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.
Even as international media outlets answered the call to improve coverage of Palestinian fatalities by noting that those killed by Israeli fire in Jenin last week were confirmed combatants, Israeli daily Haaretz failed to update its English and Hebrew-language reports with this highly relevant information.
CNN’s obsessive and slanted reporting continues to leave its audience without important information necessary to understand events. Notably, the omissions all work to downplay and omit the terrorism and violence being waged against Israel, instead highlighting only the decontextualized responses of the Israeli Defense Forces.
AP journalists conceal, distract and deflect, keeping inconvenient truths about the Palestinian smuggling of weapons away from sunlight.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict, CAMERA tells the Washington Times, is where common sense goes to die. For decades, the media continues to treat peace processors as experts, overlooking a key fact: the policies that they have pushed have failed.
Like an unshakeable addiction, the impulse of mainstream journalists to conceal the terror affiliations of Palestinians killed by Israeli troops remains a persistent feature of reporting at major news outlets. Most recently, Islamic Jihad and Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades fighters get a pass at AP and The New York Times.
The Washington Post recently embedded with a U.S.-designated terrorist group, al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades. The Post's report raises various questions about ethics and access.
News database searches indicate that not one single mainstream Western media outlet reported on the explosives lab and 15 primed bombs destroyed by Israeli forces in Balata refugee camp.
The PFLP claimed him. His goodbye note named the PFLP. He was buried in PFLP attire. Carried by PFLP members. His mother wore a PFLP headscarf. But the New York Times insisted he had no affiliation.
The Washington Post's coverage of Israel continues to be replete with omissions and biases. The Post continues to omit crucial facts and context.
Even while covering a Palestinian rocket attack on an Israeli community, Agence France Presse demonstrates a steadfast propensity for whitewashing Palestinian violence against Israeli civilians.