Roger Cohen Errs on Settlements and Barrier

      "[F]acts are hard," writes New York Times columnist Roger Cohen in the International Herald Tribune today. Facts are hard for Cohen, who errs on settlements and the security barrier.

      Annapolis and its Aftermath: Background Information on Key Issues

      As Arab and Israeli representatives gather in Annapolis at the behest of the American Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, to hammer out a joint Israeli-Palestinian statement on the shape of future peace talks, it is useful to look at the core issues of permanent status negotiations.

      Mass Resignations from Carter Center

      Fourteen members of the Carter Center advisory board have resigned after concluding that the Center’s founder, former president Jimmy Carter, has turned to "malicious advocacy" for the Palestinians and against Israel.

      Jimmy Carter Blunders in USA Today

      When it comes to Arab-Israeli affairs, is former U.S. President Jimmy Carter a) uninformed, b) misinformed, or c) blinded by an anti-Israel animus? His USA Today Op-Ed, "Israel's new plan: A land grab" (May 16 print edition) makes a strong case for "all of the above."

      STUDY: Associated Press Downplays Palestinian Road Map Obligations, Emphasizes Israeli Obligations

      After noticing a number of Associated Press (AP) news stories that referred exclusively to the international Road Map peace plan's demands on Israel, while overlooking the Road Map's requirements of the Palestinians—even in news reports about Palestinians flouting the plan—CAMERA undertook to determine whether these one-sided citations of the Road Map were anomalies, or part of a larger pattern.

      CAMERA Action Prompts Improved AFP Report

      An AFP story on the wire today reported without challenge Saeb Erakat's claim that the "road map" requires Israel to release Palestinian prisoners. In response to communication from CAMERA, subsequent AFP stories noted that "the roadmap makes no mention of Israel releasing Palestinian detainees."