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?
Menendez is perhaps the Democrats’ most stalwart supporter of Israel, enjoying a decades-long relationship with AIPAC & the pro-Israel lobby. This positioning, combined with his chairmanship of a crucial committee, have led him to be among the most influential senators concerning Israel policy
Media showed the same 30-second clip over and over… The obvious agenda was to rally viewers around the very crudest response to the news: violence needed to be met with more violence & a political clampdown… Probably no single film clip in recent history had as much of an impact as the Palestine clip. Summing it up was an Israeli expert on terrorism quoted in Reuters: “It is the most important public relations act ever committed in our favor.”
Is this water apartheid? Recent viral videos show Israeli Civil Administration overseeing as Israeli soldiers and workers fill Palestinian water wells with cement – in the middle of a sweltering summer. Was this a fluke, or part of a massive, discriminative strategy on Israel’s part? The answer will become clear as we sift through the evidence.
A detailed annotation of the errors and omissions that mislead readers on a profoundly important issue…including little-known information about Presidents Eisenhower, Reagan, and Bush Sr., who each had moments of clarity on this issue, and called out Israel for its abuses.
Emboldened by an ultranationalist government promoting Jewish supremacy, young Israelis are increasingly targeting Christians in the holy land with hate crimes
The Times all but ignored Palestinian civilians killed by Israel’s latest assault on Gaza and dismissed an essential factor in Israel’s calculus — pressure on Netanyahu from the fascistic members of his own coalition… PBS was almost as deferential. Bennett left the large number of Palestinian dead to the last line of his report, and didn’t say that almost all have been civilians… The Times and PBS too are sensitive to the Israel lobby in the U.S.
The May 11, 2022, killing of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh is part of a deadly, decades-long pattern. Over 22 years, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has documented at least 20 journalists killed by Israeli forces. Despite numerous IDF probes, no one has ever been charged or held responsible for these deaths. The impunity in these cases has severely undermined the freedom of the press, leaving the rights of journalists uncertain.