Tags: new york times

30 handcuffed, blindfolded Gazans found in body bags – Day 116

Apparent mass execution of Gazan men; triple assassination of Palestinians in Jenin hospital; NYTimes caught red-handed; Israel ignores ICJ ruling; the neglected residents of northern Gaza; Israel says No to early openings of aid checkpoints; pregnant Gazan women grossly underserved; disturbing uptick in detention, torture of Gazan men; drone footage confirms massive devastation; Israeli and US reactions to Jenin assassinations; Canada pledges humanitarian funding, but not to UNRWA; speaker of Knesset coming to Congress; Harvard sued for non-protection of Palestinian students

Coverage of Gaza War in NYTimes & other major papers heavily favored Israel, analysis shows

In the first six weeks of the Israel-Gaza conflict, major U.S. newspapers disproportionately emphasized Israeli deaths; used emotive language to describe the killings of Israelis, but not Palestinians; and offered lopsided coverage of antisemitic acts in the U.S., while largely ignoring anti-Muslim racism in the wake of October 7.

The stakes for this routine devaluing of Palestinian lives couldn’t be higher: As the death toll in Gaza mounts, entire cities are leveled and rendered uninhabitable for years, and whole family lines are wiped out, the U.S. government has enormous influence as Israel’s primary patron and weapons supplier. The media’s presentation of the conflict means there are fewer political downsides to lockstep support for Israel.

Washington Post, NYT, LA Times are erasing Palestine

Journalists on major papers are blocked from truth-telling about Palestine and the apartheid practices of Israel. Such censorship in top American newspapers is troubling – and not unprecedented.

Falk: Thomas Friedman unconditionally supports Israel, ignores Palestinian grievances

Richard Falk reports that “Progressive Except Palestine” journalist Thomas Friedman is an unapologetic Israel apologist, putting a positive spin on Israeli actions that can be spun, and simply avoiding comment on issues when it’s convenient.