Gaza is not occupied, not a “prison camp” and the people are allowed to fish. The Palestinians in Gaza rank above average in the Arab world by all indicators: health care, immunizations, education, nutrition, longevity, and low childhood mortality ....
.... Arafat and a few colleagues founded Fatah in 1959 to “liberate” Israel, not the West Bank (then occupied by Jordan) or the Gaza Strip (then held by Egypt); ''' Abbas continues to incite his people against Israel; that he refuses to even negotiate with Israel....
His PA TV and other media outlets continue to praise terrorist killers as “heroes” and describe Israeli cities as part of “Palestine.” What is moderate about this?
Terrorism ... is “... premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against non-combatant targets by sub-national groups or clandestine agents....”....“Militant,” on the other hand ... suggests vehemence and persistence but not illegal violence. Farmers farm, lawyers practice law, and terrorists commit terrorism – they don't advocate causes.
4. Report accurately on the security barrier.
The security fence is a nonviolent way to reduce terrorism and it has been extremely effective in saving lives – both Jewish and non-Jewish. It was constructed in response to the second “intifada” and has significantly reduced terror attacks originating from the West Bank. It does not “completely surround Bethlehem”, it is not “a wall” nor an “iron curtain.” Furthermore, there are security and separation barriers all over the world that get no criticism – or coverage – whatsoever.
While Israel has repeatedly invited Palestinian leaders to return to the negotiating table for peace talks, they have insisted they won't do so unless Israel first satisfies their preconditions. Even after Israel in 2009 announced a 10-month moratorium on new settlement construction, Mahmoud Abbas avoided talks until just weeks before the moratorium was set to expire. And when the moratorium did expire, he again spurned negotiations.
.... Blood libel, the false accusation that Jews murder children, is a favorite theme of Arab media, used as the story line for comedy sketches and dramatic programming. Palestinian Media Watch has documented numerous instances of Palestinian Authority dehumanization and vilification of Jews and Israelis.... According to ... his brother ... the [perpetrator of the]Toulouse massacre early last year [carried it out]because he was exposed to “hatred, racism and anti-semitism ... from a very young age.”...
7. Report on the Jewish refugees from Arab lands.
8. Shed the false narrative that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is at the heart of all the problems in the Middle East.
9. Report on the real suffering of women, homosexuals, religious and ethnic minorities in Arab and Muslim countries.
10. Report that both the Hamas charter and Fatah constitution call for the destruction of Israel.
The Hamas charter calls for Jihad against Israel and dismisses any political solution. “Israel will exist, and will continue to exist, until Islam abolishes it,” reads an introductory quote on the document. It also asserts genocidally that that Hamas' battle with the Jews extends beyond Israel. The constitution of the Fatah movement also calls for the “complete liberation of Palestine, and eradication of Zionist economic, political, military and cultural existence” through violence, and similarly dismisses political solutions.
11. Stop suggesting that Israel's democracy is under threat.
If the media were not obsessed with hectoring Israel, imagine the column-inches and airtime that could be freed up for coverage of... the Chinese occupation of Tibet, the continued imprisonment of Christians in Iran, deadly Turkish attacks on the Kurds, police brutality throughout the Arab Middle East .... not to mention world-leading breakthroughs in medicine, agriculture, communications, microtechnology and other fields by Israelis ...
13. Follow the Society of Professional Journalists' Code of Ethics....
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