunderstanding of both the root cause of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and the endemic backwardness and underdevelopment within Palestinian society.
The reference to EDL’s supposed support for Israel is gratuitous and completely inappropriate in the context of the article, as the far-right group’s position on Israel is not even minimally central to their mission. Nor is it helpful in contextualizing the extremist views of Jo Cox’s suspected murderer.
On June 9th, CAMERA’s Alex Safian commented on the New York Times’ failure to use the word “terror” to refer to the deadly Palestinian attack on civilians in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, despite the fact […]
As noted by Melanie Phillips, author David Rieff wrote the following in an op-ed for The Guardian, promoting his new book In Praise of Forgetting: “Israel offers a florid illustration of how disastrously collective […]
John Pilger is an Australian-based Guardian contributor who’s arguably one of the most vociferous demonizers of the Jewish state given a platform in the mainstream media. He’s suggested that Hezbollah represented “humanity at its noblest”, approvingly cited […]
The fact that Lehava is allowed to legally operate in Israel is no more indicative of a ‘rising tide of rightwing extremism’ anymore than the Ku Klux Klan’s legality in the US suggests the growth and acceptance of racist extremism in the US.
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 […]
As we noted recently, a Guardian article by Sian Cain (Michael Chabon witnesses ‘grievous injustice’ in occupied territories, May 6th) included the following paragraph, with background on the “Palestinian territories” Israel “entered” during […]
A Guardian article by Sian Cain (Michael Chabon witnesses ‘grievous injustice’ in occupied territories, May 6th) included the following paragraph, with background on the “Palestinian territories” Israel “entered” during the 1967 war. Chabon […]
One of the antisemitic tropes on display within the current Labour Party antisemitism row is some variation of the claim that Israeli policies are like those of Nazi Germany. This simply repellent […]
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.