Torture

Blood Libels, Conspiracy Theories, and Coronaviruses

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 Covers Human Rights Abuses Committed by Palestinian Officials

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.

Amanpour’s Impulse: Smear Israel

 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 Letter Published in Anthropology News

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.

NPR Tortures the Truth to Malign Israel

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.