@UKMediaWatch - Uk Media Watch

@UKMediaWatch - Uk Media Watch

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Promoting fair and accurate reporting on Israel. (A project of CAMERA)

UKMW prompts Times of London correction to claim Arab boycott began in 1967
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 11:49 AM

Following communication with UK Media Watch, editors at Times of London corrected the false claim that the Arab boycott of Israel was in effect since 1967.  As the correction now notes, the boycott was 'in effect' the moment Israel declared independence in 1948.
UKMW prevails over Daily Mirror – editors agree to take down misleading photo essay
Monday, September 25, 2017 2:07 PM

We complained to Daily Mirror editors, arguing that readers were grossly misled by their decision to recycle a story from four years ago and published it as if it were current.  After several emails to editors without a response, we complained to Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) under the terms of the accuracy clause of the Editors' Code.  IPSO gave the Daily Mirror an opportunity to respond to our complaint, but editors chose not to dispute our claim, and agreed to our request that they remove the entire photo series.
Guardian op-ed by Diana Buttu claims Palestinians are arrested for ‘criticising Israel’
Sunday, September 24, 2017 1:02 PM

Buttu's allegations in the Guardian, characterising Israel's crackdown on incitement to terror as an 'assault on Palestinian dissent', are both context-free and counter-factual - essentially everything you'd expect from a PLO propagandist with such well-documented record of lying about the Jewish state.
Guardian ignores antisemitism study which challenges one of their cherished beliefs
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 9:19 AM

What do true free thinkers do when presented with new information contradicting their most cherished beliefs? They carefully consider the new information and adapt their views accordingly. What do rigid, closed-minded thinkers do when presented with new information contradicting their most cherished beliefs?  They ignore the new information. The Guardian falls into the latter category.
Indy slams Israel’s ‘continuing’ arming of Burma, but omits fact there’s been no major sales since 2011
Sunday, September 17, 2017 1:04 PM

To recap:The Indy runs a story focusing exclusively on Israeli arms sales to the Myanmar government.The Indy contextualises the story in a  manner suggesting an anti-Muslim racist motive.The Indy fails to note that these sales represent less than 1% of total international arms sales to Myanmar over the last six years.The Indy fails to acknowledge that there haven't been any major Israeli arms sales to Myanmar since 2011.
Indy journo who legitimised 9/11 truther writes new article warning of conspiracy theorists
Thursday, September 14, 2017 1:01 PM

Tellingly, nowhere in her new article warning of the dangers of Middle East conspiracy theories - published, interestingly, on the 16th anniversary of the September 11th attacks - does the intrepid journalist allude to her own recent 'fake news' faux pax of relying on the sage advice of a 9/11 truther.
UK study: those with strong anti-Israel views are dramatically more antisemitic than the general population
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 10:14 AM

As much as anti-Israel activists - and their allies in the media, NGOs and Parliament - like to deny it, this new report by CST and JPR persuasively demonstrates what most Jews in the UK know intuitively: that there is in fact a strong correlation between obsessive criticism Israel and hostility towards Jews.
This Irish Times journalist didn’t respond very well to our criticism
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 11:46 AM

The Irish Times journalist could have responded civilly to our tweet, but instead chose snark, a complete non-sequitur designed to divert from the topic at hand, representing another example of how journalists who demand accountability from politicians and government institutions when gathering information for their reports often fail to hold themselves to the same standards when questioned by news consumers - and watchdog groups like ours.
BDS is failing: a continuing series documenting Israeli success. (Sept. 2017)
Monday, September 11, 2017 10:45 AM

Despite the continuous amplification of BDS in the British media, the movement to boycott Israel has had no discernible impact on Israel's economy, and each month we see more and more examples of Israeli success and BDS fails. Here's the latest installment in our ongoing series of posts documenting this dynamic.
Palestinian eviction calumny spreads like wildfire
Sunday, September 10, 2017 8:46 AM

The story of the eviction of the Arab Shamasneh family from a house in east Jerusalem’s Shimon Hatzaddik neighbourhood has spread like wildfire, including in the British media. These media outlets have failed to report that the Shamasnehs were evicted largely because they owed hundreds of thousands of shekels in back rent.
CST 2016 Antisemitic Discourse Report calls out Daily Telegraph for “Shylock” smear.
Thursday, September 7, 2017 11:57 AM

CST’s 2016 Antisemitic Discourse report included an example of antisemitism in the mainstream British media. The article in question, published in February 2016 in the Daily Telegraph, characterised a well-known Jew who’s the founder of Elliott Management Hedge Fund as a 'latter day Shylock' - a reference to the antisemitic caricature from Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice.
UKMW prompts Indy correction to story about 2006 Gaza beach incident
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 10:50 AM

Editors at The Independent upheld our complaint about two misleading claims in an article focusing on the aftermath of the 2006 Gaza beach incident, in which eight Palestinian civilians were killed by an explosion under highly disputed circumstances.
Daily Mirror posts 4 year-old pics of ‘brave’ Gaza ‘Tunnel Children’, pretends they’re current.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 7:40 AM

It’s difficult to know which is worse about this Daily Mirror photo essay: the fact that they completely obfuscated the terror dimension of Gaza’s tunnels, glorified Hamas’s abuse of children or unethically used four-year old photos while presenting them as current.
Spectator article suggests ‘Israeli money’ manipulates US policy towards Iran.
Monday, September 4, 2017 12:11 PM

The toxic charge that Israel (or Jews qua Jews) exercises a dangerous degree of control over US foreign policy or public opinion is sadly common within leftist discourse on the Middle East, and the fact that such invective have been published in a right-wing publication like The Spectator is another indication of the lure of such antisemitic logic among otherwise sober minds
Guardian’s Peter Beaumont provides a perfect example of media double standards on Israel.
Sunday, September 3, 2017 11:42 AM

The hypocrisy of a PA official lecturing the US ambassador on factual or historical accuracy was no doubt lost on Peter 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