"It is certainly one thing to note Meir’s status as Israel’s first female Prime Minister and to call her an important person, but to promote such an adulatory, hagiographical view of her is simply dangerous. This is especially true as Israel’s occupation is increasingly being described as apartheid by international and Israeli human rights groups as well as leading figures of, and studies commissioned by, the United Nations."Read more
Article fails to refer to Minister Smotrich‘s racist and discriminatory rhetoric towards Palestinians
"Readers deserve to know that Smotrich is openly intent on discriminatory hostility against Palestinian citizens of Israel. You should know, if you do not, that he has publicly said to Palestinian Arab members of the Knesset that they do not live in their homes by right but 'by mistake – because Ben-Gurion didn’t finish the job and throw you out in 1948.'"
"To treat Palestinians as a monolith who all “falsely blame Israel” is to defame all Palestinians as somehow engaged in the collective act of lying. Such slanderous sweeping generalizations have no place in fair and balanced media coverage."Read more
"It is not enough to bury at the end of your article a reminder that “Ben-Gvir hung a portrait in his living room of a Jewish man who fatally shot 29 Palestinians in the West Bank in 1994.” The order, emphasis, and human texture of your material needs to reflect the facts."
"If Israel is to be considered a democracy, then it is a selective one at best, serving foremost the interests of its Jewish citizens, and purposely neglecting or repressing all others."Read more
Failure to include essential context about Israeli Minister Bezalel Smotrich's racist and discriminatory language towards Palestinians
Your article should have gone further to mention some of the specific racist comments about Palestinians that he has recently made, including his statement that “there is no such thing as a Palestinian people” or calling for the “erasure” of the village of Huwara.Read more
"The West Bank and East Jerusalem are widely (if not universally) considered occupied territory. Palestinians there live under Israeli military law and have no right to vote for the government that rules them."Read more
"What’s alarming is not simply how far Ben Gvir is willing to go to block events that promote peace, it is that, despite all this, he has risen to one of Israel’s highest posts."Read more
"While it is alarming to see such clearcut false statements in print, it is equally concerning that there is such defamatory language used toward Palestinians. Walker’s definition of terrorism is confounding, as he is talking about groups in Jenin that were actively resisting an Israeli military invasion."Read more
"Your description legitimizes Ben-Gvir’s extremist position, which is out of step with the vast majority of the international community, let alone human rights groups, or Canadian foreign policy. Ben-Gvir is a member of Otzma Yehudit (Jewish Power), which is a far-right and racist party with origins in Kahanism, a fascist and terroristic movement which calls for the expulsion of Palestinians from Israel."Read more