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.
UPDATED: AFP corrects after an article about the demolition of the homes of the Palestinians indicted for the deadly bombing which killed 16-year-old Rina Shnerb falsely reported that the suspects had not been charged.
CAMERA prompts a quick correction after a United Press International headline erroneously reported that rockets were fired from southern Israel Saturday night, as opposed at southern Israel, by terror groups in the Gaza Strip.
The news organizations initially described the PFLP as merely a "leftist political party that has an armed wing." CAMERA secured corrected language that acknowledges the Palestinian group's terrorism and terror designations.
It has become common to hear that the U.S. government has always had an unwavering “pro-Israel bias.” But as CAMERA noted in The Jerusalem Post, history is never as simple, or as neat, as common narratives suppose.
Media outlets largely ignored last night's infiltration of armed Palestinians from Gaza into southern Israel as world leaders are set to convene at Jerusalem's World Holocaust Forum. Reuters falsely reported an "attempt[ed]" infiltration, when in fact the assailants were hundreds of meters inside Israeli territory.
Haaretz's English edition corrects after mistakenly identifying terrorist Samir Kuntar, convicted for the brutal 1979 murders of the Haran family members, as Palestinian. He was a Lebanese Druze.
Why did the New York Times conceal Islamic Jihad's terror designations, then describe the group as simply "nettlesome"?
The Los Angeles Times whitewashes a brutal October 2015 terror attack, describing a Palestinian teen "who chased people with a large, ornamental knife with the intention of scaring them." The paper fails to mention that two Israeli civilians, including a 13-year-old boy, were severely wounded in the attack, and that the "ornamental knife" had a 15-inch blade.
An AFP photographer captured images of Fatah supporters in Bethlehem carrying a huge sign glorifying Dallal al-Mughrabi, but the news agency's captions whitewash the arch-terrorist who slaughtered dozens of unarmed men, women and children in the bloodiest terror attack against Israeli civilians.
Harking back to 2015, when mainstream media outlets routinely published headlines falsely casting Palestinian perpetrators as victims, two leading wire services once again offer up headlines turning a reported Palestinian assailant into the victim.