By Stephen Pollard, August 27, 2009
The story goes that when someone remarked of Herbert Morrison that he was his own worst enemy, Ernest Bevin responded, “Not while I’m alive he ain’t”.
I sometimes think that the reverse of that is true with Israel and the media. Those of us who battle to make Israel’s case over the cacophony of hostility which characterises coverage of the Middle East are sometimes — if I’m being honest, often — reduced to apoplexy at the self-defeating behaviour of the Israeli government.
Israel has many enemies in the media, but more often than not it is its own worst enemy.