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Top Ten Mideast Media Mangles for 2013

This year, the media have blundered all too many times in reporting on the Middle East. There were, unfortunately, countless potential “winners,” but CAMERA has identified our ten worst offenders.

CAMERA Opens Jerusalem Hub

CAMERA opens its Jerusalem office this week. The new facility is home to our affiliates Presspectiva and CiF Watch and will enable increased activity in promoting accurate reporting in the North American, European and Israeli media.

BBC Clarifies: Netanyahu Has Called Abbas Peace Partner

After CAMERA and its affiliate BBC Watch highlighted a falsehood in Lyse Doucet's interview of Shimon Peres, and after a reader filed a complaint with the BBC, the broadcaster appended a correction to their Web site.

What the Media Won’t Tell You About Palestinian Prisoners

All too often, mainstream media outlets whitewash the violent acts of Palestinian prisoners. Calling those incarcerated since before 1994 "political prisoners" is an egregious cover up of their brutal crimes, detailed here for the first time.

For BBC, Real Israel is “Hard to Imagine”

An anonymous BBC source in Lebanon says that Israel is "laughing" at the upheaval on its northern border, and Beirut correspondent Jim Muir concurs, explaining that it is "hard to imagine Israel not being happy." But one doesn't need a vivid imagination to understand Israeli concerns.

On Refugees and Racism, a Double Standard Against Israel

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.

BBC’s Hardtalk Features Norman Finkelstein, Smears Israel

BBC's shoddy, prejudicial treatment of Israel and Jewish issues continued in a May 8 Hardtalk segment with Sarah Montague that featured anti-Jewish, Israel-basher Norman Finkelstein as commentator on American Jewish attitudes towards Israel.