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?
How well does the media inform its readers on the changing economic status of the West Bank and Gaza ?
Two countries border the Gaza Strip. Both strictly limit the passage of goods and people into and out of the Strip. But when describing the effect of these border restrictions, some inaccurately and unfairly attribute responsibility to only one of the countries — Israel.
The media readily conveyed United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's condemnation of how Israel carried out its Gaza operation. But there is more to the story than meets the news consumer's eye.
Just hours after Agence France Presse documented Israel's lack of control over the Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt, the same news organization alleged that Israel controls Gaza's borders.
Until recently, Mustafa Barghouti served as the Minister of Information for the Palestinian Authority, but provided more misinformation than information. The following is a case in point.
Before the latest cease-fire, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas was quoted without challenge saying that since the summer,"thousands of [Gazan] homes have been destroyed." But is this true?