Failures of the Western Media in Gaza
Prof. Eitan Gilboa criticizes the western media for its professional and ethical failures, in regards to its report about Israel. Gilboa brings many examples from international reports of the “Protective Edge” operation in Gaza, 2014, which were strictly biased against Israel, one sided, inaccurate and censored (partially by Hamas).
“The distorted and misleading coverage of the Gaza conflict contributed to the hasty calls made by political leaders, UN officials and NGOs to prosecute Israel for war crimes. It also contributed to the mass hate demonstrations in Europe and to the sharp rise in anti-Semitic incidents.”
Prof. Eitan Gilboa a director of the School of Communication and a senior research associate at the BESA Center for Strategic Studies at Bar-Ilan University