Conflict and War

Ha’aretz Allegation of War Crime Unfounded

Yitzhak Laor claims that, in the first Lebanon war, the IDF "blew up the mosque in Ain al-Hilweh with hundreds of people barricaded inside, including children." His own source does not support his baseless claim, the latest Laor blood libel.

Updated: The Samouni Case in Ha’aretz: Picture of Contradictions

Aside from a photograph contradicting Amira Hass' claim that the Samouni family could not remove casualties for two weeks, there's another problem with her story: a key passage is plagiarized from B'Tselem. And, in yet another egregious ethical breach, Ha'aretz quietly scrubs its online article.

Hamas’s Revelation Undermines Key Conclusion of Goldstone Report

Gaza War HamasHamas Minister Fathi Hamad revealed that 600-700 Hamas and affiliated fighters were lost in the Israeli Cast Lead operation, refuting the claim, given credence in the Goldstone Report, that Palestinian fatalities were overwhelmingly non-combatants.  

Cloud of Questions Over Ha’aretz’s White Phosphorous Story

Ha'aretz's most prominent headline and lead story today claim an Israeli government reports says that two army officers were disciplined "for using white phosphorous." In fact, the report said the reprimand was for unjustified artillery fire.

Letter to Jimmy Carter Urges Action After Apology

CAMERA has sent a letter to Jimmy Carter after the former president apologized to the Jewish community for anything he may have done to stigmatize Israel. CAMERA's letter called for concrete actions to go along with his apology, specifically, the correction of recent false charges.

The Goldstone Report: A Study in Duplicity

CAMERA lists and describes some of the many examples of  factual errors and double standards in the Goldstone Report. The piece continues to be updated with additional information.

Amira Hass, the Samouni Family, and the Pursuit of Truth

Ha'aretz's Amira Hass yesterday was honored with a prestigious award for her "pursuit of the truth." But her extensive coverage of the Samouni family deaths demonstrates a practice of reporting interviewees' contradictory and discredited claims at face value.