CAMERA's Israel office elicits a correction in the International Herald Tribune today regarding a photo caption which wrongly identified a Golan Heights tourist lookout as a military training zone.
Following communication with CAMERA, the International Herald Tribune corrects a headline which had erroneously stated that Israel allowed building materials to enter Gaza for the first time in years. While AP and IHT both corrected, NPR, the LA Times and others have yet to do so.
According to the UN, more than 40,000 truckloads of construction material have crossed from Israel to the Gaza Strip since June 2010. So why are many media outlets reporting that Israel this week lifted a five-year ban?
You wouldn't know it from the caption, but the tear-gas-engulfed Palestinians were part of a stone-throwing crowd; they were not in Ramallah, but at a Jerusalem crossing; and they were demonstrating on behalf of Hana Shalabi, an Islamic Jihad member.
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.
CAMERA staff has prompted a correction today in the International Herald Tribune regarding a Sept. 19 article which had doubled the number of Israelis living in the West Bank. The error and correction follow:
Today's print edition of the International Herald Tribune runs two stories about Palestinian grievances against Israel, but entirely ignores two major stories involving Palestinian violence -- murder in Jenin and the indictment of an alleged rocket expert.
CAMERA staff elicited corrections in the New York Times and in the International Herald Tribune concerning the number of Palestinian refugees from the 1948 and 1967 wars. An article appearing in both papers grossly overstated the figure.