Arab/Muslim Organizations & Campaigns

In Wake of Flotilla, NPR Coverage is Listing

NPR news analyst Daniel Schorr brands Israel's blockade of Hamas a "blockade of hate," while colleague Sheera Frankel ignores Erdogan's endorsement of Hamas. Tilted Gaza reports ignore Israeli offers to deliver flotilla aid, including concrete, and Hamas' refusal.

The Gaza Flotilla: Falsehoods and Facts

In the aftermath of Israel's raid on the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara, the media provided non-stop coverage with both information and misinformation. This backgrounder sorts out the facts from the falsehoods.

Greta Berlin: Gaza Flotilla Propagandist

Greta Berlin, spokeswoman for and co-founder of the Free Gaza movement, is a radical anti-Israel activist with a background in communications and theater arts. She apparently has no compunction about distorting the facts to further her agenda.

UPDATED: Radical, Pro-Hamas “Flotilla” Seeks Media Win

Radical Europeans, far-left Americans and pro-Hamas Islamists may have little else in common, but they've come together for a week of agitprop called the "Freedom Flotilla" aimed at pressuring Israel to relax its naval embargo on Gaza. The question is will journalists report who the players really are and what they're up to? 

Gaza Flotilla Crisis Yields More Coverage, More Bias

In the aftermath of Israel's operation to prevent pro-Palestinian radicals from violating the naval blockade on the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, media organizations are again focusing on Israel and its opponents in a way reminiscent of the onset of the second Palestinian "intifada."

Israel’s Right to Blockade Gaza and to Interdict Shipping

Under international law Israel is within its rights to establish a maritime blockade of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, and to arrest "peace activists" on board vessels attempting to run the blockade, since Hamas is a hostile entity engaged in illegal armed confiict against Israeli civilians.

The Trouble With Textbooks: Study Exposes the Bias in American Textbooks

The Trouble With Textbooks: Distorting History And Religion
By Gary A. Tobin and Dennis R. Ybarra
Lexington Books, Maryland, 2008

The book exposes historical, religious and social misrepresentations of propagandistic proportions by the K–12 school textbook publishing industry in the United States. It is essential reading for educators, students and parents alike.

Sabeel’s Rhetoric Questioned by Jewish Peace Activists

Jeff Halper (left) recently suggested that Israelis are contemplating a “final solution” in regards to the Palestinians at a recent Sabeel conference but other Jewish activists are questioning the organization’s rhetoric and agenda.

CAMERA Letter in Los Angeles Times on Sabeel

The letter points out that "If Rev. Dr. Ateek's [left] approach to peacemaking is 'theologically correct,' as he asserts, then we must be living in the Middle Ages."