Haaretz's Levy insists it's often "impossible" to criticize Israel in mainstream Western newspapers. Perhaps he's never read a mainstream Western newspaper?
C-SPAN recently aired conference discussions held in Washington D.C. by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). One of the discussions dealt with promoting the anti-Israel BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement.
Top Palestinian religious official Mahmoud Al-Habbash incited hatred and violence against Jews. Meanwhile, the media characteristically ignored the official Palestinian vitriol.
The Washington Post highlights abuses by the Palestinian Authority and Hamas. However, the paper's coverage of the topic is belated and seemingly spurred by its reliance on an anti-Israel NGO. Other draconian measures by Palestinian officials, such as their imprisonment and threats towards Palestinians who sell or rent land to Jews, are omitted by The Post.
The newspaper speaks of two Jordanians killed in a "confrontation" with an Israeli embassy guard. Why does it avoid mentioning that one of those Jordanians first stabbed the guard?
On Sept. 11 2018, NPR aired another one-sided piece that cast Israel in a negative light. The piece by Sandy Tolan, who has a history of stories slanted against Israel, was based entirely on the testimony of a Palestinian activist with no Israeli perspective.
Anti-Zionist conspiracy theory literature is once again in the news. A book portraying the Jewish state as all-powerful and unscrupulous, entangled in global conspiracies, wars and influence-peddling was co-authored by Leslie Cockburn who is currently running as a candidate for Congress in the 5th District of Virginia.
The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank has long preferred snark over thoughtful analysis. And his Sept. 21, 2018 column, “America’s Jews are watching Israel in horror,” offers ample proof. In it, he slurs Israel as an apartheid state-in-the-making, while ignoring inconvenient facts.
Symphony orchestra conductor Daniel Barenboim, a critic of Israel, believes that Middle East peace chances are enhanced by bringing young talented musicians together. But this ignores reality.
Months after numerous Israeli journalists determined a Channel 11 report claiming Prime Minister Netanyahu demanded that the National Library build an underground bunker to house his father's work was baseless, Haaretz's Uri Misgav repeats the story. Instead of correcting, editors add the library's denial.