Tag Archives: Fauxtography

The wrong virus

Da’esh or FSA. Does it matter? A photograph suits an agenda and becomes viral. Sometimes, even frequently, the graphic doesn’t show what those sharing in the social media think it does. The BBC seems to have caught one of these. … Continue reading

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International Women’s Pallywood

Female Fauxtography The Palestinians are often noted for appropriating everybody and anybody’s narratives. When I first became interested, in-depth, in Israel advocacy the PLO were claiming that plane hijackers and bus bombers were somehow the equivalent of Viet Cong fighting a guerilla … Continue reading

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It’s not a court of law

It’s a Syrian child! I’m waiting until the Palestinian DisInformation Center gets sufficiently embarrassed and replaces the cover on their Facebook page. No link because I don’t want even for a second to boost its place in search engines but … Continue reading

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Another Fauxtography fail

The first casualty in war is truth When it comes to demonising Israel the last thing that matters is truth. Time and time again we see photographs from other conflicts such as Iraq or Syria or even Bosnia or Ukraine … Continue reading

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Fauxto-op

First I wanted to be a cowboy – now I want to be a journalist A tweeted photograph by a Swedish journalist has received 40K retweets and remarkably little analysis. Is placing your helmet on a child for a photo … Continue reading

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Not another doll!

Fauxtography returns to Gaza During the Second Lebanon War a new term entered the bloggers’ lexicon: fauxtography – a combination of faux meaning imitation or artificial  and photography. A close cousin to the video version AKA Pallywood, it took several recognisable … Continue reading

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Cartoon capers

Do it yourself viral cartoons There was something wrong about this cartoon and I don’t mean the blaming Israel and America for the failure of the Arab Spring. I’ve been a photographer and Photoshop artist for more than enough years … Continue reading

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All in the label

Relabeling Sabra & Shatila as Deir Yassin Today is the memorial Day for Israel’s Fallen Servicemen and Women. Tomorrow is Independence Day. A good reason to hobble a mislabeled libel gone viral. One persistent feature of Pallywood Fauxtography is the … Continue reading

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Palestinian Photoshoppery

A picture tells a 1,000 lies Can you spot the difference? The picture, on the left, of an Israeli soldier, apparently, threatening two children is doing the rounds of the Internet. It offended me, not only for the propaganda but for … Continue reading

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If I was a Hamas PR guru …

25 November 2012 … I would take lessons from the BBC If I was a Hamas public diplomacy guru, how would I direct the BBC to ‘position’ the war between Israel and Gaza? I would tell them to focus on … Continue reading

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