Conflict and War

BBC Partially Revises Biased Timeline on Web site

The BBC's Board of Governors recently upheld a complaint about a misleading description of UN Resolution 242 found on the BBC Web site timeline of the Israeli Palestinian conflict. The feature has now been partially revised. While the revision addresses only one of the many problems CAMERA has written about, it does represent a start—the acknowledgement by the BBC of imbalance.

Maligning Sharon

In the wake of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's serious medical problems, Op-Ed writers and reporters have published numerous retrospective pieces trying to sum-up the Israeli leader's career. Some are nothing but anti-Sharon screeds, while others, though somewhat more responsible, repeat many of the same discredited allegations that have long been used by polemicists to unfairly malign the Israeli leader.

AFP’s Timeline of Bias

Judging by some of today's AFP reports, timeliness came at the expense of objective reporting. The timeline entitled "Major events in Palestinian history" whitewashes Palestinian Arab violence and responsibility for the conflict.

Study of New York Times Coverage Severely Flawed

A "study" by an anti-Israel group claims that New York Times coverage is anti-Palestinian. A closer look proves this claim, along with the pseudoscientific study which produced it, is absurd.

Syndicated Propaganda

Though Edmund Hanauer, director of Search for Justice and Equality in Palestine/Israel, routinely speaks of "justice" and "peace," the word "misinformation" more accurately describes his attacks against Israel, and his most recent column is no exception.

USA Today’s Arafat Obituary Distorts History

Yasir Arafat is buried as he lived, in a shroud of lies. These include lies of commission, omission and of minor facts used to obscure larger truths. Common in coverage of Arafat's death, they stem from uncritical acceptance of conventional wisdom as much as from any intent to deceive. But they are nonetheless dangerous, contributing to revisionist Arab-Israeli history.