On the heels of a CAMERA exposé of antisemitic social media posts by four journalists working for France 24, the French state-owned news network has announced the suspension of the journalists and is currently investigating their social media pages.
A recent Washington Post report contains valuable information and offers a welcome look at an often-neglected subject: Palestinian politics. Yet, the article is undone by its whitewashing of anti-Jewish violence and terrorism.
Last year, Ramadan anti-Israel incitement and violence — in the guise of a Jihad for Jerusalem — saw many in the mainstream media ignore the historic patterns of provocation by the Palestinian leadership and instead echo their pretexts blaming Israel. Media reporting this year follows the same pattern.
Around the same time Palestinian rioters were attacking the Jewish holy site of Joseph’s Tomb, the UN’s latest anti-Israel inquiry was willingly lending its ear to someone who had just a week earlier used a pair of events to claim the Muslim holy site of al-Aqsa Mosque was in danger.
On Tuesday night, a Palestinian terrorist went on a shooting spree in Bnei Brak with an assault rifle, murdering 5 people, bringing the total # of victims killed in terror attacks over the past days to 11. It followed an attack in Hadera on Sunday and another days earlier in Be'er Sheva. It comes against a backdrop of incitement just days before the Muslim holy month of Ramadan commences, and evokes last year's Ramadan violence -- the Jihad for Jerusalem that culminated in the Hamas war against Israel. To report accurately about incitement and violence, journalists should be prepared and armed with the knowledge of recent and past history.
The Ramadan jihad of 2021 was a violent campaign that was planned well before Ramadan and evolved into a full Hamas war with Israel that extended beyond the period of Ramadan. That war, in turn, became a tool to demonize Israel in the latest round of a hostile propaganda campaign whose goal is the delegitimization and eradication of the Jewish State.
Despite introducing limited cosmetic improvements to an article about the Fursan Al-Aqsa video game, The Jerusalem Post still egregiously ignores critics who slam the game for its glorification of terror against Jews.