Yasir Arafat

Yasir Arafat’s Timeline of Terror

The media is focusing much attention on Yasir Arafat's legacy. Many of the historical briefs and timelines being published whitewash his decades-long involvement in terrorism. Below is a timeline of some of the key events and terrorist acts associated with Arafat.

CAMERA Op-Ed: Déjà Vu in Bahrain

Several news outlets have covered the Palestinian Authority's refusal to participate in a recent peace conference held in Bahrain. But many in the media played the PA's rejectionism on the U.S., failing to note that Palestinian leadership has a century long history of rejecting negotiations and statehood.

CAMERA Op-Ed: Politico Rewrites History

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.

Backgrounder: Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades

In the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, certain claims are often parroted by the media. Chief among them: Fatah, the movement that dominates the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Palestinian Authority (PA), is “secular” and “moderate.” However, Fatah's Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade, a U.S.-designated terror group, proves otherwise.

The Washington Post’s Lopsided Coverage of Israel’s Elections

The Washington Post's offered extensive, and often misleading, coverage of Israel's elections. Post reporters and op-eds portrayed Israeli PM Bibi Netanyahu as the obstacle to peace, while completely omitting the responsibility of Palestinian leadership.

CAMERA Op-Ed: The Rise of Fatah, Fifty Years On

Widely overlooked by the press, Fatah’s rise to power fifty years ago was one of the most important events in the modern Middle East, entrenching an authoritarian model of political rule for Palestinians. The media, and Arafat's skills at self-promotion, played an important role.

CAMERA Op-Ed: How the PLO Helped Create Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards

Although Western press outlets and policymakers often discuss the Quds Force’s role as a purveyor of terrorism, less known is the pivotal role that the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) played in creating the IRGC. Today’s IRGC is a beneficiary of what was arguably the preeminent terrorist organization of the 1970s: the PLO

Concealed Carry: AP Covers Up Arafat’s Gun at the UN

In an article about dramatic moments at the United Nations, the Associated Press covers up the most dramatic element of Yasir Arafat's 1974 address: that he brought a gun to the UN and delivered the address while sporting the holster. Six years ago, in contrast, AP delivered a straight account of the incident.