One of the more scandalous episodes of the Al Durah Affair came about after the judges saw the rushes and Karsenty won his appeal, much to the astonishment of the journalistic community who, under the aegis of Jean Daniel of Le Nouvel Observateur, put together a petition in his support. Below is a discussion of this development from an earlier post on Public Secrets (“they stage stuff all the ...Continue Reading → Share
Book Review: Nidra Poller on Un Enfant Est Mort (A Child is Dead): Netzarim, 30 Septembre 2000, by Charles Enderlin
Nidra Poller, April 3, 2012
Jewish Political Studies Review 23:1-2 (Spring 2011)
This review was originally published by JCPA
30 September 2000, Netzarim Junction in the Gaza Strip. State-owned France 2 TV airs footage of the allegedly fatal shooting, in real time, of a Palestinian youth and the critical wounding of his father, “targeted by gunfire from the Israeli position.” The ...Continue Reading → Share
L’Affaire Enderlin: Being a French journalist means never having to say you’re sorry.
Jul 7, 2008, Vol. 13, No. 41
By ANNE-ELISABETH MOUTET
To understand the al-Dura affair, it helps to keep one thing in mind: In France, you can’t own up to a mistake. This is a country where the law of the Circus Maximus still applies: Vae victis, Woe to the vanquished. Slip, and it’s thumbs-down. Not for nothing was Brennus a Gaul. His modern French heirs don’t do ...Continue Reading → Share
A decision was expected today. Will the court exonerate Philippe Karsenty?
by RICHARD LANDES
April 4, 2013 – 7:38 am
Source Al-Dura Verdict: What Prognosis for Civil Society in France?
At 3:00 p.m. on September 30, 2000, everything turned upside down at Netzarim Junction in the Gaza Strip. France2 cameraman Talal abu Rahma — after a day of filming spontaneously staged scenes of Palestinian injury and ...Continue Reading → Share
By Richard Landes World Last updated: April 4th, 2013
The image that shocked the world
The image the world didn’t see: Enderlin, having already declared the boy dead, cut this final sequence from his broadcast.
Anyone who remembers the halcyon dreams of the 1990s, of civil society spreading the world over, heralding a new ...Continue Reading → Share
Adam Levick fisks the Guardian’s original October 3, 2000 account of what happened at Netzarim Junction in Gaza, ‘Making of a martyr’, thus:
Suzanne Goldenberg begins her Oct. 3, 2000 Guardian account of an incident which had taken place three days earlier, near the Netzarim Junction in Gaza, ‘Making of a martyr’, thus:
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“A circle of 15 bullet holes on a cinder block wall, and a smear of darkening blood. That is what marks the spot ...
This essay is cross posted by Hadar Sela at BBC Watch.
The mainstream media – of which the BBC is part – claims to deal in news rather than fiction or folk-lore. News is based upon what happened in reality and is necessarily supported by factual evidence, with the provision of that evidence being the responsibility of those who circulate the story.
One of the issues facing media outlets in the digital age is speed: the competition with their peers ...Continue Reading → Share
Martin Malliet’s Reflections on the Enderlin-Karsenty Case in the Al Durah Affair
January 1, 2013
The article that follows was originally published on January 1, 2013, the Augean Stables blog
In response to the previous post, reader Martin J. Malliet wrote the following about the upcoming trial in Paris. Since this trial, scheduled for hearing on January 6, 2013, represents ...