Conflict and War

Washington Post-Watch: Meltdown on Sunday in August

The Washington Post is not always a reliable source for coverage of Israel's war against Hezbollah. The August 13 edition evidences this with its misleading word choices, key factual omissions, and lack of logic.

Reuters Forgets Pledge

CAMERA has long criticized Reuters for providing a platform for terrorist propaganda—not only with the photographs they distribute, but with reports from the region as well. Reuters responded by pledging to reinforce editing safeguards. But now, following the war in Lebanon between the Hezbollah terrorist group and Israel, the pledge has apparently been forgotten.

The Washington Post’s Misrepresentation of the Shebaa Farms

Washington Post news coverage of and commentary on Israel's war against Hezbollah in Lebanon often refer to "the disputed Shebaa Farms" region and "Israeli-occupied Shebaa Farms." Such descriptions frequently accompany reports of Hezbollah insistence that it will continue "armed resistance" until Israel ceases occupying Lebanese territory. Yet there is no international dispute over the status of the 10-square-mile area at the intersection of the Lebanese, Israeli and Syrian borders.

Question to Time Magazine: Who Are Hezbollah’s Intended Targets?

Time Magazine prints a photo of an injured Israeli girl under the headline "Unintended Targets: Fighting between Israel and Hizballah takes its toll on the most vulnerable." Israeli children are unintended targets? Nasrallah doesn't really mean to hit them?

Hezbollah and Lebanon: Myths and Facts

Myth: The Lebanese government never agreed to Hezbollah's armed role in south Lebanon, or to its attacks against Israel.
Fact: There is no doubt that a significant number of Lebanese, including some Shia, oppose Hezbollah and view the group as a puppet of Syria and Iran. However, the government of Lebanon has officially accepted and applauded Hezbollah's attacks against Israel. For example, on the website of the Lebanese Army is a Nov. 22, 2004 document entitled "Independance" (sic) which lauds the "resistance" ...

Updated: A Reprise: Media Photo Manipulation

A blog-driven exposé of Reuters' doctored photos may be the tip of an iceberg of manipulated information and photographs coming from Hezbollah-controlled areas. The question is will America's prestige media give greater scrutiny to the images they publish?

Boston Globe Column: Death and Destruction Are Hezbollah’s Goals

Sometimes basic facts get blurred in a fierce, image-filled conflict such as the one spawned by Hezbollah's July 12 cross-border attack in which Israeli soldiers were killed and others kidnapped while a rain of rockets descended on homes and fields. What does Hezbollah, with some 10,000 katyushas and other long-range missiles, really want?

Updated: Post’s Thomas Ricks Charges Israel Intentionally Leaving Hezbollah Rockets Intact

Thomas Ricks, Pentagon reporter for the Washington Post, charged on CNN that Israel had intentionally left some Hezbollah launchers intact to ensure that for PR purposes there would be continued killings of Israelis. This charge is nothing short of obscene. Israeli soldiers are fighting and dying in house-to-house battles to root out Hezbollah rocket teams that are trying to kill the soldiers' wives and children. Ricks should prove his charge or retract it.

Anders Strindberg Turns Truth on its Head in Christian Science Monitor

In an Op-Ed that was published in the Christian Science Monitor on August 1, 2006, Anders Strindberg turns truth on its head by blaming Israel for the current situation while exonerating Hizballah and Hamas, groups designated as terrorist organizations by the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Israel. He echoes the terrorists' propaganda both in his underlying premise that Israel's very existence is invalid and in his unsubstantiated allegations and misrepresentations against the Jewish State.