CAMERA provides a backgrounder on the history of and conflict over that city.
Once again, the dishonest battle cry to "defend" the Al Aqsa mosque from Jewish plans of takeover, is being cynically used as a clarion call for violent jihad. It is the latest salvo in a war against Judaism's legacy in Jerusalem. CAMERA provides background on the battle over the Temple Mount, which is based on Muslim claims of supremacy and fought on multiple political and violent battlefronts.
One of the main obstacles to previous peace-making efforts in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has been the issue of dividing Jerusalem. There is no doubt that these competing demands and claims will be difficult to reconcile. It is made all the more difficult by a media that errs or misleads on the topic. This backgrounder addresses common media misrepresentations regarding Jerusalem.
The AP’s report on the discovery of a First Temple era toilet omits Jewish references, while a NY Times Rosh Hashanah recipe evokes ’Canaanites,’ not Israelites.
CAMERA prompts correction of a Reuters video which erroneously had placed the former U.S. consulate in eastern Jerusalem. Palestinian Affairs Unit had been located on Agron Street, in the western part of the city.
CAMERA prompts corrections after Haaretz's English edition erroneously placed the former U.S. Consulate serving Palestinian in eastern Jerusalem. In fact, the Agron building is located in the western part of the capital.
There is, of course, no inherent problem in including the commentary of partisans or activists. They can provide viewers with context, giving them competing viewpoints on contentious issues. However, CNN’s failure to properly identify activists or to provide counterbalancing voices goes well beyond the line of objective storytelling.
Falsely alleging that "hardline groups" of Jews "believe" the Temples stood on the Temple Mount, France 24 Arabic commentator Khaled al-Gharabli ignores the archeological consensus and fabricates Israeli digging threatening the site.
CNN has a problem with Jerusalem’s history. The network apparently views the utter destruction of the city, including the Second Temple – a historic event of great significance to all three Abrahamic religions – as just not as important to the story of Jerusalem as…Cleopatra.
Nowhere is NPR's skewed reporting as obvious as in its coverage of Jerusalem. Misrepresentations about Israeli policy in Jerusalem were followed by a broadcast that bolstered the Hamas pretext for rocketing population centers inside Israel – namely, the “defense” of Jerusalem and Al Aqsa.
One hundred years ago this May, the ruling British authorities in Mandate Palestine appointed Amin al-Husseini to the position of Grand Mufti of Jerusalem. As CAMERA highlighted for Mosaic Magazine, the British had hoped to use Husseini for their own ends. Instead, the future Nazi collaborator used them. The full story of Husseini's rise to power can now be told.
Sipa editors in New York and Los Angeles apply zero editing to material from contributors in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, resulting in anti-Israel fabrications that incite and have no resemblance to professional journalism.
Beginning on July 18, CNN has been airing each Sunday a new, six-part series entitled “Jerusalem: City of Faith and Fury.” As of this writing, Parts 1-5 have been broadcast and have been seriously marred by factual inaccuracies and one-sided narratives omitting vital information. Many of the “experts” featured in the series have clear histories of anti-Israel activism and partisanship. A preliminary sample of how disconnected the CNN series is from reality and objectivity follows.