Media Critique #23 - Associated Press Mess

Associated Press focuses on the suffering of the bomber and downplays his bestial act.

Night of the Sirens

How does one respond to Israel's recent tragedies?

Palestinian Intimidation of Journalists

Through both official policy and covert methods, the Palestinian Authority forces journalists to skew their reports.

"New Rules" For Mideast Reporting

Next time you read about Israel in the newspaper, be sure you know how to read between the lines.

Blaming the Settlements

It's all because of the settlements? Don't you believe it!

Will Our Children Marry Jewish

The Chief Rabbi of the British Commonwealth spells out his view on the issue of Jewish continuity and how to achieve it.

The Propaganda Barrage

Murdered Israeli children, the Pope's visit to Syria, and a boatload of weapons off Gaza.

No More Watermelon

A tour of duty in the Israeli army shows one man the pain of a nation, and the pain of a family.

Freedom for Israel's MIAs and POWs

Will the world have to wait 14 years to learn the fate of Avitan, Binyamin and Suaed?

Palestinian Violations of Peace Agreements

Since the outbreak of violence in the West Bank and Gaza, there have been repeated Palestinian violations of signed agreements.

Palestinian Denial of Religious Freedom

A History of Denial of Rights to Christians and Jews by the PLO and Palestinian Authority.

Did Sharon Spark the Riots?

Media reports claim that Ariel Sharon's walk on the Temple Mount sparked the riots. A high Palestinian official claims otherwise.

Israel's Humane Army

The head of the International Law Branch of the Israeli Defense Forces talks about Israeli restraint, and efforts to reduce Palestinian casualties.

The Education of Meira and Muhammed

Meira, a Jew, sings the Sesame Street song, "Let's be friends" in Arabic. Muhammad sings the PLO's marching song that calls on every Palestinian youngster to take up arms against the Jews.

House Resolution Condemns the Palestinian Leadership

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution (H. CON. RES. 426) placing sole blame on the Palestinians for the recent violence (2000).

Targeting Children

"Perhaps it is not surprising that parents and leaders who proudly sendchildren to die in attacks against Israel would resort to targeting Israeli children as well."

Palestinian Public Opinion Poll

What does the Palestinian public really think about the present and future of the Mideast conflict? This opinion poll reveals some startling results.

Top 53 Reasons We Love Israel

Israel holds a special place in the hearts of people everywhere. Here are our readers' top 53 reasons we love the land and its people.

Nothing for Granted

Yom Ha'atzmaut marks the moment when Israel burst into being. More than ever, it's nothing to be taken for granted.

ISRAEL: What's Taking so Long

Making Aliyah is no picnic. But the daily challenges are insignificant since I'm playing a vital role in the Jewish people's destined return to the land of Israel.

The Truth of Israel

A Jew living in Israel has to keep the faith. It is more difficult when surrounded by a sea of falsehood.

Ice and Fire

A simple Holocaust story of great sacrifice for a fellow Jew. Be sure to read through to the punchline.

FREE LOANING

Borrowing valuable items, from complete strangers, for free? Sounds too good to be true. But it's happening today in Jerusalem.

A Time to Cry

We avoid pictures from the Holocaust because we don't want to cry. But only tears open all the gates of heaven.

Inside Hebron: A Personal Encounter

This city that feels like an entrance to Hell is said to be the point where Earth is united with Heaven.

Our Murdered Baby

Infanticide shakes Israel to the core. The world lets it pass unnoticed.

The Birthright Phenomenon

Birthright is changing the way young Jews look at themselves, their religion, and how they want to live.

A Home for the Soul

The Temple Mount arouses Jewish passions like no other issue. Here's why.

The Ancient Jewish Internet

The Jewish people always had a communication network stretching across the globe with a compatible language.

Jerusalem and Her Lovers

January 2001: a cross-section of hundreds of thousands of Jews gather to express their love for Jerusalem.

Loving and Losing Jerusalem

Jerusalem's Old City and Temple Mount – the focal point of Jewish destiny – is in danger of being relinquished.

Siege of Jerusalem

The Tenth of Tevet marks Nebuchadnezzar's siege of Jerusalem 2,500 years ago. What is the message for us today?

Ishmael and Israel's Existential Test

Our reoccupation of our own land cannot be called theft by anyone who supports the Jewish right to exist as a separate, distinct people.

Insidious Palestinian Television

A Jewish woman and a Palestinian woman are long-time friends. But the images on Palestinian TV are driving them apart.

Evangelizing the Jews, Part 2: Who is Most Vulnerable?

Jews who are lonely and know least about Judaism are the most susceptible to Christian missionaries. That's why college kids and the elderly are their prime targets.

The Last Laugh: Thoughts on the Arab-Israeli Conflict

The Biblical conflict between Isaac and Ishmael is rooted in laughter. And it's no joke.

Why is the Media Biased?

The reasons abound, but the result is the same: Israel is getting a bad rap in the world media.

The Jigsaw Puzzle

Living with a new sense of palpable fear, a resident of the Jewish Quarter in Jerusalem's Old City describes how she soothes her over-wrought nerves.

A Call to Action: Father of Gaza Terror Victim Speaks Out

The latest Gaza school bus attack should serve as a painful reminder to all American Jews.

Jerusalem: Jewish and Muslim Claims to the Holy City

Jerusalem is at the center of the Arab-Israeli conflict. What are the spiritual, historical and political claims – from both sides?

Small Acts, Eternal Consequences

The razor-close U.S. elections prove that no act, however small, goes unnoticed in the grand eternal plan.

Victim of the Media War

Palestinians tried to lynch me, highlighting the power of the media to influence public opinion.

What's Holy?

"What is this madness that has overtaken the rest of the world? I believe the correct Jewish response is not to point fingers, but rather to introspect."

Israeli Synagogue Desecrated

Images of Kristalnacht were stirred up for Jewish residents of Efrat, as their synagogue was vandalized by Palestinian intruders.

Anti-Semitism Now: A View From South Africa

"Anti-Semitism is by no means dead. I can no longer pretend that I am just like everyone else on campus. If the world is determined to hate me, then I must be something special."

Anti Semitic Attacks in the Wake of the Middle East Crisis

This outbreak of violence in the Middle East and the resounding rise in anti-Semitic attacks worldwide are a wake-up call to Jews everywhere. A Jew is a Jew, no matter where they live.

Elie Wiesel Speaks Out

Our dreams of peace have gone up in the smoke of ransacked synagogues and blood-thirsty mobs.

Bring Us to Our Borders in Peace

"There is an undercurrent of tension. I am all too aware that, not so far away, Jewish police officers and soldiers are putting their lives on the line to protect Israel."

A Letter From the Front Line

This letter was written by Danny Verbov, the director of Aish HaTorah's Danny Frei Jerusalem Fellowship Program, and sent to the global Aish HaTorah family.

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