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Haaretz English Edition Conjures Palestinian 'Political Prisoners'

In an article about the possible loss of state funding for Jaffa Theater, Haaretz's Judy Maltz conjures up "Palestinian political prisoners." Online and in print (Thursday, page 1), Judy Maltz wrote that a June production included the reading of letters...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 11, 2017 02:59 AM

In Haaretz in English, Petah Tikvah Attack Is Only 'Suspected'

On Thursday, an assailant opened fire on shoppers in the central Israeli town of Petah Tivkah, and stabbed one, injuring a total of five people. The suspected attacker is an 18-year-old from Nablus. That this attack happened is not in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 12, 2017 05:43 AM

Lost In Translation, This Time in Europe

An Arabic translator misled English listeners at an event held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2011. Arabic translators in Europe are misleading law enforcement officials in Germany according to an article published by the Gatestone Institute. The...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 22, 2016 04:22 PM

Under Fire for Bias, Haaretz Editor Aluf Benn Lashes Out, Errs on Facts

Aluf Benn on Israel's Channel 2 last month: "it's true there is an organization which specifically works to find these types of errors" As reported last month, CAMERA's work exposing the distorted translations in Haaretz's English edition has become...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 2, 2016 06:46 AM

Freedom House Declares Free Newspaper a Threat to Free Press in Israel

Sheldon Adelson, Chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corporation, publishes a free newspaper in Israel. Freedom House, which produces reports about the status of civil society in countries throughout the world, has downgraded Israel in its annual report...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 27, 2016 02:20 PM

Presspectiva's Amiur Exposes Haaretz Publisher's Bias

Haaretz Publisher Amos SchockenFor years now, CAMERA has been documenting Haaretz biased mistranslations for its English-language readers in a feature called "Haaretz, Lost in Translation." An article by CAMERA Israel Director Tamar Sternthal, entitled "Distorted Haaretz English Translations on the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 20, 2016 04:37 AM

Palestinian 'Peace' Negotiator Refuses to Take Stage With Israeli Flag

Saeb Erekat Saeb Erekat, a top Palestinian Authority (PA) official, refused to speak at an event sponsored by an Israeli newspaper, Ha’aretz and the New Israel Fund (NIF) if an Israeli flag was on-stage. Erekat has worked as the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 15, 2015 03:31 PM

Lost in Haaretz Translation: Saeb Erekat's Relative Shot 2 Israelis

In the past, CAMERA and others have noted how Palestinian leaders and social media have falsely claimed that Palestinians killed as they were carrying out terror attacks were innocent, and that the purported Palestinian victims were killed in cold blood....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 15, 2015 03:12 AM

Haaretz: 'Ramming Car Fled the Scene'

Image for illustrative purposes only. This car was not involved in the attack. What happens when Pixar's "Cars" meet a Haaretz news story about a Palestinian attack? Anthropomorphic vehicles ram soldiers and flee the scene. Haaretz's page-one article yesterday...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 12, 2015 04:11 PM

Haaretz Headline vs. Haaretz Article

A page-one headline on Haaretz's English edition today, "Cuts to higher education to hurt Arabs, ultra-Orthodox Jews most," is not at all substantiated by the accompanying article. Although the proposed amounts to be slashed from various educational programs are "unknown,"...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 29, 2015 03:00 AM

Stone-Throwing, Lost in Haaretz Translation

A Palestinian throws rocks at Israeli troops April 10, in Bet Omar, following the funeral of Jafar Awad (Photo by Abed Al Haslhamoun/EPA) "Haaretz, Lost in Translation," that enduring phenomenon of Haaretz's English translators deleting information about Arab violence...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 19, 2015 04:47 AM

The Tripod: CAMERA Links in 3 Languages Feb. 26 - March 10

Spanish Posts ABC: ¿Por qué fue Merkel a Israel? El diario español ABC se encarga de que los palestinos estén en el titular de la noticia sobre la visita de Merkel a Israel, que era relevante por otros motivos....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 10, 2014 03:34 PM

Ha'aretz Lost in Translation on Strip Search

Yesterday we described how Ha'aretz headlines (in English Feb. 26 online and Feb. 28 in print), an editorial (in Hebrew and English, Feb. 28) and an Op-Ed (Uri Misgav, English and Hebrew) all reported as fact that Israeli Arab teacher...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 4, 2014 05:34 AM

In Jordan Valley, Ha'aretz Just Lost

On dozens of occasions, we have noted instances of "Ha'aretz, Lost in Translation," in which misinformation finds its way into the English edition of Ha'aretz, while the corresponding, original Hebrew item is correct. Our latest case, a Jan. 2 photo...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 5, 2014 08:01 AM

Yemini Calls Out Ha'aretz, Cites Presspectiva

In an excellent Op-Ed in the Times of Israel, Ma'ariv's Ben-Dror Yemini writes ("Ha'aretz: Rabidly Wrong on Holocaust Studies"): Over the past few weeks, we have been witness to a campaign on the pages of Haaretz condemning Holocaust education...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 13, 2013 07:23 AM

Ha'aretz Lost, No Translation Needed

We all know that Ha'aretz has had serious problems with translations. As CAMERA has noted, "information appearing in the Hebrew original concerning Palestinian militancy, violence and other Arab wrongdoing is downplayed or omitted entirely" in the newspaper's English translation,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 7, 2013 04:41 PM

Life Sentences Lost in Ha'aretz's Translation

It's been a rough few days for Ha'aretz's English edition. First, there was the page-one headline and article last week which falsely claimed that Rihanna changed lyrics of her song to reference Palestine. (Ha'aretz quickly corrected.) Today's front-page error is...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 28, 2013 09:25 AM

The Tripod: CAMERA Links in Three Languages -- August 27-28

Not Boycotting. Terrified.Ynet was quick to report on another cultural boycott. However the artist himself declared that he's not boycotting - he's terrified of BDS bullying (Presspectiva) The Line That Turned Into A BorderAnother instance of Ha'aretz "lost in translation"...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 28, 2013 05:34 PM

Kerry Meeting, Relocated in Translation

Netanyahu and Kerry meeting Friday in Jerusalem (AFP/Getty photo by Jacquelyn Martin) We have taken media outlets to task in the past for referring to Israel's capital with the erroneous shorthand of "Tel Aviv." The Boston Globe and, more...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 30, 2013 04:50 AM

Ha'aretz Translators Can't Tell Jewish Agency from WZO

Ha'aretz's notorious English translators have blown it once again. Editors were compelled to print a correction today regarding a page-one headline and article, the latest instance of "Ha'aretz, Lost in Translation." The page-two correction reads: There was a translation error...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 18, 2013 04:04 AM

Rape Victim, Lost in Translation

Even rape victims aren't safe from Ha'aretz's English translators. In the latest "Ha'aretz, Lost in Translation," a June 6 print edition article about a judge who said "some girls enjoy rape" reported: (The online article did not contain this wording.)...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 10, 2013 02:43 AM

Enderlin's Revealing Statement Lost in Ha'aretz Translation

The Augean Stables has flagged an old, but very interesting case of Ha'aretz, Lost in Translation. In a 2007 interview with Adi Schwartz, France 2's Charles Enderlin speaks about the Mohammed Al Dura case. In the Nov. 1, 2007...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 28, 2013 04:00 AM

Ha'aretz Lost in Translation: A Shocking Holocaust Comparison

Once again, Ha'aretz translators are again engaging in creative, even shocking, translations, inserting text into the English edition which is diametrically opposed to the Hebrew original. In an article today regarding a judicial proceeding against Palestinian prisoner Samer Issawi, who...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 23, 2013 04:38 AM

Updated: Ha'aretz, Lost in Translation, Again

Yesterday we noted how the "Ha'aretz, Lost in Translation" phenomenon made its mark on Land Day coverage. Today, it's illegal outposts which get the English-language makeover. In print and online, the English edition incorrectly reports that every professional army officer...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 3, 2013 04:57 AM

Updated: Ha'aretz's Latest Lost in Translation

Palestinians in Ramallah await prisoners released Dec. 18, 2011 as part of the Shalit deal, which saw a total of 1,027 Palestinians go free (photo by Reuters) "Ha'aretz, Lost in Translation" strikes again. For the benefit of less informed...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 27, 2013 03:26 AM

Presspectiva Nominated for Israeli Prize for Media Criticism

Presspectiva, CAMERA's Hebrew Web site, is delighted to announce that it has been nominated to receive Israel Media Watch's 2013 Abramowitz Israeli Prize for Media Criticism. Israeli citizens are invited to vote for Presspectiva by visiting the IMW site....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 7, 2013 11:04 AM

Ha'aretz Lost in Translation: Ma'aleh Adumim, It Sells

As the year comes to an end, it's time to catch up on examples of "Ha'aretz, Lost in Translation" that we didn't have time to post. Earlier this month, an article about funds earmarked for public housing which where not...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 25, 2012 06:13 AM

Ha'aretz, Lost in Translation, XV

In today's installment of Ha'aretz Lost in Translation, the English edition remakes an injured Hamas man into "an injured man." The Hebrew and English editions both ran the same photo of a Hamas man injured yesterday in an Israeli air...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 24, 2012 06:30 AM

"Haaretz, Lost in Translation"

Haaretz newspaper. Photo: www.washingtonbureau.typepad.com. CAMERA's Israel Office Director, Tamar Sternthal, published in The Algemeiner: Last month, the Israeli daily newspaper Ha’aretz sought to expand its influence among its extensive English-reading readership with the launch of a freshly redesigned Web site....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 11, 2012 09:41 AM

Ha'aretz Retracts Headline on Alleged Arabic Ban

Ha'aretz's headline proclaiming last week that the Kfar Saba hospital has banned its teaching staff from speaking in Arabic has made its indelible mark upon the Internet, though yesterday the print edition ran the following correction: As Maurice Ostroff noted...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 30, 2012 02:43 AM

Open Letter Challenges Ha'aretz on Kfar Sava Hospital Headline

Writer and activist Maurice Ostroff writes an open letter to Ha'aretz editors challenging Friday's headline ("Kfar Sava hospital bans teaching staff from speaking in Arabic"). Ostroff writes: Contrary to your report, Kfar Sava hospital does teach Arab kids in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 20, 2012 04:26 AM

Ha'aretz, Lost in Translation, XIII

As Ha'aretz today launches its new English-language Web site, publisher Amos Shocken announces: Haaretz is dedicated to maintaining high journalistic standards in its presentation and interpretation of the riveting and complex reality of modern Israel. Haaretz’s role is vital...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 13, 2012 06:20 AM

Ha'aretz, Lost in Translation, XI (Updated)

Eldad wrote in Hebrew that settlers cleared rocks. Ha'aretz's English translators translated settlers "cleared rocks" into settlers "expelled" Ha'aretz Lost in Translation strikes again. This time it's an Op-Ed by pro-settlement writer Karni Eldad, which states in the English...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 25, 2012 03:49 AM

Tel Aviv Law Lecturer Rewrites Report on Police Incompetence

Eyal Gross rewrites Ha'aretz probe to suit him Writing in Ha'aretz today, Eyal Gross, who is apparently the same Eyal Gross who is a lecturer on international and constitutional law at Tel Aviv University, seriously distorts a Ha'aretz article...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 11, 2011 03:53 AM

Ha'aretz Lost in Translation, X

Today we have a new strain of the Ha'aretz Lost in Translation ailment. Instead of the traditional manifestation of the disease, in which the English edition mistranslates the original Hebrew, leaving international readers with a completely different (wrong) text...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 4, 2011 08:27 AM

Ha'aretz Lost in Translation, IX

In the wake of the Shalit prisoner release, Ha'aretz's Lost in Translation malady has struck again. An Oct. 19 article on earlier prisoner exchanges makes clear in Hebrew that the released Palestinian prisoners from the Shalit deal are from...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 23, 2011 05:47 AM

Ha'aretz Lost in Translation, VIII

Funeral of Hamas member Ibrahim Sarhan In this month's installment of the Ha'aretz Lost in Translation Series, Ha'aretz's English translators transform Ibrahim Sarhan, a Hamas member killed yesterday by Israeli troops into "a Palestinian civilian." The English news brief,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 14, 2011 02:41 AM

Ha'aretz Lost in Translation, VII

Danit Moran, a married religious officer in the IDF (photo by Shaul Golan) If there's one thing that can be said about Ha'aretz's translators, it's that they sure keep you on your toes. If you see something in Ha'aretz...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 23, 2011 08:05 AM

Ha'aretz Lost in Translation, VI

Ha'aretz's chronic lost in translation affliction rears its head again, albeit in a slightly more complex strain. A news analysis by Aluf Benn in Friday's (May 20) English edition, states: Netanyahu will have to reply to Obama by accepting the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 22, 2011 04:41 AM

Ha'aretz Lost in Translation, V

Earlier we linked to an article in Ha'aretz about a French court ruling against Israeli physician Dr. David Yehuda who challenged Jamal Al-Dura's claim that his injuries were from the disputed shooting of his son Mohammed. We have just learned...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 5, 2011 02:13 AM

Ma'an News Agency Pulls a Ha'aretz

Not to be outdone by Ha'aretz, which all-too-frequently says different things in English than in Hebrew, the official Palestinian newswire Ma'an was caught today talking "peace" to one audience, and "resistance" to another. It was, they later claimed, a "translation...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 4, 2011 11:32 AM

Ha'aretz, Lost in Translation IV

CiF Watch had a good catch yesterday, finding another example of Ha'aretz's ongoing lost in translation problem. CiF Watch writes: Ha’aretz seems to have learned a lesson in misrepresenting matters from the anti-Israeli foreign press. This is how it announced...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 8, 2011 08:13 AM

Ha'aretz's Lie in Translation

The phrase "lost in translation" does not begin to do justice to what transpired today in Zvi Bar'el's opinion column in Ha'aretz. Referring to a proposal by Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat linking the eviction of Jews residing illegally in a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 16, 2011 08:04 AM

Dutch Reporter Bins 'Good Guy, Bad Guy Thing'

Dutch reporter Nicolien den Boer had her own opinion about the onerous security checks she endured at Ben-Gurion Airport, a view that drastically changed after an encounter with a terror victim. An English translation of Den Boer's article is...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 14, 2008 08:16 AM

Lost in Translation at Ha'aretz II

It turns out that coverage of Har Homa construction wasn't the only discrepancy between the English and Hebrew editions of Ha'aretz on Sunday. The English edition (print and Internet) ran a story about a new report by the Association...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 12, 2007 04:15 AM

Lost in Translation at Ha'aretz

Only Hebrew readers of Ha'aretz learned that the Prime Minister's office called Har Homa construction entirely legal In Sunday's English edition of Ha'aretz (both print and Internet), the front-page story by Barak Ravid and Jonathan Lis on new planned...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 11, 2007 05:50 AM

Ha'aretz Lost in Translation

An article posted on Ha'aretz's Web site yesterday includes an internal contradiction, the apparent result of a poor translation. The English article begins: Israel Religious Action Center on Tuesday morning petitioned the High Court of Justice with a request that...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 30, 2005 07:56 AM