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.
A story in today’s New York Times refers to Hamas rocket fire into Israel and its imprisonment of two Israelis. But reporter David Halbfinger avoids telling readers that these are both violations of international law.
Eulogies have poured in following the death of former Egyptian president and Muslim Brotherhood leader, Mohammad Morsi. But, as CAMERA tells The Baltimore Sun, many press accounts have omitted the Brotherhood's twisted worldview.
CAMERA takes to the pages of the Philadelphia Inquirer to correct a misleading report, and to note that it is the Palestinian Authority, not Israel, which has continuously rejected peace.
Media reporting on Gaza has missed a crucial element: the extraordinary steps that the Israeli Defense Forces took to minimize casualties. The IDF's innovative methods and selective targeting is a story unto itself.
In the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, certain claims are often parroted by the media. Chief among them: Fatah, the movement that dominates the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Palestinian Authority (PA), is “secular” and “moderate.” However, Fatah's Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade, a U.S.-designated terror group, proves otherwise.
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.