An Associated Press article yesterday stated that vandals destroyed the fuel terminal at Israel's only cargo crossing into Gaza, initially leaving out that the culprits were Gazans, reportedly acting on Hamas instructions. AP responds positively to CAMERA's request to identify those responsible as Palestinian.
In response to communication from CAMERA, the Associated Press corrects an article which incorrectly referred to Palestine. CAMERA's timely work prevents misinformation from wire agencies appearing in media outlets around the world.
It is one thing for a serious news organization to write about a project affiliated with Breaking the Silence. But in its report on author Colm Toibin's Hebron visit, AP adopts the much-criticized NGO's controversial narrative.
AP casts the looming eviction of the Sub-Laban family as a narrative of Jewish encroachment in Jerusalem's Muslim Quarter. Only after CAMERA's intervention, does AP add information giving a different picture.
The inconsistencies in today's AP piece are all too consistent: Throughout, Israeli concerns are minimized as claims by "hard-liners," while Palestinian concerns are recited in the journalists voice. Facts supporting Israeli concerns are downplayed relative those preferred by Palestinian leaders.
An Associated Press analysis piece alleged that Israeli air strikes on homes overwhelmingly victimized civilians. But the study's data sample and methodology were flawed and the authors ignored a study contradicting their allegations.
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?
While rumors that a Palestinian mother and her children were deliberately killed have been discredited, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights claims that Abir Hiljeh's story proves the allegation. But their own documents don't support her story.
The Associated Press (AP) has adopted highly inaccurate language to refer to Palestinian terror groups and the acts they perpetrate. It has also misled readers through simple factual error. In general, AP reporting relies heavily on Palestinian sources, gives priority to Palestinian views and even omits Israeli perspectives.