In September 2002, NPR aired a seven-part series entitled "The Mideast: A Century of Conflict" purporting to bring "context and perspective to the story" of the Israeli-Palstinian conflict and "to help listeners understand the complex situation in the Mideast, the history, and the consequences of the confrontation." In fact, the series was marred by severe lack of balance, error and distortion
"NPR cannot independently verify these claims" is the refrain used to discredit Israel's claims and the evidence that supports them. Not so for Hamas claims of casualties that are treated as authoritative figures that need no verification. The double standard raises the question of whether anyone can verify NPR's reporting or credibility.
Focusing on NPR's coverage of a single incident – the deadly explosion that took place near the Al-Ahli hospital in Hamas-run Gaza – this detailed analysis is a case study of the methods NPR reporters use to bolster an anti-Israel narrative and run interference for Israel’s enemies.
NPR's Daniel Estrin and Larry Kaplow have inverted cause and effect; in the public broadcaster's illogical view, Israel’s prevention of terror attacks is responsible for terror attacks.
NPR downgrades the fact that the Jewish Temples were located on the Temple Mount from archeological history to Jewish tradition, and fails to challenge the false claim that Jordan is custodian of Jerusalem's Christian holy sites.
Recent NPR broadcasts continue to echo Palestinian propaganda, blaming Israel for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and downgrading the Jewish claim to its holiest site.
Two more Western media outlets deceive news consumers by depicting a Palestinian terrorist group as heroic fighters and Israeli counter-terrorist operations as the real evil.
CAMERA prompts a slew of corrections after AP erroneously reported that Australia has recognized Tel Aviv as Israel's capital.
The Western media has increasingly abetted Palestinian propaganda efforts to erase the Jewish claim to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount. Far too many journalists today accept the historic revisionism and political falsehoods put out by Palestinian activists and leaders and promote it with their own jargon and linguistic tricks.
Last year, Ramadan anti-Israel incitement and violence — in the guise of a Jihad for Jerusalem — saw many in the mainstream media ignore the historic patterns of provocation by the Palestinian leadership and instead echo their pretexts blaming Israel. Media reporting this year follows the same pattern.
BDS activists are amplifying their vilification campaign against the Jewish state with the help of the local NPR station, WXXI.