Tamar Sternthal

In Face of Israel’s Normalization With Gulf States, Los Angeles Times Stuck on Autopilot

The more Israel and Gulf states advance in the historic process of normalization, the more The Los Angeles Times struggles to shoehorn the expanding ties into the narrow prism of old dogmas about Israeli-Palestinian relations. With Bahrain's readiness to recognize Israel, the Times is forced to retreat from earlier reporting that UAE stands alone.

Fox Errs on “Illegal” Occupation, Palestinian Land

Fox News wrongly refers to "Palestinian lands that the United Nations has deemed illegally occupied territory." While the UN considers settlements illegal, it has not deemed the occupation of disputed West Bank land illegal.

AP Grossly Understates Number of Arson Balloons

In recent weeks, Palestinian arsonists have launched dozens of incendiary balloons every single day; not dozens over the last few weeks, as an AP photo caption erroneously stated.

Sderot Home, Hit in Palestinian Rocket Attack, Erased by Reuters

In a report about 12 rockets fired at southern Israel from the Gaza Strip Aug. 21 overnight, Reuters neglects to mention that a home in Sderot was hit and suffered heavy damage. The article noted only that "buildings and vehicles" in Sderot were hit.

AP Captions Err After Sderot Home Hit by Iron Dome Shrapnel

UPDATE: Associated Press corrects after captions erroneously reported that a Sderot home was hit by a rocket fired by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. In fact, Israel's Iron Dome intercepted the rockets, and it was shrapnel from the interception which damaged the house.

Los Angeles Times Conjures Up International Airport in Jerusalem

Sept. 6 UPDATE: The Los Angeles Times corrects after it faced mockery for speculating that the UAE's new direct flights will likely land in Tel Aviv not Jerusalem supposedly due to the latter's disputed status. Jerusalem has no functioning airport.