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Flailing Haaretz Lashes Out At CAMERA
Haaretz Publisher Amos Schocken
Under publisher Amos Shocken, a front-page Haaretz story sought to smear CAMERA and duck the facts about the paper's unprofessional coverage.
  
Wave of Palestinian Violence Accompanied by Spate of Bad Writing
 


BBC News Amends Misleading Portrayal of Israeli Construction
September 25, 2016
Following communication from CAMERA's BBC Watch, BBC amends an article which misleadingly implied that Israel is constructing new settlements, as opposed to constructing homes within established settlements.
 
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CAMERA Prompts Los Angeles Times Correction on Gaza Occupation
September 25, 2016
After an extensive exchange with CAMERA, The Los Angeles Times corrects a book review passage which inaccurately characterized the Gaza Strip as still under Israeli occupation.
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New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof Appropriates the Holocaust for Political Gain
September 21, 2016
Kristof's comparison of Syrian refugees to Holocaust refugees is specious and offensive.
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Media Could Use Some Assistance on U.S.-Israel Aid Deal
September 21, 2016

Some major U.S. news outlets offered reporting on U.S. security assistance to Israel that was devoid of essential facts and context.

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CAMERA Fills In the Richmond Times-Dispatch on U.S. Aid to Israel
September 19, 2016
CAMERA takes to the pages of the Richmond Times-Dispatch to correct a misleading letter on U.S. aid to Israel.
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CAMERA's UK Media Watch Prompts Telegraph Correction on 'Illegal' Settlements
September 19, 2016
CAMERA's UK Media Watch prompts correction of a Telegraph article which wrongly reported that the U.S. government considers Israeli settlements "illegal."
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Forward, Voice of America Correct Headlines on Palestinian Attacks
September 18, 2016
Following a series of Palestinian attacks over the weekend, CAMERA today prompted corrections of two headlines, in The Forward and in Voice of America, which depicted reported Palestinian assailants as victims.
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The Washington Post: Palestinian Anti-Jewish Violence is an Israeli ‘Sensational Charge’
September 16, 2016
The Washington Post trips over itself to attack Israel's Prime Minister, actively ignoring the long history of Palestinian anti-Jewish violence.
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The Washington Times Covers Underreported Iran-Backed Shi’ite Militias
September 16, 2016
The Washington Times provides a detailed look at a frequently underreported subject: Iranian-backed militias.
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Five Things You Need to Know About World Council of Churches
September 16, 2016
The World Council of Churches has been a major player in the ongoing effort to delegitimize Israel. For example, at UN "antiracism" conference in Durban held in 2001, it helped stifle discussion of anti-Semitism and then bragged about it afterwards.
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CAMERA's BBC Watch Prompts BBC Correction on Israeli Book 'Ban' Claim
September 14, 2016
CAMERA's BBC Watch prompts an online correction of a BBC Radio program which falsely claimed that Israel banned Dorit Rabinyan's "Borderlife." BBC Watch continues to urge an on air correction.
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Travel to Alternative Jerusalem Reality in International New York Times (Updated)
September 14, 2016
An International New York Times feature today features a Jerusalem tour "billed as 'doco-theatrical journeys' into alternative realities." The alternative reality of Jerusalem which journalist Debra Kamin describes unrecognizable. Editors are following up on CAMERA's concerns.

Sept. 15 update: CAMERA prompts correction.
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CAMERA Elicits Times of Israel Correction on Disputed Gaza Death
September 12, 2016
CAMERA prompts correction of a Times of Israel article which reported that the IDF said troops weren't in the area when Abdulrahman Al-Dabag was killed. The amended article notes that the military statement that forces in the area fired tear gas.
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CAMERA Op-Ed in Washington Times Notes Al-Qaeda's Iran Ties
September 12, 2016
CAMERA takes to the pages of The Washington Times to note al-Qaeda's terror ties with the Islamic Republic of Iran
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CAMERA Prompts AP Correction on Palestine Terminology
September 12, 2016
In response to communication from CAMERA, the Associated Press corrects an article which incorrectly referred to Palestine. CAMERA's timely work prevents misinformation from wire agencies appearing in media outlets around the world.
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CAMERA's UK Media Watch Prompts Correction of Sunday Times' Israeli 'Atrocities' Claim
September 12, 2016
CAMERA's UK Media Watch prompts correction of a Sunday Times article which referred to Israeli "atrocities" as fact. The amended article refers to "alleged atrocities."
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Three Lessons World Vision Needs to Learn
September 12, 2016
World Vision, a Christian charity that promotes child welfare throughout the world need to learn some important lessons from the controversy surrounding the arrest of its employee in the Gaza Strip earlier this year.
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AFP, Reuters Add IDF's Account to Captions on Disputed Gaza Death
September 11, 2016
Biased captions by AFP and Reuters about Gaza teen Abdulrahman Al-Dabag noted only the Palestinian charge that Israeli troops shot him dead. Thanks to CAMERA, the agencies add that Israel's army said troops used only tear gas.
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After Contact by CAMERA, The Washington Post Corrects on Israel Annexing Area C
September 2, 2016

After CAMERA contacted Post editors, the newspaper published a correction noting that it had "incorrectly said that the Israeli government wants to formally annex Area C in the West Bank [Judea and Samaria."

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The Washington Post Cages Context on Gaza’s Zoo
September 1, 2016

A lengthy Washington Post story on the closure of a dilapidated Gazan zoo falsely implies that both Israel and Hamas are to blame for the facility shutting its doors.

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AFP Pits ‘Analysts’ Vs. ‘Israel,’ Ignores Analysts Critical of Palestinian Incitement
August 31, 2016
Plenty of independent analysts have highlighted the pernicious role played by Palestinian incitement to violence. So why does AFP pretend only Israel says it's a problem?
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CAMERA's UK Media Prompts Telegraph Update on Killing of Gaza Family
August 31, 2016
CAMERA's UK Media Watch elicits an important update to a summer 2014 Telegraph article about the killing of nearly a dozen members of the Siyyam family in Gaza. A new Israeli Military Attorney General report concludes that an errant Hamas rocket was to blame.
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A Troubling Debut at the NYT
August 30, 2016
A long-awaited Times Jerusalem bureau chief filed his first story on the Israel beat and readers have reason for concern.
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After CAMERA Contacts About Error, USA Today Corrects on Palestinian Terror ‘Lull’
August 26, 2016

After CAMERA contacted USA Today editors about a story which wrongfully claimed a lull in Palestinian terror attacks, the paper issued a correction and the reporter thanked CAMERA.

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After CAMERA Contacts Reuters About Skewed Headline, Reuters Corrects
August 25, 2016
After CAMERA contacted Reuters editors about a skewed headline that once again reversed the perpetrator and victim to whitewash Palestinian terrorism, editors thanked CAMERA, apologized and corrected.
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After CAMERA Informs Editors of Error, NY Times Corrects on Medicines to Gaza
August 23, 2016
After CAMERA communicated with editors, the newspaper published a correction noting that it had "overstated the impact of Israeli restrictions on travel and trade in the Gaza Strip," and that Israel does not restrict the import of medicines.
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BBC News Website Continues to Ignore Missile Attacks on Israeli Communities
August 23, 2016
After a BBC watch piece criticizes the BBC for failing report on missile attacks on Israeli communities, the BBC updates.
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Viceland Delivers Warped Narrative Through Gaza's Tunnels
August 23, 2016
The Gaza Strip is ruled by a terror organization that has attacked Gaza's border crossings, violently seized absolute power, and built attack tunnels into Israel. Still, the amount of goods Israel transfers into the territory has exponentially increased. All this information, and more, is missing from Viceland's program on Gaza's tunnels.
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CAMERA's Washington Times Op-Ed Shines Light on CAIR
August 22, 2016

CAMERA's Op-Ed in The Washington Times rebuts false charges by the Council on American Relations (CAIR) of ‘Islamophobia'

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Five Things You Need to Know About World Vision
August 18, 2016

World Vision, a multi-billion dollar Christian organization devoted to child welfare, does important work throughout the world, but one of its employees Mohammed El-Halabi, who works in the Gaza Strip, stands accused of some very troubling crimes.

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CAMERA's BBC Watch Secures Correction on Eli Weisel
August 16, 2016
After BBC Persian accused Elie Wiesel of charging Israel with "genocide," CAMERA's BBC Watch communicated with editors and secured a correction to the false claim.
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CAMERA Prompts Los Angeles Times on Western Wall
August 15, 2016
CAMERA prompts correction of a Los Angeles Times article which wrongly referred to the Western Wall as the last remnant of the Temple complex. In fact, there are many extant remains.
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Washington Times Headline Mistakes Hamas Cause for Israeli Effect
August 12, 2016
The Washington Times gets it backwards in their report on the arrest of a Hamas operative working for a Christian aid organization.
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Israel's Globes Covers Haaretz's Translation Problems
August 12, 2016
Globes, Israel's leading business paper, ran an in-depth feature highlighting "Haaretz, Lost in Translation," a phenomenon that CAMERA has documented for years in which Haaretz's English edition routinely minimizes Palestinian violence or wrongdoing reported in the Hebrew original.
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Hamas-linked Journalists Fool Journalists on Google Maps and Palestine
August 11, 2016
What are the links between Hamas and the false claim that Google erased the label "Palestine" from its online maps? And why did a Reuters reporter credulously echo the allegation?
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NYT Interactive Feature Used as Teaching Tool Distorts Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
August 11, 2016

A New York Times website interactive feature is currently being used as a teaching tool about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in some U.S. public schools. But it distorts the conflict. With its obsessive focus on Israeli actions that allegedly obstruct peace while concealing a Palestinian role in the conflict, it misleads the audience.

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Boston Globe Recycles Anti-Netanyahu Propaganda
August 8, 2016
A Boston Globe op-ed recycles the false charge that in his 1995 campaign Benjamin Netanyahu failed to denounce bloodthirsty anti-Rabin incitement, such as chants that he was a traitor. In fact, video and contemporaneous coverage proves Netanyahu forcefully rejected such attacks on Rabin, responding at one rally, "no, no, he's not a traitor ... we are one nation."
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Washington Post Treats State Department, Palestinian Allegations as Facts
August 4, 2016

The Post uncritically reports State Department claims on settlements without providing readers with essential background and facts

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Jumbled, Incoherent NYT Op-Ed Slams Netanyahu
August 1, 2016
Why did the NYT allow an incoherent column filled with unsubstantiated and contradictory allegations to be published — and with a headline that contradicts its conclusion? To smear Israeli PM Netanyahu.
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Catholic Charity Promotes Hamas Narrative in Fundraising Magazine
July 29, 2016
In an article published by the Catholic Near East Welfare Agency (CNEWA) about suffering the Gaza Strip, Suhaila Tarazi offers an all-too-familiar and dishonest narrative of Israeli villainy and Palestinian innocence.
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Washington Post Commentary Engages in Sharia Myth-Making
July 28, 2016
An Op-Ed in The Washington Post's Outlook section misleads on sharia law.
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NPR’s Emily Harris Reflects, Blearily, on Three Years Reporting from Jerusalem
July 28, 2016

NPR's Emily Harris wrapped up three years coverage from Jerusalem. A CAMERA listener told the network her summary left much to be desired.

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BBC Watch Complaint on ‘Banned’ Book Upheld
July 27, 2016
BBC Watch complaint that BBC misled audiences by falsely claiming that Israel had banned a book has been upheld.
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Half Full but Two-Thirds Empty: Washington Post Hezbollah-Israel Report
July 27, 2016

<I>The Washington Post</I> took a fact-filled look at Hezbollah-Israel tension 10 years after their 2006 war in Lebanon. But not fact-filled enough.

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U.S. Congressman Calls Jewish Settlers ‘Termites’—Media Silent
July 27, 2016
Many U.S. news media outlets failed to report remarks by a sitting U.S. Congressman comparing Israelis to insect pests.
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AFP Partially Fixes Captions About Disputed Palestinian Casualty
July 26, 2016
CAMERA prompts improvement in AFP captions which reported as fact the disputed Palestinian claim that Israeli forces fired rubber bullets, killing Palestinian Mohiyeh al-Tabakhi, 12. The caption still fails to note Israel's denial.
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Reviewing BBC Reporting of Vehicular Attacks in France and Israel
July 26, 2016
BBC accurately describes vehicular terrorist attack in Nice, but was unable to do the same with vehicular attacks in Israel
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CAMERA Convinces History Channel to Revise Einstein/Zionism Page
July 25, 2016
CAMERA’s facts convince History Channel to revise erroneous wording minimizing Einstein’s Zionism and implying that Israel had hostile intentions toward the Arabs who were to become known as “The Palestinians.”
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CAMERA Prompts AFP Correction on Terrorist Attacks
July 20, 2016
After CAMERA contacted AFP about their use of the term "alleged" to describe actual, murderous terror attacks by Palestinians, the wire service corrected the faulty text.
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Al Jazeera America Failed, But Qatar Still Has AJ+
July 19, 2016
With AJ+, Al Jazeera puts up a façade of liberalism. The image is belied by an AJ+ producer's terror-apologia, a contributor dubbed by German officials as an anti-Semite, and its inaccurate anti-Israel propaganda.
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AP Reports Like, Instead of About, Breaking the Silence
July 19, 2016
It is one thing for a serious news organization to write about a project affiliated with Breaking the Silence. But in its report on author Colm Toibin's Hebron visit, AP adopts the much-criticized NGO's controversial narrative.

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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 (Sept. 23, 2016 broadcast).




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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