“The Israelis were so outnumbered that I couldn’t help but question the narrative that Israel was Goliath and the Palestinians were David”

How Reporting From Israel Changed My Worldview Forever
by Hunter Stuart
June 22, 2017

[Upon my arrival in Israel] it was immediately obvious to me that most of these organizations wanted news that would highlight the suffering of Palestinians and lay the blame on Israel for that suffering. As Matti Friedman, a former editor at the Associated Press’s Jerusalem bureau, wrote in The Atlantic in 2014, the news media views “the Israel story” as a story of Jewish moral failure. Events that don’t support that narrative are often ignored. I was content to tell this story for my first few months in Israel, because I, too, believed it. As I wrote recently in The Jerusalem Report magazine, I had a deeply negative view of the Jewish state until I moved there. READ MORE

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