CAMERA's Israel office prompts a Ha'aretz correction on a photo caption which wrongly identified Israeli stone-throwers as Palestinians. AFP, the agency which supplied the erroneous caption, has yet to publish a correction.
Not for the first time, AFP botches captions about Israeli-Palestinian violence. In an unprecedented twist, however, the newest flubbed captions whitewash Israeli violence, misidentifying Israeli stone-throwers as Palestinian.
Media interest in Palestinian hunger-striker Samer Issawi intensifies, albeit selectively. Ha'aretz publishes an enormous photograph of Issawi, but doesn't include even half a sentence about his indictment for attempted murder and other violence.
In 2012, the media blundered all too many times in reporting on the Middle East. It was difficult to narrow it down, but CAMERA has identified our Top Ten MidEast Media Mangles.
Instead of investigating activist claims that the building in E1 bisects the West Bank and cuts off access to Jerusalem, much of the media has simply echoed the false accusations.
Once again, media outlets categorically blame Israel for the death of a Palestinian child killed in "hotly disputed" circumstances. AFP and AP captions ignore information pointing to an errant Palestinian rocket as the culprit, and Reuters issues a commendable clarification.
The BBC and AFP described yesterday's bombing in Bulgaria in a way that downplayed the horror and violence of the attack.
Recent press attention has focused on the repatriation of illegal African migrants from Israel. Very little of it has explained the context and difficult challenges facing Israel as a result of large-scale illegal immigration, particularly by non-Jews. None has included mention of Israel's history of welcoming refugees from around the globe.
AFP defends its photo caption which claimed a Palestinian was injured after an Israeli soldier ran him over with a trailer. Yet, the AFP statement and the caption contradict each other.
The IHT runs an AFP photograph of a Palestinian worker allegedly injured after an Israeli soldier ran a trailer over his legs. At best, there is zero independent confirmation that he was injured. At worst, the photo is staged.