UNRWA officials, John Ging (left) and Chris Gunness helped perpetuate the false story that Israel had shelled the Fakhoury UNRWA school in Gaza. Ging admits he knew none of the dead were on the school grounds.
See Nov. 5 update: Questionable LA Times report. Inflammatory allegations against Israeli security officials by Mohammed Omer are outrightly denied. Discrepancies in Omer's accounts of the incident raise questions about his honesty.
British columnist Johann Hari's writings on Israel reflect a worrisome trend of fabricating facts and misrepresenting the words of Israel's founders in order to demonize the Jewish state.
The Independent's Johann Hari blames allegedly untreated sewage from Jewish settlements for a "stinking brown-and yellow-river of waste" on Palestinian land, when in fact it is Palestinian sewage which is dumped completely untreated.
Johann Hari, an up-and-coming writer known for his praise of Hugo Chavez, has become a regular contributor to London's Independent. An ideological soulmate of Robert Fisk's, Hari merges anti-Zionist rhetoric with anti-Jewish themes.
During the 2006 holiday season, Israel's Christian critics used Bethlehem, the scene of Jesus's birth, as a centerpiece for a distorted narrative that portrays Israel as an aggressor nation and the Palestinians as blameless victims.
The perception that Israel's response to Hezbollah attacks was disproportionate, and that indiscriminate force was aimed at the Lebanese population, was largely a result of media reports on the casualty breakdown in Lebanon. But there is plenty of reason to doubt often repeated claims that almost all Lebanese casualties were civilians.
An excerpt from Robert Fisk's book, published on the Independent online edition, provides example after example of why the British journalist's work is seen as "warped" and uninformed.
Contrast comments from The Independent criticizing the publication of cartoons depicting Mohammed that are deemed offensive to Islam with the newspaper's defense of a cartoon it published showing Ariel Sharon eating a Palestinian child.
In the labyrinth of concrete homes and competing claims that mark Israel's operation in Gaza, the Los Angeles Times' Ken Ellingwood loses his way, straying from the Society of Professional Journalists' Code of Ethics in reporting a Palestinian claim as fact. He is joined in this by the Guardian's Chris McGreal on NPR.