Washington Times recently published two CAMERA letters, one correcting two factual errors in a Times news story, and another addressing an inaccurate description of Hamas in a Times Op-Ed.
An Op-Ed by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter which appeared in newspapers around the world in the last few days includes serious factual errors about Israel's security barrier and U.N. Resolution 242.
The BBC's Board of Governors recently upheld a complaint about a misleading description of UN Resolution 242 found on the BBC Web site timeline of the Israeli Palestinian conflict. The feature has now been partially revised. While the revision addresses only one of the many problems CAMERA has written about, it does represent a start—the acknowledgement by the BBC of imbalance.
As noted Sunday on CAMERA's blog Snapshots, UN adviser Hans Kí¼ng penned an Op-Ed in the weekend edition of the International Herald Tribune dispensing advice to the world on "How to prevent a clash of civilizations" partially based on a distortion of UN Resolution 242. CAMERA staff has prompted the following correction in today's edition clarifying the terms of the resolution:
Just like the U.N.'s 2001 Durban Conference Against Racism itself became a racist anti-Israel hate fest, the U.N.'s media seminar this week supposedly promoting sober, factual journalism about the conflict turned into platform for anti-Israel distortions and incitement.
Daniel Okrent is soon to conclude his tenure as the New York Times' Public Editor (ombudsman). In his post, he often listened seriously to reader comment and on occasion concurred with criticism of the paper.He also encouraged systematic corrections on the opinion pages. Given this independent-minded approach, Okrent's April 24 commentary on Middle East coverage disappointed on many counts, omitting or glossing over tough issues and resorting ultimately to platitudes about how difficult it is for the paper to "walk down the middle."
CAMERA staff prompted a correction at the Associated Press, after the wire service again misreported the details of United Nations Security Council Resolution 242. The amended language makes clear the differences between the actual wording of 242 and the "Arab interpretation" of the resolution.
Time.com senior editor Tony Karon wrongly suggests that U.N. Resolution 242 calls on Israel to withdraw to its 1967 boundaries. He cites the view of the Arab world and the "international community" to make his case, but ignores the explicit words of the resolution's drafters.
CAMERA's letter highlights that according to numerous United Nations resolutions, Israel's security fence does not run through Palestinian territory, and the "Green Line" is not a border.