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.

Obama Gets It Wrong on Israeli ‘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.

The 7 Things NPR Wants You to Know About Settlements

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.

The JTA Gets it Wrong on Settlements

A New York City mayoral candidate said the West Bank was "disputed territory." The Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported that the candidate's position "runs counter to the U.S. government" view. CAMERA's commentary in the Algemeiner explained why JTA was in error.