‘The Guardian, often accused of bias by pro-Israel lobby groups, is excluding Palestinian voices from its comment pages, an examination of two years of coverage has revealed.
Out of 138 op-eds on Palestine/Israel published by the paper in its ‘Comment is free’ section from October 2013 to November 2015 (which includes both print and online-only articles), just 20 were written by Palestinians – 15 per cent of the total.
By contrast, 39 op-eds (28 per cent) were written by Israelis, while the majority, 79 pieces or 57 per cent, were contributed by international journalists and analysts, most of them British.
Amongst the pieces authored by Israelis were six by state representatives, including four by the then-Israeli ambassador to the UK Daniel Taub and his embassy colleague Yiftah Curiel. There were also op-eds by Israeli minister Gilad Erdan and president Reuven Rivlin.’