CBC Wrongly Claims Israeli Security Barrier is a Permanent Demarcation Line

In coverage of U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel, on May 21, CBC News reporter Susan Ormiston filed 2 reports which wrongly claimed that the Israeli Security Barrier is a “permanent” demarcation line and barrier. Ormiston’s CBC Online report stated the following: “The separation barriers were constructed by Israel 14 years ago to stop attacks […]

The Daily Brief – Today’s News And Views About Israel & The Mideast – March 14

CBC Ombudsman Esther Enkin’s latest review on Middle East matters. Here’s an abstract: “The complainant, Constantine Kritsonis, wanted a correction in a story about the December Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The story was largely focused on the American abstention on the vote, but a sentence describing […]

CBC Ombud Partially Upholds HRC Complaint: Report Should've Mentioned UNWRA Ties to Hamas

On January 3, CBC Ombudsman Esther Enkin partially upheld a recent HonestReporting Canada complaint finding that a November article by Mideast bureau chief Derek Stoffel which mentioned Canada’s cutting core funding to UNWRA under the Harper administration, should have included relevant context stating that the funding cut was due to UNWRA’s being closely tied to the Hamas […]