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 Naitons 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.
An AFP article on Iraqi efforts to renovate ancient religious sites whitewashes the history of Iraqi Jews and raises more questions than it answers. Will the sites be restored to preserve their original Jewish character, or will renovations turn the Jewish sites into mosques?