The Western media has an opportunity to broaden their readers' understanding of the escalating conflict between Turkey and Israel by giving increased attention to Turkish regional activity and domestic problems.
The United Nations Panel charged with investigating the Gaza flotilla incident of May 31, 2010 has affirmed the legality and legitimacy of Israel's naval blockade of Gaza.
M.J. Rosenberg argues in the Los Angeles Times that “Israel can't be delegitimized, and no one is trying to do so.” In fact, one does not have to look beyond the LA Times Op-Ed pages to find a slew of columns doing just that.
In its reporting on the abortive Gaza flotilla, The New York Times whitewashes the extremist affiliations of the flotilla organizers and conceals the harsh rhetoric of noted participants.
The "Gay Girl in Damascus hoax" shares some of the same features as previous hoaxes involving the Middle East conflict. Gullible journalists were taken in because the story aligned so well with their own perceptions and beliefs.
When assessing the military risk to Israel in retreating to the 1967 lines, the vast increase in armaments by Arab states since 1967 must be considered.
The song, Freedom for Palestine, by a consortium that calls itself One World, advocates "breaking down" Israel's "Wall" for "freedom for Palestine." Freedom to restart suicide bombings that the security barrier helped end.
Dalal Mughrabi has become an iconic figure in Palestinian lore. PA officials urge young Palestinians to identify with her and the deed that made her famous.
One might hope that Richard Goldstone's retraction of charges his report leveled against Israel would cause the report's advocates to reconsider their position. But Human Rights Watch Executive Director Kenneth Roth responds by launching more accusations at Israel.
Al Jazeera's reporting on the unrest in the Middle East has received increasing attention. That should not obscure serious concerns that its coverage is biased in favor of an Islamic fundamentalist agenda.