@UKMediaWatch - Uk Media Watch

@UKMediaWatch - Uk Media Watch

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

Daily Mail gratuitously highlights “orthodox Jewish” faith of Londoners accused of assault
Thursday, November 16, 2017 1:02 PM

Would the Daily Mail ever describe an attack in London by black men on a Jewish man as a 'black attack' or highlight the attacker's skin colour in the headline?  Unless there's recently been a spate of such acts of violence in London by orthodox Jews, we fail to see why the religion of these alleged attackers is pertinent to the story at all.
UKMW prompts Daily Mail correction to claim Tel Aviv is Israel’s capital
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 10:53 AM

Once again, a British publication has told news consumers Tel Aviv is the capital of Israel, and, once again, UK Media Watch has prompted a correction to this false claim.  The most recent example involves a Daily Mail article in the Nov. 7th print edition about the Priti Patel row.
UKMW prompts Daily Mail to remove word “tentacles” in reference to pro-Israel group in UK
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 10:05 AM

Following our complaints to Daily Mail editors, we received a reply from the journalist who wrote the piece, apologising for using the word "tentacles" to describe the influence of a pro-Israel group in the UK. He explained that he was unfamiliar with its antisemitic associations and informed us that the word would be removed from the op-ed.
BDS is failing: a continuing series (Nov. 2017)
Monday, November 13, 2017 11:54 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.
Israel is not a uniquely bad country. Guardian coverage of Israel is uniquely bad journalism.
Thursday, November 9, 2017 12:00 PM

Israel, and only Israel, is judged exclusively by a list of its (perceived and real) flaws. With remarkable confidence, journalists throw together opinions, a few stories, select quotes, and feelings of impending doom – and hey presto, Israel is demonised. Israel is not a uniquely bad country. Journalism about Israel is often uniquely bad journalism
Is Gilad Atzmon a fascist?
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 1:37 PM

The reality is that this is an antisemitic book written by a fascist sympathiser: anyone who endorses it is either a fellow traveller with antisemitism, or an antisemite themselves.
UKMW prompts Guardian correction on claim Israel ‘banned’ Arab parties
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 11:02 AM

A Guardian editorial claimed that Israel has 'banned' Arab political parties. In fact, as we noted in a complaint to editors, though there was, in 2009, a decision by the Israel Central Elections Committee to bar two Israeli Arab parties due to allegations they supported terrorism, the Israeli Supreme Court overturned the 'ban' only two weeks later, before it could go into effect.  The Guardian upheld our complaint and issued a correction.
Economist promotes Moroccan ‘hasbara’ on “Jewish-Muslim coexistence”
Monday, November 6, 2017 11:56 AM

The Economist has been gushing about what it calls 'Morocco's little idyll of Jewish-Muslim coexistence'. Yet, the Nov. 2nd article it admits that only three Jews still live in Essaouira - a city which used to have as many Jews as Muslims before the great  exodus to Israel.
UKMW prompts Financial Times correction – editors admit there are no ‘Jews-only roads’ in West Bank.
Sunday, November 5, 2017 1:01 PM

An article in the Financial Times included the claim that there are 'Jews-only' roads in the West Bank. However, as CAMERA has demonstrated on multiple occasions, there are not, nor have there ever been, anywhere in Israel or the West Bank, roads exclusively for Jews.
Mahmoud Abbas’s Guardian op-ed illustrates the dishonesty of the ‘Palestinian narrative’
Thursday, November 2, 2017 1:03 PM

Beyond the specific lies and distortions in Abbas's Guardian op-ed lay a broader one: that Palestinians are victims who possess no moral agency and that Palestinian leadership shares no responsibility for their people's suffering.  It's not merely unfair to assigned exclusive blame to Israel for every conceivable Palestinian failure, but also suggests a fundamental flaw in the Palestinian national movement.
For 6th time since 2016, UKMW prompts Times of London correction on Israeli capital
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 12:40 PM

For the sixth time in less than two years, UK Media Watch has prompted a correction at Times of London to the false suggestion that Tel Aviv is Israel's capital.
Financial Times evokes myth of ‘Jews-only roads’ in the West Bank
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 12:36 PM

There are not, nor have there ever been, anywhere in Israel or the West Bank, roads exclusively for Jews.  False claims over the years at multiple media outlets suggesting the existence of […]
UKMW prompts Times of London correction on Hamas’s terror designation
Sunday, October 29, 2017 12:04 PM

Following our complaint to Times of London over an Oct. 13th article by Bel True and Anshel Pfeffer which erroneously suggested that only Israel considers Hamas a terror organisation, editors revised the sentence to note that the UK, US and EU also official designate Hamas a terror group.
UKMW prompts Economist correction to misattributed dialogue in review of the play ‘Oslo’
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 1:01 PM

An Oct. 6th review of the play ‘Oslo’ published in The Economist included the following paragraph: …there are glimpses of a shared humanity as the characters warm to each other, sprint around […]
Guardian suggests existence of Haredi-only Israeli hospitals
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 1:39 PM

The Guardian's suggestion that there are haredi-only hospitals is just absurd, as anyone familiar with Israeli hospitals would surely know.  Whilst Bikur Cholim Hospital in Jerusalem likely treats a large number of Haredim (due to its close proximity to Haredi neighborhoods), like all Israeli hospitals, it treats all patients who come through its doors, regardless of religious background.