Agence France-Presse (AFP)

AFP Lies, Dam Lies and Floods

AFP has trouble passing up on a juicy story, however flimsy, accusing Israel of wrongdoing. The latest accuses Israel of flooding Gaza by opening dams. Only, there are no dams that can be opened in southern Israel.

Update: AFP's video has been pulled from websites; still no correction.

Party Time: Fatah’s Founding Myth

 It's Jan. 1, so it's party time in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon. Massive rallies mark 50 years since Fatah's first terror attack against Israel, but media outlets are reporting the anniversary of Fatah's founding.

New York Times Corrects Mosque “Arson” Claim. Will CNN?

Following communication from CAMERA, The New York Times commendably corrects a news analysis which had stated as fact that arson was responsible for a fire in a West Bank mosque. Will CNN, AFP and The Los Angeles Times likewise correct?

Backdraft: Some Media Outlets Backtrack on Mosque ‘Arson’

Weeks after news accounts blamed Jewish arsonists for a fire in a West Bank mosque, an investigation finds the cause was electrical. CAMERA followed up with media outlets that had reported as fact that the mosque was attacked, with positive outcomes at AP, New York Times and Haaretz.

Mainstream Media Coverage of Jerusalem Synagogue Massacre

Much of the mainstream media coverage of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is marred by the attempt to fit breaking events into a pre-existing, simplistic narrative whereby Palestinians are not held directly responsible for their actions. This again was the case with the coverage of the brutal massacre in a Jerusalem synagogue.

The Samer Issawi Test

Released Palestinian prisoner Samer Issawi is an important test case for journalists. His hunger strike continues to garner news coverage. His conviction for multiple attempts of murder, not so much.

AFP’s Timeline of Bias, Redux

A lopsided AFP timeline outlining 20 years since the Oslo Accords recounts Israel's counter-terrorism actions while completely ignoring the Palestinian violence that prompted them.

AFP Falsely Reports Lenny Kravitz Boycotted Israel

One month after the Toronto Star commendably corrected that Meg Ryan and Bruce Willis never boycotted Israel, Agence France-Presse falsely reports that Lenny Kravitz canceled a visit to Israel in support of BDS.

AFP Misidentifies Israeli Stone-Throwers as Palestinian

Not for the first time, AFP botches captions about Israeli-Palestinian violence. In an unprecedented twist, however, the newest flubbed captions whitewash Israeli violence, misidentifying Israeli stone-throwers as Palestinian.