The New York Times story about Israel's High Court ruling to allow graduate student and BDS activist Lara Alqasem into the country serves as yet another vehicle for the newspaper to whitewash the campaign as one that simply promotes "Palestinian rights."
Weeks after the New York Times slurred Kenneth Marcus, who has worked to oppose anti-Semitism, as a "longtime opponent of Palestinian rights causes," the same newspaper refuses to cast a clear-cut anti-Israel activist as "anti-Israel." In fact, the Times insists her "credentials as an anti-Israel activist are far from clear-cut."
Anti-Zionist conspiracy theory literature is once again in the news. A book portraying the Jewish state as all-powerful and unscrupulous, entangled in global conspiracies, wars and influence-peddling was co-authored by Leslie Cockburn who is currently running as a candidate for Congress in the 5th District of Virginia.
CAMERA's timeline explores the associations between Jeremy Corbyn — leader of the Labour party in the United Kingdom and would-be contender for prime minister — and various terrorists, Holocaust deniers, blood libelers, and conspiracy theorists, which have contributed to the antisemitism crisis currently roiling British politics.
In a gross violation of journalistic ethics and the network's own published guidelines against editorializing in news stories, Deutsche Welle Arabic television anchorwoman Dima Tarhini editorialized that Palestinian moves against Israel at the International Criminal Court is "a step we have been waiting for a long time."
Just as the claim that the IDF commits atrocities is an attempt to limit the ability of Jews to defend themselves physically, the claims that groups that defend Israel or fight antisemitism are somehow shady, engaging in immoral tactics, is an attempt to limit the Jews' ability to defend themselves rhetorically.
One can debate the merits and demerits of a law while presenting the facts accurately. Indeed, that is the role of a journalist. Both news stories and opinion columns should be based on accurate facts without overstatement or distortion. Unfortunately, many in the mainstream media have failed in these respects.
The World Council of Churches needs to explain why its activists in the Holy Land violate rules against engaging in political activism while in the Holy Land.
When Christian peacemakers come into the presence of Palestinians who say hateful things against Israel and promote acts of violence against its citizens, some of these folks get really excited in an unwholesome sort of way. It’s creepy.
Religion News Service has published badly reported article about Christians meeting with Palestinian extremists in the West Bank.