CAMERA prompts CNN corrections after the network downgraded the West Bank settlement of Psagot to an "outpost," which is not recognized by Israeli authorities, and adopted the language of Iran's Foreign Minister spokesman, misidentifying Tel Aviv as Israel's capital.
The broadcast suggests that there would have been a decent chance for a realistic peace agreement with the Palestinians if not for the 1995 assassination of Yitzhak Rabin. This notion is detached from reality.
CNN's Fareed Zakaria falsely cited Benjamin Netanyahu's shelved "promise of annexation of the West Bank." But the prime minister's plan involved only Israeli settlements and the Jordan Valley, some 30 percent of the West Bank, not the disputed territory in its entirety. And, contrary to Zakaria's slip, no "new settlements" have been approved.
Zakaria’s discussion of the current normalization of relations between Israel and Arab Gulf states unsurprisingly includes misleading claims and falsehoods. This is consistent with the CNN culture of bias against the Jewish state which has been documented by CAMERA.
Arabic-speaking journalists display a particular penchant for misidentifying Tel Aviv as Israel's capital, leading to patently absurd formulations including “Tel Aviv considers all of Jerusalem its capital” and "Tel Aviv's anthem."
CAMERA prompts correction after CNN erroneously reported that "dozens" of bipartisan U.S. lawmakers signed letters to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressing their opposition to a potential International Criminal Court investigation of Israel. In fact, more than 300 members of the House and Senate signed.
CNN star personality Christiane Amanpour again pushes her Israel-is-the-problem thesis – this time through interviewing an Israeli opposition politician and advancing false or dubious claims.
Amanpour's selection and handling of guests -- and many of her comments -- tend to mislead viewers about Israel. So viewers should be wary.
The media generally covers up or even justifies Palestinian rejection of peace with Israel, but CNN interviewer Becky Anderson just challenged Chief PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat's false claim that the Palestinians were never consulted or contacted about President Trump's peace plan.
Journalists give a huge platform to Banksy's tiny "Scar of Bethlehem" installation depicting the nativity scene in front of Israel's security barrier topped with a bullet hole, an anti-Israel motif evoking antisemitic charges of deicide.