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Media Watch

The good and the bad of media coverage of Palestine

Softball interviews with Israeli ministers breach impartiality code, BBC admits

Moshe Yaalon, Israel’s defense minister, was allowed to spout propaganda without being challenged. 

NY Times public editor criticizes reporter’s “unacceptable” questions to Palestine activist

Public editor also says widely discussed article should have included views of Jewish students who support Israel boycott.

New York Times' Jodi Rudoren whitewashes Israeli minister's call for genocide

Glowing puff piece makes light of Ayelet Shaked’s call for extermination of Palestinian civilians.

Student troubled by New York Times reporter's “Jewish litmus test”

Students say New York Times reporters posed inappropriate questions for story on campus anti-Semitism and the BDS movement.

PolitiFact denies Israeli ties to Baltimore police despite evidence

Fact checkers at PolitiFact refuse to issue correction to erroneous report denying Israel’s role in training Baltimore police.

Israeli lies go unchallenged on BBC's flagship current affairs show

Presenters display aggression toward Palestinian interviewees, yet give Israeli spokespeople an easy ride. 

UK politicians adopt Israeli-style tactic to scare voters over Scotland

Election accusation that Scottish nationalists seek “destruction of the UK” echoes Israeli rhetoric.

BBC hands airwaves over to Israel's minister for war

A recent BBC Radio 4 interview with Moshe Yaalon marks a new low in the public broadcaster’s already-terrible coverage of Palestine.

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