Miss Universe Organization (MOU), the organization which runs Miss Universe, has confirmed that Miss Greece imposter Rafaela Plastira never held the title and was never supposed to join the pageant in Israel.
Writing in the Forward, Sari Bashi claims that Israel distributes COVID-19 vaccinates according to ethnicity, and argues that only Jews are eligible for the vaccine while non-Jews are denied the life-saving resource. It is a malevolent lie, and is one of the most dishonest accounts to appear in the mainstream press.
UPDATE: AP's correction makes clear the law applies specifically to those doing business with the state of Georgia not those simply doing business in the state. And it protects against "boycott of Israel," including individuals and companies with business interests in Israel, not against boycott of "the Israeli government."
CAMERA's correspondence with the New York Times led the paper to correct an editorial that wrongly characterized BDS as merely opposed to the occupation. The BDS campaign seeks to destroy Israel.
After CAMERA prompted correction of a Reuters report that Israel has "criminalized" support for the anti-Israel BDS (boycott, divestment, sanctions) campaign, CAMERA Arabic elicits correction of the identical error at Reuters Arabic.
Following the CAMERA-prompted correction of a Reuters article which erroneously reported that Israel has criminalized support for BDS, CAMERA has elicited correction of the same point at Voice of America which had falsely reported that the BDS movement is illegal in Israel.
CAMERA prompts correction after Reuters incorrectly reports that Israel has criminalized BDS. In fact, public calls for anti-Israel boycotts are a civil, not criminal, matter in Israel.
After corresponding with CAMERA staff, the New York Times corrected a story that had falsely characterized the BDS campaign as seeking only an Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank.