Antisemitism is both increasing and increasingly mainstreamed. From the halls of Congress to the newsrooms of The Washington Post, our institutions are showing that they aren’t up to the task of confronting it. Indeed, as CAMERA has documented: they're part of the problem.
Major U.S. news outlets are not only disingenuously opposing efforts to combat antisemitism, they are actively covering for antisemites.
A recent Politico report on U.S. policies towards "settlements" omits important history and wrongly claims that they are a "clear violation of international law." But as CAMERA noted in The Times of Israel, the truth is more complex than Politico's narrative allows.
On the eve of Israel's second free and fair elections in half a year, The Washington Post claims that Israel is increasingly illiberal. But a look at the relevant history and facts say otherwise.
Politico is hunting Israeli spies, part of an unfortunate Washington reality that stories about US intelligence breaches are often exploited to charge Israel with spying on the United States. The Politico story charges – without any obvious evidence – that Israel was responsible for planting cell site simulators to eavesdrop on US officials, including President Trump.
The Washington Post and others play defense for U.S. Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, running puff-pieces while omitting their association with antisemitic organizations.
A recent report by Politico claims that Palestinians are "coming to support" a one-state solution. In fact, history shows that Palestinian Arab leaders have always rejected the idea of a Jewish state.
The rise in antisemitism is troubling. So is the media's growing tendency to politicize, obfuscate, omit—and even perpetuate—antisemitic tropes.
Journalists and policymakers often write of "the Arab street" as if it were a monolith. Yet, by overstating the impact that close ties with Israel would have on relations with Arab nations, generations of policymakers and pundits have been getting "the street" wrong.
Politico uses questionable sources and a false narrative to attack the U.S. Ambassador to Israel and U.S.-Israeli relations.