The useless reporter's glossary to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
The language used by journalists covering the conflict is as visceral and bloody as the conflict itself. No handbook is going to change that fact.
A few weeks after the Second Lebanon War in 2006, a senior Israel Defense Forces field commander complained about the way some Israeli news organizations covered the fighting. "If I get my hands on S. [a television reporter who will remain nameless] I'll tear him to pieces. What does he mean by reporting about 'the Israeli forces,' while we're the ones defending his sorry ass. Who does he think he is? The...
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