The Israel lobby has created an atmosphere in which journalists shy away from honest reporting on the Israel/Palestine issue. They are so fearful of being labeled anti-Semitic, they “daren’t even ask the [necessary] questions.”
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JTA report on Clovis controversy over Palestine speaker fails readers
JTA published a report on a bizarre controversy in which powerful, multi-million-dollar organizations are attacking an upcoming talk in a small community college, but JTA left out much relevant information…
News media get it wrong on the Golan Heights
Standard Operating Procedure: top news outlets reporting on the Golan Heights issue have failed in their journalistic duties: euphemisms, partial truths, and omissions abound.
Not a person, but a “knife-wielding Palestinian”
This 16-year-old child did not grow up or die in a vacuum. We need to examine the reportage, the context of her life, and own our own complicity in her death.
Study finds 50-year history of anti-Palestinian bias in mainstream news reporting
A study of 50 years of headlines in 5 top newspapers finds that media coverage of Israel-Palestine favors Israel by providing more overall coverage, more positive coverage, and greater access to Israeli voices than to Palestinian ones. Much of this can be attributed to pressure from the pro-Israel lobby.
US Media: Slapping an Israeli Soldier More Newsworthy Than Shooting a Palestinian Child in the Face
Western media coverage of Ahed Tamimi obscures Israeli violence and occupation, completely missing the point of her nonviolent resistance. See FAIR’s thorough analysis of news reports.
Consortium News: The Price for Criticizing Israel
Israel is well-known for its potent U.S. lobby that not only influences Congress and the mainstream media but intimidates Americans who dare criticize its policies toward the Palestinians, as Dennis J Bernstein describes.