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.
Haaretz's English edition amends an article which had failed to identify Palestinian gunmen as responsible for the fatal West Bank shootings of east Jerusalem Arabs, leaving readers to wrongly assume that Israeli settlers were the culprits.
NBC's Richard Engel conceals that slain teen Taha Mahmeed was a Hamas member who was engaged in clashes with Israeli troops and neglects to report the existence of an explosives lab and weapons cache.
Nima Elbagir’s report is riddled with errors and half-truths, all which work to portray Palestinian terrorists who attempted to harm Israelis as somehow the real victims.
Why is Jewish violence newsworthy, but not violence against Jews? That is the question to be asked of CNN, at least regarding its coverage of Judea & Samaria.
The Associated Press disregarded CAMERA's warnings about freelancer's extremism. Now, read his tweets on October 7 to grasp the implications.
11/27 Update: Prompted by CAMERA's critique, PolitiFact and Poynter reviewed, archived and replaced a story that had misled readers on several counts and suggested there was no merit to the charge that Hamas decapitated Israeli babies.
". . . [N}either Hamas nor Israel is likely to intentionally target civilian aircraft," reports the Wall Street Journal. While there is zero chance Israel would target a civilian aircraft (particularly at its own airport!), Hamas boasts of firing at Israel's airport.
Both the British and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporations have refused to refer to the massacres and abductions of people in Israel by Palestinian terrorists as "terrorism" of any sort, claiming a moral high ground by refusing to do so. This is in contrast to how they've referred to other terrorist attacks.
The unprecedented multi-front attacks on Israelis carried out by the terrorist group Hamas on October 7th included thousands of missile attacks, the indiscriminate murders of dozens of civilians and the wounding of hundreds of others, the bombing of an ambulance and kidnappings. But even with these ISIS-style attacks the BBC maintained its usual practice of portraying Palestinian terrorists as 'militants.'
Even as international media outlets answered the call to improve coverage of Palestinian fatalities by noting that those killed by Israeli fire in Jenin last week were confirmed combatants, Israeli daily Haaretz failed to update its English and Hebrew-language reports with this highly relevant information.