The United Nations humanitarian chief seems unaware that Hamas cynically uses the Western media — and humanitarian officials — to spread the misinformation it disseminates for propaganda purposes.
Did Israel destroy Al Quds Hospital, leaving only, as the AP claimed, "smoldering wreckage"? If so, why does the ICRC report that in "three to five days" hospital services at Al Quds will return to normal?
As the media broadcast and discuss images of destruction in the Gaza Strip, it is essential that they recall, and alert the public to, Hamas's use of crowded and built up civilian areas as a base for attacking Israel.
Myths about the fighting in Gaza multiply everyday. For example, Rashid Khalidi in a New York Times op-ed provided multiple examples of Gaza myths in an article purporting to do the opposite. (updated Jan. 19)
Mads Gilbert and Erik Fosse, Norwegian doctors who entered Gaza on December 31, have become overnight media stars as they are interviewed by the world press to provide a presumably non-partisan perspective on events in Gaza. But do they have an agenda?
From disengagement to tahdia to Katyushas, the history and considerations that prompted Israel's military action against Hamas are discussed in this brief timeline.
CNN's Rick Sanchez promised "fact checking" of anti-Israel charges, "fairly [and] honestly." In fact CNN's incompetent research just compounded the errors. Viewers hoping for accurate coverage of the Middle East would do well to avoid Sanchez, and his co-anchor Jim Clancy, like the plague.
As in the Hezbollah War of 2006, in today's Gaza conflict some reporters, such as CNN's Rick Sanchez, shift the story to alleged "disproportionate" Israeli attacks, with a false focus on relative losses by the parties.