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.
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.
Following communication from CAMERA, Haaretz removes a misleading characterization of Israeli settlements as "illegal" which had falsely implied that this was the position of President Bush, Sr.
Airbnb's claim that settlements are “at the core of the dispute between Israelis and Palestinians” reflects a lack of understanding of the history of the region and of the history of the conflict itself.
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.
Calling Israeli settlements "amorphous things," MSNBC's Joy Reid says a map of Israel, the West Bank, Gaza, Jordan and Egypt shows seven Israeli settlements and demonstrates "how much of the West Bank . . . is already taken up by the settlements."
In remarks that were uncritically disseminated by several news outlets, former President Obama defended his decision not to veto United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 on the grounds that settlements were rapidly expanding. Yet, the truth is otherwise, as CAMERA noted in The Daily Caller.
ANew York Times video cuts out significant words from a White House statement, completely misleading about the administration's position on Israeli construction within settlement boundaries.
Why does PBS close a broadcast on "what growing Jewish settlements in the West Bank mean for Mideast peace efforts" with a completely irrelevant – and erroneous – figure about Israeli military spending? And, after the Ben Rhodes fiasco, will "NewsHour" correct?
Two ostensibly experienced Middle East reporters make numerous errors on basic West Bank facts.
In the wake of the recent UN Security Council resolution against Israeli settlements, NPR editors Greg Myre and Larry Kaplow purported to inform public radio station's website readers about Israeli settlements. The piece, however, concealed relevant information, cherry-picking the facts to present a partisan, evasive and distorted view of the topic.