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 PA and its leaders have a long and tragic history of rejecting peace and proliferating terror, irrespective of who sits in the White House. And the press, responsible in large measure for crafting the first draft of history, would do well to record it.
Wajahat Ali's long essay has some positives, but it also has factual problems, and his conclusions are based on some untested assumptions that warrant scrutiny.
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Charles Krauthammer's spoke at a CAMERA conference in 1993 at Brandeis University. To honor his memory, we are republishing his speech.
Following contact with CAMERA, The Washington Post corrected a June 14, 2018 report, which incorrectly claimed that Argentina cancelled a Jerusalem soccer match due to Israel’s “treatment of Palestinians.”
Following communication by CAMERA, the New York Times updated its piece to note that the new embassy isn't partially in east Jerusalem, but rather what was called "No Man's Land," which separated the western and eastern sectors of the city.
The outcome of the General Assembly vote about Jerusalem was predictable, if not surprisingly lacking the number of supporters pro-Palestinian votes tend to attract. But to the New York Times, it was astounding.
"The Jerusalem Issue, Explained" by Max Fisher exposes once again the Times' own bias and ignorance when it comes to Israel.
The media is almost willfully misreporting the Dec. 6, 2017 announcement that the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and implement the 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Act.
The New York Times engaged in historical revisionism about Jerusalem with the publication of a lengthy background essay that minimizes historic Jewish ties to the city and is filled with erroneous assertions, misleading quotes and belittling aspersions about Jewish belief.
It is true that this section of Jerusalem was exclusively Arab in 1967. This is because Jews, long a majority and plurality in these parts of the city, were forced out in 1948, when the area was seized by Jordanian troops.