Water Issues

To the Washington Post, Palestinians Can Only Be Victims

The Washington Post's reporting on the Israel-Islamist conflict has fallen back to a well-worn habit: infantilizing Palestinians. Recent Post reports have taken to treating Palestinians as perpetual victims, depriving them of independent agency.

Foreign Policy Magazine’s Water Libel is More Than Half Empty

Foreign Policy magazine claims “one reason the Palestinians swiftly rejected the flawed U.S. peace plan was that it does nothing to address their claims for water rights.” But there's no evidence to suggest that this is the case, and plenty of evidence to suggest otherwise.

Yasmin Khan on PBS Newshour: Recipe For Falsehoods

PBS depicts Yasmin Khan as committed to building connections, concealing the cookbook writer's past activity promoting an anti-Israel boycott meant to divide, not unite. Other falsehoods in the promotional interview include a question about a dish that Palestinians have eaten for "thousands of years."

Phyllis Bennis’ Israel Problem

Arguing in the Los Angeles Times Web site that Israel's "fundamental policy towards the Palestinians" is land "theft," Phyllis Bennis is compelled to ignore Israel's Gaza withdrawal and multiple offers to turn over almost the entire West Bank.

Amira Hass’ Water Woes

Ha'aretz's Amira Hass uncritically relays Palestinian charges about Israeli water use, making no effort to take into account opposing claims and ignoring facts and figures which refute Israel's critics.

Amira Hass Spouts Vitriol on the CBC

Ha'aretz reporter Amira Hass, best known for her extreme hostility toward Israel, was provided a platform on CBC's "The Sunday Edition" with Michael Enright to spout her vitriol against the Jewish state.