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January 31, 1986 - Image 26

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1986-01-31

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26 Friday, January 31, 1986

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Media War Against Israel
Is Documented in Book

BY DR. MILTON J. STEINHARDT
Special To The Jewish News

spiracy of silence there was no
public outcry. The truth simply
never got out.
It is known that the PLO was
the math catalyst of the civil
war that resulted in 100,000
deaths and 50,000 wounded, yet
the reporting from Beirut was
strongly anti-Israel. The number
of refugees quoted exceeded the
total population. The tremen-
dous caches of arms under-

Israel has experienced a love
and hate relationship with' the
media. The valiant struggle and
sacrifice of the Jews in the 1948
War of Independence aroused
sympathy and admiration. The
universal feeling of guilt associ-
ated with the Holocaust also
contributed to a positive view of
Israel.
This changed somewhat after
the Six-Day War. Israel was no
longer the underdog but a con-
quering occupation force. The
Soviet bloc broke relations with
Israel and opened a virulent
campaign against it that was
taken up by Third World coun-
tries. With the Yom Kippur War
and the oil boycott, the Arafat
invitation by the UN, and the
subsequent UN resolUtion
equating Zionism with racism,
the gates were opened for a
flood of more anti-Israel prop-
aganda. The authors of The
Media's War Against Israel,
being aware .of their own critical
view of the media's inaccuracies,
took great pains to document
their statements.
The foreword states that in
reporting the war in Lebanon
the "media behaved like a lynch
mob" and the chapters that fol-
low attempt to prove it. Frank
Gervasi of the Center for Inter-
national Security presents data
about Lebanon that were either
ignored or played down.
The media failed to report
adequately that the Israeli army
was received with rice and flow-
ers by a population that had suf-
fered seven years of PLO acts of
terror, rape and torture. The
latter was confirmed by such
dignitaries as S. Franjieh,
Lebanon's ex-president; UN
Ambassador Ed. Gharra; Dr.
Wilson Salim, a distinguished .
Lebanese physician; and Dr.
Tarbey. Yet, because of a con-

"The Media's War
Against Israel," by
Stephen Karetzky,
et. al., Shapolsky
Books.

ground were hardly noted.
Arafat's brother, in charge of
the Red Crescent reports, put
out false figures about casual-
ties that were accepted as offi-
cial by the media.
By making a hero of Arafat
the media encouraged the PLO
to hold out longer in Beirut, re-
sulting in greater casualties.
The Media War Against Israel
details specific instances of
slanted news reporting and tele-
vision network bias. It is a re-
markable indictment against
the media that cannot be ig-
nored. The authors deserve cre-
dit for uncovering and docu-
menting much of the data, and
demonstrating the effective
propaganda of the Arab bloc and
the radical left by blackmail,
terror and murder.
It shows the need for media
self-discipline in ethical, objec-
tive reporting to maintain cre-
dibility.

West Coast Newspaper
Battle Heating Up Again

Los Angeles (JTA) — The
Jewish Journal, a new weekly
community newspaper initiated
and supported by the Jewish
Federation Council (JFC) to re-
place its house organ, the L.A.
Jewish Community Bulletin, is
scheduled to begin publication
in late February.
The Journal will be Published
by L.A. Jewish Publications, a
new corporation. The JFC ad-
vanced the corporation a two-
year loan . of $663,000 at ten
percent interest.
The new paper will take over
the mailing list and advertising
contracts of the Bulletin, which
was variously published
monthly, biweekly and finally
weekly. The federation will pay
the Journal a $3 subscription
fee for every contributor to the
United Jewish Fund'Israel
Emergency Fund. (
The Bulletin will cease publi-
cation around' the' end of
January. Its 14 employes, in-
.

.

.

eluding veteran editor Manual
Chait, received dismissal notices
last month.
The decision by the JFC
Board of Directors to support
the new•neWspaper was reached
last February following a year-
long evaluation of the Bulletin
by a JFC committee. The com-
mittee outlined four goals for
the new 'paper: fair and objective
reporting, independent editorial
and business management, the
promotion of JFC services, and
providing information on issues
of concern to the Jewish com-
munity.
The Journal's claim of inde-
pendence ,has been challenged -
both by the labor union repre-
senting five of the Bulletin's
workers, and by Herb Brin, pub-
lisher of the Heritage-Southwest
Jewish Press. Brin has filed a
$1.4 million lawsuit against the
federation, charging unfair com-
petition.



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