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The Washington Post Pushes ‘Despair’ Excuse for Palestinian Terrorism, Again

PA President Mahmoud Abbas A Washington Post report on a Sept. 26, 2017 Palestinian terror attack pushed the narrative that “despair” and “frustration” over the lack of a Palestinian state was a motivating factor in anti-Jewish violence ("Palestinian shoots...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 26, 2017 01:11 PM

AFP Omits Israeli Victims In List of Car Ramming Attacks

A few hours ago, at least 12 people were murdered in Barcelona by a Spanish national of North African descent who drove a van into a restaurant. One news source in Europe reports that prior to the attack, the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 17, 2017 03:36 PM

Wall Street Journal Wrong on the Wall

The Wall Street Journal is the latest media outlet to err on the Western Wall, misidentifying it as Judaism's holiest site. The July 14 article by Nancy Shekter-Porat ("Israeli Police Officers Shot Dead in Jerusalem Temple Mount Attack") erred:...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 18, 2017 04:19 AM

The Washington Post Manages to Outdo the BBC with Anti-Israel Headline

The Washington Post not only failed to offer a full-length report on the June 16, 2017 terror attack in which a 23-year old Israeli Border Policewoman, Hadas Malka, was murdered, it also made misleading changes to an AP dispatch...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 28, 2017 12:15 PM

BBC Misleads Again

    The BBC shows a pattern of misleading its audience as to the nature of Palestinian terrorism. The grotesquely inappropriate headline is the most recent in a lengthy list of such examples. Israeli policewoman Hadas Malka was murdered by...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 26, 2017 03:06 PM

Major Catholic Outlets in U.S. Pass Over Archbishop’s Death in Silence

Catholic news outlets such as the Catholic News Service remained silent about the death of Archbishop Hilarion Capucci, who spent two years in an Israeli jail for smuggling guns for the PLO in the mid-1970s. Above is a screenshot...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 27, 2017 01:51 PM

Where’s the Coverage? Incitement in Palestinian Textbooks

Since the “knife intifada,” as it’s become known, began in the fall of 2015, we’ve been hearing the narrative that says that “Palestinian despair” or “Palestinian frustration” over Israel’s military administration of the West Bank is the cause. As...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 16, 2016 01:14 PM

AFP's Error, Editorializing and Omissions

Weapons recovered from the "Mavi Marmara," which AFP identified as an "aid ship" though it carried no aid (Photo from Israel Defense Forces) Agence France Presse, an influential news service, ran two articles yesterday which between them contained a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 30, 2016 06:47 AM

Australian Broadcasting Corp. Vilifies Israel While Writing About its Humanitarian Efforts

Last week journalist Sophie McNeill published a heartrending story about Gazan babies and toddlers with cancer at the Australian Broadcasting Corp. This is a topic that is bound to stir up deep emotions on the part of readers. By...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 29, 2016 04:57 PM

Former Undersecretary of State Thomas Pickering Testified in Favor of Iran Deal While Taking Money From Boeing

The Daily Beast, an internet magazine covering current events, has disclosed that Thomas Pickering, an influential State Department official in both Democrat and Republican administrations, failed to sufficiently disclose his paid relationship with Boeing corporation while serving as a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 23, 2016 01:08 PM

Palestinian Health Ministry Passes Off Fauxtography to WHO

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) decision last week harshly critical of Israel for "Health conditions in the occupied Palestinian territory, including in east Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan" prompted Yesh Atid Chairman Yair Lapid to describe it as...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 29, 2016 07:19 AM

‘Moderate’ Palestinian Movement Honors Japanese Terrorist

Flag of the PFLP Fatah, the movement that dominates the Palestinian Authority (PA), has honored a terrorist named Kozo Okamoto for his part in a 1972 attack in Israel that killed 25 people, including 16 tourists from Puerto Rico,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 24, 2016 01:18 PM

Israelis Discover Cure for Leukemia - Does the Media Care?

With the millions of words the New York Times, New Yorker, BBC, et al. have splashed on their pages decrying every new foundation poured in some obscure Israeli settlement or bemoaning the hardship imposed on Palestinians forced to endure...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 19, 2016 12:36 PM

BBC's Jeremy Bowen Follows PLO Dictates

BBC Middle East Editor Jeremy BowenCAMERA has long criticized BBC's Jeremy Bowen for his biased reporting on the Arab-Israeli conflict, and in March 2009, the BBC's highest body upheld a complaint by CAMERA that Bowen violated the broadcasters' guidelines...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 6, 2016 03:09 PM

Iran Recruiting Its Children for War in Syria—to Prepare to ‘Invade Israel’

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif Iran’s Islamic Republic is recruiting Iranian children to fight in the Syrian civil wars, selling it as a step to invading Israel. Tehran supports Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad in the country’s ongoing conflict. Washington Times...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 2, 2016 01:05 PM

Getting to the Bottom of Lapido Media’s Hit Piece on Israel

Last October, a British website, Lapido Media, published a dishonest little hit piece accusing Israel of “shunning” a Peace Studies Program at Bethlehem Bible College (BBC). The main evidence used to prove that Israel was “shunning” this masters degree...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 29, 2016 05:40 PM

How Well Did Your News Source Cover the American Murdered by a Palestinian on March 8, 2016?

The Knoxville News provided a brief biography of the American graduate student, Taylor Force, who was murdered in Jaffa, Israel by a Palestinian terrorist. The article's lead sentence stated, "A West Point graduate who served tours of duty in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 9, 2016 10:24 AM

North Korean Leaders are ‘Devoted to Freedom,’ Palestinian Official Says

Kim Jong Il The Palestinian Authority (PA) ambassador to North Korea has offered effusive words of praise for the brutal dictatorship that rules the country. Elder of Ziyon, an American blogger who researches and writes about antisemitism and the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 2, 2016 04:00 PM

Media Reports Iranian Anger at Saudi Executions But Ignores Iranian Executions

Kurds executed in Iran The news media has reported on worldwide reaction to Saudi Arabia's execution of 47 prisoners. Among those executed was a prominent Shiite activist, Nimr al-Nimr. His execution has prompted considerable discussion of the harsh nature...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 4, 2016 02:09 PM

San Francisco Chronicle Headline: Palestinians Attackers Are the Victim

Following the unfortunate lead of The New York Times , Haaretz, BBC and The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle runs a headline which falsely depicts Palestinian assailants as the victim. "Palestinians shot in assault" is the headline yesterday...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 25, 2015 04:53 AM

CAMERA Analyst Speaks at BBC March

On Sunday, November 15, 2015 college students from the Boston area gathered in Cambridge to protest the slanted and biased coverage of the BBC. After a brief rally, just over 100 protesters marched to the British Consulate in Cambridge...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 19, 2015 01:15 PM

The War in Syria Expands

It can't be said that the media ignores the war in Syria. New elements in the conflict are reported and certainly the flow of refugees has become a visible issue. But connecting these different strands into a more coherent...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 28, 2015 02:01 PM

Bombings in Byzantium

More than 100 people died in a horrific bombing on Saturday, October 10, in Ankara, Turkey. The Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, blamed the Islamic State. The Western media and governments have mostly gone along with his assignment of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 12, 2015 11:18 AM

LA Times Headline: When Palestinian Violence Becomes 'Israeli Violence'

Oct. 14 Update: LA Times Corrects Headline, Article on Palestinian Terrorism Flipping reality on its head, a Los Angeles Times headline online earlier today absurdly declared: "4 Palestinians are killed in Israeli violence." The Los Angeles Times is just the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 11, 2015 04:54 AM

CEO of Embrace the Middle East Responds Evasively

Jeremy Moodey, CEO of the British Charity Embrace the Middle East, has issued an evasive response to criticism directed his way by CAMERA researcher Dexter Van Zile. He issued his response in an entry posted on the charity’s website...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 24, 2015 01:26 PM

New York Times: Reporter For Jewish Paper Finds No Anti-Israel Plot in Iran

Photograph of Iranian protester killed by the Iranian regime's Basij thugs. The New York Times published a piece on August 13, 2015 conveying the report by a journalist from an "American Jewish pro-Israel publication" that "found little evidence to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 17, 2015 01:58 PM

With A Corrected Mistranslation, Even The Guardian Looks Good Relative to the BBC

Earlier this month, CAMERA's BBC Watch and UK Media Watch ran interesting pieces discussing mistranslations by the BBC and The Guardian, respectively. It's worth comparing those two posts, looking at the way the British news organizations handled complaints about...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 22, 2015 02:20 PM

Congress ignores PBS, NPR slant -- CAMERA Washington Times Letter

(This letter appeared in The Washington Times online July 1, 2015, in print July 2.) Dear Editor: The Washington Times editorial “Snark and bias alert: David Cameron moves to unslant the news at the BBC. Can NPR take a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 14, 2015 01:22 PM

Does Christ at the Checkpoint Have a New Agenda?

The most recent Youtube video promoted by Christ at the Checkpoint includes a cryptic and oblique message from a well-known anti-Israel polemicist, Michel Sabbah, the Latin Patriarch Emeritus of Jerusalem. The stated mission of the biannual Christ at the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 23, 2015 11:23 AM

Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates Echoes Netanyahu on Iran Negotiations

In an interview with Bob Schieffer on CBS Face the Nation, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates offered his perspective on negotiations with Iran. The relevant portions of the interview are copied below: ROBERT GATES (Former Defense Secretary): Well,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 19, 2015 03:07 PM

Where's the Coverage? Israel Sent More Manpower Nepal than Nearly Any Other Country

Israel frequently sends aid teams to countries hit by natural disasters such as post-earthquake Haiti and tsunami-stricken Japan. Nepal is no different. The Times of Israel reports: Israel’s aid team to the earthquake-battered Himalayan nation of Nepal is one...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 29, 2015 05:40 PM

Watch CAMERA Panel on UK Media, European Antisemitism

With antisemitic violence on the rise in Europe, CAMERA convened a panel discussion in Jerusalem on March 1 entitled "Framing Israel: Framing Jews: Examining the effects of UK media coverage of Israel on European antisemitism." In light of recent polling...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 15, 2015 07:43 AM

On Swedish National Radio, Journalist Asks Why Jews Shouldn't Be Blamed for Antisemitism

File this as another reminder of why Americans must hold their media accountable so that it doesn't sink to the lows too often seen in Europe. Here we see journalist Helena Groll asking, on a Swedish public radio station, whether...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 18, 2015 11:14 AM

Iranian Statements Taunting the United States Ignored by Most of the Media

According to conservative media sources, officials of an increasingly emboldened Iran have taken to delivering derisory statements about the United States and its handling of negotiations over the Islamic State's nuclear program. The Washington Free Beacon reports on Feb....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 6, 2015 10:46 AM

European Jews' Latest Offence? Being the Target of Anti-Semitism Old and New

For some at the BBC, there is a clear discomfort with talking about about European anti-Semitism — at least when the result is dead Jews, whether in 2015 or in 1940s. Tim Willcox recently stunned viewers when, immediately after the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 26, 2015 02:49 PM

BBC's Tim Willcox in Paris: A New Low

Cross post from BBC Watch, a CAMERA affiliate BBC News coverage of the rally in Paris on January 11th included the clip below in which Tim Willcox interrupts an interviewee talking about the recent antisemitic attacks in France to inform...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 12, 2015 04:04 AM

National Geographic Misidentifies Judaism's Holiest Site

The Independent is the latest media outlet to correct the false claim the Western Wall is Judaism's holiest site. It follows earlier corrections at The Washington Post, Haaretz, and the BBC, among others. Judaism's holiest site is the Temple Mount,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 24, 2014 06:13 AM

An Update on the Bloodied Shoe Tweets

Yesterday, we wrote about some misinformation that was spread across Twitter by prominent journalists. Now that there have been corrections, that post could use an update. So here it is. First, a summary of what we shared yesterday: •...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 19, 2014 02:17 PM

Will Journalists Sharing Misinformation on Twitter Correct?

We get it. It's really, really easy to share someone else's Twitter posts — just a quick copy and paste, or a click on the retweet button. One imagines it's even easier to share if the post in question refers...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 18, 2014 04:14 PM

Former AP Journalist Matti Friedman On the 'Israel Story'

AP decided that images like this one, from a November 2013 anti-Israel rally at Al-Quds University in Jerusalem, were not newsworthy (Photo courtesy of Matti Friedman) Following up on his earlier seminal piece in Tablet on obsessive and distorted...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 1, 2014 02:55 AM

Former BBC Correspondent Discusses Gaza Coverage, Media Aversion to Self-Reflection

Matti Friedman's devastating critique of news coverage of the Arab-Israeli conflict has inspired another media veteran to weigh in. "There is much that Matti Friedman writes that resonates," writes former BBC correspondent Richard Miron, mentioning specifically "the disproportionate coverage...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 2, 2014 10:33 AM

"Holocaust in Gaza" Hyperbole

According to Yahoo News, "The political chief of Hamas has called on President Barack Obama to intervene with the Israeli government ... to stop a 'holocaust' against the Palestinians." Meshal's alarming statement might go unrecognized as the moral perversion...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 25, 2014 03:02 PM

Has New York Magazine Learned Its Lesson Not to Rely on Biased Reporters?

On July 25, New York Magazine published an article by Katie Zavadski casting doubt on Israeli assertions that Hamas was responsible for the kidnapping and murders of three Israeli teens, Gilad Shaar, Naftali Frenkel, and Eyal Yifrach, in June,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 21, 2014 11:54 AM

BBC's Gaza Appeal Contradicts Its Own Head Statistician

The BBC web site's Arts and Entertainment section has posted information to publicize its broadcasted appeal for funds for Gaza. The web page includes an information box claiming that 1875 Gazans have been killed since July 8 and that...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 13, 2014 11:42 AM

The BBC -World's Largest Media Organization - Finally Questions Gaza Casualties

The BBC is the world's largest media organization. It devotes enormous resources to reporting news from the around the world. Now we know it even has an in-house statistics department. Yet, it is weeks late in reporting what CAMERA and...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 8, 2014 01:49 PM

CAMERA's Hadar Sela on BBC Radio

CAMERA's Hadar Sela, Managing Editor of BBC Watch, a CAMERA affiliate, was interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live about media coverage of the current Israel-Hamas conflict. Hadar Sela, BBC Watch's Managing Editor, discusses the roles that the mainstream media...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 28, 2014 01:16 PM

CAMERA's Andrea Levin: Essential To Redouble Efforts

In an interview with Times of Israel, Andrea Levin, CAMERA's Executive Director, emphasizes how critical it is for Israel's supporters to advocate for accurate news media coverage, especially now: From the perspective of CAMERA executive director Andrea Levin, Israel...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 15, 2014 05:30 AM

Where's the Coverage? NYT, Others Ignore Attacks on Paris Synagogues

The New York Times and other major American media outlets have completely ignored attacks this past weekend on three Paris-area synagogues, one involving a firebomb and another which left hundreds of Jews trapped for hours and several injured. According...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 15, 2014 04:37 AM

The Tripod: CAMERA Links in 3 Languages Jan. 28-Feb. 25

Spanish Posts Is Israel really isolated, as some media outlets portray? Israel holds diplomatic relations with over 150 countries and has recently joined the Pacific Alliance as an observer. Is the country really "internationally isolated"? (ReVista de Medio Oriente)...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 25, 2014 12:01 PM

Wikipedia's "Lion of God" Bites Journos

Fittingly for a man with such a varied life, Ariel Sharon was known by many nicknames. The troops under his command in the Yom Kippur War famously dubbed him "Arik, King of Israel." Supporters and critics alike referred to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 29, 2014 05:21 AM

The Tripod: CAMERA Links in 3 Languages Jan. 10-27

Spanish Posts Journalistic reaction: voluntary or involuntary? A chain of events becomes news whenever Israel is involved. Israel's involvement seems to spur journalists into action. (ReVista de Medio Oriente) Based on reality Taking off from an actual event, Euronews...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 28, 2014 11:48 AM

CAMERA Wins Hasby Award

CAMERA is delighted that popular blogger Elder of Ziyon has selected CAMERA as the 2014 winner of the Hasby Award in the category of Best Mainstream Media Watchdog. Elder writes: Besides having a stellar year with dozens of articles...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 28, 2014 04:58 AM

The Tripod: CAMERA Links in 3 Languages: Jan. 7-9

Keeping Pressure on Iran Our Fellow at Cornell publishes this powerful piece in his campus paper: "The sanctions have hurt. Iran’s oil exports have fallen by about 50 percent since 2011. . . " (in Focus) Indy’s wild claim...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 9, 2014 04:13 PM

The Tripod: CAMERA Links in 3 Languages Dec.19--31

Crude stereotyping of ‘expansionist’ Israelis in BBC 3 comedy show BBC guidelines permit national stereotyping "for comic effect" if there are "audience expectations", but does BBC coverage of Israel in fact create such expectations? (BBC Watch) BBC’s Knell amplifies...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 7, 2014 02:14 PM

The Tripod: CAMERA Links in 3 Languages Dec.9--19

Ha'aretz and the Conception of the Jewish State What is a Jewish State, as seen through three generations of Ha'aretz op-eds. (Presspectiva) Diskin, Netanyahu and the Media Who was responding to whom? (Presspectiva) BBC explains why it did not...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 19, 2013 05:28 PM

Where's the Coverage? Ayatollah Khamenei Tweets "Zionists are Just Like Nazis"

Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, on Monday tweeted his support for French Holocaust denier and anti-Semite Roger Garaudy, who was convicted in France of hate speech and whose books have been banned there. Garaudy died in 2012...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 18, 2013 06:09 PM

The Tripod: CAMERA Links in 3 Languages Nov. 27-Dec. 8

Israel’s Security Key to a Stable Middle East CAMERA Fellow at Drexel publishes a piece about the Palestinian terrorists released by Israel. (in Focus) Hamas erases Israel from Gaza text books Hamas has erased the term "Israel" from Gaza's...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 8, 2013 06:51 PM

The Tripod: CAMERA Links in 3 Languages Nov. 20-26

Brooklyn College Hosts Ben White’s Lecture on ‘Israeli Apartheid’ Anti-Israel activist Ben White was invited to speak at Brooklyn College by the college’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine. Event is co-sponsored by two college departments. (in Focus)...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 26, 2013 10:34 PM

The Tripod: Links in 3 Languages Nov. 13-19

The everlasting accused The Swiss report on the death of Yasser Arafat is used by the Spanish press to point a finger at Israel,. (ReVista de Medio Oriente) The attacker portrayed as a victim Spanish news agency Europa Press...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 20, 2013 07:16 AM

The Tripod: CAMERA Links in 3 Languages -- Nov. 6-12

BBC correspondent compares anti-terrorist fence to Berlin wall, fails to mention terrorism The BBC's 'From our own Correspondent' presents a one-sided and inaccurate view of Israel's anti-terrorist fence (BBC Watch) NYT goes where BBC declines to tread The BBC...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 12, 2013 06:06 PM

The Tripod: CAMERA Links in 3 Languages -- Nov. 1-5

CAMERA Presents: Dr. Anat Berko at Tulane University Students learn about terrorism in the Middle East, through sociological psychological lenses at a CAMERA supported event. (in Focus) El Pais publishes a letter from ReVista de Medio Oriente The letter...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 5, 2013 06:07 PM

The Tripod: CAMERA Links in 3 Languages -- Oct. 29-31

BBC airbrushes Hizballah, Iran from feature on 1983 Beirut bombings A BBC article on the bombing of the US Marines barracks in 1983 omits any mention of the perpetrators. (BBC Watch) BBC double standards on paramilitary murals BBC reporting...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 31, 2013 05:59 PM

In Praise of the EUMC Working Definition of Antisemitism

This post, by Adam Levick, is cross-posted from CiF Watch In 2005, following several years which saw a disturbing rise in antisemitic violence across Europe, the European Union Monitoring Center on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC) reached a Working Definition of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 31, 2013 04:07 PM

The Tripod: CAMERA Links in 3 Languages -- Oct. 22-24

Where's the coverage? Jewish cemeteries defaced in Israel Why does the Israeli media treat the defacing of Jewish cemeteries in Israel differently, (Presspectiva) Letter to the Editor: “In Response to Nadine Aly” SJP at FAU spreads inaccuracies. A CAMERA...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 24, 2013 04:38 PM

The Tripod: CAMERA Links in 3 Languages -- Oct. 16-21

BBC not sure cross-border tunnel intended for terror? The curious use of punctuation in reports on the discovery of a tunnel leading from the Gaza Strip into Israel implies that the BBC is not convinced of the project's purpose...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 21, 2013 05:00 PM

The Tripod: CAMERA Links in 3 Languages -- Oct. 11-15

Kick Off Event at Drexel Draws In 40-60 Students Dragons for Israel at Drexel University, a CAMERA supported group since 2011, held their first event of the semester, with 40-60 students attending. (in Focus) The longest life imprisonment sentence?...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 15, 2013 05:00 PM

The Tripod: CAMERA Links in 3 Languages -- Oct. 9-10

BBC backgrounder on Yom Kippur war misleads on Syria In a backgrounder on the Yom Kippur war, the BBC claims that failed negotiations between Syria and Israel sparked the fighting, despite the fact that no such negotiations took place....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 10, 2013 05:42 PM

The Tripod: CAMERA Links in 3 Languages -- Oct. 5-8

BBC’s Simpson mainstreams trope used by anti-Israel campaigners The BBC's veteran World Affairs editor uses a suspect idiom employed by anti-Israel writers . (BBC Watch) Inaccuracy and distortion in BBC report of Netanyahu’s UN speech The BBC website's report...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 8, 2013 05:27 PM

The Tripod: CAMERA Links in 3 Languages -- Oct. 2-4

Debate widens on BBC avoidance of the word terrorist The BBC's coverage of the recent terror attack in Kenya has sparked debate over its use of language. (BBC Watch) BBC’s Marcus promotes ‘moderated’ Iranian Holocaust denial The BBC's diplomatic...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 4, 2013 02:20 PM

The Tripod: CAMERA Links in 3 Languages -- Sept. 30-Oct. 1

Not fit for purpose: BBC backgrounder on second Intifada Factual inaccuracies in one of the BBC's backgrounders on the second Intifada. (BBC Watch) BBC second Intifada backgrounders: ‘Sharon started it’ BBC backgrounders promote Sharon's visit to Temple Mount as...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 1, 2013 06:34 PM

NYT Whitewashes Iranian Refrain: 'Death to America'

Not for the first time this month, The New York Times again whitewashes anti-Western elements in the Middle East. In their article yesterday ("Dueling Narratives in Iran over U.S. Relations"), Michael Schwirtz and Thomas Erdbrink report: The tensions over the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 30, 2013 06:22 AM

The Tripod: CAMERA Links in 3 Languages -- Sept. 17-24

Israel Hayom Plays Broken TelephoneIsrael Hayom's three versions of a report on Israel's alleged nuclear arsenal becomes increasingly confused. (Presspectiva) What Israel has done for the PalestiniansHas Israel really done nothing for the welfare of Palestinians in the last...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 24, 2013 05:00 PM

AFP Didn't Get Islamic Jihad Memo

Apparently, news wire service Agence France-Presse (AFP) didn't get the Islamic Jihad memo. According to numerous media outlets, including the BBC, Ha'aretz and Reuters, Islamic Jihad issued a statement this morning mourning the loss of its member, Islam al-Tubasi, who...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 17, 2013 06:40 AM

The Tripod: CAMERA Links in Three Languages -- Sept. 13-16

Does the evidence support the BBC’s touting of “less hardline Iranian stance” on nuclear issue?The BBC continues to paint a misleading picture of a 'moderate' new Iranian president. (BBC Watch) BBC regular Atwan’s week: speech at Hamas-linked conference, interview...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 16, 2013 06:35 PM

The Tripod: CAMERA Links in Three Languages -- Sept. 10-12

Has the BBC discovered 50,000 previously unknown Jews in Iran?The BBC over-estimates Iran's Jewish community by at least 50,000. (BBC Watch) AFP's Timeline of Bias, Redux A lopsided AFP timeline recounting 20 years since the Oslo Accords recounts Israel's counter-terrorism...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 12, 2013 05:41 PM

The Tripod: CAMERA Links in Three Languages -- Sept. 4-9

Toned down BBC reporting on Iranian, Syrian threats against IsraelDespite its intensive coverage of the Syria crisis, the BBC is barely reporting threats against Israel coming out of Tehran and Damascus. (BBC Watch) Filmed reports on the BBC News website’s...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 9, 2013 05:39 PM

On Israel, The Washington Post Does Well, USA Today Does Better

The Washington Post’s “As U.S. allies weigh strike on Syria, Israelis rush for gas masks” (Aug. 29, 2013) was informative and current. The 17-paragraph article, by Post Jerusalem Bureau Chief William Booth and Ruth Eglash, explained how Israeli officials...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 4, 2013 02:41 PM

The Tripod: CAMERA Links in Three Languages -- Sept. 1-3

BBC defence correspondent: Al Kibar was a ‘suspected’ nuclear facilityThe International Atomic Energy Agency says it was. US intelligence says it was. The BBC, however, is apparently not convinced. (BBC Watch) BBC ESC: ‘lack of due accuracy’ on Davies Tweet...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 3, 2013 05:38 PM

When Wright is Wrong

Robin Wright, a scholar at the U.S. Institute of Peace as the Woodrow Wilson Center, is regularly called upon by the mainstream media to comment on the tumultuous Middle East. Despite her credentials, Wright is not always right. Last...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 1, 2013 07:56 AM

The Tripod: CAMERA Links in Three Languages -- August 29-30

BBC R2 promotes and mainstreams anti-Israel Greenbelt FestivalA BBC live broadcast from the recent 'Greenbelt Festival' avoided all mention of its anti-Israel campaigning agenda. (BBC Watch) BBC presentation of Israeli view on Syria intervention replete with inaccuraciesSaddam Hussein only attacked...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 30, 2013 05:48 PM

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

The Tripod: CAMERA Links in Three Languages -- August 25-26

BBC Arabic reports on Syrian patients in Israeli hospitals – but not in ArabicAfter months of ignoring the subject of Syrian patients being treated in Israeli hospitals, the BBC finally got round to reporting the story – but not to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 26, 2013 05:26 PM

The Tripod: CAMERA Links in Three Languages -- August 22-23

BBC documentary on Tel Aviv gay pride fails to keep up with the newsA BBC World Service radio documentary on Tel Aviv's Gay Pride parade paints a picture two months out of date . (BBC Watch) Inaccuracy corrected in one...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 23, 2013 05:23 PM

The Tripod: CAMERA Links in Three Languages -- August 20-21

BBC provides platform for claim that Palestinian terrorists are ‘political prisoners’ BBC presenter makes no attempt to correct claim by Robin Wright of US Institute of Peace . (BBC Watch) BBC’s ‘Israeli building threatens peace talks’ meme in numbersHow many...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 21, 2013 06:40 PM

The Tripod: CAMERA Links in Three Languages -- August 16-19

BBC’s Knell reports on prisoner release without mentioning their crimesWhat are the millions of viewers of BBC television news being told about the recent early release of 26 Palestinian prisoners? . (BBC Watch) BBC report on prisoner release is mostly...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 19, 2013 05:39 PM

The Tripod: CAMERA Links in Three Languages -- August 14-15

BBC coverage of building tenders reaches hysterical highsWith three reports on the subject in one day, the BBC is doing its level best to persuade audiences that Israeli building plans are sabotaging peace talks . (BBC Watch) BBC finally gets...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 15, 2013 04:42 PM

The Tripod: CAMERA Links in Three Languages -- August 13

The Palestinian TV show the BBC will not tell you aboutDespite having shown a keen interest in Palestinian TV shows recently, the BBC has not reported on cash prizes for denial of Israel's existence in a PA TV Ramadan special....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 13, 2013 05:26 PM

The Tripod: CAMERA Links in Three Languages -- August 9-12

Violence and hate in a TV movie broadcasted by the official PA TV channelYassin and Abu Yasser play the main roles in a movie where Palestinian kids and adolescents attack a gruop of Israelis. (ReVista de Medio Oriente) EFE:highest...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 12, 2013 04:34 PM

The Tripod: CAMERA Links in Three Languages: August 8

More BBC whitewashing of ‘Al Quds Day’A BBC guide to Iran's Al Quds day presents it as an eccentric local custom . (BBC Watch ) Manipulating BBC audience opinions with picturesThe caption to a photograph showcased by the BBC omits...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 8, 2013 05:31 PM

The Tripod: CAMERA Links in Three Languages: August 7

BBC Weather doesn’t know in which country Jerusalem is locatedOn the BBC Weather website Jerusalem is presented as not being in any country. (BBC Watch) BBC’s Knell misleads on entry of construction materials to GazaOnce again the BBC fails to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 7, 2013 05:24 PM

The Tripod: CAMERA Links in Three Languages: August 6

BBC self-conscripts to Peace Now campaigning yet againThe BBC tries to persuade audiences that Israel's National Priority Areas plan is a spoke in the wheel of peace talks . (BBC Watch) CiF Watch prompts correction to Guardian publication claim about...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 6, 2013 06:25 PM

The Tripod: CAMERA Links in Three Languages: August 5

BBC showcases convicted anti-Israel activist in context-free illustrationPhoto of known amateur dramatics provocateur from Bil'in used by BBC to illustrate 'the conflict' . (BBC Watch ) BBC advertising revenue from countries restricting press & internet freedomNon-UK visitors to the BBC...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 5, 2013 05:30 PM

The Tripod: CAMERA Links in Three Languages: August 2

BBC continues to mislead on Middle East talksAudiences are denied information on aspects of the peace talks which do not fit the BBC narrative . (BBC Watch ) Harriet Sherwood yawns as Hamas orders closure of Gaza media outletsThe Guardian's...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 2, 2013 05:30 PM

BBC: We’ve Never Heard Netanyahu Say What We’ve Reported He Said

The BBC's Lyse Doucet On BBC World Service’s Newshour today, correspondent Lyse Doucet interviewed Israeli President Shimon Peres. During the interview, a soft-spoken Doucet peppered Peres with questions clearly meant to cast Israel as uninterested in peace. In the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 2, 2013 03:39 PM

The Tripod: CAMERA Links in Three Languages: August 1

BBC Persian Service promotes antisemitic Holocaust denier AtzmonThe BBC's promotion of Gilad Atzmon is not novel, but translation into Farsi for broadcast in Iran is a new low. (BBC Watch ) BBC resurrects Knell’s ‘one-state’ campaigning articleAn old article promoting...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 1, 2013 05:20 PM

The Tripod: CAMERA Links in Three Languages: July 31

What are BBC audiences being told about ME talks?Taking a look at what the BBC is telling its audiences about the Middle East peace talks . (BBC Watch) Can't Find A Referendum? You Must Be Gidon LevyGidon Levy claims democracies...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 31, 2013 05:31 PM

The Tripod: CAMERA Links in Three Languages: July 30

The Guardian Asks if 4.9 Mlllion Palestinian “Refugees” Will “Return” to Cities…Where They Never LivedThose who get their news from the Guardian could be forgiven for falsely believing that there are nearly 5 million Palestinian refugees from the 1948-49 Arab-Israeli...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 30, 2013 04:29 PM

The Tripod: CAMERA Links in Three Languages

800,000 Missing Jews: Guardian ‘Refugee’ History Includes Glaring Omission It’s one thing to re-write history, but quite another to pretend as if a major historical event – involving a well-documented case of ethnic cleansing – never occurred. (CiF Watch) BBC’s...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 26, 2013 05:00 PM

BBC Watch Prompts Correction on Golan Site

BBC Watch, a CAMERA affiliate, has prompted a correction of a BBC caption (below) which had erroneously identified a tourist lookout in the Golan Heights as a military base. In response to BBC Watch's communication with editors, BBC fixed the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 16, 2013 07:02 AM

CNN Romanticizes Islamic Jihad Soccer Player

Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon reports: CNN has come under fire for what critics say is a highly misleading Thursday story about a Palestinian soccer player who is boycotting Israel. Critics said the sympathetic CNN profile of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 9, 2013 03:44 AM

BBC Amends Claim Re 'Rare' Attacks on Settlers

Yesterday, BBC Watch, affiliated with CAMERA, flagged a BBC report on yesterday's fatal stabbing of Israeli Evyatar Borovsky which wrongly stated that "attacks on settlers are rare." A screen shot of that version of the report yesterday follows: BBC Watch...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 1, 2013 02:55 AM

British Jews Believe BBC Biased

Via the Jerusalem Post A poll released this week by Jewish News One, an independent non-profit international Jewish news network, says that four out of five UK Jews believe the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is biased against the State...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 26, 2013 05:04 PM

NY Times Tunes Up Israeli Apology Story

A couple of days ago, we critiqued an early version of a New York Times story about Israel's apology to Turkey, and contacted the newspaper about misleading language in the piece. The article wrongly claimed Israel apologized for raiding...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 24, 2013 06:47 PM

BBC Bests New York Times on Coverage of Israeli Apology

(March 24 update: After CAMERA contacted the newspaper, reporters improved some of the language for the final version of the article. See here for details.) Question for the New York Times: Why be imprecise and risk misleading readers when it...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 22, 2013 04:32 PM

Crickets at Electronic Intifada Over UN Finding Hamas Responsible for BBC Reporter's Baby Death

Electronic Intifada, the anti-Israel web site run by activist Ali Abuminah, was extremely agitated over what it saw as the failure of the BBC to vociferously condemn Israel for the murder of the 11 month old infant son of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 12, 2013 11:04 AM

LA Times, IHT Follow Up on Gaza Baby?

In addition to the multiple media outlets we earlier noted which had wrongly blamed Israel for the death of 11-month-old Omar Masharawi, there are others. For instance, in print, on Nov. 16, 2012, Edmund Sanders wrote in the Los Angeles...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 12, 2013 07:51 AM

Self Justifying Journalists Just Cannot Admit They Were Wrong

Jon Donnison, pictured on the left, and Max Fisher, pictured on the rightA previous blog entry, "Media Outlets That Promoted Story Wrongly Faulting Israel Should Now Post Full and Clear Corrections" called on readers to demand that journalists fully and...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 11, 2013 11:20 PM

Media Outlets That Promoted Story Wrongly Faulting Israel Should Now Post Full and Clear Corrections

Viral photo of Jihad Mashrawi mourning his dead son. While Israel was blamed, the baby was killed by Hamas.BBC Watch reminds readers of the chronology of a story by the BBC about a Palestinian baby, the son of a BBC...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 11, 2013 05:36 PM

Updated: State Department Puts Award for Egyptian Activist on Hold

Update: Apparently much of the mainstream media did not consider this news. A search of Nexis and Google did not come up with any mention of the story on the BBC, NBC, NPR, PBS, The Los Angeles Times or...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 7, 2013 03:42 PM

Where's the Coverage? 99% of Americans Believe Iran Is a Threat to the U.S.

We’re always hearing that American society is terribly polarized and you can’t get most Americans to agree that the sun rises in the east. But, apparently there is something that unites almost all Americans: the opinion that Iran is...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 27, 2013 10:26 PM

Where's the Coverage? Israel Leads the Fight against Desertification

You may have read some of the thousands of articles about the conflict in Mali. The United States may even get involved in the French operation there. The Council on Foreign Relations links the conflict to “food insecurity related...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 15, 2013 01:13 PM

Hurriyet Daily News Questions Hamas Victory

Burak Bekdil, a columnist for the Turkish Hurriyet Daily News, has had enough of the Hamas victory celebration over the recent hostilities with Israel and its claim to "love death more than they love life." In his column "Is...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 6, 2012 11:17 AM

Foul Play: Reuters' Gaza Stadium Captions

Captions for a series of Reuters photos yesterday featuring a Gaza soccer field hit last month in an Israeli airstrike ignore the widely noted IDF report that the field was used as a rocket-launching site. Some of the photos and...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 5, 2012 05:05 AM

BBC's Donnison Summoned to GPO Hearing

BBC Watch, an affiliate of CAMERA, reports: The BBC’s Jon Donnison, together with the head of the BBC Jerusalem Bureau and head of the Foreign Press Association, Paul Danahar, has been summoned by the Government Press Office in Israel...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 27, 2012 07:53 AM

Ma'ariv Cites CAMERA, BBC Watch

The Israel daily Ma'ariv cited CAMERA and BBC Watch, an independent project of CAMERA, in an article Friday (Nov. 23) about Hamas propaganda. Relevant excerpts of the article, by Sarah Leibovitz-Dar, follow (CAMERA's translation). Referring to the case of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 26, 2012 06:24 AM

Oops, 'Sorry': BBC Reporter Identified Syrian Victim as Gazan

Reporters tweeting false information, such as bogus Ha'aretz headlines about the "apartheid poll," is a creeping problem. Just days ago we called out BBC's Wyre Davies for falsely tweeting that of the 13 Palestinians killed in "Pillar of Defense," nearly...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 19, 2012 04:57 AM

BBC Journalist on Twitter Misinforms

BBC's Wyre Davies told his 9,100 Twitter followers earlier today that "nearly all" of the Palestinians and Israelis killed during the fighting today were civilians. To be sure, there are some discrepancies in the numbers being reported due to the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 15, 2012 04:43 PM

Today's Headlines: Israeli Aggression Hits Syria

Casual news consumers today cannot be blamed for thinking that on top of all the other troubles that Syrians face, they now have to worry about Israeli aggression. Here's the Associated Press headline at the moment in places like The...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 12, 2012 08:15 AM

New BBC Watch Launches

CAMERA congratulates CiF Watch, an independent CAMERA project, on the launch of their new Web site, BBC Watch. CiF Watch reports: BBC Watch – a sister project of CiF Watch with the independent support of the Committee for Accuracy...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 10, 2012 08:55 AM

Coptic American Reveals Egyptian Hypocrisy, Incitement

The scene at a funeral for Coptic Christians killed in March 2011 (Screenshot of CNN video) Michael Armanious, a Coptic Christian who now resides in the United States as an American citizen, reveals the hypocrisy behind the riots that...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 24, 2012 10:00 AM

Not Asking for The World, Just Balance

As with their earlier film, Budrus, the creators of My Neighborhood are enjoying a warm, uncritical reception in the mainstream media. PRI's "The World," from the BBC, PRI and the NPR affiliate WGBH, had this enthusiastic endorsement of the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 2, 2012 07:24 AM

Where's the Coverage? Palestinian Authority Arrests Non-Muslims for Eating During Ramadan

Over the weekend, The New York Times published an Op-Ed by Avraham Burg entitled, "Israel's Fading Democracy," in which the author argues: Israel today is a religious, capitalist state. Its religiosity is defined by the most extreme Orthodox interpretations....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 8, 2012 05:10 PM

BBC: Israel Blaming Jihadists for Jihad Attack!

Writing a day after deadly attack in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula and across the border in Israel, BBC's Jonathan Marcus explained that Sunday night's attack on an Egyptian military post in the Sinai Peninsula marks a step change in the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 7, 2012 01:41 PM

No BDS for This Intractable Middle East Conflict

July 26, 2012: The Prime Minister "warned that it might take action to stop groups it deemed 'terrorists' from forming" an autonomous region. "No one should attempt to provoke us. If a step needs to be taken .... we...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 27, 2012 02:48 PM

Where’s the Coverage? Israelis Help Syrian Refugees in Jordan and Turkey

As Syria spirals out of control, tens of thousands of refugees attempt to escape the violence. Rightfully the media continues to cover this story. A Google News search turned up 9,580 results in 0.10 seconds. Among the media stories,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 18, 2012 09:26 PM

"BBC apologises over Itamar massacres coverage"

BBC Director-General Mark Thompson was quizzed by MP Louse Mensch The UK's Jewish Chronicle reports: The BBC “got it wrong” by not giving prominence to the massacre of the Fogel family by Palestinians in the West Bank settlement of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 25, 2012 10:41 AM

Differences in the Coverage of the Shooting Incident involving an Israeli Trucker and Three Palestinians

Coverage of the recent shooting of three Palestinians by an Israeli truck driver who claims self-defense reveals differences in the wording of the headlines and the contextual facts that were included. The political biases of news organizations covering the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 19, 2012 12:12 PM

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

BBC Justifies Self Censorship in the Face of Threats of Violence

In an interview on free speech, Mark Thompson, director general of the BBC, implies that the threat of violence from religious Muslims influences the BBC's decisions on which shows it airs. His acknowledgement and justification of self-censorship has to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 8, 2012 01:31 PM

Where's the Coverage? Israel the Best Place in the Middle East - Maybe the World - for LGBT Rights

Lately, the media has brought us a number of stories about Israel and LGBT rights. New York Magazine featured a story on Manhattan’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center in the heart of Greenwich Village. The Center, which...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 28, 2012 01:37 PM

Slaves Freed After CNN Report

Image from a BBC segment on the abuse of migrants in Egypt, in which the journalist notes: "Those who do make it to Israel are safe. But it's here, in this Tel Aviv clinic, that the true horror of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 17, 2011 04:02 PM

CNN Misidentifies Arson Suspect as Settler

Before there was even a suspect, the BBC blamed the Tuba Zanghariya mosque arson attack, in northern Israel, on a settler. Now, it has been reported that a suspect has been arrested, and that he is not a settler, but...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 9, 2011 07:57 AM

BBC Blames 'Settlers' for Arson Attack, in Northern Israel (Updated)

At some media outlets, you can count on Jewish settlers being blamed for any wrongdoing, whether or not they were they were involved. There was the time, for instance, that the New York Times falsely blamed a settler for the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 3, 2011 09:28 AM

BBC Bias on Display Again

The entrenched bias of the BBC is evident once again in its guide to the Palestinian plan to ask the UN to recognize its statehood. The guide, titled "Q & A: Palestinian Statehood Bid at the UN", selectively omits...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 17, 2011 02:09 PM

Widow Continues Battle to Unseal Suppressed Balen Report

From the Telegraph: For six years, Steven Sugar pursued a one-man legal battle against the BBC in an attempt to force it to disclose a secret report. He was trying to get the corporation to publish an internal assessment...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 16, 2011 10:28 AM

The Huffington Post - Al Jazeera Synergy

The recent controversy over the incident of a Huffington Post reporter plagiarizing the work of an independent journalist shines a light on the popular internet news site's influence on the changing norms of journalism. Another facet of the Huffington Post's...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 14, 2011 02:24 PM

BBC Retracts Bogus Dog Stoning Story

On its site and in Ha'aretz, Just Journalism slams the BBC for its a bogus story and the ensuing weaseling retraction about a Jerusalem beit din (religious court) condemning a dog to death. Just Journalism's Carmel Gould writes: The fact...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 26, 2011 06:10 AM

BBC Covers the Farhoud

Jews in Baghdad before persecution compelled them to leave their homesOn June 1, the BBC published an article recalling, in gruesome detail, the massacre of Iraqi Jews that took place 70 years earlier to the day. The piece is noteworthy....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 3, 2011 10:39 AM

In Spectator, CAMERA Rebuts BBC

The piece, a brief excerpt of which is below, can be read here. Readers should take note that, importantly, [BBC Panorama editor Tom] Giles does not directly refute even one of the points we made in the video, evidently seeking...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 10, 2011 12:08 PM

A BBC Petition

Inspired by Melanie Phillips' open letter to British culture secretary Jeremy Hunt, and CAMERA's video about the BBC's disregard of its editorial guidelines, someone decided to create an online petition asking the BBC to release its Balen Report on...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 14, 2011 02:15 PM

Nick Cohen on Missing the Story

Nick Cohen observes in Standpoint: The former US Ambassador to the United Nations Daniel Patrick Moynihan composed an aphorism as he watched dictatorships pile opprobrium on democracies: "The amount of violations of human rights in a country is always an...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 10, 2011 01:40 AM

Jerusalem Post Discusses CAMERA BBC Exposé

Today's Jerusalem Post discusses CAMERA's video exposé of the BBC' Trust's abandonment of its editorial guidelines regarding a biased Panorama show on Jerusalem that aired last year. The article explains why CAMERA made the video and presents some of its...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 6, 2011 12:48 PM

Video Exposes BBC Flouting of Editorial Guidelines

A new video reveals the BBC's lies about Jerusalem, and the broadcaster's utter disregard of its own Editorial Guidelines. See it here....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 1, 2011 11:02 AM

Israel to CNN: Apologize for Biased Coverage

Earlier today Snapshots flagged the tendentious coverage by CNN and BBC of the massacre of the Fogel family. Now the Israeli government is taking the networks to task for their biased reports about the murders. Ynet reports: Israel is...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 13, 2011 01:48 PM

A Terrorist Attack By Every Other Name

What do you call the stabbing and shooting murder of five family members, killed for nationalist reasons -- two parents and three children, including an infant -- sleeping in their beds at night? When it comes to Israeli victims, some...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 13, 2011 01:30 AM

Ha'aretz Rewrites Knesset Bill to Outlaw Protests

A news brief in Ha'aretz yesterday shockingly claims that a Knesset bill "would ban anti-occupation protests." The brief reads: Several prominent local artists including poet Meir Wieseltier, singer Rona Kenan, actor Yossi Pollak and photographer Alex Levac have joined...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 10, 2011 05:56 AM

Train Shooting 2.0

When software engineers issue a new version of code, they typically communicate the change to their customers by labeling adding a number such as "2.0" to the original title of the software. A similar process is at work regarding the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 14, 2011 01:42 PM

BBC Needs to Get a Twitter Account - Missing Story

To its credit, the BBC is covering the recent attack on a train in Egypt that left at least one Coptic Christian dead. The BBC's local correspondent seems to be missing an important part of the story. The BBC states:...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 11, 2011 02:11 PM

Murder in Beirut, Censorship in London?

Memorial Shrine for Rafik Hariri(Wikipedia Commons) Will the BBC cower in the face of Hezbollah threats? It's a legitimate question. The BBC has reportedly delayed the broadcast of Murder in Beirut, a documentary about the assassination of former Lebanese...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 22, 2010 02:25 PM

Baghdad Church Invasion Highlights Christianity’s Handicaps in Middle East

The murder of a few dozen Christians at the Church of Our Salvation in Baghdad on Nov. 1, 2010, has directed attention to problems that were barely referenced in the final “official” statement issued by the Synod of Bishops from...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 2, 2010 12:23 PM

Hardline Hillary?

In her statement announcing a resumption of direct talks between the Israelis and Palestinians, Hillary Clinton asserted, "These negotiations should take place without preconditions and be characterised by good faith and a commitment to their success, which will bring a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 20, 2010 12:09 PM

'The World' is strangely small on Public Radio

A partisan source and leading interview questions made for an unreliable June 3 segment on “The World,” a one-hour weekday radio news magazine co-produced by the British Broadcasting Corp. and WGBH Boston for Public Radio International. Anchor Marco Werman interviewed...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 10, 2010 05:42 PM

Globes Interviews Asserson of BBC Watch

The Globes interviews attorney Trevor Asserson, founder of BBC Watch, who has recently published his seventh study about BBC's coverage of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Among the study's findings is the following: According to the study, out of 22 days on...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 9, 2010 05:44 AM

BBC Blurs Israeli Motives In Gaza Strike

Readers often don't get past a headline -- or, at best, the first few lines of a news story. That's why journalism 101 calls for providing the essentials about an event -- who, what, where, when, why -- at the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 2, 2010 04:42 PM

Hamas Extends Hospitality to British Journalist

Journalist Paul Martin will be held under Hamas' care for another two weeks Here's another example of how Hamas treats journalists "with dignity." The BBC reports: The Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas has said it is extending the detention of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 2, 2010 03:01 AM

Col. Kemp: Media Exploited by 'Dark Forces'

The BBC reports today: A former senior British army officer has said international media including the BBC are being exploited by "dark forces" who want to harm Israel. Col Richard Kemp, who was a commander in Afghanistan, said some international...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 22, 2010 08:17 AM

AJC Blasts BBC For Mossad Statement

The Jerusalem Post reports: The New York-based American Jewish Committee blasted the BBC on Sunday for airing an accusation that Jews around the world assist in supposed Mossad assassinations. The AJC said in a statement that it was “dismayed that...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 22, 2010 06:05 AM

Now Available: BBC Watch Report on Bowen's Gaza Coverage

BBC Watch has completed a study evaluating Jeremy Bowen's coverage last year during Operation Cast Lead. The report can be requested by filling in the form found here. The executive summary states: 1. Of 58 reports by Mr. Bowen, 38...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 25, 2010 08:43 AM

Pianist Denounces BBC Anti-Israel Bias

Britain's Jewish Chronicle reports: The Russian-born pianist Evgeny Kissin, who became a British citizen in 2002, has accused the BBC of “slander and bias” against Israel, broadcasting material he describes as “painfully reminiscent of the old Soviet anti-Zionist propaganda”. Mr...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 4, 2010 03:06 PM

Walt and Mearsheimer, Brit Style

Peter Oborne: Denies he is spreading conspiracy theories British author and scholar Robin Sheperd has taken on Peter Oborne's Channel 4 documentary "Inside Britain's Israel Lobby." (He too then is obviously part of the all powerful Zionist conspiracy.) Sheperd...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 23, 2009 04:04 AM

A Third Intifada, of What Nature?

Reading Jack Khoury in Ha'aretz today, one would think that Mahmoud Abbas and senior Fatah officials have launched a campaign to advocate for a third, nonviolent intifada. Indeed, the headline and sub-headline, on page 2, read: Abbas promotes 'popular resistance'...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 22, 2009 06:50 AM

Update on AP's Caption Challenged Photographer

Earlier we blogged about an AP caption which falsely states that an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man is standing in front of the Al-Aqsa Mosque (an area under the day-to-day control of the Islamic Waqf), while he is in reality in the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 18, 2009 07:45 AM

CiFWatch Exposes Anti-Semitism in the Guardian's Influential Blog

CiFWatch was created 4 months ago to expose the anti-Semitism in the Guardian newspaper's popular and influential blog, "Comment is Free." Using the the European Union Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC)'s working definition of anti-Semitism, CiFWatch describes the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 17, 2009 12:33 PM

AP's Caption Challenged Photographer

Remember Bernat Armangue, the AP photographer whose erroneous photo caption wrongly stated that a Palestinian protestor passed out, even though he was holding his hand up in the air? (CAMERA staff prompted a correction.) Once again, Bernat Armangue is caption...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 15, 2009 02:07 PM

Letters to Goldstone Belie his Claims on Bill Moyer's Journal

Justice Richard Goldstone--whose deeply flawed report on Israel's Dec.-Jan. military operation in Gaza has come under harsh criticism-- has repeatedly attempted to defend himself by attacking his critics. As we've noted previously, in a Jerusalem Post Op-Ed he asserted...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 27, 2009 11:23 AM

Reminder: Arabs Serve in IDF

Here's a good reminder from the BBC to the media outlets that have had difficulty recognizing that Arabs do serve in Israel's army. (Los Angeles Times and Washington Post, take note.)...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 25, 2009 04:25 AM

Guardian Erases Israeli Nobel Prize Winners

National Review Online reports: The British paper The Guardian – which one would just dismiss as an irrelevant left-wing rag, except that it is the overwhelming paper of choice for British teachers and for news staff at the BBC, the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 11, 2009 04:10 AM

While UN Human Rights Council Blasts Israel, Council Member's Neighbor Yemen Blasts its Own Citizens

During the same week the UN Human Rights Council issued its report condemning Israel for using disproportionate force and attacking civilians, Yemen, backed by fellow Council member and co-sponsor of the Gaza report, Saudi Arabia, stepped up its bombing...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 18, 2009 11:09 AM

BBC Complainant: Complaints Process "Unsatisfactory, Unfair"

Out of hundreds of complaints to the BBC about Jeremy Bowen's error-filled and biased article on Israel and the Six-Day War, only two saw their way through what turned out to be a year-long complaints process: CAMERA's complaint, and a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 15, 2009 10:00 AM

Bad News... (from the Netherlands)

We've added — much too belatedly — a no-so-new site to our blogroll. It's called Bad News from the Netherlands. You can check out the blog by clicking on the previous link, or read about it by clicking through to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 5, 2009 08:54 PM

"Censorship" Loses Its Meaning

Some anti-Israel commentators, hoping to ward off criticism, charge those who scrutinize their claims as being guilty of censorship, intimidation, or otherwise stifling debate. The thinly-veiled subtext is that criticizing someone is the same as censoring them. (See, e.g.,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 10, 2009 10:31 AM

Mullahs Feel Threatened by BBC Persian

BBC's Persian Channel, just like Twitter, poses a challenge to Iran's ayatollah's, the New York Times reports. Also, read how the Iranian regime's crackdown on the free flow of information has affected the standard protocols of journalism....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 29, 2009 03:49 AM

Unmasking of Iranian Regime Leaves Roger Cohen Exposed

Roger Cohen What a difference five days can make. Just a few days before Iran's presidential election descended into chaos, New York Times columnist Roger Cohen, waxed poetically about a "green revolution" in that country. In his June 10,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 15, 2009 09:56 AM

British Clergy Puzzled As BBC Appoints Muslim As Head Of Religious Programming

British Church leaders become disillusioned with the BBC....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 12, 2009 10:10 AM

Jerusalem Post Reports on CAMERA's BBC Complaint, BBC Trust's Ruling

The article begins: The BBC Trust, which oversees complaints to the British state broadcaster, has ruled that coverage of Israel in an article on the BBC's Web site and a radio broadcast by its Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 15, 2009 03:03 PM

BBC Reports Claims Of Violence And Torture Between Fatah And Hamas

Here's a BBC report highlights claims of violence and torture between rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 2, 2009 11:32 AM

Lieberman Rips Up Non-Existent 'Annapolis Accords'

Incoming Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman Blogger Ami Isseroff flags Reuters and BBC claims that Avigdor Lieberman stated in his inauguration speech that his government is not bound by the "Annapolis accords." Isseroff rightly notes that there is no...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 2, 2009 04:32 AM

Judge Upholds George Galloway Canada Ban

See here....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 31, 2009 02:25 PM

Accolades for the Arab Lobby

For those who believe that 'the Jews control the media,' John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt among them, Melanie Phillips has some interesting news: Arab Media Watch lifts a curtain to show us the real lobby at work. It boasts:...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 29, 2009 02:40 AM

British MP George Galloway Given Palestinian Passport

British MP George Galloway is given a Palestinian Passport after personally delivering aid and money to Hamas in Gaza....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 12, 2009 09:52 AM

View From Gaza -- Not What You Might Think

British poet Yvonne Green returned from the Gaza Strip and shared her observations with the Jerusalem Post: THERE WERE empty beds at Shifa Hospital and a threatening atmosphere. Hamas is reduced to wielding its unchallengeable authority from extensive air raid...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 3, 2009 03:01 AM

Harsh Critic of Israel Rethinks Stance

Observer (UK) columnist Nick Cohen wrote a surprising essay,"Hatred Is Turning Me Into a Jew," published in London's Jewish newspaper, in support of Israel's military strikes against Hamas. "Surprising," because Cohen has long been a harsh critic of Israel. What...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 23, 2009 01:37 AM

Hamas Suspected Of Stealing Unexploded Weapons In Gaza

Unexploded weapons have mysteriously gone missing from a repository in Gaza while under Hamas guard. The Israeli government has accused Hamas of the theft. UN officials are desperately trying to locate the arms....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 17, 2009 10:53 AM

BBC Still Fighting To Stop Balen Report Being Published

The BBC has lost its latest round of court battles with Steven Sugar, the British attorney who is campaigning to get the BBC to publish the Balen report - a 2004 internal report, conducted by the BBC's senior editorial...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 13, 2009 04:01 PM

UNRWA Suspends Gaza Aid Due To Thefts By Hamas

UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency) has been forced to halt aid deliveries in Gaza after Hamas seized the shipments at gunpoint. But this is Hamas' usual practice, so no surprise there....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 6, 2009 11:17 AM

Israel TV Show Satirizes BBC Coverage

"Eretz Nehaderet," a popular Israeli tv program, satirizes BBC coverage of the fighting in Gaza:...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 18, 2009 03:00 AM

BBC In Bid To Protect Its HQ From Car Bombers

The BBC has an expensive plan to build a 'ring of steel' around its HQ in London. But the most important question is: will this 'ring of steel' keep the bias in or out?...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 15, 2009 12:38 PM

Iran Disapproves of BBC's New Persian Channel

Iran has strong words of disapproval for the BBC's new Persian channel. Gholamhoseyn Mohseni-Ezhei, Iran's Intelligence Minister states: We do not consider this network as suitable for the security of the country and will take the necessary measures with regards...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 14, 2009 03:55 PM

Times (London): Major Israeli Cities Are 'Settlements'

James Bone and Martin Fletcher of the Times (London) call major Israeli cities "settlements": Rockets repeatedly streaked out of Gaza towards the settlements of Sderot, Beersheba and Ashkelon just across the border. Maybe the Times has been reading too much...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 11, 2009 04:01 AM

BBC Journalist: 'Grill' the Israelis

Jordan Times reports today: BBC Radio Amman correspondent Saad Hattar said a professional journalist, however, should not ignore any side of a conflict, adding that reporters should “grill” Israeli officials who hold "destructive" ideas. "Talk to them, grill them...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 5, 2009 03:17 AM

Shoe Attack on President Applauded by Anti-Israel Favorite of BBC/NPR

Abdel-Bari Atwan, a BBC/NPR favorite, habitually fingers the U.S. and Israel in his blame game Abdel-Bari Atwan, editor of the London-based newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabi lauded the recent throwing of shoes at President Bush in Iraq as "a proper goodbye...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 23, 2008 05:59 PM

Unbalanced Reporting by BBC's World Service

It seems that the BBC’s commitment to impartial reporting has fallen by the wayside. The BBC’s World Service radio broadcast on December 15, 2008 included an interview with Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad - who was in London for...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 18, 2008 03:36 PM

Swedish Television Challenges BBC Reporting

It's a story about BBC misreporting, and about how a "country is portrayed according to a particular script which doesn’t actually necessarily fit the reality of that crisis." (But this time, that country isn't Israel.) Read all about the Swedish...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 20, 2008 03:40 PM

Philippe Karsenty on the Mohammed Al Dura Hoax

In the wake of his victory in the French Appeals Court where he was vindicated of defamation charges against French public television, Philippe Karsenty speaks out in Middle East Quarterly about the Mohammed Al Dura hoax. On what happened...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 28, 2008 10:00 AM

On Revisionism of Muslim/Arab Anti-Semitism

In his review of the book The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism: From Sacred Texts to Solemn History, Benny Morris discusses (among other things) the revisionist history that claims Jews in the Arab world were well-treated: The story peddled by latter-day...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 20, 2008 12:15 PM

Andrew Roberts' Salute to Israel

Although it is now several months old, a piece celebrating Israel's 60th anniversary published in the London Daily Express on May 8, 2008 by noted Anglo historian Andrew Roberts is well worth the read. The editorial, "Happy Birthday, Israel and...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 18, 2008 02:20 PM

The Tale of the Missing Album

Last week's Ha'aretz magazine carried a feature article about the fate of a photo album belonging to the late Ali Zaarour, a Palestinian Arab photographer who documented the region for decades. A letter by Evyatar Englard of Tel Aviv in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 4, 2008 07:34 AM

Terrorist Admits Arafat was Behind Intifada

Back in Abu Amar's day [the nom de guerre of Yasser Arafat], we had a plan, there was a strategy, and we would carry his orders...Everything that was done in the intifada was done according to Arafat's instructions, but...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 4, 2008 10:06 AM

Why Is Britain the "Center Point" of Anti-Semitism?

"Britain has become the center point for the meeting of anti-Semitic trends in Europe," says Hebrew University historian Prof. Robert S. Wistrich. Why? Wistrich cites a number of reasons, which are discussed in a recent Jerusalem Post article. Not surprisingly,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 31, 2008 08:58 PM

The BBC's Arabic Opiate

In a new study, BBC Watch warns about the hazardous composition of BBC's opiate for its Arabic radio listeners. The findings regarding the station's main news program during the period of the 2006 Lebanon war are troubling: The airtime...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 30, 2008 06:05 AM

This Is Your Brain on the BBC

At the March 11 daily press briefing by the Office of the Spokesman for the U.N. Secretary General, the press corps demonstrated the damaging side effects of exposure to the BBC. The following is a real-life exchange between an...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 30, 2008 04:43 AM

Just Journalism Just Launched

The Jewish Chronicle reports A veteran reporter who has covered some of the major events of the Middle East has been appointed head of a new organisation monitoring media coverage of Israel. Egyptian-born Adel Darwish, a regular analyst on...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 30, 2008 04:21 AM

JPost: BBC Apologizes Again, and Again

This demolition of an Islamic Jihad leader's Bethlehem home apparently stood in for BBC footage of a Jerusalem demolition that never happened/Maan photo The Jerusalem Post today reports on BBC's fabricated demolition report, which was corrected after CAMERA exposed...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 23, 2008 02:02 PM

The Tibetan Case: An Occupational Foil

Dry Bones checks out the media's treatment of the Tibetan protests against Chinese occupation, and -- surprise, surprise -- it's not from the same old script about the "Palestinian uprising against Israeli occupation." His survey finds: The BBC, so quick...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 17, 2008 03:30 PM

BBC Fabricates Home Demolition Report

On March 7, 2008, the BBC aired footage purporting to show Israeli bulldozers destroying the family home of Ala Abu Dheim, the terrorist who murdered eight students and wounded nine in the Mercaz Harav Yeshiva. But, in fact, the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 12, 2008 11:23 AM

Beeb Apologizes for Mughniyeh-Hariri Comparison

Humphrey Hawkesley called Imad Mughniyeh (above), responsible for numerous international bombings and the kidnapping and killings of several Westerners, a "great national leader"/Photo from FBI The Jerusalem Post reports today: In an uncommon act of journalistic contrition, the BBC...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 17, 2008 04:26 AM

The Islamization of Britain

On BBC 4's "World at One" radio show, the Archbishop of Canterbury prepared the public for Sharia law in the U.K. Dr Rowan Williams [the Archbishop of Canterbury] told Radio 4's World at One that the UK has to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 7, 2008 12:52 PM

To BBC, Israeli Cities are "Settlements"

In the BBC mindset, terrorists rocketing civilians in the southern Israeli city of Sderot are simply "militants targeting settlements." That is how BBC explains the situation. A Jan. 28th article on BBC's Web site, "Fresh efforts to seal Gaza border"...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 28, 2008 03:17 PM

The BBC, Terrorists and Paintball

The BBC is accused of withholding information that Mohammed Hamid, featured in a BBC program, was associated with the 7/11 bombers Hat tip to the Daily Alert for bringing to our attention the BBC's latest controversy which has landed...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 13, 2008 04:51 AM

Erekat Invents New Facts

Palestinian official Saeb Erekat today rejected Israel's pre-Annapolis summit demand that the Palestinians recognize the country's existence as a Jewish state, telling Radio Palestine: "There is no country in the world where religious and national identities are intertwined." Erekat...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 12, 2007 11:26 AM

Troubled Times for BBC

The International Herald Tribune reports today that the BBC is struggling to adapt to the digital age, taking on too much, and resulting, some critics say, in quality lapses. The IHT notes: A BBC investigation has uncovered 10 instances...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 15, 2007 02:22 AM

Ex-BBC Journalist at Home on Iranian TV

Tim Llewellyn, a former Middle East correspondent for the BBC who has criticized his ex-employer for not taking a sufficiently pro-Palestinian stance, has found a post more suited to his liking -- Iran's Press TV. He now hosts the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 7, 2007 07:08 AM

Telegraph Criticizes BBC's Mideast Coverage

An editorial in yesterday's Telegraph discussing the latest controversy at the BBC notes that the Beeb is far from objective in its reporting of the Middle East conflict: Its reporting of Israel and Palestine, in particular, tends to underplay...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 21, 2007 10:35 AM

More Crimes from the Century

James M. Wall’s antipathy toward Israel is a lodestar in the intellectual universe of mainline Protestantism. Hardly a month goes by when the Christian Century's resident expert on the Middle East doesn’t lambaste Israel for its efforts to protect its...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 3, 2007 04:42 PM

20th Anniversary of the Murder of a Palestinian Cartoonist

al-Ali's cartoons were critical of Mideast leaders like Arafat and Khomeini Palestinian journalists face all kinds of threats from Palestinian leaders today, but this is hardly a new development. Twenty years ago, on July 22, 1987, a Palestinian cartoonist...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 25, 2007 03:05 AM

Hamas TV Encourages Kids to Become Journalists

We regularly hear about Palestinian television shows indoctrinating children to become "martyrs." Therefore, any sign of Palestinian television promoting bona fide professions with a future would be welcome, right? On Friday, Nahoul the bee, cousin of the slain Farfur,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 23, 2007 03:43 AM

Compromised: "BBC's Values of Accuracy and Honesty"

A staffer poses as a winner on the BBC competition Comic Relief/Getty Images You don't say. It couldn't be. The BBC was less than honest? BBC News reports: The BBC has suspended all competitions after an inquiry unearthed a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 19, 2007 02:33 AM

BBC Refuses to Remove Anti-Semitic Posting

The Jerusalem Post reports: The BBC is refusing to remove a provocative and anti-Semitic message posted on one of its message boards despite a barrage of complaints. The message was posted on the BBC Radio Web site message board...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 17, 2007 02:38 AM

Iran Launches English Satellite TV

The Los Angeles Times reports: In fits and starts, Iran this month entered the business of providing 24-hour English-language satellite television news programming, competing in a field that includes BBC World, CNN International, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, Al Jazeera International...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 16, 2007 04:47 AM

The Price Tag for Alan Johnston

MEMRI's blog picks up on an Al-Hayat Al-Jadida report which states: Sources close to Jaysh Al-Islam have revealed that the organization received $5 million and a million Kalashnikov rifle bullets in a deal for the release of BBC correspondent...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 8, 2007 06:58 AM

BBC Journalist Alan Johnston Freed

Johnston after his releaseAfter almost 4 months of captivity, Alan Johnston was freed last night in a murky deal between Hamas and the Army of Islam who held him. Johnston describes his experience as terrifying, most of the time spent...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 4, 2007 10:57 AM

Report: Gaza Journalist Seeks Asylum

Alan Johnston is not the only journalist in danger in the Gaza Strip. AP reports today: OSLO - A TV journalist who worked for the Al-Arabiya network in the Gaza Strip is seeking asylum in Norway, saying his family was...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 2, 2007 07:27 AM

Spokesman of Group Holding Johnston Arrested

Alan Johnston has been captive for more than three months The Associated Press reports that Hamas arrested the spokesman for Army of Islam, the group which kidnapped BBC's Alan Johnston: Hamas on Monday arrested the spokesman of a militant...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 2, 2007 07:17 AM

BBC-Hamas Connection?

The Jerusalem Post reports that, according to Israeli intelligence, a Hamas member, "a close associate of senior Hamas officials," and possibly a terrorist operative is also a BBC employee. The article further notes that although Israeli security recommended against allowing...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 27, 2007 10:45 AM

Hamas May Be Suppressing the News -- So What's New?

A recent L.A. Times editorial urging Hamas to see to the release of BBC journalist Alan Johnston spoke of the "broader implications" of the Johnston issue: It's no coincidence that murders of journalists worldwide are increasing. To suppress information is...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 26, 2007 12:36 PM

Video Shows Johnston with Bomb Belt

A frame from the video of Alan Johnston, released today/AP There were intimations that today would be a fateful day for BBC's Alan Johnston, with Hamas pledging to attempt to release him by force. His captors, the Dughmush clan,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 25, 2007 02:43 AM

Hamas-Clan Standoff Over BBC Man

In May, BBC and UN officials in Tehran marked Alan Johnston's birthday and called for his release Tomorrow may be a fateful day for captive BBC journalist Alan Johnston, the Jerusalem Post reports: Mumtaz Dughmush, the head of the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 24, 2007 05:41 AM

Ask Jeremy Bowen

Jeremy BowenJeremy Bowen, biased Middle East editor of the BBC, is presently in the West Bank answering readers' and listeners' questions. From the BBC Web site: In the light of recent events in Gaza and the West Bank, the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 19, 2007 02:43 PM

At BBC, Capital Offense

Stop the presses! BBC just apologized profusely for an "accidental, factual mistake" in its Mideast coverage. Was it for inverting the historical truth by falsely claiming that Israel fought the 1967 war to take care of "unfinished business" from...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 17, 2007 04:27 AM

Israel's English Radio To Stay; TV Future Uncertain

Ha'aretz reports: The Israel Broadcasting Authority decided Monday not to cancel its English-language radio news broadcasts, despite earlier threats due to cost-saving measures. The future of IBA television news broadcasts, however, remains unclear. . . IBA English News editor Steve...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 13, 2007 05:08 AM

English Israeli Radio Gets the Axe

Listeners of Israel Broadcasting Authority's English-language tv and radio news reacted with "protest, outrage and disbelief" that that the English program will be cut along with other foreign language broadcasts (excluding Arabic ones). The Jerusalem Post reports: The planned...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 10, 2007 04:21 AM

Baroness Blasts Boycott, BBC

In criticizing the UK's University and College Union for its boycott against Israel, Baroness Caroline Cox suggested that the "bias and partiality" of boycott proponents is in part fueled by the BBC and other British media's skewed reporting of the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 4, 2007 11:06 AM

Moore Can You Imagine?

BBC's Alan Johnston seen on video for the first time since his kidnapping by Palestinians As a follow up to our earlier entry on Melanie Phillips' reflection ("Can You Imagine If Israel Were Doing This?"), we bring you Charles...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 4, 2007 07:52 AM

Journalists Under Fire in Gaza

Ha'aretz reports today on the occupational hazards for journalists in Gaza: But since the Hamas-Fatah infighting in Gaza began last week, being kidnapped is no longer the greatest danger facing journalists. On the very first day of the clashes, a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 21, 2007 04:39 AM

AFP: BBC Gets Tape from Johnston's Captors

AFP reports today: The BBC says it is studying the contents of a videotape purportedly from the kidnappers of its Gaza journalist who was taken hostage two months ago. It was handed the tape, which apparently includes certain demands and...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 9, 2007 05:20 AM

Hamasniks Tell Captors to Drop Islamic Justification

Hamas, an Islamist terror group, advises Johnston's captors to drop Islamic justification. Hamas members pose in suicide bomber outfits (Photo by Kevin Frayer/AP) The irony has a distinctly mideastern flavor. The AP reports: Palestinian officials are trying to persuade...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 8, 2007 05:12 AM

Johnston's Captors Make Three Demands

Johnston's kidnappers demand the release of Sajida Rishawi, a failed suicide bomber implicated in the November 2005 bombing in Amman, which killed 57 Palestinian Ma'an News Agency reports today that the Gazans holding BBC reporter Alan Johnston have finally...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 7, 2007 03:40 PM

Comments on NUJ Boycott Decision

The Foreign Press Association in Israel, which describes itself as "representing some 400 journalists who are employed by international news organizations and report from Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip," has weighed in on the British National Union of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 19, 2007 03:24 PM

Gaza Photographers Involved in Kidnappings?

Spanish photographer Emilio Morenatti was released by his Gazan kidnappers in October 2006/Reuters photo A Ma'ariv article makes the interesting albeit unsubstantiated claim that local Gaza photographers have played a role in the kidnapping of journalists there. the BBC's...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 6, 2007 01:10 PM

BBC Cover-Up

The Daily Mail reports: The BBC has been accused of "shameful hypocrisy" over its decision to spend £200,000 blocking a freedom of information request about its reporting in the Middle East. The corporation, which has itself made extensive use...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 26, 2007 05:44 AM

Johnston, 'almost a Gazan'

Earlier we noted that BBC has acknowledged that the job of their reporter Alan Johnston, who is still being held captive in Gaza, is to bring daily reports "on the Palestinian predicament." According to Palestinian sources, he was doing...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 19, 2007 04:36 AM

BBC Acknowledges Partisan Reporting

A BBC Web site article about their Middle East reporter, Alan Johnston, who was kidnapped by Palestinian gunmen yesterday includes a quote from BBC diplomatic correspondent Paul Adams attesting to the corporation's intentional skewing of reports from the region. The...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 13, 2007 12:37 PM

BBC Mideast Reporter Kidnapped in Gaza

AP and Reuters and others are reporting that BBC's Gaza-based Mideast reporter Alan Johnston was kidnapped by four masked Palestinian gunmen near his car in Gaza city. BBC itself was one of the last to report that their reporter...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 12, 2007 12:49 PM

Israeli Excavation Not Near Mosque

The charge that Israel’s excavations near the Western Wall will destroy or damage the Al-Aqsa Mosque has been leveled not only by Hamas, but by "moderate" Arab leaders as well. This BBC graphic helps show the absurdity of that charge...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 15, 2007 11:33 AM

James M. Wall Makes Yet Another Error

James M. Wall, longtime columnist for Christian Century has made yet another error in a commentary about the Arab-Israeli conflict, but it's unlikely it will be corrected, because the magazine's editors have demonstrated a fundamental unwillingness to exert editorial oversight...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 10, 2007 12:55 AM

Melanie Phillips on British Hostility

In today's USA Today, there's more acknowledgment of the relationship—especially in Europe—between problematic media coverage and hostility toward the United States, Israel, and the Jews. Columnist Melanie Phillips notes: Much of Britain's anti-Americanism is driven by the usual suspects,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 24, 2006 11:52 AM

BBC Throws a Crumb

Earlier we reported that the BBC is refusing to make public the contents of a report believed to be highly critical of the outlet's Mideast coverage. It's worth noting that the BBC has released an abbreviated version of its...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 22, 2006 04:21 AM

BBC's Secrets

From the Oct. 15 Telegraph: The BBC has spent thousands of pounds of licence payers' money trying to block the release of a report which is believed to be highly critical of its Middle East coverage. The corporation is...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 17, 2006 04:18 PM

Homegrown Hatred

CAMERA often raises the issue of overt anti-Jewish and anti-Israel incitement in Palestinian mosques, television, schools and textbooks. Such incitement is extremely dangerous, because schools and the mass media efficiently spread the venemous message to large chunks of Palestinian public....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 13, 2006 11:12 AM

Dear Europe, Wake Up!

Haim Harari, in an August 2006 introduction to the Italian edition of his book "A View from the Eye of the Storm - Terror and Reason in the Middle East," sounds a wake-up call for Europe. Included in his insightful...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 16, 2006 01:13 PM

BBC Radio's Lessons of the Day

The cause of British disdain for Israel might be a mystery to some Americans. It would be less so, though, if Americans understood the severely anti-Israel media coverage to which many Britons are routinely exposed. Based on yesterday's BBC Radio...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 15, 2006 10:14 AM

Double Standards in Russia and the New York Times

The Russian government announced today that they had succeeded in killing Shamil Basayev, a Chechen rebel leader. Russian President Vladimir Putin praised Basayev's killing as "just retaliation." It was just last month that another Chechen leader, Abdul Khalim Saidullayev...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 10, 2006 02:10 PM

Times Ignores Palestinian, Israeli Sources; Blames Israel

Two Palestinians were killed yesterday in Khan Yunis in an incident that both Palestinian and Israeli sources blame on Palestinian explosives. The New York Times, however, blames "an unexploded Israeli shell." Voice of Palestine radio in Ramallah reported in Arabic...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 29, 2006 04:30 AM

Hamas (Still) Rejects Israel

A good report on BBC's Web site reveals that Hamas's views on Israel haven't changed: The BBC's James Reynolds in Gaza says that the central point of the joint manifesto is the creation of a Palestinian state on the West...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 28, 2006 11:59 AM

BBC Bias Continues

Criticized in the past by CAMERA for highlighting Palesitnian grievances and blaming Israel, while miniimizing or glossing over Palestinian violence and terrorism, BBC is at it yet again. A quick glance at BBC Web site headlines this week would suggest...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 9, 2006 12:22 AM

BBC (Temporarily) Adopts Partisan Terminology

As British columnist Stephen Pollard points out, the BBC appears to have published blatently biased language in a news report by veteran BBC correspondent Alan Johnston. The language, which described a Hamas opinion as if it were fact, was eventually...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 24, 2006 09:52 AM

BBC Web Site Falls Into Same Old Pattern

BBC laments plight of Palestinian farmers due to Israel's security barrier but leaves its readers ignorant of major suicide bombing attemptAfter a dramatic, high-speed pursuit on the main Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway midday on March 21, 2006, traffic was brought...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 22, 2006 02:16 PM

CNN Removes Reference to Tel Aviv as Capital

After receiving the following news alert from CNN referring to a bombing in the "Israeli capital of Tel Aviv," CAMERA member Chana G. protested to editors: As a result, CNN changed the story's headline and opening paragraph, which now appear...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 22, 2006 07:00 AM

Segev Promotes BBC's Biased Documentary

Tom Segev In Ha'aretz Magazine (Dec. 16), Tom Segev condescendingly sneers: It's amazing how short the Israeli memory is. That's why it would be useful if one of the television networks would show the series "Elusive Peace: Israel and...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 20, 2005 04:25 AM

Erekat Caught Again Telling a Fib

This "NewsHour" segment contained two errors, one by Ray Suarez, and the other thanks to Erekat Several days ago, we noted that the BBC had incorrectly reported that Palestinians "took back control of the Rafah border crossing." After CAMERA...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 8, 2005 05:55 AM

UK Activists Prompt Quiet BBC Change

In the wake of emails from British activists, BBC editors changed wording in a Web article which suggested that the Palestinian terrorist attack in Netanya was in response to an Israeli rocket attack on Gaza earlier in the day. The...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 6, 2005 07:31 AM

Orla Guerin Exposes Anti-Jewish Hatred—But Does She Pay Attention?

BBC's Orla Guerin has witnessed the anti-Jewish hatred held by some Palestinians—but it doesn't seem to register. In a Dec. 1 broadcast, she recalled the words of a 16-year-old Palestinian boy: "From a long time back my feelings towards Jews...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 2, 2005 11:00 AM

BBC Corrects Caption Error

Yesterday we noted the faulty BBC photo caption which incorrectly stated that Palestinians "took back" control of the Rafah crossing. BBC has responded to CAMERA's request for a correction, and the following corrected version now appears on the Web site:...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 28, 2005 08:39 AM

Crying On Air for Arafat Brings Censure at BBC

Barbara Plett told listeners that when she saw Arafat leave for medical treatment in Paris, "I started to cry without warning" A piece of good news comes to us about the BBC. The British Telegraph reported yesterday: BBC governors...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 27, 2005 06:39 AM

BBC Errs on Rafah Crossing

The deadline for submissions of critical reviews for BBC's Independent Panel investigating BBC coverage of Palestinian-Israeli affairs passed Friday, but the errors and distortions continue. Yesterday's "In Pictures" section, for example, featuring the opening of the Rafah crossing in Gaza,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 27, 2005 02:32 AM

Al Jazeera to Debut in English

The International Herald Tribune reports today that next year Al Jazeera will open a new channel, Al Jazeera International, an English network which will be marketed to cable and satellite distributors around the world. What are the start-up's challenges?...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 31, 2005 04:36 AM

BBC to be Broadcast Across Arab World

BBC is creating a new Arabic-language satellite television channel, according to a Reuters story. A BBC executive said that "the new Arabic channel would take advantage of the BBC's reputation for fairness and independence in the region." For more on...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 25, 2005 12:47 PM

"Stop Whispering"

A column in today's Jerusalem Post discusses the British media, anti-Semitism, and "silent diplomacy" vs. "saying it like it is." The writer, Isi Leibler, notes: While many Anglo-Jews insist that anti-Semitism is primarily a product of Muslim immigrants, the reality...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 25, 2005 10:36 AM

Security Fence Being Built

Some relevant news that shouldn't be missed: A fence is currently being built in the conflict-ridden Middle East to protect civilians against suicide bombers and other terror attacks. Certainly, the government building it has reason for concern—terrorists have taken the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 19, 2005 01:23 PM

BBC Bias?

An earlier entry noted that the BBC, responding to concerns by UK activists, had revised its biased description of the series for the better. Whether or not the problematic listing is merely a reflection of a biased program remains to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 11, 2005 02:27 PM

Readers' Rep: Paper Should Have Checked Story

Dick Rogers, the readers' representative at the San Francisco Chronicle, criticizes the paper's coverage of Palestinian claims that President Bush said he was motivated by God to fight terrorism in Afghanistan, end tyranny in Iraq and create a Palestinian...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 10, 2005 07:21 AM

UK Activists Prompt Change at BBC

What a difference individual citizens can make. In response to complaints from a few UK activists, BBC editors have removed a tendentious, editorialized television listing for a program airing tomorrow night, "Israel and the Arabs: Elusive Peace." Before the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 9, 2005 04:57 AM

BBC Details Taibeh (Taybeh) Attack

Nadim Khoury's brewery escaped the mob/Photo by BBC Lucy Williamson of the BBC has published a detailed report about last week's attack by Palestinian Muslims from Deir Jarir on the Palestinian Christian town of Taibeh (Taybeh). "The reason?" asks...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 15, 2005 03:41 AM

A Regular Robbery?

Moussa Arafat: Another Victim of Simple Robbery? (Photo by Mohammed Salem/Reuters) Recall the apparent "honor killing" case last April which Ha'aretz's Arnon Regular reported as a robbery? The British Independent, the BBC, the Jerusalem Post, and the AP all...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 11, 2005 04:17 AM

BBC Corrects: Blair Said No Excuse for Terror in Israel, Too

Kudos to British activist Terry M. whose correspondence with the BBC prompted editors to amend a report about Tony Blair's statement regarding terror around the world. The original version of the July 26 BBC report stated: In a 75...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 1, 2005 04:02 AM

Blair on Roots of Terror

A recent entry on CAMERA's Web site addressed the misreporting by AP and Ha'aretz of British Prime Minister Tony Blair's interview with BBC radio. AP and Ha'aretz wrongly claimed that Blair discussed the "easing the conflict between Israel and the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 18, 2005 11:12 AM

Terror Strikes London; BBC Forgets Editorial Guidelines

At least 33 people have been killed by simultaneous bombings which struck 3 subway lines and a double decker bus in London. The "Secret Organization group of al Qaeda Organization in Europe" claimed responsibility for the attacks. We extend our...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 7, 2005 11:33 AM

The BBC's Elephant in the Underwear

In a June 21 article about would-be bomber Wafa al-Bis, the BBC presents her plea of innocence—that the explosives (10 kg.) were placed on Bis without her knowledge. The article states: Ms Bis said on Israeli TV she wanted...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 23, 2005 08:16 AM

BBC -- Striving for Journalistic Integrity?

Mediacrity , discussing coverage of BBC's labor problems, points out the news agency's propensity for "self-serving platitudes." Brendan Barber, TUC general secretary, said of the [job] action: "It matters because broadcasting excellence, programme quality and journalistic integrity - all of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 24, 2005 01:41 PM

Times. BBC. Halper. Hezbollah.

Some new articles on the CAMERA Web site include: A critique of a flawed study of the New York Times by an anti-Israel group. More on the bias of BBC's Orla Guerin. An exposé of Jeff Halper's many false claims....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 14, 2005 12:49 PM

BBC Moderator Bias

BBC apparently displays bias not only in its reporting but in moderating its Messageboard. Melanie Phillips points out BBC's double standard in moderating messages about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A curious Messageboard reader tested the moderator. Noticing references to Israel...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 2, 2005 05:12 PM

Orla Guerin's Award-Winning Reporting

An earlier entry referred to BBC's Orla Guerin receiving an award for "outstanding service to broadcasting," despite reporting that many say is characterized by a blatant anti-Israeli bias. A BBC Radio 4 broadcast from April 28 provides a good...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 29, 2005 10:39 AM

"If You are Anti-Israel, You Will Get an Award"

The Jerusalem Post reports: Israeli officials expressed dismay this week that BBC reporter Orla Guerin, who has come under sharp attack for what some perceive as an anti-Israeli bias in her coverage, will receive an MBE honor from the British...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 21, 2005 05:10 PM