As terror attacks continue to shake Israel, journalists and headline writers seem to be doing their best to obscure the reality of the Palestinian stabbings, and even to cast attackers as victims of arbitrary Israeli violence.
Amidst mounting Palestinian terrorism against Israeli civilians, Times correspondent Isabel Kershner presents a thoughtful, first-hand account by an Israeli survivor of a Palestinian terror attack. This regrettably rare insight was excluded from the newspaper's print edition.
In a story about Fadi Alon, "shot dead the dead . . . by the Israeli police," The New York Times once again buries Palestinian violence. Only in the fourteenth paragraph does The Times note that police shot Alon after he stabbed an Israeli.
The Islamic State's (ISIS) destruction of pre-Islamic Middle Eastern antiquities is nothing new. Palestinian Arabs have been doing the same to Jewish sites for years—but without drawing news coverage like ISIS.
Who are the reckless Haaretz translators who in one week inflated the number of Palestinian casualties and underreported Israeli casualties? Which Israeli terror victim will be the next casualty of Haaretz translations?
By implying that Israelis are unreasonable or unjustified in viewing the self-confessed Palestinian murderer of a Holocaust survivor as a terrorist, The Times' Jodi Rudoren demonizes the Israeli people.
David Kirkpatrick's Sept. 10 article from Egypt, "Visiting Republicans Laud Egypt's Force," was presented as a straightforward news report but read more like an opinion piece advocating for the Muslim Brotherhood.
A lopsided AFP timeline outlining 20 years since the Oslo Accords recounts Israel's counter-terrorism actions while completely ignoring the Palestinian violence that prompted them.
The 26 Palestinian terrorists slated to be released soon, the first of over 100 prisoners being released as a "goodwill gesture" to bring the Palestinians to the negotiating table, are almost all murderers of civilians.
After the barbarous murder of a by-passer on a London street by two men, one who delivered a jihadist rant, a USA Today (May 24) analysis said "the word 'terror' has become politically charged." But not journalistically, if accuracy matters. Regardless, Washington Post practice continues to confuse.