Some things never change. Anti-Israel media bias is one of them.
From today’s Reuters: Israel rejects Hamas ceasefire call.
From the headline, the casual reader would make the assumption that big bad Israel is at it again, rejecting the perfectly reasonable offer of a peace-loving Hamas.
Rocket attacks? Kidnapped soldiers? Terrorist attacks? The fact that any cease-fire offer by Hamas is nothing but a ruse anyway? Well, none of those are even suggested by the headline, and are only vaguely referred to in the text of the article itself.
A better headline might read something like “Israel stands strong against Hamas’s blackmail” or, perhaps, “Israel sees through Palestinian terrorist government’s transparent cease-fire ruse”.
But of course, headlines like that would be called – what else? – biased.
Update: Here’s Meryl with more anti-Israel-media-bias-of-the-week, this time from AP.