@UKMediaWatch - Uk Media Watch

@UKMediaWatch - Uk Media Watch

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

Indy falsely claims Israeli soldiers “were ordered to use live fire” on 40,000 demonstrators
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 11:56 AM

This is but one extraordinarily misleading sentence within the cacophony of sensational, biased and misleading headlines, photos and articles published in the British media since late March.  Yet, it aptly demonstrates how language is often chosen by reporters not with painstaking attention to the veracity of the information being conveyed but in order to serve the broader narrative of Israeli villainy and Palestinian victimhood.
Guardian contributor suggests that Israel supporters are morally sub human
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 11:24 AM

If you defend Israel's actions in Gaza, your ethical impulses are, according to the Guardian columnist, not those of an ordinary human being.  It would be difficult to find a better illustration of why so many Jews believe that media coverage of Israel incites antisemitism than a column suggesting that they, by virtue of their pro-Israeli political views, are morally deranged, even sub-human.
UKMW prompts Times of London correction to claim 1st Hamas suicide bombing was retaliation for Cave of Patriarchs massacre.
Monday, May 21, 2018 1:30 PM

Last week, following communication with UK Media Watch, Times of London editors corrected a false claim, in an article by David Aaronovitch, that the first Hamas suicide bombing was an act of retaliation in response to Baruch Goldstein's massacre of 29 Muslim worshipers in 1994.
Guardian falsely suggests that Hamas has “softened” its call for Israel’s destruction
Monday, May 21, 2018 8:18 AM

Contrary to the Guardian Jerusalem correspondent's claim, Hamas has not "softened" its founding charter's rejection of Israel's existence, nor has it abandoned its promotion of violence to achieve this end.
Indy evokes Syrian use of chemical weapons in accusing Israel of “gassing” a baby in Gaza
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 8:11 AM

There hasn't been a shortage of inflammatory, misleading and inaccurate media claims during coverage of recent Gaza riots, but the insinuation of Israeli malevolence in this Indy editorial is among the worst we've reviewed.
Guardian editorial on Gaza riots again illustrates its unbridled hatred towards Israel
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 1:41 PM

Guardian accuses Israel of "war crimes" in shooting "protesters" who "posed no credible threat".However, in what world do thousands of rioters attempting the breach the border of a sovereign democratic state, at the behest of a proscribed terror group, not represent a “credible threat”?
UKMW prompts Telegraph correction to claim ‘it’s forbidden to fly Palestinian flags in Jerusalem’
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 9:22 AM

The claim that it's "totally forbidden" to carry or display a Palestinian flag in Jerusalem is simply false. We confirmed this during a conversation with Israeli Police Foreign Press Spokesperson Mickey Rosenfeld.  Further, as we tweeted yesterday, the photographer himself has published photos depicting Palestinians with Palestinian flags.
Channel 4 News suggests Israel’s to blame for Gaza woman abusing her daughter
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 7:15 AM

the Channel 4 News presenter wasn't interested in providing relevant context, nor investigating the real cause of poverty, suicide and child abuse in Gaza - or the wider issue of Hamas's role in Gaza's isolation and misery.  His sole objective was to produce a segment consistent with the desired media narrative of cruel Israelis inflicting suffering upon innocent Palestinians.
Guardian warns that US abandonment of Iran Deal will jeopardize Mid-East “peace”
Sunday, May 13, 2018 1:37 PM

Here is the basic question: Why is the Guardian more concerned about the possible future instability caused by Washington's pullout from the Iran Deal than the actual death and destruction that Tehran is causing today in the Middle East?
British Jews to go to the polls this Sunday to vote for a new President of the community.
Friday, May 11, 2018 8:27 AM

By Richard Millett I was at JW3 in north-west London on Tuesday night to hear the four candidates for the President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews state their case […]
Guardian publishes antisemitic letter which calls for a boycott of Israel.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 11:01 AM

By Richard Millett It seems the Guardian wants to shut down all social and cultural life in Israel. Last week it published an article which accused the Jewish state of “sportswashing” its […]
Guardian uses cycling column to “suggest” Palestinians “have been shot from behind and intentionally maimed.”
Monday, May 7, 2018 11:41 AM

By Richard Millett Hot on the heels of the BBC using its cycling report on the Israeli stage of the Giro d’Italia to quote Amnesty International’s accusation that Israel is “trying to […]
BBC quotes Amnesty International accusation that Israel is “trying to ‘sportwash’ its reputation”.
Friday, May 4, 2018 8:37 AM

By Richard Millett Today is the start of the 101st Giro d’Italia cycling race with the first stage this year in Israel. It’s one of the biggest sporting events in Israel’s history. […]
Ambassador Regev at Israel’s 70th birthday bash demands Iran be denied “nuclear weapons”.
Thursday, May 3, 2018 6:48 PM

By Richard Millett On Tuesday night I had the exciting honour of being one of 1,400 people invited by the Israeli ambassador and his wife to the Savoy hotel in central London […]
UKMW prompts 2nd Guardian correction to same error on church land bill
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 8:19 AM

In February, following our communication with Guardian editors, an article focusing on a row between Israel and church leaders was corrected.  The article originally claimed that proposed Israeli legislation (currently on hold) would allow the state to confiscate church land in Jerusalem, when the bill actually targeted land which the church had already sold to private (Jewish) developers.  However, on May 1st, the Guardian made the same error, which, after we lodged a new complaint, was corrected.