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CAMERA Op-Ed Published in Asheville Citizen-Times

To better understand Muslim rejection of Israel -- and more broadly, hatred of the West -- Americans must look beyond the arguments of those who use Israel as a scapegoat, citing this or that Israeli policy.

Updated: U.of Illinois Paper Publishes, Corrects Bogus ‘Quotation’ for 2nd Time

The University of Illinois newspaper, The Daily Illini, has again published a bogus, defamatory quotation attributed to Israeli Prime Minister Sharon even though its own columnist issued a public retraction and apology less than a year ago for using the same quote. The paper apologizes and corrects again due to CAMERA's efforts.

CAMERA Letter Published in Orlando Sentinel

The following CAMERA letter-to-the-editor published today in the Orlando Sentinel refutes Ray Hanania's claim that Israel had a hand in the founding of the Hamas terrorist organization.

CAMERA Obtains Correction at LA Times

CAMERA has obtained the following correction from the Los Angeles Times:

Jewish settlements - An article in Saturday's Section A about the Israeli foreign minister's visit to Washington misstated a commitment Prime Minister Ariel Sharon made at a June summit in Aqaba, Jordan. Sharon agreed to dismantle some illegal outposts of Jewish settlements; he did not agree to begin dismantling settlements themselves.

Caricature or Bigotry?

The Chicago Tribune and other newspapers conceded a Dick Locher cartoon came close to anti-Semitism.

LA Times Demonizes Israeli PM

Over the last couple of days, the Los Angeles Times news coverage of Ariel Sharon's views on the U.S.-backed "road map" and his Cabinet's approval of the plan unfairly characterized the prime minister and contained several other examples of bias.

NPR’s Second Intifada

In the final segment of its seven part series on Middle East history, National Public Radio covered the so-called second Palestinian Intifada. As in the previous segments, NPR once again offered up a highly skewed lineup of experts, with critics of Israel heavily represented and pro-Israel voices virtually absent.

BBC’s Profiles Obscure Reality

More than a year ago (2001-2002), BBC posted on its Web site several profiles of Middle Eastern leaders and groups. The profiles whitewashed Palestinian terrorist figures while, at the same time, harshly disparaging the Israeli prime minister. Despite letters to BBC about its unfair and biased features, the profiles remain unrevised on the Web site. Unfortunately, the misinformation in these features has been quoted and repeated as fact in English language newspapers across the world. For BBC to post such blatantly biased profiles is a violation of its own ethical code of impartiality, accuracy and fairness.

Time Magazine Whitewashes Hamas, Tars Sharon

In a case of inverting truth, a Time Magazine photo essay presented a skewed, pejorative characterization of Sharon but a euphemistic picture of Hamas terrorists...

The World’s Version of Mideast History

From May 20 through May 24, 2002, The World's Patrick Cox presented a five-part special report entitled "A Middle East History," where he attempted to sum up the complex history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in brief soundbytes, drawing heavily on Arab propaganda claims, omitting relevant information, and skewing the facts.