Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Article: Israeli envoy expelled over forged passports

On Tuesday, May 25, the Hartford Courant published this one paragraph long story:

"CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's government said Monday that it had ordered the expulsion of an Israeli diplomat over the use of fake passports in the January assassination of a Hamas militant in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Foreign Minister Stephen Smith said an investigation had left no doubt that Israeli intelligence services had been behind the forgery of four Australian passports used by suspects in the killing of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh."

While technically accurate, the article suffers from serious errors of omission. The article fails to note there actually is no evidence directly linking Israel to the assassination of Mabhouh, who is euphemistically called a "militant" rather than a terrorist. There is also no mention of the murders of which Mabhouh is guilty.


Factual Accuracy: 10
Bias Free: 3
Pro-Israel: 0
Anti-Israel: 5

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