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.
CAMERA prompts correction of a Times of Israel article which erroneously referred to Neveh Yaakov, a Jewish neighborhood in Jerusalem located over the Green Line, as a "settlement."
CAMERA prompts a forthright correction after Haaretz's English edition falsely stated that Palestinian families had decades ago purchased disputed land where the Baten al-Hawa enclave of Silwan in Jerusalem is located.
CAMERA prompts correction of an Associated Press article which incorrectly reported that there is no egalitarian prayer area at Jerusalem's Western Wall. Natan Sharansky's plan, abandoned by Prime Minister Netanyahu, was to upgrade and to expand the existing space.
The Los Angeles Times falsely declares that the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the relocation of the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and the U.S. recognition of Israeli sovereignty in the Golan Heights all contravene international law.
When the New York Times architecture critic takes aim at plans for a cable car in Jerusalem, is the problem the structures themselves, or who is building them?
Echoing Peace Now talking points, the AP charges Israel with “systematic discrimination” in east Jerusalem — without the data to support the claim.
Arabic language reports of Western media outlets including BBC, Sky, Reuters, CNN and the Independent refer to Jews visiting the Temple Mount as "settlers" and "extremists" engaged in "Talmudic rituals" at the site where the Jewish Temples "allegedly" stood in antiquity.
When is a "worshipper" not a worshipper? Reuters and AP captions misidentify Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount, forbidden from prayers and rituals, as "worshippers." The agencies also mischaracterize Muslims engaged in violence against police as "worshippers."
InfoEquitable flags falsehoods in a tendentious AFP story on the separation barrier, and prompts significant improvement. In the process, the French media-monitoring site exposes problematic social media posts by reporter Hiba Aslan.
Given the complicated geopolitical realities of the disputed city of Jerusalem, journalists have a particular responsibility to be precise. That was not the case, however, when several news reports this week inaccurately placed the demolished Wadi Hummus buildings in Jerusalem.