Water Issues

Phyllis Bennis’ Israel Problem

Arguing in the Los Angeles Times Web site that Israel's "fundamental policy towards the Palestinians" is land "theft," Phyllis Bennis is compelled to ignore Israel's Gaza withdrawal and multiple offers to turn over almost the entire West Bank.

Amira Hass’ Water Woes

Ha'aretz's Amira Hass uncritically relays Palestinian charges about Israeli water use, making no effort to take into account opposing claims and ignoring facts and figures which refute Israel's critics.

Amira Hass Spouts Vitriol on the CBC

Ha'aretz reporter Amira Hass, best known for her extreme hostility toward Israel, was provided a platform on CBC's "The Sunday Edition" with Michael Enright to spout her vitriol against the Jewish state.

Kristof’s One-Sided Look at “Two Sides of a Fence”

In his July 1, 2010 column, "The Two Sides of a Barbed-Wire Fence," New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof blames Israel for Palestinian cave dwelling that began in 1830, conceals Israeli attempts to integrate Bedouin into towns with running water, and generally misleads readers about the conflict.

National Geographic, Israel and Water: The Facts

National Geographic's Parting the Waters, about Israeli and Palestinian use of water really just parts from the truth. To cite just one of many deceptions, it leads readers to believe there are no Palestinian swimming pools – like the one pictured above, in Jenin.

Gaza’s Blue Baby Syndrome and Brittain’s Bad Blood

victoria brittainJudging by the distortions and omissions in her recent column, journalist and activist Victoria Brittain's ostensible concern about methemoglobinemia in Gaza is less important than her desire to assail Israel.