Monday, September 4, 2017

The perfect example of media double standards on Israel - by Adam Levick

...The broader question of why such Palestinian misdeeds are rarely noted by the media was addressed by former AP Jerusalem correspondent Matti Friedman in his groundbreaking Tablet expose of the media’s anti-Israel bias and double standards. Though we urge you to read the entire piece, part of the problem, Friedman argued, lies in the fact that “Palestinians are not taken seriously” by journalists “as agents of their own fate”, and are seen merely as “passive victims” of Israel, the only actor in the regional drama that matters.

Adam Levick..
UK Media Watch..
03 September '17..

A recent article by the Guardian’s Jerusalem correspondent, Peter Beaumont, again shows how what media outlets ignore in their coverage of the conflict is as misleading to news consumers than the errors in the stories they do cover. The piece (“Trump’s ambassador refers to ‘alleged occupation’, Sept. 1) is critical of the US ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, for his characterisation, during a Jerusalem Post interview, of the situation in the Palestinian territories as an “alleged occupation”

Beaumont quoted a response by an unnamed Palestinian official who warned that “Mr Friedman should realise that denying facts doesn’t mean that they don’t exist”.

Of course, the hypocrisy of a PA official lecturing anyone on factual or historical accuracy was no doubt lost on Beaumont, as the veteran Guardian journalist has consistently ignored the continuous Palestinian denial of Jewish history in Jerusalem and the existence of the Jewish Temple. Whilst Beaumont critically reported on Friedman’s use of the word “alleged” before “occupation”, he’s failed over the years to acknowledge PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s use of the term “alleged Temple” to question the existence of the First and Second Temples.

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