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 […]
Even by the low standards we’re accustomed to in our continuous monitoring of the British media’s coverage of Israel, the uncritical review of Ben Ehrenreich book, The way to the spring: life and death in Palestine, which appeared in the Aug. 6 print edition of The Telegraph is appalling. Similar to the Economist review of the same book that we posted about last month, the Telegraph reviewer’s shows extraordinary credulousness in the face of Ehrenreich’s Pallywood tale featuring the Tamimis of the West Bank town of Nabi Saleh.
Last evening, we Tweeted a Telegraph journalist to point out an error and omission in a report (by Megan Charles) on an incident last month in which an Israeli Border Police officer allegedly confiscated a Palestinian girl’s bicycle in Hebron.
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.
The first sign the Daily Mail decided, despite conflicting claims and a dearth of evidence, to immediately pronounce Israel guilty of murdering a 12-year-old Palestinian boy is in the sensational headline: Note […]
A good illustration of how anti-Zionist agitprop seeps into mainstream news reports can be found in the following photo caption from a June 6th Daily Mail article about the ‘radical’ British graffiti artist […]
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 […]
Cherry-picking quotes of the leader of that government – which buttresses the desired narrative of an op-ed – represents exactly the kind of tendentious, misleading and agenda-driven coverage of the conflict which has earned the media group so much deserved notoriety over the years
A recent article by Harriet Sherwood (Palestinian Global Teacher victor: ‘My students are the true prize winners’, March 18) had that quintessentially Guardian feel – replete with “peaceful” Palestinian protagonists turning the other […]
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.
In short, the PNN article tweeted without comment by the Guardian contributor is complete propaganda, and – at the very least – seriously calls into question her objectivity, fairness and commitment to professional journalism.
We’ve posted frequently on UK media headlines about the current wave of Palestinian terror that are biased, inaccurate or misleading, and late yesterday The Independent provided yet another example in an article by Ben […]
Here’s the sensational headline which accompanied a Feb 17th article at i100 (The Independent’s BuzzFeed–style website) by Bethan McKernan. Shocking, isn’t it?! Well, no, actually. The Feb. 15th Haaretz op-ed i100 cites, written by […]
A report today by Will Worley on the latest Palestinian terror attack in Hebron in The Independent (Teenage girl wielding knife shot by Israeli security forces in West Bank, Feb. 14) concluded with context […]
A 2012 Economist article claimed that Israelis and their Prime Minister fears Iran because they suffer from Auschwitz complex – a “ghetto mentality” evidently based on obsessing over past suffering and reinforced by the Jewish […]
Cross posted from the blog of David Collier For anyone living outside of Israel and opposed to the delegitimization of Zionism, it is difficult not to be aware of the movement called […]
The Guardian’s obsessive and completely one-sided coverage of the May 31, 2010 incident on board the Mavi Marmara – in which ‘activists’ (many of whom were associated with the terrorist-affiliated group IHH) […]
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 […]