The 2014 kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens are indelibly seared into the nation's collective memory, so why does Haaretz's English edition repeatedly misreport basic facts about the victims? The paper had previously corrected after calling the young civilians "soldiers."
CAMERA prompts correction after Haaretz's Chemi Shalev referred to the July 2014 kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens as "the kidnapping of three Israeli soldiers." It was a crime that shocked the nation and sparked a series of events leading to war. It's hard to imagine how the Haaretz editor got this wrong.
Once again, a New York Times editorials issues a pro-forma condemnation of both Israelis and Palestinians – before it proceeds to single out Israel for real or perceived wrongdoings, while downplaying foul play on the other side.
In a softball interview with Mkhaimer Abu Sada, NPR's Robert Siegel fails to challenge falsehoods about Hamas, Gaza airstrikes and the murdered teens. Nor does either even note the basics about Hamas, like that it's a terror group.
CAMERA's Israel office prompts Huffington Post UK correction of a headline which had incorrectly referred to West Bank airstrikes. Airstrikes targeted Gaza, not the West Bank, and were a response to rocket attacks against Israel, not to the teens' murders.
Just hours before the three abducted Israeli teenagers, Gilad Sha'ar, Eyal Yifrach, and Naftali Frankel, were discovered dead in a field belonging to one of the kidnappers' families, the New York Times printed an article purporting to demonstrate the "asymmetry of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the value of lives on both sides."
CiF Watch, a CAMERA affiliate, prompts corrections in The Guardian and The Independent, both of which had falsely identified the three kidnapped Israeli teens, Eyal Yifrach, Gil-Ad Shaar, and Naftali Frankel, as settlers.
Once again, the Gray Lady conforms to its well-worn narrative in which, regardless of the reality on the ground, Israel stars as the wrecking ball of peace. This time, The Times singles out Israeli efforts to rescue kidnapped boys.