Palileaks and The Guardian’s Agenda Journalism

Palileaks and The Guardian’s Agenda Journalism Thousands of Palestinian documents, allegedly offering a behind the scenes look at the Palestinian Authority’s stance on peace negotiations with Israel, have been leaked to Al-Jazeera and The Guardian. As the world’s attention turns towards Egypt, the “Palileaks” story has taken something of a haitus offering us a chance […]

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Flotilla Report: BBC Plumbs the Depths

Flotilla Report: BBC Plumbs the Depths The Turkel Commisssion of inquiry into the events surrounding the May 31, 2010 Gaza flotilla has published its findings. Some of the main points include: The maritime blockade of Gaza complies with international law. Israel’s policies towards the Gaza Strip comply with international and humanitarian law. The takeover of […]

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Tear Gas Or Palestinian Smokescreen? New York Times Takes Sides Against IDF

Following reports that a Palestinian woman was killed by tear gas fired by the IDF at a Palestinian demonstration, we asked why the mainstream media had reported this as fact even though there were more than enough question marks surrounding the circumstances of the death. Considering that there are no recorded instances of anyone in […]

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Palestinians Caught in Another Libel?

On January 2, 2011, a number of mainstream media outlets, including the New York Times, Washington Post, BBC, CNN, Reuters, AFP and The Independent, reported on the death of a Palestinian woman, Jawaher Abu Rahma, 36, allegedly killed by inhaling tear gas during a protest against Israel’s security barrier near the West Bank village of Bil’in. Questions […]

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No Time For Israel: An In-Depth Analysis

When Time magazine published its September cover story, “Why Israel Doesn’t Care About Peace,” we were stunned by the bias of the article and its fundamental misrepresentation of Israeli attitudes. We wondered whether that article was a one-time failure of objectivity or if it represented a prevalent bias in Time’s reporting on Israel. So we […]

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Dishonest Reporter Award 2010

Other than the collapse of peace talks, this year’s biggest Mideast story was understood in shorthand. The Flotilla. Basing its international legitimacy on unfounded claims of a humanitarian crisis, the Free Gaza Movement organized a number of attempts to break the Israeli-Egyptian blockade of Gaza by sea. In the past, Israel had allowed individual small […]

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Australians Reward Shoddy Journalism

As demonization and delegitimization of Israel moves further into mainstream media and Western society, writing something negative about Israel, irrespective of its quality or credibility, can be enough to gather accolades. In the latest example, Sydney Morning Herald correspondent Paul McGeough received the Walkley Award, Australia’s version of a Pulitzer Prize, for his coverage of […]

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Shattered Lens: Part 3 – Putting Palestinians Behind Bars

How the wire services use bars in their images to promote the Palestinian narrative of suffering and the impression of Palestinians as “prisoners” of Israeli brutality. Our Findings: Wire service photographers use clever photographic techniques to present a false impression that enhances images of Palestinian “suffering”. The use of bars in such images is a […]

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