Alex Safian, PhD

Diaa Hadid, Recycling Old Stories about the Old City

Diaa HadidDiaa Hadid, hired a year ago by the New York Times to improve coverage of Palestinian affairs, instead seems to view her job as escalating the Times' traditionally hostile and inaccurate coverage of Israel. The latest example is her largely fictional story on evictions in Jerusalem.

New York Times Tilts Against Israel Whenever it Can

The New York TimesThe New York Times can't seem to resist the temptation to slant the news against Israel and in favor of the Palestinians, even when covering a fairly innocuous story such as the initially suspicious fire at  B'tselem, the controversial non-profit based in Israel.

Diaa Hadid, NY Times Respond to CAMERA, and CAMERA Responds Right Back

New York TimesNew York Times reporter Diaa Hadid responded to CAMERA's criticism of her Haifa report, admitting that it was incorrect to write that Israel was created by the 1948 war, but rejecting our assertion that the liberal Arab culture she describes in Haifa could happen only in Israel. Hadid claims there's something similar in Beirut, but we prove there isn't. 

PBS at War with Netanyahu and Israel

NetanyahuNetanyahu at War has a fatal flaw: war requires at least two parties, and focusing only on Netanyahu, and not also on those making war against Israel, like Yasir Arafat, guaranteed both the failure of the Frontline documentary to document very much at all, and its success at deceiving viewers.

Haifa, History and the New York Times

The New York TimesThe New York Times seems to be allergic to the facts of the Arab-Israeli conflict, as if reporting the truth and actually reflecting reality will cause a life-threatening medical crisis. The latest example is Diaa Hadid's In Israeli City of Haifa, a Liberal Arab Culture Blossoms.

Bibi, the Mufti, and the Media

Grand MuftiPrime Minister Netanyahu is being criticized for saying in a speech that the first Palestinian leader, Haj Amin el-Husseini, known as the Grand Mufti, had given Hitler the idea of exterminating the Jews. But the criticism can't erase the facts: the Mufti was a Nazi war criminal who got away with mass murder.

Are Israelis Allowed to Defend Themselves?

knivesAfter numerous deadly Palestinian attacks against Israelis, PA leader Mahmoud Abbas seems to be outraged that in self-defense Israelis sometimes kill their attackers. Does he believe that successful self-defense somehow unjustly denies Palestinians their rights?

The New York Times, the “Newspaper of Broken Record”

NY TimesJodi Rudoren's  "East Jerusalem, Bubbling Over With Despair" is yet another tiresome example of the New York Times whitewashing Palestinian terrorism, omitting material facts, and just generally getting the story wrong about Israel and about the Palestinians.

The Temple, the Times and the BDS Supporter

New York TimesAfter deadly Palestinian attacks against Israelis triggered by false claims that Israel is threatening the al-Aqsa Mosque, the New York Times published a mostly mangled history of the situation and of the Temple Mount, relying in part on an "expert" who is also an outspoken supporter of boycotting Israel.