Amid growing concerns of media bias against Israel, journalist Lilac Sigan set out last year to produce a quantitative analysis that explores the disproportionate and slanted coverage of the Jewish state by The New York Times.
In an 80-minute webinar hosted by the Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) this week, Sigan presented her study and findings, followed by a panel of media professionals — including CAMERA Senior Researcher Gilead Ini, former Israel Defense Forces International Spokesperson Jonathan Conricus, and JNS Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Tobin — delving deeper into the factors contributing to media bias against Israel, the short and long-term dangers it poses, including rising antisemitism globally, and recommendations to address the issue moving forward.
The discussion — titled “Is Israeli Reality Fit to Print?” — was moderated by CAM Research and Data Manager Yoni Michanie.
“Erroneous coverage of Israel can potentially promote antisemitism through various mechanisms,” Michanie noted in his introductory remarks. “It’s important to note that not all criticism of Israel or its policies is inherently antisemitic. However, when coverage of Israel becomes biased, distorted, or excessively focuses on negative aspects while disregarding crucial context, it can contribute to the festering of antisemitic attitudes and beliefs.”
Watch the full recording of the “Is Israeli Reality Really Fit to Print?” webinar here:
The views and opinions expressed by the speakers in this program are theirs alone, and do not represent official positions of the Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM).