As CAMERA tells the Washington Free Beacon, the 1936 Arab Revolt was, in fact, the first Palestinian intifada, and it made a tragic template for what was to come. Boycotts, rejecting peace and statehood, seeking arms from anti-Western autocrats, Palestinian leaders have been doing all of these things for nearly a century.
“Those who don’t learn history,” the philosopher George Santayana famously warned, “are doomed to repeat it.” But as CAMERA tells the Algemeiner, those who don't learn history are also inclined to become reporters at the Washington Post.
By rewriting history and erasing inconvenient events, NPR tells a tall tale of Palestinian leaders behaving responsibly after September 11, and of Israel being responsible for Palestinian suicide bombing attacks on Israeli civilians
One hundred years ago this May, the ruling British authorities in Mandate Palestine appointed Amin al-Husseini to the position of Grand Mufti of Jerusalem. As CAMERA highlighted for Mosaic Magazine, the British had hoped to use Husseini for their own ends. Instead, the future Nazi collaborator used them. The full story of Husseini's rise to power can now be told.
The Times' claim that Palestinian Tayseer Mleitat was killed by Israeli troops "at a protest" is a gross misrepresentation of information available in the paper's own archives: he was part of a crowd of hundreds which targeted soldiers with Molotov cocktails and rocks.
CAMERA took to the pages of Mosaic Magazine to note that the first “Palestinian intifada” wasn’t about a separate Arab “Palestinian state,” rather it was motivated by opposition to a shift in the status of Jewry.
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76 minutesPBS airs another one-sided film that reduces complex events into a simplistic morality tale of Palestinian heroes and Israeli villains.
A Newsweek feature insists the so-called "second intifada" was triggered by Israel recapturing Palestinian cities in the West Bank. That's like saying the attack on Pearl Harbor was triggered by the allied invasion of Normandy.