Last year, Ramadan anti-Israel incitement and violence — in the guise of a Jihad for Jerusalem — saw many in the mainstream media ignore the historic patterns of provocation by the Palestinian leadership and instead echo their pretexts blaming Israel. Media reporting this year follows the same pattern.
Around the same time Palestinian rioters were attacking the Jewish holy site of Joseph’s Tomb, the UN’s latest anti-Israel inquiry was willingly lending its ear to someone who had just a week earlier used a pair of events to claim the Muslim holy site of al-Aqsa Mosque was in danger.
On Tuesday night, a Palestinian terrorist went on a shooting spree in Bnei Brak with an assault rifle, murdering 5 people, bringing the total # of victims killed in terror attacks over the past days to 11. It followed an attack in Hadera on Sunday and another days earlier in Be'er Sheva. It comes against a backdrop of incitement just days before the Muslim holy month of Ramadan commences, and evokes last year's Ramadan violence -- the Jihad for Jerusalem that culminated in the Hamas war against Israel. To report accurately about incitement and violence, journalists should be prepared and armed with the knowledge of recent and past history.
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.
Silencing the voice of Palestinian social media posts promoting murder, AFP's article suffers from an extreme lack of transparency, giving new meaning to meta reporting.
Despite introducing limited cosmetic improvements to an article about the Fursan Al-Aqsa video game, The Jerusalem Post still egregiously ignores critics who slam the game for its glorification of terror against Jews.
AFP has finally fired Palestinian reporter Nasser Abu Baker whose partisan activity in senior posts at the Palestinian Journalists' Syndicate embodies the Palestinian Authority ideal of "journalism in the service of the revolution," which inherently conflicts with the news agency's "rigorous neutrality."
The South Florida Muslim Federation and its Executive Director, Nezar Hamze, have some decisions to make. Are the going to demonize Israel and incite hostility toward Jews or are they going to promote the cause of peace and reconciliation?
The New York Times, once priding itself as the “paper of record,” is better recognized today as the “paper of advocacy.” Rather than documenting the various factors contributing to the unrest in Israel during Ramadan, it ignored rocketing from Gaza, emphasizing instead what could be blamed on Israeli Jews.
The Associated Press (AP) and Reuters coverage of the Hanan Ashrawi resignation used by a multitude of media outlets large and small, merely echoed the resignation announcement and depicted her only in positive terms. Meanwhile CNN’s Amanpour even partnered with Ashrawi to defame Israel.