Times Of Israel’s Scrappy Journalism

The Oxford dictionary defines “Scrap” as “A fight or quarrel, especially a minor or spontaneous one.”

‘they were involved in a goalmouth scrap and a player was sent off’
‘he had several minor scraps with the army authorities’

I say this by way of introduction to this headline on the Times of Israel today.


And what was this “minor or spontaneous fight or quarrel”?

This is what these “scraps” look like

Youths threw rocks and Molotov cocktails at IDF troops guarding a group of religious Jews visiting the Joseph’s Tomb holy site, the army said.

Earlier this month an Israeli soldier was shot and moderately wounded there during a similar visit by Jewish pilgrims.

No, Times of Israel. This was no “scrap.” It was no two-sided quarrel. This was an extremely violent attack.

We are already used to the mainstream media and even local outlets like Ha’aretz engaging in such lethal journalism, minimizing the violence of the palestinians. It is extremely disappointing when a so-called more centrist publication engages in this type of dishonesty.


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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