Many media accounts have misrepresented the "final status" issues that are now the subject of intensive negotiations at Camp David, often distorting Oslo, UN resolutions, the demographics and history of Jerusalem, and Middle East history in general.
A recent Gallup Poll showed that Americans have increasingly little faith in the media. The Washington Post, which just announced a new standards desk, might be working to restore trust. But as CAMERA tells the Algemeiner, when it comes to coverage of Israel, the Post has its work cut out.
A recent Washington Post report is undone by its own biases and editorializing. The article's reliance on one-sided sourcing, and its insistence on misleading omissions, leaves open questions about the direction of the newspaper's Jerusalem bureau.
As CAMERA tells the New York Sun, Ambassador David Friedman's recently released book, "Sledgehammer," offers lessons for press and policymakers. It also highlights stale thinking and instances of antisemitism at Foggy Bottom.
In Joseph Krauss' fictitious narrative, Ramy Shaath represents a new generation which has pioneered the novel rejection of the two-state solution, bucking the old leadership's supposed acceptance of the Jewish state of Israel alongside a Palestinian state.
CAMERA prompts correction of The New York Times' egregious misreporting that all other Gulf States opposed the Emirates' normalization with Israel, or were reluctant to adopt the step.
The Washington Post takes a road trip to try and figure out why there isn't a Palestinian state. Yet, as CAMERA tells JNS, in more than 4,000 words and 40 photographs, three Post reporters were unable to note the obvious reason: Palestinian rejectionism.
CAMERA prompts correction of a Reuters article which erroneously reported that the bilateral peace accords require Israel to grant West Bank or Gaza residency status to 4,000 spouses of Palestinians. In fact, the agreements do not specify any figures.
The Washington Post's World Views column has found a problem with the Abraham Accords, the normalization agreements between Israel and several Muslim majority nations. The agreements, Post World Views columnist Ishaan Tharoor says, make Palestinian statehood less likely. Yet, the blame belongs with Palestinian leadership alone.
CAMERA prompts correction after United Press International incorrectly reported that Israel has long opposed a two-state solution. Israel's long history of accepting deals that would have established a Palestinian state belie the erroneous assertion.
With Abbas' cancellation of elections on the pretext that Israel has not said it will permit voting in eastern Jerusalem, some reports mislead on Israel's Oslo-mandated responsibilities concerning Palestinian elections. As for Palestinian electoral responsibilities under Oslo, those simply aren't on the radar.