Andrea Levin

Updated: Tony Kushner’s Anti-Israel Falsehoods Thwart CUNY Award

Update: Board of trustees reverse decision and grant degree. The award-winning playwright, much accustomed to kudos and hero-worship, is shocked to find not everyone accepts his slanders about Israel. Displaying characteristic indifference to the facts of Israel's long efforts to achieve peace in the face of aggression, he claims it's a terrible historical problem that modern Israel came into existence."

CAMERA Op-Ed: The New York Times and Itamar

The murder of five members of the Fogel family in Itamar prompted familiar circumlocutions and evasions by The New York Times where the killing of Jews is concerned. Rather than call it a "terrorist attack"— the family was said to have been killed by "intruders."

Scheuer’s Ravings

Few reputable media outlets deliberately seek out bigots to offer "expert" comment on Middle East affairs. Does Michael Scheuer get a pass thanks to his CIA credentials?

Time Strikes (Israel) Again

Karl Vick's latest is as crude as earlier caricatures of Israel, but apparently fills the bill for a weekly magazine that can't figure out what relevance it has in the new media age.

The New Yorker’s David Remnick on Israel: “Can’t take it any more”

In a bizarre interview with Yediot Aharonot, New Yorker editor David Remnick railed at Israel for failing to end the "occupation" yet supposedly seeking "unconditional love" from American Jews. The comments offer little insight into Middle East realities, but say something about the writer's state of mind.

New Negotiations, Old Biases

David Gardner The Financial Times' David Gardner, led the way in presenting biased, incendiary coverage of the newly-launched Israeli-Palestinian talks. Name-calling, smears and propaganda trumped facts, context and objectivity. 

Questions for The New York Times

The Times promotes radical groups and voices leveling distorted criticism at Israel, while continuing to omit genocidal rhetoric emanating from Arab and Muslim adversaries of the Jewish state. Will Arthur Brisbane, the new public editor, address the biases?

Huwaida Arraf’s Flotilla Fable on BBC

In the world of anti-Israel propagandists, no falsehood is too transparent or easily disputed. Arraf charged Gazan babies are denied formula by Israel, when in reality tons are regularly delivered.

Why Helen Thomas Had to Go

When Helen Thomas told Jews to “get the hell out of Palestine,” she sullied the legacy of a man who was at the center of the struggle to stop the murder of Jews in Europe in the 1940s.

UPDATED: Radical, Pro-Hamas “Flotilla” Seeks Media Win

Radical Europeans, far-left Americans and pro-Hamas Islamists may have little else in common, but they've come together for a week of agitprop called the "Freedom Flotilla" aimed at pressuring Israel to relax its naval embargo on Gaza. The question is will journalists report who the players really are and what they're up to?