The Butchering Intifada and the Season of Misinformation

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The use of knives as the weapon of choice for butchering Jews can be traced to the Har Nof Massacre in November, 2014. The western media has been complicit and instrumental in advancing this religiously inspired campaign of hate, through its “mistakes” and “errors” in its reporting of terror attacks. Most notably last year when CNN “mistakenly” reported a synagogue as a mosque. CNN was not alone, many other western news agencies too made this error on the same story. Others claiming that Har Nof, which is located in West Jerusalem, well within Israel’s pre 1967 borders, was in ‘disputed’ territory. This can only be due to the media breathing the air that Israel is always wrong and the Palestinians are always right. Such fundamental errors in representing the facts are not found by the same news channels when reporting elsewhere.

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Is Journalism Dead?

August 7, 2014

by Izzy Lemberg

I have been a journalist for a quarter of a century. I have covered terrorism both in Israel and internationally. I reported on the war in the Balkans, on upheavals in Russia since the fall of the Communism, on peace negotiations between Israel, the Palestinians and the Syrians. I have covered the synagogue bombings in Istanbul and I covered the hotel bombing in Taba, Egypt in 2004.

In the early days of what looks like a ceasefire that may hold in Israel, and in the days before war crime charges will most certainly be filed against Israel, I am more worried than ever that my profession has been compromised; some would even say that journalism is dead.

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