What is "Jewish Voice for Peace"? It is an anti-Semitic hate group that masquerades as a Jewish social justice, peace-promoting organization. While the mainstream media has been derelict in covering up for it, the evidence must speak for itself.
For more than forty years, press and policymakers have been misreading the Islamic Republic of Iran. In four decades, The Washington Post, for example, has gone from comparing regime founder Ayatollah Khomeini to Gandhi, to presenting a regime apparatchik and 9/11 truther as a "moderate."
While other groups claim that Jews should not be permitted to live as a minority among Palestinians in the West Bank, Amnesty goes even farther, targeting the ability of Jews to travel there to see their own history.
After initially reporting that abuses carried out by employees of the international monitoring group in Hebron were "alleged," Haaretz's English edition corrects, acknowledging that videos documented the vandalism and violence.
CAMERA prompts correction after Haaretz incorrectly reported that Palestinians were evicted from their homes to make way for an archaeological attraction in Shiloh.
The Washington Post uses unattributed Palestinian officials and shady NGOs as sources in a lengthy report on an archaeological dig in Jerusalem.
One month after The New York Times was slammed for publishing an Alice Walker interview which promoted an antisemitic book, the "paper of record" cuts out the antisemitic "dual loyalty" slur from Representative Rashida Tlaib's tweet.
CAMERA secured an NBC correction after the network mistakenly reversed the sequence of Iran's rocket attack and Israel's response.
Haaretz's Mordechai Kremnitzer cites the manslaughter indictment of a Jewish teen accused of throwing a rock which killed Aisha Mohammed Rabi to compare Israel to Weimar Germany, a smear that he bases on the false suggestion that Palestinians suspected of the same crime against Jews are invariably charged with murder.
The rise in antisemitism is troubling. So is the media's growing tendency to politicize, obfuscate, omit—and even perpetuate—antisemitic tropes.
"Time to Break the Silence on Palestine" demands Michelle Alexander's New York Times Op-Ed, as if the very same paper has not been publishing a daily drumbeat of material focused on alleged Israeli crimes, real and imagined. The only "silence on Palestine" has been on Palestinian conduct, as the paper's own public editor noted in 2014.
The Washington Post used an obituary for former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Arens to belittle the current prime minister of Israel. The obituary displayed the newspaper's anti-Netanyahu zeal and its inability to present readers with the full story.
Despite all the braggadocio from church leaders at the UCC’s 2015 General Synod about not profiting from Israeli companies that do business in the West Bank at their church’s 2015 General Synod, the denomination’s pension and endowment funds are still doing exactly that — four years later.
Of late, the Forward seems to be on an ongoing quest to find new ways to surpass previous lows.
Journalists and policymakers often write of "the Arab street" as if it were a monolith. Yet, by overstating the impact that close ties with Israel would have on relations with Arab nations, generations of policymakers and pundits have been getting "the street" wrong.
"What does it show?" Reuters Handbook of Journalism says captions must answer this question. Why then have Reuters captions repeatedly whitewashed Palestinian attacks against Israelis as "incidents," not even stating that an attack took place?
In response to communication from CAMERA’s Israel office, the Associated Press Thursday corrected an article which incorrectly referred to Palestine.
In reporting on the opening of Route 4370 in the West Bank, some in the media got a little to excited about anti-Israel talking points, using them as if they are appropriate journalistic synonyms.
CAMERA prompts correction after an AFP story about Mehdi Nemmouche, accused of killing four in the 2014 terror attack at a Brussels Jewish museum, opened with a description of him as a "'very polite' Frenchman."
Reuters reported that legislation stalled in the Senate had a measure "to punish Americans who boycott Israel." The bill narrowly applied only to companies -- not private individuals -- engaged in inter-state or international boycott activity.
Jonathan Weisman, the deputy Washington editor of the New York Times, stumbles on the facts as he describes — or is it prescribes? — a rift between American and Israeli Jews. The New York Times is aware of the piece's factual errors, but they remain uncorrected.
2018 was CAMERA's biggest year yet. From prompting a record number of corrections, to expanding student programs, check out some of CAMERA's accomplishments from the past year!
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei might have a soft white beard, but the New York Times shouldn't to confuse him with Santa Claus. In his desire to dominate neighboring countries, the Iranian leader has contributed to the destabilizing of Lebanon and other Arab states.
What were the biggest failures in 2018 media coverage of Israel? In April, The New York Times published what Amb. Dani Dayan called “the correction of the year” after the Gray Lady wrote that Palestinian Authority payments to terrorists and their families are a “far-right conspiracy theory.” A lot happened since April.
In a 4700-word story about a Palestinian medic killed in Gaza border violence, there is no mention of the thousand Hamas rockets fired into Israel in 2018 and Israeli families sleeping in shelters. There is no mention of Hamas chieftains leading chants of "Death to Israel."
In a Christmas Day article featuring a New Testament professor who debunks myths surrounding the Nativity scene, The San Diego Union-Tribune introduces a myth of its own, falsely casting Jesus' relatives as Palestinian.
Haaretz publishes two Op-Eds demonizing Israel, maintaining that Hamas is a legitimate guerilla organization while Israeli soldiers are terrorists, and arguing that "price tag" vandals are no less than "the Jewish KKK," similar to the American KKK "at its height."
Coverage of Jerusalem Beitar soccer team is often plagued by double-standards, with misleadingly draw broad conclusions about Israeli society based on the behavior of one team and some of their fans. Sky Arabia goes one step further, falsely charging that for years the team has been Jewish-only.
Is journalist Hassan Isleih, who has praised the perpetrators of the Har Nof massacre, has called for violence, and voiced blatantly anti-Semitic sentiments, a reliable eyewitness?
A recent editorial evidences the New York Times' further descent into anti-Israel advocacy: It distorts the truth about BDS, justifying and sanitizing the anti-Semitic campaign.
An online blog is but the latest example of The Washington Post's tendency to omit the true objectives of the antisemitic boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement that seeks to eliminate the Jewish state.
CAMERA prompts correction of an AP article appearing in the State Journal-Register (Springfield, Ill.), which inaccurately reported that "Israel claimed the West Bank from the Palestinians in the 1967 Middle East War." In fact, prior to the Six Day War, the West Bank was under Jordanian control.
It is not news that author Alice Walker is a longstanding anti-Israel activist, that she frequently crosses the line into outright anti-Semitism, and that she promotes the theories of flagrant, anti-Jewish racist David Icke. Yet it is Alice Walker whom the NY Times featured in a book column, dutifully relaying her recommendation of Icke’s anti-Semitic book without any qualification or disclaimer.
Journalists habitually describe the U.N.'s anti-Israel animus as "perceived," or merely the view of "Israel and its supporters." But as CAMERA demonstrates in this Fox News Op-Ed, the United Nations has long been biased against the Jewish state; it's a fact, not an opinion.
For the third time, CAMERA prompts a Haaretz correction on Israel's "Nakba Law," which enables the Finance Minister to withhold funding from state-funded bodies which mourn the founding of Israel. Haaretz clarifies today that the law does not forbid discussion of the Palestinian "catastrophe" in public institutions.
CAMERA prompts corrections of a Los Angeles Times music review which misused the term "Palestine" and which also erroneously identified Egypt and Afghanistan as subject to President Donald Trump's travel ban.
The New York Times had described the Palestinian killing of unsuspecting Israelis waiting at a bus stop before he fled in a getaway car as a "bold" attack. The newspaper should do better. (And it eventually did.)
Numerous Agence France Presse photo captions state as fact Hamas' claim that four-year-old Ahmed Abu Abed died after being wounded by Israeli fire despite the fact that the agency itself reported that the circumstances of the death have not been independently verified.
Following communication from CAMERA, Haaretz removes a misleading characterization of Israeli settlements as "illegal" which had falsely implied that this was the position of President Bush, Sr.
The piece by a self-described “scholar of Palestinian history,” is rife with historical distortions, such as, the claim that Palestinians wished to "throw Jews into the sea" was a result of “an Israeli media campaign following the 1967 war."
After accurately reporting that never before has there been a Palestinian state, Newsweek deleted what it referred to as "an error that says no Palestinian state has ever existed." After CAMERA's intervention, Newsweek backtracked from its erroneous correction, but issued a misleading update that "the legal and historical status of a Palestinian state remains a subject of controversy and debate."
Is PBS doing its due diligence or offering itself as a mouthpiece for an Iranian propaganda campaign? The Iranian regime’s PR campaign to avoid Western sanctions is aimed at neutralizing criticism of Iran’s crimes, including its leaders’ hate rhetoric and eradicative threats against the Jewish state. A recent NewsHour report seemed to be echoing the same message.
Haaretz's Levy insists it's often "impossible" to criticize Israel in mainstream Western newspapers. Perhaps he's never read a mainstream Western newspaper?
Marc Lamont Hill's recent U.N. speech calling for the elimination of Israel should come as no surprise; despite efforts by the media to muddy the waters, both Hill and the U.N. committee he was addressing have a long history of opposing Jewish self-determination.
Marc Lamont Hill called for violent resistance. He called for a Palestine to exist instead of, and not alongside, Israel. He called for policies that would upend Israel’s demographic balance and disempower the Jews. Why are so many of his defenders gaslighting Hill's critics instead of defending the actual ideas promoted by the former CNN contributor?
CAMERA prompted a correction to a Washington Post headline, which incorrectly blamed Israel itself for the actions of private Israeli-founded firm
Airbnb's claim that settlements are “at the core of the dispute between Israelis and Palestinians” reflects a lack of understanding of the history of the region and of the history of the conflict itself.
Steven Fox, CEO of Veracity Worldwide, emphatically denies any connection to a Facebook page filled with antisemitic entries.
In French, Agence France Presse managed to report accurately on Doctors Without Borders' entreaty to Palestinian and Israeli authorities to address the healthcare situation in Gaza. Why couldn't they do it in English?
Following contact from CAMERA, The Hill quickly and commendably changed its breaking news headline on the firing of Hamas apologist and former CNN contributor Marc Lamont Hill.
It is no secret that Marc Lamont Hill is a radical who hates Israel, promotes anti-Israeli violence and terrorism, and advocates the violent elimination of the Jewish state. After asking how long would he continue as a political commentator on CNN, our question has been answered. The network has finally severed its ties with him.
Months after the Hamas-run Ministry of Health removed Laila al-Ghandour from the list of fatalities it blames on Israel, a caption in Reuters' Pictures of the Year 2018 falsely claims the infant died from inhaling tear gas at the Gaza border with Israel. In response to communication from CAMERA, Reuters corrects.
CAMERA prompts correction of a National Geographic article which contained an ahistorical reference to disputed West Bank land. At no point prior to the Oslo Accords did Palestinians control the disputed territories.
The anti-Israel indoctrination of high school students in Newton, Massachusetts continues. A teacher inculcates students with a deeply flawed history of the Arab-Israeli conflict in a senior elective class, while the superintendent assures parents that all is well.
After reporting yesterday that "Iran has never threatened to attack Israel," the Associated Press' unfortunate clarification today casts those very threats as a matter of Israeli perception, as opposed to reality.
CAMERA prompts correction of a letter-to-the-editor by Eitan Peled, former programming director for SJP at UCLA, for his false claim that there are "hundreds of Palestinian children in Israeli military prisons." No Palestinians, minors or otherwise, are held in Israeli military prisons.
Following communication from CAMERA, Haaretz clarifies its Airbnb coverage, making clear that the hospitality company's West Bank settlements boycott does not also extend to eastern Jerusalem. The New York Post likewise corrects the error.
CAMERA prompts correction of a CBSN report which falsely stated that Palestinians had fired "hundreds of rockets at Israel's military." CBSN corrects, stating that, in fact, Palestinians fired hundreds of rockets at Israeli cities and civilian targets.
The Washington Post continues to omit UNRWA's links to terrorist organizations and its promotion of anti-Jewish violence. The paper's coverage of UNRWA obfuscates and minimizes the truth about the organization.
CAMERA prompts correction of a New Yorker article which had falsely claimed that Israeli troops killed a Gaza fisherman "ostensibly for sailing past the six-mile limit," but the improved version still neglects to report that according to both Israeli and Palestinian sources, Nawaf Attar was approaching the Gaza security fence when he was shot dead.
Hezbollah, the Lebanese-based, Iranian-backed terror group, is set to control Lebanon’s Ministry of Public Health. Although Lebanon is ostensibly a U.S. ally—and a major recipient of U.S. aid—the fact that a terrorist group is about to control a major governmental post has received little to no coverage from the Western press.
An AFP infographic grossly minimizes the impact of Palestinian attacks on Israel while at the same time emphasizing the impact of Israel's military response on Gaza.
CBSN falsely reported yesterday that in this week's round of violence, "Palestinians have fired hundreds of rockets at Israel's military." In fact, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired several hundreds rockets at scores of Israeli communities – not Israel's military – targeting civilians across the country's south.
CAMERA Arabic has prompted correction of a France 24 Arabic article which erroneously reported that Panama, along with Paraguay, had moved its embassy to Jerusalem only to return it back to Tel Aviv.
CAMERA prompts correction of a Los Angeles Times article which had incorrectly blamed the Israeli blockade for unpaid salaries of civil servants in the Gaza Strip. In fact, Mahmoud Abbas' Palestinian Authority, not Israel, slashed Gaza salaries.
Just a day after a New York Times report obscured key details about Hamas rocket attacks — that they are fired by a terror organization, intentionally target civilian centers, and amount to war crimes — the newspaper published another piece that concealed Hamas responsibility, this time for the situation in the Gaza Strip
Ilhan Omar has tweeted, “Israel has hypnotized the world," and Rashida Tlaib has taken positions inconsistent with Israel's continued existence as a Jewish state, but some mainstream news outlets have ignored these views.
Why does the New York Times pretend Israeli civilians are "caught up in the fighting" between Hamas and Israel instead of acknowledging that Hamas targets Israeli civilians? Perhaps because that gets in the way of the newspaper's preferred "both sides" narrative.
The Washington Post in particular seems to have lost the plot, giving a platform to the leader of an Iranian-backed regime that targets journalists even while it condemns Khashoggi's alleged murder.
After misstating why critics believe an SJP poster depicting a kite endorses violence, NBC updated its article to discuss Palestinian attack kites.
The press has largely ignored an Oct. 29, 2018 report by the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS), which highlighted new documentation seized by Israel from Tehran’s “nuclear archive” which “indicates that Iran’s nuclear weaponization efforts did not stop after 2003.” That report upends a long-standing media narrative.
Although Western press outlets and policymakers often discuss the Quds Force’s role as a purveyor of terrorism, less known is the pivotal role that the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) played in creating the IRGC. Today’s IRGC is a beneficiary of what was arguably the preeminent terrorist organization of the 1970s: the PLO
Sky News Arabia's shoddy coverage of elections in the Golan Heights' Druze towns mirrors the type of anti-Israel propaganda rampant in the Arab media and reflects a disregard for basic journalistic standards which casts a shadow on its London-based parent.
CAMERA has asked Sally Dyck, UMC's Bishop in Chicago, to consider how the her denomination's writers and peace activists have promoted anti-Israel propaganda and in so doing, helped portray Jews in the United States and Israel as the "repugnant other."
Following a Washington Post correction, Reuters today also corrects the erroneous claim that "Pittsburgh Jewish leaders" penned a letter to President Trump telling him he is unwelcome at memorial events for the Tree of Life massacre victims.
A negative narrative that's rapidly gaining currency in the media is about a broadening rift between Israeli and American Jews caused by an Orthodox rabbinate in Israel intolerant of other Jewish denominations. So popular is this theme that it is sometimes imposed upon news events as context, even when the evidence suggests otherwise.
After communication from CAMERA, the Washington Post corrected a misleading headline suggesting that Pittsburgh's Jewish community leaders were averse to a condolence visit by the U.S. President.
It was only a matter of time for partisan journalists to exploit the tragic massacre of Jewish worshippers at Tree of Life, a Pittsburgh synagogue, to promote their own biases. Within no time, charges of anti-Semitism were wielded as a weapon with which to attack those of different political persuasions and those who support Israel.
The Washington Post highlights abuses by the Palestinian Authority and Hamas. However, the paper's coverage of the topic is belated and seemingly spurred by its reliance on an anti-Israel NGO. Other draconian measures by Palestinian officials, such as their imprisonment and threats towards Palestinians who sell or rent land to Jews, are omitted by The Post.
Haaretz's inexplicable inclusion of Linda Sarsour's condemnation of the synagogue massacre alongside those of Israeli leaders is puzzling. But the paper's failure to note Sarsour's embrace of Louis Farrakhan is downright reprehensible, and gives a false hechsher (kosher stamp) to a purveyor of anti-Semitism.
The Washington Post continues to obfuscate on the goals of the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) effort. The Post hides the real agenda of BDS and omits the movement's ties to terrorist-linked entities. In so doing, the newspaper violates its own stated standards and policies.
The newspaper speaks of two Jordanians killed in a "confrontation" with an Israeli embassy guard. Why does it avoid mentioning that one of those Jordanians first stabbed the guard?
Several Reuters captions Friday failed to note that balloons sent from Gaza into Israel were carrying incendiary devices. One caption refers cryptically to balloons carrying an unspecified type of "device."
CAMERA previously discussed the disinformation campaign by self-promoting CNN commentator and Temple University professor Marc Lamont Hill. The Investigative Project on Terrorism provides new evidence that Lamont Hill has now progressed from justifying terrorism to promoting it.
The New York Times story about Israel's High Court ruling to allow graduate student and BDS activist Lara Alqasem into the country serves as yet another vehicle for the newspaper to whitewash the campaign as one that simply promotes "Palestinian rights."
AFP's basic premises -- that young eager swimmers in Gaza have nowhere to practice besides the polluted coast and that the athletes are so desperate that they swim in waters that hardly anyone else would dare enter -- just don't hold water.
An AFP article today falsely depicts the destruction of a Beersheba home, which this morning suffered a direct hit from a rocket fired from Gaza, as limited to "damage to the garden of the family home." CAMERA prompts correction.
CNN and Associated Press headlines falsely placed a number of Palestinians who infiltrated into Israel after they blew a hole through the Gaza fence as killed "in Gaza" when they were closing in on Israeli soldiers in Israeli territory.
On Sept. 11 2018, NPR aired another one-sided piece that cast Israel in a negative light. The piece by Sandy Tolan, who has a history of stories slanted against Israel, was based entirely on the testimony of a Palestinian activist with no Israeli perspective.
Weeks after the New York Times slurred Kenneth Marcus, who has worked to oppose anti-Semitism, as a "longtime opponent of Palestinian rights causes," the same newspaper refuses to cast a clear-cut anti-Israel activist as "anti-Israel." In fact, the Times insists her "credentials as an anti-Israel activist are far from clear-cut."
The Washington Post misleads on the true nature of the BDS movement; failing to report its documented links to terrorism and its true objective: The destruction of Israel. While it was busy filing inaccurate reports on BDS, The Post ignored a Palestinian terrorist attack and Palestinian political developments.
The Christ at the Checkpoint conferences are places where Western Christians are misinformed (sometimes willingly) by Palestinian Christians about what actually going on in Palestinian society.
Anti-Zionist conspiracy theory literature is once again in the news. A book portraying the Jewish state as all-powerful and unscrupulous, entangled in global conspiracies, wars and influence-peddling was co-authored by Leslie Cockburn who is currently running as a candidate for Congress in the 5th District of Virginia.
CAMERA prompts correction of a Bloomberg article which had wrongly claimed that Israeli officials characterized the deadly attack on civilians in the Barkan industrial park as a "militant attack." In fact, they called it a terrorist attack.
After correcting erroneous references to Tel Aviv, Haaretz joins a host of international media outlets which have previously corrected after they too botched the journalistic practice of referring to a nation's capital as shorthand for the country or its government.
CAMERA's timeline explores the associations between Jeremy Corbyn — leader of the Labour party in the United Kingdom and would-be contender for prime minister — and various terrorists, Holocaust deniers, blood libelers, and conspiracy theorists, which have contributed to the antisemitism crisis currently roiling British politics.