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<I>Washington Post</I> Ops for Pop Psychology over Hard News on Palestinian U.N. Moves
Palestinian leadership is “frustrated” by failure of talks with Israel, or it caused negotiations to fail? The Washington Post opts for pop psychology over hard news in coverage of evasive Palestinian diplomacy.
  
Campaign Calls Out New York Times Bias
 
Israel Law Center and Nitsana Darshan-Leitner Attacked by the New York Times
January 25, 2015
Jodi RudorenThe New York Times has a Jewish problem, exemplified most recently by its humanization of Palestinian terrorists, and the demonization by Jodi Rudoren of attorney Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, who has the nerve to fight terrorism and its funders by filing lawsuits.
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Kobi Niv Dubs All Israelis Racist, Misses Praise for Lassana Bathily
January 27, 2015
"[T]he truth is that we are a racist country, from the prime minister on down to the grassroots citizen," opines Tal Niv in Haaretz, castigating Israelis for their supposed lack of praise for Lassana Bathily, the black Muslim immigrant who saved Jews during the Paris attack.
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Some Urgent Questions for the Publisher of ‘The Christian Century’
January 26, 2015
Christian Century, led by editor and publisher Rev. Dr. John Buchanan (left), has ignored ignored a scandal involving one of its former editors, Rev. James M. Wall who now serves on the editorial board of a magazine that explicitly promotes antisemitism.
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LA Times Corrects: Jerusalem is Israel's Capital
January 25, 2015
CAMERA prompts correction of a Los Angeles Times Op-Ed by Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, which erroneously identified Tel Aviv as Israel's capital.
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New York Times' Amnesia in Recounting Hezbollah's Past Actions
January 21, 2015
Anne Barnard's report on the alleged Israeli airstrike that killed an Iranian general and Hezbollah operatives omits crucial information about past Hezbollah activities that the Times itself had reported at the time they occurred.
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Al-Jazeera English Fumbles, Al-Jazeera America Sacked
January 13, 2015

 Al-Jazeera English's “We're not Charlie” memo mars Al-Jazeera America's image, USA Today's media columnist says. It's not image but substance critics need to examine.

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BBC Reporter Links Murder of French Jews to Israeli Actions
January 13, 2015
BBC reporter Tim Willcox must apologize on air to underscore that BBC does not subscribe to irrational and bigoted views that, in effect, blame Israel for murderous attacks on Jews anywhere.
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In Hebrew, Haaretz Clarifies Regarding Rafah Casualties
January 12, 2015
Presspectiva, CAMERA's Hebrew division, prompts clarification today of an Haaretz editorial which cited inflated figures for the number of Palestinians killed in Rafah Aug. 1, dubbed "Black Friday."
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International Business Times Pulls Article Calling ISIS "Zionist Plot"
January 12, 2015
After CAMERA brought to the attention of the International Business Times an article relaying charges that ISIS is a "Zionist plot" and its leader is "a Jew," a senior editor decided to pull the piece.
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Mahmoud Abbas at Paris March. Media Don't Ask Why
January 12, 2015

What was Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas doing at the Paris march for free speech and against Islamic terrorism? News media didn't ask, or didn't want to.

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Plans to "Eradicate" Egyptian Town Prompt NY Times Yawn
January 9, 2015
How does The New York Times report on house demolitions? That depends on whether it is Israel or Egypt that is responsible.
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When is a Correction in Error? When The Washington Post Says So
January 9, 2015

For The Washington Post, calling a friar a monk requires correction. Calling armistice lines a border, no. Mislabeling disputed territories as Palestinian? Forget about it.

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National Geographic Runs Correction on Judaism's Holiest Site
January 7, 2015
Following communication with CAMERA's Israel office, National Geographic corrects a caption which erroneously identified the Western Wall as Judaism's holiest site. The Temple Mount is the most sacred site in Judaism.
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Party Time: Fatah's Founding Myth
January 5, 2015
 It's Jan. 1, so it's party time in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon. Massive rallies mark 50 years since Fatah's first terror attack against Israel, but media outlets are reporting the anniversary of Fatah's founding.
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Haaretz Corrects "Lost in Translation" on Mosque Fire
January 4, 2015
Following communication from CAMERA, Haaretz English edition editors commendably add information about an Israeli investigation ruling out arson to an article that had reported that Palestinians blamed a fire in a West Bank mosque on settlers.
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Voice of America Corrects: U.S. Didn't Veto Palestinian Statehood Bid
January 4, 2015
CAMERA's Israel office prompts correction of a Voice of America report which wrongly stated that the United States vetoed the Palestinian statehood bid in the United Nations Security Council.
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Liberating Theater J from Diva Ari Roth
January 2, 2015

Defenders of ousted Theater J artistic director Ari Roth portray him as a martyr to artistic freedom. Doing so excuses theatrical anti-Israel agit-prop. On-stage fiction, yes; defamation no.

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CAMERA's Top Ten MidEast Media Mangles for 2014
December 31, 2014
This year the press stumbled all too many times in covering the Middle East, falling down on the obligation to report accurately and without bias. Though there were many contenders, CAMERA has identified the biggest offenders.
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New York Times Corrects Mosque "Arson" Claim. Will CNN?
December 21, 2014
Following communication from CAMERA, The New York Times commendably corrects a news analysis which had stated as fact that arson was responsible for a fire in a West Bank mosque. Will CNN, AFP and The Los Angeles Times likewise correct?
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NY Times Corrects Nazareth Error, But Not 'Nakba Day' Law Error
December 21, 2014
CAMERA prompts a New York Times correction of an article which wrongly claimed that Nazareth has just five percent of the land compared to neighboring Upper Nazareth. The Gray Lady isn't backing down, though, on its erroneous reference to the 'Nakba Law.'
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A Guide to NYT Advocacy Journalism: Focus on Jodi Rudoren
December 21, 2014
Jerusalem bureau chief Jodi Rudoren does not differentiate between objective reporting and pushing her viewpoint. And her editors do not care. In fact, they seem to prefer advocacy over straightforward journalism. A case in point—a Dec. 9 front page article purporting to report on a debate over Israel's Jewish identity.
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The Stubborn Antisemitism of Yahoo and The Christian Century
December 18, 2014
Yahoo and James M. Wall, a contributing editor at The Christian Century, both help to mainstream an antisemitic webpage that promotes Holocaust denial and blames Jews for 9/11.
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The New York Times Blog Publishes Shoddy Defense of Steven Salaita
December 17, 2014
Professor Joseph Levine presents an error-laden polemic criticizing the University of Illinois' decision to rescind an offer to Steven Salaita after his abusive and bigoted tweets about Israel and Jews came to light.
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Backdraft: Some Media Outlets Backtrack on Mosque 'Arson'
December 16, 2014
Weeks after news accounts blamed Jewish arsonists for a fire in a West Bank mosque, an investigation finds the cause was electrical. CAMERA followed up with media outlets that had reported as fact that the mosque was attacked, with positive outcomes at AP, New York Times and Haaretz.
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Omissions Distort Washington Post's 'Palestinian U.N. Statehood Showdown'
December 16, 2014

The Washington Post fell for the hoary “Palestinian frustration” diagnosis to explain Mahmoud Abbas’ latest “statehood-without-peace” maneuver at the United Nations. CAMERA fills in the paper’s misleading omissions.   

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The New York Times' Unique Definition For Israeli Funding
December 15, 2014
A standards editor resorts to definitional contortions to avoid correcting a mischaracterization of Israel's "Nakba Law" as "prohibit[ing] funding for groups that commemorate the Nakba." In fact, the narrow law enables the state to withhold government money from state-funded bodies.
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"Children of the War": Washington Post's Big, Empty Photo Spread
December 14, 2014
A Washington Post photo spread on children of last summer’s Israel-Gaza war might move readers to tears. But not to understanding.
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'Contentious Arab Lawmaker' Gets Washington Post Platform
December 14, 2014

A Washington Post feature gives readers a glimpse of anti-Israel Arab Knesset member Haneen Zoabi. But it lets her twist the focus knob.

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New York Times "Correction" Fails to Correct Blumenthal Error
December 11, 2014
The New York Times has made three corrections to Max Blumenthal's contribution to the Opinion pages. Only two of them were acknowledged. And at least one of the "corrections" spectacularly fails to redress the error, and served only to leave editors' fingerprints directly on the falsehood.
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Commissioning Extremism from Max Blumenthal, the NY Times Also Receives Errors
December 9, 2014
max blumenthalThe New York Times turned to two extremists to participate in a debate about Israeli society, and reaps what it sowed — primitive Israel-hatred and clear-cut factual errors. (Updated.)
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The Future of Evangelical Support for Israel
December 9, 2014

In this article originally published in the December 2014 Jerusalem Post Christian Edition, CAMERA analyst Tricia Miller challenges the church to expose the errant theology at the heart of an aggressive and deceptive anti-Zionist agenda.

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Bias Seeps Into The Wall Street Journal's News Coverage
December 8, 2014
Recurring bias has crept into the reporting of events in Israel by correspondents Joshua Mitnick and Nicholas Casey. Editors need to restore accuracy and balance or the newspaper's credibility will suffer.
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Newsweek Falls Off Abyss With Sarah Helm's Hatchet Job
December 8, 2014
With error-ridden, tendentious piece on "Young Woman at the Forefront of Jerusalem's New Holy War," Sarah Helm stakes out her territory at the fore of Newsweek's journalistic decline.

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The New York Times Unspun
December 8, 2014
Even when Jews are murdered at prayer, The New York Times turns to false framing, lopsided speaker citations, omissions and platitudes to deflect focus away from the perpetrators and onto Israel.
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On Palestinian Incitement, Washington Post Op-Ed Clueless
December 6, 2014
                      False equivalences and bad history leave a Washington Post Op-Ed on Palestinian incitement clueless. However it passed editorial inspection, it deserves reader rejection.
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Yahoo News and the Hate Site
December 5, 2014
Why is Yahoo legitimizing, promoting and mainstreaming a fringe website that peddles in Holocaust denial and 9/11 conspiracy?
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WBUR's On Point Misleads About the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
December 4, 2014
NPR affiliate stations are currently in the midst of their year-end fund drive. Listeners should carefully consider whether to support such programs as "On Point,"  that so thoroughly mislead  on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
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Associated Press Lays Down Smokescreen
December 3, 2014
Paul Colford from the Associated Press has responded to Matti Friedman's criticism of its coverage of the Arab-Israeli conflict, accusing Friedman of offering half-truths and distortions. Colford's response indicates that the AP is not serious about engaging in journalistic self-reflection.
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Times of Israel, Flash 90 Correct Captions on Temple Mount Visits
November 30, 2014
CAMERA's Israel office prompts correction of a Times of Israel photo caption which erroneously referred to visits by Jewish activists to the al-Aqsa mosque. Jewish activists visited the Temple Mount; none entered the mosque.
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The Seventh Eye Covers CAMERA Symposium
November 28, 2014
The Israel Democracy Institute's Hebrew-language publication on journalism,  The Seventh Eye (Ayin Hashviit), recently covered a symposium held by CAMERA's Israel office. The topic was the problematic media coverage of  the  2014 Hamas war  and the IDF's Operation Protective Edge, to stop Hamas rocket and tunnel attacks on Israel.
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Al-Jazeera America "Inside Story" Misreports Jerusalem Violence
November 27, 2014
Al-Jazeera America TV network, whose owner/operator is the anti-Israel government of Qatar, defamed Israel in Ray Suarez-led "Inside Story" discussion of recent violence in Jerusalem.
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Boston Globe's Farah Stockman: Israel to Blame for Slaughter of Jews
November 26, 2014
Boston Globe columnist Farah Stockman puts the Mark of Cain on Abel instead, using the recent slaughter of Jews in a synagogue as a lesson about Israeli evil.
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Al-Jazeera America’s Fraudulent USS Liberty Documentary
November 25, 2014
Al-Jazeera America TV network, whose owner/operator is the anti-Israel government of Qatar, has aired numerous broadcasts of an hour-long propaganda-laden “documentary” falsely charging that America and Israel have covered up the facts behind the fog of war attack on USS Liberty.
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Presbyterian Peace Activists Bet on Iranian Good Will
November 25, 2014
The International Atomic Energy Agency is worried Iran's nuclear program and has stated the country has not cooperated with inspection efforts. Presbyterian "peace" activists have another message: Don't worry, be happy, and negotiate.
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Zvi Bar'el, Meet Israel's Founding Document
November 25, 2014
Haaretz's Zvi Bar'el warns of a "racist" bill which he says will bring Israel to a state ruled by Jewish law. But the language to which he so objects is nearly identical to what appears in Israel's founding document.
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CAMERA Letter Corrects Baltimore Sun on Jerusalem Murders
November 24, 2014

The Baltimore Sun said murders at a Jerusalem synagogue deserved “the world’s unequivocal condemnation.” Then it equivocated. CAMERA did not. 

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Washington Post Synagogue Massacre Follow-Up Easy on Arabs
November 20, 2014

At first glance, a Washington Post front-page follow-up to Jerusalem's synagogue massacre looked balanced. CAMERA's closer reading showed it was not, not even close.

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The Silence of the Dhimmis
November 20, 2014
Christians in Bethlehem who have excoriated Israel have remained silent about the PA's incitement preceding the murder of five people at Kehilat Yaakov Synagogue in Jerusalem.
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WSJ Corrects Headline About New Israeli "Settlements"
November 19, 2014
The Wall Street Journal is the second media outlet this week to correct an erroneous headline falsely claiming that Israel announced plans to build new settlements.
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New York Times Suppresses Kerry Condemnation of Palestinian Incitement
November 19, 2014
Secretary of State John Kerry said Palestinian incitement was directly responsible for yesterday’s brutal murder of Jews praying in a Jerusalem synagogue. His comments were initially reported but later scrubbed by a newspaper historically adverse to covering Palestinian incitement.
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After Jerusalem Massacre, New York Times Covers Up Abbas' Incitement
November 18, 2014
The New York Times continues to cover up calls for violence by relating to  incitement by the Palestinian leadership as a claim on the part of right-wing Israelis instead of providing straight reports of incitement by Mahmoud Abbas.
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Martin Luther King, Jr:

“Peace for Israel means security, and we must stand with all our might to protect its right to exist, its territorial integrity.
 
“I see Israel, and never mind saying it, as one of the great outposts of democracy in the world, and a marvelous example of what can be done, how desert land can be transformed into an oasis of brotherhood and democracy. Peace for Israel means security and that security must be a reality.”
 
C-SPAN Watch

Susan SwainWashington Journal, a daily phone-in program, is a platform for the defamation of Israel and Jews. C-SPAN executives Susan Swain and Rob Kennedy, like network founder Brian Lamb before them, stonewall public complaint. …More

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for latest posting (Jan. 26, 2015 broadcast).




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REVISTA: Spanish-Language Media Analysis



 



PRESS-Pectiva: Hebrew-Language Media Analysis

Indicting Israel: New York Times Coverage of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
A groundbreaking CAMERA monograph documents how The New York Times holds Israel to a discriminatory standard, omits context and shows a clear preference for the Palestinian perspective.
 
Available for purchase on Amazon.

Eyes On Israel:
CAMERA's Free Media Curriculum
Click above for information about the curriculum.
eyes on israel

apartheid week


Al-Jazeera America (AJAM) Watch

AJAM, financed by the oil sheikdom of Qatar, began broadcasting on Aug. 20, 2013. Why would Qatar's rulers – who have spent hundreds of millions of dollars to launch the new satellite-cable news channel – want to compete with other American cable and over-the-air networks? To give Americans yet another choice for television news, or to gain a platform for Qatari foreign policy (as has been the case with Al-Jazeera Arabic and Al-Jazeera English)? That policy has been problematic in recent years.
 
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AJAM Watch



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Hamas Charter

(Click for a translation of the Charter.)
 
Why has Hamas never ceased to target Jewish civilians within Israel even after Israel withdrew from the Gaza Strip more than three years ago? The answer lies in its governing charter.

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