If Jewish "settlement" once denoted illegitimate Jewish habitation in disputed territory, The New York Times is now expanding the term to signal illegitimate Jewish residency within cities acknowledged throughout the world as part of the Jewish state.
Too often, Vox reporters give the impression they're improvising their way through the news, delivering "facts" that might feel right to the reporter, but aren't actually true. Most recently: Vox claims Palestinian rockets in the days before the 2014 Gaza war were a "response" to Israeli airstrikes.
One can debate the merits and demerits of a law while presenting the facts accurately. Indeed, that is the role of a journalist. Both news stories and opinion columns should be based on accurate facts without overstatement or distortion. Unfortunately, many in the mainstream media have failed in these respects.
"The Jerusalem Issue, Explained" by Max Fisher exposes once again the Times' own bias and ignorance when it comes to Israel.
A Vox podcast relayed several errors about the Arab-Israeli conflict. The outlet refused to correct the false claim that Palestinians "can't go into" hospitals in Israeli settlements.
The New York Times tells readers the Palestinian Authority accepts the idea of two states for two peoples. What do Palestinian leaders say? "Never."
Vox celebrated April Fools' Day with a bad joke about Israel. A pretend analysis by the "news explainer" was riddled by omissions and tripped up by a lack of facts.