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August 04, 2015

In AFP Captions, Only Palestinians Are Peace Activists

On Sunday, an Israeli peace group organized an event drawing together Israelis and Palestinians who stood together against violence and for peace. Why did Agence France-Presse call only the Palestinians "peace activists" while referring to the Israeli participants as "Jewish settlers"?

The Aug. 2 event, organized by the Israeli peace group Tag Meir, took place along a major West Bank between Jerusalem and Hebron. In captions accompanying a series of photographs, the AFP wire service drew a remarkable distinction between Israeli and Palestinian participants.

Out of all seven of the captions, AFP consistently identified Palestinian participants as "Palestinian peace activists." At the same time, in all seven captions, the news agency called Israeli participants "Jewish settlers," or, in one instance, "Jewish man." A sampling of the images and captions follows.

afp settlers Pal peace activists 1a.jpg

afp settlers palestinian peace activists 4a.jpg

afp settlers Pal peace activists 3A.jpg

afp settlers peace activists 2a.jpg

CAMERA has asked AFP: Are the Israelis demonstrating against violence and in favor of peace not "peace activists?" Why the partial and inconsistent terminology?

Posted by TS at August 4, 2015 06:29 AM


Grand moment d'espoir ! Et si tout devenait possible ?

Posted by: Piazzoli at August 5, 2015 07:58 AM

comme c beau les deux peuples réunis dans la paix et sérénité , espoir fait vivre !!

Posted by: hajjar at August 5, 2015 10:23 AM

NO shock here.
As Camera reported about AFP.
AFP Attempts to Justify Terror Attack That Killed Malachi Moshe Rosenfeld

Posted by: Barry Meridian at August 5, 2015 06:36 PM

Look at the name of the photographer, Hazem Bader. He probably writes the captions. Look at his past work, you'll see a pattern and a love for Arafat.

Posted by: Craig at August 6, 2015 02:28 PM

It's time for CAMERA to do an investigation on Hazem Bader, AFP photographer:

Posted by: Craig at August 6, 2015 02:31 PM

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