MODERNA COVID-19 Vaccine

Israel is Obligated to Vaccinate the Palestinians – and Other Myths

After Israel arranged to get early access to enough COVID-19 vaccine for its entire population, outlets like the New York Times and human rights groups like Amnesty International mangled international law and the Oslo Accords to argue that Israel must also vaccinate Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza.

CAMERA Op-Ed: The U.S. State Department Should Take Bernard Lewis’s Advice

The U.S. State Department's 2020 Human Rights Report on Iran has whitewashed the regime's 2019 massacre of protesters. And a recent U.S. Congressional Research Service report treats anti-Israel propagandist Edward Said as a credible source. Both entities should heed the historian Bernard Lewis's warning about confronting the past.

CAMERA Prompts Correction on “Occupied Gaza”

After communication with CAMERA, Insider corrected language that asserted as a matter-of-fact that the Gaza Strip is "Israeli-occupied" territory. The new language is an improvement, but still fails to note that many legal scholars view the territory as being no longer occupied following Israel's full withdrawal from the territory.

CAMERA Op-Ed: POLITICO’s Softball Interview with Iran’s Foreign Minister

POLITICO recently conducted an interview with Iran's foreign minister, Javad Zarif. But instead of asking the necessary tough questions about the Islamic Republic's support for terror and its repression of the people living under its imperial rule, the news organization punted. Worse still, they allowed Zarif to disseminate propaganda.

CAMERA Op-Ed: The U.S. Shouldn’t Resort to Sectarian Thinking

In a press briefing, the Pentagon spokesperson described armed groups attacking the U.S. and its allies as "Shia-backed." But as CAMERA noted in a Newsweek op-ed, these groups are Iranian-backed, and purposefully mislabeling them illustrates a dangerous way of viewing the Middle East.

CAMERA Op-Ed: Iran’s ‘Nuclear Fatwa’ is Nuclear Nonsense

Iranian regime operatives are, once again, claiming that a fatwa (religious decree) prohibits the regime from building nuclear weapons. And news media organizations are, once again, uncritically repeating this claim. But as CAMERA tells readers of The National Interest, this is a disinformation campaign

LA Times’ Food Department Serves Up New ‘Palestine’ Policy

The paper's foreign desk, which presumably understands a bit more about the region's geopolitical complexities than the paper's food writers, rightfully refrains from employing the inaccurate terminology of "Palestine." Does a unique and new policy exist exclusively for the paper's food department?

Haaretz Op-Ed Misleads to Defend SNL “Joke”

Satire is meant to be funny and even play on stereotypes. But there's a vast difference between that and invoking antisemitic tropes to accuse the Jewish state of murder. A recent op-ed in Ha'aretz defended SNL's Michael Che of the latter and, in doing so, smeared Israel further.

Forward Publishes Egregious Lie About Israeli Vaccinations

Writing in the Forward, Sari Bashi claims that Israel distributes COVID-19 vaccinates according to ethnicity, and argues that only Jews are eligible for the vaccine while non-Jews are denied the life-saving resource. It is a malevolent lie, and is one of the most dishonest accounts to appear in the mainstream press.

The Anti-Semitic Rhetoric of Anti-Zionists

Anti-Zionists claim theirs is a political position rooted in progressive values and and that charges of anti-Semitism are cynical attempts to stifle their speech. Real anti-Semites, they say, are just white supremacists and neo-Nazis. It is interesting therefore to compare the language and rhetoric used by prominent anti-Zionist organizations, politicians, journalists and activists to the classic antisemitic tropes disseminated by Nazis in the prelude to and during the Holocaust.

Did Israel Accuse Iran of Environmental Terrorism?

Media assertions that "Israel" accused Iran of environmental terrorism are belied by the fact that just one Israeli official leveled the accusation: junior Minister of Environment Gila Gamliel. Her assessment has zero backing from the military or foreign and defense ministries.

AP Corrects After Overstating Israeli Vaccination Rate

CAMERA prompts correction after the Associated Press mistook data on doses administered per 100 people for the number of people vaccinated. As some people received two doses, the percentage of Israel's population that is partly or fully vaccinated is just over 50 percent, not over 90 percent.

Ynet Falsely Claims Hamas Committed to 2-State Solution

Not for the first time, Hamas has stated it would accept a state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip—from which it would continue its struggle against Israel's existence. And not for the first time, a news organization wrongly announced that Hamas has accepted the "two-state solution."

NY Times Casts Haganah, Defenders of Jewish Community, as Anti-Arab

In 1920, the vulnerable Jewish minority in Palestine formed the Haganah, an underground self-defense organization, after concluding the British authorities weren’t particularly interested in protecting Jews against Arab attackers. Or in New York Times speak: the Haganah was “an underground military organization sometimes battling alongside the colonizing British against the Arabs.”

CAMERA Op-Ed: The Media Isn’t Telling the Truth About the Houthis

Press and policymakers might obfuscate on the matter, but the facts are clear: the Houthis are a terrorist group. The Yemen-based organization receives arms and support from the world's foremost state sponsor of terrorism, Iran, and there is nothing ambiguous about their motto: "Death to America, Death to Israel, Curse the Jews and Victory to Islam."

The Stories Children (and The New York Times) Tell

"Emotional stories" of Palestinian children "crossing the checkpoint on the bus ride in from East Jerusalem to West Jerusalem" are just that: emotional stories. The non-existence of the checkpoint in question begs the question: Did the children really tell the stories, or was that an embellishment on the part of the adult author, Ruth Ebenstein?

The Wonders of Khirbet Humsa, A “Thrice-Demolished Village”

Where else does demolition of 15 makeshift structures (according to the Israeli authorities, seven tents and eight goat pens) take on mythical proportions, amounting to the destruction of an entire village, then metastasizing into the destruction of villages (in plural), and finally culminating in the "burning" of multiple villages?

CNN’s Kiley Parrots B’Tselem Slanders

CNN's Kiley was a pass-through for B'Tselem charges, questioning nothing. He ignored the ordinary norms of journalism that require fair treatment of story subjects and flouted the network's stated commitment to being "truth-seekers" who strive for "excellence."

Foreign Policy Magazine Whitewashes ‘Pay to Slay’

A Jan. 25, 2021 report by Foreign Policy Magazine claims that the Palestinian Authority has “pledged to overhaul a controversial welfare policy for militants convicted of violence against Israelis.” This is a convoluted way of describing the PA's policy of financing terrorist attacks on Jews.

Christian Amanpour and Severe Messaging: Interviewing Gideon Saar Vs. Javad Zarif

Christian Amanpour's softball interview with Iranian FM Zarif on Iran's nuclear activity and belligerence in the region is a study in contrast with her hostile cross-examination of Israeli politician Gideon Saar who dared dispute her fallacious assertion that Israeli is legally responsible for vaccinating Palestinians.

New York Times Flunks Transparency Test on Alleged Iranian Agent Kaveh Afrasiabi

Nearly two weeks after Kaveh Afrasiabi, a former Op-Ed contributor at The New York Times, was charged for being an illegal Iranian agent, the paper has failed to weigh in on the affair. Nor has it updated his incomplete biographical information, which identifies him only as a political scientist and former member of Iran's negotiating team.

Understanding B’tselem’s “Apartheid” Libel

B’tselem's latest report casts the very existence of a Jewish state open for Jewish immigration as evidence of “Jewish supremacy,” and peddles falsehoods and distortions to promote the libel that Israel is an apartheid state.

CAMERA Op-Ed: The Palestinian Authority Is Still Paying Terrorists

U.S. policymakers are contemplating restoring aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA), as well as "working to reopen" the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) office in Washington D.C. But as CAMERA wrote in a Jan. 21, 2021 Newsweek op-ed, Palestinian leaders continue to pay salaries to terrorists. Both press and policymakers alike should take note.

Headlines State As Fact Disputed Syrian Claim That Israeli Airstrike Killed Family

Multiple secondary media outlets publish an AP story accompanied by a headline that states as fact that "Israeli warplanes strike Syria, kill 4, including children," though the claim in Syria's state media is disputed and unverified. AP's own headline attributes the claim to Syrian state media, qualifying the allegation as just that.

CAMERA Op-Ed: A Historian Who Forgets History

Writing in Foreign Policy magazine, British historian Avi Shlaim faults both Israel and the United States for the failure to achieve a Palestinian state. Shlaim asserts that U.S. must pressure the Jewish state in order to achieve peace. But, as CAMERA tells JNS readers, the historian's reading of history is both selective and disingenuous.

Is B’Tselem Israel’s ‘Leading Human Rights Organization’?

Are media reports elevating B'Tselem to Israel's "leading human rights organization" justified? Human rights advancements are won in the legal realm, but B'Tselem does not engage in legal activity, and has accomplished no rights advancements for Palestinians. Its successes are in the international media, not human rights.

NPR Misleads on Vaccines for Palestinian Prisoners

NPR's Daniel Estrin grossly misleads, falsely suggesting that Israel withheld the coronavirus vaccine from Palestinian prisoners even as other prisoners received the jab. In fact, Palestinian prisoners have been in the exact same position as other prisoners with respect to access to the vaccine.

In the Guardian, Antisemites are Authorities on Antisemitism

Signers of a Guardian letter about antisemitism had previously accused Jews of dual loyalty; of using their control over the media and banks to manipulate others; of “whining” about the Holocaust and pedaling “fairy tales” about the Final Solution; and of being part of a “pampered religion.”
Masked Palestinian holding Molotov cocktail.

CAMERA Op-Ed: The Washington Post’s Adelson Obituary Defends Hamas

The Washington Post's obituary of Sheldon Adelson defames the the billionaire pro-Israel philanthropist, portraying him as sitting comfortably while, a few miles away, Palestinian "protesters" were wantonly slaughtered by Israel. In fact many of those "protesters" were terrorists taking part in a Hamas-orchestrated operation. The terror groups themselves admitted their involvement, even if the Washington Post won't.

CAMERA Op-Ed: More False Attacks Against Israel on COVID-19 Vaccines

A recent Washington Post report implicitly faults Israel for the COVID-19 vaccination issues in the Palestinian Authority and Hamas ruled territories. But the Post fails to inform readers that both Hamas and the PA did not request vaccines from Israel--and that international agreements stipulate that the Authority itself is responsible for vaccines and healthcare.

Reuters’ Gaza Parkour Article Contorts on Israeli-Egyptian Blockade

In an article noting the sense of freedom that the urban sport parkour brings to Gazans "locked in conflict with neighbouring Israel, which blockades the enclave," Reuters ignores the far more restrictive Egyptian blockade. While just over 25,000 people exited the territory via the Egyptian-controlled Rafah crossing this year, more than double exited via the Israeli-controlled Erez crossing.

PBS’ NewsHour Joins the Fundraising Campaign on Behalf of UNRWA

While the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine is grappling with a serious funding shortfall, the controversial organization enjoys vast marketing and public relations resources, drawing on the support of sympathetic journalists. PBS' NewsHour is the latest media outlet to join the campaign.

UPDATED: “Jewish Voice for Peace” (JVP): What the Media is Concealing

What is "Jewish Voice for Peace"? It is an anti-Semitic hate group that masquerades as a Jewish social justice, peace-promoting organization and the mainstream media has been derelict in covering up for it. CAMERA's backgrounder, which has been expanded and updated, evidences the destructive, hate-mongering nature of the group.

AP Falsely Casts Israel As Responsible For Providing Palestinians With Vaccines

"Palestinians are not taken seriously as agents of their own fate,” charged former AP correspondent Matti Friedman in his scathing 2014 critique of international coverage of Israel and the Palestinians. AP's article Thursday falsely casting Israel as responsible for the Palestinians' supply of coronavirus vaccines perfectly illustrates this old formulation.

A Promised Land: Obama’s Memoirs Malign Israel

A Promised Land
By Barack Obama
Crown Publishing, 2020

The first volume of the 44th American president's memoirs are filled with errors and omissions about Israel. And, as CAMERA's book review shows, they are all one-sided. Worse still, Obama even minimizes Palestinian terrorism.

NPR Fabricates News Hook To Revive Apartheid Canard

With Israeli plans to apply sovereignty in parts of the West Bank in deep freeze since September, NPR relies on a flimsy pretext to level the baseless apartheid smear at the Jewish state, falsely claiming that the plan prompted an Israeli "debate" about whether West Bank Palestinians live under apartheid.

CAMERA Op-Ed: The Washington Post’s Appalling Editorial

In a recent editorial, the Washington Post's deputy opinion editor, Jackson Diehl, uses unhinged language and compares Israel's democratic leader to Vladimir Putin. Diehl proceeds to omit crucial facts about both the so-called Iran Deal, as well as IRGC operative Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

What Time Won’t Tell You About BDS

"Here's What You Need to Know About BDS" promises the headline of a Time explainer which abysmally fails to deliver, instead serving up a whitewash that grossly distorts the history, target and goals of the anti-Israel, antisemitic movement.

Fox Corrects Erroneous Reference to Tel Aviv as Israel’s Capital

CAMERA's Israel office prompts correction of a Fox News article which erroneously cited Tel Aviv as a metonym for Israel. Fox is the latest media outlet to correct after referring to Tel Aviv, and not the capital of Jerusalem, as shorthand for Israel.

Foreign Policy Op-Ed : Convicted Palestinian Terrorists Are ‘Political Prisoners’

Foreign Policy gives a pass to to Salem Barahmeh of the Palestine Institute for Public Diplomacy to whitewash convicted Palestinian terrorists who carried out lethal attacks against Israelis as "political prisoners." Separately, the publication revises Barahmeh's unfounded reference to the displacement of "entire Palestinian communities," enabled by the Trump administration.

Forbes’ Fundraising Appeal on Behalf of UNRWA

"UNRWA is extraordinary–with an amazing cadre of educators and staff that need support" is the message of what is essentially a Forbes fundraising appeal for the U.N. agency. Don't expect to read anything about anti-Israel incitement in schools, perpetuation of the conflict or mismanagement.

The Battle Over Defining Antisemitism

Antisemitism, history's oldest hatred, has re-emerged decades after the Holocaust in the guise of hostility toward Jewish nationalism and a Jewish state. There is an ongoing battle between those who aim to defeat such anti-Jewish bigotry and those who campaign to render it socially acceptable.

Deutsche Welle Corrects: UN Resolution 194 Doesn’t Guarantee ‘Right of Return’

CAMERA prompts a forthright, thorough correction after Deutsche Welle erroneously reported that UN Resolution 194 "guaranteed" the Palestinian "right of return." The General Assembly resolution is a suggestion, not a guarantee, conditions return on refugees willing to live at peace with their neighbors, and places return on equal footing with resettlement and compensation.

MSNBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin Pushes False Narrative of Dispossession

Five years after commendably clarifying maps which falsely depicted Israel as having dispossessed Palestinians of their territory, MSNBC again pushes a false narrative of Palestinian dispossession. This time, Ayman Moyheldin conceals that the El-Kurd family faces eviction because they refused to pay rent for their Jewish-owned home in Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.

Axios Whitewashes an Apologist for Palestinian Terrorism

A November 11th report by Axios, a Washington D.C.-based publication, described recently deceased PLO official Saeb Erekat as a "champion of the two-state solution" who "rejected violence and terrorism." But the historical record shows that the opposite is true.

Haaretz Corrects False Depiction of Ethiopian Jews Violating Coronavirus Regulations

CAMERA prompts correction of a caption which falsely stated that the huge, prominent page-one photograph of a tightly-packed crowd of Ethiopian Jewry celebrating Sigd with not a mask in sight, was from Monday. In fact, it was from 2018. This year's modest holiday celebrations were in full compliance with coronavirus restrictions.

Reuters Errs on ‘Palestinian Soldiers’

UPDATE: "[P]er the Oslo Accords, the PA is not permitted a conventional military but maintains security and police forces," the CIA Factbook rightly notes. CAMERA prompts corrections in English, Arabic and Spanish after Reuters mischaracterized Palestinian security officers and police as "soldiers."

CNN Corrects on Israel’s Capital, West Bank Settlement

CAMERA prompts CNN corrections after the network downgraded the West Bank settlement of Psagot to an "outpost," which is not recognized by Israeli authorities, and adopted the language of Iran's Foreign Minister spokesman, misidentifying Tel Aviv as Israel's capital.

Reuters Errs on ‘New Settlement’ in Golan Heights

Reuters incorrectly reports that Trump Heights is a new settlement in the Golan Heights. In fact, Trump Heights is the new name of the decades-old tiny community of Kela-Beruchim. Israel has not founded a new community, or "settlement," in the Golan in decades.

Foreign Policy Serves Up Anti-Israel Propaganda

An Oct. 19, 2020 report by Foreign Policy magazine stands apart for its brazen adoption of an anti-Israel narrative. Key facts and relevant history are omitted, while the magazine chose to treat antisemites as reliable sources.

CBS Falsely Alleges Demolition of Palestinian ‘Village’

CBS's false depiction of Israel's demolition of a handful of illegally tents and pens dangerously built in a long-established military firing zone as the destruction of an entire Palestinian village is one small step away from Congresswoman Ilhan Omar's vitriolic "ethnic cleansing" charge.

Wave of Media Errors, Corrections Follows Malawi Announcement on Jerusalem Embassy

News coverage of Malawi's announcement about opening an embassy in Jerusalem included a flurry of inaccurate articles, most misreporting that the nation would be the first African nation to open an embassy in the capital. While Malawi be the only African nation with an embassy in Jerusalem, several others existed in the past, and were closed after the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

Politico Plays Defense for Anti-Israel Groups

A recent Politico report on potential U.S. State Department efforts to declare faux human rights organizations antisemitic, omits crucial details. Indeed, even recent example of these organizations' antisemitism were left out by a reporter.

Time to Bring Anti-Zionist Anachronisms to An End

Despite Mitri Raheb's assertions to the contrary, Jesus was not a Palestinian. Jesus was born in Bethlehem and grew up in Nazareth, two towns in Judea, preached in Galilee (an area inhabited by the Israelite tribe of Naphtali), and taught in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel. None of these areas were called Palestine until long after Jesus’s crucifixion.

VOA Corrects: Israel Not Advancing 5000 Settlements

CAMERA prompts a swift correction at Voice of America after an editing error resulted in the mistaken claim that Israel announced plans to advance 5000 settlements. In fact, the announcement concerned 5000 housing units within several existing settlements.

Witnesses Dispute Claims Made By Breaking the Silence’s Joel Carmel

Joel Carmel, featured in Business Insider, was an accomplished pro-Israel advocate in his British high school who made aliyah, joined the Israel Defense Forces, and now works for Breaking the Silence. Evidence, including testimony from a former classmate and soldiers who served with him, pokes gaping holes in his accounts about his Israel education and army service.

Islamic Jihad’s Maher Akhras, Haaretz’s New Martyr

Haaretz advocates for the immediate release of Palestinian hunger striker Maher Akhras striker, discounting Israel's information that he is an Islamic Jihad member and ignoring the fact that the terror organization itself has identified him as a "commander."

The Joint List Rejects Peace—and the Media Rejects Coverage

Israel's cabinet and Knesset have voted to support recent peace agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. Only one political party opposed accepting the Accords: the Joint List. And the media, despite having lavished recent attention on the Joint List, has declined to report the party's opposition to the peace deals.

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria Wrong on Shelved Annexation Plan, Settlement Construction

CNN's Fareed Zakaria falsely cited Benjamin Netanyahu's shelved "promise of annexation of the West Bank." But the prime minister's plan involved only Israeli settlements and the Jordan Valley, some 30 percent of the West Bank, not the disputed territory in its entirety. And, contrary to Zakaria's slip, no "new settlements" have been approved.