Did fighting lead to Israel’s creation? And do Palestinian refugees have a "right to return"? One might think so from the New York Times’ March 26th article on the subject by reporter Hassan Fattah.
The media actively works to erase the Jewish people's historical and legal claims to the land of Israel. Recent articles by The Washington Post and Vox offer examples as to how. CAMERA takes a look at why.
Haaretz's opinion editors gave a pass to Odeh Bisharat's odious falsehoods which undermine Israel's legitimacy, including the fabrication that Arabs owned "most of the territory" of Palestine, and that Ben-Gurion's territorial greed supposedly caused the 1948 war.
For Israel's Memorial Day, Haaretz's Gideon Levy offers life support to the thoroughly expired Tantura "massacre" fallacy, insisting on a cover up of the "contentious version" whereby Haganah soldiers allegedly carried out a war crime.
UPDATED: CAMERA prompts correction after CNN's Sam Kiley absurdly claimed that Israel fought in the 1948 and 1967 wars "to expand territory." In fact, Israel fought to prevent Arab campaigns to annihilate the Jewish state.
Contradicting both the High Commissioner and Jaffa Arabs who lived through the events, editors of The New York Times, in Manhattan, rewrote history, falsely reporting that in 1948 "most of Jaffa's Arab residents were forcibly removed from their homes." The falsehood appears in the context of a "correction," no less.
C-SPAN recently aired a “discussion” hosted by National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations (NCUSAR), an Arab centered organization hostile to Israel. This hostility was reflected in the choice of panelists.
In May-June 2013, the Qatar-based Arabic satellite television channel aired its 'Nakba' (catastrophe) film depicting a one-sided version of Israel's struggle for independence.
Sami Awad tells one story about the death of his grandfather, Elias. His uncle Alex tells another.
Gale Cengage turned to a radical anti-Zionist — a man who has argued that suicide bombers are "patriots" and the Jewish state is "Hitlerite" — to write an encyclopedia article on Zionism. The publisher is now reviewing the piece's accuracy.
In a "Behind the Scenes" piece about the Dalai Lama, Christiane Amanpour manages to reference the Arab-Israeli conflict. This strained detour, which paints a false analogy between the situations in Tibet and the Middle East, emphasizes the Palestinian perspective of the conflict.