UCLA professor Saree Makdisi weighed in on the Israel/Hezbollah war with an LA Times Op-Ed. filled with false charges against Israel.
Agence France Presse, an international news service that last year covered up U.S. demands on Syria to stop supporting Hezbollah and other terrorist groups, is again doctoring news about Hezbollah.
In the July 29-August 4, 2006 issue of the Lancet, a British medical journal, is an article by Sharmila Devi entitled "Gaza crisis continues to worsen as all eyes turn to Lebanon," which promotes a distorted view of the situation in Gaza and fails to provide essential context relating to the boycott of aid to the Hamas-dominated government.
The following is a response by an Israeli citizen to an article that was published last Wednesday in the Israeli daily Ma'ariv. The Ma'ariv article by an anonymous Lebanese writer described her perspective on the war.
Commenting on FoxNews after the Israeli attack against missile launchers in Qana which inadvertently killed 28 or more Lebanese civilians, United States Maj. Gen. Burton Moore, former head of Centcom, stated that contrary to many critics, Israel has been "very, very restrained" in its attacks.
A July 27 article in the New York Times about four UN officers killed in an outpost hit by Israeli fire ("U.N. Says It Protested to Israel for 6 Hours During Attack That Killed 4 Observers in Lebanon" by Warren Hoge), omitted crucial context about Hezbollah firing from or near UN positions.
An independent panel commissioned by BBC's Board of Governors stated that the BBC does not consistently give a full and fair account of the Israeli-Arab conflict. Nowhere is this more evident than in the network's reporting on the latest crisis in Israel, Lebanon and Gaza.
Much has been reported about an explosion on a Gaza beach on June 9, 2006 which killed 7 people, including 3 children. There has been a video shown repeatedly of a young girl wailing with grief there, coming upon the dead body of her father, and photographs from this video displayed in newspapers. The media is reacting to this incident much as they did five years ago with the case of Mohammed Al Dura. But like that case, it is becoming doubtful that the explosion was from an Israeli source.
Saree Makdisi, a professor of English and comparative literature at UCLA, and a nephew of Edward Said, has inherited his uncle's political outlook ‑ an opposition to the existence of the state of Israel. Like Said, Makdisi has channeled his animosity into publishing anti‑Israel screeds full of false rhetoric. He has become, for instance, a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times, despite a November 2004 Op‑Ed which was corrected due to factual errors and distortions.
A review of coverage of Ariel Sharon's career in the wake of his critical health problems shows problematic trends.