Incitement

On the Lookout for Bias at NPR

Although NPR coverage of Israel is not as slanted as it once was, recent examples of bias, like the piece on illegal construction in East Jerusalem by Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, show that old habits die hard.

Is the Goldstone Report Escalating the Conflict?

Israeli commentators are sounding the alarm on the potentially devastating consequences of the Goldstone report on the stability of the situation in the West Bank. Outside of Israel, the media has fallen behind on evolving events.

New York Times Magazine Whitewashes Palestinian Kids’ TV

The New York Times' Magazine feature "Can the Muppets Make Friends in on the West Bank?" (October 4) misleads readers about the toxic nature of Palestinian television for children, which has gone so far as to teach its audience to want to "slaughter" Jews.

Amanpour Strikes Again

AmanpourChristiane Amanpour's CNN Special Generation Islam was supposed to explore the battle for the "hearts and minds" of young Muslims, especially in Afghanistan and Gaza. Unfortunately it was instead the usual Amanpour propaganda, especially in the second hour, where the subject might have been Gaza but the target was clearly Israel.

Sixth Fatah Congress: The Myth of Moderation

The media has long promoted Fatah — in contrast to Hamas — as the party of Palestinian political moderates seeking peace with Israel, while glossing over evidence to the contrary. An example of this was coverage by some media outlets of the Sixth Fatah General Congress, the first such conference in twenty years, which has just concluded.

Jimmy Carter’s Second Draft

Jimmy Carter noticeably toned down his rhetoric in his most recent book; but the text – an obvious attempt to sanitize Hamas’ hostility and violence – is still filled with errors of fact and marred by egregious omissions.

New York Times Discovers Palestinian Incitement

A front-page feature on April 1, 2008 in both the New York Times and the International Herald Tribune highlights the serious issue of Palestinian indoctrination with detailed examples of Hamas incitement in children’s television shows and in mosques.