“Nobody is bothered when Palestinians/Israelis (delete as appropriate) suffer; there is only an outcry when Israelis/Palestinians (delete as appropriate) are the victims.”
Such depressingly common statements, which could have come from the same scriptwriter, are usually, I think, biased remarks by individuals.
Media bias, though it may arise from a similar unwillingness to see part of the truth, is often more subtle, which is why people such as [the managing editor of CiF Watch] Adam Levick ( News analysis, July 4) do an important job in fingering it.
His point about “settlers” and “settlement” being used pejoratively shows up the weary old view of Zionism being an imperialist-type movement.
One of his points has me wondering, though.
I did not see the Daily Mail’s 16 photos of military operations to which he refers, but I did see one in the Guardian; it showed soldiers searching for the three kidnapped Israeli boys.
What is there to object to in that? Jeff Lewis Wood Grove, Whitefield, Manchester, M45