The media is focusing much attention on Yasir Arafat's legacy. Many of the historical briefs and timelines being published whitewash his decades-long involvement in terrorism. Below is a timeline of some of the key events and terrorist acts associated with Arafat.
Attacks by Arabs against Jews in Israel pre-dates Israeli settlements, pre-dates Israel's so-called "occupation," and pre-dates the establishment of the State of Israel. On the 80th anniversary of brutal massacres in Hebron and Safed (Gregorian calendar), CAMERA documents the oft-neglected history of Arab violence in pre-state Palestine.
The Palestinian Authority is likely covering up evidence of its complicity in supporting terrorist attacks against Israelis. Yet, many major U.S. media outlets are ignoring the PA's suspicious decision to shred papers—and the history that suggests what the Authority is up to, and why.
A deeply tendentious Media Line news article, depicting a suspected car-ramming attack as a "Palestinian mistake," conjured up non-existent video footage which supposedly shows the driver was left to bleed to death for half an hour.
Palestinian killed over 1000 Israeli victims in bombing, shooting, and stabbing attacks. Reuters subsequently snuffed out their lives a second time, erasing the memory of the victims' existence, falsely casting their killers as hapless victims "killed in the unrest."
Contributing columnist Muhammad Shehada also continues to misrepresent his own sources.
UPDATED: AFP corrects after an article about the demolition of the homes of the Palestinians indicted for the deadly bombing which killed 16-year-old Rina Shnerb falsely reported that the suspects had not been charged.
CAMERA prompts a quick correction after a United Press International headline erroneously reported that rockets were fired from southern Israel Saturday night, as opposed at southern Israel, by terror groups in the Gaza Strip.
The news organizations initially described the PFLP as merely a "leftist political party that has an armed wing." CAMERA secured corrected language that acknowledges the Palestinian group's terrorism and terror designations.
It has become common to hear that the U.S. government has always had an unwavering “pro-Israel bias.” But as CAMERA noted in The Jerusalem Post, history is never as simple, or as neat, as common narratives suppose.
Media outlets largely ignored last night's infiltration of armed Palestinians from Gaza into southern Israel as world leaders are set to convene at Jerusalem's World Holocaust Forum. Reuters falsely reported an "attempt[ed]" infiltration, when in fact the assailants were hundreds of meters inside Israeli territory.
Haaretz's English edition corrects after mistakenly identifying terrorist Samir Kuntar, convicted for the brutal 1979 murders of the Haran family members, as Palestinian. He was a Lebanese Druze.