CAMERA Op-Ed: Netflix (Almost) Gives a Notorious Anti-Semite a Show

The head of the Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan, has said that Jews are “not really Jews but are in fact Satan,” and as “great and master deceivers” they should be considered “the enemy of God and the enemy of the righteous.” Despite his well-known position as a purveyor of hatred, Netflix nearly broadcast a hagiographical “documentary” made by Farrakhan’s son.

NPR’s ‘Here and Now’ Sets Up BDS as Moral Force

For Robin Young and Derek Thompson, SodaStream's former employment of Palestinians and its subsequent "punishment" of employees with layoffs counterbalance the company's "positive moral valance." There are no "moral questions," however, about the BDS activists who claim credit for depriving Palestinians of their livelihoods.

Foreign Policy Magazine Does PR for UNRWA

In several recent reports, Foreign Policy omits UNRWA’s history of promoting anti-Jewish violence and Palestinian rejectionism. Foreign Policy minimizes issues with the U.N. agency and unfairly stereotypes those seeking to reform aid to Palestinians.

NPR Corrects: Not Only Sderot Hit By Rockets

CAMERA prompts correction of an NPR article which erroneously implied that Palestinian rocket fire last week solely targeted the Israeli town of Sderot. In fact, Palestinians fired at numerous communities across southern Israel.

The Forward Delegitimizes Pro-Israel Activism

Just as the claim that the IDF commits atrocities is an attempt to limit the ability of Jews to defend themselves physically, the claims that groups that defend Israel or fight antisemitism are somehow shady, engaging in immoral tactics, is an attempt to limit the Jews' ability to defend themselves rhetorically.

Vox: Explaining the News, Improvising on the Facts

Too often, Vox reporters give the impression they're improvising their way through the news, delivering "facts" that might feel right to the reporter, but aren't actually true. Most recently: Vox claims Palestinian rockets in the days before the 2014 Gaza war were a "response" to Israeli airstrikes.

Incomplete AP Captions on Israel Mislead

AP photo captions mislead with critical omissions: Israel identified a reported cultural center bombed in Gaza as a Hamas facility. Also, Prime Minister Netanyahu criticized protesters not only for waving Palestinian flags but also for chanting, "With blood and fire, we will redeem Palestine."

Daily Mail Can’t Confirm “Alleged” Palestinian Rocket Attacks

By repeatedly referring to "alleged" rockets fired from Gaza and further qualifying these attacks with scare quotes, The Daily Mail's Sara Malm signals that she can't be sure that Hamas really did launch 180 rockets and mortars towards Israel in 24 hours.

Episcopal Bishop Gayle Harris Said “I Was There” When She Wasn’t

Bishop Gayle Harris from the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts is starting to backtrack on stories she told at her church's General Convention in July. Speaking at the House of Bishops on July 13, 2018, Harris said she was "there" when a 15-year-old boy was shot 10 times in the back. In a statement issued on Aug. 9, 2018, she admits she was passing the story on second hand when she told the story to her fellow Episcopalians in July.

Haaretz Corrects Headline About Knesset Speaker’s Rejection of Arabic Letter

CAMERA's Israel office prompts correction of headline in Haaretz's English edition which inaccurately stated that the Knesset speaker refused to sign a letter because it was in Arabic. As the Hebrew headline correctly noted, Yuli Edelstein refused to sign a letter he could not understand, and had it translated into Hebrew so he could sign it.

In Gaza Flare-Up, New York Times Obscures Cause and Effect

Following a well-worn pattern, The New York Times is again downplaying Palestinian belligerence, this time obscuring the fact that intensive Palestinian rocket attacks against southern Israel prompted a wave of Israeli airstrikes on Hamas sites in the Gaza Strip in the last 24 hours.

Has Coverage of Israel’s Nation-State Law Been Sober and Factual?

One can debate the merits and demerits of a law while presenting the facts accurately. Indeed, that is the role of a journalist. Both news stories and opinion columns should be based on accurate facts without overstatement or distortion. Unfortunately, many in the mainstream media have failed in these respects.  

CAMERA Op-Ed: Palestinians Have an Anti-Peace Plan

The PA and its leaders have a long and tragic history of rejecting peace and proliferating terror, irrespective of who sits in the White House. And the press, responsible in large measure for crafting the first draft of history, would do well to record it.

Reuters Corrects About Israel’s Capital, New Law About Speakers in Schools

CAMERA prompts Reuters to correct after an article erroneously referred to Tel Aviv as shorthand for Israel. The news agency also corrected a headline which inaccurately stated that a new Israeli laws "bans some left-wing groups," while the law in question also affects right-wing groups which take action against Israel's army.

AP Corrects Headline, Article: Israel Didn’t Shutter Crossing

Following communication from CAMERA, AP corrects a headline and article which incorrectly stated that Israel shuttered the cargo crossing into the Gaza Strip. In fact, today's new limitations suspends the transfer of fuel and gas until Sunday, but food and medicine are still crossing through Kerem Shalom.

The Use of Labels in NY Times Advocacy Reporting

Adjectives and labels are used to influence rather than inform; they are the weapons of journalists who prefer advocacy journalism over objective reporting. The frequent use of labels by Times reporters demonstrate how far they've strayed from their stated mission of independent and deep reporting.

AFP Corrects Captions about Rockets “Reportedly” Fired from Gaza

CAMERA prompts corrections to Agence France Presse captions which had originally referred to rockets "reportedly fired from the Gaza Strip," as if origin of the punishing rocket attacks had yet to be confirmed. (In fact, Hamas had already claimed responsibility, an unusual step.)