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.
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.
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. . . "
April 27 UPDATE: Months after MSNBC declined to immediately make clear that Israel does not burn Palestinian villages, Rep. Ro Khanna appeared on Mehdi Hasan's show and commendably stated: "I vehemently correct that." The incorrigible Hasan took the opportunity to further smear Israel.
CAMERA prompts the Associated Press to clarify a misleading report that Israel "refus[ed] to accept responsibility for vaccinating the Palestinians," citing Gaza, the West Bank and east Jerusalem. The amended copy now notes Israel's vaccination of Jerusalem Palestinians and more than 100,000 West Bank Palestinians.
CAMERA prompts AP correction of numerous captions which misidentified Palestinians clashing with police at Jerusalem's Damascus Gate as "worshippers."
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.
An April 17, 2021 Washington Post report, entitled “Biden’s relationship with Israel shaping up to be less cozy than his predecessors,” is littered with misleading omissions, questionable claims and inaccuracies. The dispatch misinforms readers and actively editorializes.
The findings of an "AP investigation" into an alleged settlement construction boom during Trump's era are indistinguishable from those of Peace Now. AP completely ignores official data from Israel which show a decline, not growth, in building of homes across the Green Line.
“Joe Biden,” a Politico headline blared on April 6, 2021, “is not planning to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” This may or may not be true. But what is clear is that Politico isn’t interested in providing readers with the truth about the conflict.
A New York Times book review repeats the falsehood that Edward Said grew up in Jerusalem and fled Palestine in 1947, a myth that the paper twice previously corrected, most recently last month.
"Intelligence officials in the U.S. and Israel implicate Tel Aviv," says a Times subheading, using the common journalistic practice of referring to a nation's capital city as shorthand for the country's government.
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.
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.
NBC has corrected an erroneous reference to 3400-year-old pottery originating from "Palestine." The did not take on the name "Palestine" until more than 1500 years later.
Yehudit Karp, a former deputy attorney general of Israel, is no doubt well aware of the numerous cases in which Israel's High Court ruled in favor of Palestinian rights. Why, then, does she dismiss this meaningful record of on-the-ground impact as window-dressing?
Apparently emboldened by MSNBC's failure to broadcast a clarification debunking the grotesque falsehood that Israel is burning down Palestinian villages, host Mehdi Hasan moves on to a new libel: an Israeli sniper targeted a Palestinian child.
In a violation of both the network's Code of Conduct along with German law, Deutsche Welle Arabic host Youcef Boufidjeline says he "respects" the bigoted position of a Jordanian MP who refuses to sit on a panel with an Israeli.
About Jesus's birthplace, where the vaccine is less available, New York Times readers would reasonably conclude — wrongly — that, unlike Jerusalem, there were no crowds in churches, no celebrations on the street.
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.
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.
In a span of twenty-four hours the Washington Post published two deeply misleading reports that were heavy on omissions and light on facts and context. The newspaper promoted questionable polls and an anti-Israel pundit to subtly push for the annihilation of the Jewish state.
NPR and WBUR's radio program Here and Now had misplaced the location of Cave of Horror, where new fragments of Dead Sea Scrolls were found.
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.
Jay Electronica was nominated for an award for an album that contained antisemitic lyrics. The award ceremony also included Tamika Mallory and Dua Lipa.
While CBC contorts itself to avoid stating that the newly uncovered Dead Sea scrolls were found in Israel, Al Hurra yesterday published a straightforward correction of its Arabic report.
CAMERA prompts correction of an NBC story which erroneously stated that newly uncovered Dead Sea Scrolls had been found in the West Bank. In fact, they were found within Israel's pre-1967 armistice line, or "Green Line."
A documentary critical of Israel and its Christian supporters in the United States scheduled to appear on PBS stations on March 29, the second day of Passover, includes a fake quote attributed to former U.S. President Donald Trump.
CAMERA prompts corrections at Business Insider, along with Israeli media outlets Times of Israel and i24 News, which had erroneously reported that Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit determined that a planned pre-election visit to Israel by Pfizer's Albert Bourla would constitute prohibited election propaganda.
CAMERA Arabic prompts correction of an i-24 Arabic report which erroneously stated that Ahlam Tamimi was merely "accused" of participating in the Sbarro bombing. In fact, she was convicted and also boasts of her role in the deadly 2001 terror attack.
CAMERA prompts correction of another instance of "Haaretz, Lost in Translation." While the Hebrew edition correctly reported that Jordan cancelled the crown prince's planned visit to Al Aqsa mosque, the English edition erred that Israel cancelled.
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
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?
Numerous AFP captions whitewash Marwan Barghouti as a "veteran fighter" who spent nearly two decades is Israeli prison and who is dubbed by some as a "Palestinian Mandela." The captions make no mention of his multiple convictions for murder, along with other terror crimes.
CAMERA prompts clarification of an Associated Press article which had quoted without challenge a Palestinian worker who wrongly stated that Palestinians laborers are not eligible for an Israeli work permit unless they received the covid-19 vaccine.
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.
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.
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.
Writing in POLITICO Magazine, two former U.S. officials hope for the new administration to punish Israel and Gulf Arab states. But as CAMERA noted in the Times of Israel, their suggested strategy leaves much to be desired.
AFP's coverage of three Gaza fisherman killed in an explosion Sunday strikingly omits multiple indications originating from the Palestinian side that a misfired Hamas rocket was responsible for the fatalities.
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.
Haaretz corrects that Khitam, the Gaza woman featured in the documentary "Three Times Divorced," had no status in Israel because her Israeli ex-husband had never secured her an Israeli ID, much less citizenship. Contrary to the Op-Ed's claim, she did not lose Israeli citizenship due to her divorce.
Although Ari Melber's discussion with Felicia Schwartz was better than some of the network's earlier coverage, there were still some material factual omissions.
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.
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."
It seems that, just as the Washington Post puts an anti-Israel narrative before facts, Palestinian leadership puts politics before public health—the exact charge that reporters and comedians alike have laid at the Jewish state’s doorstep.
Newsweek's Tom O'Connor gives ample space to Syrian/Iranian/Russian claims that Israel is "terrorizing" Syria and endangering civilians, while treating Iran's military entrenchment in Syria as nothing more than an Israeli accusation about Iran "mak[ing] life a bit uncomfortable."
The Washington Post's editorial board has published another attack on Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu. But as CAMERA noted in JNS, the Post's real problem is how it views the Israel-US relationship.
An episode of the program “Nurses” featured offensive caricatures of Hasidic Jews, portraying them as both bigoted and anti-science; meanwhile, Joy Reid repeats the debunked vaccine libel.
Netanyahu's annexation plan involved parts of Area C of the West Bank, including the Jordan Valley and settlements elsewhere in the territory, amounting to a total of some 30 percent of the disputed West Bank. He had not threatened to annex the "entire" West Bank.
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.”
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."
Saturday Night Live's satirical news report about Israel withholding vaccines from non-Jews is only a slight departure from NBC's repeated false but actual news items demonizing Israel as derelict in its supposed responsibility to vaccinate Palestinians.
CAMERA calls on officials at NBCUniversal to apologize for the broadcast of an antisemitic segment on Saturday Night Live (SNL) and to retract the defamatory falsehood that Israel is “burning down Palestinian villages” aired earlier this month on MSNBC.
Shehada portrays legal proceedings against Issa Amro as based on "nonviolent resistance," but Amro was convicted of assault.
The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis (CAMERA) calls on Rev. Professor Ioan Sauca, interim general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), to distance the WCC from the dishonest and incendiary remarks about Israel made by WCC’s Frank Chikane during a Feb. 6, 2021 webinar.
"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?
Fox News' repeated misidentification of a 2010 photograph of Palestinian children lined up at a soup kitchen fuels false propaganda about "Palestinian kids in cages."
Using an Israeli film as a base point, Amanpour’s panel discussion echoed Palestinian propaganda. Panelist Helal criticized recent U.S. Middle East diplomats, adding pejoratively, “they were all Jewish.”
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 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."
The latest version of coronavirus libel accuses Israel of not vaccinating Palestinians because they are not of Jewish ethnicity. But, as CAMERA explains in a JNS column, this charge is as absurd as it is false.
CAMERA prompts correction of a Haaretz Op-Ed in which MK Heba Yazbak incorrectly stated that Israeli police solved zero murders in the Arab community, versus 70 percent in the Jewish community. In fact, according to Haaretz's own figures, 22 percent of murders were solved in the Arab sector, versus 53 percent in the Jewish sector.
The term carries disturbing baggage from the Nazi era. The New Yorker has also uncritically adopted many of B'Tselem's other problematic and false claims.
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'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.
Filmmaker and pastor Todd Morehead carries himself like a surfer dude, but in his recent film, "Hope in the Holy Land," he demonstrates an unflinching eye toward obstacles to peace in Palestinian society.
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.
Fareed Zakaria’s Sunday broadcasts often misinform about Israel. Such was the case in the discussion about the COVID vaccinating experience of various countries. Zakaria mentioned Israel’s success but then added a caveat.
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.
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.
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.
NBC, AFP, and the publicly-funded NPR all amplified the bogus “Jewish supremacy” charge that is reminiscent of David Duke's writing.
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.
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.
In English (but not French), AFP falsely reports that Israeli Public Minister Amir Ohana "said Palestinian prisoners would be the last to get inoculated" with the coronavirus vaccine. In fact, the minister's statement late last month was that prison staff would be vaccinated at that time, but not 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.
The invocation by B’Tselem of the term “supremacy” seems designed to latch on to trends in American politics. In fact, however, the language of “Jewish supremacy” recalls the title of David Duke’s 2002 book.
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.”
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.
The 2014 kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens are indelibly seared into the nation's collective memory, so why does Haaretz's English edition repeatedly misreport basic facts about the victims? The paper had previously corrected after calling the young civilians "soldiers."
A Jan. 12, 2021 Washington Post report slanders Israel. Post World Views columnist Ishaan Tharoor willfully misrepresents the COVID-19 vaccination situation among Israelis and Palestinians. Tharoor omits key facts, ignores relevant reports and documents, and twists words.
CAMERA prompts correction of a Haaretz Op-Ed by international lawyer Shannon Maree Torrens which falsely claimed that Israel had refused a WHO request to provide Palestinian health workers with the vaccine. As The Independent had already clarified, in "informal discussions," Israel indicated willingness to explore the option.
By failing to correct the false claim that Palestinian prisoner Kamal Abu Waer, sick with cancer, died in prison, when in fact he passed away in a hospital, AP plays into baseless Palestinian propaganda that Israel denies Palestinian prisoners adequate medical care.
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.
Why does NBC note anti-Israel NGOs' false claim that Israeli is allegedly legally responsible for providing West Bank and Gaza Palestinians with the coronavirus vaccine, while ignoring the contractual obligations, as spelled out in the Oslo Accords, which explicitly state otherwise?
The Palestinian commitment to abide by Israeli regulations concerning pharmaceutical imports nullifies the Palestinian commitment to vaccinate its population is one of James Zogby's numerous absurd, unchallenged claims on the MSNBC segment.
When mainstream publications award accolades to antisemitic materials, they contribute to the normalization of antisemitism.
Last week, AFP's Israel-related coverage took on a turn towards the fantastical. First, there was the embarrassing misidentification of Yad Vashem as Judaism's holiest day. Then, the wire service bizarrely maintained that the Israeli city of Bat Yam is known for its retired Mossad agents,
CAMERA last night elicited a commendable on the air correction of the previous week's PBS "NewsHour Weekend" edition which had grossly inflated the number of Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon and overstated the percentage of the registered refugees living in refugee camps.
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.
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.
CAMERA prompts correction of an Agence France Presse article which inexplicably misidentified Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial museum in Jerusalem, as the holiest day in the Jewish year. Judaism's holiest day is Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.
The Associated Press (AP) and Reuters coverage of the Hanan Ashrawi resignation used by a multitude of media outlets large and small, merely echoed the resignation announcement and depicted her only in positive terms. Meanwhile CNN’s Amanpour even partnered with Ashrawi to defame Israel.
"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.
The Christian Science Monitor, based in Boston’s Christian Science Center, is a weekly in print, daily online publication that differs little from mainstream news magazines. It has previously provided material biased against Israel. Such is the case with the Abdulkarim/Luck December report.
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.
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.
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.
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.
under its current editor, Fr. Matt Malone, S.J., America Magazine relies extensively on reporting from the Catholic News Service, which has been a persistent source of anti-Israel bias over the years. This is a problem.
"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.
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 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.
"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.
CBS has failed to correct the straightforward factual error in a Nov. 21 article and headline that former spy Jonathan Pollard is free to "return to Israel." He has never before lived in Israel.
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.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas just turned 85 years old. Increasingly autocratic, Abbas is in the fifteenth year of a single elected four-year term. As CAMERA told Newsweek, Abbas has no clear successor, and a crisis looms.
In covering Saeb Erekat’s legacy as a Palestinian official, CNN revisited its historical deleterious role in misleading viewers about the Palestinian conflict with Israel.
Palestinian leaders have openly rejected a Jewish state alongside a Palestinian state. Why do NBC and Martin Indyk suggest otherwise?
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.
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.
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.
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.
An event featuring a known airline hijacker was whitewashed as "an event around Palestinians."
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."
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 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.
Echoing false information initially released by Palestinian government sources, The Los Angeles Times falsely reports that Saeb Erekat was transferred to a hospital near Tel Aviv for treatment of coronavirus. The fact that he was actually treated in a Jerusalem hospital is a politically inconvenient fact.
A Nov. 1, 2020 news article about the Abraham Accords lamented the lack of a permanent peace deal between Israel and Palestinians. But as CAMERA told Post readers: it is not that peace is "elusive"; Palestinian leaders have shown time and again that they're not interested.
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'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.
CAMERA prompted corrections in Times of Israel articles which erroneously reported that the Israeli policy of administrative detention is illegal under international law. In addition, editors correct misreporting on Israel's High Court rulings concerning Palestinian hunger striker Maher Akhras.
Though Anadolu, a Turkish state-run news service, and its partner Getty Images, last week corrected a caption which had misidentified the demands of photographed protesters demonstrating in Jerusalem, numerous NBC sites have yet to set the record straight.
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.
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.
The broadcast suggests that there would have been a decent chance for a realistic peace agreement with the Palestinians if not for the 1995 assassination of Yitzhak Rabin. This notion is detached from reality.
When Saeb Erekat was admitted to Hadassah Hospital, others may have seen a story about Israeli generosity. But not the Post.
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.
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.
A Reuters caption accompanying a photograph of shoes embellished with the words "Trump" and "Balfour" in Arabic claims that the words express the Palestinian shoemaker's anger against President Trump's policies, ignoring that "Balfour" expresses anger at Israel's very existence.
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.
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."
CAMERA prompts corrections in English, Hebrew and Arabic after Israeli and Jewish media outlets relied on a report in Sky News Arabia which inflated Zogby poll findings about Arab support for normalization with Israel. Only the Conservative Washington Examiner is the outlier, failing to set the record straight.
Several Palestinian NGOs, many reliant on foreign funding, have links to U.S.-designated terror groups. Yet, the Palestinian Authority is seeking to prevent these NGOs from signing anti-terror clauses. And the media is providing cover.
After CAMERA's communication with editors, the New York Times corrected a story that misrepresented violence on board the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara.
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 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.