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"CNN sources say the network has bowed to considerable pressure on its editors. Israeli officials boast that they now have only to call a number at the network's headquarters in Atlanta to pull any story they do not like." (Source: The Guardian)

Israel's apartheid wall

 It is our opinion that the biased media coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the prime reasons that the status quo situation is able to continue. Studies in various newspapers have shown that the deaths of Israelis who are killed by Palestinians are given coverage far exceeding  what the deaths of Palestinians killed by Israelis receive. Most broadly, by failing to give proper      context about the illegality of the Israeli Occupation under international law and the shameful role of the U.S. government, the media is depriving the public of the the information needed to gain a basic understanding of the conflict.

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 Media Bias

  • If Americans Knew monitors press coverage of the San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, and New London Day

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  • The Guardian's Brian Whitaker writes that "Military actions by the Israelis are always a "response" to something, even when they strike first. If they haven't actually been attacked, it's a "response" to a security threat. "Response" is a very useful word. It provides a ready-made reason for the Israelis' actions and neatly brushes off demands for further explanation."

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  • Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) finds that "The network news shows have characterized Israeli violence as "retaliation" almost nine times more often than Palestinian violence. This disparity is meaningful. The term "retaliation" suggests a defensive stance undertaken in response to someone else's aggression. It also lays responsibility for the cycle of violence at the doorstep of the party being "retaliated" against, since they presumably initiated the conflict."

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  • Israelis Better at Manipulating Media - by Dr Toine Van Teeffele
  • Palestine Media Watch (general commentary on press coverage)