Most of my readers are familiar with the left leaning media bias of the Haaretz newspaper/website. For those of you who may not be, please take a look at the following two articles, one published in the Jerusalem Post and one in today's Haaretz English website.
Haaretz's article here, titled "Israel Reneges on Committment to Reopen Karni Crossing to Aid", details Shaul Mofaz's decision not to open the Karni crossing today, with very little context provided as to why he came to make this decision.
Contrast this to the way the Jerusalem Post treats the same information in its article titled "Mofaz Decides Not to Open Karni"- placing the necessary context in the first two paragraphs:
"Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz decided Wednesday night that the Karni goods crossing would be closed on Thursday, following the firing of five Kassam rockets at Israeli targets from the Gaza Strip during the day. An additional four Kassam rockets were fired at Israel Wednesday overnight, after the defense minister's decision.
Mofaz's decision marked a reversal of an army statement earlier in the day, which said that the Karni crossing would not be closed in order to allow crucial humanitarian aid to cross over into the Gaza Strip."
The Haaretz report has some further details, that unfortunately the Jerusalem Post does not. They conveniantly place this information way down in paragraph 12, though.
"Israeli officials have defended their closure of Karni as a security precaution against possible Palestinian attacks and said they offerred to reroute supplies to Gaza through another crossing, an offer the Palestinians declined."
In other words, the Israelis offerred a way to let the humanitarian aid in to Gaza, but not through this specific crossing, perhaps because they have specific intelligence information about this point - and the Palestinians are stubbornly refusing this option.
Too bad you have to read so far down to get this information.
Perhaps, in a more just world, the Haaretz article should be titled "Palestinians Refuse Compromise Deal on Border Opening".
(Hey, its Adar, stranger things have happened this month!)