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NY Times Covers Palestinian Harassment of Jews, Blames Jews for Tensions
A New York Times story covers the Palestinian campaign of anti-Jewish harassment on the Temple Mount and makes a change to slanted language in the piece, but problems remain.
Campaign Calls Out New York Times Bias
Is the UCC Headed for Another Bout of Anti-Israelism?
April 16, 2015
The United Church of Christ's decision to invite anti-Israel radical Rev. Mitri Raheb to speak at the its General Synod indicates the denomination is ready to jump back on board the anti-Israel bandwagon that it left in 2007.
Haaretz's Gideon Levy Spreads His Anti-Israel Poison Abroad
April 14, 2015
Haaretz journalist Gideon Levy is a fringe radical who justifies terrorism, dismisses Palestinian genocidal rhetoric, promotes BDS and dreams of a one-state solution rather than a Jewish state.  Levy recently completed a cross-Canada speaking tour sponsored by a Canadian BDS organization and interviews on Canadian radio, providing an example of how Haaretz and its radical ideologues poison the public discourse by demonizing Israel.
Washington Post's Kenya Massacre Coverage Short on Why?
April 7, 2015

Washington Post reporting on al-Shabab's mass murder at a college in Kenya detailed what happened. But it slid too quickly over why—the deadly ideology of Islamic supremacism—nearly 150 people died.

Review of Rick Steves' "The Holy Land: Israelis and Palestinians Today"
April 2, 2015
It is clear that Rick Steves' and his staff put a lot of effort into this segment. But he still clings to Palestinian myths and won't talk about the religious component of the conflict.
Virginia State Bar Appeases Boycotters; CAMERA Files Freedom of Information Request
April 1, 2015

The Virginia State Bar, yielding to a handful of complainers, cancelled a study seminar in Israel. Demands to reinstate the trip followed, and CAMERA filed a state freedom of information act request for all documents relevant to the cancellation.

Washington Post Re-Runs 'Palestinian Narrative' Through U.N.
March 31, 2015
  The Washington Post seized on the departure of an unimportant U.N. official from a secondary position to highlight, as if it were news, the Palestinian narrative about an unrebuilt Gaza Strip and lack of peace between Israel and Palestinian Arabs.
New York Times News Pages Again Editorialize On Netanyahu
March 31, 2015
It is dishonest of The New York Times to refer to Netanyahu's "disavowal" of a Palestinian state as if that's the last word, without reminding readers that he had subsequently disavowed that disavowal.
CAMERA Activist Refutes The Hill's Anti-Israel Op-Ed
March 30, 2015

An Israeli-American's anti-Israel rant appeared in The Hill, a newspaper aimed at Congress. So did, a few days later, a thorough rebuttal from a CAMERA campus activist.

Note to Foreign Desk--Washington Post Editorial Reports News
March 27, 2015

Newspaper editorial pages may be among the least read. That's too bad when, as in the case of a recent Washington Post editorial on Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy, they report news the foreign and national desks often downplay.

What the Amnesty International Report on Palestinian Violations in Gaza Tells Us
March 27, 2015
Amnesty International this week released a report blaming Palestinians for a much-publicized incident that resulted in the deaths of Palestinian children and other civilians during last summer's war between Hamas and Israel. CAMERA discusses some of the takeaways.
AP Assails Israel's Democracy
March 25, 2015
AP's Middle East editor asks and answers about Israeli democracy: "Is Israel a democracy? The answer is not so straightforward." What isn't straightforward is the article the follows, twisting, omitting, and stacking the deck in order to delegitimize Israel and absolve Palestinians.
The New York Times' Anti-Bibi Campaign
March 20, 2015
The New York Times started  'campaigning' against Bibi before the elections and continued after his surprise victory. But when a front page 'news' analysis was redacted to remove mitigating quotes from controversial remarks by the prime minister, the publication further cemented its growing reputation as the advocacy journal of record.
CAMERA Prompts Global Post Correction on Gaza Construction Materials
March 19, 2015
global post correctionAfter communication with CAMERA staff, the Global Post corrected its claim that construction materials are "are not allowed" into the Gaza Strip.
National Public Radio Series Marred By Inaccuracies and Omissions
March 19, 2015
  In a series timed to coincide with Israeli elections, NPR's Morning Edition suggests that Israel's claims to the West Bank are illegitimate and its settlements illegal and portray Palestinians as hapless victims who bear no responsibility for their misfortunes
New York Times News Pages Go Into Editorializing Overdrive
March 19, 2015
Today in inappropriate editorializing: News reporter Diaa Hadid purports to knows what Benjamin Netanyahu thinks (deception!) and what Mahmoud Abbas thinks (negotiations!), while Jodi Rudoren turns partisan opinions into New York Times fact.
Petty Politics in Washington Post's Israeli Vote Coverage?
March 19, 2015
Did Washington Post news coverage have a horse in Israel's election race? Were nine references to the Likud party, seven to the Labor Party, none in reverse, accidental?
NY Times Corrects on Jerusalem Arabs' Voting Rights
March 18, 2015
CAMERA prompts correction of a New York Times article which erroneously reported that Jerusalem Arabs do not have full voting rights. In fact, they are entitled to Israeli citizenship, which grants them full voting rights.
Video of Expert Panel on British Media and Anti-Semitism
March 16, 2015
Professor Robert Witsrich joins a panel of experts in British media coverage to discuss the challenges and dangers faced by the Jewish community in Great Britain.
Wall No Longer Listed as Associate Editor at VNN, UMC Responds to Complaint
March 16, 2015
James Wall, former editor of the The Christian Century and an ordained clergyperson in the United Methodist Church, is no longer listed as Associate Editor of Veterans News Now, a website that promotes antisemitic conspiracy theories.
How Not to Help Palestinians
March 12, 2015

Many Christian activists who claim to be "Pro-Israel, Pro-Palestinian and Pro-Peace," tell a story that does not help anyone, Palestinians especially.

Robert Malley and US Policy on Israel
March 11, 2015
Robert MalleyRobert Malley was just named Special Assistant to President Obama with responsibility for the Middle East, and will be the lead person in the NSC handling US policy towards Israel. The very controversial Malley – and his family – have rather interesting ties to Yasir Arafat, among others.
NYT's Nick Kristof Blames Israel for Gaza Woes, Gives Hamas, Egypt a Pass
March 10, 2015
The New York Times opinion pages (like the news pages) are sharply skewed against Israel. And Nicholas Kristof adds considerably to the tally of distorted commentary on Israel.
Mughayyir Mosque 'Arson' Story Flares Up Again
March 8, 2015
In response to communication from CAMERA, Haaretz removes its latest reference to an alleged arson attack on a West Bank mosque last November. It was Haaretz itself which had first reported on an Israeli investigation ruling out arson.
Two Takes on Netanyahu's Speech in the Boston Globe
March 6, 2015
Boston Globe columnists Joan Vennochi and Michael Cohen offer very different opinions on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress.
Israel Seems to Irritate USA Today Columnist, Repeatedly
March 5, 2015
USA Today columnist and journalism school dean DeWayne Wickham's objectivity slips when it comes to Israel's prime minister. And Israel. And its supporters.
Saeb Erekat -- Highly Visible, Highly Unreliable
March 4, 2015

Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat is a news media favorite. CAMERA's Washington Jewish Week Op-Ed caught Al-Jazeera America letting Erekat do what he does chronically—fabricate.

AFP Sets Record Straight on Gaza Flooding
March 1, 2015
Following communication from CAMERA, AFP retracts its video claiming that a "Gaza village flooded as Israel opens dam gates," and publishes a comprehensive article on the "shattering" of a "Palestinian myth."
In Coverage of Banksy's Erroneous Gaza Video, There's No Such Thing as Bad Publicity
February 27, 2015
Most coverage of a propaganda video about Gaza by graffiti-artist Banksy appeared more like the work of publicists and less like the work of journalists, who are expected to apply skepticism before echoing dubious claims.
CAMERA Prompts NY Times Correction, Raises Question, on Netanyahu Speech
February 26, 2015
After correspondence with CAMERA staff, The New York Times has corrected an error about Benjamin Netanyahu UN presentation about the timeline of Iranian nuclear capabilities.
Haaretz Corrects Headlines on Unruly Israir Passengers
February 25, 2015
CAMERA's Israel office prompts correction of English headlines in Haaretz which misidentified unruly Israeli Israir passengers as violent and Bulgarian.

Al Jazeera Retracts Gaza Flood Article, Publishes Correction
February 25, 2015
Two days after CAMERA contacted Al Jazeera about its inaccurate claim that Israel opened dams and flooded Gaza, the broadcaster retracted an online article and published a correction.
IVP Publishing Houses Promote Anti-Zionism
February 25, 2015

IVP, a conglomerate of two publishing houses in the United States and the United Kingdom, has published a number of books promote anti-Judaism and a distorted view of the Jewish state.

Gaza Flood Libel Updates: AFP and Al Jazeera
February 24, 2015
AFP pulls a video which falsely accused Israel of flooding Gaza by opening dams, and the French agency, along with Al Jazeera, issue reports casting the false Palestinian charge as a "he said/she said" dispute. So far, neither has corrected.
The Associated Press Demonstrates Its Bias Against Israel
February 24, 2015

An Associated Press analysis piece alleged that Israeli air strikes on homes overwhelmingly victimized civilians. But the study's data sample and methodology were flawed and the authors ignored a study contradicting their allegations.
Who Is (Not) Responsible for Gaza Flooding, "The Jews" or "Israel"? AFP Takes Liberties With Quotation
February 24, 2015
Not only did AFP produce an inaccurate report on Gaza flooding, they also prettied up a quotation so that a Palestinian man complaining about "the Jews" was quoted only speaking about Israelis.
AFP Lies, Dam Lies and Floods
February 23, 2015
AFP has trouble passing up on a juicy story, however flimsy, accusing Israel of wrongdoing. The latest accuses Israel of flooding Gaza by opening dams. Only, there are no dams that can be opened in southern Israel.

Update: AFP's video has been pulled from websites; still no correction.
CAMERA Prompts USA Today Correction on Israeli Arabs
February 22, 2015
USA Today editors commendably correct an article which had overstated Israel's Arab population as 30 percent. The figure is just over 20 percent.
The Death of Adele Biton and The New York Times’ Justification of Lopsided Reporting
February 20, 2015
On Feb. 17, 4-year-old Adele Biton died as a result of complications of pneumonia. Two years earlier she was critically injured in a Palestinian stone-throwing attack and had never fully recovered. But when NYT correspondent Jodi Rudoren wrote a nearly 2000-word front page feature on Palestinian stone-throwers, she found no room to mention the attack that maimed the toddler. In an interview following Adele's death, Rudoren defends her lopsided reporting.
A Palestinian Jesus for Palestinian Victimhood
February 17, 2015
Western Christians need to be aware that when they hear appeals for support for suffering Palestinian Christians, the leaders promoting these appeals have rewritten the biblical text for religiously inspired political purposes.
CAMERA Prompts New York Times Correction on Palestinian Cartoonist
February 12, 2015
After correspondence with CAMERA's Israel office, The New York Times corrects an article that had initially claimed Mahmoud Shabaaneh was arrested by Israel for publishing cartoons.
A Convict's Tall Tale is All That's Fit to Print
February 5, 2015
Feb. 12 update: The newspaper has published a correction.

After a Palestinian was charged and convicted of transferring funds to Hamas, he and his supporters insisted he was arrested for drawing anti-Israel cartoons. The New York Times apparently prefers that version, and didn't bother pointing out that even the cartoonist's lawyer has been open about the actual charges.
The New York Times Rewritten
February 4, 2015
The bias in New York Times news coverage is a routine occurrence, appearing both in obvious ways, for example, with factual distortions, and in more subtle ways, with reporters coloring news stories with opinion. CAMERA has rewritten some of these passages to present a more objective and factual version.
NY Times Corrects: Thousands, Not Hundreds, of Rockets Targeted Israel During War
February 3, 2015
After an exchange of messages between CAMERA and The New York Times, the paper published a correction indicating that Palestinian "militants" fired thousands of rockets into Israel during last summers war, and not, as recently claimed, hundreds.
The AMIA Attack: Terrorism, Cover-Up and the Implications for Iran
February 1, 2015
The mysterious killing of Argentinian Special Prosecutor Alberto Nisman is the latest thread in a sordid and tangled web of crime, intrigue, corruption and cover-up that has marked efforts to prosecute those responsible for Argentina's deadliest terror attack, the 1994 bombing of the Jewish community center. Nisman's thorough exposure of Iran's leadership role in this and other terror attacks underscore the threat that Iran presents to the world.
Baltimore Sun Op-Ed on Israel, Iran Draws CAMERA Correction
January 30, 2015
An Op-Ed by a former Baltimore Sun foreign correspondent on the invitation to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to the U.S. Congress about Iran's nuclear program suffered from Israel derangement syndrome. A CAMERA letter to the editor provided an antidote.
CAMERA Prompts Correction of NY Times Reference to 1967 'Border with Palestine'
January 28, 2015
CAMERA staff prompt correction of a New York Times news article Friday which erroneously referred to Israel's "1967 borders with Palestine." In 1967, of course, there was no country, territory, or entity called Palestine.
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.
New Iran Sanctions Won't Lead to War -- One Side's Already Fighting It
January 26, 2015
Coverage of new sanctions against Iran for its presumed nuclear weapons program often omits context of Iran’s repeated anti-America attacks. A CAMERA Op-Ed supplies it.
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 a scandal involving one of its former editors, Rev. James M. Wall who now serves on the editorial board of a website that explicitly promotes antisemitism.
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.
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.
Other Features 

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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 (April 20, 2015 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

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 (March 17, 2015 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.