The Washington Post's reporting on the Israel-Islamist conflict has fallen back to a well-worn habit: infantilizing Palestinians. Recent Post reports have taken to treating Palestinians as perpetual victims, depriving them of independent agency.
Foreign Policy magazine claims “one reason the Palestinians swiftly rejected the flawed U.S. peace plan was that it does nothing to address their claims for water rights.” But there's no evidence to suggest that this is the case, and plenty of evidence to suggest otherwise.
PBS depicts Yasmin Khan as committed to building connections, concealing the cookbook writer's past activity promoting an anti-Israel boycott meant to divide, not unite. Other falsehoods in the promotional interview include a question about a dish that Palestinians have eaten for "thousands of years."
AFP's basic premises -- that young eager swimmers in Gaza have nowhere to practice besides the polluted coast and that the athletes are so desperate that they swim in waters that hardly anyone else would dare enter -- just don't hold water.
As The Los Angeles Times promises truth, accuracy and quality journalism, CAMERA calls on editors to either substantiate or retract the dubious claim that the flow of water into Gaza is facing increasingly severe restrictions.
Amira Hass must really like false charges that Israel is stealing Palestinian water, since she keeps on repeating those false charges, requiring us to repeat their refutation.
The latest smear against Israel in the British media involves the recurring false accusation that Israel cruelly uses water as a weapon against Palestinian civilians, by denying civilians an adequate supply.
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.
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.
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.