Thursday, September 20, 2018

Official PA radio news – the PBC Voice of Palestine – Oct 12-17

There was an important shift in recent days in the content and tone of broadcasts, best signified by what was left out as by what was left in. The lead-up to the Sharm al-Sheikh summit...

What Really Happened When Muchmud Al-dirah, the 12 Year-old Was Shot Dead

The Jerusalem weekly, Kol Ha'zman, published in its Oct. 6 issue an interview with Talal Abu Rachmah, the TV photographer who filmed the death of Muchmud Al-dirah, the 12 year-old child shot dead at...

Palestinian Security Forces: So Far So Bad

Four years ago, following the September 1996 opening of the Hasmonean Tunnel in Jerusalem, Palestinians policemen and Israeli soldiers exchanged heavy fire throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip leaving 69 Palestinians and 14...

Current CNN Middle East Coverage: When Skewed Language Distorts Reporting

As a retired Research Associate at the "Harry S Truman, Institute for Research into the Advancement of Peace", of The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, I would like to provide the following short comment on the...

A Journalist’s Perspective: One Sided Reporting From Israel: Why?

As a newspaper editor, I am loathe to criticize other media outlets. While we strive for objective reporting, I understand there is no such thing as objectivity in journalism. When it comes to editorial...

White House Lobbied For Clinton Nobel Peace Prize

WASHINGTON Two Norwegian public-relations executives and one member of the Norwegian Parliament say they were contacted by the White House to help campaign for President Clinton to receive this year's Nobel Peace Prize for...

Official Fatah Website Editorial: Negotiating through Blood

Israeli threats and bribes failed to weaken the adherence of the Palestinian to their sovereignty over Jerusalem which was occupied in 1967. At Camp David II, President Arafat insisted that our sovereignty should be applied...

Correcting the AP Wire Story Concerning Joseph’s Tomb

The AP wire story of October 8, 2000 about Joseph's tomb contains a major factual error when it raises the question as to whether there is an absolute Jewish tradition as to whether Joseph...

PA Leadership Calls for Continuing the Intifada

Arab Action Expected Speaking to a conference in Tunis, PA Chairman Yasir Arafat said: "Just as the Palestinian and Tunisian blood mixed at Hamam al-Shat so will the Palestinian blood mix with the Arab...

B’Tselem: Press Release (+IMRA critique) “Even in Time of War Not All Is

of the B'Tselem Human Rights Report Raises Questions about credibility. 1. Reading this press release it would appear that B'Tselem considers the throwing of rocks, steel rods and fire bombs to fall within the...