Ariel Sharon

With Ariel Sharon’s Death, Expect the Usual Falsehoods

Ariel SharonWith the death of former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon the usual media falsehoods about him, for example regarding Sabra and Shatilla, or the sparking of the second intifada, once again need to be of debunked.

AFP’s Timeline of Bias, Redux

A lopsided AFP timeline outlining 20 years since the Oslo Accords recounts Israel's counter-terrorism actions while completely ignoring the Palestinian violence that prompted them.

Fisk Warps the Facts

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.

Maligning Sharon

In the wake of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's serious medical problems, Op-Ed writers and reporters have published numerous retrospective pieces trying to sum-up the Israeli leader's career. Some are nothing but anti-Sharon screeds, while others, though somewhat more responsible, repeat many of the same discredited allegations that have long been used by polemicists to unfairly malign the Israeli leader.

Hitchens Defames Sharon in Slate

No sooner did Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffer a massive stroke, than Slate posted an error-ridden column by regular contributor Christopher Hitchens, falsely suggesting that Ariel Sharon masterminded the 1982 massacre of Palestinians in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in Lebanon. Ironically, the article is meant to praise Sharon, albeit grudgingly, for his political transformation from a proponent of the settler movement to a proponent of the creation of a Palestinian state. But to do this, Hitchens demonizes the Israeli leader's past actions, misrepresenting the facts along the way.