Round-up of media errors in coverage of the war – Oct. 16 (Guardian incites the mob)

The unprecedented multi-front attacks on Israelis carried out by the terrorist group Hamas on October 7th  (both the Sabbath and a Jewish holiday) included thousands of missile attacks, the indiscriminate murder of over 1,300 Israelis (mostly civilians) and the wounding of thousands more. It also included rape, mutilation and torture – including against children.  The October 7 attack was the worst massacre of Jews since the Holocaust.

This is our latest compilation of British media errors, omissions, distortions and propaganda in their coverage of the war:

Latest example of the Guardian’s anti-Israel fanaticism  

The massacre of Israelis last weekend was, at 1,400 dead and counting, the deadliest attack on Jewish civilians since the Holocaust, and was perpetrated by Hamas, the terrorist group whose very founding charter calls for the mass murder of Jews.  Hamas’s ISIS-style barbarism included the intentional murder and torture of innocent men, women and children, beheadings and mutilation.  They also burned adults and children alive.

An op-ed by the outlet’s former Jerusalem correspondent Chris McGreal is shocking, even by the Guardian’s standards.  As only someone possessing a malign obsession with Jews and the Jewish state could do, the piece turns reality on its head by ignoring the genocidal designs of Hamas, and projecting that on to the Israeli Jewish victims.

To say that the argument in his op-ed is weak is the understatement of the century, and, indeed, to even refute his risible thesis would be to grant it the legitimacy it doesn’t deserve.  But, to be clear, it does represent a very concrete danger, and not to Israelis. Since the Oct. 7th massacre, there’s been a huge spike in antisemitic incidents in Britain, and the incendiary rhetoric from McGreal could easily serve to incite those already predisposed to racially abuse Jews.

We’ve called on the Guardian to remove the op-ed from its website.

Guardian publishes another op-ed warning of Israeli ‘ethnic cleansing’.

Within a few hours of McGreal’s op-ed, the Guardian published another similarly incendiary op-ed, this by former HRW director Ken Roth.

Independent editorial frames Hamas massacre as a ‘response to earlier injustices’

We complained to Indy editors, and also reached out to UK groups fighting antisemitism, as we believe this editorial represents an implicit justification of antisemitic violence.

Guardian mocks Israeli efforts to avoid civilian harm

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