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Correcting the Mainstream Narrative About June 6th

A slew of op-eds has been published on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the June 6th, 1967 war. Time to write letters....

Richard Cohen: British Journalists are anti-Semitic

A typical opinion piece by Richard Cohen when it comes to Israel nicely illustrates the usual mindless rhetorical tricks Israel-first apologists excel in playing: (1) blaming the Palestinian people for the actions of a few (they are blamed for the kidnapping of the BBC’s Alan Johnston), (2) deflecting blame from Israel for Palestinian misery (“the misery of a Gazan or a West Banker is not solely Israel's doing”), (3) applauding Israel’s freedom of the press (“in almost all of the Arab world there is no such thing as freedom of the press. In Israel there not only is, but the press is as rambunctious as can be found anywhere”), and of course the chestnut-gem and end-all trump card, accusing Israel's critics of anti-Semitism

Recalling Don Imus's 2004 Racist Slur Against Palestinians

Back in 2004, Don Imus and his cohorts referred to Palestinians as "stinking animals" and suggested that they all be killed. PMWATCH issued an action call back then, but not much happened as far as extracting an apology from Don Imus, let alone getting him reprimanded by his employers. Now that people are listening and condemning his racism, make sure you remind everyone of the coarseness of a man who still insists on claiming that he is a good man who just did a bad thing!
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Fighting Defamation & Censorship

"Organizations claiming to represent American Jews engage in a systematic campaign of defamation, censorship and hate-mongering to silence criticism of Israeli policies," writes Prof. Joel Beinin in his February 4th op-ed in The San Francisco Chronicle      [DIGG IT! ]

President Carter accused of anti-Semitism

Predictably enough, the attacks against President Jimmy Carter have now shifted from wild accusations that Mr. Carter is turning a blind eye to terrorism to insinuations that he is a latent anti-Semite, with the attacks clearly heading towards open accusations that President Carter is indeed anti-Semitic and an equal of David Duke.      [DIGG IT! ]

Support Jimmy Carter's op-ed in the Washington Post

Despite an onslaught of personal attacks against him, President Carter upholds his dignity and avoids responding to personal attacks that, as intended, would stray the debate away from the main issue: the establishment of a viable Palestinian state and the ending of the brutal Israeli occupation.

Pittsburgh Tribune Attacks on Jimmy Carter

The Pittsburgh Tribune ran a vicious and mean-spirited editorial attacking former President Jimmy Carter, calling his recently published book, "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid," a "rewrite of history".

The Onslaught on Jimmy Carter

Former President Jimmy Carter's recently published book, "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid," has been subjected to a persistent onslaught of vilification from the usual Israel-first quarters, and willful, and sometimes craven, mischaracterization by members of the mainstream media.

The Perils of 'Balanced Reporting': The New York Times and Human Rights in Palestine/Israel
Since the current Palestinian uprising began on September 29, 2000, three of the leading human rights organizations focusing on Israel/Palestine – Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and the Israeli organization B’Tselem - have published 76 reports focused primarily on Israeli abuses of Palestinian rights, and four reports primarily focused on Palestinians abuses of Israeli or Palestinian rights. Yet, a Lexis-Nexis search reveals that The New York Times has published only four articles on those 80 reports, just two full articles on these 76 reports primarily about Israeli violations of Palestinian rights, and two full articles on the four reports on Palestinian violations.

"CNN Presents" slanted propaganda
CNN has been repeatedly showing and plans to continue showing "CNN Presents" documentaries, "Inside Hezbollah" and "Marine Barracks Bombing". See latest schedule at: http://www.cnn.com/CNN/Programs/. But what is very striking is the total absence of documentaries that focus on the actions of Israel. For instance, why hasn't CNN put together a "CNN Presents" documentary that looks in-depth into the disastrous Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982? And why won't CNN put together a "CNN Presents" documentary on Qana, given that 10 years ago, a massacre of more than 100 civilians was perpetrated by Israel against the people of that village?

Columnist Richard Cohen advocates genocide
In his July 25th Column, "No, It's Survival," Syndicated Columnist Richard Cohen advocates that the final solution against the Palestinians and anyone else who comes in Israel's way is an acceptable option

CNN ignores world-wide protests against Israeli invasion
A large number of protests against the Israeli invasion and assault of Lebanon has swept across the globe. Protests have been held in virtually every country, from Morocco, to Indonesia, to Russia, Germany, Scotland, Britain, France, and even Israel. And yet, if one were to confine one's source of information to CNN (let alone Fox News or MSNBC), one would be under the impression that the world is sitting by mute. Contact CNN now and request a portrayal of world reaction that is closer to reality than the one they are peddling.

CNN downplaying Lebanese civilian suffering
12:15 pm, EST, July 16, 2006 -- We just placed a call to CNN's International Desk a few minutes ago complaining about CNN's lack of coverage of civilian suffering on the Lebanese side, and the person answering the call, a Jennifer, explained that the reason for that was that they did not have enough equipment and could not be everywhere all the time!

New York Times: The Arabs Are Completely to Blame
On July 13 and 14, 2006, the editorial and news departments at The New York Times pronounced their unconditilanl support for Israel’s assaults on Gaza and Lebanon. In doing so, The New York Times erases history, whitewashing recent Israeli violence, while placing all blame on Palestinians, Arabs and Muslims for the current fighting.

The New York Times Whitewashes the Israeli Takeover of East Jerusalem
An April 16, 2006, feature article by Steven Erlanger, “Jerusalem, Now”, published in the Sunday New York Times’ ostensibly apolitical Travel section, was anything but, apolitical: it omits mention of Israeli violence against Palestinians, stereotypes Palestinians, obfuscates the nature of Israeli settlements, and hides Israeli efforts to take over East Jerusalem.
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Read PMWATCHer Patrick O'Connor's article on New York Times and East Jerusalem.... >>>

New PMWATCH Report: US op-ed pages let Israelis speak for themselves, but not Palestinians


PMWATCH has issued a new report that exhaustively details the extent to which Palestinian voices have been silenced in the op-ed pages of major US newspapers for the past five years. The report, written by PMWATCH activist Patrick O'Connnor, compares the number of opinion pieces published by Israeli writers with those published by Palestinian writers between September 29, 2000, and December 31, 2005, in the op-ed pages of The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and The Washington Post, the five US newspapers with the greatest circulation.
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New York Times deceptions on Rachel Corrie
In his March 6, 2006, New York Times article, “Too Hot to Handle, Too Hot Not to Handle” (see below), New York Times cultural critic Edward Rothstein comments on the New York Theatre Workshop’s “postponement” of “My Name is Rachel Corrie”, a play about American activist Rachel Corrie who was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer while attempting to prevent the demolition of Palestinian homes in Rafah in the Gaza Strip on March 16, 2003.

Libels against PSM/ISM
On Sunday, February 12, 2006, the Washington Post published a defamatory op-ed by two academics, Eric Adler and Jack Langer, calling for the cancellation of the upcoming Palestine Solidarity Movement (PSM) conference at Georgetown University and accusing the PSM of being a "dangerous", "pro-terrorist organization".


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