The Media’s Role in Fueling Anti-Semitism

It is encouraging that the British media for the most part finally seem to be taking the anti-Semitism issue seriously, but there is an air of hypocrisy amidst all the outrage and righteous indignation.

Most anti-Semitism nowadays is expressed through a hatred of Israel, and much of that anti-Zionism stems from the media’s coverage of Israel. Their often overt hostility to Israel, bias, exaggeration of any Israeli misconduct as representative of the country, ignoring context of events, absolving Palestinians of blame, ignoring Palestinians’ anti-Semitic goals, falsely portraying Israel as deliberately killing innocents, and misrepresenting or ignoring the country’s background and history, all fuel the hatred.