So the Palestinian Authority wants U.N. membership to pursue Israel in international courts? A CAMERA Op-Ed in the Washington Jewish Week says PA officials should be careful what they wish far -- vulnerable as they are to many charges.
An erroneous Associated Press statement this week that "Israelis and Palestinians have refused to hold any directs talks" is consistently contradicted by a year of AP articles which repeatedly demonstrate that Israel called for immediate, direct talks.
Susan Cornwell's otherwise straightforward news account cited two far-left Jewish groups criticizing the U.S. de-funding of UNESCO and omitted statements, such as that by the mainstream Conference of Presidents, that applauded> U.S. action.
Ha'aretz journalist Akiva Eldar uses falsehoods and deceptions, distorting both Israeli and Palestinian negotiating positions, to accuse Prime Minister Netanyahu of lying in his speech before the United Nations.
CAMERA's letter set readers straight after The Baltimore Sun reported as fact Palestinian "frustration" with Israel over stalled negotiations.
The New York Times coverage of the Palestinian bid for UN membership reveals the blurring between its news and editorial pages. Palestinian responsibility for the stagnation of peace negotiations and the need for concessions is not news that's fit to print.
Once again, the Los Angeles Times gives a platform to Saree Makdisi, the UCLA comparative literature professor who regularly argues for a "binational state," meaning the dismantlement of the Jewish state.
Palestinians may indeed be frustrated with more than 18 years of on-again, off-again negotiations, but the question is with whom should they be frustrated – Israel, or their own leaders, such as Mahmoud Abbas, who have consistently fumbled opportunities to end the conflict with Israel and create a state of Palestine?
President Carter misrepresents the terms of U.N. Resolution 242 and the "road map" to make the fallacious argument that President Obama's speech represents a continuation of longstanding American policy regarding Israeli withdrawals.
Palestinian leaders have said they will gain statehood via UDI (a Unilateral Declaration of Independence) rather than through negotiations with Israel. This would violate their agreements with Israel as well as US assurances to Israel, and would be likely to provoke violence. It would also be unlikely to actually achieve statehood.