Hamas Minister Fathi Hamad revealed that 600-700 Hamas and affiliated fighters were lost in the Israeli Cast Lead operation, refuting the claim, given credence in the Goldstone Report, that Palestinian fatalities were overwhelmingly non-combatants.
Aside from a photograph contradicting Amira Hass' claim that the Samouni family could not remove casualties for two weeks, there's another problem with her story: a key passage is plagiarized from B'Tselem. And, in yet another egregious ethical breach, Ha'aretz quietly scrubs its online article.
A Palestinian teen reportedly shot dead by Israeli troops was in fact arrested by police in Egypt after he crossed into that country from Gaza, leaving the news media that reported on the supposed killing with a dilemma: Inform misled readers, or just ignore the new information?
Ha'aretz's most prominent headline and lead story today claim an Israeli government reports says that two army officers were disciplined "for using white phosphorous." In fact, the report said the reprimand was for unjustified artillery fire.
CAMERA has sent a letter to Jimmy Carter after the former president apologized to the Jewish community for anything he may have done to stigmatize Israel. CAMERA's letter called for concrete actions to go along with his apology, specifically, the correction of recent false charges.
Gale Cengage turned to a radical anti-Zionist — a man who has argued that suicide bombers are "patriots" and the Jewish state is "Hitlerite" — to write an encyclopedia article on Zionism. The publisher is now reviewing the piece's accuracy.
CAMERA lists and describes some of the many examples of factual errors and double standards in the Goldstone Report. The piece continues to be updated with additional information.
Ha'aretz's Amira Hass yesterday was honored with a prestigious award for her "pursuit of the truth." But her extensive coverage of the Samouni family deaths demonstrates a practice of reporting interviewees' contradictory and discredited claims at face value.
Israeli commentators are sounding the alarm on the potentially devastating consequences of the Goldstone report on the stability of the situation in the West Bank. Outside of Israel, the media has fallen behind on evolving events.
Gideon Levy thinks the UN's Goldstone report was a favor to Israel. He also claims Israel is treated too leniently by the world and that criticism of the Goldstone report is just mudslinging.