Fareed Zakaria’s Sunday broadcasts often misinform about Israel. Such was the case in the discussion about the COVID vaccinating experience of various countries. Zakaria mentioned Israel’s success but then added a caveat.
NBC, AFP, and the publicly-funded NPR all amplified the bogus “Jewish supremacy” charge that is reminiscent of David Duke's writing.
Are media reports elevating B'Tselem to Israel's "leading human rights organization" justified? Human rights advancements are won in the legal realm, but B'Tselem does not engage in legal activity, and has accomplished no rights advancements for Palestinians. Its successes are in the international media, not human rights.
In English (but not French), AFP falsely reports that Israeli Public Minister Amir Ohana "said Palestinian prisoners would be the last to get inoculated" with the coronavirus vaccine. In fact, the minister's statement late last month was that prison staff would be vaccinated at that time, but not prisoners.
The Associated Press (AP) and Reuters coverage of the Hanan Ashrawi resignation used by a multitude of media outlets large and small, merely echoed the resignation announcement and depicted her only in positive terms. Meanwhile CNN’s Amanpour even partnered with Ashrawi to defame Israel.
In covering Saeb Erekat’s legacy as a Palestinian official, CNN revisited its historical deleterious role in misleading viewers about the Palestinian conflict with Israel.
CBS's false depiction of Israel's demolition of a handful of illegally tents and pens dangerously built in a long-established military firing zone as the destruction of an entire Palestinian village is one small step away from Congresswoman Ilhan Omar's vitriolic "ethnic cleansing" charge.
The broadcast suggests that there would have been a decent chance for a realistic peace agreement with the Palestinians if not for the 1995 assassination of Yitzhak Rabin. This notion is detached from reality.
Joel Carmel, featured in Business Insider, was an accomplished pro-Israel advocate in his British high school who made aliyah, joined the Israel Defense Forces, and now works for Breaking the Silence. Evidence, including testimony from a former classmate and soldiers who served with him, pokes gaping holes in his accounts about his Israel education and army service.
The question of whether to embrace the Black Lives Matter movement and its leadership as a whole and ignore or dismiss anti-Zionism/antisemitism coming from within it as relatively inconsequential or to call it out for institutional antisemitism has become a point of contention within the Jewish community. What are the arguments on each side?