On Dec. 24, 2002, then Los Angeles Times Jerusalem bureau chief Tracy Wilkinson repeated a common error among journalists reporting from Israel and the Palestinian areas. The inaccuracy dragged CAMERA and Times editors down a long road of correspondences, which did not, unfortunately, lead to a published correction. The saga says something about the Times' unwillingness in the face of evidence to set the record straight.
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.
After the January 1993 broadcast of Journey to the Occupied Lands PBS agreed that CAMERA's charges of material errors, distortions, and omissions would be extremely serious...if they were true.