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Despite Murkiness, AFP Blames Israel for Attack on UNRWA School
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon himself says "circumstances are still unclear" regarding the tragic civilian deaths at an UNRWA school yesterday, but AFP reports as fact: Israel is responsible.
  
Campaign Calls Out New York Times Bias
 
Excessive Force: Israel, Hamas and the Gaza Conflict
July 28, 2014
The recent fighting between Israel and Hamas has led to charges Israel is employing disproportionate and excessive force. Are these charges justified? How does Israeli use of force compare to that by other countries and by the UN itself?
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CAMERA Counters News & Observer 'Misplaced Anger'
July 25, 2014

Israel's “inhumane acts” in the Gaza Strip were the target of a News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) letter-writer. A CAMERA rebuttal exposed the misguided critic's false premises tfor the paper's audience in the state's universities-research “Triangle” region.

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Robert Mackey Pulls New York Times to Extremes of Bias
July 25, 2014
Thanks to its partisan journalist Robert Mackey, The New York Times is loaded with the type of extremists who cheer the death of Israelis, rant about the "Zionist butcher regime," and call for Israel to disappear.
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CAMERA Op-Ed in El Mundo: Hamas, An Ethical Dilemma
July 24, 2014

A CAMERA Op-Ed by Masha Gabriel setting the record straight about distorted journalism regarding the Hamas-Israel confrontations was published in El Mundo, one of the two primary Spanish-language newspapers in the world. 

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UNICEF's Pernille Ironside Mum on Rockets in UNRWA Schools
July 24, 2014
UNICEF's mission involves "creating protective environments for children," so why is Pernille Ironside silent about Hamas' placement of rockets in schools run by UNRWA, a sister agency? In a softball "Newshour" interview, Gwen Ifill doesn't ask.
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Fox News Airs Two Remarkable Interviews
July 23, 2014
Though there has been much skewed, inaccurate and incomplete coverage of the Israel-Gaza conflict, some of the programs on the Fox News Channel have featured interviews with refreshingly honest guests.
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More Anti-Israel Bias from The New York Times' Jodi Rudoren
July 22, 2014
A front-page analysis of Palestinian and Israeli societal attitudes by Jodi Rudoren provides an exemplar of how the newspaper inverts the truth, cherry-picks citations, omits relevant and crucial information to stack the deck against Israel and portray it as the primary culprit in the conflict.
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NPR's Diane Rehm Plays Gaza Wild Card: Herself
July 22, 2014
When Israel is the topic, moderator Diane Rehm tends to tilt the guest list on her National Public Radio show in a pro-Arab direction. When that is not enough, she puts her own hand on the scale. Case in point: Her July 22 broadcast.  
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Mondoweiss Welcomed Warmly on NPR
July 21, 2014
A July 11 NPR segment of On The Media with host Brooke Gladstone was one for the books. A program that supposedly examines media coverage of events was itself a platform for blatant media bias.
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The Battle in Shejaiyya
July 21, 2014
The battle in the Shejaiyya neighborhood of Gaza City has been much in the news due to heavy casualties on both sides. Here are excerpts from important articles about the battle by two of Israel's leading journalists, Ron Ben Yishai and Nahum Barnea. The articles were published in the Israeli newspaper Yediot Achronot, and the translation is by CAMERA.
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Top Nine Gaza Media Myths
July 21, 2014
With Israeli ground forces now fighting in Gaza, after ceaseless Hamas attacks against Israel, the usual media myths and misrepresentations about Gaza are being recycled, with some new ones thrown in.
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Nicholas Kristof Does it Again
July 20, 2014
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, whose last column on the conflict between Hamas and Israel was wildly off target, misfires again in his current column, Who's Right and Wrong in the Middle East? Maybe he should try a different topic.
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Nicholas Kristof Targets Israel
July 19, 2014
Nicolas KristofWith rare exceptions the New York Times just can't get it right on Israel, and the op-ed page is no exception. The latest example: a column by Nicholas Kristof, which says Israel has a right to defend itself from Hamas rocket attacks, then immediately reverses course.
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Exhibit B: USA Today Gaza Commentary an Inch Deep
July 16, 2014
USA Today’s editorial page writers apparently weren’t reading their paper’s news coverage of Israel's “Operation Preventive Edge” against Hamas’ attacks. An editorial and Op-Ed made similar, dangerously foolish points.
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As Cease-fire Fails, Some Headlines Fail to Explain Why
July 15, 2014
Not every headline writer could figure out how to convey the straightforward news of an cease-fire respected by Israel and rejected by Hamas.
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Exhibit A: USA Today's Well-Balanced Gaza Reporting
July 15, 2014
USA Todays hard news and feature coverage of Israel's “Operation Preventive Edge” was better than that of many wealthier or “prestigious” competitors. Too bad the editorial page apparently wasn't reading it (See “Exhibit B,” July 16).
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Roger Cohen Distorts Israel Hayom 'Stone Age' Comment
July 15, 2014
Days after a NY Times editorial completely distorted a poem quoted by Netanyahu, columnist Roger Cohen similarly misrepresents Amos Regev's call for returning Gaza to the "Stone Age – a reference to demilitarization and nothing more.
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NY Times Double Standard Strikes Again
July 14, 2014
The New York Times has done it again. While it jumps to issue blanket, front page condemnations of Israeli society as "racist" whenever the opportunity arises, such sweeping moral conclusions seem to be absent when the target isn't Israel.
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CNN's Michael Holmes Praises UNRWA Man's Gaza Lies
July 14, 2014
UNRWA spokesman Adnan Abu Hasna blatantly lies about conditions in Gaza -- claiming there is no water or electricity, and that no one may leave -- and CNN's Michael Holmes praises him: "you raise incredibly important points."
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Palestinian Propagandist Tries to Hijack CNN Interview
July 14, 2014
Yousef Munayyer, executive director of the Jerusalem Fund, tried to evade not only CNN interviewer Kate Boulduan but also the facts about Israel-Hamas fighting in the Gaza Strip. For him, being a Palestinian mouthpiece apparently means misrepresenting reality whenever possible.
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Reporting of Casualties in Gaza
July 14, 2014
The age ranges of the fatalities in the Gaza Strip in fighting between July 7 and July 14 according to an Al Jazeera list.
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MSNBC, NBC Ignore Hamas' Human Shields
July 13, 2014
NBC and MSNBC miss the reason for the "rather lopsided conflict." The Israeli government invests in protecting its civilians and also tries to warn Gaza's civilians away from danger. Hamas, in contrast, serves up its civilians as human shields.
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CAMERA Highlights 'False Equivalence' in Baltimore Sun
July 12, 2014
 The Baltimore Sun’s editorial “A dangerous turning point in Israel” (July 8) early in “Operation Protective Edge,” erroneously posited mirror-image “growing vigilantism in Israel and the occupied territories.” A CAMERA letter, “False equivalence” (July 12) corrected those distortions.
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As Hamas Targets Israel, Erlanger and the NY Times Join In
July 11, 2014
After three Israeli teens were murdered by Palestinian terrorists, and one Palestinian teen was murdered by Jewish terrorists, Steven Erlanger could reach only one conclusion: Jewish teens hate Arabs and Israeli society is to blame.
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Diana Buttu, Who Tangled With CNN Reporter, Has History of Falsehoods
July 11, 2014
Since anti-Israel activist Diana Buttu has a history of on-air fabrications, a tough interviewing style, as she encountered on CNN, seems the way to go.
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NPR's Ashbrook Excludes Pro-Israel Voice Again
July 11, 2014
  Tom Ashbrook, host of NPR's "On Point," moderates a discussion of the escalation in violence between Israel and the Palestinians, but excludes anyone to give the Israeli side.
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Rick Steves's Misguided Venture Into the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
July 10, 2014
Popular travel host Rick Steves plans to release a televised segment dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. His prior work on the topic raises concerns about the influence of Palestinian propaganda on his understanding of the conflict.
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NY Times Corrects: Netanyahu Immediately Denounced Murder
July 9, 2014
Following communication from CAMERA's Israel office, The New York Times corrects yesterday's editorial which falsely claimed that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was slow to condemn the murder of 16-year-old Muhammad Abu Khdeir.
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NY Times's Page-One Anti-Israel Bias
July 9, 2014
The New York Times' anti-Israel bias is on prominent display today with a highly skewed page-one headline. Completely inverting reality, the headline declares: "Israel presses air barrage and Hamas strikes back."
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NYT Corrects: There Were Jerusalem Clashes
July 9, 2014
CAMERA's Israel office prompts correction today of a caption in the International New York Times which falsely claimed there had been no clashes in Jerusalem Friday following the funeral of Muhammad Abu Khbeir.
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CAMERA Op-Ed in Times of Israel on NYT's Faux Fairness
July 9, 2014
Once again, a New York Times editorials issues a pro-forma condemnation of both Israelis and Palestinians – before it proceeds to single out Israel for real or perceived wrongdoings, while downplaying foul play on the other side.
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Anthony Bourdain's "Parts Unknown - Jerusalem" Serves up Palestinian Propaganda
July 8, 2014
TV chef Anthony Bourdain's September 15th, 2013, episode of his international cuisine series was supposed to be about Jerusalem, but instead it was taken over by Palestinian grievance theater.
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CAMERA Extends Sympathy -- Updated
July 7, 2014
As Israelis were reeling from the abduction and murder of three teenage boys, came word of the murder by Israelis of a Palestinian teenager. Even as the nation mourned for its three sons, across the political spectrum there was revulsion and denunciation of the crime against the Arab boy.
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NPR's Siegel Fumbles Interview, Allows Errors Against Israel
July 7, 2014
In a softball interview with Mkhaimer Abu Sada, NPR's Robert Siegel fails to challenge falsehoods about Hamas, Gaza airstrikes and the murdered teens. Nor does either even note the basics about Hamas, like that it's a terror group.
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The Shame of Anti-Israel Propaganda in The Atlantic
July 3, 2014
Ayelet Waldman's article, “The Shame of Shuhada Street,” published in The Atlantic contains errors, glaring distortions and omissions that make this piece nothing more than a work of anti-Israel propaganda amazingly short on facts and historical context.
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Huffington Post UK Corrects: No West Bank Airstrikes
July 2, 2014
CAMERA's Israel office prompts Huffington Post UK correction of a headline which had incorrectly referred to West Bank airstrikes. Airstrikes targeted Gaza, not the West Bank, and were a response to rocket attacks against Israel, not to the teens' murders.
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i24 News Amends Incorrect Reference to Green Line
July 1, 2014
CAMERA's Israel office prompts correction of an article posted on i24 News which incorrectly identified the Green Line as "Israel's internationally recognized border." In fact, it is an armistice line.
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The Moral Equations of the New York Times
July 1, 2014
Just hours before the three abducted Israeli teenagers, Gilad Sha'ar, Eyal Yifrach, and Naftali Frankel, were discovered dead in a field belonging to one of the kidnappers' families, the New York Times printed an article purporting to demonstrate the "asymmetry of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the value of lives on both sides."
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The West Bank -- Jewish Territory Under International Law
July 1, 2014
 “Occupied territory.” “Palestinian territory.”  “Illegally occupied West Bank.”  These and similar terms occur constantly in coverage of Israeli-Palestinian news. You'd never know that the West Bank is Jewish territory under international law, as Prof. Eugene Kontorovich argues.  
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UPDATED: Anti-Israel Ads on Boston Public Transit System
June 23, 2014
A new series of blatantly false anti-Israel ads have begun running on the Boston public transit system, known as the MBTA, recycling the usual discredited charges, such as alleged Israeli apartheid and alleged theft of "Palestinian" land.

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Haaretz Corrects: Sde Avraham Not a 'Settlement'
June 22, 2014
Twice targeted for attack by Gazan intruders, Moshav Sde Avraham of southern Israel is also a casualty of "Haaretz, Lost in Translation" for the second time. Today, Haaretz corrects: it's not a settlement.
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NY Times, Boston Globe Defend Anti-Israel “Death of Klinghoffer” Opera
June 22, 2014
The only major newspapers to editorially comment following New York’s Metropolitan Opera cancellation of the international simulcast of "The Death of Klinghoffer," The New York Times and Boston Globe, are either unwilling or incapable of acknowledging the stark truth that demolishes their argument for support of the opera.
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Washington Post Correction Policy and Reality Clash
June 18, 2014
The Washington Post says it 'is committed to correcting errors that appear in the newspaper.' Two recent articles suggest that commitment appears to hinge on the meaning of 'errors' and 'correcting.'
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Max Fisher Undone by 'Occupation' Obsession
June 18, 2014
Max Fisher, a former Washington Post blogger now blogging for former Washington Post blogger Ezra Klein at Vox Media -- and legacy media's a bit incestuous? -- is undone by his obsession with "the occupation." CAMERA corrects: It's not the Israeli occupation, stupid, it's Palestinian rejectionism.  
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CiF Watch Prompts British Media Corrections on Kidnapped 'Settlers'
June 17, 2014
CiF Watch, a CAMERA affiliate, prompts corrections in The Guardian and The Independent, both of which had falsely identified the three kidnapped Israeli teens, Eyal Yifrach, Gil-Ad Shaar, and Naftali Frankel, as settlers.
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UPDATED: Met Cancels Simulcast, Now Should Reject Antisemitic Opera
June 17, 2014
New York’s prestigious Metropolitan Opera, under the leadership of Peter Gelb (pictured), on June 17 cancelled plans to simulcast the John Adams/Alice Goodman opera “The Death of Klinghoffer” on theater screens around the world, reducing the potential audience for this antisemitic work by hundreds of thousands. This comes immediately after CAMERA’s successful campaign which led to a deluge of protests via letters and phone calls to The Met, to the media, and to sponsors of the simulcast and the simulcast company.
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CAMERA Op-Ed in Times of Israel Calls Out the NYT Spin on Israel Search for Kidnap Victims
June 16, 2014

Once again, the Gray Lady conforms to its well-worn narrative in which, regardless of the reality on the ground, Israel stars as the wrecking ball of peace. This time, The Times singles out Israeli efforts to rescue kidnapped boys.

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Presbyterian DVD Advances Anti-Israel Movement in US Churches
June 13, 2014

The DVD that accompanies Zionism Unsettled, a publication of the Israel Palestine Mission Network of the PCUSA, furthers the anti-Israel movement in the US through demonization and delegitimization of Zionism and Israel.

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Times of Israel Fixes Reference to Most Recent Fatal Attack
June 13, 2014
After communications from CAMERA, the newspaper amends its breaking stories about the suspected kidnapping of three Israeli boys so that it correctly refers to the most recent fatal terror attack.
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"Free Arabs" Falls for Mendacious Maps, Fictitious Facts
June 11, 2014
Free Arabs is a web site with an independent streak. But on one topic, it seems unable to buck the trend.
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Times of Israel Deletes False Claim About Lenny Kravitz, BDS
June 11, 2014
After communication from CAMERA's Israel office, Times of Israel editors delete the false claim that Lenny Kravitz had "bowed to boycott pressure," which was why he cancelled his 2012 Tel Aviv show.
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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

Click here
for latest posting (July 26, 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.
 
…More

Click here
for latest posting (July 12, 2014 broadcast).

AJAM Watch



Click for more information.
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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