Tuesday, October 21, 2003
What about Israeli funerals?
This AP story (courtesy of Yahoo! News) is an example of subtle anti-Israel bias (as practiced in the US, in contrast to the screaming full-throttle European variety). There are no twisted facts, no outright lies, but the whole article reads as if the Israelis are the only side at fault. One paragraph, buried deep within the article, mentions that the Israeli attacks were in retaliation for an ambush on the weekend, followed by missile strikes from Gaza into Israel. The article also mentions this, in another part of the piece:
The Israeli military said the incident began when a group of militants tried to sneak across a border fence from Gaza into Israel to carry out an attack.
That little fact adds a lot of context to the Israeli response, don't you think?
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