Reuters, the Associated Press, the New York Times can’t seem to say “Palestinians protest nonviolently; Israeli soldiers kill them.” Headlines from the region consistently misrepresent the situation as two equal sides – or worse, as Palestinian aggressors inciting Israel to return fire. Words matter.
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The Associated Press’s news story on the upcoming Great Return March echoes Israeli talking points…
Eleven years ago, Alison Weir published an account of the Associated Press erasing footage of an Israeli soldier intentionally shooting a Palestinian boy (originally published in CounterPunch). This was part of a pattern by the AP, as described in the article.
What is AP erasing, ignoring and leaving out these days?
Israel’s efforts to control and destroy the lives of Palestinians is visible in the thousands of big and small incidents that happen every day. Below are summaries of just a handful of shocking (but unsurprising) stories from the past few days that you may not have heard about.
Israel’s newly sworn-in government includes some shockingly extremist figures who have wasted no time implementing their agenda. Peruse a few excerpts from articles describing their recent escapades.
American mainstream media have averted their gaze (again) from Palestinian suffering. Eleven Palestinian deaths in seven days is apparently not news.
A Palestinian woman filed a complaint after being subjected to an intimate search. Her story reveals the tip of an iceberg of Israeli misconduct, excuses, and cover-ups at the highest levels of the security and justice establishment.
Israeli leaders – including openly racist Ayelet Shaked – have been discussing strategies to slow Palestinian population growth. The Palestinian birth rate, higher than that of Israeli Jews, is a “threat” to the Jewishness of the state.
The report, published today, said Facebook and Instagram showed bias against Palestinians during a brutal Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip in May 2021.
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) calls out the Biden administration’s feeble response to Israel’s killing of a prominent American citizen: he asks the hard questions (why haven’t they been asked before?) that could trigger the withholding of US military aid to Israel.