Yasir Arafat

Yasir Arafat’s Timeline of Terror

The media is focusing much attention on Yasir Arafat's legacy. Many of the historical briefs and timelines being published whitewash his decades-long involvement in terrorism. Below is a timeline of some of the key events and terrorist acts associated with Arafat.

Fact-Checking the Fact-Checkers at AP

The AP purports to set the record straight on statements by David Friedman to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during his confirmation hearings for ambassadorship to Israel. But the AP "fact-checker" counters Friedman's fully accurate facts with misleading half-truths.

Distorted Haaretz English Translations On Israeli Public Agenda

As Hebrew social media memes skewer Haaretz's distorted English translations, publisher Amos Schocken and editor Aluf Benn are on the defensive. Meanwhile, CAMERA today catches the latest "Haaretz, Lost in Translation." Avi Dichter ordered Yasser Arafat's assassination, according to Haaretz in English.

Boston Globe Corrects Arafat Error

The Boston Globe and columnist H.D.S. Greenway have corrected the erroneous claim that Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat died while in a bunker under Israeli siege.

Mike Wallace’s Middle East Problem

As Mike Wallace nears retirement, virtually all the retrospectives so far on his 43-year career at CBS News recall his reputation for tough interviews and the ability to get the story.  The reputation may be deserved, in general, but at least one subject has tripped up the "60 Minutes" veteran continually over the years — Israel.

CNN Tilts Sharon, Arafat Profiles

In celebration of CNN's first 25 years, the network collaborated with Time magazine to broadcast a special highlighting "the top 25 most fascinating people." Ranking 15 and 10 are Ariel Sharon and Yasir Arafat. CNN's treatment of the two leaders is itself fascinating because it gives disproportionate play to Palestinian grievances against Sharon, and downplays Arafat's terrorism.

CAMERA Op-Ed Published in Seattle Post-Intelligencer

In the intense media coverage accompanying Yasser Arafat's death, the man known to many as the "father of modern terrorism" is benefiting from an "extreme make-over," as some news reports and columns airbrush history to exclude his actual deeds.

Set Arafat’s Record Straight!

Please continue your efforts to promote responsible reporting about Arafat and his legacy.  Protest whitewashed reports and commentaries that ignore or minimize his decades-long involvement in terror, his goal of destroying Israel, and his siphoning of hundreds of millions of dollars from donations to  the Palestinian people that went instead into his own private accounts. Commend fair and objective reporting that provides adequate context.