Isabel Kershner

NYT Veers From Downplaying Palestinian Terrorism — But Only Online

Amidst mounting Palestinian terrorism against Israeli civilians, Times correspondent Isabel Kershner presents a thoughtful, first-hand account by an Israeli survivor of a Palestinian terror attack. This regrettably rare insight was excluded from the newspaper's print edition.

What The New York Times Won’t Show Readers

CAMERA's 2011 study, Indicting Israel: New York Times Coverage of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, devoted an entire chapter to "Violence Double Standards" demonstrating how Palestinan terrorism and violence against Israelis is reported through a lens of Palestinian victimhood. Recent coverage of violence in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict demonstrates the same pattern of distortions.

A Convict’s Tall Tale is All That’s Fit to Print

Feb. 12 update: The newspaper has published a correction.

After a Palestinian was charged and convicted of transferring funds to Hamas, he and his supporters insisted he was arrested for drawing anti-Israel cartoons. The New York Times apparently prefers that version, and didn't bother pointing out that even the cartoonist's lawyer has been open about the actual charges.

New York Times Suppresses Kerry Condemnation of Palestinian Incitement

Secretary of State John Kerry said Palestinian incitement was directly responsible for yesterday's brutal murder of Jews praying in a Jerusalem synagogue. His comments were initially reported but later scrubbed by a newspaper historically adverse to covering Palestinian incitement.

The ABC’s of Media Spin: The NYT and A Terror Attack

An NYT news story about a terrorist attack at a Jerusalem light rail stop qualified it as Israeli claims and quickly redirected readers away from the facts of Palestinian violence to focus on Israel's alleged misdeeds. By cherry-picking what facts to share with readers and how to frame them, The New York Times once again demonstrated its biased treatment of Israel.

Bias at New York Times is Headline News

The New York Times story, "Cease-Fire in Gaza Expires, and Strikes Resume," on the end of the 72-hour ceasefire between Hamas and Israel, was yet another illustration of the paper's seeming inability to cover Israel fairly and accurately.