The ‘fog of war’ sometimes comes with ‘the fog of journalism.’ That's when impercison undermines accuracy. Here The Washington Post obscures causes of the 2014 Hamas-Israel war in the Gaza Strip and Palestinian culpability dwindles.
Pilgrim Press has rescinded its offer to distribute an insert accompanying Gary Burge's error-laden book, Whose Land? Whose Promise? The fact that the offer was made indicates that the publisher lacks confidence in the text.
In May-June 2013, the Qatar-based Arabic satellite television channel aired its 'Nakba' (catastrophe) film depicting a one-sided version of Israel's struggle for independence.
Alarm over reports that the Syrian regime is preparing to use chemical weapons offers an opportunity to provide some clarity about what lies at the core of the Middle East's instability.
Pierre Tristam gets a number of facts wrong in an op-ed published in Florida's Sun Sentinel. He falsely claims Gazans can't fish in the Mediterranean (they can) and that they cannot trade with the outside world. They do.
PBS’ "Newshour" aired back-to-back stories about Gaza and Israel resuming normal life. The Gaza segment is filled with civilians and devastation. In contrast, viewers do not see a single Israeli victim of Hamas rockets, nor is there one shot of destruction in southern Israel.
In Operation Pillar of Defense, some media, relying on Palestinian sources, exaggerate the proportion of civilian casualties in Gaza. They give less weight to Israeli figures and ignore the fact that 2 out of 3 fatalities are men between ages 18-40.
In a Washington Post op-ed, Israel's ambassador to the United States writes, “Hamas knows that it cannot destroy us militarily but believes that it might do so through the media."
The many criticisms of a recent New York Times article by David Carr might feel like a confusing blur of names. But regardless of whose name is spelled how, the reporter did a dramatic disservice to readers by ignoring facts and context in his indictment of Israel.
Comedian Jon Lovitz demonstrated a greater capacity for moral discernment and reasoning than some Christian peacemakers during the Pillar of Defense Operation.