In Operation Pillar of Defense, some media, relying on Palestinian sources, exaggerate the proportion of civilian casualties in Gaza. They give less weight to Israeli figures and ignore the fact that 2 out of 3 fatalities are men between ages 18-40.
In a Washington Post op-ed, Israel's ambassador to the United States writes, “Hamas knows that it cannot destroy us militarily but believes that it might do so through the media."
The many criticisms of a recent New York Times article by David Carr might feel like a confusing blur of names. But regardless of whose name is spelled how, the reporter did a dramatic disservice to readers by ignoring facts and context in his indictment of Israel.
Comedian Jon Lovitz demonstrated a greater capacity for moral discernment and reasoning than some Christian peacemakers during the Pillar of Defense Operation.
On a regular basis, The Huffington Post is a wasteland of biased and context-free reporting about Israel. During the current conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, The Huffington Post has hit a new low.
Following communication from CAMERA staff and readers, Yahoo! News editors have changed a photo montage headline which falsely identified Israeli children fleeing rocket attacks as "Gaza's children caught in crossfire."
NPR's Leila Fadel, a victim of harassment by Egyptian authorities, raises the false charge of Israel targeting journalists. She states Israel "struck a media building," without noting that Israel hit equipment belonging to Hamas' Al-Aqsa TV and Al-Quds TV.
Some in the media are fixated on blaming Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for whatever goes wrong in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The media often present a narrative biased against Israel, counterfactual and lacking in context. This is especially true now, as the world focuses its attention on Israel and Gaza. These are the facts.
While CNN's Jim Clancy is clearly immersed in Middle East issues, the unfortunate reality is that in his error-filled commentary Israel can usually do no right and the Palestinians no wrong.