Hamas Minister Fathi Hamad revealed that 600-700 Hamas and affiliated fighters were lost in the Israeli Cast Lead operation, refuting the claim, given credence in the Goldstone Report, that Palestinian fatalities were overwhelmingly non-combatants.
The Christian Science Monitor published a toxic Op-Ed which argues that Israel, unique among nations apparently, has no right to defend its citizens from deadly terrorist attacks.
On a regular basis, The Huffington Post is a wasteland of biased and context-free reporting about Israel. During the current conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, The Huffington Post has hit a new low.
In its recent newsletter, Churches for Middle East Peace covered the controversy surrounding the Goldstone Report in a relatively straightforward manner.
One might hope that Richard Goldstone's retraction of charges his report leveled against Israel would cause the report's advocates to reconsider their position. But Human Rights Watch Executive Director Kenneth Roth responds by launching more accusations at Israel.
On Sunday, April 3, the Washington Post published a bombshell Op-Ed by Richard Goldstone in which he repudiated the central and most slanderous finding of the anti-Israel United Nations report that bears his name. But the New York Times — on both its opinion and news pages — seems to be trying to minimize the impact of his recanting.
Churches for Middle East Peace invoked the Goldstone Report as the Gospel truth about Operation Cast Lead but has not taken notice of the recent admission from its chief author that he got it wrong.
Yet another deceiving New York Times report about Israel misleads about the legitimacy and credibility of the Goldstone report, implying that Israel's military court has validated it, when in fact the reverse is true.
Ha'aretz's most prominent headline and lead story today claim an Israeli government reports says that two army officers were disciplined "for using white phosphorous." In fact, the report said the reprimand was for unjustified artillery fire.