In as much as HonestReporting Canada exposes cases of inaccuracy and bias in Canadian reporting about Israel, we must also do our part to recognize excellent reporting of the Jewish state and of the Mideast region.
Far too often, our media produce news reports through the narrative of conflict. As we all know, war and perpetual conflict sells and as the news maxim blares, “if it bleeds, it leads.”
There are exceptions to this norm, such as how on June 16, CBC Radio’s “The World This Weekend” news program aired a compelling feature report on a Palestinian transplant recipient who received a kidney from an Israeli donor.
A tragedy that befell an Israeli family led to a new life for a Palestinian boy. The family of a three-year-old Israeli boy who suffered a fatal head injury donated his kidney to a Palestinian boy, uniting the two families and saving the Palestinian boy’s life.
To listen to this report please click here or on the image below:
Credit to the CBC for airing this report that goes beyond the Arab-Israeli conflict, and which highlights the cooperation and human bond that exists among Israelis and Palestinians, which too often goes unreported.
Please commend the CBC and reporter Irris Makler for this June 16 radio report. You can send your considered comments via the CBC’s contact us page.