A recent New York Times piece quoted one Israeli speaking in support of formal US recognition of Israel's capital. And it quoted a PLO member, two Fatah leaders, two Hamas leaders, a Hamas statement, Palestinian Jerusalem resident, an Israeli NGO worker, and two former diplomats criticizing the move.
Journalist Gregg Carlstrom devotes nearly 5,000 words to explaining why Palestinians don't have a state. Not one of those words informs readers that Palestinian leaders have rejected a state on multiple occasions.
NPR journalists are once again flouting their media outlet's ethical guidelines and delivering an inaccurate, incomplete and skewed version of the news about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
A New York Times Op-Ed by Elhanan Miller speaks of Abbas having accepted a Jewish state, and goes through contortions to mislead readers on this point.
The Washington Post repeatedly omits Palestinian rejectionism and fails to report on internal Palestinian affairs. Instead, the paper inordinately focuses on Jewish houses in the West Bank (Judea and Samaria).
The newspaper reports that Donald Trump vowed to support Israel "no matter what," and that a Paris declaration calls for a return to the 1967 lines. These are unabashed inventions on the part of the newspaper.
A recent poll of Palestinians was described, both by the pollsters and journalists, as showing overwhelming Palestinian support for a two-state solution. But a closer look at the question reveals otherwise.
A New Yorker book review presents a simplistic and facile rendition of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process -- positing that its failure is due to Israeli settlements and that the deleterious role of the Palestinians is irrelevant.
Whether discussing Palestinian demands or Israeli demands, Palestinian rejection of Israeli positions or Israeli rejection of Palestinian positions, the newspaper identifies the same party as the obstacle to successful peace talks — Israel. Compare ;how the newspaper reports the positions of each side.
To help make sense of the debate about whether Palestinians should recognize the Jewish state, it is worth unpacking some of the talking points that have been used to defend Abbas’s refusal to do so.