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.
Israeli commentators are sounding the alarm on the potentially devastating consequences of the Goldstone report on the stability of the situation in the West Bank. Outside of Israel, the media has fallen behind on evolving events.
Gideon Levy thinks the UN's Goldstone report was a favor to Israel. He also claims Israel is treated too leniently by the world and that criticism of the Goldstone report is just mudslinging.
The editors of a prominent Catholic magazine, America, have used the Goldstone Report and the Mishnah Torah to charge Israel with war crimes while giving short shrift to the sins of Hamas.
CAMERA staff prompted the following correction today at the International Herald Tribune concerning the number of Palestinian casualties from last winter's fighting in the Gaza Strip:
Already months before the Goldstone Commission Report was published, commissioner Desmond Travers had made up his mind that something is rotten, even murderous, in the Israeli psyche.
Tamar Sternthal, director of CAMERA's Israel office, addressed the Ninth Annual International Conference of the Institute for Counter-Terrorism on Sept. 9. Sternthal spoke on "Hamas' and Hezbollah's News Media Strategy."
Critics of the Goldstone Commission have highlighted a letter showing that commission member Christine Chinkin had preconceived notions of Israeli guilt. The letter also reveals a tenuous grasp on the facts.
The UN's Goldstone Report, which alleges Israeli war crimes, mangled the evidence it supposedly considered, making its conclusions foregone, and leaving its credibility shredded.