Minorities in Israel

Hastings’ Mideast Expert Wrong on U.S. Aid

In a recent Op-Ed, George Bisharat, a professor at UC Hastings College of the Law, vastly overstated U.S. aid to Israel and entirely misrepresented Arab and Jewish demographics in Jerusalem.

Sports Illustrated Mars Story on Jewish/Arab Soccer Team

In an August 29, 2005 Sports Illustrated article, “Stars of David,” reporter Grant Wahl’s excessive focus on Israel’s alleged discrimination against Arabs mars an otherwise inspiring story of Jewish and Arab cooperation on the soccer field.

AP Reports on Arson Attacks by Muslims Against Palestinian Christians

A Muslim mob converged on the Palestinian Christian town of Taibeh, burning and looting 13 homes owned by relatives of a man suspected of having an affair and impregnating a 30-year-old Muslim woman who worked for him. Prior to the mob attack, in yet another suspected "honor killing," the pregnant woman, Hiyam Ajaj, was found dead from poison.

Religious Tension and Shooting–But Little Press–in Bethlehem

An underage Christian girl from Bethlehem runs away with her older Muslim beau. Her outraged father tries to retrieve her and is turned back by armed men threatening to kill him. Bethlehem's Christians violently demonstrate, and Palestinian police shoot into the crowd, injuring more than a dozen. This all actually happened in Bethlehem, but you wouldn't know it from following the mainstream press.

New York Times Omits Major Reason Christians are Leaving Bethlehem

A New York Times report on the exodus of Christians from Bethlehem omitted a major reason for this demographic change – official and unofficial Muslim discrimination against Arab Christians, amid a rising tide of Islamism in the Palestinian territories.

From ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ to Casualty Count, Prof. Qumsiyeh Errs

Mazin Qumsiyeh's July 27 New Haven Register op-ed contained highly distorted and unsubstantiated accusations against Israel. While many of the accusations were of a general nature, Qumsiyeh did make some specific allegations which are demonstrably false.