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.
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.
The latest U.S. peace initiative for Israelis and Palestinians has received considerable coverage. But as CAMERA details in the Algemeiner, reporters have failed to note the long history of Palestinian rejectionism.
When it comes to Israel, The Washington Post seems incapable of reporting the whole truth. The newspaper's selective reporting and pattern of omissions are a telltale sign of its bias.
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 media often refers to Fatah, the movement that dominates the Palestinian Authority, as "secular" and "moderate." The facts, however, suggest otherwise.
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 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.
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.
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
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.