One of the benefits of our transition from focusing entirely on the Guardian to monitoring all UK media outlets is that we’re now better able to contextualize Israel related news reports and […]
For the second time in little over a year, the Guardian has managed to portray the radical, regressive anti-Zionist group Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) in a sympathetic light. The latest article, which appeared in the Guardian on Aug. 24th and is titled ‘GOP mega-donor funds group calling pro-Palestine US students ‘Jew haters’, reports on a Sheldon Adelson funded group which targets BDS and which accuses individual pro-Palestinian students of supporting terrorism and promoting antisemitism.
Cross-posted from BBC Watch. Well over 24 hours after the incident took place, a day after colleagues at BBC Arabic published two articles on the story and following the appearance of this […]
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.
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 more I thought about it, the more I realized he had a point. What better target than Israel? There’s only one Jewish-majority state, as opposed to dozens of Arab and Muslim states, some of them simply swimming with cash for advertising on news-sites. Israel is an open democracy with a free press, so we can say anything about it with no fear of consequences.
Prolonged use of Guardian goggles causes chronic selective blindness. And one can only marvel at the number of issues that the Guardian, and its broadcasting wing, the BBC, two self-labelling “liberal’ media organizations, have turned a blind eye to in recent years.
In short, Guardian editors scrapped a headline and strap line that originally included the accurate sequence of events and some edifying context – evidently deemed too ‘pro-Israel’ – and decided instead to once again go with a version designed to impute maximum Israeli guilt.
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 Independent evidently has no idea why Co-op Bank closed the account of the “pro-Palestine” NGO Friends of Al-Aqsa. A Jan. 6 Indy report (Co-op Bank shuts down account belonging to Palestinian NGO Friends of […]
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 […]
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 […]
Earlier in the month, media outlets reported on an unusual Christmas tree at a Palestinian university in east Jerusalem. To mark the beginning of the holiday season, Al-Quds University has unveiled a “nationalist […]
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.
Abunimah, for those unaware, Abunimah is an Ivy League educated American ‘activist’ who rejects the right of the Jewish state to exist within any borders, defended Hamas’s summary execution of ‘collaborators’, advances bizarre anti-Israel conspiracy theories, has expressed support for a new violent intifada, suggested that Zionism is similar to Nazism and once even evoked the antisemitic charge that Israel harvests organs of Palestinian children.
Ben White is a freelance pro-Palestinian activist and writer, and author of “Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner’s Guide”. White, who opposes the continued existence of the Jewish state within any borders, accuses Israel […]
Cross posted from the blog of David Collier I do tend to write about most of the events that I go to, but walking into a room full of people who do […]