Just as they lied about Palestinian rockets and New York Times cover photos, about Moshe Yaalon and Martin Luther King, and Ilan Pappé, Electronic Intifada’s authors continue to mislead about David Ben Gurion.
Abulhawa's jubilant reaction to the Hamas slaughter of Israelis was consistent with the demonizing of the Jewish state promoted continuously at the "literary" conference. Incessant denials of Jewish indigenous ties to a land filled with evidence at every turn of those ties were accompanied by constant references to a "glorious" and "ancient" Palestinian past.
Ali Abunimah, a co-founder of the anti-Israel hate site Electronic Intifada, tried his best to defend the credibility of Palestinian officials who lied about Israel. It is not surprising for someone who himself frequently lies about the Jewish state.
CAMERA prompts corrections of a Jerusalem Post headline and article which inaccurately identified radical anti-Israel activist Ali Abunimah, co-founder of Electronic Intifada, as a journalist.
CAMERA prompts a Newsweek correction of the absurd claim that the West Bank village of Susiya "has been in Palestinian control since the 1830s." Newsweek has yet to correct its erroneous depiction of the Israel Anti-Boycott Act.
In a laughably ahistorical error, Newsweek's Carlos Ballesteros claims that Susiya has been in "Palestinian control since the 1830s." He also mischaracterizes the Israel Anti-Boycott Act and cites Electronic Intifada, all indications that Newsweek's glory days are in the past.
The combination of anti-Israel bloggers Robert Mackey and Ali Abunimah had led to a factual error at The New York Times, which, to its credit, the newspaper corrected yesterday. We expect more errors, though, as long as Mackey is free to cover Israel with such transparent hostility.