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Updated: The Battle Over Jerusalem and the Temple Mount
Once again, the dishonest battle cry to "defend" the Al Aqsa mosque from Jewish plans of takeover, is being cynically used  as a clarion call for violent jihad. It is the latest salvo in a war against Judaism's legacy in Jerusalem. CAMERA provides background on the battle over the Temple Mount, which is based on Muslim claims of supremacy and fought on multiple political and violent battlefronts.
  
The Six-Day War:
Causes and Consequences
 On this anniversary of the Six-Day War, it is as important as ever to understand how the 1967 war fits into the history of the Middle East.


Haaretz Falsehood: Netanyahu Called Temple Mount 'Religious Site for Muslims Only'
July 25, 2017
In 2015 ,did Prime Minister Netanyahu declare the Temple Mount a "religious site for Muslims only," as Haaretz's English edition reported? No, he said the opposite, "recognizing the importance of the Temple Mount to peoples of all three monotheistic faiths." 
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UK Media Frame Palestinian murder of Jews in Halamish as a ‘Clash’ Over Metal Detectors
July 24, 2017
UK media turn Palestinian murder of Jews in Halamish into a ‘clash’ over metal detectors. Absent is the history of Palestinian incitement, anti-Semitism and violence, all based on the false pretext of protecting Muslim holy sites.
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LA Times Amends Israel 'Refusing Entry' Editorial: HRW's Omar Shakir Has 1-Year Visa
July 20, 2017
In an editorial with a highly misleading headline ("No entry for Israel's critics"), The Los Angeles Times reported that Israel had turned away a Human Rights Watch researcher. After communication from CAMERA, The Times clarifies: Omar Shakir later received a one-year visa.
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C-SPAN Repeatedly Passes off Palestinian Propaganda Film as Factual Documentation
July 20, 2017
In June and July 2017, C-SPAN aired a film promoting the Palestinian victimization narrative. The network had reacted to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley recently decrying the U.N.’s bias against the Jewish state.
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AP Corrects on Iranian Support for Global Terrorism
July 19, 2017
Why does the State Department list Iran as a sponsor of terrorism? Simply because of "its support of anti-Israel groups," as if backing for Students for Justice in Palestine is enough to get Iran on the list? Hardly. CAMERA prompts an AP correction: Iran supports "Hezbollah and other Shia militia groups, including in Iraq, Syria and Bahrain."
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Palestinian Christian Group Asks WCC to Engage in Lawfare Against Critics
July 19, 2017
A newly established group of Palestinian Christian organizations is asking the World Council of Churches to engage in lawfare against its critics in the West. If the WCC obliges, it will represent a new low for the ecumenical organization.
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Why Spanish People Get It Wrong
July 19, 2017
El País, the largest and most influential newspaper in the Spanish world, has a long history of biased reporting about the Jewish state and the Arab-Israeli conflict.  For several years since 2009, the newspaper's coverage was somewhat more balanced and objective.  But it seems, over the past year, to be drifting back to its previous anti-Israel reporting and its opinion pages have become a forum for anti-Israel activists.
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AFP Amends Captions: Temple Mount Closures Follow Deadly Attacks
July 17, 2017
A series of AFP photo captions noted: "Israel took the highly unusual decision to close the Al-Aqsa mosque compound for Friday prayers, leading to anger from Muslims and Jordan." Only after communication from CAMERA did the agency add the reason for the closure and new security measures: a deadly attack by Israeli Arabs.
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The New York Times: Misleading by Omission
July 16, 2017
A New York Times' article about a July 14th Palestinian terror attack in Jerusalem contains no falsehoods or errors, but nevertheless manages to mislead readers both about Jerusalem and its holy sites, as well as the motives behind the events.
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Newsweek Corrects: Stevie Wonder Didn't Cancel Israel Concert
July 13, 2017
With Radiohead's Tel Aviv performance, BDS efforts are on full display, and inflated media reports of boycott victories again emerge. Newsweek is the second media outlet in as many days to correct the false claim that Stevie Wonder cancelled a show in Israel.
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A U.N. Report on Gaza, Reuters and Polemics
July 13, 2017
A new U.N. report about Gaza noted Hamas' rockets attacks, military buildup, successful and attempted kidnappings, and weapons smuggling, so why was a Reuters interview with the U.N.'s Robert Piper mum on these points?
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The Diplomat Corrects: Jerusalem, Not Tel Aviv, Is Israel's Capital
July 13, 2017
CAMERA prompts corrections at The Diplomat, an online magazine about Asia-Pacific current affairs, which had erroneously cited Tel Aviv, instead of Jerusalem, as Israel's capital.
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The Washington Post Goes Dim on Illegal Arab Construction
July 12, 2017
Washington Post reporting on illegal Arab construction leaves much to be desired, and even more unsaid.
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Times of Israel Clarifies on Stevie Wonder and BDS
July 12, 2017
BDS advocates have a history of falsely claiming victory, asserting, for instance, that Meg Ryan and Bruce Willis cancelled appearances in Israel thanks to BDS. Now, Times of Israel clarifies: Stevie Wonder had cancelled a Los Angeles benefit concert, not an Israeli performance.
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Los Angeles Times Corrects: Jerusalem Is Israel's Capital
July 11, 2017
For the second time, CAMERA prompts correction of a Los Angeles Times article which wrongly cited Tel Aviv as shorthand for Israel's capital.
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The LA Times, the Bedouin of Khan Al Ahmar and 'Their Land'
July 11, 2017
"Bedouins in the West Bank hold fast to their land as pressure builds for them to leave" is a Los Angeles Times headline for a 1600 word feature about Khan Al Ahmar which fails to report a key piece of information: when exactly they arrived on "their land" east of Jerusalem.
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Jerusalem Post Corrects on Conversion Bill
July 9, 2017
Following communication from CAMERA, The Jerusalem Post removes several paragraphs from an article which falsely alleged that a new Israeli conversion bill would affect American Jews who underwent non-Orthodox conversions in the United States.
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Updated: UNESCO and the Jewish Legacy in Hebron
July 7, 2017
On 7/7/17, UNESCO's World Heritage Committee recognized the Old City of Hebron and the Cave of the Patriarchs, Judaism's second holiest site, as a Palestinian world heritage site endangered by Israel. While the Palestinian leadership and its Muslim allies have often engaged in historical revisionism to negate Judaism's legacy in the Jewish homeland, UN bodies such as UNESCO violate their own mission, as well as fact and history.
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When The Washington Post Makes Palestinians Disappear
July 7, 2017
CAMERA takes to the pages of The Times of Israel to highlight The Post's willful ignorance of internal Palestinian affairs.
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Five Things You Should Know About the UCC’s Recent Vote on Israel
July 5, 2017
The General Synod of the United Church of Christ, a dying Protestant denomination that is losing about one church a week, has condemned Israel, again. Here is what you need to know.
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India Today Corrects: Tel Aviv Not Israel's Capital
July 5, 2017
CAMERA's Israel office today prompts correction of an India Today article which incorrectly identified Tel Aviv as Israel's capital.
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VOA Corrects Palestine Terminology
July 5, 2017
CAMERA today prompts correction of a Voice of America article which had inaccurately referred to the Palestinian Authority as "Palestine."
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Haaretz's Rogel Alpher, The Maccabiah Games and Fake News
July 4, 2017
Haaretz's Rogel Alpher outrageously argues that the Maccabiah Games make the 1936 Berlin Olympics look good. He falsely reports that "only Jews take part in the Maccabiah" Games, ignoring Israeli Arabs participants previously covered in his very own paper.
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Harvard's Sara Roy: All Hamas Needs is Love
June 30, 2017
If Israel only wanted to, it could make Hamas disappear, its military wing evaporate, and its followers give up their claim to Jerusalem. That is what seems to pass for "smart" at Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies.
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How the Palestinian Authority’s ‘Social Safety Net’ Encourages Terrorism
June 30, 2017
Rewarding and celebrating those who commit terror attacks has played a particularly pernicious role in perpetuating the conflict.
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Teen Magazine Promotes Conspiracy Theory from Protocols of the Elders of Zion
June 30, 2017

A magazine that serves to inform the teen community needs to do a better job at setting and enforcing standards.

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The Washington Post’s Cognitive Dissonance
June 29, 2017
The Washington Post misleads readers on Israeli settlement growth and expansion.
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For Palestinians, It's Lights Out at The Washington Post
June 29, 2017
The Washington Post's coverage of the Palestinians focuses on the hardships imposed by Israel. It fails to inform its readers about troubling issues contained within Palestinian society.
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Haaretz (Again) Corrects Inflated Rafah Casualty Figure
June 28, 2017
For at least the second time, CAMERA prompt corrections at Haaretz, in both English and Hebrew, of an inflated figure for 2014 Palestinian fatalities in Rafah during "Black Friday."
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Los Angeles Times Corrects 'Palestine' Terminology
June 28, 2017
For at least the sixth time in over a decade, CAMERA prompts correction in The Los Angeles Times of an inaccurate reference to "Palestine."
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DPA Corrects: Jerusalem in Israel, Not Palestinian Territories
June 28, 2017
CAMERA prompts correction of a DPA (Deusche Presse-Agentur)photo caption which erroneously placed Jerusalem, Israel's capital, in the Palestinian territories.
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AP Corrects About Western Wall
June 27, 2017
CAMERA prompts correction of an Associated Press article which erroneously referred to the Western Wall as "the last retaining wall of the biblical Jewish temple." The wall was a retaining wall for the mount upon which the temples stood, and it is one of several extant retaining wall.
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Mae Cannon’s Distorted Ethic of Care
June 27, 2017

Mae Cannon, a well-known propagandist who used her position at World Vision as a base to de-legitimize the Jewish state, is now using her position at Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) to do the same thing.

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BBC News Changes Headline, Deletes Tweet After Anger at Portrayal of Terror Attack in Jerusalem
June 21, 2017
Young Israeli policewoman Hadas Malka was murdered by Palestinian terrorists, who were then slain by responding Israeli forces. The BBC headline reads, "Three Palestinians killed after deadly stabbing."
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The Conviction Rate in IDF Tribunals: Is it Too High?
June 21, 2017
What does a commonly cited statistic about Israeli military courts really tell us?
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CNN Corrects On New Hamas 'Charter,' Gaza Unemployment
June 14, 2017
Following communication from CAMERA, CNN corrects an article on the Qatar crisis which wrongly referred to a new Hamas policy document as a "new charter," and which inflated unemployment in Gaza.
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Hebrew Haaretz Says What English Won't: Islamic Jihad Man Was Target of Fatal Strike
June 12, 2017
While Haaretz's Hebrew print edition notes that the 2006 Israeli airstrike which tragically killed several members of the Aman family was targeting an Islamic Jihad member (commander Mohammed Dadouh was killed in the attack), its English counterpart omits this key information.

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The “Pro-Con” Con: Curating Criticism of Israel
June 12, 2017
Although All Things Considered told its listeners they would hear from both Israelis and Palestinians, the selection of guests were curated to ensure a narrow range of views, largely critical of Israel, would be heard.
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Jerusalem Post Corrects: No Police Order to Close Muslim Quarter Shops
June 11, 2017
CAMERA staff prompts correction of a Jerusalem Post article which falsely reported that police ordered shopkeepers in the Muslim Quarter to close during the Jerusalem Day flag march.
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Backgrounder: New Hamas Platform
June 9, 2017
What does the new document say, and what does it mean?
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BBC Promotes Distorted Account of Six-Day-War
June 7, 2017
BBC's Jeremy Bowen promotes the anti-historical account that the Six Day War was a war of choice for Israel and that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict arose as a result of that war.
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Christian Network Celebrates Jewish Victory and National Life in New Film
June 7, 2017

In honor of Jerusalem Day, the Christian Broadcasting Network's docudrama, “In Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem,” provides viewers a historic picture of the battle that reunited Jerusalem, and poignant demonstrations of how Israelis celebrate life.

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NY Times: Nathan Thrall's Ode to Palestinian Violence
June 7, 2017
The New York Times devotes 2000-words to an opinion piece that appears to justify Palestinian violence and terrorism as an effective means to chase Israel out of the West Bank. In the process, the article twists the facts and makes incoherent, internally contradictory arguments.
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The Washington Post’s Troubling Trend Towards Israel
June 5, 2017
In its recent reporting on the Arab-Israeli conflict, The Washington Post has shown an alarming tendency to substitute narrative for fact and fiction for truth. CAMERA highlights this troubling trend.
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These Are Your Journalists, Haaretz
June 4, 2017
"These are your soldiers," Haaretz's Gideon Levy fulminates in a vitriolic attack against Israeli soldiers at large, but the abuse in question involves just a single person, and it is not known whether that individual is even a soldier.
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CAMERA Prompts Corrections to Arabic-Language HuffPost
June 2, 2017
CAMERA recently reported on several errors in a HuffPost Arabi article about Jerusalem. Following communication with CAMERA's new Arabic-language department, some — though not all — of the errors have been corrected.
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Radiohead Frontman Latest to Slam BDS Bullying
June 2, 2017
Music giant Thom Yorke of Radiohead joins a growing list of artists who have called out the anti-Israel and often anti-Jewish boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement.
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AP Corrects: Ron Dermer Not 'Trump's Ambassador to Israel'
June 1, 2017
CAMERA prompts correction of an Associated Press story which wrongly identified Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer as "Trump's ambassador to Israel." The error, and correction, were picked up by leading media outlets such as The New York Times and The Independent.
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HuffPost Arabi Imagines Jerusalem Curfew and Settler Ambitions from Nile to Euphrates
June 1, 2017
In Arabic, Huffington Post tries to get away with false claims:  a curfew in Jerusalem's Muslim Quarter, an influential Israeli political stream envisioning the Jewish state stretching from Egypt to Iraq, and Yair Lapid speaking of his father's Zionist yearning for the "al-Buraq Wall."
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Times of Israel Removes False Reference to Jerusalem 'Curfew'
June 1, 2017
Following communication from CAMERA, Times of Israel removes the false claim that a "police-enforced curfew" was imposed on residents of the Old City's Muslim Quarter during the Jerusalem Day march celebrating the 50th anniversary of the city's reunification.
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Reporting on Presidential Visit to Israel, NBC Downplays Palestinian Terrorism and Misrepresents King David Hotel Bombing
May 30, 2017
NBC omits that King David Hotel was used as British military headquarters.
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Other Features 



The Assault on Evangelical Support for Israel
 
 
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C-SPAN Watch

Washington 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.

 
Informed individuals are urged to phone in during segments relevant to Israel or the Middle East. If aired, such a call will be noted as a C-SPAN Watch entry which will include an online link to the video clip of the call. The call-in numbers are…More

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for latest entry (July 23, 2017)


and CAMERA's campus blog




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

Al-Jazeera America (AJAM) Watch

Update: AJAM discontinued broadcasting on April 12, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern)
 
Financed by the oil sheikdom of Qatar, the network 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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for last posting (April 2, 2016 broadcast).

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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