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Hastings’ Mideast Expert Wrong on U.S. Aid

In a recent Op-Ed, George Bisharat, a professor at UC Hastings College of the Law, vastly overstated U.S. aid to Israel and entirely misrepresented Arab and Jewish demographics in Jerusalem.

Discredited Qumsiyeh at Center of Davos Fracas

Mazin Qumsiyeh, a former Yale University associate professor of genetics, frequently publishes Op-Eds relying on misinformation to make his case for the replacement of Israel with a "binational state." According to today's New York Times, Qumsiyeh is now at the center of an uproar at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos for penning a magazine article calling for an international boycott of Israel and accusing Israel of "apartheid" practices.

UPDATED: Mazin Qumsiyeh Lacks Credibility

Twice within two weeks, newspapers have had to correct false statements by anti-Israel activist Mazin Qumsiyeh. These two corrections, along with the many other erroneous statements by Qumsiyeh which have passed uncorrected, reveal a disregard for facts that should be a red flag for those considering reading–or publishing–his diatribes. Update: Qumsiyeh responds to CAMERA's critique.

Responding to bias fight or flight?

Some argue there is an easy way to counter media shortcomings and make Israel's case, but there are profound strategic flaws in efforts to advance public understanding of Israel's circumstances that do not tackle and defeat false and damaging information about the Jewish state.

LA Times ‘Correction’ on Binational State Op-Ed Further Misleads

Saree Makdisi, an English professor at UCLA, made falsified charges against Israel to bolster his case that the country is a racist, illegitimate state unworthy of existence. The Los Angeles Times' partial correction yesterday of distorted charges regarding the West Bank security barrier does not inform readers, but further misleads them.

“Arafat’s War” is Recommended Reading

Arafat's War: The Man and His Battle for Israeli Conquest By Efraim Karsh Grove Press, 2003
A riveting and invaluable new book, "Arafat's War" by Efraim Karsh, offers the first comprehensive account of Palestinian policy through the Oslo years.