The BLM Movement and Antisemitism

The question of whether to embrace the Black Lives Matter movement and its leadership as a whole and ignore or dismiss anti-Zionism/antisemitism coming from within it as relatively inconsequential or to call it out for institutional antisemitism has become a point of contention within the Jewish community. What are the arguments on each side?

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.

Christian Science Monitor Corrects About ‘Electrified’ Fence

In response to communication from CAMERA, The Christian Science Monitor corrected a Facebook post which falsely described Israel's West Bank security barrier as "electrified." Outfitted with electronic sensors and cameras for monitoring purposes, it is not "electrified."

AP Corrects Captions Which Erroneously Stated Israel Barred Protests

CAMERA prompts correction of Associated Press photo captions which wrongly reported that Israel banned protests due to coronavirus restrictions. Demonstrators were limited to socially-distanced protests within one kilometer from their homes, but protests were not barred.

Fareed Zakaria’s Anti-Israel Bias Surfaces Again on CNN

Zakaria’s discussion of the current normalization of relations between Israel and Arab Gulf states unsurprisingly includes misleading claims and falsehoods. This is consistent with the CNN culture of bias against the Jewish state which has been documented by CAMERA.

NY Times Recasts Nazis, Collaborator, as Anti-Zionists

If an antisemitic leader works hand-in-hand with antisemitic Nazis to spread anti-Jewish propaganda and encourage Nazi soldiers, why does the New York Times avoid describing the partnership as antisemitic? Apparently, it's because this particular Nazi ally was a Palestinian leader.

MSNBC Corrects on Settlements, Oslo Accords

CAMERA prompts corrections at MSNBC's "Morning Joe" after Keir Simmons erroneously reported "Over the past two decades over 600,000 Jewish settlers have built communities in parts of east Jerusalem and the West Bank, land promised to the Palestinians for a future state."

To the Washington Post, Palestinians Can Only Be Victims

The Washington Post's reporting on the Israel-Islamist conflict has fallen back to a well-worn habit: infantilizing Palestinians. Recent Post reports have taken to treating Palestinians as perpetual victims, depriving them of independent agency.