The history of Palestinian governance is very brief, dating back only to the 1990s. It takes a certain level of journalistic incompetence, therefore, to repeatedly misreport this particularly short chapter of history.
Jason Lemon's own source confirms that Palestinians were rioting when police cracked down, not praying, as he falsely reported.
In a press briefing, the Pentagon spokesperson described armed groups attacking the U.S. and its allies as "Shia-backed." But as CAMERA noted in a Newsweek op-ed, these groups are Iranian-backed, and purposefully mislabeling them illustrates a dangerous way of viewing the Middle East.
Newsweek's Tom O'Connor gives ample space to Syrian/Iranian/Russian claims that Israel is "terrorizing" Syria and endangering civilians, while treating Iran's military entrenchment in Syria as nothing more than an Israeli accusation about Iran "mak[ing] life a bit uncomfortable."
Shehada portrays legal proceedings against Issa Amro as based on "nonviolent resistance," but Amro was convicted of assault.
U.S. policymakers are contemplating restoring aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA), as well as "working to reopen" the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) office in Washington D.C. But as CAMERA wrote in a Jan. 21, 2021 Newsweek op-ed, Palestinian leaders continue to pay salaries to terrorists. Both press and policymakers alike should take note.
For the second time in just over a month, CAMERA prompts Newsweek to correct an erroneous reference to Tel Aviv as Israel's capital. Zaha Hassan, of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, used the common journalistic practice of referring to a nation's capital city as shorthand for the country's government.
CAMERA prompts quick and forthright corrections after Newsweek erroneously referred to Tel Aviv as Israel's capital and stated as fact that Israeli settlements are illegal under international law.
The rise in antisemitism is troubling. So is the media's growing tendency to politicize, obfuscate, omit—and even perpetuate—antisemitic tropes.
What were the biggest failures in 2018 media coverage of Israel? In April, The New York Times published what Amb. Dani Dayan called “the correction of the year” after the Gray Lady wrote that Palestinian Authority payments to terrorists and their families are a “far-right conspiracy theory.” A lot happened since April.