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

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

      AFP Corrects: Egypt Also Borders Gaza

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

      Associated Press: Advancing Partisanship in Israel Coverage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Improved Haaretz Story on Midhat Saleh Adds Terror, Iranian Link

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

      Haaretz Gets Lost On E-1 Construction, Contiguity

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

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

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

      Haaretz Amends Headline on Suspected Arsonist

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

      The Washington Post’s Opinion Page Calls Out Antisemitism

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

      New Carter Bio Repeats Carter’s Old anti-Israel Lies

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

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

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

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

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

      CNN’s Jerusalem Storytelling Tainted by Partisanship, Bigotry

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

      A Conference Fighting Durban’s Bigotry

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

      CAMERA Fellow Featured in ISGAP Book

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

      POLITICO Hides RFK Assassin’s Hatred for Israel

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

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

      What is "Jewish Voice for Peace"? It is an anti-Semitic hate group that masquerades as a Jewish social justice, peace-promoting organization and the mainstream media has been derelict in covering up for it. CAMERA's backgrounder, which has been expanded and updated, evidences the destructive, hate-mongering nature of the group, most recently with a September 10th instagram message that demonstrates its radical anti-Jewish bigotry.

      CNN Erases Jews from the Story of Jerusalem

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

      Once Again, The Washington Post Politicizes Antisemitism

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      NPR Promotes Palestinian Narrative on Jerusalem

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      SIPA USA, Raw Anti-Israel Incitement in Real Time

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

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

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

      CAMERA Op-Ed: Antisemitism Has Helped Destroy Lebanon

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

      CNN Mangles Jerusalem’s History

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

      In Arabic, France 24’s Jerusalem Coverage Is Abysmal

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

      Lebanese Patriarch’s change of heart is a real miracle

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

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

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

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

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

      The Philadelphia Inquirer Misleads About Israel

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

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

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

      CAMERA Op-Ed: Hamas Wants the West Bank

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

      NPR Slipping Back to Its Anti-Israel, Biased Reporting

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

      AFP Misleads on ‘Newly-Established’ Eviatar

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

      Open Letter to Los Angeles Times Leadership

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

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

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

      AFP Clarifies On Israel’s Family Unification Law

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

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

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

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

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

      AP Answers Call of “Palestine Coverage” Crusaders

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

      Daily Beast Errs on Hamas Tunnels, Gaza Unemployment

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

      Times of Israel Clarifies Land Status of Evyatar Outpost

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

      WCC Will Impose Discipline on Its Jerusalem Presence, Sauca Declares

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

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

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

      What’s Disproportional is the Criticism of Israel

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

      In The New Republic, Dalia Hatuqa Pulverizes The Facts

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

      NPR Misleads Three Times on Hamas Arson Attacks

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

      AP’s Muddled Coverage on Arson Attacks and Airstrikes

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

      Another Deception Discovered in “‘Til Kingdom Come”

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

      Los Angeles Times’ Journalism in ‘Smoking Ruins’

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

      Updated June 14: Scientific American Removes Article Promoting BDS

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

      Has Christian Century Turned a Corner? Maybe . . .

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

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

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

      The Washington Post Pushes a ‘One-State Solution’

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

      Deutsch Welle Corrects Tel Aviv Errors

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

      Boston Globe Cartoon Lies by Inversion

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

      Myths and Facts: New York Times  Gaza Edition

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

      Deutsche Welle Corrects: Hamas Doesn’t Accept Two States

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

      Who lit the match that started the fire?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      AFP Gaza Coverage Rife With Errors, Omissions

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

      World Council of Churches Assists in Propaganda War Against Israel

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

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

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

      Elizabeth Palmer’s CBS Inversion: Hamas Is Retaliating

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

      Sheikh Jarrah: The Facts

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

      The New York Daily News Omits More Than It Reports

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

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

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

      FOX News Mangles Reporting on Sheikh Jarrah

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

      UPDATED: The Washington Post’s Israel Problem

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

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

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

      Media Mislead on Palestinian Elections and Israel’s Oslo Obligations

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

      New York Times on Ramadan Events in Israel

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

      Filmmakers Knew Evangelicals Were Peacemakers, Defamed Them Anyway

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

      Human Rights Watch Report Maligns Israel with Lies on Top of Lies

      Human Rights Watch’s new report so full of errors and lies it is a disgrace, especially for an organization that claims – on the inside cover of the report – to “scrupulously investigate abuses” and “expose the facts widely.” For the abuses here were committed by Human Rights Watch, not by its habitual target Israel. It is time, at long last, for Human Rights watch to come clean and eliminate the hatred of Jews and Israel that are a cancer in the organization.
      MODERNA COVID-19 Vaccine

      Israel is Obligated to Vaccinate the Palestinians – and Other Myths

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

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

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

      CAMERA Prompts Correction on “Occupied Gaza”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Haaretz Op-Ed Misleads to Defend SNL “Joke”

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

      Forward Publishes Egregious Lie About Israeli Vaccinations

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

      The Anti-Semitic Rhetoric of Anti-Zionists

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

      Did Israel Accuse Iran of Environmental Terrorism?

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

      AP Corrects After Overstating Israeli Vaccination Rate

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

      Ynet Falsely Claims Hamas Committed to 2-State Solution

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

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

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

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

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

      The Stories Children (and The New York Times) Tell

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

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

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

      CNN’s Kiley Parrots B’Tselem Slanders

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

      Foreign Policy Magazine Whitewashes ‘Pay to Slay’

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

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

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

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

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

      Understanding B’tselem’s “Apartheid” Libel

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

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

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

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

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

      CAMERA Op-Ed: A Historian Who Forgets History

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

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

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

      NPR Misleads on Vaccines for Palestinian Prisoners

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

      In the Guardian, Antisemites are Authorities on Antisemitism

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

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

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

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

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

      Reuters’ Gaza Parkour Article Contorts on Israeli-Egyptian Blockade

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

      PBS’ NewsHour Joins the Fundraising Campaign on Behalf of UNRWA

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

      AP Falsely Casts Israel As Responsible For Providing Palestinians With Vaccines

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

      A Promised Land: Obama’s Memoirs Malign Israel

      A Promised Land
      By Barack Obama
      Crown Publishing, 2020

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

      NPR Fabricates News Hook To Revive Apartheid Canard

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

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

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

      What Time Won’t Tell You About BDS

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

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

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

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

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

      Forbes’ Fundraising Appeal on Behalf of UNRWA

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

      The Battle Over Defining Antisemitism

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

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

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

      MSNBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin Pushes False Narrative of Dispossession

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

      Axios Whitewashes an Apologist for Palestinian Terrorism

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

      Haaretz Corrects False Depiction of Ethiopian Jews Violating Coronavirus Regulations

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

      Reuters Errs on ‘Palestinian Soldiers’

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

      CNN Corrects on Israel’s Capital, West Bank Settlement

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

      Reuters Errs on ‘New Settlement’ in Golan Heights

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

      Foreign Policy Serves Up Anti-Israel Propaganda

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

      CBS Falsely Alleges Demolition of Palestinian ‘Village’

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

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

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

      Politico Plays Defense for Anti-Israel Groups

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

      Time to Bring Anti-Zionist Anachronisms to An End

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

      VOA Corrects: Israel Not Advancing 5000 Settlements

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

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

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

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

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

      The Joint List Rejects Peace—and the Media Rejects Coverage

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

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

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