Peace Process & Initiatives

CAMERA Op-Ed: The New York Times Guide to Peace Negotiations

Whether discussing Palestinian demands or Israeli demands, Palestinian rejection of Israeli positions or Israeli rejection of Palestinian positions, the newspaper identifies the same party as the obstacle to successful peace talks — Israel. Compare ;how the newspaper reports the positions of each side.

Talking Points Against “Jewish State” Fall Short

AbbasTo help make sense of the debate about whether Palestinians should recognize the Jewish state, it is worth unpacking some of the talking points that have been used to defend Abbas’s refusal to do so.

BBC Clarifies: Netanyahu Has Called Abbas Peace Partner

After CAMERA and its affiliate BBC Watch highlighted a falsehood in Lyse Doucet's interview of Shimon Peres, and after a reader filed a complaint with the BBC, the broadcaster appended a correction to their Web site.

When Peace Almost Broke Out: A Washington Post Mirage

 The Washington Post periodical misinforms readers that in 2008 Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas were close to a peace deal. Never mind that Olmert and Abbas have said just the opposite. Once the paper published a corrective CAMERA letter to the editor, but not lately.   

NYT Warps Kerry’s Message

Times correspondent Michael Gordon recast Secretary of State John Kerry's remarks to reflect the news outlet's preferred views, echoing Palestinian perspectives and largely ignoring the US leader's focus on "end of conflict."

Talking about Peace Talks

As Secretary of State John Kerry returns to Israel and Ramallah in an effort to restart peace talks, the press frequently presents the story through the prism of the Palestinian narrative.