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 Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. The group has a long and bloody history, which includes some of the most infamous terrorist attacks perpetrated against the Jewish state, but is often overlooked by the press.
The Palestinian Authority has chosen to keep paying terrorists at the cost of losing U.S. aid. The media would do well to note that the unfolding crisis in PA-ruled areas is not only of the Authority's making, it's a statement of it priorities.
CAMERA takes to the pages of The Baltimore Sun to educate readers about the discriminatory nature of the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, which has links to U.S.-designated terror groups.
Widely overlooked by the press, Fatah’s rise to power fifty years ago was one of the most important events in the modern Middle East, entrenching an authoritarian model of political rule for Palestinians. The media, and Arafat's skills at self-promotion, played an important role.
Haaretz's Mordechai Kremnitzer cites the manslaughter indictment of a Jewish teen accused of throwing a rock which killed Aisha Mohammed Rabi to compare Israel to Weimar Germany, a smear that he bases on the false suggestion that Palestinians suspected of the same crime against Jews are invariably charged with murder.
CAMERA prompts correction after an AFP story about Mehdi Nemmouche, accused of killing four in the 2014 terror attack at a Brussels Jewish museum, opened with a description of him as a "'very polite' Frenchman."
The New York Times had described the Palestinian killing of unsuspecting Israelis waiting at a bus stop before he fled in a getaway car as a "bold" attack. The newspaper should do better. (And it eventually did.)
Hezbollah, the Lebanese-based, Iranian-backed terror group, is set to control Lebanon’s Ministry of Public Health. Although Lebanon is ostensibly a U.S. ally—and a major recipient of U.S. aid—the fact that a terrorist group is about to control a major governmental post has received little to no coverage from the Western press.
An AFP infographic grossly minimizes the impact of Palestinian attacks on Israel while at the same time emphasizing the impact of Israel's military response on Gaza.
The Washington Post in particular seems to have lost the plot, giving a platform to the leader of an Iranian-backed regime that targets journalists even while it condemns Khashoggi's alleged murder.