Robert Malley

Robert Malley and US Policy on Israel

Robert MalleyRobert Malley was just named Special Assistant to President Obama with responsibility for the Middle East, and will be the lead person in the NSC handling US policy towards Israel. The very controversial Malley – and his family – have rather interesting ties to Yasir Arafat, among others.

The Robert Malley – Arafat Connection

Robert Malley, a frequent commentator on the Arab-Israeli conflict, and a possible member of a Barack Obama administration, grew up in a world in which Yasir Arafat and Leonid Brezhnev were heroes, and Israeli leaders were demons. Has he outgrown his upbringing? The evidence would argue perhaps not.

NPR Coddles Hamas

A segment airing on May 9th about U.S. policy towards Hamas typifies the one-sided NPR focus on critics of Israel. Interviewer Mike Shuster and his guests sanitize the Hamas-dominated Palestinian Authority while falsely equating Israeli and Hamas' attitudes toward peace.

NPR Still Skews the News

Two extremely skewed segments on National Public Radio's popular Talk of the Nation news and talk program underscore that anti-Israel bias continues on the network.

Elusive Peace: Israel and the Arabs (2005)

BBC/PBS Documentary Produced and Directed by Norma Percy 150 minutes
This BBC documentary spares no effort to portray the Palestinians as blameless victims and the Israelis as heartless oppressors. Ignoring most Palestinian terror attacks, and blaming the eventual Israeli response to those attacks for the demise of cease-fire efforts, is just one of the many techniques used by the filmmakers in their tendentious effort to indict Israel.

Another NPR Winter of Distortion

As sure as the calendar moves toward spring, National Public Radio stations turn to a fresh season of fund-raising. For listeners wondering about the status of the network's longstanding bias against Israel, a snapshot of coverage in early 2005 offers few signs of positive change. Instead, the tilt toward Arab positions continues. Sloppiness with factual precision is still commonplace.