Jerusalem

Backgrounder: The Battle Over Jerusalem and the Temple Mount

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.

EAST JERUSALEM: Setting the Record Straight

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.

AFP Corrects Captions Which Misidentified Judaism’s Holiest Site

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."

AP Corrects: There is Egalitarian Prayer Space at Western Wall

CAMERA prompts correction of an Associated Press article which incorrectly reported that there is no egalitarian prayer area at Jerusalem's Western Wall. Natan Sharansky's plan, abandoned by Prime Minister Netanyahu, was to upgrade and to expand the existing space.

Temple Mount “Worshippers,” Palestinian and Jewish

When is a "worshipper" not a worshipper? Reuters and AP captions misidentify Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount, forbidden from prayers and rituals, as "worshippers." The agencies also mischaracterize Muslims engaged in violence against police as "worshippers."

AFP Improves Article on Security Barrier

InfoEquitable flags falsehoods in a tendentious AFP story on the separation barrier, and prompts significant improvement. In the process, the French media-monitoring site exposes problematic social media posts by reporter Hiba Aslan.