After Israel approved building a new neighborhood in Ma'aleh Adumim, a few miles east of Jerusalem, many news reports wrongly indicated that such building would prevent Palestinians from controlling "contiguous territory" in the West Bank.
In reporting on the opening of Route 4370 in the West Bank, some in the media got a little to excited about anti-Israel talking points, using them as if they are appropriate journalistic synonyms.
CAMERA letter in the Washington Jewish Week rebuts claim by J Street's Alan Elsner that building in the "E-1" corridor linking Jerusalem with Ma'ale Adumim "would cut the West Bank in two."
The Palestinians undermined the peace process by rejecting negotiations and going to the UN for statehood affirmation. Israel then announced plans to build in area E-1. NPR found fault only with Israel.
USA TODAY ("Netanyahu's arrogance threatens peace prospects," December 6) blamed Israel and its prime minister, instead of repeated Palestinian rejections, for the absence of peace. CAMERA's December 11 letter to the editor spotlights the editorial's pretzel logic.
Instead of investigating activist claims that the building in E1 bisects the West Bank and cuts off access to Jerusalem, much of the media has simply echoed the false accusations.
Although NPR coverage of Israel is not as slanted as it once was, recent examples of bias, like the piece on illegal construction in East Jerusalem by Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, show that old habits die hard.
Yesterday, Israel approved the building of 900 homes in its capital, a move opposed by the United States, and incorrectly reported by some media outlets which described Gilo as in the West Bank.
A New York Times article about the construction of a divided highway meant to provide security for Israelis and territorial contiguity for Palestinians amounted to a partisan condemnation of Israeli policies.
The Times correctly reports on the Arab population growth in Israel's capital, but misrepresents the truth about the massive Arab building—both legal and illegal—within Jerusalem.