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From Al-Masara to the Wall Street Journal: A Case Report of Palestinian Fauxtography


IranAware

ByAllon Friedman

Like all supporters of Israel, I am acutely aware of the mainstream media’s all-pervading anti-Israel bias.  I learned long ago that news reports which fairly present Israel’s version of the conflict are as rare as July snowflakes in Houston.  A recent experience of mine only reinforced these beliefs.

While leisurely perusing a recent edition of the Wall Street Journal, I came across an article entitled “Israel Pushes Housing After U.N. Vote.”  I was immediately struck by a curious photograph within the piece and its caption: “A Palestinian girl tries to push an Israeli soldier at a demonstration in the West Bank village of al-Masara, near Bethlehem, on Friday.”

At first glance, the photo did indeed reveal a young girl facing an Israeli soldier who, along with several comrades, was holding up his riot shield.  On closer examination, however, several things about the photo were…

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