Writing in Foreign Policy magazine, British historian Avi Shlaim faults both Israel and the United States for the failure to achieve a Palestinian state. Shlaim asserts that U.S. must pressure the Jewish state in order to achieve peace. But, as CAMERA tells JNS readers, the historian's reading of history is both selective and disingenuous.
In a recent editorial, the Washington Post's deputy opinion editor, Jackson Diehl, uses unhinged language and compares Israel's democratic leader to Vladimir Putin. Diehl proceeds to omit crucial facts about both the so-called Iran Deal, as well as IRGC operative Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.
CBS has failed to correct the straightforward factual error in a Nov. 21 article and headline that former spy Jonathan Pollard is free to "return to Israel." He has never before lived in Israel.
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.
The New York Times won't correct an error it has corrected twice before, and won't defend its incorrect claim. But it is simply false to claim, as does David Halbfinger and Michael Crowley, that there had been until recently a “longstanding American policy treating the settlements as illegal.”
CAMERA prompts correction after CNN erroneously reported that "dozens" of bipartisan U.S. lawmakers signed letters to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressing their opposition to a potential International Criminal Court investigation of Israel. In fact, more than 300 members of the House and Senate signed.
CAMERA prompts correction of an AFP article republished at the Times of Israel which had erroneously reported that the Trump administration had recognized Israeli settlements. Last November, the administration stated that the settlements are not per se contrary to international law; it did not "recognize" them.
Among other misrepresentations, The New York Post misleads with the categorical claim that the AIPAC Policy Conference "has been boycotted by Democrats in recent years."
It has become common to hear that the U.S. government has always had an unwavering “pro-Israel bias.” But as CAMERA noted in The Jerusalem Post, history is never as simple, or as neat, as common narratives suppose.
There is no better illustration of the prevailing political advocacy journalism than the recent coverage of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement about the current administration’s position on Israeli settlements.