A CAMERA letter today in the Jerusalem Post debunks an argument made by Machsom Watch's Nomi Lalo that checkpoints and checkpoints serve no security purpose because "terrorists do not pass through roadblocks."
In Time magazine's virtual world, Gaza has no Qassams, is surrounded by Israel and a concrete wall, and the U.S. and Israel urge the beating of women protesters — and this alternate reality is passed off as news.
The letter explained the International Court of Justice opinion on Israel's security barrier was merely advisory in nature, and that the barrier, a counterterrorism measure, is built on land whose status is disputed.
One of the most disturbing of this season's "Bethlehem Formula" columns is the muddled and distorted Op-Ed by Kenneth Woodward that appeared on the generally well-vetted Op-Ed page of the Wall Street Journal.
Readers opening the Wall Street Journal on Nov. 20 found a story ("Checkpoints Splinter Palestinian Economy" by Cam Simpson) so biased against Israeli perspectives it could have been taken from a propaganda tract.
The Washington Post's coverage of Arab-Israeli news continued to fall short in September. The Post's chronic pattern of prettifying Palestinians while giving Israel short shrift continued. So did the paper's newer pattern of informative, balanced Arab-Israeli editorials, making an informative contrast.
A New York Times article about the construction of a divided highway meant to provide security for Israelis and territorial contiguity for Palestinians amounted to a partisan condemnation of Israeli policies.
A New York Times Magazine profile of Israeli politician Tzipi Livni by Roger Cohen falsely portrayed Israel as violating U.N. resolutions, and falsely portrayed the Palestinians as opposing suicide bombings and favoring a two-state solution.
The New York Times ran yet another full page, anti-Israel ad by the Council for the National Interest, founded by Paul Findley.
Syndicated columnist Bob Novak once again proves himself incompetent to write about Christian Arabs, their status in Palestinian and Israeli societies, and Israeli policy toward them.