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.
There’s something particularly ugly about the accusation that the Jewish State tests technology on Palestinians to make a profit. Part of it is that the suggestion flirts with multiple antisemitic tropes: that Jews are only interested in money, or that the Jews are always engaging in grand conspiracies to manipulate the goyim for their own insidious designs.
It is no wonder the New York Times' recent Op-Doc (op-ed documentary film) about Israel was a biased Breaking the Silence film that demonizes and delegitimizes Israel's military and Hebron’s Jewish residents. After all, the film represents the current mindset at a newspaper committed to villifying the Jewish state, its leaders and institutions.
Joel Carmel, featured in Business Insider, was an accomplished pro-Israel advocate in his British high school who made aliyah, joined the Israel Defense Forces, and now works for Breaking the Silence. Evidence, including testimony from a former classmate and soldiers who served with him, pokes gaping holes in his accounts about his Israel education and army service.
CAMERA takes to the pages of The National Review to highlight the lessons of the 1929 Hebron Massacre.
While other groups claim that Jews should not be permitted to live as a minority among Palestinians in the West Bank, Amnesty goes even farther, targeting the ability of Jews to travel there to see their own history.
After initially reporting that abuses carried out by employees of the international monitoring group in Hebron were "alleged," Haaretz's English edition corrects, acknowledging that videos documented the vandalism and violence.
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.
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.