Although Ari Melber's discussion with Felicia Schwartz was better than some of the network's earlier coverage, there were still some material factual omissions.
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.
An episode of the program “Nurses” featured offensive caricatures of Hasidic Jews, portraying them as both bigoted and anti-science; meanwhile, Joy Reid repeats the debunked vaccine libel.
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.