Misidentifying a destroyed office that served Hamas commanders as "civilian" and inflating the number of east Jerusalem Palestinians facing eviction from 31 to "several hundred" are just two examples of the Los Angeles Times' rough start covering Hamas' war against Israel.
Media outlets falsely report that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shut Israel's courts, citing him as a prime example of an "authoritarian" national leader engaging in a "coronavirus coup." In fact, Justice Minister Amir Ohana, a Netanyahu ally, curtailed court activity without closing the institutions, a move backed by Supreme Court justice Esther Hayut.
CAMERA prompts correction of a Los Angeles Times article which misidentified the Jordan Valley as "Palestinian territory." Israel captured the disputed territory from Jordan in the defensive 1967 war, and Palestinians seek it for a future state.
CAMERA's Israel office prompts correction of a Los Angeles Times article which cited a grossly inflated figure for the number of Palestinian civilian fatalities in this summer's round of fighting between Israel and Hamas.
A March 11 news article in the Los Angeles Times had grossly inflated the number of Palestinians living in the West Bank. CAMERA staff prompted the following correction:
The Los Angeles Times falsely maintains that Palestinians will not be able to travel freely north and south in the West Bank once the Ma'aleh Adumim building plan is implemented. In fact, three routes are available for Palestinian travel in the area, and a fourth is on the way.
In a June 7 Los Angeles Times article dealing, to a large extent, with competing Arab and Jewish claims to Jerusalem, Los Angeles Times bureau chief Laura King repeatedly adopts tendentious language which wrongly minimizes Jewish ties to the city.
An October 17 Los Angeles Times article by Laura King and Fayed Abu Shammalah, "Palestinians Return to Scenes of Ruin," follows the pattern typical for slanted reports on Israeli military operations against Palestinian terrorists and their infrastructure.
CAMERA obtained the following correction at the Los Angeles Times clarifying that the Western Wall, part of the retaining wall of the temple complex, is one of several temple remnants to have survived:
Laura King's July 24 article in the Los Angeles Times about the latest events in the Gaza Strip is a continuation of the journalist's pattern of failure in reporting on a striking phenomenon–Palestinian residents of Beit Hanoun opposing the use of their neighborhoods by Palestinian fighters to launch attacks against Israel