On March 8, the Guardian published “International Women’s Day highlights hurdles obstructing women," (co-authored by 12 Guardian correspondents, including the paper’s Jerusalem correspondent, Harriet Sherwood), on the subjugation of women around the world. Harriet Sherwood not only ignored the egregious violation of womens’ rights in the Palestinian territories, but, instead, devoted 118 words to the alleged injustice meted out to a female Palestinian terrorist affiliated with Islamic Jihad held in an Israeli jail named Hana Shalabi.
Mount Tabor, standing 575 meters above sea level at the eastern end of the Jezreel Valley, is the site of the battle fought by Deborah and Barak against the Canaanite king Sisera, according to the Bible. Now it is the site of two monestaries, with three Bedouin villages nestled at its base.
Fatah is celebrating its 48th anniversary, but the group was in fact founded in 1959 which was 54 years ago. So what 1965 event are they actually celebrating?
Over a two month period, Sherwood has published three reports and over 1500 sympathetic words about Blanc’s case.
Israeli musician Idan Amedi was discovered on the Israeli show Kokhav Nolad.
For Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell, Israel is a sinister, controlling and manipulative state.
Such framing of events in the Middle East represents more than mere hostility to Israel.
This short film made by Oz Segev of Ma’ale Gamla last week, shows some of the swollen streams of the south and central Golan Heights which all drain into the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee).
The Guardian has called terrorists convicted of murder or attempted murder 'political prisoners.'
By comparison, whites who avoid evoking anti-black narratives and imagery in America, by and large don’t bemoan the so-called “restrictions” placed on their artistic or intellectual expression.
Pretending that the facts of the Holocaust are a matter of serious historical dispute is a classic rhetorical evasion.
Dear friends of the BDS movement, now is your chance to prove that you are not just shills for terrorists and Arab rejectionism.
Even the Guardian's own writers criticized the Guardian's editorial.
Sussita – or Antiochia-Hippos, to call it by its Greek name – sits on the eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee, towering 350 meters above Kibbutz Ein Gev. Founded around 200 BCE, during Roman times Sussita was one of the Decapolis – the ten cities. The city was predominantly Christian from the fourth century until its destruction in the massive earthquake of January 749, after which it was never resettled. It boasts many features, including impressive fortifications, several churches and pagan temples, a commercial area, bath houses, a beautiful odeon overlooking the lake and a port on the lake shore below. In 1951, an IDF outpost was established on the mountain which was until 1967 Israel’s easternmost point, merging with the Golan Heights.
The Palestinian “refugee” swindle is but one of the many political derivatives of the Palestinian narrative which so often passes for serious journalism at the Guardian.
Going forward, Guardian reporters would be well advised to keep their opinions firmly within the confines of the Guardian’s op-ed page.
There are two things Glenn Greenwald and I have in common – which is two more than I realized only an hour ago. He has the flu, according to his latest ‘Comment is Free’ post, and I have flu-like symptoms due to a recent ill-advised flu shot. The other more substantive commonality pertains to one acknowledgement in his post – one of seven miscellaneous observations by the Guardian’s new U.S. blogger.
Nineteen year-old Israeli Arab Lina Makhoul won Israel's "The Voice" reality show.
Benjamin Pogrund, a former South African journalist, and anti-Apartheid activist, who made Aliyah in 1997 and founded Yakar’s Centre for Social Concern, published a piece at ‘Comment is Free’ on Oct. 25 titled ‘Israel has moved to the right, but is not an apartheid state.' Pogrund refuted the recent poll on Israeli views of Arabs, and the profound distortion of the poll results, which smeared Israel with the charge of apartheid, by Gideon Levy of Ha’aretz.
The site of Tel Lachish shows evidence of human habitation in Israel spanning many different historic periods over thousands of years.
Imagine if Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced a 10-month partial freeze on incitement and antisemitism in the West Bank in a bid to restart stalled peace talks with Israel.
Sherwood gets the significance of the Western Wall and Haram al-Sharif wrong
The late Ofra Haza sings "Jerusalem of Gold" in 1998.
The Arab assailant pressed the realistic looking run it to the IDF officer's throat and further attacked other IDF officers, throwing punches and grappling with one.
The most glaring omission by Sherwood is her broader failure, in this or other reports alleging Israeli racism, to provide similar data indicating the political views of Palestinians. This is part of a larger problem within the Guardian’s coverage of the region, which consistently fails to rigorously examine Palestinian society and mores.
The Guardian and other foreign media invested heavily in promoting their desired political narrative of a Jewish state lurching dangerously towards the right.
An official Guardian editorial on Oct. 1, ‘In praise of the political cartoon,' commended the Egyptian newspaper Al Watan for “publishing… pictures with the message that the...
The media has overlooked Muslim protesters' hypocrisy in protesting what they perceive as slander against them by slandering the Jews.
The legal impunity Jamal Zahalka will continue to enjoy – the rights of citizenship, and special rights as an MK, afforded him by the very state whose existence he incites against – represents stubborn proof attesting to the continuing vitality of Israeli democracy.
Fans of this blog have often asked why we do not monitor British media institutions other than the Guardian for anti-Israel bias – a query to which we have not had an answer. Until now. Recognizing the importance of the BBC in shaping world-wide opinion, a new site, BBC Watch, has been launched which will monitor BBC coverage of Israel and the Middle East.