On 7/7/17, UNESCO's World Heritage Committee recognized the Old City of Hebron and the Cave of the Patriarchs, Judaism's second holiest site, as a Palestinian world heritage site endangered by Israel. While the Palestinian leadership and its Muslim allies have often engaged in historical revisionism to negate Judaism's legacy in the Jewish homeland, UN bodies such as UNESCO violate their own mission, as well as fact and history.
Attacks by Arabs against Jews in Israel pre-dates Israeli settlements, pre-dates Israel's so-called "occupation," and pre-dates the establishment of the State of Israel. On the 80th anniversary of brutal massacres in Hebron and Safed (Gregorian calendar), CAMERA documents the oft-neglected history of Arab violence in pre-state Palestine.
Contempt for Israeli Jews, especially those living in the West Bank, is sadly evident in the writings of Bruce N. Fisk, a well-known (and well-regarded) New Testament scholar, from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California.
Wajahat Ali's long essay has some positives, but it also has factual problems, and his conclusions are based on some untested assumptions that warrant scrutiny.
There is a disturbing trend within certain Jewish journalistic circles to conform to the extreme, “progressive” zeitgeist in which religious values, Jewish leaders and most of all, the Jewish state and its supporters are consistently condemned. And nowhere is this trend as pronounced as at The Forward under the helm of editor‑in‑chief Jane Eisner.
The Spanish and British governments helped a Palestinian group erase the historical presence of Jews, Judaism and Christianity from the city of Hebron.
The New York Times holds its own skewed view of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, according to which Israel is always to blame. It tries to impose this perspective on its readers by carefully choosing which facts to present and which to conceal.
Settlements established by Israel in territories captured in the 1967 war have become a matter of great controversy among pro- and anti-settlement advocates who debate the legality of such communities.