Israeli newspapers and online news sites were kept busy this past Friday (Oct. 8, 2010) discussing an incident where two rock-throwing Palestinian youths were stuck by a car driven by David Be'eri (Davida'leh), the chairman of the Elad association. Some Israeli media outlets were so eager to demonize the Elad leader and indeed Elad in general that they forgot to practice good journalism.
Fox News Jerusalem reporter Reena Ninan falsely charged Israel with land discrimination against Palestinian residents of Jerusalem, based only on claims from a radical NGO called Ir Amim (City of Nations).
CNN Senior International Correspondent Ben Wedeman recently used his Twitter account to promote an anti-Israel rant by polemicist Juan Cole. Shortly thereafter, he engaged in some biased reporting of his own, stating that east Jerusalem belongs to the Palestinians and claiming that Israel needs to be convinced to start direct negotiations with Palestinians.
Jerusalem Day commemorates Israel's 1967 liberation of Judaism's holy sites and Jerusalem's subsequent reunification. Amid the celebrations are familiar Arab denials of Jewish connection to Jerusalem and a new U.S. approach toward the conflict that has fueled controversy in 2010.
The Financial Times ignores the history of eastern Jerusalem, denying Jewish historical, legal and religious connection to the city, while validating Palestinian claims.
CAMERA's letter in the International Herald Tribune reveals how Jerusalem academic Sidra DeKoven Ezrahi erases the presence of thousands of Muslims peacefully residing in western Jerusalem.
The Economist responded to CAMERA's critique of its one-sided and distorted article on Jerusalem. But despite an editor’s assertion that the Economist "always strives to present a fair picture," the magazine's defense merely reinforced the article’s unfair, partisan attitude.
The Economist, with Al Jazeera hot on its heels, has dug up a new Israeli villain: traffic lights. The news organizations allege Jerusalem traffic lights oppress Arabs with long red signals. In fact, Jewish and Arab traffic on major roads takes precedence over Jewish and Arab traffic on smaller roads.
In a letter in the International Herald Tribune, Sidra DeKoven Ezrahi defies Elie Wiesel "to find three Muslim families in all of West Jerusalem." The Jerusalem resident thereby erases from existence nearly 4,000 Muslims, including her neighbors.
Ha'aretz veteran writer Akiva Eldar is befuddled on Jerusalem, falsely claiming that West Bank Muslims and Christians cannot visit the holy sites and that only east Jerusalem women and children may enter the Temple Mount.