Settlements

The Debate About Israeli Settlements

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.

BACKGROUNDER: Jewish Settlements and the Media

The subject of Jewish settlements in the West Bank and Gaza has long provoked severely distorted coverage. Regardless of differing political views on settlement policy, information about the much-reported issue should be factual and balanced.

On Israel, the Washington Post’s Opinion Page is an Echo Chamber

When it comes to Israel, the Washington Post's opinion page is often an echo chamber, breathlessly repeating the same views. The newspaper even ran two op-eds by the same author in the space of seven days, both implicitly arguing the same thing: Jewish homes in Judea are responsible for the lack of peace.

Los Angeles Times Bias Takes Off In Airport Settlement Story

In the eyes of The Los Angeles Times, Israeli plans to advance plans to build Jewish homes in Jerusalem are an "obstacle to peace" of the first order, demanding a page-one, 1,000 word story. The actual murder of an Israeli citizen and the arrest of dozens of terrorists with plans and means to inflict mass casualties is not a story at all.

AFP Misleads on ‘Newly-Established’ Eviatar

Agence France Presse captions misleadingly refer to Palestinian protesters' proximity to "the newly-established Israeli wildcat settler outpost of Eviatar," without giving any indication that the outpost was fully evacuated a week earlier.

Times of Israel Clarifies Land Status of Evyatar Outpost

CAMERA prompts correction of Times of Israel articles which stated as fact unverified Palestinian claims of ownership of land where the illegal outpost of Evyatar sits. The Civil Administration has yet to determine the land's ownership.