CAMERA prompts improved after AP incorrectly reported that Facebook suspended Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's account for a post saying "Arabs want to annihilate us." A New York Times Op-Ed by Raja Shehadeh also errs.
For AP or other reporters to ask Palestinians about rejection of peace proposals would require them to act like real journalists, rather than pro-Palestinian activists. Any reporter who fails to ask such questions is either unaware of the basic facts, or is a propagandist. Either way it is inexcusable.
Echoing Peace Now talking points, the AP charges Israel with “systematic discrimination” in east Jerusalem — without the data to support the claim.
When is a "worshipper" not a worshipper? Reuters and AP captions misidentify Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount, forbidden from prayers and rituals, as "worshippers." The agencies also mischaracterize Muslims engaged in violence against police as "worshippers."
Given the complicated geopolitical realities of the disputed city of Jerusalem, journalists have a particular responsibility to be precise. That was not the case, however, when several news reports this week inaccurately placed the demolished Wadi Hummus buildings in Jerusalem.
For the second time this year, CAMERA prompts correction of an Associated Press article which wrongly used the term "Palestine." The article is still marred, however, by omission of the fact that much of the international community views Hamas as a terror group.
The AP declines to correct a false headline that sick Gaza girl "dies alone." The article itself contradicts the headline, accurately reporting that Aisha a-Lulu died after returning to the Gaza Strip following unsuccessful treatment in Jerusalem.
After AP captions initially only cited Hamas' claim that an Israeli airstrike killed a one-year-old baby and her relative in Gaza City, CAMERA prompts the wire service to add that a detailed review by the Israeli military found that in fact a misfired Palestinian rocket was at fault.
CAMERA prompts correction of Associated Press photo captions which had confused two Muslim pilgrimages, erroneously stating that pilgrims from Gaza have not been able to participate in the major hajj journey to Mecca for five years.
CAMERA prompts improved language after the AP initially reported that that the Egyptian-Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip was "[o]stensibly meant to prevent arms from reaching Hamas."