CAMERA staff has prompted a correction today in the International Herald Tribune regarding a Sept. 19 article which had doubled the number of Israelis living in the West Bank. The error and correction follow:
In contrast to many papers, The New York Times signaled disregard for a major address by Israel's Prime Minister, burying it at the end of a story by Neil MacFarquhar.
CAMERA staff prompted the following correction today at the International Herald Tribune concerning the number of Palestinian casualties from last winter's fighting in the Gaza Strip:
CAMERA obtained corrections in the New York Times and the International Herald Tribune regarding a Dec. 16, 2004 news analysis by Neil MacFarquhar which grossly inflated the number of Palestinian refugees inhabiting refugee camps since 1948.
The New York Times is the latest media outlet to rehash at face value false Syrian charges that Israel destroyed the town of Quneitra just before returning it to Syria. Times reporter Neil MacFarquhar (In Long Ruined City, Talk of Lifting the Clouds of War, Oct. 22, 2004) apparently made little effort to fact check the Syrian claims, by, for example, searching his own and other newspaper's archives to learn the actual history of the town.