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.
In July so far, NPR aired at least three problematic reports, that shared a common thread – omitting context and hearing from anti-Israel activists to blame Israel for dispossessing and discriminating against Palestinians and stirring conflict. It was a throwback to the NPR of the past.
CAMERA has called on NPR to acknowledge Hamas’s arson attacks in the headline, to amend as passage suggesting uncertainty about the purpose of the Israeli counterstrikes, and to correct a straightforward chronological error that wrongly claims the arson attacks were a response to an earlier march.
Twice in recent days, NPR's Daniel Estrin's erroneously referred to Israel's 1967 capture of "Palestinian areas" of Jerusalem. No part of Jerusalem was ever Palestinian territory.
In NPR's skewed coverage, only Israelis are "ultranationalists." Palestinian ultranationalists clamoring for terror attacks? They're just breaking the Ramadan fast.
NBC, AFP, and the publicly-funded NPR all amplified the bogus “Jewish supremacy” charge that is reminiscent of David Duke's writing.
NPR's Daniel Estrin grossly misleads, falsely suggesting that Israel withheld the coronavirus vaccine from Palestinian prisoners even as other prisoners received the jab. In fact, Palestinian prisoners have been in the exact same position as other prisoners with respect to access to the vaccine.
With Israeli plans to apply sovereignty in parts of the West Bank in deep freeze since September, NPR relies on a flimsy pretext to level the baseless apartheid smear at the Jewish state, falsely claiming that the plan prompted an Israeli "debate" about whether West Bank Palestinians live under apartheid.
CBS's false depiction of Israel's demolition of a handful of illegally tents and pens dangerously built in a long-established military firing zone as the destruction of an entire Palestinian village is one small step away from Congresswoman Ilhan Omar's vitriolic "ethnic cleansing" charge.
National Public Radio is the latest prominent media outlet to wipe municipalities off Israel's map. "All Things Considered" host Michel Martin fails to clarify after guest Sami Tamimi places the Israeli cities of Nazareth, Acre and Haifa in "modern-time Palestine."