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."
U.S. support for Israel isn't a byproduct of some shadowy lobby argues the scholar Walter Russell Mead in his new book. Rather, its part of a long American tradition.
A recent Washington Post report contains valuable information and offers a welcome look at an often-neglected subject: Palestinian politics. Yet, the article is undone by its whitewashing of anti-Jewish violence and terrorism.
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.
Israel, CAMERA tells JNS, is bracing itself for an increase in terrorist attacks before the High Holidays. And it is incumbent upon the press to report that Israeli authorities have concrete warnings of the terror headed their way.
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.
CAMERA prompts correction of an otherwise informative and thoughtful Christian Science Monitor editorial which had erroneously placed Israel's Karish gas rig in disputed waters. In fact, the Energean rig sits six miles southwest of the maritime boundary claimed by Lebanon.
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.
NBC News' biography of Mehdi Hasan claims he is “an award-winning journalist known for riveting one-on-one conversations.” Based on his recent segment featuring the cofounders of Ben & Jerry’s, whatever awards Hasan may have won should be surrendered and instead given to Axios’ Alexi McCammond.
Without holding an unrepentant journalist employed by a publicly funded media outlet accountable for her antisemitism and incitement against Israeli civilians, how meaningful is Germany stated repentance for its past tolerance towards Palestinian terrorism?
The New York Times’ latest piece on the death of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, written by editorial board member Serge Schmemann, is yet another example of the newspaper setting facts to the side to promote an anti-Israel narrative.
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 Arabic prompts multiple corrections after Arabic reports in BBC, Deutsche Welle and i24News falsely referred to Jewish communities within Israel's pre-1967 lines as "settlements."
CAMERA prompts AFP to amend captions which had initially omitted that Palestinian Hamad Mustafa Hussein Abu Jelda, fatally injured in a gun battle with Israeli troops, belonged to the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, a designated terror organization
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.
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.
Not for the first time, Agence France Presse erased Nasser Abu Hamid's seven murder convictions, presenting him only as a Palestinian prisoner sick with cancer while withholding any indication about why he might be in jail.
While BBC Arabic and Al Hurra commendably corrected after inaccurately designating all of Israel's Karish gas field as disputed by Lebanon, Associated Press declines to clarify captions which uncritically parrot Hezbollah talking points falsely portraying the maritime resource as Lebanese.
There is a growing bipartisan consensus in Washington that China is a threat to the U.S. Yet, as CAMERA tells the publication 1945 a new Iran Deal will only benefit China.
CNN’s story selectively quoted the IDF to reinforce its misleading depiction of events that dramatically understates the level of violence Israeli forces encountered during the operation.
After inflating the extent of the maritime border dispute between Lebanon and Israel, both Al Hurra and BBC Arabic have corrected, bringing the disagreement around the Karish gas field back down to its proper proportions.
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.
Someone quit their job at Google. The New York Times turned it into (anti-Israel) news by hiding critical facts from their readers.
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.
After falsely reporting that Israeli airstrikes were responsible for all reported 49 casualties in Gaza earlier this month, MSNBC's Ayman Mohyeldin acknowledges: "[W]e should have also noted AP reported evidence that 14 of those were killed by errant rockets fired from the Palestinian side."
There simply aren’t many examples of antisemitism targeted at Jews as Jews more obvious than Miloon Kothari’s remarks in July. Yet, Beinart and his cosignatories still chose to depict them as merely “insensitive” and as “criticism of Israel.”
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.
Reuters' report about Syrian claims of an Israeli strike "targeting the cities of Hama and Tartus" ignored information that the target was an Iranian-backed militia site and weapons depot.
Palestinian Holocaust distortion is more widespread than the public might imagine. It is antisemitic at its core and is an obstacle to peace.
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.
If Dana Bash and CNN don’t start at home and address the network’s own failures, then its “Rising Hate” special will come across simply as moral lecturing in the quest for ratings.
Fatah, the movement that dominates the Palestinian Authority, has a long history of intimidating and harassing journalists. But as CAMERA tells the Washington Times this is a story that the media ignores.
CNN International acted less like a legitimate media outlet focused on serious journalism and more like a public relations agency on behalf of the designated organizations.
"[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?
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
A terrible war is looming in the Middle East and, as CAMERA tells JNS, American taxpayer dollars are making it both more likely and more devastating.
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.
CAMERA examines the Washington Post's coverage of Operation Breaking Dawn and finds a curious pattern of one-sided omissions and misrepresentations.
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.
There is a pattern at the UN of selecting those with a demonstrable enmity towards the Jewish state for positions dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Commission of Inquiry members are only three examples. Media consumers beware.
Without uttering a single word, France 24 Arabic loudly broadcasted its displeasure with Morocco's first official state welcome for a high-level Israeli visitor.
UPDATE: CAMERA prompts correction of an AP Week in Pictures feature which misidentified outgoing Islamic Jihad rockets launched from Gaza towards Israel as "Israeli airstrikes."
"In Gaza, denial and doubt over misfire rocket claims," is Reuters' headline. In reality, though, it's Reuters which is drowning in denial.
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.
After investigations find that a misfired Palestinian rocket killed seven Palestinians in Jabaliya, NBC News seemed intent on obscuring the facts.
Contrary to what the teen fashion magazine would like readers to believe, using extremely biased sources to tell a one-sided, anti-Israel story is not a Jewish value.
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.
Aug. 24 UPDATE: CNN belatedly amends after falsely citing "settlers" "storming Al-Aqsa mosque." The improved text adds critical context about the Temple Mount's status as Judaism's holiest site.
United Press International whitewashes designated terror organization Islamic Jihad as "pro-liberation forces," while observers in the Gulf slam the organization as an Iranian tool carrying out the regime's agenda at the expense of the Palestinian people.
During the recent fighting Islamic Jihad fired at least 935 rockets and mortars at Israel, about 160 of them falling short and hitting Gaza. The errant rockets likely accounted for almost half the current Gaza death toll.
CAMERA prompts corrections at Reuters and AP after the major news agencies reduce approximately one million fleeing Israelis to "tens of thousands."
Even as the news network's ratings and profitability continue to decline, CNN continues to degrade the public trust in its reporting.
There is something deeply objectionable about leaving three individuals known for making antisemitic statements empowered to use the imprimatur of the UN to uniquely delegitimize Jewish self-determination.
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.
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.
"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.
FIRE has played an important and admirable role in American society, standing up for one of our most important democratic values. It’s thus perplexing that the group’s position on the IHRA definition rests on an obvious factual error.
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.
Given AIPAC's support for two-state solution advocate Rep. Hayley Stevens, the notion that AIPAC "is trying to take out" rival Rep. Andy Levin "because he backs a two-state solution" is ludicrous.
Laila Odeh, Jerusalem correspondent for France 24 Arabic, sinks into a baseless conspiracy theory alleging a U.S.-Israeli cover up of Shireen Abu Akleh's killing.
Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time an MSNBC host has been sloppy with the story of Shireen Abu Akleh’s death.
Based on his latest piece for Salon, it appears Chris Hedges understands the only way to support his superficial worldview is by falsifying the record.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 prompts an NBC correction clarifying that Jewish settlements are located on disputed land that Palestinians hope will form part of a future state.
Longtime CNN host Fareed Zakaria apparently failed to get the memo from his new bosses directing CNN content towards fact-based journalism.
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.
For a case study in confirmation bias, one need only look at the statement issued by a UN spokesperson for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (“OHCHR”) on the death of Shireen Abu Akleh.
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.
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.
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.
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 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'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.
Adopting Palestinian and Arab nationalist perspectives at odds with well established facts, France24’s Arabic-speaking reporters, hosts and commentators make extensive use of biased terminology and leveled unfounded assertions.
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?
The Los Angeles Times outflanks CNN as the mainstream Western media which has adopted the most fantastical, most journalistically-challenged conclusion about the unsolved fatal shooting of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.
Haaretz's English edition commendably clarifies after misleadingly reporting that Palestinians resided in Masafer Yatta, a disputed area in the southern Hebron hills, "for generations."
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.
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.
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.
If further proof were needed that the anti-Israel BDS campaign antisemitic, a venomous “mapping” campaign defaming and targeting Boston-area Jews provides stunning evidence.
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.
“We need an investigation! (But we already know the outcome....)” is the pseudo-journalistic theme of this article.
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.
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.
The media is committed to fashioning a narrative in which Israel is wantonly assassinating journalists. A recent statement by the National Press Club, and several articles and tweets from the Washington Post, among others, proves it.
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.
CAMERA Arabic prompts both Agence France Presse's Arabic service and U.S. government Arabic broadcaster Al Hurra to correct erroneous references to 1967 East Jerusalem as “the Palestinian portion of the city.”
The Washington Post and Politico are committed to anti-Israel narratives. When it comes to news coverage about the Jewish state, both outlets repeatedly omit and distort facts.
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.
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.
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.
Notwithstanding Green’s stated aim to convey facts to his viewers, a number of Green’s claims more closely resemble a genre of writing at which he excels: fiction.
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.
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.
Journalists should ask Representative Tlaib whether she agrees with Osama Siblani’s statements made on that day.
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 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.
Where are the newsroom adults to put a stop to the juvenile practice of compromising journalistic duties when it comes to coverage of Palestinian teen assailants?
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).
The submission shows that the students involved have failed to comprehend basic concepts of the rule of law. From committing basic legal analytical errors that would get them laughed out of court to getting basic facts wrong, here are just seven of the errors made in the submission.
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.
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.
Like Ilan Pappe, Mehdi Hasan rewrites history not by exposing new facts, but by omitting facts and context.
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?"
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.
Like polluting empty plastic bottles strewn about, international media headlines devoid of key facts litter the information landscape and diminish public enlightenment.
CAMERA prompts correction of Associated Press captions which stated as fact the unverified claim that Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh "was shot dead by Israeli forces."
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.
AFP updates with more careful coverage after running a headline which stated as fact the unverified, disputed claim that Israeli troops fatally shot Al Jazeera's Shireen Abu Aqleh.
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.
CAMERA prompts corrections of multiple Getty Images captions which erroneously referred to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip celebrating the holiday of Eid al-Fitr "against a backdrop of war."
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.
Two flags are plainly visible in an AP photograph: Hamas' green flag and the Palestinian flag. So why did the news agency initially cite the Palestinian flag, ignoring the equally prominent flag of the terror organization?
Without permission, anti-Israel activists used the UNICEF USA logo to promote and give a false veneer of credibility to their event featuring an apologist for terrorism and Holocaust denial.
This is the second time in recent days that an MSNBC host has claimed Israel has not adequately supported the United States position on the issue of Ukraine.
Amnesty International, having been given multiple opportunities to respond when directly presented with evidence that it inaccurately presented a key figure in its “apartheid” report against Israel, has gone silent.
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.
CAMERA prompts correction of Agence France Presse photo captions which misidentified the northern Israeli kibbutz of Misgav Am as a "settlement."
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.
The New York Times recently hired someone who insisted that the killing of a Hamas commander during the 2021 Hamas war an Israeli "murder." She is expected to fit in well at a newspaper that has cultivated its anti-Israel bias.
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.
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?
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.
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.
The New York Times twists and contorts in order to draw an equivalence between innocent Israeli Jews, Arabs, and Druze mowed down by terrorists and Palestinians killed while attacking Israeli soldiers.
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.
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.
Teen Vogue has a long history of publishing biased articles against Israel, so it’s hard to see this omission as merely a well-intentioned mistake.
Around the same time Palestinian rioters were attacking the Jewish holy site of Joseph’s Tomb, the UN’s latest anti-Israel inquiry was willingly lending its ear to someone who had just a week earlier used a pair of events to claim the Muslim holy site of al-Aqsa Mosque was in danger.
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.
Numerous Agence France Presse captions about 17-year-old Palestinian Muhammad Zakarneh, fatally wounded by Israeli fire, omit the key information that according to the Israeli army, the teen had fired upon Israeli soldiers.
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.
While AP's amended headline acknowledges a firebombing, it still fails to make clear that the slain Palestinian perpetrated that attack.
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.
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.
While Vice has done an exemplary job shining light on problems with antisemitism at Deutsche Welle Arabic, hateful anti-Israel content continues to fester at Vice Arabia.
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.
Editors in Los Angeles and London snip away at information in wire stories exposing Palestinians as anything other than victims.
Haaretz's English edition commendably corrects after having erroneously referred to Amir Bedas, an Israeli Arab killed by an explosive device, as "Palestinian."
Following contact from CAMERA, The Hill corrected an erroneous reference to Tel Aviv as Israel's capital.
Within hours of an AP report giving favorable coverage to the proponents of the false Palestine-Ukraine analogy, the slaughter of two peaceful Ukrainians by a Palestinian terrorist in the heart of central Israel unmasks the comparison's absurdity.
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.
Some questions and answers about the campaign to slur Israel as an apartheid state and to rid the world of its one Jewish state.
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.
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.
One seeking any more proof of the antisemitism behind much of the obscene accusations of Israel being an “apartheid” state need look no further than the new United Nations (“UN”) report that will be presented to the UN Human Rights Council (“UNHRC”) on March 24.
In a striking double standard, AFP finds private Israeli citizens calling for "Death to Arab" newsworthy, but not official and repeated government Hamas praise for "the heroic Beersheba operation."
From student editor responsible for publication of a notorious cartoon dripping in antisemitic motifs to Los Angeles Times tech writer practicing unethical journalism in service of the anti-Israel BDS (boycott, divest, sanctions) movement, it was a short road for Suhauna Hussain.
By labeling Israel as a “colonial occupier,” the Palestinians and their enablers at the UNHRC are using the same antisemitic strategy they frequently employ at UNESCO to delink Jews from their indigenous homeland and their holy sites.
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.
BDS activists are amplifying their vilification campaign against the Jewish state with the help of the local NPR station, WXXI.
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.
Media outlets, the Washington Post foremost among them, are trying to use Russia's invasion of Ukraine to slander the Jewish state. But as CAMERA tells the Algemeiner: don't let them get away with it.
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.
Following protracted communication from CAMERA Arabic, and in the wake of important steps to address anti-Jewish and anti-Israel bias at the network, Deutsche Welle completely removes a backgrounder about Jerusalem rife with errors.
Amnesty International has recently made headlines for its anti-Israel report. But as CAMERA tells the Jerusalem Post its not the first time that the NGO's shoddy and biased reporting has had destructive results.
Saudi diplomat Dr. Saud Kateb posits that BBC Arabic and other Arabic-language subsidiaries of Western media outlets compromise credibility by hosting speakers with agendas.
Beinart exposes complete disdain for and ignorance of not only history, but of the very legal concepts he seeks to rely on. He also displays his own inconsistent concern for respect of international law.
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.
In an apparent attempt at splashing some of Putin's unpopularity onto Israel, NPR's Daniel Estrin tells readers that Putin is a "beloved" ally to Israel. He should know better.
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.
Lacking factual and legal support for its claims, Amnesty resorts to repeating emotionally charged, but substantively empty, language and claims that – rather than educate students of the course – work only to demonize Israelis and delegitimize the Jewish State.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
In his recent book, retired professor David M. Crump argues explicitly that political Zionism is the modern-day equivalent of Nazism. “American Evangelism,” Crump writes, “is helping to finance political Zionism’s flagrant imitation of Nazi Germany.”
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.
AFP points an accusing finger at Israel for not handing over disputed antiquities to the Palestinian Authority while completely ignoring the relevant Oslo Accords.
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.
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.
A headline in Haaretz's English edition misquotes Haim Rubovitch and the accompanying article mangles a Moshe Yaalon quote with a long history of rampant misreporting followed by notable corrections.
Reuters' failure to correct its own mistaken footage calls into question the competency of its editorial unit dedicated to fact-checking visual material and social media claims.
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.
Israel is right to snub the U.N. COI, and the U.S. – as well as all fair-minded democracies – need to step up and put an end to this blatant antisemitism coming from the U.N. It's deeply concerning that they would allow their U.N. funding to be used for an inherently anti-Semitic initiative.
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.
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.
"[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?
CAMERA Arabic exposes Farah Maraqa's repeated glorification of the murder of Israeli civilians, belying howls from apologists for antisemitism that seven DW employees were dismissed for "criticism of Israel."
CAMERA Arabic prompts correction of an Alhurra report which repeatedly referred to Israelis in the Golan Heights as "settlers," contradicting U.S. foreign policy.
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.
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.
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.
Don't be fooled by AFP's qualified reference to unsubstantiated Israeli claims of unspecified "terror." This week's captions cover up for Yehuda Dimantmen's suspected murderer just as much as 2019 AFP captions covered up for the murderer of Rabbi Eitam and Naama Henkin.
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.
A recent Washington Post report on Amnesty's anti-Israel report reads more like a press release by the NGO than an actual news article.
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'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.
Massachusetts bill to fund an Ethnic Studies curriculum raises concern about the potential spread of anti-Israel and anti-Jewish content in our schools.
Former Iranian diplomat Mohammad Jaffar Mahallati is not playing it straight with Oberlin University where he works as a professor.
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?
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...
It's not only BDS which gets The New York Times makeover. The "Paper of Record" equitably extends this courtesy both to relatively unknown individuals who take umbrage with Israel's right to exist and to the U.N., with its notorious anti-Israel animus.
Amnesty International has accused Israel of “apartheid.“ But as CAMERA tells the Washington Examiner, the NGO is guilty of a libel. And its report is loaded with misrepresentations, omissions, and lies.
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.
Who is behind the widespread, disingenuous propaganda campaign to delegitimize the Jewish State?
The World Council of Churches called on the Palestinian Authority to rein in violence against Christians in the West Bank. In doing so, it cited a well-known Zionist website, IsraellyCool, as one of its sources of information. This is frankly astounding.
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 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 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.
A recent Washington Post op-ed is distinguished by its repeat omissions and distortions. All of which, CAMERA notes, have one thing in common: the defamation of the Jewish state.
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.
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.”
With "Generation Gaza: The Young Have Pride Despite Privations," Janine di Giovanni proves that neither age nor time spent in the field dictates journalistic mastery. Antipathy can be a much more compelling influence.
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.
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.
Times of Israel commendably corrected after inaccurately stating that the Congregration Beth Israel hostages were "freed." While one of the hostages was in fact freed, the other three escaped.
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.
"A Shepherd's Resistance" by MSNBC's Ali Velshi is a grotesque propaganda roadshow which abandons any vestige of professional, objective journalism.
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.
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.
Haaretz's English edition today commendably amends two reports which whitewashed the crimes of Pakistani terrorist Aafia Siddiqui as "alleged," when in fact she was convicted of attempted murder in 2010.
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.
The publication Foreign Policy managed to end 2021 on a low note when it comes to accuracy and honest analysis. The magazine managed to pack an impressive amount of falsehoods and distortions in fewer than 600 words in its December 29, 2021 article “10 Conflicts to Watch in 2022.”
The Islamic Republic of Iran has called for the murder of America's former chief executive and chief diplomat, among other American citizens. Yet, many major media outlets couldn't be troubled to report Tehran's threats.
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 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.
UPDATE: United Press International commendably corrects after erroneously reporting that 80-year-old Omar Abdalmajeed As'ad died while in Israeli military custody, a claim not found even in Palestinian coverage, and contradicted by the Israeli military.
Sinclair's foray outside local bounds and familiar playing fields into the distant Israeli-Palestinian arena spells coverage that is journalistically adrift.
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.
CAMERA UK keeps us up to date on the scandal surrounding following BBC's miscoverage of an antisemitic attack on young Jews celebrating Hanukkah in London.
After twice publishing a book review which erroneously referred to Israel's "government in Tel Aviv," The New York Times has corrected, first online and finally, yesterday, in print as well.
A news report in POLITICO wildly misleads about antisemitism and the Israel-Islamist conflict. As CAMERA tells JNS readers, POLITICO's dispatch reads more like a partisan press release than actual journalism.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
A cadre of Evangelical scholars portray the Jewish quest for survival and well-being as more worthy of contempt than efforts to kill and terrorize Jews in their homeland.
Silencing the voice of Palestinian social media posts promoting murder, AFP's article suffers from an extreme lack of transparency, giving new meaning to meta reporting.
CBS and AFP ring in the New Year with old bad habits: deleting the Palestinian rocket attacks which precipitated today's Israeli strike in the Gaza Strip and omitting that Israel targeted Hamas.
As we move into a new year, it’s worth recalling the intense global focus on Israel during the past twelve months and CAMERA’s interventions to promote fair and factual treatment of the Jewish state.
Associated Press' imperfect headline is "Israel strikes Gaza after gunfire wounds civilian near fence." The Los Angeles Times further degrades it.
International media outlets citing Israel's 1967 capture of the Golan Heights from Syria fail to inform why. The truncated history lessons ignore Syria's 19-year exploitation of the strategic territory to launch attacks on Israeli civilians below.
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.
AP's egregiously whitewashes the Abu Nidal terrorists who in 1985 carried out simultaneous deadly attacks against crowds of passengers at the El Al counters in the Rome and Vienna airports as "guerrillas."
Haaretz's English edition commendably amends a report which stated as fact an unverified claim by Christian leaders alleging rising Israeli violence against clergy.
A UN press release manipulates secretive and unverifiable UN data, prompting baseless media reports about Palestinians killed in settler violence.
CAMERA prompts corrections at US News & World Report, Metro and Yahoo after the media outlets illustrate a story covering the burial of terror victim Yehuda Dimentman with a three-year-old photo from a Palestinian funeral. Euronews has yet to correct.
The Columbus Dispatch covers up for CAIR while tarring the Investigative Project on Terrorism, which has documented the Islamist organization's bigotry and terror ties.
Everyone should read and internalize Herzberg and Kern’s report and use it to demand a more reasoned, objective, and accurate conversation on these issues.
The self-described “anti-Zionist not antisemitic” crowd is now openly viewing their enemy not as a perceived evil state in the Middle East, but as a distinct group here at home in America.
CAMERA prompts correction of The New York Times' egregious misreporting that all other Gulf States opposed the Emirates' normalization with Israel, or were reluctant to adopt the step.
CAMERA's video shows footage of Alareer's classroom incitement. As a result of our research and outreach to New York Times editors, the newspaper published an editors' note effectively retracting their piece on the bigoted bridge-builder.
Mohammed El-Kurd tweeted a video that portrayed a Palestinian attacker as a victim, and refused to update his followers even after the full facts were presented to him.
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.
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.
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.
CAMERA prompts corrections of multiple AP photo captions which failed to make clear that Muhammad Salameh, shot dead by Israeli policemen Saturday, had just stabbed an Israeli civilian.
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.
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?
Miss Universe Organization (MOU), the organization which runs Miss Universe, has confirmed that Miss Greece imposter Rafaela Plastira never held the title and was never supposed to join the pageant in Israel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Even in a week of difficult events underscoring that Palestinians are more than just victims, AP's "contextualized truth" reporting leaves no room for Palestinian culpability.
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.
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.
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)
While both AP and Reuters carried headlines and first paragraphs identifying the assailant in today's fatal shooting attack in Jerusalem as Palestinian, AFP had concealed that basic information.
The notion that former Iranian diplomat Mohammad Jafar Mahallati remained ignorant of mass killings that took place in 1988 while at the UN is simply untenable in light of the evidence.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Less than one year after his suspension following the production of an AJ+ video promoting Holocaust denial, Amer al-Sayed Omar returned to the network. If the promised mandatory bias training ever happened, there's no evidence that it left a mark on Omar and colleague Muna Hawwa.
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.
This isn’t just a campaign to turn the JNF or Israel into pariahs. They also aim to turn American Jewry — the overwhelming majority of whom are proud Zionists — into pariahs.
The contrast between the music magazine's reporting on pro- and anti-boycott letters demonstrates once again that Rolling Stone is only interested in giving its readers one perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
A Deutsche Welle Arabic headline falsely alleges that Israel approved construction of "new settlements." But as the media outlet's English headline reports, the permits are for new homes in established settlements.
Times of Israel had initially omitted that Salah Hammouri of Addameer, one of the Palestinian NGOs flagged by Israel as a terror group, had been convicted of plotting to assassinate former Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.
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.
An Oct. 28, 2021 Washington Post report noted recent opposition by the Biden administration to proposed Israeli "settlements." Yet, as CAMERA noted in a JNS Op-Ed: Palestinian Arab leaders consider all of Israel to be a "settlement."
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 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, 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
After CAMERA posts a critique and introduces the hashtag #SadSadIsrael, thousands of smiling Israelis ridicule a recent New York Times story about "what it means to be Israeli."
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.
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.
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.
The New York Times promises to show readers what it means to be Israeli. Instead, it curates, conceals, and contrives an ugly land of darkness.
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.”
A recent Religion News Service (RNS) dispatch noted criticism, including from several members of the U.S. Congress from New York, of Sunrise D.C.'s decision to exclude Jewish groups. Yet RNS's wording implied that all of the congressional critics were Jewish. Following contact from CAMERA, RNS promptly corrected.
CAMERA prompts corrections after Deutsche Welle misreported that Israel has full administrative control of the West Bank and that Israeli settlements are illegal under international law.
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.
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.
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.
Demonstrating total abandonment of the journalistic imperative mandating strict adherence to factual accuracy, The New York Times is refusing to correct a blatant error: the misidentification of Rameh, an Arab town in northern Israel, as "Palestinian."
CAMERA prompts correction of a Reuters article which erroneously reported that the bilateral peace accords require Israel to grant West Bank or Gaza residency status to 4,000 spouses of Palestinians. In fact, the agreements do not specify any figures.
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.
One of the lessons in the children’s story “Uncle Meena,” taught in classrooms across the U.S., is about coexistence — namely, that for American Jews, it should be conditional.
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.
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.
The magazine’s one-sided reporting on author Sally Rooney’s decision to decline translation of her most recent work by an Israeli publishing house fails to quote any opponents of the antisemitic BDS movement.
U.S. Secretary of State Blinken's statement about "other options" with respect to Iran was big news. Media outlets covering the remarks all highlighted the scoop, with the glaring exception of Haaretz.
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.
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 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 AP’s report on the discovery of a First Temple era toilet omits Jewish references, while a NY Times Rosh Hashanah recipe evokes ’Canaanites,’ not Israelites.
CAMERA prompts correction of a Reuters video which erroneously had placed the former U.S. consulate in eastern Jerusalem. Palestinian Affairs Unit had been located on Agron Street, in the western part of the city.
Reuters' cited a lone relative who claimed Yousef Sobh was shot dead on his way to school and censored all of the Palestinian accounts consistent with the IDF's information that he fired on troops.
Despite introducing limited cosmetic improvements to an article about the Fursan Al-Aqsa video game, The Jerusalem Post still egregiously ignores critics who slam the game for its glorification of terror against Jews.
CAMERA prompts corrections after Haaretz's English edition erroneously placed the former U.S. Consulate serving Palestinian in eastern Jerusalem. In fact, the Agron building is located in the western part of the capital.
When it comes to reporting on the Middle East, Foreign Policy magazine has shown a carelessness with facts, preferring anti-Israel narratives instead. Several recent report, including one on Christians in Hamas-ruled Gaza, are littered with omissions.
The Hollywood Reporter falsifies that the film "Advocate" follows Leah Tsemel as she defends "political prisoners." In fact, the documentary covers Ahmed Manasrah, convicted for two counts of attempted murder, and Israa Jabris, who detonated explosives as police approached.
Bloomberg reverses cause and effect by telling readers that Hamas suicide bombings and rocket attacks were a response to Israel's attempts to stop Hamas suicide bombings and rocket attacks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez withdrew her vote against helping Israel replenish its anti-missile defense system, the New York Times framed the story as a clash between principles and powerful "rabbis."
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.
Addressing the horror of attacks like those perpetrated in London on August 18 — and their roots in the Islamic tradition — is not an act of bigotry. Quite the opposite.
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.
By rewriting history and erasing inconvenient events, NPR tells a tall tale of Palestinian leaders behaving responsibly after September 11, and of Israel being responsible for Palestinian suicide bombing attacks on Israeli civilians
In the latest blow to The Times' expired identity, the former Paper of Record refuses to set the facts straight on Jewish sovereignty in ancient Israel. The longest period of Jewish rule extended beyond three centuries, not 80 years.
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."
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.
Falsely alleging that "hardline groups" of Jews "believe" the Temples stood on the Temple Mount, France 24 Arabic commentator Khaled al-Gharabli ignores the archeological consensus and fabricates Israeli digging threatening the site.
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 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.
VOA commendably amends after comparing the percentage of Israeli Jews who are vaccinated versus the percentage of Israeli Arabs who are not, a formulation which falsely suggests the figure for Arabs is much lower than it actually is.
This week, both Hamas in Gaza and Fatah's Tanzim in the West Bank benefit from what is apparently AFP's equal opportunity tilt in the service of terror groups.
An email sent by J Street and signed by its president, Jeremy Ben-Ami falsely charged Israel with blocking food and medicine to the Gaza Strips. If other critics of Israel can get that right, why can't J Street?
On Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, Rick Wiles declared that Israel was responsible for the death of Christians at the hands of ISIS in Afghanistan and were trying to start a world war. Rhetoric like this has mobilized violence against Jews for more than 2,000 years, culminating in a mass killing of Jews in Europe during the Holocaust.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The death today of Osama Dueij, fatally wounded during violent clashes at the Israel-Gaza border, made big news. His status as a fighter belonging to Hamas' military wing, a designated terror group, made less news.
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.
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.
Nearly 200 City University of New York faculty members have resigned, or plan to resign, from the university system’s faculty trade union in protest over two vitriolic anti-Israel statements endorsed by the union and an affiliated organization, which spread lies about Israel, endorse Palestinian "resistance," and endanger CUNY's mainstream Jewish community.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Coverage of the Ben & Jerry’s compliance with the movement to boycott the Jewish state must provide news consumers full, accurate information on the bigoted goals and ideology of BDS, and the danger their activism often represents to the Jewish community.
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?
It’s time to convene a rabbinical court to render a judgement on the UCC’s decades-long war against the Jews and their state.
Following communication with CAMERA Arabic, CNN’s Arabic website corrected two reports that had charged Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount with "storming" the al-Aqsa Mosque.
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.
CAMERA secured a correction from CNBC after Shepard Smith mistakenly claimed "UN Security Council has said the Israeli occupation is a ‘flagrant violation’ under international law."
Human Rights Watch has just published a report charging that Israeli strikes in Gaza during the May fighting included significant war crimes. Too bad that the first case it cites, a bombing in Beit Hanoun, was actually due to an errant Palestinian rocket.
The ABC has published an article about Human Rights Watch’s latest anti-Israel report that is even more biased than the HRW report itself.
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.
Photographer Peter Van Agtmael minimizes the effect of the fighting in May on Israelis while portraying Palestinians exclusively as victims.
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.
Amira Hass solely blames Israeli restrictions for a shortage of water pipes in the Gaza Strip, and falsely credits the Gaza authorities with "major efforts" to improve the infrastructure. She conveniently overlooks the well-reported fact that Hamas digs up vast quantities of water pipes and converts them into rockets.
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.
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.
By what rationale has the Jerusalem Post declined to correct the patently absurd claim that Israelis who haven't served in the army, including most haredim and Arabs, are not permitted to work?
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.
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.
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.
While the United Nations would consider annexation "inadmissible," and regards settlements as "illegal," none of the post-war resolutions found Israel's capture of the West Bank and subsequent occupation to be "illegal."
The Times' Nabih Bulos understates the permitted Gaza fishing zone and overstates the coastal territory's unemployment figure. CAMERA refuses to let the facts slip away.
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.
For years, readers have turned to the Jerusalem Post for context that’s often missing from one-sided, anti-Israel reports in the international media. But recent coverage of a demolition in Silwan consisted of a partisan report from Reuters.
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.
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.
Times of Israel commendably corrects the common misconception that while Jews can recover property they lost in the 1948 war, no comparable mechanism allows for Arabs to recover property lost in the same war.
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.
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.
Columbia Journalism Review, the ostensible beacon of ethical journalism, has failed to condemn the frontal assault on journalism’s most basic values, writes CAMERA's Tamar Sternthal in The New York Daily News.
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.
A June 13, 2021 Washington Post report claimed that there hasn't been a bus bombing by Palestinian terrorists in a decade. Yet, as CAMERA pointed out to Post staff, this isn't true. Following contact from CAMERA, the Post commendably corrected the report.
Does the New York Times think any violent attack on any Jew living anywhere in the Holy Land at any time in history counts as "resistance"?
The Boston Globe's Abdullah Fayyad misrepresents the facts of the Sheikh Jarrah property dispute to weave a false narrative of Israeli ethnic cleansing and apartheid.
Associated Press delivers a highly selective account of overnight violence in Sheikh Jarrah, omitting the Palestinian firebomb attacks against Jewish homes which apparently started the clash.
Multiple CNN items in recent days erroneously reported that the Geneva Convention obligates Israel to vaccinate West Bank and Gaza Strip Palestinians.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Washington Post’s omissions are curiously one-sided. They favor antisemites in Congress, anti-Israel NGOs and multilateral bodies, as well as terrorist groups committed to the destruction of the world’s sole Jewish state.
France24 Arabic analyst Khaled Gharabli launches into an anti-Israel rant detached from reality, including a flat denial of the demonstrable fact that Hamas uses civilians as human shields.
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.
When misfired Palestinian rockets killed Palestinians, the New York Times repeatedly told readers Israeli rockets were responsible. Editors refused to correct the errors.
CAMERA has prompted a correction to a USA Today report that inaccurately claimed that the U.S. has provided military aid to Israel since its founding.
Nabih Bulos remakes a terror organization calling for violence, ethnic cleansing, and Islamic supremacy into a civil rights movement pursuing the noble goals of recognition and equality.
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.
The Times' claim that Palestinian Tayseer Mleitat was killed by Israeli troops "at a protest" is a gross misrepresentation of information available in the paper's own archives: he was part of a crowd of hundreds which targeted soldiers with Molotov cocktails and rocks.
Rolling Stone, the partially Saudi-owned music magazine that has just announced a new business venture in China, has published no less than six articles and features that were factually inaccurate and/or one-sided and biased against Israel since the start of Operation Guardian of the Walls.
AFP has finally fired Palestinian reporter Nasser Abu Baker whose partisan activity in senior posts at the Palestinian Journalists' Syndicate embodies the Palestinian Authority ideal of "journalism in the service of the revolution," which inherently conflicts with the news agency's "rigorous neutrality."
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?
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 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?
Emotions have become the malleable material with which many Spanish-speaking journalists mold the reality of the conflict and of Israel to fit in with preconceptions that look, in many cases, like old and well-known prejudices.
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.
Here's what The New York Times hadn't told you about the children killed in Gaza, and also what they had told you without confirming. A hard, honest look at the facts reveals the truth that The Times conceals: It's Hamas' will.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Haaretz selectively translated The New York Times' widely criticized feature on dozens of children killed during fighting between Hamas and Israel. Out of the 68 children that The Times covered, Haaretz deleted just two. They happened to be the two Israeli children.
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.
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.
The New York Times Opinion pages bombarded readers with an unending stream of anti-Israel Guest Essays, curating a lack of empathy for Israeli Jews and a skewed understanding of the conflict.
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.
CAMERA took to the pages of the Washington Examiner to highlight the role of PA President Mahmoud Abbas in inciting anti-Jewish violence. As CAMERA noted, Abbas did so intentionally. The press should take note.
The South Florida Muslim Federation and its Executive Director, Nezar Hamze, have some decisions to make. Are the going to demonize Israel and incite hostility toward Jews or are they going to promote the cause of peace and reconciliation?
In the wake of The New Yorker's "from the river to the sea" tweet, here's what else qualifies as distraction from solidarity with Palestinians: the murder of a Jew, Arab incitement in Lod, Arab participation in violent rioting, and more.
Writing in Foreign Affairs magazine, three esteemed former U.S. diplomats argue that Israel is pulling the U.S. toward a conflict with Iran. But history, the statements of Iranian leaders and a recent war between Israel and an Iranian proxy all prove that it is Tehran which already considers itself to be at war with both the U.S. and Israel.
The partially Saudi-owned publication Rolling Stone once again displays its bias with both a slide show feature and a "news" article.
Are Hamas casualty figures are trustworthy? Are both sides guilty of war crimes? Is there nowhere in Gaza from where to launch rockets without endangering civilians? Is Tel Aviv a human shield?
CAMERA Arabic prompts correction of a Reuters Arabic report which erroneously referred to Kibbutz Misgav Am, a small Jewish community in northern Israel, as a "settlement.”
If Jewish "settlement" once denoted illegitimate Jewish habitation in disputed territory, The New York Times is now expanding the term to signal illegitimate Jewish residency within cities acknowledged throughout the world as part of the Jewish state.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
The Journal airbrushed out of the story the extremist and divisive activity of Israeli Arab speakers cited, including Hanin Zoabi, concealing the fact that they fueled enmity between Jews and Arabs.
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.
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.
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.
CNN's reliably anti-Israel correspondent Ben Wedeman claims Jerusalem has never been more divided, apparently forgetting that Jerusalem was sliced down the middle by rolls of barbed wire and armed border guards, with Jews denied access to the city's Jewish Quarter and their holy sites.
AP's "The Latest: Israeli Aircraft Strike Another Building in Gaza" is a collection of all that is wrong today with the news agency's coverage of Hamas attacks on Israel, and Israel's retaliatory airstrikes.
Misidentifying a destroyed office that served Hamas commanders as "civilian" and inflating the number of east Jerusalem Palestinians facing eviction from 31 to "several hundred" are just two examples of the Los Angeles Times' rough start covering Hamas' war against Israel.
Twice in recent days, NPR's Daniel Estrin's erroneously referred to Israel's 1967 capture of "Palestinian areas" of Jerusalem. No part of Jerusalem was ever Palestinian territory.
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.
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."
Jason Lemon's own source confirms that Palestinians were rioting when police cracked down, not praying, as he falsely reported.
In NPR's skewed coverage, only Israelis are "ultranationalists." Palestinian ultranationalists clamoring for terror attacks? They're just breaking the Ramadan fast.
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.
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?
The New Yorker embraces Edward Said's personal fabrication about his family's alleged dispossession, and expands it to the national scale, falsely referring to "the West Bank and Gaza, territories seized from Palestinians in 1967."
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.
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 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.
In January 2021, the Palestinian Authority announced that it would be holding elections for the first time in more than a decade. The announcement is part of the PA's strategy to appeal to a new U.S. administration. But amid underreported human rights abuses by the PA the move is already backfiring.
Did a fictional film depicting Palestinians encountering a checkpoint inspire John Brennan, architect of the US drone program, to pen an essay marred by grave errors of omission? Or was it, as he suggested elsewhere, something about Jewish moral failures?
CAMERA Arabic prompts correction of a EuroNews article in Arabic which erroneously referred to the southern Israeli city of Sderot as a “settlement.”
The German news agency clarifies its captions to note that Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired rockets at Israel, not at "Israeli areas in the Gaza Strip."
In response to communication from CAMERA, Reuters deletes a sentence from a video which inaccurately stated: "Palestine and Israel state claim over East Jerusalem. . . "