Like Ilan Pappe, Mehdi Hasan rewrites history not by exposing new facts, but by omitting facts and context.
The New York Times recently hired someone who insisted that the killing of a Hamas commander during the 2021 Hamas war an Israeli "murder." She is expected to fit in well at a newspaper that has cultivated its anti-Israel bias.
The New York Times twists and contorts in order to draw an equivalence between innocent Israeli Jews, Arabs, and Druze mowed down by terrorists and Palestinians killed while attacking Israeli soldiers.
In the spring of 2022, Israel was struck by a series of Arab terror attacks. Palestinian violence in the weeks that followed led to clashes on the Temple Mount and the deaths of Palestinian attackers. A timeline keeps track of events.
A recent column by a USA Today producer raises questions about the newspaper's commitment to its own standards and guidelines. The article absurdly equates Russia's invasion of Ukraine to the Israel-Islamist conflict, and it covers for Hamas, a terrorist group that calls for Israel's destruction.
The Ramadan jihad of 2021 was a violent campaign that was planned well before Ramadan and evolved into a full Hamas war with Israel that extended beyond the period of Ramadan. That war, in turn, became a tool to demonize Israel in the latest round of a hostile propaganda campaign whose goal is the delegitimization and eradication of the Jewish State.
With "Generation Gaza: The Young Have Pride Despite Privations," Janine di Giovanni proves that neither age nor time spent in the field dictates journalistic mastery. Antipathy can be a much more compelling influence.
The publication Foreign Policy managed to end 2021 on a low note when it comes to accuracy and honest analysis. The magazine managed to pack an impressive amount of falsehoods and distortions in fewer than 600 words in its December 29, 2021 article “10 Conflicts to Watch in 2022.”
In addressing the Six-Day War, CNN accentuated even further its habit throughout the series of distorting events to portray Arabs as powerless victims. In some cases, this narrative is laid absurdly bare, such as when the narrator tells viewers “[t]he [Jordanian] shelling is meant to target Jews in West Jerusalem, but it’s the Palestinian Arabs living in the area that are left defenseless.” Yes – CNN suggested that when Arabs were trying to kill Jews, it was really Arabs who were the victims.
Human Rights Watch has just published a report charging that Israeli strikes in Gaza during the May fighting included significant war crimes. Too bad that the first case it cites, a bombing in Beit Hanoun, was actually due to an errant Palestinian rocket.