AFP Rewrites Post-Ceasefire Violence

AFP ignores Palestinian rocket attacks launched Monday, falsely claiming that until Israel killed Islamic Jihad fighter Ismail al-Ismar Wednesday night, Palestinian groups respected the truce.

Washington Post Flotilla II Coverage Lost at Sea

 The Washington Post's reputation for investigative journalism, from 1970s Watergate coverage on, is well known. But when it comes to the story behind the much-hyped "Gaza aid flotilla II," The Post doesn't want to know. Late June reporting was a poor example for journalists and a disservice to readers.

Gaza, the Flotilla and the Blockade: Facts and Law

Israel supplies GazaUnder international law Israel has the right to blockade Gaza and stop any flotilla or boats heading there because Hamas has created a state of armed conflict by launching more than 10,000 rockets and mortars into Israel targeting and killing civilians. Despite this, Israel still allows inspected food and other humanitarian goods into Gaza.

Time’s Karl Vick Calls Gaza “Occupied”

When tempted to weigh in on contentious legal debates, Karl Vick should remember that he's not a scholar of international law but a journalist. And his editors should take note that he has shown himself not to be an objective journalist but rather one who feels all-too-comfortable taking sides.

Deceptive Cartoon in Cleveland Plain Dealer Elicits Negative Response

Update, June 13, 2010:  After publishing an inflammatory political cartoon that turned truth on its head by portraying those on the Gaza flotilla as innocent peace seekers and demonizing Israel as the culprit responsible for destroying the prospect of peace, the Cleveland Plain Dealer runs column about the negative reaction to the cartoon .