CAMERA provides a backgrounder on the history of and conflict over that city.
Once again, the dishonest battle cry to "defend" the Al Aqsa mosque from Jewish plans of takeover, is being cynically used as a clarion call for violent jihad. It is the latest salvo in a war against Judaism's legacy in Jerusalem. CAMERA provides background on the battle over the Temple Mount, which is based on Muslim claims of supremacy and fought on multiple political and violent battlefronts.
One of the main obstacles to previous peace-making efforts in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has been the issue of dividing Jerusalem. There is no doubt that these competing demands and claims will be difficult to reconcile. It is made all the more difficult by a media that errs or misleads on the topic. This backgrounder addresses common media misrepresentations regarding Jerusalem.
The National Interest, which seeks to fashion "a new foreign policy consensus based on civil and enlightened contention," fails to correct after erroneously citing Tel Aviv as Israel's capital and mistakenly referring to the "return" of east Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza Strip to Palestinians.
Sept. 6 UPDATE: The Los Angeles Times corrects after it faced mockery for speculating that the UAE's new direct flights will likely land in Tel Aviv not Jerusalem supposedly due to the latter's disputed status. Jerusalem has no functioning airport.
CAMERA prompted correction of a Times of Israel article which erroneously reported that the Palestinian Ministry of Health is responsible for eastern Jerusalem. According to the Oslo Accords, the Palestinian Authority may not engage in activity in Jerusalem.
The Los Angeles Times invents that according to Israel's official investigation into the killing of Iyad Halak, the autistic Palestinian was suspected of being a terrorist because he "was wearing gloves." In fact, the Justice Ministry's investigation is ongoing, and no findings, conclusions or statements of any kind have been issued.
The Associated Press, which boasts "world-class journalism" and "global expertise," has been embroiled in a number of recent gaffes in its coverage of Israel and the Palestinians. The latest is a series of captions yesterday which misplaced the U.S. Embassy, moved to Jerusalem in 2018 amid great fanfare and controversy, back in Tel Aviv.
Following communication from CAMERA Arabic, Reuters' Arabic services desists misidentifying Jerusalem as part of the Palestinian territories in the context of Covid-19 cases among Palestinians.
An April 11, 2020 Washington Post report on tensions in Jerusalem over the coronavirus, omits key information about both the city and Israel's handling of the virus. Worse still, the newspaper acts as a forum for libels by Palestinian Authority officials.
CAMERA prompts correction of multiple AFP photo captions which had erroneously referred to the Western Wall as "Judaism's holiest site." In fact, the Temple Mount is Judaism's most sacred site, which is why AFP usually does refer to the wall as "the holiest site where Jews can pray."
CAMERA prompts correction of a Times of Israel article which erroneously referred to Neveh Yaakov, a Jewish neighborhood in Jerusalem located over the Green Line, as a "settlement."
CAMERA prompts a forthright correction after Haaretz's English edition falsely stated that Palestinian families had decades ago purchased disputed land where the Baten al-Hawa enclave of Silwan in Jerusalem is located.