In covering Saeb Erekat’s legacy as a Palestinian official, CNN revisited its historical deleterious role in misleading viewers about the Palestinian conflict with Israel.
Palestinian leaders have openly rejected a Jewish state alongside a Palestinian state. Why do NBC and Martin Indyk suggest otherwise?
A November 11th report by Axios, a Washington D.C.-based publication, described recently deceased PLO official Saeb Erekat as a "champion of the two-state solution" who "rejected violence and terrorism." But the historical record shows that the opposite is true.
Echoing false information initially released by Palestinian government sources, The Los Angeles Times falsely reports that Saeb Erekat was transferred to a hospital near Tel Aviv for treatment of coronavirus. The fact that he was actually treated in a Jerusalem hospital is a politically inconvenient fact.
When Saeb Erekat was admitted to Hadassah Hospital, others may have seen a story about Israeli generosity. But not the Post.
Following contact from CAMERA, the Washington Post corrected a news report claiming that PLO official Saeb Erekat was born in Jericho. But as CAMERA pointed out to Post staff, Erekat has a history of lying about both his own origins and those of Palestinian Arabs.
After a Palestinian car-ramming attack against Israelis, a senior Human Rights Watch official pretends it never happened, suggesting Israel shot at the a Palestinian for going about his daily business.
A recent report by Politico claims that Palestinians are "coming to support" a one-state solution. In fact, history shows that Palestinian Arab leaders have always rejected the idea of a Jewish state.
The Washington Post misleads on the true nature of the BDS movement; failing to report its documented links to terrorism and its true objective: The destruction of Israel. While it was busy filing inaccurate reports on BDS, The Post ignored a Palestinian terrorist attack and Palestinian political developments.
The PA and its leaders have a long and tragic history of rejecting peace and proliferating terror, irrespective of who sits in the White House. And the press, responsible in large measure for crafting the first draft of history, would do well to record it.