Historian/political writer Rick Perlstein writing in Rolling Stone explaining why media folks don’t speak out on the issue:
People are cowed at the thought of taking on the shrieking Israel absolutists, the ones who imagine themselves every day saving six million lives and their critics as hastening the slaughter.
From the Jewish Council for Public Affairs:
In Response to Flawed 60 Minutes Report on Israel, Thousands Join Letter Writing Campaign
Following an inaccurate report on the Palestinian Christian population, over 3,600 people have independently reached out to 60 Minutes through the Jewish Council for Public Affairs asking the television news magazine to correct the record. The report, “Christians of the Holy Land” which aired Sunday April 22nd, falsely claimed that the Palestinian Christian population had decreased and blamed the spurious change on Israeli policies….
…“This has really been a grassroots response from the community looking for honest discussion about Palestinian Christians and Israel,” said JCPA President Rabbi Steve Gutow. “We cannot have a productive and fair conversation if facts are misrepresented and the record is distorted.”
More from the email, to answer commenter Scott:
A report on the demographic data released by the JCPA last summer conclusively demonstrates that the population Palestinian Christian population has either remained the same or increased in West Bank over the last few decades…
JCPA Chair Dr. Conrad Giles: “60 Minutes took unchallenged the Kairos Palestine document, an anti-Israel manifesto that places 100% of the blame for the tragic Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Israel. We hope this broad call for a more responsible conversation on Israel does not go unnoticed.”