Media coverage isn’t giving the full story as Palestinians protest over the Trump administration’s decision to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
TheBlaze’s Jason Buttrill and Faithwire’s Dan Andros reported live on location at Jerusalem to share an update as the new embassy opens and the area is rocked by protests. The embassy was formally moved to Jerusalem today, on the 70th anniversary of Israel declaring its independence.
“It’s interesting when you look at the way the media’s tone is towards this … they always take the one perspective,” Andros said. The media is mostly highlighting Palestinian protesters instead of acknowledging how ardently many Israelis support the move to Jerusalem.
“Obviously, they care about this relationship, yet the media doesn’t bother to try to figure out why,” Andros said, detailing signs he saw that read, “Trump, make Israel great.”
Jason described the attacks from Palestinians trying to cross the Gaza border, a scene of flames, smoke and gunfire. Media outlets are covering the deaths of Palestinians trying to cross the border but aren’t explaining that Israeli forces are protecting the country from invaders who are throwing rocks and tearing up the streets.
“The problem is, there’s no context,” he said.