While hundreds of rockets were being launched from Gaza at Israelis, several Washington Post dispatches showcased what is wrong with the newspaper’s reporting on the Jewish state.
CAMERA prompts correction at Deutsche Welle after an Op-Ed incorrectly reported that 600,000 Jewish settlers reside in the Gaza Strip. In 2005, Israel withdrew all of its approximate 8,500 settlers from Gaza.
NPR covers ups casualties among Islamic Jihad members launching rockets by falsely reporting they were killed as bystanders in the initial strike against their commander.
With the insertion of just three words, Agence France Presse manages to completely distort the very nature of Palestinian Islamic Jihad rocket attacks against Israeli civilians and the Israeli army's air strikes targeting terrorists and their weaponry. Thus, numerous AFP articles and captions today refer to the violent exchange as "tit-for-tat," language which denotes equivalency.
CAMERA prompts correction today after Haaretz erroneously reported in Hebrew and English that Israel imposed a fishing ban on the Gaza Strip. Israel reduced the fishing zone to six nautical miles, but there is no ban.
An Agence France Presse photo caption whitewashes an Islamic Jihad terrorist killed while he was reportedly preparing to fire rockets at Israel, saying only that Mohammed Hamuda was a Palestinian killed in an Israeli air strike.
AFP captions claim that Imad Shahin died of injuries "sustained during a protest." In fact, according to Palestinian and Israeli sources, he was fatally shot as he was attempting to cross into Israel.
Reuters captions about burning fields in southern Lebanon clearly identify the blaze's cause: an Israeli shell. In contrast, Reuters captions about damage in Israel fail to identify the cause: the Hezbollah anti-tank missile attack which prompted the Israeli response. Reuters' double standard is consistent with incomplete captions about Palestinian arson attacks in southern Israel.
PBS depicts Yasmin Khan as committed to building connections, concealing the cookbook writer's past activity promoting an anti-Israel boycott meant to divide, not unite. Other falsehoods in the promotional interview include a question about a dish that Palestinians have eaten for "thousands of years."
PBS Newshour has once again grossly deceived its audience, with a propaganda piece that could have come directly from Hamas’ playbook. Coming more than a year after the start of the terror organization’s “Great March of Return,” the report twists those violent riots into an indictment of Israel’s military response.