From June 15 through June 22, the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA), a Protestant denomination with approximately 2.3 million members, will pass judgment on the defense policies of Israel as it defends itself from terror attacks from the Hamas-dominated Palestinian Authority. The leadership of the PCUSA should consider more than just the Palestinian perspective, to acknowledge the 58-year history of Arab rejectionism toward the State of Israel, and to vote to rescind the unfair and counterproductive selective divestment initiative begun in 2004.
After publishing an error-filled column by Robert Novak, the Washington Post ran the following CAMERA letter addressing the column's flaws.
When it comes to Arab-Israeli affairs, is former U.S. President Jimmy Carter a) uninformed, b) misinformed, or c) blinded by an anti-Israel animus? His USA Today Op-Ed, "Israel's new plan: A land grab" (May 16 print edition) makes a strong case for "all of the above."
Instead of correcting the mistakes in his February 16th column about Israel's security barrier, Novak added more bluster and blunders when on April 16 he returned to the subject.
Washington Times recently published two CAMERA letters, one correcting two factual errors in a Times news story, and another addressing an inaccurate description of Hamas in a Times Op-Ed.
An April 3rd interview with former Mossad chief Efraim Halevy by BBC's "Hardtalk" host David Jessel is emblematic of the BBC's infamous anti-Israel bent. The host's questions are breathtaking in their hostility toward Israel and their one-sided, prejudicial nature.
An Op-Ed by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter which appeared in newspapers around the world in the last few days includes serious factual errors about Israel's security barrier and U.N. Resolution 242.
Syndicated columnist Robert Novak's commentary on Palestinian Christians and the West Bank village of Aboud, published in the Chicago Sun-Times and the Washington Post, was an egregious example of revisionism. It featured false premises relying on repeated errors.
Columnist James Wall of Christian Century magazine claimed that Israel's security barrier "completely surrounds" Bethlehem. Although this is patently untrue—even according to PLO maps of the Israeli barrier—editors refuse to correct the error, simply because Wall, a regular critic of Israel, "stands by" his observation.
Historians will have to treat the Post's first- and second-day coverage of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's Jan. 4 stroke skeptically. Glenn Kessler's analysis repeatedly misrepresents U.S.-Israeli and Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy. The Post's editorial commenting on Sharon's incapacitation is superficial and mistaken. Scott Wilson's news articles misleads on fundamentals of the Arab-Israeli conflict.