In addressing the Six-Day War, CNN accentuated even further its habit throughout the series of distorting events to portray Arabs as powerless victims. In some cases, this narrative is laid absurdly bare, such as when the narrator tells viewers “[t]he [Jordanian] shelling is meant to target Jews in West Jerusalem, but it’s the Palestinian Arabs living in the area that are left defenseless.” Yes – CNN suggested that when Arabs were trying to kill Jews, it was really Arabs who were the victims.
UPDATED: CAMERA prompts correction after CNN's Sam Kiley absurdly claimed that Israel fought in the 1948 and 1967 wars "to expand territory." In fact, Israel fought to prevent Arab campaigns to annihilate the Jewish state.
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 piece by a self-described “scholar of Palestinian history,” is rife with historical distortions, such as, the claim that Palestinians wished to "throw Jews into the sea" was a result of “an Israeli media campaign following the 1967 war."
BBC's Jeremy Bowen promotes the anti-historical account that the Six Day War was a war of choice for Israel and that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict arose as a result of that war.
Pilgrim Press has rescinded its offer to distribute an insert accompanying Gary Burge's error-laden book, Whose Land? Whose Promise? The fact that the offer was made indicates that the publisher lacks confidence in the text.
The BBC ruled that Jeremy Bowen failed to be accurate or impartial. Its investigation also revealed that he is willing to resort to dishonesty to justify his partisan reporting.
The letter explains that an Op-Ed writer's assertion that "Israel launch[ed] the Six-Day War" does not accurately convey what transpired in 1967, when Israel's neighbors threatened to annihilate the Jewish state.
On October 31, CNN rebroadcast "God's Jewish Warriors" for the first time since late August. While serious factual errors identified by CAMERA were addressed and many editorial changes made, the fundamentally dishonest premise of the series remains.
The Brookline Tab carried a CAMERA guest commentary on Palestinian activist Mazin Qumsiyeh (Oct. 4, 2007), exposing his extremist message.