CAMERA staff prompted the following corrections on an International Herald Tribune Op-Ed by Patrick Seale.
Patrick Seale's Op-Ed claim that murder is "an Israeli speciality perfected over the past several decades," is based on factual inaccuracies.
Henry Siegman's long list of factual errors, his intemperate anti-Israel rhetoric, his indulgent, if not sycophantic, stance toward Hamas, and his endless self-contradiction might make one wonder why mainstream news organizations so frequently turn to the Council on Foreign Relations "expert."
The International Herald Tribune wrongly blamed an unexploded Israeli shell for the death of two Palestinians in Khan Yunis last month. CAMERA staff prompted the following correction:
As noted Sunday on CAMERA's blog Snapshots, UN adviser Hans Kí¼ng penned an Op-Ed in the weekend edition of the International Herald Tribune dispensing advice to the world on "How to prevent a clash of civilizations" partially based on a distortion of UN Resolution 242. CAMERA staff has prompted the following correction in today's edition clarifying the terms of the resolution:
As noted on CAMERA's blog Nov. 27, Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat wrongly stated in an Op-Ed in the International Herald Tribune that Israel's military is the fifth largest in the world. CAMERA pointed out the error to editors, and as a result, a correction ran today. The error and correction follow:
As noted on CAMERA's blog on Sunday, a brief in the New York Times and International Herald Tribune misidentified Israeli Prime Minister Rabin's assassin as a settler. CAMERA staff contacted editors from both media outlets that day, and the following corrections appeared today:
The International Herald Tribune, published by the New York Times, has taken a page from the Times' book of journalistic wrongdoing. The Times earlier distorted the Bush Administration's decision to not pressure Sharon about West Bank settlements, and now the Tribune falsely claims that the Bush-Sharon meeting yesterday was "intended to press Sharon to move . . . on the West Bank."
Henry Siegman, Senior Fellow and Director of the U.S./Middle East Project for the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), is a longtime detractor of Israel and its leadership. Siegman's embrace of the Palestinian narrative have led many to speculate about his true motives. According to an August 23 editorial in the New York Sun, the mystery has now been solved.
The Temple Mount is the site of the first and second Jewish Temples, destroyed in 586 BCE and 70 CE, respectively–a historic fact accepted even by Muslim authorities. Nevertheless, that fact has not stopped some journalists from reporting on the Temple Mount's significance in Jewish history cautiously, as if its status is a matter of Jewish faith, or "belief," and not archeologic evidence.