Apparently emboldened by MSNBC's failure to broadcast a clarification debunking the grotesque falsehood that Israel is burning down Palestinian villages, host Mehdi Hasan moves on to a new libel: an Israeli sniper targeted a Palestinian child.
About Jesus's birthplace, where the vaccine is less available, New York Times readers would reasonably conclude — wrongly — that, unlike Jerusalem, there were no crowds in churches, no celebrations on the street.
While CBC contorts itself to avoid stating that the newly uncovered Dead Sea scrolls were found in Israel, Al Hurra yesterday published a straightforward correction of its Arabic report.
The paper's foreign desk, which presumably understands a bit more about the region's geopolitical complexities than the paper's food writers, rightfully refrains from employing the inaccurate terminology of "Palestine." Does a unique and new policy exist exclusively for the paper's food department?
Numerous AFP captions whitewash Marwan Barghouti as a "veteran fighter" who spent nearly two decades is Israeli prison and who is dubbed by some as a "Palestinian Mandela." The captions make no mention of his multiple convictions for murder, along with other terror crimes.
AFP's coverage of three Gaza fisherman killed in an explosion Sunday strikingly omits multiple indications originating from the Palestinian side that a misfired Hamas rocket was responsible for the fatalities.
Media assertions that "Israel" accused Iran of environmental terrorism are belied by the fact that just one Israeli official leveled the accusation: junior Minister of Environment Gila Gamliel. Her assessment has zero backing from the military or foreign and defense ministries.
Newsweek's Tom O'Connor gives ample space to Syrian/Iranian/Russian claims that Israel is "terrorizing" Syria and endangering civilians, while treating Iran's military entrenchment in Syria as nothing more than an Israeli accusation about Iran "mak[ing] life a bit uncomfortable."
Saturday Night Live's satirical news report about Israel withholding vaccines from non-Jews is only a slight departure from NBC's repeated false but actual news items demonizing Israel as derelict in its supposed responsibility to vaccinate Palestinians.
"Emotional stories" of Palestinian children "crossing the checkpoint on the bus ride in from East Jerusalem to West Jerusalem" are just that: emotional stories. The non-existence of the checkpoint in question begs the question: Did the children really tell the stories, or was that an embellishment on the part of the adult author, Ruth Ebenstein?