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.
A Wicked Local editorial falsely claims the Trump administration's anti-Islamic sentiment and support for Israel is the reason the United States Department of Education warned Duke University's Middle East Program that it was in danger of losing federal funding.
The Los Angeles Times falsely declares that the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the relocation of the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and the U.S. recognition of Israeli sovereignty in the Golan Heights all contravene international law.
In an article on the J Street conference, The Times twice reports that presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar declined to answer a question about U.S. aid to Israel. The "Paper of Record" concealed from readers that at one point in the interview the senator expressed strong support for continued aid: "I am so wedded right now to making sure we continue the aid."
More than policy itself, it is the reaction and discussion of Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to bar two anti-Israel Congresswomen that has the potential to weaken traditionally strong American support for Israel.
First term Representative Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) is obsessed with Israel, Tweeting such gems as “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel” and charging AIPAC buys US support for Israel. Besides being offensive she's dead wrong, and here's the proof.
Jonathan Weisman, the deputy Washington editor of the New York Times, stumbles on the facts as he describes — or is it prescribes? — a rift between American and Israeli Jews. The New York Times is aware of the piece's factual errors, but they remain uncorrected.
C-SPAN recently aired a “discussion” hosted by National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations (NCUSAR), an Arab centered organization hostile to Israel. This hostility was reflected in the choice of panelists.
Following communication from CAMERA, Haaretz removes a misleading characterization of Israeli settlements as "illegal" which had falsely implied that this was the position of President Bush, Sr.
Roll Call argues that the Democratic Party is increasingly disenchanted with Israel—and implies that the Jewish state is to blame for this shift. But the newspaper relies on both superficial history and untrustworthy sources to reach its preordained conclusion.