President Barack Obama and Elie Wiesel visited the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in connection with Holocaust Remembrance Day. While there, Wiesel challenged the president over Syrian repression and Iranian threats against Israel. Washington Post coverage omitted the biggest news.
What's the difference -- in news media coverage -- between Kashmir and the West Bank? It seems to be that, for the press, the former is "disputed" territory but the latter is "occupied." Yet sovereignty over the West Bank most definitely is unresolved and disputed.
Assyrians and other indigenous populations in Iraq are fighting for their survival. The mainstream media in the U.S has largely ignored their efforts to establish a safe haven in the Nineveh Plains.
Reporting of Arab "Nakba Day" commemorations was a mixed bag, with problematic reporting by some of the usual suspects — Time's Karl Vick opted to obfuscate rather than clarfiy, Washington Times coverage bested the Post's, and false Palestinian claims that refugees were all forced from their homes in 1948 were heard.
Washington Times columnist Arnaud de Borchgrave got a whole series of key facts wrong — and, not surprisingly, his larger point was distorted as well.
In "Israeli extremism exposed" (Opinion, March 12) writer Ahmad Tibi just puts a new lead on charges he made nearly a year ago in a New York Times Op-Ed column, "A Harsh Reality for Palestinians" (April 6, 2009).
The Washington Post prides itself on its national security coverage. But the Washington Times scooped it in covering the controversy over former Amb. Charles "Chas" Freeman Jr.'s selection as chairman of the National Intelligence Council.
Baltimore Sun editorials on Arab-Israeli news are often superficial or irrelevant. Contrast The Sun's Middle East advice to President-elect Obama with that of The Washington Times and the Baltimore paper's shortcomings are obvious.
The letter explains that an Op-Ed writer's assertion that "Israel launch[ed] the Six-Day War" does not accurately convey what transpired in 1967, when Israel's neighbors threatened to annihilate the Jewish state.