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Noted and Quoted – May 2019

On March 18, News columnists Andrew Bolt and Rita Panahi both highlighted how “Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former US president Bill Clinton, was confronted by activists at an interfaith vigil for the Christchurch terror victims who told her “the 49 people died because of the rhetoric you put out there.” 

Media Microscope: Height of Folly?

US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights on March 25 and Benjamin Netanyahu’s promise to extend sovereignty over West Bank settlements dominated coverage in the final weeks leading up to Israeli elections on April 9.

Noted and Quoted – April 2019

Julian Burnside’s announcement that he will run as a Greens candidate at the forthcoming federal election saw Nick Cater suggesting that the high-profile barrister’s “obsession with the sins of Israel” would see him fit in with the party. 

Media Microscope: Going for Trope

The defection of seven British Labour MPs, accusing their own party of becoming “institutionally antisemitic”, and the accusations made against US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar saw much coverage of debates about the use of common antisemitic tropes.

Australian media failed to report the Gaza unrest which may explain...

Consumers of the media in Australia were adequately informed of the events of the last few days in Israel and the Palestinian territories -...

Paul Duffill: BDS promoter who masquerades as a “peacebuilding” expert

His (oft repeated) prescription for “peace building” is the carrot and stick approach: a carrot for the Palestinians and a stick for the Israelis. Recognise a Palestinian state forthwith, without any demands or pre-conditions; pressure Israel through boycott and vilification.

Noted and Quoted – March 2019

A highly misleading Associated Press (AP) sourced article touted claims by the Israeli anti-settlement NGO Peace Now that inaccurately presented a substantial decrease in settlement housing construction as a substantial increase.

Media Microscope: An idée fixe

The idée fixe that all problems experienced by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank can ultimately be traced back to Israel haunted segments of the ABC in January and February.

Noted and Quoted – February 2019

An ABC report wrongly inferred that Israel is spearheading the development of predictive intelligence software to identify potential terrorists

Media Microscope: Bethlehem blues

With media attention understandably focused at Christmas on Bethlehem as the birthplace of Jesus, it gives propagandists a ready-made opportunity every year to present gift-wrapped anti-Israel messages in the hope an excited media will share them with the world

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