In 2012 FAIR highlighted Alison Weir’s exposé on a distorted New York Times’ report on Palestine. The NYT had reversed the chronology of an attack, & had reported that “several goats were killed in a petting zoo in an Israeli communal farm” but failed to tell that Israeli forces had injured a one month old Palestinian infant, a two year old, a three year old, and a 10 year old.
Ten years ago, If Americans Knew released a video about the Israeli policy of strip-searching women and children. View the video, called “The Easiest Targets,” or read an article describing the interviews contained in it.
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?
Sixteen years ago today, in the midst of the Second Intifada, Alison Weir set off to Palestine as an independent reporter, bent on seeing for herself the reality behind the news headlines that depicted Israel under storm by hostile Arabs. She had never visited Israel or Palestine and was completely new to understanding the so-called “Mideast Conflict.”…