In a slam dunk ruling Peace Now was convicted of libel for claiming that Revava sat on Palestinian-owned land, ordered to pay 20,000 NIS plus tax in damages, and to publish an apology in the newspapers Ha’aretz and Maariv.
As Arab and Israeli representatives gather in Annapolis at the behest of the American Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, to hammer out a joint Israeli-Palestinian statement on the shape of future peace talks, it is useful to look at the core issues of permanent status negotiations.
On October 31, CNN rebroadcast "God's Jewish Warriors" for the first time since late August. While serious factual errors identified by CAMERA were addressed and many editorial changes made, the fundamentally dishonest premise of the series remains.
CNN's "God's Jewish Warriors," hosted by Christiane Amanpour, is currently being rebroadcast on CNN. The piece is one of a three-part series supposedly intended to examine the growing role of religious fundamentalism in today's world. CNN made significant revisions to the program after it was criticized for a number of serious distortions. Unchanged, however, is the fundamentally dishonest premise of the series equating religiously devout Jews and Christians to radical Islam.
A series ostensibly about the Six-Day War was, instead, a line-up of broadcasts largely denouncing Israel for occupation, settlements and allegedly wrongful house demolition and land seizure in the West Bank.
Of all the installments of Martin Asser's "Obstacles to Peace" series, the "Borders and Settlements" section is the most balanced. Though it lacks the vitriolic language of the other reports, it nevertheless has serious shortcomings.
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.
Ynet.com, the English Web site of the Israeli daily newspaper, Yediot Aharonot, has published a CAMERA Op-Ed on the lack of reliability of Peace Now's claims about Israeli settlements.
Peace Now claimed in an October 2006 report that Israeli settlements are situated mostly on “private Palestinian land,” and in particular that the territory of the largest settlement, Ma’ale Adumim, is 86.4 percent “private Palestinian land.” Turns out they were a little off.
A CAMERA letter addresses omissions in a Washington Times Op-Ed by the Ziad Asali, president of the American Task Force on Palestine.