Saeb Erekat

Times Magazine Profile of Livni Mangles Key Issues

A New York Times Magazine profile of Israeli politician Tzipi Livni by Roger Cohen falsely portrayed Israel as violating U.N. resolutions, and falsely portrayed the Palestinians as opposing suicide bombings and favoring a two-state solution.

CAMERA Prompts IHT Correction on Erekat Falsehood

As noted on CAMERA's blog Nov. 27, Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat wrongly stated in an Op-Ed in the International Herald Tribune that Israel's military is the fifth largest in the world. CAMERA pointed out the error to editors, and as a result, a correction ran today. The error and correction follow:

CAMERA Action Prompts Improved AFP Report

An AFP story on the wire today reported without challenge Saeb Erakat's claim that the "road map" requires Israel to release Palestinian prisoners. In response to communication from CAMERA, subsequent AFP stories noted that "the roadmap makes no mention of Israel releasing Palestinian detainees."

Another NPR Winter of Distortion

As sure as the calendar moves toward spring, National Public Radio stations turn to a fresh season of fund-raising. For listeners wondering about the status of the network's longstanding bias against Israel, a snapshot of coverage in early 2005 offers few signs of positive change. Instead, the tilt toward Arab positions continues. Sloppiness with factual precision is still commonplace.

BACKGROUNDER: A Study in Palestinian Duplicity and Media Indifference

Palestinian spokesmen Nabil Sha'ath, Hassan Abdel Rahman, Yasser Abed Rabbo, Ahmed Abdel Rahman and Saeb Erakat took the Western media for a ride in April 2002, loudly proclaiming Israel had committed a "massacre" in Jenin.  Yet, despite copious evidence of their blatant lying, the credibility of these spokesmen with the American press is apparently unaffected.

CNN Anchors Weigh Down Israelis, Boost Palestinians

CNN anchors and interviewers consistently allow Palestinian guests to say anything they want, but pressure and interrogate Israelis, signaling viewers they shouldn't believe anything said on Israel's behalf.