Deadly Standards: Bloody Days in Jenin Vs. Tel Aviv

AP highlights the fatal shooting of four Palestinian gunmen attacking Israeli troops as a "deadliest episode," even as the news agency downplays the fatalities' violence and terror affiliations. But the murder of three Israelis sitting in a Tel Aviv bar? Until CAMERA intervened, the only thing the wire service found deadly about that incident was the cops' killing of the Palestinian gunman "who attacked a bar."

CAMERA Op-Ed: Iran Wants the West Bank

Iran, CAMERA tells The National Interest, is looking to seize Judea and Samaria. And with the growing unpopularity of the Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas, whose ruling Fatah movement is losing control over key cities, it might just get its chance.

Whitewashing Antisemitism at the NYT

For the second week in a row, the front page of the New York Times featured an article that either provided fuel for antisemitism or sanitized those who have been accused of it. The latest purports to expose the role of Russian disinformation in dividing the Women’s March protest movement, but downplays the antisemitism of the movement's leaders, particularly that of Linda Sarsour, and whitewashes the BDS movement she promotes.

The Antisemitic Rot at CUNY is Institutional

The City University of New York (CUNY) has a deep antisemitism problem. This is no secret. Reports of antisemitic incidents have been streaming out for years. What is particularly disturbing, however, is the role that has been played by CUNY faculty and particularly the administrators.

How NYT-Style Advocacy Journalism Can Fuel Antisemitism

A much ballyhooed New York Times investigation of Hasidic schools includes multiple aspersions that feed into anti-Jewish tropes about money, greed and exploitation. These are cast without context, statistics or other rigorous, supportive evidence. It is a style of advocacy journalism that fuels antisemitism and undermines what would be better achieved with a properly contextualized and statistically supported report.

CAMERA Op-Ed: How Reporters Should Cover Islamist Terrorism

As CAMERA tells Washington Examiner magazine it is all too rare for reporters covering the Middle East to provide analysis that is free from partisanship and bias. But veteran reporter Michael Gordon's newly published book on the fight against ISIS offers a masterclass lesson on how to do so.

Iran and Reuters: Inhabiting the Nuclear and Journalistic Abyss

UPDATE: After originally casting Iranian threats to annihilate Israel as nothing more than an Israeli claim, and ignoring the deep skepticism of IAEA and Western powers about a peaceful Iranian nuclear program, Reuters steps back from the journalistic abyss, rectifying the article's initial egregious shortcomings.

Changing the Reality: Editorializing Out Front in AFP’s Bethlehem Hotel Story

Given that the Palestinian government has choices about how to spend its funds, AFP's assertion that "There are insufficient funds to meet the needs of the territory's intellectually disabled" is not a factual statement. It's editorializing. The PA has chosen terrorists over the intellectually disabled.

CAMERA Op-Ed: The Philadelphia Inquirer Hides Antisemitism—Again

The Philadelphia Inquirer has launched nothing short of an advocacy campaign on behalf of a private school teacher who was reportedly fired for her history of antisemitic comments. And as CAMERA tells the Algemeiner, the Inquirer is working hard to hide the woman's antisemitism.

AP’s War on Truthful Coverage: Remaking Islamic Jihad’s Salama Abed

By withholding the essential "detail" that Islamic Jihad claimed Salama Abed as one of its commanders, AP advances the false narrative of "war on Gaza," as opposed to war on a terror organization. UPDATE: In response to CAMERA's persistent communication, AP adds that Abed belonged to Islamic Jihad.
CNN's Anti-Semitism Special

CNN’s Rising Hate: Antisemitism in America

In the face of a rising tide of anti-Semitism, CNN deserves praise for presenting its special report Rising Hate: Antisemitism in America, but it’s important to note the report had both positive and negative aspects, including crucial omissions, such as noting that anti-Semitism comes from the left and the right, while failing to actually name any guilty parties on the left.

Values-Driven Apple News Gives Platform To Terror-Supporting Abdel Bari Atwan

"[O]ur values drive our curation decisions," said Apple CEO Tim Cook in 2018 as he accepted an ADL "Courage Against Hate" Award. Months later, Apple News granted Abdel Bari Atwan, a Palestinian-British journalist with a long record antisemitic and terror-supporting statements, a regular platform. What does that say about Apple's values?

Glamour Runs Cover for Bella Hadid

The Conde Nast publication does not seem to have bothered to find out from any of the businesses or friends who dissociated themselves from Hadid what, specifically, they found so objectionable

ABC News Falsely Blames Israeli Airstrikes for All Gaza Fatalities

ABC correspondents Ines de la Cuetara and Reena Roy falsely charge that Israeli airstrikes were responsible for all of the Gaza casualties earlier this month, ignoring that errant Islamic Jihad rockets were the culprit in a significant number of cases.

UPDATED: The Media Erodes the Jewish Claim to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount

The Western media has increasingly abetted Palestinian propaganda efforts to erase the Jewish claim to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount. Far too many journalists today accept the historic revisionism and political falsehoods put out by Palestinian activists and leaders and promote it with their own jargon and linguistic tricks.

Reuters Softens Its Reporting on Hamas

Contrary to Reuters' reporting, Hamas shares Islamic Jihad's total commitment to the destruction of Israel and complete rejection of compromise. Reuters' false claim that Hamas has softened its commitment to these essential principles reflects a softening of the news agency's commitment to its own Trust Principles.

The Extraordinary Bad Faith of Mehdi Hasan

Hasan has consistently employed these dishonest tactics to present a skewed narrative that leaves his audience not only misinformed, but entirely ignorant of basic background.

AP Touches Up Bio For “Our Heroic Martyr”

Islamic Jihad claimed Dherar al-Kafrini, killed during an Israeli arrest raid in Jenin, as "our heroic martyr." For Associated Press, that makes the young terrorist a prime candidate for a biographical touch up. 

Reuters Crams Gaza Residents into Refugee Camps

UPDATED: Reuters commendably corrects after erroneously reporting that most residents of the Gaza Strip live in refugee camps. According to the UN, around 25 percent reside in refugee camps.

Media Rally Around Palestinians

"Palestinians say Israeli fire kills teen in West Bank rally" cites today's AP headline regarding a violent clash. It's just one instance this week in which media whitewash Palestinian violence.

Mehdi Hasan, Tokenism, and the Alleged Jewish Threat to Democracy

At a certain point, when a discussion throws important facts aside in favor of a narrative that points at a perceived Jewish organization as “corrupting,” “poisoning,” and “dominating” a country’s politics, it begins to reek of a certain phenomenon known as “antisemitism.” No amount of tokenizing a “really Jewish” congressman can paper over that.

NCSS Issues Strong Position Statement on Antisemitism

The National Council of Social Studies (NCSS) recently issued a strong position statement on antisemitism statement encouraging educators to examine their understanding of the Jewish people and consider what constitutes antisemitism. It comes in response to recent attacks on Jewish citizens and an increase in antisemitism within American society. The position statement addresses the inaccurate portrayals of Jews that are promoted in schools by Liberated Ethnic Studies programs, among others.

Boston Mapping Project: An Anti-Semitic Campaign Goes Awry

The Boston Mapping Project, launched on June 3, 2022, is the latest variant of BDS poison and reflects the movement's anti-Jewish bigotry. The sinister and thus far anonymous map targets scores of Jewish organizations in New England and has sparked concern about its shocking premise and stated aims – to disrupt and dismantle the Boston Jewish community. It appears, however, to have backfired. The intense pushback by politicians, the FBI and the Massachusetts Department of Justice, has deepened rifts in the BDS movement over tactics -- whether to call openly for "resistance by all means" (that is, violence) or to maintain the pretense of being non-violent, human rights advocates.

AP Captions Strike Essential Info on Israeli Airstrikes

When a news picture fails to speak for itself, and the news caption fails to speak for it, news consumers lose out. AP captions ignore that Israeli airstrikes a) were in response to Palestinian rocket fire and b) targeted Hamas' rocket production facilities.

The Washington Post and the ‘Khashoggi Way’ of Journalism

Media coverage of Israel is, with growing frequency, more comparable to activism than actual journalism. Indeed, as the Shireen Abu Akleh controversy highlights, journalists are failing to ask basic questions while simultaneously giving platforms and awards to activists masquerading as reporters.

CAMERA Op-Ed: Iran-Israel War is Coming

War is coming to the Middle East. And as CAMERA tells The National Interest, it is going to be unlike any war in decades. Iran is close to becoming a nuclear power. And Israel will not allow that to happen.

CAMERA Op-Ed: How the Press Covered the First Israel-Lebanon War

June 2022 marks the fortieth anniversary of the IDF's Operation Peace for Galilee, in which Israeli forces entered Lebanon to deter and destroy Palestinian terrorists who were using the country to launch attacks. As CAMERA tells JNS, the war was a turning point for media coverage of the Jewish state.

Determined to Stay: Propaganda in the Guise of Non-Fiction for Teens

Determined to Stay: Palestinian Youth Fight for Their Village
By Jody Sokolower
Northampton, MA:  Olive Branch Press (an imprint of Interlink Publishing), 2021

Israel’s enemies are finding ways to infiltrate curriculum, using fashionable buzzwords like “intersectionality” to camouflage hatred of Israel. Sokolower’s book exemplifies this deceptive practice.

The Wilson Center Promotes Anti-Israel Propaganda

Although the Wilson Center promotes itself as "the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum," a piece by outgoing Fellow Laura Robson, masquerading as a scholarly analysis, puts forth a collection of hackneyed propaganda claims against Israel.

CAMERA Op-Ed: The Washington Post Convicts Israel

A recent Washington Post investigation insinuated that Israeli Defense Forces killed Al Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh. Yet, the Post reached its verdict in advance, with some reporters accusing the IDF of a “cold-blooded murder” only hours after her death, before the facts were known.

MSNBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin Hides the Facts

MSNBC’s audience deserves, at the very least, a clear view of all the relevant facts and evidence. By omitting material information, Mohyeldin instead turned his partisan commentary into active dishonesty.

The Washington Post, ‘Electrical Engineers,’ and Antisemites

The Washington Post's recent story cited an “electrical engineer and activist,” using him to steer the story. In fact, he's a known anti-Israel activist with a documented history of associating with antisemites. To the Post this makes him a trusted source. That's “journalism” in 2022.

ISIS Flag in Jenin Induces AFP, AP Amnesia

From Iraq to Kashmir, Syria to Sri Lanka, and Lebanon to Afghanistan, AFP and AP have proven to be very well acquainted with the Islamic State flag. When an IS flag emerged last week at a Palestinian funeral in Jenin, why did the photo services suddenly seem to suffer a bout of amnesia?

Human Rights Watch Strips Gaza of its History to Attack Israel

Reality – with which HRW has a tenuous relationship – can be rather inconvenient and complicated. But if HRW seeks to maintain any shred of credibility as a fact-driven, impartial institution, it cannot simply sweep away these complicating and inconvenient factors in pursuit of a partisan narrative.

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 largely covered up for it. CAMERA's backgrounder has been expanded and updated to evidence the depths to which the group has sunk in demonstrating its radical anti-Jewish bigotry. It now promotes resources for anti-Semitic engagement and classic, anti-Jewish blood libels that inspired so many massacres of Jews over the years.

Disentangling the UN’s Latest Propaganda Publication

The UN’s newest anti-Israel “Commission of Inquiry” published its first report on June 7. The report itself is mostly recycled allegations against Israel published in past UN reports, but it would be a mistake to dismiss the report as a complete dud.

For the Washington Post, Jewish Pride is a Provocation

The Washington Post's coverage of Israel's recent Jerusalem Day reveals the newspaper's bias against the Jewish state. The Post failed, yet again, to discern the true source of the Israel-Islamist conflict: Palestinian rejection of Jewish social and political equality.

UPDATED BACKGROUNDER: The Intrinsic Bigotry of BDS

The anti-Jewish bigotry that characterizes the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement has become even more apparent as BDS activists have created a local map in Massachusetts to target Jews for being Jews. CAMERA’s backgrounder documents the fundamental anti-Jewish nature of this movement and how it has become a haven for anti-Semites to indulge their racism.

Three Basic Lies in the UN Commission’s Report

Given the UN’s history, it will be unsurprising to most that the report is riddled with dubious narratives of villainous Israelis and powerless Palestinians. As is also usually the case with the UN, the report is also filled with basic factual errors.

CAMERA Press Backgrounder on the United Nations Commission of Inquiry

Today (June 7), the United Nations “Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in Israel” (“COI”) published its first report to the Human Rights Council. Provided below are four important facts about the COI for journalists and their audiences to understand in evaluating the credibility and content of the report, including some brief commentary on the contents of the report itself.

Media Bury Terror Ties of Palestinian Fatalities

Flags cover the bodies of Palestinian fatalities, plainly confirming the deceased's terror organization membership. Despite the highly visible insignias, major Western news agencies cover up the Palestinian casualty's terror affiliations.

The UN Commission of Inquiry: What You Need to Know

On June 13, the United Nation’s new Commission of Inquiry (“COI”) against Israel is scheduled to deliver its first report. Created after the conflict in May 2021, the COI is just the latest addition to the UN’s overflowing arsenal of weaponry against the Jewish state. Here is some basic background information that everyone, including both journalists and their audiences, needs to know.

CAMERA Op-Ed: Leonard Cohen Heads to War

Matti Friedman's latest book, Who By Fire, chronicles the singer Leonard Cohen's trip to Israel during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. As CAMERA tells the Washington Examiner magazine, both Cohen and the Jewish state were facing an existential crisis.

CAMERA Op-Ed: The U.S. State Department and Antisemitism

Despite earlier criticisms, the U.S. State Department has decided to treat Amnesty International as a credible source. And as CAMERA told the Algemeiner, it isn't the first instance of Foggy Bottom giving undue credibility to antisemites. Rather, it is more evidence of a long-running pattern.

The Palestinians Have No Nationalists

Like a sea of flapping flags proudly signaling national fervor, an abundance of articles and captions colorfully broadcast journalists' unabashed double standard when it comes to reporting on Palestinian versus Israeli nationalists.

CNN’s Farce of an “Investigation”

Cobbling together speculation, assumptions, mindreading witnesses, and partisan “experts,” CNN falls far short of proving the serious allegation that Israeli forces deliberately targeted Abu Akleh.

Al Jazeera Palestine’s ‘Tantura Massacre’ Photo Fraud

Al Jazeera Palestine passes off a 1955 photograph from Algeria as documentation of an alleged Israeli massacre 1948 in Tantura, raising additional questions about the network's credibility with respect to the killing of Shireen Abu Aqleh.

Palestinian Bounties on Jews & the Irony of the “Apartheid” Slander

Contained in all the recent slanderous reports accusing Israel of “apartheid” are the claims that various Israeli laws discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, nationality, or religion... Yet here we have the PA, which makes a distinction that is clearly not based on citizenship, as are those Israeli laws, but instead on an actual, unjustifiable form of discrimination (the murder of Jews, specifically).

Errors Exposed in Harvard Clinic’s Submission to the UN

UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) and the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis  (CAMERA)  exposed numerous factual and legal errors in Harvard's International Human Rights Clinic's (IHRC) submission to the United Nations that slanderously accused Israel of being an apartheid state.

Who Was Assassinated Revolutionary Guard Figure Sayyad Khodai?

According to Iran, Sayyad Khodai was the heroic champion of Shiite sites threatened by Al Qaeda terrorists. According to Israeli press reports, Khodai was the mastermind behind plots to assassinate Israeli civilians. International media report the former and ignore the latter.

CJR Slides Towards Journalism In the Service of the Revolution

Why is Columbia Journalism Review, the flagship publication of Columbia University’s prestigious Graduate School of Journalism, advancing the collapse of ethical journalism in favor of what Arab journalists working under repressive regimes call "journalism in the service of the revolution?"

Times of Israel Amends Erroneous Piece on Akleh Funeral

The Times of Israel updated its piece after suggesting police lied about being pelted with objects. The new piece reflects reporting that police prevented funeral attendees from making off with the casket against the family's wishes.

NY Times Goes Down the BDS Rabbit Hole In Style

Quiz time! Can you distinguish BDS from its parody? The stances of the factually and morally bankrupt BDS are virtually indistinguishable from satire. The New York Times gets lost in BDS' smoke and mirrors.

Velshi’s Rabid, Reckless Rant

When MSNBC has to excuse Velshi’s inaccuracies by claiming he wasn’t actually talking about factual reality, or that he was speaking overly broadly by using “shorthand,” that demonstrates the profound recklessness with which Velshi treats facts and accuracy.

Why the Harvard Crimson’s call for BDS is dead wrong

The Harvard Crimson has published an Editorial titled "In Support of Boycott, Divest, Sanctions and a Free Palestine." Despite the editorial's portentous style, as a Harvard alumnus (GSAS 1987) I do feel it’s important to respond in an instructive way, since there seems to be much these Harvard students are unaware of. For example, that it's silly to call for BDS when Israel has agreed multiple times to a Palestinian state, only to have the Palestinians reject it. Maybe these Harvardians should start boycotting certain Palestinians and Palestinian supporters instead.

Mehdi Hasan’s Inconsistent Standards

Hasan’s comments highlight a reality about much of anti-Israel activism. Criticism of Israel isn’t so much based on what Israel does or doesn’t do, as the activists will find a way to criticize it either way. Instead, criticism of Israel is about its existence in the first place.

RAMADAN JIHAD 2022: Overview of Media Failures

Last year, Ramadan anti-Israel incitement and violence — in the guise of a Jihad for Jerusalem — saw many in the mainstream media ignore the historic patterns of provocation by the Palestinian leadership and instead echo their pretexts blaming Israel. Media reporting this year follows the same pattern.

Reuters: Of Faith and Facts

The abandonment of ethical journalism in favor of partisanship reflects the open embrace of anti-Israel narrative which, like faith, is not dependent on facts. Under this paradigm, the historic fact of the ancient Jewish temples' location on the Temple Mount is massaged into nothing more than a matter of Jewish faith.

Bloomberg Fails to Correct on Israeli Arabs, Army Service

Contrary to Bloomberg reporting, Israeli Arabs mostly don't identify as Palestinian and not all Israelis are required to complete military service. Does "The Bloomberg Way," that is "Be accurate, there is no such thing as being first if the news is wrong," still apply?

Muna El-Kurd: Jews are Zionist Dogs, and ‘Palestine’ Should Be Ethnically Cleansed of Them

The statement also exposes the emptiness of the supposed “principles” of individuals like El-Kurd. While openly calling for the ethnic cleansing of Jews, her social media accounts are replete with cries to “#EndEthnicCleansing.” It’s yet another example of how much of anti-Israel activism is not about principled human rights, but about the destruction of the Jewish state and the denial of Jewish self-determination.
An Iranian Revolutionary Guard cadet with Israeli flag on sole of shoe

CAMERA Op-Ed: The Rise of Hezbollah

Today Hezbollah is the largest and most well-equipped terrorist organization in the world, with a presence on nearly every continent. But as CAMERA tells The National Interest, the group's rise can be traced back to the winter and early spring months of 1992, three decades ago.

A Timeline of Terror and Tensions, Spring 2022

In the spring of 2022, Israel was struck by a series of Arab terror attacks. Palestinian violence in the weeks that followed led to clashes on the Temple Mount and the deaths of Palestinian attackers. A timeline keeps track of events.

CAMERA Op-Ed: Iran is Willing to Fight to the Last Israeli Arab

Violent crime, including homicides, has been skyrocketing in some of Israel's Arab communities. But while a disinterested press tries to blame Israel, a growing body of evidence links the increase to Iran. As CAMERA tells the Jewish Policy Center's inFOCUS Magazine, Tehran is funneling arms into Israel.

The New York Times Erases Jews. (Again.)

Once again, the New York Times has taken aim at Jewish history. Once again, in doing so, the paper has shown that, given the choice between embracing anti-Israel narratives or straightforward, factual journalism, it too often chooses the former.

How AFP Buries Palestinian Violence With Body Bags

AFP provides a false symmetry, concealing the glaring asymmetry which defines this latest round of violence, and each round before this one: the Israeli casualties were all terror victims. Virtually all of Palestinian casualties were perpetrators, carrying out violent attacks.

Smithsonian Magazine Promotes Anti-Israel Tour Group

Eyewitness Palestine promotes the falsehood that Israel is an apartheid state that engages in ethnic cleansing, introduces the participants on its trips to leaders of anti-Israel NGOs, and encourages those participants to engage in anti-Israel activism upon their return to the US.

Reuters Improves Headline After Casting Terrorist As Victim

With the return of intensive Palestinian violence targeting civilians on Israel's street, language in international media reports recasting perpetrators as victims also threaten to make a comeback after having largely retreated. 

CAMERA Op-Ed: Don’t Forget Iran’s Support for Al-Qaeda

As part of ongoing negotiations with Iran over its nuclear weapons program, Tehran is demanding that the U.S. delist the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO). But as CAMERA tells the NY Sun, the IRGC has a long history of supporting terrorist groups, including al-Qaeda.

Will Ramadan 2022 Usher in Another Jihad?

On Tuesday night, a Palestinian terrorist went on a shooting spree in Bnei Brak with an assault rifle, murdering 5 people, bringing the total # of victims killed in terror attacks over the past days to 11. It followed an attack in Hadera on Sunday and another days earlier in Be'er Sheva. It comes against a backdrop of incitement just days before the Muslim holy month of Ramadan commences, and evokes last year's Ramadan violence -- the Jihad for Jerusalem that culminated in the Hamas war against Israel. To report accurately about incitement and violence, journalists should be prepared and armed with the knowledge of recent and past history.

Q & A on the ‘Apartheid’ Slur

Some questions and answers about the campaign to slur Israel as an apartheid state and to rid the world of its one Jewish state.

The Press Covers Antisemites—But Omits the Antisemitism

Two recent reports by mainstream U.S. news outlets highlight the media's failure to treat antisemitism seriously. Both the Washington Post and the Philadelphia Inquirer profiled individuals with a history of antisemitism, only to omit or obfuscate the antisemitism itself.
Robert Malley

The Iran Nuclear Deal and Negotiator Robert Malley

A new or resurrected Iran deal, supposedly intended to delay or stop Iran’s nuclear weapons program but perhaps doing the opposite, may soon be concluded. Former senior U.S. official Gabriel Noronha believes it’s even worse than the original, and that negotiator Robert Malley deserves much of the blame.

USA Today Ditches Standards in Favor of Anti-Israel Narrative

A recent column by a USA Today producer raises questions about the newspaper's commitment to its own standards and guidelines. The article absurdly equates Russia's invasion of Ukraine to the Israel-Islamist conflict, and it covers for Hamas, a terrorist group that calls for Israel's destruction.

Tall Tale: Gaza Source Powers Media Falsehood About Mountain of Batteries

History shows it doesn't take much for Gaza sources to override the essential journalistic dose of skepticism. After gargantuan flour consumption and Israeli-induced flooding, the latest tall tale hits the MRI machine-bereft territory: soaring mountains of spent batteries as high as the Arc de Triomphe.

The Cluelessness of Conviction: Haaretz’s Editorial on Citizenship Law

With great certainty and little accuracy, Haaretz's editorial posits that the citizenship law preventing West Bank Palestinians from obtaining citizenship through marriage applies only when the spouse is an Arab citizens of Israel. In fact, the law equally applies to the few Israeli Jews who marry West Bank Palestinians.

Ukraine and Israel—How to Compare the Incomparable

When Israel’s extremist critics start arguing by analogy, you can be pretty sure it’s because they don’t have any facts, evidence or logic to support their position. Their use of the Ukrainian crisis to castigate Israel is a case in point.

Foreign Policy Sees Only Money-Grubbing Jews

There’s something particularly ugly about the accusation that the Jewish State tests technology on Palestinians to make a profit. Part of it is that the suggestion flirts with multiple antisemitic tropes: that Jews are only interested in money, or that the Jews are always engaging in grand conspiracies to manipulate the goyim for their own insidious designs.

CAMERA Op-Ed: The ‘Unholy Alliance’ of Iran, Russia and China

As CAMERA tells the National Review, there are logical inconsistencies in thinking that you can enact sanctions on Russia and simultaneously release sanctions on Iran. The two countries and China form part of an anti-American axis in the Middle East, and press and policymakers should take note.

CAMERA Op-Ed: David and the State Department’s Goliath

As CAMERA tells the New York Sun, Ambassador David Friedman's recently released book, "Sledgehammer," offers lessons for press and policymakers. It also highlights stale thinking and instances of antisemitism at Foggy Bottom.

What the NY Times Tlaib Feature Represents

The latest New York Times hagiography of an anti-Israel activist has dropped. Yet another story taking aim at Israel. Yet more distortions meant to misinform.

Christiane Amanpour Attacks the Jewish State’s “Morality”

The extent of Israel’s support for the Ukraine and condemnation of Russia is a source of controversy and debate, both within and outside the country, but only someone bent on demonizing the Jewish state would paint it as a simple matter of Israel's inferior “morality.”

Newsweek Vs. History on Palestinian Statehood

The history of Palestinian governance is very brief, dating back only to the 1990s. It takes a certain level of journalistic incompetence, therefore, to repeatedly misreport this particularly short chapter of history.

Jihad for Jerusalem 2021: How the Media Facilitated the Delegitimization of Israel

The Ramadan jihad of 2021 was a violent campaign that was planned well before Ramadan and evolved into a full Hamas war with Israel that extended beyond the period of Ramadan. That war, in turn, became a tool to demonize Israel in the latest round of a hostile propaganda campaign whose goal is the delegitimization and eradication of the Jewish State.

CAMERA Op-Ed: How Press and Policymakers Got Hitler Wrong

A new Netflix film paints British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain in a more favorable light than is warranted. But as CAMERA tells the National Interest, the revisionist take is unwarranted. In fact, the press and policymakers who appeased Hitler should have known better.

CAMERA Op-Ed: Iran’s Growing Drone Menace

Iran's drone capabilities are expanding. And, as CAMERA tells the Washington Examiner, press and policymakers are well advised to take note. The Islamic Republic is the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism, and its arsenal of drones threatens the U.S. and its allies.

AFP Silences Israeli Ambassador Gilad Erdan

AFP falsely reports that Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan failed to respond to the Palestinian representative's vilification of Israel as an "apartheid" state. In fact, Erdan directly refuted Riyad Mansour's assault.

The NYT, the BBC, the Jews, and Anti-Somethingism

As 2021 came to a close, two of the most influential news organizations in the English-speaking world, the New York Times and the BBC, slipped, flipped, and fell flat on their faces in their coverage of Jews, revealing how bad habits in media coverage of antisemitism, and the journalistic impulse to make news fit a pre-determined narrative, can so often lead to the defamation of Jews.

What’s The New York Times Hiding?

"[W]e are not pursuing the individuals' names." The New York Times refuses to supply details for Palestinians it reported were killed last year in settler violence. There's nothing classified about any of information, so what exactly is the paper hiding?

To Whom Was The Promised Land Promised?

To Whom Was The Promised Land Promised?
By Abraham A. Sion
Mazo Publishers, 2020

The book is also an important read for anyone truly interested in understanding the conflict, including how the commitment to create a Jewish state came about, how the anticipated borders of such a prospective state evolved over the years, and what the respective rights were for Mandate Palestine’s Jews and Arabs under international law.

AP’s Faux Rebellious Palestinian One-Staters

In Joseph Krauss' fictitious narrative, Ramy Shaath represents a new generation which has pioneered the novel rejection of the two-state solution, bucking the old leadership's supposed acceptance of the Jewish state of Israel alongside a Palestinian state.

Case Study: The Anatomy of ONE of Amnesty’s Falsehoods

CAMERA has begun documenting the range of falsehoods in Amnesty’s report elsewhere. This piece, by contrast, will focus on one of Amnesty’s lies, diving downward from there to untangle part of web of deceit underpinning the Big Lie.

Mehdi Hasan Conflicts With His Own Sources

While conflicting sources is a common phenomenon in journalism, it's not often that a journalist directly contradicts his own sources, passing them off as substantiation when they are just the opposite.

AFP Headline Conceals Slain Palestinians’ Terror Activity

AFP's headline ignores that the three slain Palestinians were card-carrying members of a designated terror organization, and its many captions cast information about their terror activity as an Israeli claim though the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade has openly claimed them.

Amnesty’s Slander: Why Now? And For What Purpose?

Amnesty International’s recent scandalous report accusing Israel of “apartheid,” as well as a similar report from Human Rights Watch a year ago, are unsurprisingly overflowing with falsehoods and bigotry. Many outstanding analysts have already thoroughly debunked each of these reports. What also must be addressed, however, is the surrounding context of this slander. Why are they being released now? What purpose are they supposed to serve?

CAMERA Op-Ed: Amnesty, the Media, and Waving Narratives in the Air

Amnesty is counting on lazy journalists and politicians to pick up the report and wave it around, picking out a random quote a staffer found that suggests Israel is a racist endeavor. They also know too few journalists these days are willing and able to perform serious journalism and ask the tough questions...

Fresh NYT Hire Raja Abdulrahim Bungles Her First Assignment

Multiple factual errors in her first significant New York Times assignment — the death of Palestinian-American Omar Assad — signal a bumpy start for Raja Abdulrahim, whose early career was boosted by CAIR awards after she published a letter denying that Hamas and Hezbollah are terror organizations.

Catholic Outlet in England Omits Crucial Fact from Tent of Nations Story

When Independent Catholic News published, nearly verbatim, a press statement from Churches for Middle East Peace about a brutal attack at a farm in the West Bank, it omitted a crucial sentence that revealed the attack was likely perpetrated by Arabs living nearby. In light of the omission and other articles published by ICN about the farm where the attack took place, readers might conclude the attack was perpetrated by Jews living nearby.

Haaretz Clarifies on Death of Palestinian-American Omar As’ad

Haaretz is the second media outlet to correct in recent days after publishing the unfounded claim that elderly Palestinian-American Omar As'ad died while in Israeli military custody. In fact, the timing of his death is unclear, with no evidence that he died while in IDF custody.

Times of Israel Clarifies on Khan Al-Ahmar History

Times of Israel clarifies multiple reports which had stated as fact that Palestinians of Khan Al-Ahmar have lived there since the 1950s. In fact, aerial photographs reveal that the site was desolate in those times, with settlement beginning in the 1980s and growing in earnest within the last 15 years.

Amnesty International’s Big Lie about Israel

Amnesty International has a long history of leveling maliciously false charges against Israel, and its leader Agnès Callamard had to apologize after her bizarre anti-Israel tweets were publicized. So it’s only fitting that in its latest report, alleging Israel is an apartheid and illegitimate state, the very first line is a blatant and malicious lie, a quotation from Benjamin Netanyahu mangled so that it seems to support Amnesty's false charges. And it's downhill from there.

Presbyterian Leader Targets American Jews

In a video published in June, 2021, J. Herbert Nelson, II, the highest ranking elected official in the Presbyterian Church USA declared that his fellow Christians need to start looking at Jewish individuals in the United States who are supporting "evil" Israeli policies, which he characterized as “20th century slavery” and “some of the worst atrocities the world has ever seen.”

CAMERA Op-Ed: Germany’s under reported support for Iran

In 2008, then-German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Germany "has a special historical responsibility for Israel’s security." She didn’t always live up to her words. But, as CAMERA tells the Washington Examiner, her successor must.

CAMERA Op-Ed: The Washington Post Gives CAIR a Boost

The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has had several employees and lay leaders convicted and/or deported on terrorism related charges. Several of its leaders have a long history of antisemitic statements. But don't count on the Washington Post, which portrays the group as a "civil rights" organization, to tell you any of that.

AP Corrects: Former US Consulate Not in East Jerusalem

CAMERA prompts correction of an Associated Press article which erroneously placed the former American consulate in the eastern part of Jerusalem. The Palestinian Affairs Unit of the U.S. consulate in Jerusalem was located on Agron Street, in the western part of the city. 

The Washington Post’s Selective Coverage of Palestinian Deaths

The Washington Post's coverage of Palestinians remains lopsided. The newspaper will expend considerable column space when Israel can potentially be blamed for the death of a Palestinian. Yet the systemic torture and repression that Palestinians endure at the hands of their own rulers is widely ignored.

Reprise: Sheikh Jarrah Legal Losses & Media Malfeasance

Eviction of Palestinian residents of Sheikh Jarrah who failed to prove ownership or show payment of rent as protected tenants are the center of massive international attention. Despite the sober responsibility to adhere to high standards of professionalism, journalistic performance is at times as spotty as residents' ownership bids.

CAMERA Op-Ed: The Lessons of the Nazis’ Wannsee Conference

Jan. 20, 2022 marks the 80th anniversary of the Wannsee Conference, in which fifteen men plotted the industrialization of the Holocaust over brandy and cigars. The conference was more than just a signpost of the Shoah, however. As CAMERA tells The National Interest, its lessons about the nature of antisemitism remain relevant today.

CAMERA Op-Ed: Is It Always Sunny for Hamas in Philadelphia?

At the Philadelphia Inquirer, the forecast for Hamas is always sunny, all problems can be attributed to the Jewish state, and Palestinian leaders are completely without independent agency. Such paternalistic thinking is a staple at the Philadelphia newspaper, CAMERA tells JNS

AP Pushes False Narrative That Attack On Texas Synagogue Wasn’t Antisemitic

AP advances the absurdly false narrative that the terror assault on Congregation Beth Israel was not connected to the Jewish community. Repeatedly reporting an FBI statement disassociating antisemitism as a motive, while ignoring statements from POTUS and other top officials citing antisemitism, the news agency also silences the ADL while giving ample voice to the antisemitism-peddling CAIR.

CAMERA Op-Ed: The Press Embargoes Iran’s Oil Smuggling

To fully appreciate the scope of Iran’s malign influence, the press must cover the criminal network that is the IRGC. The Quds Force engages in both thievery and terror, stealing from the Iranian people and others alike. And, as CAMERA tells the Algemeiner, oil smuggling is particularly lucrative and under reported.
An Iranian Revolutionary Guard cadet with Israeli flag on sole of shoe

CAMERA Op-Ed: Is Iran Trying to Spark a Civil War in Israel?

Iran has been using its proxies to smuggle weapons into some of Israel's Arab communities. Tehran might be hoping to spark a civil war, but as CAMERA told the Washington Examiner, the Islamic Republic is likely to be disappointed.

CAMERA Op-Ed: Diplomat for the Disappeared

Ory Slonim spent more than three decades working to secure the release of Israel's missing and dead. As CAMERA tells the Washington Examiner magazine, Slonim's memoir showcases the unique threats that Israel faces while highlighting the universality of missing a loved one.

CAMERA Op-Ed: The Media Continues Its Iran Deal Myth-Making

The media engaged in a wholesale pitch to sell the Iran Deal in 2015. But as CAMERA notes in the Algemeiner, more than half a decade later many in the press still can't be troubled to accurately report the facts about Iran's nuclear weapons program or the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

At Jerusalem Post, New Meaning To Lost in Translation

With a categorical headline alleging a Swiss report determined that the Mossad bombed European firms in a bid to stymie Pakistan's weapons program, The Jerusalem Post "mistranslated" its own careful English reporting on the Swiss investigation's unproven suspicions.

On Israel, the Washington Post’s Opinion Page is an Echo Chamber

When it comes to Israel, the Washington Post's opinion page is often an echo chamber, breathlessly repeating the same views. The newspaper even ran two op-eds by the same author in the space of seven days, both implicitly arguing the same thing: Jewish homes in Judea are responsible for the lack of peace.

CAMERA Op-Ed: The Debate Over Anti-Jewish Boycott

Since his passing, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, renowned for his fight against South African's apartheid and racism, has been widely eulogized for his accomplishments.  Less mentioned was his call for a global boycott of the Jewish state.  Such calls, even under the guise of human rights, hide an underlying anti-Semitism. In order to weigh both sides of the debate about anti-Jewish boycott and understand why so many seek to combat it, one must be familiar with the boycott’s history.

Washington Post Headline Gives Terrorist the Benefit of the Doubt

A recent Washington Post headline gave the benefit of the doubt to a terrorist who was caught on film stabbing a Haredi man in Jerusalem. The newspaper's headline tells us much about how the media is quick to blame Jews who defend themselves, while simultaneously minimizing anti-Jewish violence.

UPDATED: Barnes & Noble Takes Action on Offensive Books

As the generation of  survivors and first-hand witnesses to the Holocaust pass on, the void is being filled by neo-Nazis and Holocaust deniers who peddle their anti-Semitic lies through mainstream online book vendors, like Barnes & Noble.

Reuters Uses Misleading Context of Sheikh Jarrah Dispute to Justify Stabbing of Jewish Mother

Instead of centering the actual story – a stabbing attack – the headline centers the attacker, framing her as a victim for facing “eviction” and being “held.” No evidence is provided that the property dispute actually motivated the attack. The article's lede about "long-running tensions in the neighborhood" similarly turns the story into the justification of a violent attack by a Palestinian teen girl on a Jewish mother in front of her young children. 

The Washington Times Covers Antisemitism on the Far Left

A recent Washington Times report highlights the growing antisemitism of the far left. The newspaper should be commended for covering a topic that many outlets fail to address. However, the report omitted key details about institutions and individuals who are promoting hatred of Jews and the Jewish state.

Christian Century Misreports Israel’s Response to Settler Violence While Downplaying Palestinian Attacks

In an article about Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (above), Christian Century misleads its readers about violence against Palestinians in the West Bank, falsely declaring that Israeli officials have not responded publicly to these attacks. The same article omits numerous attacks on Israelis, falsely declaring that Israeli attacks on Palestinians are "unprovoked." Why is the magazine omitting this context from its reportage on conflict in the Holy Land?

Academia and the Dehumanization of Jews

The event instead turned into an exposé of the dangerous and violent bigotry of anti-Israel extremists on campuses. Featuring university professors, students, and alumni – and even representatives of terrorist-linked groups – the virtual event illustrated a growing trend of academics attempting to normalize antisemitism and even terrorism.

CAMERA Op-Ed: POLITICO’s Biased Report on Biden and Israel

POLITICO's latest report on Israel is replete with misleading omissions and distortions. Reporter Nahal Toosi fails to disclose the documented links between several NGOs and terrorist groups. Worse still, she treats them as credible sources.

CAMERA Op-Ed: The Washington Post Gets Lost on Its Israel Road Trip

The Washington Post takes a road trip to try and figure out why there isn't a Palestinian state. Yet, as CAMERA tells JNS, in more than 4,000 words and 40 photographs, three Post reporters were unable to note the obvious reason: Palestinian rejectionism.

CAMERA Op-Ed: The Palestinian Authority is on the Precipice

The future of the Palestinian Authority is bleak. The PA is led by an unpopular octogenarian, Mahmoud Abbas, who is currently in the sixteenth year of a four year term. Yet, violence has engulfed areas under the PA's control and ominously residents of Hebron have called for the King of Jordan, not Abbas, to end it.

CAMERA Op-Ed: The Iranian Regime is the Problem

The Islamic Republic of Iran has ramped up its terrorist attacks, using proxies to attack American soldiers in Syria, to target Israeli businessmen in Africa and to obstruct shipping lanes and global commerce. Yet, as CAMERA noted in the Washington Examiner, policymakers and the press have been slow to catch up.

Los Angeles Times Bias Takes Off In Airport Settlement Story

In the eyes of The Los Angeles Times, Israeli plans to advance plans to build Jewish homes in Jerusalem are an "obstacle to peace" of the first order, demanding a page-one, 1,000 word story. The actual murder of an Israeli citizen and the arrest of dozens of terrorists with plans and means to inflict mass casualties is not a story at all.

New York Times Corrects on Western Wall

CAMERA prompts correction of a New York Times story referring to the Western Wall as "the last remaining part of an ancient Jewish temple that was destroyed in antiquity." The wall was a retaining wall of the Temple Mount, not part of the Temple itself, and is one of many surviving remains of the complex.

The New York Times, Breaking the Silence and a Film About Hebron

It is no wonder the New York Times' recent Op-Doc (op-ed documentary film) about Israel was a biased Breaking the Silence film that demonizes and delegitimizes Israel's military and Hebron’s Jewish residents. After all, the film represents the current mindset at a newspaper committed to villifying the Jewish state, its leaders and institutions.

In NY Times, Hagiography of a Hatemonger Misinforms Readers

The New York Times tells readers that Refaat Alareer, a professor who who incessantly dehumanizes "Zios" on Twitter, is a different man in the classroom, teaching students to appreciate Israeli poetry and, through, that, to humanize Israelis. This, though, is pure fiction. (Updated with information on newspaper's Editors' Note)

Token and Imaginary Israelis: How to Deny Israel a Voice

What do you do when you’re a journalist or the United Nations and you want to talk about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but the thought of giving representative Israelis a voice makes you gag? Simple: find a fringe token Israeli or, if you’re feeling extra bold, just invent an “Israeli” and speak for him!

In Miss Universe Pageant Article, AFP Applies Cover Up to BDS Blemishes

AFP's article on the South African decision to sever ties with Miss South Africa in light of her refusal to cave to demands that she cancel her appearance in Israel reads like a BDS press release, covering up the anti-Israel movement's intimidation and harassment tactics.

Mehdi Hasan Prods John Legend Swipe at Israel

Singer John Legend seems to have joined the ranks of pop-culture celebrities with little or no expertise in the Middle East publicly airing inaccurate views on the subject.

AFP Transfers Ethiopian Jews to the West Bank

The international media's tendency to see Israel through the narrow lens of its presence in the disputed West Bank leads to bizarre outcomes at times. Thus, AFP falsely reports that "many" Ethiopian Israelis live in the disputed territory, when in fact the real figure is less than 2 percent.

CAMERA Op-Ed: Israel Cracks Down on Tax-Deductible Terrorism

The Israeli government's recent decision to designate six NGOs for their terrorist ties has sparked condemnations from press and policymakers. But as CAMERA tells the Washington Examiner, the evidence of these links has long been in the public domain.

Updated: CAMERA Warns New Zealand Film Festival About Deceptive Zinshtein Documentary

The New Zealand Film Festival (NZFF) is currently showing the dishonest film, "'Til Kingdom Come" produced by filmmakers Maya Zinshtein and Abraham (Abie) Troen. CAMERA has sent a letter NZFF asking that it warn its viewers about the problems with this film, which was marred by two doctored quotes and numerous other problems when it was first shown to viewers in late 2020.

False Accusations Repudiated at Wiesel Memorial Lecture

Elisha Wiesel, son of Holocaust survivor and Nobel Laureate, Elie Wiesel had a powerful message for students at Boston University on November 8, 2021. "My father believed in the power of students, especially at this university. You all have choices to make. I know my father's legacy and I am doing my best to live it. I know you will too," he said.

Reuters, AP Paper Over Internal Palestinian Discord On Sheikh Jarrah

At Reuters and AP, the Sheikh Jarrah players fill clearly delineated roles: The Palestinian families stand in a united front against Israel's usurping settlers. Internal Palestinian discord clashes with that tidy narrative and is erased from the selective frame.

The Washington Post and Foreign Policy Magazine Provide Cover for Terror-Linked NGOs

The Washington Post and Foreign Policy Magazine are providing cover for non-profit organizations that have been linked to terrorist groups. Both outlets studiously avoided providing readers with publicly available information highlighting the ties between recently designated NGOs and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a terrorist organization that beheads Jewish infants.

Elisha Wiesel to Speak at BU Memorial Lecture on Monday, Nov. 8

Elisha Wiesel, son of Auschwitz survivor and Nobel Laureate Eli Wiesel, will be speaking at a memorial lecture offered in his father’s name at Boston University on Monday Nov. 8, 2021. Elisha Wiesel’s lecture comes at a particularly dramatic time. Last week, BU hosted Rev. William Barber II, well known for his anti-Israel polemics, as an Elie Wiesel Memorial speaker

CAMERA Op-Ed: William Barber Distances Himself From Anti-Zionism at Lecture Honoring Elie Wiesel

It appears Rev. Dr. Barber, II has concluded that Israel-bashing and Jew-baiting are losing strategies when it comes to garnering influence and prestige in American society. It might even be reasonable to hope that Barber has learned the lessons of the Women’s March in 2018 and the Black Lives Matter Movement which suffered irreparable damage to their credibility by becoming vehicles for Israel-bashing and Jew-baiting in American society.

CAMERA Op-Ed: Who is Trying to Mainstream Holocaust Denial and How?

Target's removal of two dozen Holocaust-denial and anti-Semitic conspiracy books marketed on its website, in the wake of CAMERA's exposé is commendable, as its apology for its “error in having these books available on Target.com,” but it is only once chapter of a disturbing story whose conclusion is not yet obvious.

CAMERA Op Ed: Oberlin Protects Professor Who Supported Mass Murder and Violence in Iran

The Board of Trustees at Oberlin must be very proud — because the college has now given cover to a former Iranian diplomat who called for Israel’s destruction at the UN, and according to Amnesty International, worked to obscure a round of mass murders perpetrated in 1988. These days, the professor in question — Mohammad Jafar Mahallati — is preaching a message of “friendship” to his students at Oberlin, as if he never uttered the hateful things he said about Israel, or covered up mass murder.

CAMERA OP-ED: For CNN, Dead Jews Don’t Count

Sometimes, all it takes is a catchy phrase to perfectly capture the moral absurdity or obscenity of a moment — and help people understand the danger. The titles of two recent books — “People Love Dead Jews” by Dara Horn and “Jews Don’t Count” by David Baddiel — seem to fit the bill. I propose a slight revision of these two sayings. I make this proposal after analyzing a six-part CNN series purportedly covering the history of Jerusalem, entitled “Jerusalem: City of Faith and Fury.” My new phrase: “CNN loves when dead Jews don’t count.”

AFP Corrects: Egypt Also Borders Gaza

AFP corrects after erroneously reporting that Gaza "is fenced in on three sides by Israel." In fact, Egypt sits on one of the three land borders.

Associated Press: Advancing Partisanship in Israel Coverage

The AP once again tramples over its lofty mission of providing "world-class journalism" in pursuit of “advancing the power of facts.” Instead of reporting any of the open source material tying the newly blacklisted Palestinian organizations to PFLP, Joseph Krauss pushes partisanship.

Updated: Anti-Israel Polemicist to Give Wiesel Memorial Lecture at Boston University

Rev. Dr. William Barber II, the former president of the North Carolina Chapter of the NAACP who regularly refers to Jesus as “a brown-skinned Palestinian Jew” and who in 2018 falsely accused Israel of “targeting” Palestinian children “simply because they want freedom,” is scheduled to give the Elie Wiesel Memorial Lecture at Boston University’s Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021.

Updated: Target Removes Holocaust Denial Books Following CAMERA’s Exposè

Increasing assaults on Holocaust memory and the concomitant rise in anti-Semitism is not limited to Europe, but is being mainstreamed in the U.S., including by one of America’s largest retail corporations that is part of the S&P 500 index -- Target. Whether through choice, negligence or ignorance, Target has allowed its online bookselling platform to become a repository of Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism by an international coterie of Holocaust deniers.

The Washington Post’s ‘World View’ Attacks the Abraham Accords

The Washington Post's World Views column has found a problem with the Abraham Accords, the normalization agreements between Israel and several Muslim majority nations. The agreements, Post World Views columnist Ishaan Tharoor says, make Palestinian statehood less likely. Yet, the blame belongs with Palestinian leadership alone.

Improved Haaretz Story on Midhat Saleh Adds Terror, Iranian Link

CAMERA prompts improved coverage after Haaretz's article on Midhat Saleh, reportedly killed by Israeli gunfire, initially omitted the former Syrian MP's involvement in anti-Israel attacks and his alleged ties to Iran's Revolutionary Guards. AP, in contrast, has yet to amend.

Haaretz Gets Lost On E-1 Construction, Contiguity

Contradicting its own previous coverage as well as the actual geography, Haaretz erroneously reports that construction in the E-1 area, between Jerusalem and Ma'aleh Adumim to the east, would divide the West Bank in two.

CAMERA Op Ed: BDS Will Be Back in Burlington, Vermont

People are overdosing and defecating in the city’s downtown. The last thing the city’s residents need is to see Burlington City Hall handed over to a constituency that seeks to legitimize rocket attacks on Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, while Burlington goes down the tubes.

Haaretz Amends Headline on Suspected Arsonist

Haaretz amends a heading which irrelevantly reported that a suspected arsonist had been a resident of a West Bank facility while simultaneously omitting the salient fact that the mentally ill woman had just escaped from a mental institution

The Washington Post’s Opinion Page Calls Out Antisemitism

In the span of one week, the Washington Post ran two opinion pieces calling out antisemitism in the halls of Congress and the campuses of our nation's universities.It is past time for major U.S. newspapers to devote column space to the ominous rise of antisemitism. The Post's decision to highlight antisemitism is welcome, particularly, as CAMERA notes, due to the paper's own, and often troubling, history.
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New Carter Bio Repeats Carter’s Old anti-Israel Lies

Kai Bird’s very positive new biography of Jimmy Carter unfortunately perpetuates a blatant lie the former president has been telling for more than 40 years – that Israeli PM Menachem Begin broke his Camp David promise of an open-ended settlement freeze. In fact Begin had promised, and delivered, a three month freeze, and Carter knows this.

CAMERA Op-Ed: Egypt, Israel and the Arc of History

On Sept. 13, 2021, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in Sharm El-Sheikh in the Sinai Peninsula. The event was the first public invitation for an Israeli premier to meet on Egyptian soil in a decade, but many in the media failed to place it in its proper historical context.

What’s Missing in POLITICO’s Look at the “Two-State Solution Act”

A recent POLITICO “exclusive” purported to provide the details of Rep. Andy Levin's recently introduced “Two-State Solution” Act. But the report, like the legislation itself, omitted crucial details about the Arab-Israeli conflict, international law and Jewish history.

CNN’s Jerusalem Storytelling Tainted by Partisanship, Bigotry

There is, of course, no inherent problem in including the commentary of partisans or activists. They can provide viewers with context, giving them competing viewpoints on contentious issues. However, CNN’s failure to properly identify activists or to provide counterbalancing voices goes well beyond the line of objective storytelling.

A Conference Fighting Durban’s Bigotry

The 2001 Durban Conference condemned Israel as an apartheid state and was the match that lit the fire of renewed global anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism. On Durban’s 20th anniversary, leaders in the fight against bigotry including former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, former Attorney General Michael Mukasey, and Academy Award winning actor and humanitarian Jon Voight, joined in opposing Durban at the conference "Fight Racism, not Jews," See the full video here.

CAMERA Fellow Featured in ISGAP Book

In an important essay, CAMERA's Shillman research fellow Dexter Van Zile writes that a mainline Protestant peacemaking journey “that began, in part, with an innocent ideological impulse to stand with the weak and powerless—and a not so innocent desire to use Israel as a proxy for the Christian right—brought mainline churches to a place where Israel, and Jews, could be vilified in good conscience, in the pursuit of peace and justice in the name of God."

POLITICO Hides RFK Assassin’s Hatred for Israel

The California Board of Parole has voted to grant release to Sirhan Sirhan, the assassin of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. But a POLITICO report omitted Sirhan's motivation: Kennedy's support for Israel.

AFP Whitewashes ‘Distinct’ Beita Riots, Ignores Burning Swastika

Far from "distinct," the Beita riots, marked by the use of explosives and burning tires, closely mirror Gaza's "night confusion" units which have been operating intermittently for three years in an effort to make life unbearable for Israelis living nearby.

CNN Erases Jews from the Story of Jerusalem

CNN has a problem with Jerusalem’s history. The network apparently views the utter destruction of the city, including the Second Temple – a historic event of great significance to all three Abrahamic religions – as just not as important to the story of Jerusalem as…Cleopatra.

Once Again, The Washington Post Politicizes Antisemitism

The Washington Post's Dana Milbank rightfully called out Rep. Rashida Tlaib for her most recent antisemitic comments. Yet, bizarrely the Post tried to blame former President Donald Trump for Tlaib's behavior, effectively depriving her of independent agency. But if Milbank is looking to affix blame for rising antisemitism, he can start with his own employer.

CAMERA Letter to the Editor in the Washington Post: Don’t Let Islamists Hoodwink Journalists

The Taliban want to assuage Western concerns and secure aid, support and even diplomatic recognition. The Taliban, like other Islamist terrorist groups, such as Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, view the media as a means to their own diabolical ends. But, as CAMERA tells the Washington Post, journalists and media consumers alike shouldn't let themselves be hoodwinked by Islamist terrorists.

UPI Corrects on Israeli Position Vis-a-Vis Two State Solution

CAMERA prompts correction after United Press International incorrectly reported that Israel has long opposed a two-state solution. Israel's long history of accepting deals that would have established a Palestinian state belie the erroneous assertion.

CNN’s “Jerusalem” Series on the Six Day War: When Jews Are Shelled, Arabs Suffer

In addressing the Six-Day War, CNN accentuated even further its habit throughout the series of distorting events to portray Arabs as powerless victims. In some cases, this narrative is laid absurdly bare, such as when the narrator tells viewers “[t]he [Jordanian] shelling is meant to target Jews in West Jerusalem, but it’s the Palestinian Arabs living in the area that are left defenseless.” Yes – CNN suggested that when Arabs were trying to kill Jews, it was really Arabs who were the victims.

NPR Promotes Palestinian Narrative on Jerusalem

Nowhere is NPR's skewed reporting as obvious as in its coverage of Jerusalem. Misrepresentations about Israeli policy in Jerusalem were followed by a broadcast that bolstered the Hamas pretext for rocketing population centers inside Israel – namely, the “defense” of Jerusalem and Al Aqsa.

What Rabbis Need to Know About the United Church of Christ: A Primer

With its mendacious and one-sided activism, the United Church of Christ has been a negative force for peace in the Middle East and on Jewish life in the United States. With is ongoing polemics against Israel, the UCC has brought wood to the fire of antisemitism.

CAMERA Op-Ed: Terrorist Groups Intimidate Journalists to Influence Coverage

Terrorist groups and autocrats routinely use intimidation to influence press coverage to their advantage. As CAMERA noted in a recent Washington Examiner op-ed, the Taliban, for example, has a long history of threatening journalists. And, as a recent assault by Fatah against two Washington Post reporters illustrates, the practice extends from Kabul to Ramallah and beyond.

CAMERA Op-Ed: The Mufti of Jerusalem’s Legacy

One hundred years ago this May, the ruling British authorities in Mandate Palestine appointed Amin al-Husseini to the position of Grand Mufti of Jerusalem. As CAMERA highlighted for Mosaic Magazine, the British had hoped to use Husseini for their own ends. Instead, the future Nazi collaborator used them. The full story of Husseini's rise to power can now be told.

SIPA USA, Raw Anti-Israel Incitement in Real Time

Sipa editors in New York and Los Angeles apply zero editing to material from contributors in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, resulting in anti-Israel fabrications that incite and have no resemblance to professional journalism.

CAMERA Op-Ed: When Hitler’s Mufti Gave a Press Conference

Sixty years ago, the founding father of Palestinian Arab nationalism, Amin al-Husseini, held a press conference in Beirut, denying any association with the recently captured top Nazi, Adolf Eichmann. Yet, as CAMERA noted in the Algemeiner, Husseini was lying. And the whole incident, including press coverage of Eichmann's capture by Israeli operatives, tell us much about antisemitism, both past and present.

CAMERA Op-Ed: Antisemitism Has Helped Destroy Lebanon

“One of the lessons that we learn from studying Jewish history,” the historian Paul Johnson observed, “is that anti-Semitism corrupts the people and societies possessed by it.” As CAMERA highlighted in JNS, Lebanon offers a tragic case in point.

CNN Mangles Jerusalem’s History

Beginning on July 18, CNN has been airing each Sunday a new, six-part series entitled “Jerusalem: City of Faith and Fury.” As of this writing, Parts 1-5 have been broadcast and have been seriously marred by factual inaccuracies and one-sided narratives omitting vital information. Many of the “experts” featured in the series have clear histories of anti-Israel activism and partisanship. A preliminary sample of how disconnected the CNN series is from reality and objectivity follows.

In Arabic, France 24’s Jerusalem Coverage Is Abysmal

Correspondent Layla Odeh falsely charges that "settlers" entered the Al-Aqsa mosque, miscasts a peaceful Jewish visit to the Temple Mount as violent, and ignores the violent stone-throwing on the part of Muslims.

Lebanese Patriarch’s change of heart is a real miracle

In 2014, Lebanon's Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros al-Rahi declared he would make common cause with Hezbollah to fight against Isis and spoke of Israel as an obstacle to peace and development in the Middle East. Seven years later, he has condemned Hezbollah for risking a war with Israel.

CAMERA Op-Ed: Time to Break the Code of Silence About “‘Til Kingdom Come”

Maya Zinshtein and Abraham (Abie) haven’t said a word publicly about the well-documented problems with their film. They haven’t admitted to the allegations. They haven’t denied them. They haven’t even tried the old defense that the quotes were fake, but accurate. They’ve said nothing. Not one word. And the people in the documentary filmmaking community have let them get away with it. No one in this community has called them to task — at least not publicly. 

Human Rights Watch and its Tunnel Deceptions — Updated with UNRWA Confirmation

Human Rights Watch repeatedly scoffs at IDF claims that there are Hamas tunnels under Gaza, saying that HRW’s investigators could find no trace of these supposed tunnels. However, Israeli journalist Gal Berger reports that the UN is worried about such tunnels undermining their school's foundations, but Hamas is preventing UN experts from checking. If Hamas won't let the UN check for tunnels, did they really let HRW check?

The Philadelphia Inquirer Misleads About Israel

The Philadelphia Inquirer, which has an estimated 193,000 daily subscribers, has frequently provided commentary and analysis that misleads about the Jewish state. A recent column manages to mislead about the BDS movement, Ben and Jerry's, Jewish rights in the Jewish people's ancestral homeland, and the long history, indeed the root causes, of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Trauma Apparent, Hamas Hidden: AP’s Portraits of Gazan Children

Recalling The New York Times' "They Were Only Children" toxic libel, Associated Press' photo essay today all but ignores Hamas' responsibility for the trauma inflicts on Gaza's children. By citing "precision-guided Israeli bombs" and ignoring the Hamas targets, AP falsely defames Israel with committing a heinous war crime: targeting children with precision bombs.

CAMERA Op-Ed: Hamas Wants the West Bank

Hamas, the U.S.-designated terrorist group that rules the Gaza Strip, is making inroads in the West Bank. The genocidal terrorist organization is looking to supplant, Fatah, the movement that controls the U.S.-backed Palestinian Authority, and is gaining in popularity. Yet, as CAMERA noted in the Washington Examiner, too many press and policymakers are seemingly oblivious.

NPR Slipping Back to Its Anti-Israel, Biased Reporting

In July so far, NPR aired at least three problematic reports, that shared a common thread –  omitting context and hearing from anti-Israel activists to blame Israel for dispossessing and discriminating against Palestinians and stirring conflict. It was a throwback to the NPR of the past.

AFP Misleads on ‘Newly-Established’ Eviatar

Agence France Presse captions misleadingly refer to Palestinian protesters' proximity to "the newly-established Israeli wildcat settler outpost of Eviatar," without giving any indication that the outpost was fully evacuated a week earlier.

Open Letter to Los Angeles Times Leadership

CAMERA calls on senior executives of The Los Angeles Times to forthrightly repudiate the Open Letter signed by 500 media practitioners, including nine Times journalists, who advocate for partisan coverage of Israel and the Palestinians in total contravention of ethical journalism.

When the Washington Post’s World View Doesn’t Include Palestinians

The Washington Post's World View column provides disproportionate, and often misleading, analysis on Israel, much of which castigates the Jewish state for supposedly repressing Palestinians. But when the Palestinian Authority imprisons, tortures, and murders its own people, including journalists, the Post's World Views columnist is silent.

AFP Clarifies On Israel’s Family Unification Law

CAMERA prompts improved AFP coverage of the family unification law, which prevents West Bank or Gaza Palestinians married to Israeli citizens from obtaining citizenship. AFP clarifies that the law applies to all Israeli citizens, not just Israeli Arabs. AP declined to clarify.

How Many Gaza Palestinians Were Killed by Hamas Rockets in May? An Estimate

Much of the coverage and commentary surrounding the fighting in May between Hamas and Israel has focused on numbers, especially the much larger number of Palestinians than Israelis killed. But many Hamas rockets fell short and exploded in Gaza, causing an estimated 36% of the Palestinian deaths in the fighting.

CAMERA Op-Ed: How the Founder of Hezbollah Built the Modern Middle East

Obituaries in Western news outlets noted that Ali Akbar Mohtashamipur was a founder of Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed, U.S.-designated terrorist group that rules Lebanon. But, as CAMERA wrote in The National Interest, Mohtashamipur was more than a founding father of one of the world’s largest terrorist organizations. He was, in fact, one of a handful of men who built the modern Middle East.

AP Answers Call of “Palestine Coverage” Crusaders

The Associated Press, a leading news agency whose stated mission is "advancing the power of facts" with "world-class journalism," takes a page out of the open letter signed this month by hundreds of journalists against ethical journalism.

Daily Beast Errs on Hamas Tunnels, Gaza Unemployment

No, those cross-border Hamas tunnels into Israel aren't for "smuggling." Sébastien Roblin, a reporter specializing in international affairs, security and military history, also significantly overstates the territory's unemployment rate.

Times of Israel Clarifies Land Status of Evyatar Outpost

CAMERA prompts correction of Times of Israel articles which stated as fact unverified Palestinian claims of ownership of land where the illegal outpost of Evyatar sits. The Civil Administration has yet to determine the land's ownership.

WCC Will Impose Discipline on Its Jerusalem Presence, Sauca Declares

Ioan Sauca, the interim general secretary of the World Council of Churches announced the WCC has reshaped its operations in Jerusalem and will not be participating in the upcoming 20th anniversary memorial of the UN anti-racism conference that took place in Durban South Africa in 2001.

CAMERA Op-Ed: The Long History, and High Costs, of Palestinian Intifadas

As CAMERA highlighted in a recent National Review Op-Ed: For the Palestinian leaders who choose to promote them, intifadas are often self-defeating. Going back to the first intifada in the 1930s, anti-Jewish violence and terror often upsets the Palestinian political landscape—often sweeping aside, or weakening, the very Palestinian leaders responsible for inciting them.

What’s Disproportional is the Criticism of Israel

In the fight between Israel and Hamas the rockets and bombs may have stopped for now, but what hasn’t even paused are the efforts by human rights organizations and certain pundits, politicians and comedians to condemn Israel for allegedly using “disproportional force,” ethnically cleansing Palestinians from Jerusalem, and being an apartheid state. All the charges are recycled lies and propaganda.

In The New Republic, Dalia Hatuqa Pulverizes The Facts

The most outrageous falsehood in Dalia Hatuqa's error-rife article is: "Gaza was pulverized by an 11-day-long Israeli bombardment in May." In fact, at most 0.2 percent (450) out of the territory's more than 186,000 buildings were damaged or destroyed.

NPR Misleads Three Times on Hamas Arson Attacks

CAMERA has called on NPR to acknowledge Hamas’s arson attacks in the headline, to amend as passage suggesting uncertainty about the purpose of the Israeli counterstrikes, and to correct a straightforward chronological error that wrongly claims the arson attacks were a response to an earlier march.

AP’s Muddled Coverage on Arson Attacks and Airstrikes

Associated Press fails to make clear the fact that Israeli airstrikes against Hamas buildings in the Gaza Strip were in response to Palestinian arson balloon attacks which sparked some 20 fires southern Israel.

Another Deception Discovered in “‘Til Kingdom Come”

Filmmakers Maya Zinshtein and Abraham (Abie) Troen did the the same thing to David Brog that they did to former U.S. President Donald Trump. They altered what he said in a manner that fundamentally changes the meaning of what he said at a 2018 meeting of Christians United for Israel.

Los Angeles Times’ Journalism in ‘Smoking Ruins’

The Los Angeles Times' page-one story, "In war-ravaged Gaza, it's no business, as usual," is not journalism as usual. The article disregards basic journalistic requirements including the right of reply to criticism and the responsibility to correct errors.

Updated June 14: Scientific American Removes Article Promoting BDS

The venerable, American popular science magazine has become the latest venue for anti-Israel defamation. Why would editors cast aside the scientific tradition of fact-based inquiry in order to present pro-terrorist propaganda and the promotion of BDS in the guise of an analytic article?

Has Christian Century Turned a Corner? Maybe . . .

It’s appropriate that after a long period of isolation, suffering, and polarization coinciding with the COVID-19 pandemic, CAMERA can offer some qualified good news about Christian Century, historically referred to as the flagship magazine of mainline Protestantism in the United States. The magazine has finally come to grips with the legacy of its second-longest-running editor, James M. Wall.

Why Nicholas Kristof is (Still) Wrong on Israel and Hamas

Why doesn't New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof want Americans to imagine what it would be like, and what their government should do, if terrorists firing barrages of indiscriminate rockets into their towns and cities?

The Washington Post Pushes a ‘One-State Solution’

While Hamas launches thousands of rockets at Israel, the Washington Post's opinion page decides to run a piece suggesting that the Jewish state shouldn't exist. In so doing, the Post glosses over the long history of persecution that Jews, pre-Israel, endured while subject to the whims of Middle Eastern rulers.

Deutsch Welle Corrects Tel Aviv Errors

For the second time in a week, Deutsche Welle corrects after wrongly reporting that a high-level international meeting took place in Tel Aviv when it actually happened in Jerusalem, Israel's capital. Also, its Arabic service amends after citing Tel Aviv as shorthand for Israel.

Boston Globe Cartoon Lies by Inversion

Cartoonist Christopher Weyant's drawing of events related to the Gaza conflict is a concoction of lies that misrepresents basic facts and fuels misconceptions and prejudice. The cartoon relies on inversions that falsify the facts about Israeli actions taken in self defense. The Boston Globe has yet to take responsibility for the scurrilous cartoon -- to apologize or to remove it.
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Myths and Facts: New York Times  Gaza Edition

Patrick Kingsley, the British-born Jerusalem Bureau Chief for the New York Times, formerly reported for the Guardian, a paper not known for fidelity to the truth, especially when it comes to Israel. The recent disturbances and fighting in Israel and Gaza have been the perfect opportunity for Kingsley to peddle Guardian-style agitprop to a new set of readers. Kingsley repeats one Palestinian myth after another, and even interviews bigots and Holocaust deniers, giving them space to slander Israel.

Haaretz Corrects Erroneous Reference to Jewish Prayer on Temple Mount

CAMERA prompts correction after Haaretz's English edition wrongly referred to Jews praying on the Temple Mount. As the Hebrew article correctly reported, the Muslim group interfered with Jews visiting the site. Jewish prayer at Judaism's holiest site is prohibited.

Deutsche Welle Corrects: Hamas Doesn’t Accept Two States

CAMERA prompt corrections at Deutsche Welle, in both English and German, of an article which erroneously stated that many Hamas members, including senior leader Ismail Haniyeh, accept the two-state solution. The position of Haniyeh and Hamas is Palestine "from the river to the sea," meaning no Israel.

Who lit the match that started the fire?

Haaretz has falsely charged that the Israeli-Palestinian violence started due to "a disrespectful attack at the Al-Aqsa Mosque." Ignoring the evidence, many other media outlets around the world have echoed this. In fact, the chain of events indicates not only that the violence was a pre-planned Hamas initiative, but also that it was instigated despite a series of steps that the Israeli government took to calm things down, steps that had a heavy political and public cost in Israel.

CAMERA Op-Ed: The Washington Post Conflates Hamas With a ‘Free Press’

A recent Washington Post column absurdly compared a targeted Israeli strike against an alleged Hamas operational center to an attack on the free press. But as CAMERA highlighted in JNS, there is no such thing as a free press in an area ruled by an autocratic terrorist group. Further, there is considerable evidence to suggest that Hamas did operate out of the building in question.

AFP: Israelis in the South ‘Got Used To’ Rocket Attacks

One does not get used to being under rocket fire anymore than one gets used to domestic violence, sexual abuse, or any other trauma which harms a person's sense of well-being, security and safety, and which inflicts long-term emotional scars.

The Washington Post’s Opinion Page Attacks Israel and Hides Iran

In more than half a dozen op-eds and editorials, the Washington Post hides Iran's role in provoking the latest Israel-Hamas War. Instead, the newspaper resorts to publishing anti-Israel tirades, including from a former PLO spokesperson, and from someone who should—and not too long ago did—know better.

The Washington Post Can’t Find the Culprit for the Israel-Hamas War

The Washington Post can’t seem to find the culprit for the lack of peace between Israelis and Palestinians. It’s not Hamas. It’s not Fatah. Nor is it the Islamic Republic of Iran. Rather, the culprit, the Post suggests, is the Iron Dome missile defense system and Jewish homes being built in Jerusalem. This, the brave opinion writers at the newspaper suggest, are spurring on an attempted genocide of the Jewish people.

AFP Gaza Coverage Rife With Errors, Omissions

Agence France Presse coverage today of events in Israeli and the Gaza Strip is marred by factual errors and egregious omissions which downplay the destruction that Hamas, a designated terror organization, has sown with its thousands of rocket attacks on Israel

World Council of Churches Assists in Propaganda War Against Israel

Why is it that the WCC is promoting the “activism” of a noted hater of Israel, who falsely accused the Jewish state of poisoning him? Whatever hope there was that the WCC would change its approach to conflict in the Holy Land under the leadership of recently appointed Interim General Secretary Ioan Sauca has come to naught.

Pro-Wrestler Slanders Israel and Supports Terror; WWE, NBC, Fox Refuse to Respond

By accusing Israel of stealing land based on ethnicity in a Tweet that has been deleted, Rami Sebei broadcasted a complete and utter falsehood that has been used to promote and justify hostility and violence toward Israel and Jews throughout the world. To make matters worse, he used a persona trademarked by WWE to broadcast this libel.

Elizabeth Palmer’s CBS Inversion: Hamas Is Retaliating

CBS's Elizabeth Palmer flips reality on its head, falsely depicting Hamas' attacks on millions of Israeli civilians as a "counterattack" and "retaliation," ignoring that Hamas began the fighting with rocket attacks on Jerusalem and southern Israel Monday night.
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Sheikh Jarrah: The Facts

A long-simmering controversy over the fate of Jewish-owned land and Palestinian tenants in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem has once again become frontpage news after yet another court decision reaffirming the pre-1948 Jewish ownership of the land and the obligation of the Palestinian tenants to pay their rent or be evicted.

The New York Daily News Omits More Than It Reports

Digital staff writer David Matthews needs to go beyond Al Jazeera as a source when writing about the Middle East. A number of crucial omissions, as well as mischaracterizations, make for an extremely misleading report.

ABC Errs:150 Rocket Attacks A First In Last 7 Years

In a basic factual error, ABC's David Muir last night referred to "Hamas firing more than 150 rockets into Israel for the first time in seven years." In fact, Gaza terrorists have fired over 150 rockets at Israel at least half a dozen times in the last seven years.

FOX News Mangles Reporting on Sheikh Jarrah

Correspondent Trey Yingst fails to report that Sheikh Jarrah tenants are being evicted due to failure to pay rent, then calls Jerusalem, "what Israel says is the capital of their country."

UPDATED: The Washington Post’s Israel Problem

The Washington Post has a problem. The newspaper's bias against the Jewish state is not only getting worse, it is getting harder to deny. Indeed, it's even becoming a joke to other journalists.

CAMERA Op-Ed: The News Unfit to Print in The New York Times

Why didn’t NY Times editors find a story about antisemitic hate crime in New York City -- that most other media outlets covered --newsworthy? Was it because the identity of the perpetrator did not support the narrative of antisemitism emanating solely from Nazis, the far-right, and white supremacists?

Media Mislead on Palestinian Elections and Israel’s Oslo Obligations

With Abbas' cancellation of elections on the pretext that Israel has not said it will permit voting in eastern Jerusalem, some reports mislead on Israel's Oslo-mandated responsibilities concerning Palestinian elections. As for Palestinian electoral responsibilities under Oslo, those simply aren't on the radar.

New York Times on Ramadan Events in Israel

The New York Times, once priding itself as the “paper of record,” is better recognized today as the “paper of advocacy.” Rather than documenting the various factors contributing to the unrest in Israel during Ramadan, it ignored rocketing from Gaza, emphasizing instead what could be blamed on Israeli Jews.

Filmmakers Knew Evangelicals Were Peacemakers, Defamed Them Anyway

Filmmakers Maya Zinsthein and Abraham Troen withheld information from their film’s audience that demonstrated that American Evangelical leaders were part of the effort to achieve a normalization agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates which became known as the Abraham Accords. They knew about these peacemaking efforts a calendar year before they came to fruition, but did not tell their audience about them.