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Guardian’s Ian Black covers for Mahmoud Abbas’s assault on historical truth.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 10:12 AM

There seems to be no limit to the lengths the Guardian will go to ignore, obfuscate or excuse Palestinian extremism, incitement or historical revisionism.  Their former Middle East Editor, Ian Black, provided his take on Mahmoud Abbas's recent speech in Ramallah and characteristically airbrushed the most indefensible parts in order to maintain the narrative of a 'moderate', even "principled" Palestinian President.
UKMW prompts Guardian correction to op-ed claim Ahed Tamimi is a “peaceful” activist
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 10:15 AM

An op-ed in The Guardian by radical anti-Israel activist, and Code Pink co-founder, Medea Benjamin, included the outrageous claim that Ahed Tamimi, the Palestinian teen who was captured on video assaulting an Israeli soldier, was a "PEACEFUL human rights activist".  Following communication with UK Media Watch, the Guardian agreed to amend the sentence and remove the word "peaceful".
UK media airbrush Abbas’s anti-Jewish remarks from report on PLO conference.
Monday, January 15, 2018 8:34 AM

The low lights of a diatribe against the world in Ramallah last night by the Palestinian “president”, who today celebrated the 12th year of a 4 year term, included his characterisation of Israel as a European "colonialist project, which has nothing to do with the Jews".  Thus far, among UK media outlets, only The Telegraph covered Abbas’s speech. However, their article ignored his antisemitic smear.
UKMW prompts Guardian correction to incorrect translation of Arabic pro-BDS sign
Sunday, January 14, 2018 11:28 AM

Following communication between UKMW and the Guardian, their editors also agreed to change their caption beneath the photo, used to illustrate a recent article (Israel imposes travel ban on 20 foreign NGOs over boycott movement, Jan. 7th), to reflect the more accurate translation of the Arabic sign.
Guardian provides platform for War on Want’s unbridled hate against the Jewish state
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 9:49 AM

Contrary to what Rehman and countless other Guardian contributors and journalist have alleged, BDS is not a 'progressive' civil rights movement, but represents quite the opposite: a regressive campaign by radical activists, all of whom share an unhealthy fixation on the 'sins' committed by a historically oppressed minority, and some of whom openly seek to turn back the clock on Jewish civil rights by denying Jews, and only Jews, the right to self-determination and freedom
Leading Irish newspaper honours Israel-Nazi comparison as “letter of the week”
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 2:11 PM

In addition to the incendiary, hateful, anti-historial and intellectually unserious nature of the charge that Israeli "atrocities" against Palestinians are anywhere in the same moral universe as Nazi atrocities against the Jews, such comparisons of are defined as a form of antisemitism by the EU Parliament and the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, of which Ireland is a member.
5 lies in Guardian op-ed claiming ‘Christians being driven out of the holy land’.
Sunday, January 7, 2018 1:40 PM

Though we're of course accustomed to errors, distortions and omissions in Guardian op-eds about Israel, this piece by the Orthodox Patriarch, suggesting some sort of sinister Jewish plot to ethnically cleans Christians from the holy land, rises to a whole other level of dishonesty.
UKMW prompts correction to Indy claim that ‘Israel killed’ Mohammed al-Durah
Thursday, January 4, 2018 12:47 PM

An Independent article on the death of a Palestinian man on the Gaza border, during clashes with Israeli soldiers last month, included a passage suggesting that his death evokes Israel's "killing", in 2000, of a 12 year old Palestinian boy named Mohammed Al Durah. However, the article erroneously suggested that Israel's responsibility for the young boy's death was an indisputable fact.
Guardian’s Harriet Sherwood downplays Ahed Tamimi’s support for suicide bombing
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 2:36 PM

Within the media echo chamber where Harriet Sherwood operates, the question of what Palestinians actually believe about peace and violence is far less important than the role assigned to them in a drama where the antagonists and protagonists have been pre-determined.
UKMW prompts correction to Daily Mail article accepting Hamas claim “Israel killed” Ibrahim Abu Thuraya
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 9:23 AM

UK Media Watch prompted a correction to a Daily Mail article which reported, as if it's a fact, Gaza Health Ministry claims that Israel killed Ibrahim Abu Thuraya during violent protests on the Gaza border last month.  The new article has several additional sentences outlining the IDF statement which casts serious doubt about these Palestinian claims.
Guardian quote from Palestinian ‘heroine’ Ahed Tamimi omits bit where she supports suicide bombing
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 11:38 AM

The Guardian report, through their egregious omission, as well as legitimising a risible comparison between Tamimi and the Pakistani heroine, obfuscated the Palestinian teen's disturbing support for murdering Israeli civilians - representing yet another example of the media group's ongoing efforts to whitewash widespread Palestinian support for violence.
Top 7 Guardian anti-Israel errors, lies and deceptions in 2017
Sunday, December 31, 2017 2:45 PM

Narrowing down an entire year of Guardian anti-Israel reporting on Israel to the seven most egregious examples is not an easy task, but, as a public service to our loyal readers, here are a few errors and lies by their contributors and reporters in 2017 which especially stand out:
When is a humanitarian crisis not important? When Israel is part of the solution.
Thursday, December 28, 2017 10:36 AM

The Israeli government now partners with the most powerful country in the world to provide energy for tens of millions of Africans. Yet somehow, there was no coverage of this story in the media. This is a significant development in dealing with a central humanitarian issue that has seen regular coverage over the past few years. Yet when Israel gets involved the pens fall silent. Why? Why is there an aversion to reporting a positive story about Israel?
Coverage of Gaza amputee’s death showed the UK media at their worst
Monday, December 25, 2017 11:57 AM

Given the IDF statement, and the fact that the Hamas health ministry refused to cooperate with the IDF investigation, at the end of the day, media reports that Abu Thuraya was killed by an IDF sniper are based entirely on unsubstantiated Hamas claims.
Guardian evokes “Jesus chasing moneychangers from the Temple’ to malign Israel
Sunday, December 24, 2017 4:13 PM

Regardless of the Guardian writer's intent, it's extremely troubling that editors at a self-styled 'anti-racist' publication would sanction words which necessarily evoke such a historically toxic, antisemitic calumny while ruminating on the motives of Israeli Jews.