CAMERA prompts correction of a Los Angeles Times article which greatly overstated the number of Lebanese civilians killed in the 2006 war, erroneously citing "nearly 1,200 Lebanese civilians." In fact, this figure includes hundreds of Hezbollah fighters.
The Los Angeles Times' Noga Tarnopolsky applies a sliding scale when it comes to Israeli and Palestinians extremists and hard-liners. Her unsubstantiated claim that "some of the most far-right Jewish settlers that Israel has to offer" attended the U.S. Embassy's Independence Day celebration in Jerusalem is a case in point.
Days after The Jerusalem Post fully and transparently clarified its initial misreporting of Netanyahu's remarks about Polish collaboration withh Nazis, The Los Angeles Times falsely alleges that the prime minister's office "modified the statement by removing a single word – 'the' – to remove the implication that all Poles were implicated."
CAMERA prompts correction of a Los Angeles Times article which had incorrectly blamed the Israeli blockade for unpaid salaries of civil servants in the Gaza Strip. In fact, Mahmoud Abbas' Palestinian Authority, not Israel, slashed Gaza salaries.
Doctors Without Borders gunman Hani Majdalawi "didn't even know how to use a weapon," said his brother Osama in The Los Angeles Times, casting doubt on the Israeli charge. A post earlier on Osama's Facebook page, however, boasted that Hani "bought the weapon with his own money." Osama cites hackers as at fault for the discrepancy.
CAMERA prompts correction of a Los Angeles Times article which erroneously stated that Gazans launched "dozens" of flaming kites and balloons at Israel since March 30. In fact, Palestinian arsonists have launched dozens of incendiary attacks on a daily basis.
In both a news article and an editorial, The Los Angeles Times misrepresents Israel's new nation-state law, inaccurately stating that it grants an "advantageous status to Jewish-only communities.
CAMERA prompts correction after a Los Angeles Times article claimed "130 protesters" were killed at the Gaza border, though this figure includes armed and active combatants, who, for instance, set explosives and hurled Molotov cocktails.
As The Los Angeles Times promises truth, accuracy and quality journalism, CAMERA calls on editors to either substantiate or retract the dubious claim that the flow of water into Gaza is facing increasingly severe restrictions.
CAMERA prompts correction of a Los Angeles Times article which wrongly stated that the U.S. Embassy to Israel has always existed in Tel Aviv "along with the rest of the world's diplomatic missions." In fact, 16 countries once had embassies in Jerusalem and a number currently maintain consulate-generals in the city.