Agence France-Presse (AFP)

CAMERA Op-Ed: Top Israel News Coverage Fails of 2018

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.

AFP Captions Cast Unverified Hamas Claim as Fact

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.

AFP Cuts Palestinian Obligations from MSF Statement

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?