It seems that some members of the media are having a tough time differentiating the terms of the American brokered "road map" from Palestinian unilateral demands on Israel. Namely, while Palestinians have conditioned their cease-fire on the release of thousands of Palestinian prisoners from Israeli prisons (among other demands), the "road map" plan, drawn up by the United States, European Union, Russia, and the United Nations, has nothing at all to say about Palestinian prisoners.
On Dec. 24, 2002, then Los Angeles Times Jerusalem bureau chief Tracy Wilkinson repeated a common error among journalists reporting from Israel and the Palestinian areas. The inaccuracy dragged CAMERA and Times editors down a long road of correspondences, which did not, unfortunately, lead to a published correction. The saga says something about the Times' unwillingness in the face of evidence to set the record straight.
In a lengthy feature article today entitled "Mideast Violence Moves to the Home Front; For Israelis and Palestinians alike, conflict spills over into other circles of life," correspondent Tracy Wilkinson makes absurd equivalences between the expression of violence in Palestinian and Israeli societies.
In the critical period of late March through early April, the most striking findings concerning the Los Angeles Times coverage of Palestinian terrorist attacks and the Israeli response concerned headlines and photographs.
Tracy Wilkinson reports in a July 20 news story that the 1995 assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin by a Jewish extremist "may have set in motion the ultimate unraveling of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process" ("Clemency Decree in Rabin Case Divides Israelis").