Some in the media are fixated on blaming Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for whatever goes wrong in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Following communication from CAMERA, ABC News corrected an online column which had wrongly stated Gaza settlements were causing friction between Obama and Netanyahu. Israel completely dismantled Gaza settlements years before Obama took office.
CiF Watch, an independent project of CAMERA, prompted a correction on a Guardian article which vastly overstated the amount of settlement construction recently approved by Binyamin Netanyahu.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta made headlines this week when he called on Israel to "just get to the damn [negotiating] table." The statement is peculiar, since Israel has pleaded with the Palestinians to return to the negotiating table while Palestinian leaders insist they won't do so unless Israel first satisfies their preconditions.
CAMERA staff elicited the following correction on a Washington Post blog post which erroneously stated that the settlement freeze that Prime Minister Netanyahu imposed last year was six months:
Ha'aretz journalist Akiva Eldar uses falsehoods and deceptions, distorting both Israeli and Palestinian negotiating positions, to accuse Prime Minister Netanyahu of lying in his speech before the United Nations.
Time Magazine's Joe Klein ditched journalistic ethics to lambast Prime Minister Netanyahu for disagreeing with the American leader about what is best for Israel.
Washington Post Deputy Editorial Page Editor Jackson Diehl declares that Binyamin Netanhayu devoted his first term as prime minister to "poisoning" U.S.-Israel relations and "strangling" Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. And if he forms the next government, he'll try to drag America into war with Iran. Faulty analysis leads to misplaced criticism.