Twice within two weeks, newspapers have had to correct false statements by anti-Israel activist Mazin Qumsiyeh. These two corrections, along with the many other erroneous statements by Qumsiyeh which have passed uncorrected, reveal a disregard for facts that should be a red flag for those considering reading–or publishing–his diatribes. Update: Qumsiyeh responds to CAMERA's critique.
The following letter appeared in the Providence Journal in response to a fallacious op-ed by error-prone Palestinian activist Mazin Qumsiyeh. Qumsiyeh misstated both the number of Palestinians killed by settlers and the number of immigrants in Israel. On Nov. 1, over two months after the error was published, the newspaper finally cleared the record with a correction.