Associated Press delivers a highly selective account of overnight violence in Sheikh Jarrah, omitting the Palestinian firebomb attacks against Jewish homes which apparently started the clash.
CAMERA prompts the Associated Press to clarify a misleading report that Israel "refus[ed] to accept responsibility for vaccinating the Palestinians," citing Gaza, the West Bank and east Jerusalem. The amended copy now notes Israel's vaccination of Jerusalem Palestinians and more than 100,000 West Bank Palestinians.
The findings of an "AP investigation" into an alleged settlement construction boom during Trump's era are indistinguishable from those of Peace Now. AP completely ignores official data from Israel which show a decline, not growth, in building of homes across the Green Line.
The invocation by B’Tselem of the term “supremacy” seems designed to latch on to trends in American politics. In fact, however, the language of “Jewish supremacy” recalls the title of David Duke’s 2002 book.
"Palestinians are not taken seriously as agents of their own fate,” charged former AP correspondent Matti Friedman in his scathing 2014 critique of international coverage of Israel and the Palestinians. AP's article Thursday falsely casting Israel as responsible for the Palestinians' supply of coronavirus vaccines perfectly illustrates this old formulation.
The Associated Press has failed to either substantiate or retract the highly dubious claim that Palestinian laborers from the Jordan Valley village of Fasayil earn just $3 working on Israeli settlements. Data from the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics shows a very different picture: Palestinians working in the settlements and Israel earn more than double those working in the Palestinian private and public sectors.
The Associated Press today misleads, stating that most in the Gaza Strip "only have a few hours of electricity a day." In fact, according to United Nations data, every day this month Gazans had more than 12 hours of electricity.
The news organizations initially described the PFLP as merely a "leftist political party that has an armed wing." CAMERA secured corrected language that acknowledges the Palestinian group's terrorism and terror designations.
CAMERA prompts a Times of Israel correction of an AP article which inaccurately described Bethlehem as "almost completely surrounded by the barrier and a string of Jewish settlements." AP itself has failed to correct.
For AP or other reporters to ask Palestinians about rejection of peace proposals would require them to act like real journalists, rather than pro-Palestinian activists. Any reporter who fails to ask such questions is either unaware of the basic facts, or is a propagandist. Either way it is inexcusable.