Settlements established by Israel in territories captured in the 1967 war have become a matter of great controversy among pro- and anti-settlement advocates who debate the legality of such communities.
The subject of Jewish settlements in the West Bank and Gaza has long provoked severely distorted coverage. Regardless of differing political views on settlement policy, information about the much-reported issue should be factual and balanced.
In the eyes of The Los Angeles Times, Israeli plans to advance plans to build Jewish homes in Jerusalem are an "obstacle to peace" of the first order, demanding a page-one, 1,000 word story. The actual murder of an Israeli citizen and the arrest of dozens of terrorists with plans and means to inflict mass casualties is not a story at all.
A Deutsche Welle Arabic headline falsely alleges that Israel approved construction of "new settlements." But as the media outlet's English headline reports, the permits are for new homes in established settlements.
An Oct. 28, 2021 Washington Post report noted recent opposition by the Biden administration to proposed Israeli "settlements." Yet, as CAMERA noted in a JNS Op-Ed: Palestinian Arab leaders consider all of Israel to be a "settlement."
CAMERA prompts corrections after Fox erroneously reported that Israel plans to build 1,300 new settlements and that the United Nations considers the West Bank "illegally occupied."
CAMERA prompts corrections after Deutsche Welle misreported that Israel has full administrative control of the West Bank and that Israeli settlements are illegal under international law.
Agence France Presse captions misleadingly refer to Palestinian protesters' proximity to "the newly-established Israeli wildcat settler outpost of Eviatar," without giving any indication that the outpost was fully evacuated a week earlier.
CAMERA prompts correction of Times of Israel articles which stated as fact unverified Palestinian claims of ownership of land where the illegal outpost of Evyatar sits. The Civil Administration has yet to determine the land's ownership.
If Jewish "settlement" once denoted illegitimate Jewish habitation in disputed territory, The New York Times is now expanding the term to signal illegitimate Jewish residency within cities acknowledged throughout the world as part of the Jewish state.
The findings of an "AP investigation" into an alleged settlement construction boom during Trump's era are indistinguishable from those of Peace Now. AP completely ignores official data from Israel which show a decline, not growth, in building of homes across the Green Line.
“Joe Biden,” a Politico headline blared on April 6, 2021, “is not planning to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” This may or may not be true. But what is clear is that Politico isn’t interested in providing readers with the truth about the conflict.