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 […]

Lopsided UN Resolutions Will Only Undermine Efforts For Peace in Israel

Considerable media attention has focused on the recently passed UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution, which forcefully condemned Israel, as well as the speech by outgoing Secretary of State John Kerry, who attacked the Jewish state and assaulted its very legitimacy. Both represent the wrong path to peace. The Israeli government, politicians across the political spectrum […]

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 […]

CBC Reporter Neil Macdonald Gratuitously Attacks Israel (Yet Again)

True to form, CBC Senior Correspondent Neil Macdonald today continued his modus operandi of twisting unrelated domestic and world affairs stories into criticisms of Israel. In a “analysis” report about the governing Liberals being “just as capable as predecessors of making promises it knows it can’t keep”, Macdonald somehow managed to drag Israel into the story by stating […]