Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
I dont know if it was done intentionally or not but one question I do have to ask is how does including or excluding a knife mean they are trying to cast Israel in a bad light? A knife is a knife, there's nothing about the knife itself to suggest it was owned or used by either side. So looking at the picture I don't see anything that would conclusively tell me that knife was used by the ship's personnel or its an Israeli knife. So if it was the intention of Reuters going into this story to report it in a manner biased against Israel, cutting out a knife that could have come from anywhere doesn't really mean that much.
I couldn't see how someone looking at this picture and, even if they even noticed the knife, having a change of opinion either from pro-Israeli or neutral to anti-Israeli or doubting of Israel's story or even a weakening of their opinion of Israel or Israel's actions. So in other words, I would be inclined to believe Reuters was not attempting any bias or to sway anyone's opinion by doctoring photos simply because if this was the limit of their action towards that goal, than its such a small and perhaps totally ineffective action that it wouldn't by worth the effort and potential fallout unless it was only part of a larger plan/action. I won't be convinced its a conspiracy on the part of Reuters, or someone within Reuters, until more evidence comes up.
Tired of elections being between the lesser of two evils.When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. -Socrates