Complaint One: Fairfax

August 9, 2018 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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The Australian Jewish Association (AJA) calls out the Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) for a disgraceful display of anti-Israel bias.

In the last 24 hours, Hamas and Islamic Jihad launched another 150+ rockets/mortars into indiscriminately into Israel. Below is a copy of the official Israel Defense Forces (IDF) map of where the missiles were headed and red alerts sounded. There are videos also released by the IDF on social media showing property damage and families running into bomb shelters.

Overnight Israel time, the IDF launched a major counter offensive hitting 100+ Hamas military targets.

How does the SMH frame its headline of these events? “Pregnant woman and her toddler killed in Gaza, Israel shelling”. It creates a false first impression and lacks essential contextual reference to the frequent shelling of Israeli civilians by Hamas and Islamic Jihad in what are Acts of War against the Jewish State.

This is exactly the sort of headline which would delight Hamas!

The IDF goes to great lengths to avoid civilian casualties but with Hamas deliberately shielding its rocket launchers and other terror infrastructure amongst civilians, some casualties are likely.

Dr David Adler, AJA President said “The SMH headline is to be condemned as so out of context to be grossly misleading. It is consistent with the classic antisemitic characterisation it all started when the Jews fought back. It is not the first time the Fairfax media and the SMH have displayed anti-Israel bias bordering on antisemitism in its reporting”.

Dr David Adler told J-Wire he will file an official complaint to Fairfax tomorrow.


2 Responses to “Complaint One: Fairfax”
  1. Malvina Malinek says:

    This is exactly the same headline from the BBC.
    These media outlets were waiting for the Hamas ‘trophy victims’ to report on what was happening in Israel. This is where the Israeli Government is wrong.
    Don’t bother to wait with retaliations as it doesn’t help to avert the media bias. it only makes Israelis’ suffering worse! They need immediate responses and retaliations for Hamas to stop!.

  2. Adrian Jackson says:

    Being a Fairfax shareholder we dont need to hear Dr Adlers repetitive carping.

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