A CNN slideshow promising "Everything You Need to Know About Yom Kippur" instead delivered a bizarre, inaccurate, and irresponsible lecture about the Jewish holiday's purported focus on "Jewish corruption."
Twenty-five years after the Oslo Accords, many media outlets, and a new "documentary" from HBO, omit the reasons for their failure. Those watching the HBO film are presented with superficial history and images, with much of the real story left on the cutting room floor.
When the Israeli army disputed Hamas account which blamed Israel for the death of 12-year-old Shady Abdel-Aal, AP rose to the journalistic challenge with accurate coverage. Reuters responsibly corrected when presented with information contradicting Hamas. AFP, in contrast, has yet to correct even as Hamas itself has backtracked.
In a gross violation of journalistic ethics and the network's own published guidelines against editorializing in news stories, Deutsche Welle Arabic television anchorwoman Dima Tarhini editorialized that Palestinian moves against Israel at the International Criminal Court is "a step we have been waiting for a long time."
Over the two-day Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) holiday, the New York Times greeted its Jewish readers with a one-two punch of news stories that strayed from fact-based reporting to attack supporters of the Jewish state and denigrate a widely accepted definition of anti-Semitism.
Mahmoud Abbas, the head of the Palestinian Authority (PA), the entity that rules the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) has been appointed to lead a terrorist organization. But as CAMERA noted in a Washington Jewish Week Op-Ed, the media has stayed silent about the purported "peace partner's" new job.
CAMERA takes to the pages of The Washington Post to address the paper's coverage of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). CAMERA tells the paper's readers about UNRWA's politicized definition of "refugee" and the organization's documented links to terror groups.
Doctors Without Borders gunman Hani Majdalawi "didn't even know how to use a weapon," said his brother Osama in The Los Angeles Times, casting doubt on the Israeli charge. A post earlier on Osama's Facebook page, however, boasted that Hani "bought the weapon with his own money." Osama cites hackers as at fault for the discrepancy.
AP corrects a caption which ignored the key outcome of Jibril Rajoub's press conference Monday: the Palestinian soccer official announced he would appeal FIFA's sanctions put in place after he called on fans to burn Messi shirts. Separately, editors correct an erroneous reference to a star of David and "Palestine flag."
Evidence of Germany’s affinity for Iran—and vice versa—is abundant, if often ignored by press and policymakers alike. The underreported relationship between the two nations stretches back more than a century and has profound implications for the future.
The Islamic Republic of Iran continues to solely blame the U.S. for a 1953 coup of its democratically elected prime minister. And many Western news outlets continue to sell the mullah's story. But as CAMERA noted in The Washington Times, the truth is more complicated—and the facts have long been available to the media.
The news pages of American media outlets have completely ignored the British firestorm following the revelation of Jeremy Corbyn's 2013 remark, widely regarded as anti-Semitic, that "British Zionists" lack "English irony" and "don't want to study history."
Months after numerous Israeli journalists determined a Channel 11 report claiming Prime Minister Netanyahu demanded that the National Library build an underground bunker to house his father's work was baseless, Haaretz's Uri Misgav repeats the story. Instead of correcting, editors add the library's denial.
Roll Call argues that the Democratic Party is increasingly disenchanted with Israel—and implies that the Jewish state is to blame for this shift. But the newspaper relies on both superficial history and untrustworthy sources to reach its preordained conclusion.
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.
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.
Media coverage of the delayed transfer of tons of mail sent to West Bank Palestinians doesn't deliver the full story, omitting crucial details along with relevant context and erasing nuance.
Lutheran leaders and peacemakers, including Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton have a tough time mentioning Hamas's misdeeds in their public statements about the suffering in Gaza.
Gayle Harris, Suffragan Bishop for the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, has apologized for presenting unsubstantiated atrocity stories against Israel during her church’s General Convention in July.
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.
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.
CAMERA prompts correction of a Los Angeles Times article which erroneously stated that Gazans launched "dozens" of flaming kites and balloons at Israel since March 30. In fact, Palestinian arsonists have launched dozens of incendiary attacks on a daily basis.
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.
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.
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."
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.
In their recent reports, both Foreign Policy Magazine and The Washington Post omit UNRWA’s ties to terror groups and promotion of anti-Jewish violence. UNRWA, as CAMERA highlighted in a recent Op-Ed, has a long and sordid history—and the media should report it, not cover it up.
A BBC article about Palestinian rocket attacks on Israel, and Israel's retaliatory strikes in Gaza, engages in "last-first" reporting, strips away context and introduces a factual inaccuracy, claiming that Hamas targeted a military vehicle when in fact terrorists fired at civilian vehicles.
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.
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.
Agence France Presse captions identify a site hit by Israel's air force as a "tourist resort" in Khan Yunis, Gaza. The army spokesman tells CAMERA: it's a training facility for Hamas' naval commando unit.
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.
The Christian Science Monitor recently published an article highlighting Israel's policy of helping Syrians injured as a result of the Syrian Civil War.
The role of a shill is to conceal any nefarious intent by the huckster, to protect the sheen of the product.
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.
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.