A Palestinian child refugee at a camp in Palestine in November 1948 [Getty Images]
Last month Al Jazeera Media Network suspended two journalists over a video that “downplayed and misrepresented the Holocaust”. The short clip, which was published by AJ+ Arabic, was taken down after the network said in a statement that it had “contravened its editorial standards”.
In an email to staff, Yaser Bishr, executive director of Al Jazeera’s digital division, announced that there will be “a mandatory bias and sensitivity training programme”. Given the resurgence of anti-Semitism, it is indeed important to scrutinise coverage of the Jewish Holocaust and be vigilant.
In this sense, it is commendable that the Doha-based network has taken action. But when it comes to crimes committed by European powers,