The media is focusing much attention on Yasir Arafat's legacy. Many of the historical briefs and timelines being published whitewash his decades-long involvement in terrorism. Below is a timeline of some of the key events and terrorist acts associated with Arafat.
Attacks by Arabs against Jews in Israel pre-dates Israeli settlements, pre-dates Israel's so-called "occupation," and pre-dates the establishment of the State of Israel. On the 80th anniversary of brutal massacres in Hebron and Safed (Gregorian calendar), CAMERA documents the oft-neglected history of Arab violence in pre-state Palestine.
CAMERA prompts the correction of more than one dozen AFP captions which whitewashed Hamas terrorist Bassam al-Sayeh, erasing his conviction for his role in the October 2015 shooting murder of Rabbi Eitam and Naama Henkin in front of their four children. Editors commendably add the essential information and fix additional problematic elements of the captions.
A series of Agence France-Presse photo captions erase the crimes of Bassam al-Sayeh, convicted for his role in the 2015 murders of Rabbi Eitam and Naama Henkin. The captions, released in the wake of al-Sayeh's death, also ignore that he died from cancer, falsely implying that prison conditions were at fault.
When political leaders talk of conversion therapy, killing Jews, or hanging gays, the New York Times seems to care less about the oppressed minorities and more about the nationality of the politicians.
A story in today’s New York Times refers to Hamas rocket fire into Israel and its imprisonment of two Israelis. But reporter David Halbfinger avoids telling readers that these are both violations of international law.
Eulogies have poured in following the death of former Egyptian president and Muslim Brotherhood leader, Mohammad Morsi. But, as CAMERA tells The Baltimore Sun, many press accounts have omitted the Brotherhood's twisted worldview.
CAMERA takes to the pages of the Philadelphia Inquirer to correct a misleading report, and to note that it is the Palestinian Authority, not Israel, which has continuously rejected peace.
Media reporting on Gaza has missed a crucial element: the extraordinary steps that the Israeli Defense Forces took to minimize casualties. The IDF's innovative methods and selective targeting is a story unto itself.
In the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, certain claims are often parroted by the media. Chief among them: Fatah, the movement that dominates the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Palestinian Authority (PA), is “secular” and “moderate.” However, Fatah's Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade, a U.S.-designated terror group, proves otherwise.
The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. The group has a long and bloody history, which includes some of the most infamous terrorist attacks perpetrated against the Jewish state, but is often overlooked by the press.
The Palestinian Authority has chosen to keep paying terrorists at the cost of losing U.S. aid. The media would do well to note that the unfolding crisis in PA-ruled areas is not only of the Authority's making, it's a statement of it priorities.