Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas yesterday displayed egregiously misleading propaganda maps showing the allegedly diminishing lands of "historic Palestine" and giving an inaccurate picture of the Trump proposal. AFP captions treat Abbas' maps at face value, providing no context about the gross falsehoods.
There's a problem with the latest peace plan that the media is omitting: Palestinian rejectionism. As CAMERA noted in a Jan. 28, 2020 Daily Caller op-ed, Palestinian leaders have rejected numerous proposals for peace and statehood.
The Palestinian Authority recently admitted that it won't abide by any international agreements that violate Islamic law or their "national values." Despite its significance, the media failed to cover the Authority's admission.
The media generally covers up or even justifies Palestinian rejection of peace with Israel, but CNN interviewer Becky Anderson just challenged Chief PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat's false claim that the Palestinians were never consulted or contacted about President Trump's peace plan.
The Church of the Nativity is not in Israel. It's in Bethlehem, a city in the West Bank governed by the Palestinian Authority, whose political status is unresolved.
CAMERA rebuts a Washington Post op-ed by two former U.S. State Department officials that incorrectly asserts that settlements are the chief obstruction to peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
A recent Politico report on U.S. policies towards "settlements" omits important history and wrongly claims that they are a "clear violation of international law." But as CAMERA noted in The Times of Israel, the truth is more complex than Politico's narrative allows.
For AP or other reporters to ask Palestinians about rejection of peace proposals would require them to act like real journalists, rather than pro-Palestinian activists. Any reporter who fails to ask such questions is either unaware of the basic facts, or is a propagandist. Either way it is inexcusable.
A recent Washington Post Op-Ed is heavy on blaming Israel for the "occupation" but is light on facts. CAMERA highlights the context and information that The Post left out.
The latest U.S. peace initiative for Israelis and Palestinians has received considerable coverage. But as CAMERA details in the Algemeiner, reporters have failed to note the long history of Palestinian rejectionism.