Minorities in Israel

Azmi Bishara’s Apologia in the Los Angeles Times

In an apologia published by the Los Angeles Times, fugitive Israeli Arab parliamentarian Azmi Bishara likens himself to Alfred Dreyfus, the falsely accused French Jewish army officer. But Bishara is not a modern day Dreyfus.

Guardian Defames Israel with False Apartheid Charges

A recent series of articles in the Guardian by Chris McGreal charges that Israel is an apartheid state similar to the old South Africa. According to the paper, "after four years reporting from Jerusalem and more than a decade from Johannesburg before that, the Guardian's award-winning Middle East correspondent Chris McGreal is exceptionally well placed to assess this explosive comparison." Explosive the comparison certainly is, especially because a CAMERA investigation reveals that Mr. McGreal's arguments are uniformly based either on materially false assertions, or on assertions wrenched grotesquely out of context.

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.

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.

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.

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.