It has become common to hear that the U.S. government has always had an unwavering “pro-Israel bias.” But as CAMERA noted in The Jerusalem Post, history is never as simple, or as neat, as common narratives suppose.
An AFP photographer captured images of Fatah supporters in Bethlehem carrying a huge sign glorifying Dallal al-Mughrabi, but the news agency's captions whitewash the arch-terrorist who slaughtered dozens of unarmed men, women and children in the bloodiest terror attack against Israeli civilians.
The media often refers to Fatah, the movement that dominates the Palestinian Authority, as "secular" and "moderate." The facts, however, suggest otherwise.
Widely overlooked by the press, Fatah’s rise to power fifty years ago was one of the most important events in the modern Middle East, entrenching an authoritarian model of political rule for Palestinians. The media, and Arafat's skills at self-promotion, played an important role.
Although Western press outlets and policymakers often discuss the Quds Force’s role as a purveyor of terrorism, less known is the pivotal role that the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) played in creating the IRGC. Today’s IRGC is a beneficiary of what was arguably the preeminent terrorist organization of the 1970s: the PLO
Mahmoud Abbas, the head of the Palestinian Authority (PA), the entity that rules the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) has been appointed to lead a terrorist organization. But as CAMERA noted in a Washington Jewish Week Op-Ed, the media has stayed silent about the purported "peace partner's" new job.
The PA and its leaders have a long and tragic history of rejecting peace and proliferating terror, irrespective of who sits in the White House. And the press, responsible in large measure for crafting the first draft of history, would do well to record it.
Palestinian rulers oppressing and brutalizing their own people seldom make the front page. The reason is simple: The media is often uninterested in reporting on Palestinian affairs unless Israel can be blamed.
The Washington Post minimizes—and often fails to report—Palestinian anti-Jewish violence. The paper has increasingly underplayed threats facing the Jewish state.
Politico uses questionable sources and a false narrative to attack the U.S. Ambassador to Israel and U.S.-Israeli relations.