If there's one thing about the political left today, it's that they have an unfathomable obsession with and sympathy for the underdog. Try remembering the last time you read in any newspaper about Hamas firing rockets at Israel. Chances are you don't even hear of such actions until Israel strikes back. If a terrorist rams his car into Israeli soldiers, odds are you won't read about it anywhere beyond a local Israeli newspaper. However if an Israeli jet strikes a Hamas rocket launcher in Gaza, you can bet your bottom dollar that it'll be plastered on the front page of BBC's breaking news. Oftentimes news agencies will downplay the escalation by Hamas that led to the airstrikes. Hamas knows this and uses it to their advantage. Often making claims that Israel is intentionally targeting Palestinian civilians when in reality, no other country on the planet goes as far as Israel to ensure that minimal collateral damage occurs from it's strikes on terrorist targets.
Unfortunately, fair and balanced journalism is becoming increasingly rare today. Nor is the Middle East conflict the only topic that gets reported subjectively by the media. All news agencies spin news stories of all sorts to a certain extent to fit their political beliefs. However none are anywhere near as blatant or as absurd as the subjectivity against Israel. There's plenty of far more horrific tragedies taking place in the world such as the brutal and ongoing civil war in Syria, genocide in Sudan, or near daily atrocities being committed by ISIS. For some reason, none of these seem to be quite as interesting as Israel building in what the world considers to be "occupied territories," which I explained in a previous post, is fully legal and legitimate. It's crucial to always hear, analyze, and understand both sides of the story in any conflict. Only hearing one side of any argument will ensure that you stay misinformed and will always lack crucial information.