An incident involving a Palestinian caught on video playing his violin at an Israeli checkpoint near Nablus prompted an eruption of distorted media coverage. News stories and commentary condemned Israeli soldiers manning the checkpoint, deplored the morals of the Israeli army in general, and even in some articles compared the incident to Jews forced by the Nazis to play music in German concentration camps.
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague in the Netherlands has issued an "Advisory Opinion" that Israel's security fence is illegal and violates international law. The court advised the United Nations Security Council to take action to stop Israel's construction of the fence and to dismantle parts already built. CAMERA provides background information on the legality and effectiveness of the fence.