MSNBC’s audience deserves, at the very least, a clear view of all the relevant facts and evidence. By omitting material information, Mohyeldin instead turned his partisan commentary into active dishonesty.
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.
The Palestinian commitment to abide by Israeli regulations concerning pharmaceutical imports nullifies the Palestinian commitment to vaccinate its population is one of James Zogby's numerous absurd, unchallenged claims on the MSNBC segment.
Five years after commendably clarifying maps which falsely depicted Israel as having dispossessed Palestinians of their territory, MSNBC again pushes a false narrative of Palestinian dispossession. This time, Ayman Moyheldin conceals that the El-Kurd family faces eviction because they refused to pay rent for their Jewish-owned home in Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.
MSNBC used a series of hoax chronological maps showing an Arab "Palestine" in 1946. It corrected the error on the air, commendably.
NBC and MSNBC miss the reason for the "rather lopsided conflict." The Israeli government invests in protecting its civilians and also tries to warn Gaza's civilians away from danger. Hamas, in contrast, serves up its civilians as human shields.