Media Lens: ‘Skirmishes’ – Israel’s Syria Blitz

23 May 2018 — Media Lens

A key ‘mainstream’ media theme in covering the Israeli army’s repeated massacres of unarmed, non-violent Palestinian civilians protesting Israel’s military occupation in Gaza – killing journalists, a paramedic, the elderly and children – has been the description of these crimes as ‘clashes’.

This has been a clear attempt to obfuscate the fact that while two groups of people are involved, only one group is being killed and wounded.

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‘There’s an Asymmetry Not Only in Power, but in Compassion By Janine Jackson

22 May 2018 — FAIR

The May 18, 2018, episode of CounterSpin was a special on Gaza that featured three classic interviews—with James Zogby from  July 5, 2006; with Yousef Muneyyer from November 23, 2012; and with Phyllis Bennis  from April 6, 2018. This is a lightly edited transcript.

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