Hanadie Yousef, a student at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, published a column Oct. 17 in the school newspaper, the Tartan. The column, "Pullout from Gaza City is a Charade," repeated numerous falsehoods and canards which have earlier appeared in mainstream media outlets, some of which were subsequently corrected for the record. CAMERA awaits word as to whether the Tartan will correct as well.
A Feb. 5, 2007 Time Magazine article by Jerusalem bureau chief Tim McGirk on Israeli settlements in the West Bank was not so much a news report as anti-settlement agitprop.
Jimmy Carter admitted in 2003 that at Camp David Prime Minister Begin agreed to only a three month settlement freeze, but he falsely charges in his book that Begin pledged an open-ended freeze, and then reneged.
BBC's coverage of the Middle East has an underlying text: Israel is at the root of all the region's conflicts. This biased perspective, exhibited in much of BBC's reporting, is institutional.
Israeli official: Leaked Peace Now map regarding "private Palestinian land" was based only on Palestinian claims and was used to keep track of those claims, many of which have been debunked.
How credible are the data and analysis in a new Peace Now report claiming that "a large proportion of the settlements built on the West Bank are built on privately owned Palestinian land"?
The Capital Times, a daily newspaper published in Madison, Wisconsin, published an Op-Ed on March 17 by local anti-Israel activist Jennifer Loewenstein. The column, for the most part, ranted incoherently against Israel and was riddled with factual errors.
National Public Radio's Nov. 2, 2005 report, "Jewish Settlements Expand in West Bank," illustrates a recurrent technique in the network's chronic anti-Israel coverage: stacking the deck.
Robert Fisk, the notoriously anti-Israel journalist, wrote a column charging that Israel's friends have successfully influenced the semantics of Middle East coverage by American journalists, supposedly leading to "journalistic obfuscation" to the detriment of the Palestinians. Underlying Fisk's ire about American coverage is the reality that from his perspective as an extreme pro-Palestinian partisan, reporting by U.S. media is insufficiently tilted in the direction he prefers.
The International Herald Tribune, published by the New York Times, has taken a page from the Times' book of journalistic wrongdoing. The Times earlier distorted the Bush Administration's decision to not pressure Sharon about West Bank settlements, and now the Tribune falsely claims that the Bush-Sharon meeting yesterday was "intended to press Sharon to move . . . on the West Bank."