Their coverage is likely to be a key factor – we don’t know

‘The Israeli media is only covering one story..but for some critics they say for the most part it is only covering it from one side”

“even here one of the senior correspondents says the coverage must refect public opinion”

“Israeli reporters do nearly all their reporting from outside the warzone, while international reporters have been denied access since the war started; Israeli reporters have been denied access for around 2 years:

“Its telling the story but a limited side of”

“Its a lot more sterile than the images that you see on the international press”

  • Pancho’s Horse

    The obvious question is ‘What have they got to hide?’

  • 6countyprod
  • They have the internet in Israel last I heard, and no Great Firewall either. There’s only so much extent to which they can be oblivious to international reaction – although the way some of this reaction is written I reckon it might harden attitudes rather than change them.

  • OC

    CONFLICT SHOCKA!

    Hamas tells their version, Israel tells theirs!

  • stuart

    Disturbing report on BBC24 about children being admitted to hospitals with gunshot wounds, having been shot at close range by Israeli soldiers.

  • William

    The sad thing is that if you use the civilian population as a Human Shield then you will endure untold causalties, often children…

    That is what is happening in Gaza….I saw two photographs side by side…One a Hamas terrorist with a child in from of him…using the child as a human shield, whereas the other was of an IDF [Israeli] soldier with a child behind him, obviously protecting the child. That is the difference.

    Hamas enjoy the deaths of their own people, especially the children…great PR., the world and the Mainstream media on their side – this blog is a typical example…..offering all the support to the terrorists of Hamas, whilst bleating about the unfortunate deaths of supposed innocents, who are used as cannon fodder by these terrorists.

  • William

    child in from of him…..should read ‘..in front..’

  • William

    NOTE TO STUART:

    Don’t believe all you hear or see on the BBC….should be HBC….Hammas Broadcasting Corporation !

  • Mayoman

    Stuart, Stuart, Stuart. Have you not been listening to 6cp, William et al? These obviously were not children, they were Hamas’ midget brigade getting themselves shot for the PR advantage! Wise up man, listen to the wise words of the people who believe you should be condemned to death because somebody has once said ‘we all love death’. Any children that were shot would, of course, totally concur with that sentiment. How stupid of you to think it may be wrong to shoot such children!

  • runciter

    William: “I saw two photographs side by side…One a Hamas terrorist with a child in from of him…using the child as a human shield, whereas the other was of an IDF [Israeli] soldier with a child behind him, obviously protecting the child.”

    What a coincidence. Are you sure it was a photograph?

    6cp: “It reminds me of a cartoon I saw a couple of years ago. […] The first picture showed the Hamas gunman crouching behind a child`s pushchair using the child as cover. The second picture showed an Israeli soldier standing in front of a child`s pushchair protecting the child.

    http://sluggerotoole.com/index.php/weblog/comments/o-snodaigh-causes-international-incident/

  • stuart

    6cp

    I suppose the BBC are making up stories about the use of white phosphorus and its horrific aftermath.

    I suppose the Iraeli doctor interviewed in the linked piece, is making up the story about the young lad with Cancer.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/7830302.stm

  • papa smurf

    I was watching Israeli tv today. The commercial station “The Israel Network”.

    Lots of pictures of fuck all happening in Sderot. A nice piece on kids collecting parts of qassam rockets backed bizarrely with the Alfred Hitchcock music. Then more pics from a hospital with um nothing happening.

    Meanwhile the Israelis are shelling the UNWRA compound, the media centre in gaza and the al quds hospital…..

    As for the cretin here calling the BBC the hamas bc. Grow a brain, or some morality what are you an Israeli tv editor?

  • Paddy B

    “Don’t believe all you hear or see on the BBC….should be HBC….Hammas Broadcasting Corporation”

    Where do you start?

  • Driftwood

    There is NO verified evidence of (illegal)white phosporous being used.As yet. But if it IS verified,as i suspect, Israel is complicit in serious abuses of International law. But as always this will be conveniently forgotten in the near future.The US used it (and Napalm) in Vietnam, nobody gave a shit. I speak as a supporter of the state of Israel, but what is going on here is unjustifiable abuse and will lead to further conflict.
    The USA cannot stand idle as a ‘neutral’ here. neither can Europe. There are going to be serious conequences from this,in Europe.

  • RepublicanStones

    There was some report of an Israeli comedy show making fun of the palestinian death toll. Reporting as if it was a sport and the death tolls were the scores. Anyone else read about it?

  • tim

    ‘There was some report of an Israeli comedy show making fun of the palestinian death toll. Reporting as if it was a sport and the death tolls were the scores. Anyone else read about it?’

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/israeli-comedy-show-satirises-gaza-violence-1297579.html

  • I thought the following piece might be interesting for those of the Unionist/Pro-Israel persuasion and those of the SF/Anti-Israel persuasion. I’m sure it won’t affect either viewpoint but still, historical food for thought…

    IRISH VOICE – April 2, 2004
    The Yiddish Sons of Erin
    JONATHAN Harris, mayor of West Hartford in Connecticut, had an interesting op-ed in the Hartford Courant over the St. Patrick?s period, recalling the contribution of Jews to the Irish battle for independence.
    Harris noted that the period from 1881 to 1911 represented the high point of Jewish immigration to Ireland, mostly from Lithuania. At its high point about 6,000 Jews emigrated, and Dublin even had its own ?Little Jerusalem? neighborhood. Many of those who came performed valiantly in the Irish War of Independence.
    Indeed, so nationalistic were they that they formed the Judeo-Irish Home Rule Association in 1911, and Fanny Goldberg of Cork was a great heroine when she joined the revolutionary forces during The Troubles. Many other Jews became decorated IRA war veterans.
    Harris also notes that an organization known as the ?Loyal League of the Yiddish Sons of Erin? marched every year in the St. Patrick?s Day parade in New York City. Fascinating to find out if any of those marchers are still around and if the organization still exists in any form.