Allegations and Libels

Judt Labels Israel “Anachronistic,” Calls for Binational State

"Israel, in short, is an anachronism" charges Tony Judt in the Los Angeles Times and the New York Review of Books in arguing for the elimination of the Jewish state in favor of a binational secular state. He falsely singles out Israel as being the only modern, democratic nation based on "ethno-religious criteria."

NPR Tortures the Truth to Malign Israel

National Public Radio does it again, falsely charging that under Israeli law confessions extracted under torture are admissible, when the reality is that Israel has even tougher protections against such abuses than does the United States.

USA Today’s “Tit-for-Tat” Editorial

In an attempt to draw parallels between the two sides, USA Today's August 21 editorial "Nurture peace hopes" completely misrepresents current Israeli-Palestinian realities by trying to present an Israeli-Palestinian "cycle of tit-for-tat bloodshed." Israeli counter-terrorism is no more part of a "cycle of bloodshed" than police arresting murderers is part of a "cycle of crime."

BBC-WATCH: BBC Blames Israel Again

The two homicide bombings that rocked the Middle East on August 19, 2003 – targeting in Baghdad UN workers who had come to rebuild the country, and in Jerusalem Jewish families with young children returning from prayer at the Western Wall – elicited early sympathetic reaction on BBC. But it didn’t take very long for the network’s Web site to start implying fault on Israel’s part.

NPR’s Letter of Protest to CAMERA, and CAMERA’s Reply

Bruce Drake, NPR's Vice President for News, sent a letter to CAMERA on August 9 protesting that a recent article on our website had included a "serious distortion of NPR's policies and practices" regarding which of NPR's Middle East broadcasts are available on the network's website. We do not agree with Mr. Drake's allegation. Below, the relevant section of Mr. Drake's letter, followed by CAMERA's reply: