It has become common to hear that the U.S. government has always had an unwavering “pro-Israel bias.” But as CAMERA noted in The Jerusalem Post, history is never as simple, or as neat, as common narratives suppose.
Here is an example of how journalist Fareed Zakaria and propagandist Rashid Khalidi join forces to mislead about BDS and Jerusalem. CAMERA provides an analysis of the propaganda techniques used.
Rashid Khalidi, a Palestinian-American academic and notorious propagandist, broadcast yet more false information and hate rhetoric on a WBEZ global affairs program.
At the University of California, Riverside, an undergraduate student and Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) leader is teaching a one-credit course clearly intended to indoctrinate students to hate and act against Israel.
Just as he did in the 1970s, when his job was to propagandize against Israel, and in the early 2000s, when he flatly lied about an Israeli official, Rashid Khalidi sharply distorts understanding of the Arab-Israeli conflict in an Aug. 31, 2011 Chicago Tribune Op-Ed.
With the Toronto Star and Time Magazine correcting a hoax quote, and a feature story in the Toronto paper, the falsehood is wiped from the record. (But not all corrections are created equal.)
After receiving documentation from CAMERA, the New York Times commendably stated in an Editor's Note that a quote cited by Rashid Khalidi, and frequently used by anti-Israel activists, could not be verified and "should not have appeared in the article."
Myths about the fighting in Gaza multiply everyday. For example, Rashid Khalidi in a New York Times op-ed provided multiple examples of Gaza myths in an article purporting to do the opposite. (updated Jan. 19)
Given the New York Times' disgraceful history of anti-Israel opinion columns, it is unsurprising that on January 8, in the midst of Israel's war with Hamas, it loaded its Op-Ed page exclusively with columns condemning Israel. Even worse, it did not bother to fact-check!