Hamas, the U.S.-designated terrorist group that rules the Gaza Strip, is making inroads in the West Bank. The genocidal terrorist organization is looking to supplant, Fatah, the movement that controls the U.S.-backed Palestinian Authority, and is gaining in popularity. Yet, as CAMERA noted in the Washington Examiner, too many press and policymakers are seemingly oblivious.
The Washington Post's World View column provides disproportionate, and often misleading, analysis on Israel, much of which castigates the Jewish state for supposedly repressing Palestinians. But when the Palestinian Authority imprisons, tortures, and murders its own people, including journalists, the Post's World Views columnist is silent.
Obituaries in Western news outlets noted that Ali Akbar Mohtashamipur was a founder of Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed, U.S.-designated terrorist group that rules Lebanon. But, as CAMERA wrote in The National Interest, Mohtashamipur was more than a founding father of one of the world’s largest terrorist organizations. He was, in fact, one of a handful of men who built the modern Middle East.
As CAMERA highlighted in a recent National Review Op-Ed: For the Palestinian leaders who choose to promote them, intifadas are often self-defeating. Going back to the first intifada in the 1930s, anti-Jewish violence and terror often upsets the Palestinian political landscape—often sweeping aside, or weakening, the very Palestinian leaders responsible for inciting them.
The Washington Post’s omissions are curiously one-sided. They favor antisemites in Congress, anti-Israel NGOs and multilateral bodies, as well as terrorist groups committed to the destruction of the world’s sole Jewish state.
While Hamas launches thousands of rockets at Israel, the Washington Post's opinion page decides to run a piece suggesting that the Jewish state shouldn't exist. In so doing, the Post glosses over the long history of persecution that Jews, pre-Israel, endured while subject to the whims of Middle Eastern rulers.
A recent Washington Post column absurdly compared a targeted Israeli strike against an alleged Hamas operational center to an attack on the free press. But as CAMERA highlighted in JNS, there is no such thing as a free press in an area ruled by an autocratic terrorist group. Further, there is considerable evidence to suggest that Hamas did operate out of the building in question.
CAMERA took to the pages of the Washington Examiner to highlight the role of PA President Mahmoud Abbas in inciting anti-Jewish violence. As CAMERA noted, Abbas did so intentionally. The press should take note.
Writing in Foreign Affairs magazine, three esteemed former U.S. diplomats argue that Israel is pulling the U.S. toward a conflict with Iran. But history, the statements of Iranian leaders and a recent war between Israel and an Iranian proxy all prove that it is Tehran which already considers itself to be at war with both the U.S. and Israel.
In more than half a dozen op-eds and editorials, the Washington Post hides Iran's role in provoking the latest Israel-Hamas War. Instead, the newspaper resorts to publishing anti-Israel tirades, including from a former PLO spokesperson, and from someone who should—and not too long ago did—know better.