Noura Erakat, a professor at George Mason, performs well before a television camera. But do her claims in a recent CBS segment about a "right of return" and Hamas hold up to scrutiny?
NPR and the New York Times have reported on "rioters" before. So why, when covering crowds of men hurling stones, throwing firebombs, attacking a border fence, setting fire to fields and buildings, and shooting Israelis, does it describe the perpetrators as "protesters"?
The Salt Lake Tribune published an Op-Ed by Michael S. Robinson that can best be described as an anti-Semitic rant. Its attacks against "the Jews," falsehoods demonizing Israel, and calls for "regime change" targeting the Jewish state conform perfectly to the definition of "anti-Semitism" used by the United States and the European Union.
On Monday, the Palestinian president blamed the Holocaust and anti-Jewish pogroms throughout history on the Jews themselves. The New York Times initially passed on reporting the story — but two days later came around to publishing a piece.
Writing in the New York Times, MK Ayman Odeh claimed it is legal under Israeli law for the planned town of Hiran to racially discriminate against potential residents. In fact, the law explicitly forbids such discrimination.
"Battle Weary, Hamas Gives Peaceful Protests a Chance," insists a headline in the Times print edition, echoing John Lennon's famous anti-war lyrics. But the terror group also gives Molotov cocktails, attack tunnels, and talk of eviscerating Israelis a chance.
After the New York Times initially cast the Palestinian demonstrations and clashes as being a protest against Israel's naval blockade, the updated story correctly notes that it also is meant to demand a so-called "right of return."
Without skepticism or challenge, the Associated Press quoted a Palestinian medical official claiming that exit wounds that are larger than entry wounds are evidence of "explosive bullets." Is that true? (Updated with AP correction)
Although Time asserts that the Gaza demonstrations and clashes are about a blockade, Hamas leaders and other march organizers have repeatedly emphasized that the "March of Return" is about the Palestinian demand for a "right of return." (Updated)
The New York Times ignored the news when Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas insulted the U.S. ambassador. But two years earlier, it focused on a much milder critique by Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.