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.
For weeks while communities in Israel burned, many major U.S. news outlets kept silent. As CAMERA tells JNS, Gaza-based terror groups have been launching incendiary devices into southern Israel, resulting in major damage. Yet, mainstream Western media has failed to provide meaningful coverage.
It is common for many pundits to assume that the U.S.-Israel security relationship dates back to the founding of the Jewish state. But as CAMERA wrote in The National Interest, it wasn't until September 1970 that the modern U.S.-Israel alliance was born.
In recent weeks, Palestinian arsonists have launched dozens of incendiary balloons every single day; not dozens over the last few weeks, as an AP photo caption erroneously stated.
In a report about 12 rockets fired at southern Israel from the Gaza Strip Aug. 21 overnight, Reuters neglects to mention that a home in Sderot was hit and suffered heavy damage. The article noted only that "buildings and vehicles" in Sderot were hit.
UPDATE: Associated Press corrects after captions erroneously reported that a Sderot home was hit by a rocket fired by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. In fact, Israel's Iron Dome intercepted the rockets, and it was shrapnel from the interception which damaged the house.
Haaretz's English print edition went out of its way to marginalize Ari Fuld, calling him a "settler activist" and a "vocal right-wing 'Israel activist,'" as if the terror victim's political orientation or activism had anything to do with his murderer's decision to stab him in the back.
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.