The Cape Cod Times whitewashes the pro-Palestinian International Solidarity Movement (ISM) in its July 5, 2004 feature "Mideast sojourn inspires activist" by Karen Jeffrey. The article lionizes the group and one of its activists, Neal Ahern. While the piece notes that a member of the Canadian Parliament nominated the organization for a Nobel Peace Prize, it does not include a single mention of the many controversial statements or actions of ISM and its members.
Members of the pro-Palestinian group openly condone terrorism, but to many journalists they are "peace activists."
Columns marking the one-year anniversary of the death of Rachel Corrie ignored or minimized the role of International Solidarity Movement, which recruited Corrie to be a "human shield" in Gaza.
The following CAMERA letter-to-the-editor concerning the death of pro-Palestinian activist Rachel Corrie appeared yesterday in the International Herald Tribune:
These women have one commonality: they are willing to speak under the banner of "three women, three faiths, one shared city."
A poisonous anti-Israel road show is making its way across America for a second year, this winter landing in eighteen cities. Jeff Halper, coordinator of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, and Salim Shawamreh, a Palestinian whose house has been torn down by Israel because of zoning violations, have brought accusations of Israeli apartheid, Nazism and racism to universities, churches, community groups and even the occasional synagogue and Hillel. Newspapers and radio talk-shows too have been enlisted to reach the public...