Peace Process & Initiatives

BACKGROUNDER: Camp David 2000

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.

Media Mislead on Palestinian Elections and Israel’s Oslo Obligations

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.

CAMERA Op-Ed: A Historian Who Forgets History

Writing in Foreign Policy magazine, British historian Avi Shlaim faults both Israel and the United States for the failure to achieve a Palestinian state. Shlaim asserts that U.S. must pressure the Jewish state in order to achieve peace. But, as CAMERA tells JNS readers, the historian's reading of history is both selective and disingenuous.

Haaretz Corrects Mistranslation on Moroccan-Israeli Relations

Haaretz corrects a mistranslation which resulted in the factual error claiming that Morocco finalized the opening of its diplomatic mission in Israel following the outbreak of the second intifada. In fact, at that time, both countries shuttered their respective missions.

Forbes’ Fundraising Appeal on Behalf of UNRWA

"UNRWA is extraordinary–with an amazing cadre of educators and staff that need support" is the message of what is essentially a Forbes fundraising appeal for the U.N. agency. Don't expect to read anything about anti-Israel incitement in schools, perpetuation of the conflict or mismanagement.

Axios Whitewashes an Apologist for Palestinian Terrorism

A November 11th report by Axios, a Washington D.C.-based publication, described recently deceased PLO official Saeb Erekat as a "champion of the two-state solution" who "rejected violence and terrorism." But the historical record shows that the opposite is true.

Reuters Errs on ‘Palestinian Soldiers’

UPDATE: "[P]er the Oslo Accords, the PA is not permitted a conventional military but maintains security and police forces," the CIA Factbook rightly notes. CAMERA prompts corrections in English, Arabic and Spanish after Reuters mischaracterized Palestinian security officers and police as "soldiers."