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CAMERA Ad Campaign Promotes Facts About Gaza Crisis
Widespread misinformation about Israel's defensive action in countering rocket fire from Gaza has marred all too much of the media's coverage of the recent crisis. CAMERA has today placed full-page ads in five major newspapers, outlining basic facts and reminding readers that Israel is rightfully and legally entitled to defend herself. The ad has also been translated into German and is running in the major German newspaper Die Welt.
  
Campaign Calls Out New York Times Bias
 
On Kidney Transplants, Too, an Israel Obsession at The New York Times
August 21, 2014
A feature about Israel's role in the global organ trade dominated The New York Times' front section last Sunday, providing yet another cogent example of how the newspaper obsessively singles out Israel for indictment while downplaying or ignoring the larger context of the story.
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How Dumb are NY Times Headline Writers?
August 19, 2014
The NY Times headlined a report on Gaza rockets being fired at Israel, breaking the latest cease-fire, this way:  Rockets From Gaza and Israeli Response Break Cease-Fire. So if only Israel hadn't responded, the cease-fire would still be alive? Really NY Times?
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Washington Post Corrects Another Fareed Zakaria Error
August 18, 2014

  Fareed Zakaria in his Washington Post column blamed “Israel and the West” for postponing long overdue Palestinian elections. CAMERA obtained a correction. The thinly spread media figure couldn't quite let it go at that …

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Jodi Rudoren Muddies the Waters Regarding a Hamas Port
August 18, 2014
Jodi Rudoren does her best to muddy the waters about a Hamas port in Gaza, neglecting to tell readers that the same agreement that would allow a port in Gaza also outlaws Hamas and all other armed Palestinian militias.
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Small donut, large hole in Washington Post’s 'From Iron Dome to iron fist’
August 15, 2014
 ‘From Iron Dome to an iron fist’ occupied half a page in the Sunday, July 20, 2014 Washington Post. It claimed to tell ‘the story of the ceaseless conflict … through historic quotes.’ It failed.
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NY Times' Rudoren Suggests Colleagues Spreading "Nonsense"
August 14, 2014
While explaining why she suggested her fellow journalists are spreading "nonsense," The New York Times' Jodi Rudoren inadvertently revealed that she consciously reports in order to shape a narrative.
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Deconstructing Baltimore Sun’s Praise of Al-Jazeera’s Gaza Coverage
August 12, 2014
The Baltimore Sun’s television critic had high praise for Al-Jazeera America’s coverage of Israeli-Hamas fighting in Gaza. Goes to show you can’t believe everything you see …
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Why Almost No Photos or Videos of Hamas?
August 12, 2014
Journalists, like Anne Barnard of the New York Times reject charges they failed to provide video or photos of Hamas fighters, claiming the fighters were hidden, and that this was also true in previous conflicts, such as Iraq. Do they have a point?
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Al Jazeera's Hamas Rocket Launch Video Disappears
August 11, 2014
An Al Jazeera America video report by Nick Schrifin describing a Hamas rocket launching site in the middle of a residential Gaza neighborhood, and also showing an Israeli attack near that site, has apparently disappeared from the Al Jazeera site.
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Gaza Derangement Syndrome: Anne Barnard
August 10, 2014
Anne BarnardNew York Times Gaza reporter Anne Barnard tweets the deranged suggestion that Netanyahu and Hamas leader Meshaal fight it out with machetes, as if the issue in Gaza is a personal problem.
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Bias at New York Times is Headline News
August 8, 2014
The New York Times story, "Cease-Fire in Gaza Expires, and Strikes Resume," on the end of the 72-hour ceasefire between Hamas and Israel, was yet another illustration of the paper's seeming inability to cover Israel fairly and accurately.
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The Murkiness of Gaza Casualty Figures: One Case Study
August 8, 2014
An NPR story claims 14 Hamas fighters were killed in attempted ambush of Israeli troops, but no corroboration of that number can be found in the daily reports of Palestinian human rights groups.
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Washington Post Corrects About Palestinian Violence, Blockade
August 6, 2014
CAMERA's D.C. office prompts Washington Post corrections after an article referred to a "total" blockade of the Gaza Strip and attributed the start of the second Palestinian intifada to "Israel's occupation and expansion of settlements."
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Analyzing Casualty Numbers, NYT Ignores Hamas Call for Duplicity
August 6, 2014
In a piece meant to be an in-depth examination of casualty claims, The New York Times explains that Palestinian NGOs get some of their data from doctors, but fails to remind readers of Hamas's instructions that Palestinians lie about civilian casualties.
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Fool Me Twice: CNN Falls for False Casualty Numbers
August 5, 2014
When Nabil Shaath tells Wolf Blitzer that 700 women, children and elderly civilians have been killed in Gaza. CNN's failure to fact-check this egregious falsehood means the network's viewers are misinformed.
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More Video Evidence of Rockets Fired from Residential Gaza
August 5, 2014
A France24 video report shows children playing next to a rocket launcher just outside the hotel used by many foreign journalists. Next to the hotel is a residential apartment building, and within 100 meters of the site a large, modern UN building. The report also shows a rocket being launched from the site on a previous night.
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On Separation Between Israel, West Bank Palestinians, NPR Deceives
August 5, 2014
"A separation of the two communities is now complete in almost every way," reports NPR about Israelis and Palestinians, completely distorting the porous reality in which Palestinians work, pray and tour in Israel.
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New York Times Stumbles on Human Shields, Occupation
August 4, 2014
The newspaper of record places Israel on the border between Gaza and Egypt, ignores prominent legal scholars on Gaza "occupation," and seemingly invents an authoritative legal definition of human shields.
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Despite Isolated Corrections, LA Times Photo Gallery Still Ignores Hamas
August 4, 2014
The Los Angeles Times' growing photo gallery ostensibly about the conflict between Israel and Hamas still contains not a single mention of Hamas. And, by the numbers, Israeli civilians are on par with Gaza's animals.
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The World Evangelical Alliance Asks Hamas to Negotiate in “Good Faith”
August 4, 2014
The World Evangelical Alliance's appeal for an end to hostilities in Gaza reveals an astounding level of naivety and oblivousness about the nature of Hamas and the reasons behind the conflict.
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Update: A Window into the NY Times Biased Mindset
August 4, 2014
A window into the mindset of New York Times reporters: parsing how Steve Erlanger described the latest Palestinian terror attack in Israel. (This article has been updated.)
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Washington Post ‘Infographic' about Gaza Fighting Errs by Omission
August 3, 2014
A Washington Post online “infographic” Aug. 1, 2014 headlined “The Crisis in Gaza” resembled a slice of Swiss cheese with too many holes. Its August 3 print edition “Life in Gaza” was only slightly better.
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AP Corrects Unsubstantiated Captions Attributing Beit Hanoun Casualties to Israel
August 1, 2014
CAMERA prompts corrections of a series of unsubstantiated Associated Press captions which unequivocally blamed Israel for casualties at an UNRWA school despite the fact that its own reporters acknowledged the circumstances are disputed.
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CAMERA Op-Ed on Time.com: How Hamas Wields Gaza's Casualties as Propaganda
July 31, 2014
A demographic analysis of the fatalities in Gaza during the Israeli military response to Hamas rocket-fire raises doubts about widely quoted statements that 70 percent or more of the fatalities are non-combatants.
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National Writers Union Shills for Hamas
July 31, 2014
In its heyday, the National Writers Union had more than 7,000 members. Today it has 1,200. And like other institutions in decline in the United States, its leadership has resorted to attacking Israel with a troubling virulence.
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BBC: Israel, Gaza and Hamas
July 30, 2014
BBC interviews of Israeli spokesman Mark Regev, UNRWA spokesman Chris Gunness, and Hamas leader Khalid Meshall illustrate, once again, the BBC's profound bias against Israel and in favor of Israel's critics, even if they are, like, Meshall, genocidal jihadists.
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Brookings Doha Gaza Analysis Tarnishes Brookings D.C.
July 30, 2014
The Brookings Institution is an old-line, Washington, D.C. establishment think tank, leaning center-left. Brookings Doha, its six-year-old Qatari affiliate, may be something else again, judging by its location and a recent analysis of the Israel-Hamas war by its research director.
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CNN Corrects: Criticism of Israel from UN, not US, Official
July 30, 2014
CAMERA staff prompts a CNN correction of a broadcast which erroneously stated that an American human rights official criticized Israel for alleged crimes against humanity. In fact, the official in question was from the United Nations.
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In LA Times Gaza-Israel Photo Slideshow, Hamas Not in Picture
July 30, 2014
A Los Angeles Times online gallery of 75 images of the Israeli-Gaza conflict includes not a single image of a Hamas fighter, funeral, or rocket. Nor do any of the captions mention the word "Hamas." "Rocket" appears exactly once.
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Medical Journal The Lancet Infected with Anti-Israel Bias
July 30, 2014
The medical journal The Lancet has a sad history of publishing anti-Israel pieces so it is not surprising editors have featured an anti-Israel screed replete with falsehoods, mischaracterizations, important omissions and unsubstantiated accusations.
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The LA Times Corrects: Bloomberg Flew El Al, Not Private Jet
July 30, 2014
CAMERA prompts correction of a Los Angeles Times letter to the editor which falsely stated that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg flew a private jet to Israel. In fact, Bloomberg flew El Al to protest the FAA ban.
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WSJ Reporters Delete Twitter Posts Implicating Hamas
July 29, 2014
For the second time in a week, Wall Street Journal reporters deleted Twitter posts that might make Hamas uncomfortable. If the censorship can be understood as a necessary evil to keep reporters safe, the refusal of editors tell readers they aren't getting the full story is unjustifiable.
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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 for the paper's audience in the state's universities-research “Triangle” region.
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Despite Murkiness, AFP Blames Israel for Attack on UNRWA School
July 25, 2014
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.
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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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'Premature Palestinian Empathy Syndrome' -- CAMERA Op-Ed
July 20, 2014
Almost at the start of Operation Protective Edge some journalists fixated on noncombatant fatalities in the Gaza Strip and a mistaken interpretation of “proportionality” in warfare. A CAMERA Op-Ed in five Jewish weeklies helped provide perspective.
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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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Daoud Kuttab's Delusional Mahmoud Abbas Apologia in Washington Post
July 17, 2014

Daoud Kuttab’s Washington Post Op-Ed, “The end of Abbas’s peace policy” (July 17) attempted to whitewash Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ evanescent unity government with Hamas and blame Israel for Palestinian inability to make peace. Here’s the CAMERA rebuttal The Post didn’t print: 

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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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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 (Aug.12, 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 (Aug. 16, 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.

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