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.
When Islamist terrorists murdered more than 50 Christians at a Church in Baghdad on Oct. 31, they overwhelmed the capacity of Western intellectuals to sweep Islamist violence under the rug.
Rabbi Ovadia Yosef's vitriolic remarks Saturday garnered major media attention. In contrast, when PA Chairman Abbas and Prime Minister Fayyad recently honored a mastermind of the Munich Massacre, the keyboards were silent.
Raed Fattouh, a Palestinian Authority official, is selling the falsehood that certain products -- clothes, shoes, wood and aluminum -- are entering the Gaza Strip for the first time since 2007, and journalists are buying in bulk.
Yesterday, Israel approved the building of 900 homes in its capital, a move opposed by the United States, and incorrectly reported by some media outlets which described Gilo as in the West Bank.
The media has long promoted Fatah — in contrast to Hamas — as the party of Palestinian political moderates seeking peace with Israel, while glossing over evidence to the contrary. An example of this was coverage by some media outlets of the Sixth Fatah General Congress, the first such conference in twenty years, which has just concluded.
An AFP article on Iraqi efforts to renovate ancient religious sites whitewashes the history of Iraqi Jews and raises more questions than it answers. Will the sites be restored to preserve their original Jewish character, or will renovations turn the Jewish sites into mosques?