On June 12, 2004, NPR's Scott Simon interviewed Richard Ben Cramer on the topic of the latter's newly released book How Israel Lost: The Four Questions. Though panned by numerous critics who faulted its deceptive depiction of Israel's security needs, Simon chatted appreciatively with the author, urging him to repeat from his book an anecdote about religious Jews that was evidently apocryphal and meant solely to ridicule the religious establishment in Israel. Simon did not stop there. He concluded with a remarkable question posed to the guest that may be a window on NPR attitudes about Israel.
BOSTON Expressing dismay at the scheduled October 21 appearance of National Public Radio's Scott Simon at a U.S. Holocaust Museum Memorial event, Andrea Levin, Executive Director of CAMERA (Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America), said the Museum must be unaware of NPR's chronically biased coverage of Israel and Jewish affairs.