CAMERA prompts improved after AP incorrectly reported that Facebook suspended Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's account for a post saying "Arabs want to annihilate us." A New York Times Op-Ed by Raja Shehadeh also errs.
In response to communication from CAMERA, AP amends an article which had noted that 2014 Hamas tunnel attacks surprised Israel and terrified residents, but which had failed to mention that the infiltrators also killed five soldiers.
Selective reporting by US media outlets creates a false narrative
Responding to Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress, the AP's Josef Federman wrote a "fact-check" to "counter" the Israeli prime minister's assertions. The wire service story reads more like the spin of a hired public relations specialist seeking to denigrate a political opponent and redirect the audience to a preferred message.
Why does the Associated Press insist that Israel's call for immediate and unconditional direct negotiations reflects a "hard line," when it was the Palestinian side that consistantly refused to talk until their demands were met? And how did AP describe Israel when it was the side insisting on preconditions?
In an April 13 Associated Press story on a German film about Hitler currently being screened in Israel, reporter Josef Federman includes a shockingly inflammatory statement alleging Israeli manipulation of the memory of the Holocaust.
Several newspapers ran an Associated Press article which incorrectly reported on West Bank troop withdrawals under Ariel Sharon's separation plan. In response to communications from CAMERA, the AP and at least five newspapers have set the record straight.