Rectifying the Palestinian Narrative

The mainstream media in the United States and in Western Europe have often been uncritically receptive of the Palestinian narrative. Media rarely question it, but instead disseminate its distortions of history and its deliberate misrepresentation of Israeli policies and often of the Jewish community. However, alert journalism demonstrated the true nature of that narrative when it uncovered one of the more historically flagrant and outrageous fabrications about Jews in an article published by Miftah, the Palestinian think tank, at the end of March 2013. Miftah, the Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy, was founded in Jerusalem in December 1998 with an ambitiously stated objective: "To disseminate the Palestinian narrative and discourse globally to both official and popular bodies and decision-makers." It purports to adopt the "mechanisms of an active and in-depth dialogue, the free flow of information and ideas, as well as local and international...(Read Full Article)