Toronto Star Amends Headline Mentioning that Palestinian Teen Attacked Israeli

On December 13, the Toronto Star published a news article to its widely read website with a headline that read: “Israeli police officer investigated for shooting Palestinian teen”. What this headline failed to mention was that this Palestinian teenage girl had just carried out a terror attack (she stabbed an elderly man with scissors) and was […]

Toronto Star Gives Front Page Coverage to Palestinian Incitement

HonestReporting Canada (HRC) is tasked with monitoring the media, exposing inaccuracy and bias in Canadian reporting on Israel and the Mideast region, and importantly, we recognize and commend news organizations for exceptional reporting. Today, we are pleased to be able to commend the Toronto Star – a news outlet which we have often criticized for […]

CBC Ombud Upholds HRC Complaint: Interview with Anti-Israel NGO Not Adherrent to CBC Standards

Yesterday, CBC Ombudsman Esther Enkin released a review entitled “Breaking the Silence: A controversial report and the question of balance” which found that a May 4 CBC As It Happens interview with a representative from anti-Israel NGO Breaking the Silence (listen here), was not adherent to CBC’s Journalistic Standards and Practices. Ms. Enkin wrote: (emphasis added) […]

HRC in Williams Lake Tribune: "Opinion On War Has No Foundation"

In the Williams Lake Tribune, HRC countered a columnist’s claim  that Israeli forces intentionally target Palestinian children for political purposes. Read our full letter below: Opinion on war has no foundation – November 25, 2015 In war, the first casualty is the truth. Williams Lake Tribune columnist Diana French outrageously accuses Israel of “terrorism” implying that Israeli […]