The BBC and AFP described yesterday's bombing in Bulgaria in a way that downplayed the horror and violence of the attack.
Recent press attention has focused on the repatriation of illegal African migrants from Israel. Very little of it has explained the context and difficult challenges facing Israel as a result of large-scale illegal immigration, particularly by non-Jews. None has included mention of Israel's history of welcoming refugees from around the globe.
AFP defends its photo caption which claimed a Palestinian was injured after an Israeli soldier ran him over with a trailer. Yet, the AFP statement and the caption contradict each other.
The IHT runs an AFP photograph of a Palestinian worker allegedly injured after an Israeli soldier ran a trailer over his legs. At best, there is zero independent confirmation that he was injured. At worst, the photo is staged.
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.
An AFP article today about Geoffrey Palmer's U.N. report on the 2010 flotilla highlights aspects of the document critical of Israel, but ignores parts that uphold Israel's position. When "man bites dog" is just not a story.
In the wake of a heinous terrorist attack in Itamar, a disturbing number of media reports focused on Israeli “settlements” as the primary problem afflicting the region. Neglected were the historical parallels to grisly Arab terrorist attacks resulting from anti-Jewish incitement – all in the absence of settlements.
It was a victory for Guardian and al Jazeera spin when some ostensibly objective media organizations were swayed by the advocacy journalism associated with the publication of the so-called "Palestine Papers."
There are many inconsistencies in the accounts of those who say they were on the scene at Bilin with Abu Rahma, as questions continue to swirl around the circumstances of her death.
According to a recent poll, Arabs and Jews have mutual misgivings about the idea of living next door to one another. News coverage of this poll, however, hides half of this picture.