In a recent Op-Ed, George Bisharat, a professor at UC Hastings College of the Law, vastly overstated U.S. aid to Israel and entirely misrepresented Arab and Jewish demographics in Jerusalem.
Mazin Qumsiyeh, a former Yale University associate professor of genetics, frequently publishes Op-Eds relying on misinformation to make his case for the replacement of Israel with a "binational state." According to today's New York Times, Qumsiyeh is now at the center of an uproar at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos for penning a magazine article calling for an international boycott of Israel and accusing Israel of "apartheid" practices.
In recent years, some have accused the Guardian of fueling hostility towards the Jewish state through its unbalanced reporting of events in the Middle East. The coverage by Brian Whitaker, who has served as the paper's Middle East Editor since May 1999 and contributes articles for Guardian Unlimited, the internet edition of the Guardian, as well as the Guardian paper, is representative of the paper's perspective.
Word of playwright Tony Kushner's involvement in Steven Spielberg's Munich set off alarms among those familiar with his extreme anti-Israel positions and indifference to facts about the Arab-Israeli conflict. A glance at his statements and affiliations suggests why.
Twice within two weeks, newspapers have had to correct false statements by anti-Israel activist Mazin Qumsiyeh. These two corrections, along with the many other erroneous statements by Qumsiyeh which have passed uncorrected, reveal a disregard for facts that should be a red flag for those considering reading–or publishing–his diatribes. Update: Qumsiyeh responds to CAMERA's critique.
CAMERA asks: Why has the anti-war movement become so intertwined with anti-Israel acitvism?
An Interview with Scholars for Peace in the Middle East President Ed Beck
Campus anti-Israel activists copy many of their arguments from Norman Finkelstein, a DePaul University political science professor who never forgets to mention that his parents were Holocaust survivors. Despite his trappings of scholarshop, Finkelstein's work has been marred by grave factual inaccuracies, omissions, and extreme bias.
The International Herald Tribune, published by the New York Times, has taken a page from the Times' book of journalistic wrongdoing. The Times earlier distorted the Bush Administration's decision to not pressure Sharon about West Bank settlements, and now the Tribune falsely claims that the Bush-Sharon meeting yesterday was "intended to press Sharon to move . . . on the West Bank."