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The Facts About Hamas

News the Palestinian Authority and Hamas are to form a unity government calls for reminders about who Hamas is and why it is deemed a terrorist group.

Campaign Calls Out New York Times Bias
In Ha'aretz, Western Wall Errors, and a Correction
April 23, 2014
For the second time this month, Ha'aretz corrects an erroneous reference to the Western Wall as Judaism's holiest site. A separate page-one story wrongly reports that it had been a wall of the Second Temple.
Who and What - Conspicuous Omission by The Washington Post
April 23, 2014
 Two recent Washington Post articles indicate how the newspaper continues to avoid unflattering but relevant specifics when reporting on some Muslim American advocacy groups and on repression, including physical mutilation, of women in Arab-Islamic cultures.  
Bethlehem Conference Promotes Submissive Dhimmi Narrative
April 10, 2014

The Christ at the Checkpoint Conference that took place in Bethlehem last month indoctrinated attendees with a dhimmi narrative that maligns Israel and chides Christians for not being sufficiently loving to Islamists.

Ha'aretz Pulls Tendentious, Plagiarized FIFA Story
April 9, 2014
Ha'aretz's English edition pulls an article after CAMERA informs editors that the piece reported as fact a disputed claim about the shooting of two Palestinians. Also, the shoddy piece was plagiarized.
CAMERA Prompts Ha'aretz Correction on Western Wall
April 8, 2014
CAMERA prompts correction of a Ha'aretz article today which incorrectly identifies the Western Wall as Judaism's holiest site. The Temple Mount is Judaism's most sacred site.
A False 'Admission' Begets Washington Post False Coverage
April 3, 2014
A play insinuating an Israeli massacre at Tantura in 1948, an allegation determined in court to be libelous, drew enthusiastic Washington Post coverage, again and again. But regardless of "competing narratives," art that rejects facts is inauthentic. So is journalism.  
LA Times Bungles Talks Coverage
April 2, 2014
The Los Angeles Times leaves out a tiny detail about the three-part Kerry deal: Israel would have released 478 Palestinian prisoners. Also, the paper errs on Jerusalem building tenders.
How The New York Times Demonizes the Israeli People
April 2, 2014
By implying that Israelis are unreasonable or unjustified in viewing the self-confessed Palestinian murderer of a Holocaust survivor as a terrorist, The Times' Jodi Rudoren demonizes the Israeli people.
The Washington Post Delivers - An April Fools' Daily Double
April 1, 2014
Sometimes Washington Post readers must note the date of issue. April Fools' Day, 2014 provided two reports, one on Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, one on former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, with far too much tricky language.
CAMERA Prompts Improved Coverage of Palestinian Casualties
March 31, 2014
After receiving communication from CAMERA indicating that even a Palestinian NGO didn't support the Palestinian government's claim that 60 were killed since July, Reuters refiles the story.
Why Israel Insists on Palestinian Recognition of a Jewish State
March 25, 2014
Recent headlines and political statements have suggested that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's request for recognition as a Jewish state is a new and unnecessary requirement by Israel. Why is Israel so insistent upon it?
Washington Post Corrects: Jerusalem is Israel's Capital
March 23, 2014
CAMERA's Washington D.C. office has prompted correction of a Washington Post article which had incorrectly identified Tel Aviv as Israel's capital. The error and correction follow:
CAMERA Letter Corrects Washington Post on 'Tantura Massacre'
March 22, 2014
A Washington Post Arts section article managed to mislead readers about the "Tantura massacre" allegation, the nature of CAMERA, and Israeli-Palestinian fact and fiction in general. A CAMERA letter to the editor came to their rescue.
Telos Group Promotes Anti-Zionist Narrative in Evangelical Community
March 18, 2014
The Telos Group, co-founded by Todd Deatherage, left, claims it is “genuinely pro-Israeli, pro-Palestinian, pro-American, and pro-peace, all at the same time.” The effect it has on how Evangelical Christians address the Israeli-Palestinian conflict says otherwise.

Ha'aretz Corrects Jewish State Error
March 12, 2014
Now that Ha'aretz has commendably corrected the erroneous claim that Netanyahu was the first Israeli PM to demand Palestinian recognition of Israel as a Jewish state, will Reuters and The New York Times follow suit?
Coverage of Border Deaths in Israel, US, Spain Beyond the Pale
March 11, 2014
Why does The New York Times consider a story about the shooting of a reportedly violent man at an Israeli border crossing more important that the killing of Mexican citizens near the US border or Africans near the Spanish border?
CAMERA Calls for New York Times Corrections on "Jewish State" Issues
March 10, 2014
A recent Op-Ed by former Palestinian Authority minister Ali Jarbawi includes two factual errors: The claim that Netanyahu invented the idea that Israel should be recognized as the Jewish state, and the claim that this is a precondition to further negotiations.
Al-Jazeera America TV News Aims Against Israel
March 5, 2014
Twisted coverage of Israel is consistent with the network's indirect connection through its owner to the creation of the Palestinian Hamas terrorist entity sworn to Israel's destruction. The CEO, aiming at the opinion makers, admits to unconcern about profits and viewer ratings.
The Demography Argument Takes Center Stage
March 4, 2014
Both President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry cite the demographic argument to prod Israel toward an agreement to establish a Palestinian state before "the window" closes.
Just the Facts: Stripping Down Ha'aretz Coverage on Airport Search
March 3, 2014
Ha'aretz news article describes a "he said/she said" dispute about the alleged strip search of an Israeli Arab teacher. Ha'aretz headlines and opinion pieces upgrade the disputed claim to fact.
Abingdon Press Took a Pass on Burge's Book
March 2, 2014

When Abingdon Press, the publishing house of the United Methodist Church, took a pass on Gary Burge's book, Whose Land? Whose Promise?, it dodged a bullet.

Ha'aretz Veers Off Course on Israel Ports Story
February 26, 2014
In the latest false media account of a supposed anti-Israel BDS victory, Ha'aretz incorrectly reports that two foreign companies withdrew from a ports tender due to boycott fears.
The Battle Over Jerusalem and the Temple Mount
February 26, 2014
Tensions over Jerusalem and the Temple Mount have escalated as Jews visit Judaism's holiest site and seek to worship there. A Knesset debate about Israel's sovereignty over the Temple Mount and violence by Muslims on the Mount have put the subject back in the news. CAMERA's backgrounder provides a history and analysis of the battle over this holy area.
Ha'aretz Corrects: Black Students Enrolled in Herzilya Center
February 20, 2014
CAMERA's Israel office prompts a correction in the English edition of Ha'aretz making clear that, contrary to an Op-Ed by Kobi Niv, black students are enrolled at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzilya.
NY Times Corrects: Wrong to Call Atarot "Occupied Palestinian" Territory
February 20, 2014
After the New York Times described Atarot, a neighborhood in northern Jerusalem owned by Jews before being taken over by Jordan in 1948, as "occupied Palestinian territory," the newspaper commendably published a correction.
Saeb Erekat's Fabrication Exposes 'Palestinian Narrative'
February 19, 2014
Saeb Erekat, the Palestinian Authority's chief negotiator and serial unreliable source, provided a useful service when he invented an 8,500-year Palestinian Arab history: He exposed the fabrications underlying "the Palestinian narrative."
Senior IDF Official Slams Australian Report on Palestinian Minors
February 16, 2014
"Simply fictitious" said a senior Israel Defense Forces official of allegations leveled in an John Lyons' Australian "Four Corners" broadcast concerning brutal torture of Palestinian children during interrogations.
Amira Hass, Ha'aretz Publish False Water Charges
February 15, 2014
HaaretzHa'aretz's Amira Hass has done it again, this time in a blatantly distorted article falsely claiming Israelis use three times the water that Palestinians do.
PC(USA) Anti-Zionists Destroying Their Church by Attacking Israel
February 14, 2014
So-called "peace" activists in the Presbyterian Church (USA) have brought their church into the fever swamps inhabited by David Duke.
The Triumph of Marketing and the Tragedy of Inaccuracy
February 14, 2014
A round-up of critiques of Ari Shavit's “My Promised Land.” As Shavit continues to promote the book, one reviewer says it “is plainly wrong on the facts and relies on a false historical interpretation to enforce its moral logic.”
NY Times Transfers Jerusalem Land to Palestinians
February 13, 2014
The New York Times isn’t waiting for negotiations to sort out complex questions about Jerusalem. It already has all the answers — for example, that Atarot in northern Jerusalem must belong to the Palestinians. (Updated: NY Times corrects.)
Media Maven Dangles Boycott Over Israel's Head While Israel's Economy Booms
February 12, 2014
Media mavens like Thomas Friedman warn Israel to heed boycott advocates for its own good. But a review of Israeli export data shows the Israeli economy is doing just fine.
UPDATED: False Charge of 'Palestinian Kids in Cages' Lives On in Australian Documentary
February 11, 2014
The false accusation that Israel maintained a longstanding practice of caging Palestinian children outdoors was repeated in several media outlets before being corrected by those outlets and repudiated by multiple sources. Yet it continues to gain new life as one Israeli media outlet steadfastly refuses to set the record straight.
"The Stones Cry Out" Misrepresents Plight of Palestinian Christians
February 11, 2014

Yasmine Perni's 2013 movie “The Stones Cry Out” allows influential and seasoned pro-Palestinian activists to present an emotionally charged, one-sided story of Palestinian Christians devoid of historical context and facts.

Baltimore Sun CAIRs Too Much to Detail Islamic Extremism Ties
February 10, 2014
  Free publicity is one thing. Free publicity without transparency is what The Baltimore Sun gives the Maryland chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations. That means The Sun leaves readers in the dark about CAIR.
Truman, The Jewish State, and the Decline in New York Times Standards
February 7, 2014
The New York Times twice relayed misinformation by Palestinian leaders about the meaning of last-minute edits to President Truman's letter recognizing Israel. The second time it did so, it left readers in the dark.
Iran and The Munich Analogy
February 6, 2014
A media debate over the West's response to Iran's nuclear program and threats against Israel has raised comparisons with the 1930s and the Munich Conference.
Al-Jazeera America Not To Be Trusted For Israel News – Example
February 5, 2014
Al-Jazeera America implied wrongly that an Israeli product (SodaStream) ad was (temporarily) cancelled from Fox Television's Super Bowl broadcast because the manufacturer operates a plant in the West Bank.
UPDATED: UCC *NOT* Preparing Response to CAMERA’s Concerns about Book, Another Error Found
February 4, 2014

The United Church of Christ is preparing a response to CAMERA’s concerns about Gary Burge’s book, Whose Land? Whose Promise? published by Pilgrim Press. UPDATE Feb. 7, 2014: The UCC has announced that no response is forthcoming.

NY Times Op-Ed About Anti-Israel "Propaganda War" Ignores Key Antagonist: The Times Itself
February 3, 2014
A Jan. 31 Op-Ed in The New York Times blames Israel for its supposed losses in the propaganda war against the Jewish state. A glance at other opinion pieces published that month makes clear that the newspaper itself deserves blame.
Scarlett Johansson Stands Up to BDS Hypocrisy and Bullying
January 31, 2014
Media cover the A-lister's fallout with Oxfam over SodaStream but typically neglect key facts about BDS and its hypocritical campaign to isolate, defame and destroy Israel.
NPR Examination of Mideast Coverage Misleads
January 28, 2014
NPR's final report about its Middle East coverage states that in late 2013 Israeli voices outweighed Palestinian voices on the air. But CAMERA's own examination finds this is not so true.
On Op-Ed Corrections, NYT Is 1 For 3
January 28, 2014
The Times corrects Ali Jarbawi's claim that Sharon entered the Al Aqsa mosque, but has yet to correct the assertion that Israel controls all of Gaza's borders and "built a wall around Palestine."
The New York Times Guide to Peace Negotiations
January 27, 2014
Whether discussing Palestinian demands or Israeli demands, Palestinian rejection of Israeli positions or Israeli rejection of Palestinian positions, the newspaper identifies the same party as the obstacle to successful peace talks — Israel. Compare how the newspaper reports  both sides’ positions.
The New York Times Discovers "False Claims"
January 26, 2014
The New York Times seems to accept without question charges of Israeli brutality, but with other countries the paper can still muster the usual journalistic impulses to actually fact-check and doubt.
James Zogby's "Myths" are Stubborn Facts
January 23, 2014
James Zogby accuses Israel's supporters of clinging to myths. But the examples he uses demonstrate that it is he who refuses to confront reality.
CAMERA Prompts NY Magazine Correction on Sabra, Shatilla
January 21, 2014
CAMERA elicits a correction on an obituary for Ariel Sharon in New York Magazine which erroneously stated that Israeli soldiers carried out the killings in Sabra and Shatilla.
The Significance of Who Attended Ariel Sharon's Funeral
January 17, 2014
Prominent among the high level representations at the funeral of Ariel Sharon were the Czech Republic and the Republic of Romania. The media took little notice, but there is a story of historical importance here.
Wheaton College Punts on Burge's Errors, Another One Revealed
January 17, 2014
After CAMERA contacted officials at Wheaton College about its concerns with the work of Professor Gary Burge (left), the school's provost responded by stating he will take no formal action.
From The Washington Post’s “Live Letter File”: The Falsifications of Maen Areikat
January 16, 2014
 Another year, another letter in The Washington Post by Maen Areikat, the Palestine Liberation Organization's chief U.S. representative and serial falsifier. This time Areikat invented a Middle East in which Muslims treat Christians as equals. For the facts, you have to read CAMERA's reply, rejected by The Post, here.
5 Things to Fix in CNN's '5 Things to Know' on Sharon
January 15, 2014
Ariel SharonIn "Five Things to Know" about Ariel Sharon, CNN gets five things wrong, including his visit to the Temple Mount, the chronology of the 1967 war, Gaza's history, and more.
Other Features 

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.

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 (April 10, 2014 broadcast).

C-SPAN Watch

and CAMERA's campus blog

REVISTA: Spanish-Language Media Analysis

PRESS-Pectiva: Hebrew-Language Media Analysis


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

apartheid week

Luntz/CAMERA Poll Affirms Strong American Jewish Support for Israel
Some news media accounts have tended to amplify a vocal fringe in the American Jewish community that espouses extreme views and policies far out of the mainstream. This poll clarifies what American Jews actually feel and believe.

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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for latest posting (April 13, 2014 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.