For centuries, blood libels and conspiracy theories have played a tragic role in Jewish history, inciting pogroms, and responsible for the torture and murders of countless Jews. As Passover approaches and the world is engulfed in a coronavirus pandemic, a new crop of libels have arisen.
The Washington Post highlights abuses by the Palestinian Authority and Hamas. However, the paper's coverage of the topic is belated and seemingly spurred by its reliance on an anti-Israel NGO. Other draconian measures by Palestinian officials, such as their imprisonment and threats towards Palestinians who sell or rent land to Jews, are omitted by The Post.
The false accusation that Israel cages Palestinian children outdoors was repeated in several media outlets before being corrected and repudiated. Yet it continues to gain new life as one Israeli newspaper refuses to set the record straight.
The British medical journal, The Lancet, continues to publish unbalanced editorials exhibiting hostility toward the Jewish state.
CNN's Christiane Amanpour reveals a hostile view of Israel, injecting gratuitious, false claims about it into an argument between two guests discussing an unrelated subject.
CAMERA's letter refutes the claim that Israel was involved in the Abu Ghraib prisoner scandal, and clarifies that Israel does not sanction torture against its own prisoners.
National Public Radio does it again, falsely charging that under Israeli law confessions extracted under torture are admissible, when the reality is that Israel has even tougher protections against such abuses than does the United States.