News media failures to scrutinize the latest “Palestinian statehood” maneuver mirror reporting lapses during last summer’s Operation Protective Edge. A CAMERA Op-Ed suggested that pro-Palestinian blinkers again got in the way.
“Occupied territory.” “Palestinian territory.” “Illegally occupied West Bank.” These and similar terms occur constantly in coverage of Israeli-Palestinian news. You'd never know that the West Bank is Jewish territory under international law, as Prof. Eugene Kontorovich argues.
An AFP article today about Geoffrey Palmer's U.N. report on the 2010 flotilla highlights aspects of the document critical of Israel, but ignores parts that uphold Israel's position. When "man bites dog" is just not a story.