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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
Connecticut College Professor Targeted by Anti-Israel Hate Groups
April 28, 2015
Andrew Pessin, a distinguished philosophy professor at Connecticut College who regularly speaks up on behalf of Israel, is being targeting by anti-Israel activists abetted by a feckless college administration.

AP, Haaretz Run Temple Mount Correction. Ynet, Israel Hayom Don't
April 27, 2015
Hours after the Associated Press corrected an article about the Temple Mount, three English-language Israeli news outlets published the misinformation. Of the three -- Haaretz, Israel Hayom and Ynet -- only Haaretz has since set the record straight.
World Vision and the Middle East
April 23, 2015
World Vision, a Christian aid organization works logistical wonders in poor countries throughout the world, but tells a distorted story about Israel and the Middle East.
CAMERA Letter in LA Times: Yarmouk Refugees and Palestinian Rejectionism
April 22, 2015
Tamar Sternthal, director of CAMERA's Israel office, writes today in The Los Angeles Times that by refusing to admit Palestinians fleeing Yarmouk into the Palestinian territories, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas perpetuates the refugee tragedy started by his predecessors in 1948.
CAMERA Prompts AFP Correction on Mt. Herzl memorial For Terror Victims
April 22, 2015
After CAMERA contacted AFP about erroneous suggestion that other Palestinians killed by Israeli Jews were not memorialized on Mt. Herzl, AFP amended its article, but without acknowledging the details CAMERA had provided about the Palestinians memorialized.
CAMERA Prompts Improved AP Coverage on Temple Mount
April 22, 2015
global post correctionWorking in the same news cycle as the Jerusalem bureaus, CAMERA's Israel office keeps the AP's mischaracterization of the Western Wall out of papers worldwide. The wire service also adds key information about the Temple Mount's holy status in Judaism and Islam.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Editorials Fail to Abide by Journalistic Standards
April 21, 2015
Editorials in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette routinely denigrate Israel and its supporters and get facts wrong about the Middle East. The publisher and editors rebuffed a request to discuss the problem.
Sojourners Attacks Israel, Again
April 21, 2015
In March, Sojourners published an article about the Arab-Israeli conflict that promotes purveyors of misinformation and anti-Judaic polemics to its audience of “progressive” Evangelicals.
Times of Israel Corrects Regarding Arab Victims of Terror
April 21, 2015
global post correctionCAMERA prompts correction of a Times of Israel headline and article which wrongly identified Muhammed Abu Khdeir as the first Arab killed by Jews to be included in the Mount Herzl monument for terror victims.
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.
CAMERA Letter Rebuts Roll Call 'Dual Loyalty' Implication
April 15, 2015

A blog post in the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call implied that Congress had to chose between U.S. and Israeli interests over Iran’s nuclear programs and that a Jewish member’s religion played an important role. CAMERA’s letter set the record straight.

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.

Selective Memory Bedevils Washington Post Op-Ed Contributors
April 6, 2015
The observation that everyone's entitled to his or her opinion, just not to having it taken seriously applied in full to three March 29 Washington Post commentaries—one by that friend of Hamas, Jimmy Carter.
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.
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 27, 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 (April 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.