Let’s begin by stating what should be obvious: Israel, like all countries, should not of course be immune to criticism. However, those of us who comment on the disproportionate criticism the Jewish […]
It sometimes seems as if the UK media truly can’t help themselves. Not only do news sites fail to acknowledge the undeniable truth that Israel is the only state in the Middle […]
The Mail’s suggestion that Israel was knowingly treating people who hate her is false, and the more serious accusation than Israel was using Sunni jihadists against Iran and its proxies in Syria is likewise unfounded. “Israel didn’t give one shekel or one bullet to al-Nusra members,” as the IDF officer underscored.
The charge that Israeli security forces are nonchalantly killing any Palestinians even “suspected” of a crime is a smear against police and soldiers who are trying to defend against ongoing and extremely well–documented attempts by Palestinians to stab and hack Jews to death – on ongoing spate of antisemitic violence (82 stabbings, 30 shootings, and 12 car rammings) which has claimed 22 lives and injured more than 200.
The Guardian published a story today on a parliamentary committee investigating the objectivity ABC (Australia) Middle East correspondent Sophie McNeill. The row was instigated, the Guardian’s Amanda Mead explained, in part because […]
The BBC Watch event hosted by Mike Freer MP at Portcullis House on November 9th can be viewed below or here. Readers may be particularly interested to hear Baroness Deech’s views on the […]
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 […]
Here’s the latest installment in our monthly series of posts detailing BDS fails Economic Snacks and swimsuits advertise Israel at London tourism fair The Israeli pavilion at the annual World Travel Market […]
Most Israelis – even those who don’t support the settlement enterprise – don’t believe that continued construction across the green line (the overwhelming majority of which is located in areas which will likely become part of Israel in any future peace deal) is as important as the answer to one question: What will happen the day after a ‘peace deal’ is signed?
As some news headlines on the recent Arab terror spree have demonstrated, the media’s capacity to use obfuscatory language to characterize Palestinian terror and extremism is at times quite extraordinary. Not only are […]
h/t Shimon UK Media Watch has reviewed a series Facebook status updates by The Telegraph’s Middle East correspondent Robert Tait which reveal a radical worldview more in line with the agitprop of Electronic Intifada bloggers […]
The Guardian published an AFP story on Aug. 10th with the following headline and accompanying photo: The article begins by laying out the central claim: The infant mortality rate in Gaza has […]
On Monday, July 27th, the Guardian published three reports on the persecution of Christians around the world. Two of the reports – including ‘Dying for Christianity‘ by the Guardian’s former Jerusalem correspondent […]
If some within the UK Jewish community thought that Jeremy Corbyn would use the Labour Party hustings on Monday night at JW3 to clarify his positions on terrorism and Israel, they were […]
A Guardian editorial praising the Iranian nuclear deal (Guardian view on Iran nuclear deal: a triumph of diplomacy, July 14) not only suggests that the agreement could usher in a brave new […]
Those passionately supporting the creation of a Palestinian state should at least acknowledge one undeniable reality: the state they wish to see come into existence will not likely be progressive in even […]
Among the Labour mainstream, complacency about Corbyn has been replaced by a rising sense of anger. “He claims he is a socialist, yet the first principle of socialism is supposed to be equality,” says James Bloodworth, editor of the influential Labour website Left Foot Forward. “Is he deluded enough to think that anti-Semitic terrorist groups like Hamas and Hezbollah care a jot for the human rights of women, of gay people and of Jews?”
Guardian columnist Giles Fraser was born Jewish (the family name was originally Friedburg) but later converted to Christianity and became an Anglican priest. Though he sometimes speaks of his fondness for the […]
An article published in the print edition of The Economist (As Bleak as Ever, April 25th) focused on Gaza reconstruction in the aftermath of the summer war. The (annonymous) article assigned primary blame […]
The belief, held by the overwhelming majority of Jewish Britons, that the UK media’s coverage of Israel fuels antisemitism, is largely based on the manner in which headlines, text and imagery in […]