War is coming to the Middle East. And as CAMERA tells The National Interest, it is going to be unlike any war in decades. Iran is close to becoming a nuclear power. And Israel will not allow that to happen.
June 2022 marks the fortieth anniversary of the IDF's Operation Peace for Galilee, in which Israeli forces entered Lebanon to deter and destroy Palestinian terrorists who were using the country to launch attacks. As CAMERA tells JNS, the war was a turning point for media coverage of the Jewish state.
A headline in Haaretz's English edition misquotes Haim Rubovitch and the accompanying article mangles a Moshe Yaalon quote with a long history of rampant misreporting followed by notable corrections.
“One of the lessons that we learn from studying Jewish history,” the historian Paul Johnson observed, “is that anti-Semitism corrupts the people and societies possessed by it.” As CAMERA highlighted in JNS, Lebanon offers a tragic case in point.
CAMERA last night elicited a commendable on the air correction of the previous week's PBS "NewsHour Weekend" edition which had grossly inflated the number of Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon and overstated the percentage of the registered refugees living in refugee camps.
While the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine is grappling with a serious funding shortfall, the controversial organization enjoys vast marketing and public relations resources, drawing on the support of sympathetic journalists. PBS' NewsHour is the latest media outlet to join the campaign.
UPDATE: NBC deletes a "Today Show" report about about demonstrations in Lebanon which had mistakenly included frames from protests in Jerusalem in which Israeli flags are visible.
Zvi Bar'el reports as fact Hezbollah's disputed, unproven accusation that former SLA-member Amer Fakhoury is the "butcher" responsible for mass murder and torture at Lebanon's Khiyam prison years ago. The Haaretz reporter also bizarrely suggests that Fakhoury's case was a Republican issue, when in fact the fight for his release from Lebanon was completely bipartisan, headed up by Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (pictured).