The President of the Palestinian Authority (PA), Mahmoud Abbas, gives a deeply anti-Semitic speech before an audience of terror financiers and war criminals. The media, amid filing dozens of reports on the future of the "peace process," chooses to ignore it. Or worse still, they selectively edit his remarks.
The New York Times ignored the news when Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas insulted the U.S. ambassador. But two years earlier, it focused on a much milder critique by Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Media coverage of Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas' Feb. 20, 2018, U.N. speech was a master class in one-sided omissions and skewed stenography.
Not long after they ignored anti-Semitic rhetoric by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, the media got a second chance. Another speech, with more outlandish vitriol, followed. Did they seize the opportunity?
The Washington Post continues to rely on anti-Israel sources, while omitting the rejectionism and anti-Semitism of Palestinian leaders and those who, like The Post itself, enable them.
CNN completely whitewashed Mahmoud Abbas' dramatic policy speech, entirely skipping over the Palestinian Authority President's hateful and false statements about Jews as well as his call to arms .
In Abbas's Op-Ed, there are lies, distortions, and a broader message: that Palestinians possess no moral agency and their leadership shares no responsibility for their state of affairs.
A New York Times Op-Ed by Elhanan Miller speaks of Abbas having accepted a Jewish state, and goes through contortions to mislead readers on this point.
The AP purports to set the record straight on statements by David Friedman to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during his confirmation hearings for ambassadorship to Israel. But the AP "fact-checker" counters Friedman's fully accurate facts with misleading half-truths.