It seems that, just as the Washington Post puts an anti-Israel narrative before facts, Palestinian leadership puts politics before public health—the exact charge that reporters and comedians alike have laid at the Jewish state’s doorstep.
Saturday Night Live's satirical news report about Israel withholding vaccines from non-Jews is only a slight departure from NBC's repeated false but actual news items demonizing Israel as derelict in its supposed responsibility to vaccinate Palestinians.
CAMERA calls on officials at NBCUniversal to apologize for the broadcast of an antisemitic segment on Saturday Night Live (SNL) and to retract the defamatory falsehood that Israel is “burning down Palestinian villages” aired earlier this month on MSNBC.
The latest version of coronavirus libel accuses Israel of not vaccinating Palestinians because they are not of Jewish ethnicity. But, as CAMERA explains in a JNS column, this charge is as absurd as it is false.
In English (but not French), AFP falsely reports that Israeli Public Minister Amir Ohana "said Palestinian prisoners would be the last to get inoculated" with the coronavirus vaccine. In fact, the minister's statement late last month was that prison staff would be vaccinated at that time, but not prisoners.
NPR's Daniel Estrin grossly misleads, falsely suggesting that Israel withheld the coronavirus vaccine from Palestinian prisoners even as other prisoners received the jab. In fact, Palestinian prisoners have been in the exact same position as other prisoners with respect to access to the vaccine.
A Jan. 12, 2021 Washington Post report slanders Israel. Post World Views columnist Ishaan Tharoor willfully misrepresents the COVID-19 vaccination situation among Israelis and Palestinians. Tharoor omits key facts, ignores relevant reports and documents, and twists words.
CAMERA prompts correction of a Haaretz Op-Ed by international lawyer Shannon Maree Torrens which falsely claimed that Israel had refused a WHO request to provide Palestinian health workers with the vaccine. As The Independent had already clarified, in "informal discussions," Israel indicated willingness to explore the option.
A recent Washington Post report implicitly faults Israel for the COVID-19 vaccination issues in the Palestinian Authority and Hamas ruled territories. But the Post fails to inform readers that both Hamas and the PA did not request vaccines from Israel--and that international agreements stipulate that the Authority itself is responsible for vaccines and healthcare.
Why does NBC note anti-Israel NGOs' false claim that Israeli is allegedly legally responsible for providing West Bank and Gaza Palestinians with the coronavirus vaccine, while ignoring the contractual obligations, as spelled out in the Oslo Accords, which explicitly state otherwise?