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."
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.
New York Times journalists know with certainty that Abbas wants to restart peace talks because they saw a Palestinian list of talking points suggesting he say as much.
The Palestinians undermined the peace process by rejecting negotiations and going to the UN for statehood affirmation. Israel then announced plans to build in area E-1. NPR found fault only with Israel.
A Baltimore Sun Op-Ed, using Israel's "Pillar of Defense" operation against Hamas as news peg, blamed Israel for a host of Middle East ills. CAMERA's letter to the editor "Criticism of Israel ignores the facts" set the record straight.
Pierre Tristam gets a number of facts wrong in an op-ed published in Florida's Sun Sentinel. He falsely claims Gazans can't fish in the Mediterranean (they can) and that they cannot trade with the outside world. They do.
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas plans to gravely violate the Oslo Accords and move towards statehood by getting the United Nations to upgrade the PA's status to "non-member state."
Time Magazine's Karl Vick doesn't bother to tell readers that Abbas chose not to negotiate with Israel, and describes 800 rockets targeting Israel in 10 months as attacks that happen "from time to time."
Arguing in the Los Angeles Times Web site that Israel's "fundamental policy towards the Palestinians" is land "theft," Phyllis Bennis is compelled to ignore Israel's Gaza withdrawal and multiple offers to turn over almost the entire West Bank.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta made headlines this week when he called on Israel to "just get to the damn [negotiating] table." The statement is peculiar, since Israel has pleaded with the Palestinians to return to the negotiating table while Palestinian leaders insist they won't do so unless Israel first satisfies their preconditions.