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AFP Sets Record Straight on Gaza Flooding
Boaz Kretschmer at Nahal Besor
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."
  
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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New York Times' Amnesia in Recounting Hezbollah's Past Actions
January 21, 2015
Anne Barnard's report on the alleged Israeli airstrike that killed an Iranian general and Hezbollah operatives omits crucial information about past Hezbollah activities that the Times itself had reported at the time they occurred.
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Washington Post Ops for Pop Psychology over Hard News on Palestinian U.N. Moves
January 19, 2015

A Palestinian leadership is “frustrated” by failure of talks with Israel, or it caused negotiations to fail? The Washington Post opts for pop psychology over hard news in coverage of evasive Palestinian diplomacy.

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Al-Jazeera English Fumbles, Al-Jazeera America Sacked
January 13, 2015

 Al-Jazeera English's “We're not Charlie” memo mars Al-Jazeera America's image, USA Today's media columnist says. It's not image but substance critics need to examine.

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BBC Reporter Links Murder of French Jews to Israeli Actions
January 13, 2015
BBC reporter Tim Willcox must apologize on air to underscore that BBC does not subscribe to irrational and bigoted views that, in effect, blame Israel for murderous attacks on Jews anywhere.
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In Hebrew, Haaretz Clarifies Regarding Rafah Casualties
January 12, 2015
Presspectiva, CAMERA's Hebrew division, prompts clarification today of an Haaretz editorial which cited inflated figures for the number of Palestinians killed in Rafah Aug. 1, dubbed "Black Friday."
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International Business Times Pulls Article Calling ISIS "Zionist Plot"
January 12, 2015
After CAMERA brought to the attention of the International Business Times an article relaying charges that ISIS is a "Zionist plot" and its leader is "a Jew," a senior editor decided to pull the piece.
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Mahmoud Abbas at Paris March. Media Don't Ask Why
January 12, 2015

What was Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas doing at the Paris march for free speech and against Islamic terrorism? News media didn't ask, or didn't want to.

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Plans to "Eradicate" Egyptian Town Prompt NY Times Yawn
January 9, 2015
How does The New York Times report on house demolitions? That depends on whether it is Israel or Egypt that is responsible.
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When is a Correction in Error? When The Washington Post Says So
January 9, 2015

For The Washington Post, calling a friar a monk requires correction. Calling armistice lines a border, no. Mislabeling disputed territories as Palestinian? Forget about it.

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National Geographic Runs Correction on Judaism's Holiest Site
January 7, 2015
Following communication with CAMERA's Israel office, National Geographic corrects a caption which erroneously identified the Western Wall as Judaism's holiest site. The Temple Mount is the most sacred site in Judaism.
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Party Time: Fatah's Founding Myth
January 5, 2015
 It's Jan. 1, so it's party time in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon. Massive rallies mark 50 years since Fatah's first terror attack against Israel, but media outlets are reporting the anniversary of Fatah's founding.
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Haaretz Corrects "Lost in Translation" on Mosque Fire
January 4, 2015
Following communication from CAMERA, Haaretz English edition editors commendably add information about an Israeli investigation ruling out arson to an article that had reported that Palestinians blamed a fire in a West Bank mosque on settlers.
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Voice of America Corrects: U.S. Didn't Veto Palestinian Statehood Bid
January 4, 2015
CAMERA's Israel office prompts correction of a Voice of America report which wrongly stated that the United States vetoed the Palestinian statehood bid in the United Nations Security Council.
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Liberating Theater J from Diva Ari Roth
January 2, 2015

Defenders of ousted Theater J artistic director Ari Roth portray him as a martyr to artistic freedom. Doing so excuses theatrical anti-Israel agit-prop. On-stage fiction, yes; defamation no.

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CAMERA's Top Ten MidEast Media Mangles for 2014
December 31, 2014
This year the press stumbled all too many times in covering the Middle East, falling down on the obligation to report accurately and without bias. Though there were many contenders, CAMERA has identified the biggest offenders.
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New York Times Corrects Mosque "Arson" Claim. Will CNN?
December 21, 2014
Following communication from CAMERA, The New York Times commendably corrects a news analysis which had stated as fact that arson was responsible for a fire in a West Bank mosque. Will CNN, AFP and The Los Angeles Times likewise correct?
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NY Times Corrects Nazareth Error, But Not 'Nakba Day' Law Error
December 21, 2014
CAMERA prompts a New York Times correction of an article which wrongly claimed that Nazareth has just five percent of the land compared to neighboring Upper Nazareth. The Gray Lady isn't backing down, though, on its erroneous reference to the 'Nakba Law.'
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A Guide to NYT Advocacy Journalism: Focus on Jodi Rudoren
December 21, 2014
Jerusalem bureau chief Jodi Rudoren does not differentiate between objective reporting and pushing her viewpoint. And her editors do not care. In fact, they seem to prefer advocacy over straightforward journalism. A case in point—a Dec. 9 front page article purporting to report on a debate over Israel's Jewish identity.
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The Stubborn Antisemitism of Yahoo and The Christian Century
December 18, 2014
Yahoo and James M. Wall, a contributing editor at The Christian Century, both help to mainstream an antisemitic webpage that promotes Holocaust denial and blames Jews for 9/11.
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The New York Times Blog Publishes Shoddy Defense of Steven Salaita
December 17, 2014
Professor Joseph Levine presents an error-laden polemic criticizing the University of Illinois' decision to rescind an offer to Steven Salaita after his abusive and bigoted tweets about Israel and Jews came to light.
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Backdraft: Some Media Outlets Backtrack on Mosque 'Arson'
December 16, 2014
Weeks after news accounts blamed Jewish arsonists for a fire in a West Bank mosque, an investigation finds the cause was electrical. CAMERA followed up with media outlets that had reported as fact that the mosque was attacked, with positive outcomes at AP, New York Times and Haaretz.
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Omissions Distort Washington Post's 'Palestinian U.N. Statehood Showdown'
December 16, 2014

The Washington Post fell for the hoary “Palestinian frustration” diagnosis to explain Mahmoud Abbas’ latest “statehood-without-peace” maneuver at the United Nations. CAMERA fills in the paper’s misleading omissions.   

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The New York Times' Unique Definition For Israeli Funding
December 15, 2014
A standards editor resorts to definitional contortions to avoid correcting a mischaracterization of Israel's "Nakba Law" as "prohibit[ing] funding for groups that commemorate the Nakba." In fact, the narrow law enables the state to withhold government money from state-funded bodies.
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"Children of the War": Washington Post's Big, Empty Photo Spread
December 14, 2014
A Washington Post photo spread on children of last summer’s Israel-Gaza war might move readers to tears. But not to understanding.
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'Contentious Arab Lawmaker' Gets Washington Post Platform
December 14, 2014

A Washington Post feature gives readers a glimpse of anti-Israel Arab Knesset member Haneen Zoabi. But it lets her twist the focus knob.

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New York Times "Correction" Fails to Correct Blumenthal Error
December 11, 2014
The New York Times has made three corrections to Max Blumenthal's contribution to the Opinion pages. Only two of them were acknowledged. And at least one of the "corrections" spectacularly fails to redress the error, and served only to leave editors' fingerprints directly on the falsehood.
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Commissioning Extremism from Max Blumenthal, the NY Times Also Receives Errors
December 9, 2014
max blumenthalThe New York Times turned to two extremists to participate in a debate about Israeli society, and reaps what it sowed — primitive Israel-hatred and clear-cut factual errors. (Updated.)
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“Peace for Israel means security, and we must stand with all our might to protect its right to exist, its territorial integrity.
 
“I see Israel, and never mind saying it, as one of the great outposts of democracy in the world, and a marvelous example of what can be done, how desert land can be transformed into an oasis of brotherhood and democracy. Peace for Israel means security and that security must be a reality.”
 
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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.
 
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Eyes On Israel:
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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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Hamas Charter

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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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