@UKMediaWatch - Uk Media Watch

@UKMediaWatch - Uk Media Watch

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

Following our criticism, Guardian journalist adds stats on injured Syrians treated by Israel
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 10:38 AM

Following out tweet to a Guardian journalist, criticising his claim that Israel has only treated injured Syrians "on occasion", he amended the article to include statistics we provided on the thousands of Syrians treated since 2013.
Guardian obfuscates Israel’s humanitarian aid to Syrians
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 1:54 PM

The Guardian is not interested in articles that challenge their readers' prejudices against Israel, especially such a counter-intuitive story which offers a glimpse at how Israeli humanitarian efforts has the potential to win some hearts and minds hearts in the hostile Arab world.
UKMW prompts correction to Indy story blaming Ultra-Orthodox for lengthy El Al delay
Monday, July 16, 2018 10:57 AM

The Indy corrected their article after we cited an official statement from EL Al which maintained that the flight delay had nothing to do with the incident involving the Ultra-Orthodox passengers wishing to switch seats.
British media pummel Israel with some of the most biased headlines since 2014
Sunday, July 15, 2018 11:35 AM

These headlines illustrate the failure of journalists and their editors to frame articles in a manner which focuses primarily on Hamas and Islamic Jihad violence and evokes sympathy for Israeli terror victims and the southern communities which are constantly on the receiving end of such attacks. The story they wish to tell demands that facts be molded to conform to the desired David vs Goliath narrative, operates from an assumption that Palestinians lack agency and that the only party in the conflict that matters is Israel.  The facts may change, but the story remains the same.
Guardian revives debunked smear that Ethiopian Israelis were given contraception against their will
Thursday, July 12, 2018 1:17 PM

Whatever the merits of Landsman's arguments about antisemitism, the fact that he recycled such an insidious smear with no basis in fact is another good illustration of the rank ignorance which informs much of the anti-Israel bigotry shared by the leadership and activist base of the British Labour party.
UKMW prompts Times of London to add paragraph on 2008 Israeli peace offer
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 7:30 AM

A Times of London list of failed Israeli-Palestinian peace effortsstrangely omitted Ehud Olmert’s widely reported far reaching peace offer to the Palestinians in 2008 which was rejected by Mahmoud Abbas - a story which was actually covered by Times of London in 2009.  Following communication with editors, they agreed to add a new paragraph with information on the 2008 offer.
Roger Waters kicks off Barclaycard British Summer Time music festival with hate concert.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 10:46 AM

Roger Waters headlined Barclaycard's British Summer Time music festival at London's Hyde Park last Friday and six activists headed down there to politely protest his putting a Jewish Star of David on an inflatable pig at one of his past concerts and his statement comparing the oppression of Palestinians by Israel to the oppression of Jews by the Nazis.
Times of London omits Olmert’s 2008 peace plan (rejected by Abbas) in their list of “failed peace efforts”.
Sunday, July 8, 2018 2:07 PM

An article in The Times included, as a bit of historical context on the new US peace plan, a list of "Failed Peace Attempts" going back to 1919.  However, the list curiously omits two historically significant peace efforts – in 1947 and 2008:
Guardian cartoon of Abbas in an Israeli straitjacket illustrates the media’s failure to hold Palestinians responsible.
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 1:37 PM

The failure of media outlets to recognize that Palestinians are more than just victims and, even within the real limits imposed by the occupation, have the capacity to resist violence, hatred, scapegoating and self-pity, and embark on a path of real political and cultural reform, continues to deny news consumers an accurate understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
UKMW prompts Indy to correct Robert Fisk’s claim on Nazi-confiscated Jewish properties in Poland
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 10:45 AM

Contrary to Robert Fisk's claim, Polish Jews do not have a "right" to “take back Nazi-confiscated property.” Following communication with UK Media Watch, editors at The Independent upheld our complaint and revised the sentence accordingly.
The Guardian channels its inner Jeremy Corbyn
Monday, July 2, 2018 10:42 AM

When, in May, the Board of Deputies’ outgoing president Jonathan Arkush met with Jeremy Corbyn, he asked the Labour Party leader: “Why is there nothing good you can say about Israel? According to Arkush, Corbyn didn't respond, but remained silent - a silence likely driven by the same "mythical Israel" that continues to haunt the political imagination of Guardian editors.
Times of London improves article, but smear that IDF uses “expanding bullets” (against kids) remains
Sunday, July 1, 2018 12:50 PM

A June 28th article at Times of London once again demonstrates the media's frequent failure to challenge incendiary and unsubstantiated accusations against Israel by Palestinians or pro-Palestinian campaigners.  The article included a quote by Irish senator David Norris charging that the Israeli army used expanding bullets (aka "Dumb-dumb bullets") when firing at "children" during Gaza border riots.
Guardian fails to correct erroneous claim by J Street leader Jeremy Ben-Ami
Thursday, June 28, 2018 11:40 AM

Jeremy Ben-Ami, the founder and president of J Street, the far-left and self-proclaimed 'pro-Israel' US lobbying group, penned an attack piece in the Guardian on the US Ambassador to Israel which includes some of the favorite tropes of the pro-Palestinian commentariat.
UK media outlets ignore allegation that Hamas paid Gaza family to blame Israel for baby’s death
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 10:15 AM

Most British outlets which covered the death eight-month-old Layla al-Ghandour have failed to publish allegations that Hamas paid the girl's family to tell the media that Israeli tear gas caused her death though the real culprit was a pre-existing blood condition.
Sky News Arabia claims “110 attacks” on Al-Aqsa Mosque and Ibrahimi Mosque in May
Monday, June 25, 2018 11:09 AM

Sky News Arabia wholeheartedly parroted Palestinian propaganda  regarding incidents on the Temple Mount - ignoring the principles of neutrality and objectivity.