Israel-Palestine on Record

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Verso, 2007 - Social Science - 309 pages
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In this scathing analysis of Israel-Palestine coverage in the US media,Howard Friel and Richard Falk reveal the persistent ways the New York Times has ignored principles of international law in order to shield its readers from Israel's lawlessness. While the Timespublishes dozens of front-page stories and extensive commentary on thekillings of Israelis, it publishes very few such stories on thekillings of Palestinians, and mostly ignores the extensivedocumentation of massive violations of Palestinian human rights by thegovernment of Israel. Furthermore, the Times regularly ignoresor under-reports a multitude of critical legal issues pertaining toIsrael's policies, including Israel's expropriation and settlement ofPalestinian land, the two-tier system of laws based on national originevocative of South Africa's apartheid regime, the demolition ofPalestinian homes, and use of deadly force against Palestinians. Thesejournalistic practices have not only shielded the extent of Israel'stransgressions from the American electorate, which is Israel's mainsource of financial and military support, it has severely diminishedour understanding of the Middle East and of US foreign policy ingeneral.

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Review: Israel-Palestine on Record: How the New York Times Misreports Conflict in the Middle East

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It took me quite some time to finish this book. Page after page of excerpts from Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and B'Tselem reports describing indiscriminate killing by government forces ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
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Facts Under Ground
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THE NEW YORK TIMES AND THE HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS
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Copyright

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Howard Friel is founder and president of Differentiated Information, an information-services company. Richard Falk was Professor of International Law Emeritus at Princeton University and since 2002 is Visiting Professor of Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Richard Falk was Professor of International Law Emeritus at Princeton University and since 2002 is Visiting Professor of Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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