The Right Coast
January 05, 2005
World's Worst Country
By Maimon Schwarzschild
According to a poll in the Daily Telegraph, London, (registration required)
Israel comes top of the list of countries where [British] people would least like to live and would least like to take a holiday.Relentlessly hostile -- and it must be said, anti-semitic -- media coverage may account for this in part, but only in part. There are underlying attitudes in Britain, as elsewhere in Europe, which make propaganda frauds like the "Jenin massacre" believable to large numbers of people there.
The indispensable Powerline blog has posted a fascinating essay (actually, a speech) by British writer Melanie Phillips, which puts some of this in context: "The Reporting of Iraq and Israel: An Abuse of Media Power". As Powerline urges, follow the link at the foot of this summary, and read the whole thing.