"[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.
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.
Henry Siegman claims that the terms of the Arab initiative are merely a repetition of what Israel has already agreed to in the "road map". In fact, the documents differ on critical points.
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.
NPR Host Terry Gross indulges Jimmy Carter's numerous false assertions, including the bizarre claim Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon never negotiated with the PA's Mahmoud Abbas.
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."
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.
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."
When compared with the media's frenzied focus on comments by an Israeli official, the relative media silence following Palestinian Foreign Minister Nasser al-Kidwa's announcement that terrorist groups would not be disarmed reveals a double standard. Click here to read "On One Side of the Road," a CAMERA article published in National Review Online.
The British network has run afoul of the UK government as well as Israel's for its unabashed bias.