There is a conflict between the Palestinians and Israel over the West Bank and Jerusalem that, according to international peace plans, should be resolved through negotiations. But the Journal's news pages report as if the conflict is already resolved — in accordance with Palestinian demands.
CAMERA's formal complaint prompted the BBC to correct its erroneous reference to the Western Wall as "the holiest place in Judaism" and acknowledge that Jews' holiest site is actually on the Temple Mount.
With each telling, Ha'aretz's falsehood on building permits for east Jerusalem Arabs becomes further inflated, despite the fact that editors were provided with corrective information.
On March 7, 2008 the BBC aired video of Israel destroying the home of the terrorist who had just murdered eight yeshiva students. But the house has not been demolished, and on March 13 the BBC corrected the report.
As Arab and Israeli representatives gather in Annapolis at the behest of the American Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, to hammer out a joint Israeli-Palestinian statement on the shape of future peace talks, it is useful to look at the core issues of permanent status negotiations.
Many Israel-related articles appearing in the National Geographic Society's magazine in the past 15 years have contained false history and partisan political statements disparaging the Jewish nation. The trend continues on NG's cable TV channel.
The video shows Christiane Amanpour misleading viewers about the history of Jerusalem, about the view of American presidents on the legality of settlements, and about a U.S. decision on loan guarantees to Israel. The video shows factual errors and distortions in the initial version of the program. UPDATE: The latest version of the CNN segment redresses some of the distortions in the original. Details to come.
CNN's "God's Jewish Warriors," hosted by Christiane Amanpour, is currently being rebroadcast on CNN. The piece is one of a three-part series supposedly intended to examine the growing role of religious fundamentalism in today's world. CNN made significant revisions to the program after it was criticized for a number of serious distortions. Unchanged, however, is the fundamentally dishonest premise of the series equating religiously devout Jews and Christians to radical Islam.
Can a contest about the politically and emotionally charged topic of Jerusalem's future be neutral and fair? Not if, as with MIT's Just Jerusalem contest, the contest's staff is distinguished by extreme anti-Israel activists.
In an abridged version of a Los Angeles Times feature on Jerusalem, Columbus Dispatch editors expunged humanizing details about Israel, preserved those about Arabs, and deleted references to Arab responsibility for the city's de facto divisions.