The New York Times claimed that the Gaza Strip "has been racked by shortages of medicine and water after years of a blockade by Israel and Egypt." In fact, the West Bank-based Palestinian government is responsible for a scarcity in medicine, and overpumping from Gaza's aquifer has degraded the territory's water supply.
Andrea Mitchell told her 1.6 million Twitter followers that Israel has only 13 Arab Knesset members, and that the entire group was escorted from the plenary chamber after a protest. An NBC official says the error won't be corrected.
Not long after they ignored anti-Semitic rhetoric by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, the media got a second chance. Another speech, with more outlandish vitriol, followed. Did they seize the opportunity?
The New York Times was wrong to claim an Egyptian intelligence officer urged the media not to condemn U.S. recognition of Israel's capital. It was wrong to suddenly change its characterization of Ramallah from a lively city to a dreary town. And it was wrong to ignore anti-Semitism by Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas.
The outcome of the General Assembly vote about Jerusalem was predictable, if not surprisingly lacking the number of supporters pro-Palestinian votes tend to attract. But to the New York Times, it was astounding.
After the newspaper pointed out, in favor of its arguments, that "East Jerusalem was exclusively Arab in 1967," CAMERA's letter set the record straight about how briefly, and why, the area was empty of Jews.
It is true that this section of Jerusalem was exclusively Arab in 1967. This is because Jews, long a majority and plurality in these parts of the city, were forced out in 1948, when the area was seized by Jordanian troops.
A recent New York Times piece quoted one Israeli speaking in support of formal US recognition of Israel's capital. And it quoted a PLO member, two Fatah leaders, two Hamas leaders, a Hamas statement, Palestinian Jerusalem resident, an Israeli NGO worker, and two former diplomats criticizing the move.
In a pair of articles this fall, the New York Times ignored the violence and persecution faced by Iraqi Jews in the 1940s and 50s, suggesting that nearly the entire community "left" or "departed" inexplicably.