This year, the media have blundered all too many times in reporting on the Middle East. There were, unfortunately, countless potential "winners," but after careful consideration, CAMERA has identified the media's ten biggest bungles.
As Palestinian leaders wielding falsehoods, and in some cases brandishing knives, exhort their people to stab, stone, run down, burn, axe and butcher Jews in Israel and around the world, mainstream news media overwhelmingly neglect to report the content, pervasiveness and impact of this incitement, making them little better than accomplices in the resulting violence.
As Congress has continued its review of the Iran deal, the time-worn stereotypes of Jews as dual-loyalists, using their money and nefarious influence to incite wars have been used to smear opponents of the agreement.
In a Washington Post blog, international law expert Eugene Kontorovich reports that state legislatures are pushing back against the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement aimed at delegitimizing and destroying Israel.
Friday, May 15, will mark this year's “Nakba Day,” the day set to commemorate the “catastrophe” of the founding of Israel. The media will cover Palestinian marches, rallies and demonstrations. But they will likely not include some of the major elements in the Arab-Israeli conflict.
At the University of California, Riverside, an undergraduate student and Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) leader is teaching a one-credit course clearly intended to indoctrinate students to hate and act against Israel.
Andrew Pessin, a distinguished philosophy professor at Connecticut College who regularly speaks up on behalf of Israel, is being targeting by anti-Israel activists abetted by a feckless college administration.
This year the press stumbled all too many times in covering the Middle East, falling down on the obligation to report accurately and without bias. Though there were many contenders, CAMERA has identified the biggest offenders.
While New York Times coverage of the controversial opera "The Death of Klinghoffer" ignores the paper's own prior criticism of the piece, critics plan a major protest outside the Lincoln Center on opening night.
Further evidence surfaces of the racism and anti-Israel bigotry of Lancet contributors as the medical journal continues to lose credibility.