"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.
CAMERA provides a backgrounder on the history of and conflict over that city.
A recent New York Times piece quoted one Israeli speaking in support of formal US recognition of Israel's capital. And it quoted a PLO member, two Fatah leaders, two Hamas leaders, a Hamas statement, Palestinian Jerusalem resident, an Israeli NGO worker, and two former diplomats criticizing the move.
Two reports in the Journal downplay Israeli perspectives on Jerusalem; one of those erroneously claims the US can "declare" Israel's capital.
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.
CAMERA presents a film about about some of the media myths regarding Jerusalem.
On June 7, 1967 (28 Iyar) Israeli paratroopers advanced through the Old City of Jerusalem toward the Temple Mount and the Western Wall, reunifying Judaism's capital city after 19 years of division under Jordanian occupation. CAMERA presents a films about about some of the media myths regarding Jerusalem.