MembersThe News Media’s Systemic Antisemitism

Journalists must understand that, like politicians, their words have consequences, including fanning the flames of Jew-hatred

Journalists bear responsibility for the hostility their reports stir against Israel and the Jewish people.
Journalists bear responsibility for the hostility their reports stir against Israel and the Jewish people. Photo: Hamad Almakt/Flash90

The indignant protest that “criticising Israel is not antisemitic” has become both a mantra and a cloak beneath which Jew-haters pall their prejudice. It is, however, easily exposed. And a big chunk of the blame for criticism of Israel that is both antisemitic and a generator of more antisemitism lies firmly at the door of Western news media.

It has been instructive, in recent weeks, to witness agenda-driven journalists vigorously at work trying to unseat British Prime Minister Boris Johnson by fanning public fury over “partygate,” banging the drum of “words have consequences,” and insisting that “if it walks like a duck and sounds like a duck then it is a duck.”

Instructive – when assessing a February 10 Sky News (UK) report on antisemitism in the United Kingdom which, in 2021, skyrocketed 38 percent above the previous year; the highest number recorded since a watchdog began documenting Jew-hatred in 1984.

Statistics by the Community Service Trust (CST)...

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