Blame Is­rael again

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMENT -

As in­evitable as Ha­mas’ lat­est cease fire breach is the skewed re­port­ing of it by the BBC and other me­dia out­lets. ‘Is­rael has launched air strikes on Gaza in re­tal­i­a­tion for Ha­mas rocket fire’ was the headline on one BBC bul­letin on Tues­day. True, yes. But the story is framed in a way that makes the lis­tener think of Is­rael, rather than Ha­mas’ sole re­spon­si­bil­ity for the lat­est con­flict. Noth­ing new or sur­pris­ing in that — it is par for the course. No mat­ter how many times Ha­mas breaks cease fires — 8 so far — Is­rael is always some­how blamed as the ag­gres­sor. The me­dia war may not be as im­por­tant as the real war, but it is ev­ery bit as real.

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