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ISIS Suspect Worked for ICNA

The FBI has arrested a former employee of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), Erick Jamal Hendricks, for conspiring to set up a North Carolina cell for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a U.S.-designated terrorist...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 25, 2016 03:32 PM

Palestinian Libels: Dumb and Dumber

Abbas Zaki pictured with colleague Mahmoud AbbasFor years, the Palestinians, including Mahmoud Abbas' Palestinian Authority and Fatah party, have incited the Palestinian public to violence and murder by spreading libels against Israel. These libels range from old chestnuts like...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 25, 2016 12:07 PM

Updated with Correction: Another Biased Headline by Reuters

Reuters has corrected the skewed headline we wrote about yesterday. See below.Aug. 24, 2:30 PM: How does a Reuters headline describe a situation where a Palestinian stone-thrower pursued by the Israeli soldiers exits his car to stab one of the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 25, 2016 11:30 AM

Reuters Headline Describes Palestinian Attacker As "Driver"

The Israeli army today reported that a Palestinian attacker was killed after he stabbed a soldier. But a Reuters headline about the attack suggests the man was killed while doing no more than driving his car: "Israeli soldier shoots dead...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 24, 2016 03:50 PM

Where’s the Coverage? Four Palestinians Killed by Palestinians in ‘Clashes’

PA security forces Four Palestinian Arabs were killed in “clashes between Palestinian security forces and terror suspects” in Nablus on Aug. 18-19 2016, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) noted (“4 killed in Nablus fighting between Palestinian officers, terror suspects,”...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 22, 2016 01:36 PM

Twitter Shuts Down Accounts Linked to Terrorists

The social media platform Twitter announced on Aug. 18, 2016 that since February 2016 it had shut down more than 235,000 accounts for promoting terrorism. In statement released on their blog, Twitter noted that it had previously shut down...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 19, 2016 02:24 PM

Israel Busts Terror Cells Sponsored by Hezbollah, Recruited via Facebook

Israel has arrested Palestinian terrorists in the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) and the Gaza Strip who were recruited by Hezbollah through social media. Hezbollah is the Lebanese-based, Shiite Muslim, U.S.-designated terrorist group. According to The Times of Israel,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 17, 2016 09:51 AM

New York Times Casts Olympians' Anti-Israel Hostility As Mutual Animosity

In a sports story on the Egyptian judoka who refused to shake hands with his Israeli opponent, The New York Times misleadingly depicts a pattern of anti-Israel hostility on the part of Muslim and Arab Olympians as "animosity between...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 15, 2016 02:52 PM

AFP Headlines Conceal Egyptian, Lebanese Bad Sportsmanship at Olympics

Lebanese and Egyptian athletes have been reproached for bad sportsmanship after a series of anti-Israel stunts at the Rio Olympics. AFP headline writers, though, appear to be going out of their way to obfuscate the facts. As CAMERA’s UK...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 12, 2016 04:56 PM

AFP Headline on Stabbing Says Less With More

The shirt belonging to the 18-year-old Jew injured in a Palestinian stabbing attack today (Photo from Israel Police) Poynter Institute, a leading journalism organization, has noted that headlines are "often the most important element on a page." Many hurried...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 11, 2016 02:40 PM

LA Times Errs on Western Wall, Still Silent on Stolen Aid

Aug. 15 Update: CAMERA Prompts Los Angeles Times Correction on Western Wall The Temple Mount's southern wall, one of several extant remains of the Temple complex Even as it continues to churn out coverage on Israel and the Palestinians, including...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 11, 2016 01:25 PM

‘Pragmatic’ Iranian Official Boasts of ‘Tsunami’ in Nuclear Activity—Media M.I.A

Ali Akbar Salehi The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Ali Akbar Salehi, rejected claims that his country would decelerate its nuclear activity, instead promising a “tsunami" in Tehran’s nuclear industry. Despite the fact that the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 10, 2016 02:56 PM

LA Times Silent on International Aid Going to Hamas

The New York Times last week published an in-depth article, more than 1,100 words, about the Gaza director for World Vision, a Christian aid organization, who was charged with funneling over $40 million to the Hamas terrorist organization. Before the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 10, 2016 01:52 PM

Fatah Claims Murders as Accomplishments

PA President and Fatah chief Mahmoud Abbas Fatah, the movement which dominates the Palestinian Authority (PA), claimed murder and terror attacks as achievements on behalf of Palestinian Arabs in a list posted on the social media site Facebook. According...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 4, 2016 11:12 AM

‘Moderate’ Hamas Media Favorite Calls for ‘Small Stabs to All Parts’ of Israel

Hamas operative Ghazi Hamad A top operative of Hamas and news media favorite named Ghazi Hamad has recommended “small stabs to all parts of Israel” as a strategy against the Jewish state. Hamad is currently the deputy foreign minister...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 3, 2016 12:49 PM

Anti-Israel Human Rights Watch Accidentally Admits: Israel Does Not Occupy Gaza

Human Rights Watch (HRW), a self-described human rights advocacy organization, inadvertently acknowledged that Israel does not occupy the Gaza Strip in a July 31, 2016 report. CAMERA has frequently highlighted HRW’s record of anti-Israel bias and distortions (see, for...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 2, 2016 09:55 AM

Los Angeles Times Whitewashes Murder of 3 Israelis

From left: murder victims Alon Bakal, Shimon Ruimi and Amin Shaaban On New Years' Day, Israeli Arab Nashat Milhem opened fire in a Tel Aviv bar, killing Alon Bakal and Shimon Ruimi and injuring at least three others. During...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 29, 2016 11:25 AM

A New York Times Round-Up Omits Anti-Israel Terror

Twice in one week, CNN inexplicably omitted anti-Israel attacks in its overviews of terrorism around the world. And although the broadcaster later updated both articles to mention Palestinian attacks on Israeli civilians, many readers couldn’t help but wonder what was...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 27, 2016 01:19 PM

Turkey Cracks Down on Academics, Anti-Israel Scholars Silent

TIME magazine's November 2011 cover wondering if Erdogan could "save" the Arab Spring The government of Turkey has instituted a widespread crackdown that has affected academics, as well as the military, judiciary, journalists and others following the failed coup...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 25, 2016 02:49 PM

On Death of Palestinian Boy, AFP Captions Treat Disputed Palestinian Claim as Fact

July 26 Update: AFP Partially Fixes Captions About Disputed Palestinian Casualty July 25 -- A series of Agence France Presse photo captions July 20 treated as fact the disputed Palestinian claim that Israeli forces fired rubber coated bullets which killed...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 25, 2016 11:45 AM

U.S. Government Sanctions Al-Qaeda Terrorists Living In Iran—Media M.I.A

The U.S. Treasury Department announced on July 20, 2016 that it had sanctioned three high-level operatives of al-Qaeda, a U.S.-designated terrorist group, who are living in Iran. Although U.S.-Iran relations and Islamic terrorism have been the focus of extensive...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 25, 2016 11:40 AM

Lost In Translation, This Time in Europe

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

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

At the United Nations, Saudi Money Trumps Rights Criticism

The Washington Post’s “U.S. forces to stay longer in Yemen to fight al-Qaeda” (July 18, 2016) included a paragraph which revealed much about how the United Nations really works. The article, by reporters Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Missy Ryan, detailed...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 21, 2016 03:09 PM

'Who You Callin' a Human Shield?'

It should not go unnoticed that a major U.S. news organization—in this case The Washington Post—used the term “human shields” in its own voice when describing the practice of an Islamic terrorist movement embedding itself among civilians and holding...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 20, 2016 04:47 PM

UPDATED: Israelis Killed in "Alleged" Actual Attacks

Bahaa Alyan took part in the Oct. 13, 2015 terror attack on a Jerusalem bus, killing three Israelis (Photo: Israel Police) In an article about new Israeli legislation to allow for the ouster of members of Knesset accused of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 20, 2016 06:39 AM

New York Times Clarifies on Gaza Settlements

Yesterday CAMERA prompted clarification of an unclear passage which implied that there are still settlements in the Gaza Strip in an otherwise thorough and informative article on the effects of living with terrorism in Israel ("To France from Israel: Lessons...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 20, 2016 04:34 AM

Report Accuses Huffington Post of Selling Iran Deal Through Lies, Deception and Anti-Semitic Incitement

Savethewest.com has released another report documenting the journalistic malfeasance of the Huffington Post. The Huffington Post is an internet news magazine founded by Arianna Huffington. It is one of the leading purveyors of the far-left political agenda. Jon Sutz,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 19, 2016 10:47 AM

Washington Post Sinks Mavi Marmara Facts

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of Turkey A Washington Post article (“6 years after raid, Turkey and Israel to normalize relations,” June 28, 2016) improperly identified the Mavi Marmara—a ship carrying armed individuals who in 2010 attempted to break the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 19, 2016 09:35 AM

Updated: Is Yohanna Katanacho Telling the Whole Story About West Bank Travel Restrictions?

Rev. Dr. Yohanna Katanacho speaks at the 2012 Christ at the Checkpoint Conference in 2012. (Dexter Van Zile) Note: This article has been updated. Scroll to the bottom to see the update. July 18, 2018 Rev. Dr. Yohanna Katanacho...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 18, 2016 02:09 PM

List Ignoring Israeli Terror Victims Will Be Updated, CNN Assures CAMERA

July 17 Update Appended to Bottom of Post: CAMERA Success — CNN adds fatal attacks on Israelis After the deadly terror attack in Nice, France, CNN posted an online feature entitled "30 Days of Terror Around the World," which offered...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 15, 2016 02:46 PM

Christian Group Accuses WCC’s Peace Activists of Violating Israeli Law

EAPPI activists in the West Bank. (Dexter Van Zile) A subsidiary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), an umbrella organization that is comprised of more than 300 Protestant and Orthodox churches throughout the world, stands accused of violating...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 14, 2016 12:00 PM

Los Angeles Times' Fuzzy Figures on Gaza Patients

See July 14 update appended to this post: LA Times Corrects on Gaza Permits In his article today about Gazan men receiving medical treatment in Turkey, freelance reporter Umar Farooq errs ("Residents of impoverished Gaza Strip turn to Turkey for...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 13, 2016 07:14 AM

AP Headline on Israeli Law Breaks Journalistic Rule

On a controversial new Israeli law to increase regulation of Israeli non-profit organizations which receive more than half of their funding from foreign states, an Associated Press headline violates the journalistic imperative to maintain impartiality. "Israel passes law targeting human...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 12, 2016 07:17 AM

Christian Science Monitor Headline Errs on 'New Israeli Settlements'

July 12 Update: CAMERA Prompts Christian Science Monitor Correction of Erroneous Headline on 'New Israeli Settlements' Whenever Israel approves plans for new housing units in preexisting West Bank settlements, or in established Jewish neighborhoods in Jerusalem beyond the pre-1967 Armistice...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 7, 2016 08:00 AM

National Post Headline Casts Doubt: Murder of Hallel Ariel Maybe Not Terrorism

July 5 Update: National Post Amends the Headline Following CAMERA's communication with several editors yesterday, editors commendably amended the headline. It now appropriately states: "Palestinian fatally stabs Israeli girl, 13, as she sleeps in her bedroom in West Bank settlement."...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 4, 2016 04:04 AM

After Mother of Terrorist Says Son "Hero" and "Martyr," NY Times Mistranslates to Hide Her Words (UPDATED)

UPDATE: Following communication with CAMERA staff, the New York Times has corrected its subtitles. They now accurately show the woman using the word "hero" to describe terrorists like her son, and no longer claim she called the killing a "crime."...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 30, 2016 04:29 PM

CAIR Loses in Court, Media Fails to Notice

On June 21, 2016, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), a self-described U.S. civil rights organization with a history of Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas connections, lost an appellate court decision and will now have to stand trial for...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 27, 2016 02:24 PM

UPDATED: The PA Blood Libel Repeated by President Abbas was Already Debunked with CAMERA's Help

June 24, 2016Today's New York Times features a forthright and informative article by Diaa Hadid about Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' blood libel to the EU. She writes:Echoing anti-Semitic claims that led to the mass killings of European Jews in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 27, 2016 01:15 PM

Historical Malfeasance of The Daily Telegraph (Australia)

The Daily Telegraph (Australia) headline "Israeli Thunderbolt hostage-rescue raid on Entebbe was a drama worthy of Hollywood blockbusters" is certainly true. Despite the promising headline, the seemingly light "historical" article celebrating 40 years since the daring Entebbe rescue gives credence...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 27, 2016 05:00 AM

Some Cover, Others Cover Up, Abbas Anti-Semitism

It’s difficult to imagine German chancellor Angela Merkel standing before the European Parliament and announcing that, having studied the misshapen skulls of minorities in Germany, she has concluded that phrenology is a legitimate science. It’s harder still to imagine...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 24, 2016 01:55 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

Bias by Editing: A Devilish Washington Post-Associated Press Detail

In journalism schools—those in which accuracy and context are still prized—it would have been an introductory example of bias by editing. In an Associated Press dispatch-turned Washington Post news brief it was a textbook case of minimizing Palestinian Arab...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 22, 2016 12:36 PM

Where’s the Coverage? Hezbollah Works with Drug Cartels

Hezbollah, the Lebanese-based, Iranian-backed Shi’ite Muslim terror group, has—in partnership with drug cartels—developed “the most sophisticated money laundering scheme or schemes that we have ever witnessed,” a former top Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) official told members of the U.S....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 21, 2016 04:07 PM

Tribune Newspapers Contradicts Themselves in Refusing to Correct

Tribune Newspapers (including The Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and Baltimore Sun) offered a contradictory refusal to a request by CAMERA for a correction to an article calling disputed territories, some of which are held by Israel, “Palestinian lands.”...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 15, 2016 03:15 PM

Former NYT Jerusalem Bureau Chief Sees the Light

In a June 14, 2016 article in Commentary Magazine, Jonathan Tobin describes the evolution in the understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict of former New York Times Jerusalem bureau chief David Shipler. Tobin writes: As the New York Times’ Jerusalem...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 15, 2016 11:14 AM

Timely Recall of Huffington Worldpost Op-Ed: More Acts of Jewish Terrorism than Muslim Terrorism in the United States

In the wake of a horrific Islamist inspired massacre, its important to remind readers of the mindset that exists in certain quarters of the media culture. On December 9, 2015, The World Post, a "Partnership of the Huffington Post...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 14, 2016 01:43 PM

A Preoccupied Western Media Fails to Appreciate the Historic Revival of Ties Between Russia and Israel

The recent meeting in Moscow between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin marks a milestone in the continuing rapproachment between Israel and Russia. The growing engagement between these former bitter adversaries has attracted limited attention...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 13, 2016 12:12 PM

CAMERA Waiting for Response to Letter to Mart Green About Little Town of Bethlehem

This is a screenshot of a plane shown in the 2010 movie Little Town of Bethlehem directed by Jim Hanon and produced by Mart Green, who currently serves as chief strategy officer for Hobby Lobby. The film, which is...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 10, 2016 01:42 PM

Yahoo News, Russia Today, Misreport Tel Aviv Terror Attack

As we were posting an article noting Yahoo News's prior connections to radical hate sites, and its continued promotion of extreme and inaccurate anti-Israel propaganda, Palestinian terrorists opened fire outside a chocolate shop in a crowded area of Tel Aviv,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 8, 2016 04:34 PM

Harvard Professor is Worried About ‘Jewish Threat’

Ali Akbar Alikhani, an Iranian academic who is currently a visiting scholar at Harvard University, has warned about the “Jewish threat,” according to Adam Kredo, a reporter for the Washington Free Beacon, a D.C.-based online news media outlet. Alikhani,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 6, 2016 03:25 PM

For Memorial Day, CAIR Official Avoids Honoring U.S. Fallen

A high-ranking official of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) spent her 2016 Memorial Day weekend attacking the character of U.S. service men and women. CAIR claims to be a leading civil rights group, but as CAMERA’s 2009...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 31, 2016 03:35 PM

Baltimore Sun Carries False AP Report on Iran's Holocaust Cartoon Contest

Listed below is an unpublished letter that was sent to The Baltimore Sun: Dear Editor: The Associated Press (AP) dispatch “Israel’s Netanyahu: Iran contest mocks Holocaust,” appearing in the Sun on May 16, wrongly claimed that an international cartoon...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 31, 2016 02:46 PM

Islamist Ideology Goes Missing in Post Report

Professor Bernard Haykel The Washington Post’s “Hezbollah blames Sunni extremists in recent killing of top commander” (May 15, 2016) by reporter Hugh Naylor failed to define an Islamic extremist term central to the news it reported. Naylor, in a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 31, 2016 02:16 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

A Letter-Writer Taps Into NPR Bias

A concerned NPR listener, D.L., wrote the following to Morning Edition yesterday after hearing a segment on Israeli politics: Dear Morning Edition, Today's edition (Thursday May 26) contained yet another appallingly biased, strident, context free, anti-Israel report, taking the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 27, 2016 10:06 AM

Media Misses Abbas' 'Humanitarian' Call to Destroy Israel

Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority (PA), called for Israel’s destruction in a May 23, 2016 speech at the U.N. World Humanitarian Summit held in Istanbul, Turkey. Major U.S. print news media failed to report Abbas’ remarks....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 26, 2016 04:24 PM

Toronto Star Gives "Latitude" to Error

Toronto Star Columnist Tony BurmanCanadian journalist Tony Burman, former head of Al Jazeera English, is a frequent contributor to the Toronto Star. With columns that often include scathing commentary about Israel and its supporters, his anti-Israel bias is hardly a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 26, 2016 02:02 PM

A Guide to the Perplexed: Ploughshares and the Iran Deal Echo Chamber

Joe Cirincione, President of Ploughshares, declares victory in a video produced by his organization and posted on Youtube.com in September, 2015. Last week, the Associated Press reported that Ploughshares has given a total of $700,000 to National Public Radio...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 25, 2016 12:54 PM

‘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

Bias at NYT Arts/Cultural Desk

What Hamas refers to as "resistance against Israel's occupation"A NYT article by James Glanz and Rami Nazzal seemed straightforward at first glance, discussing plans for the opening of a new Palestinian museum in Birzeit on Wednesday. The article appeared...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 18, 2016 03:37 PM

Al-Monitor Spins History

Al-Monitor ran a piece, (“How Palestinians plan to mark 50 years of occupation,” May 15, 2016) outlining “a major Palestinian and international political and public campaign” being planned for next year to mark five decades since the Six-Day War...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 18, 2016 02:50 PM

'Stabbing Intifada' Declines, Tribune Papers Tell Half the Story

The Tribune Newspapers—including The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and Baltimore Sun—asked, as a Times headline put it, “What’s behind the sharp decline in lone-wolf stabbing attacks in the West Bank?” (May 11, 2016). The same report appeared that...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 17, 2016 05:08 PM

Washington Post Notes Israel’s Cyber Strength

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev The Washington Post’s “Cyber-city rises from the desert in Israel” (May 15, 2016) highlighted Israel’s growing power in the realm of cyber-security—a strength made possible, in part, through innovation and cooperation. The Post reported...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 17, 2016 12:42 PM

ICNA’s Selective Outrage on Bangladesh Violence

The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), a non-profit organization that claims to represent the interests of Muslims in America, has selectively condemned violence in Bangladesh. Although ICNA denounced the execution of Maluana Motiur Rahman Nizami, a Bangladeshi Islamist,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 17, 2016 11:56 AM

AFP's Lopsided Account of Slain Palestinian Teen

When a media outlet reports on a fact sheet published by a big international NGO, what is its responsibility to readers? Do journalists have an obligation to flag shortcomings in NGO reports? AFP, apparently, thinks not. In a widely...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 17, 2016 02:39 AM

Iranian Military Admits Anti-Israel Missile Test

Hassan Rouhani, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran A top member of Iran’s military has admitted that the Islamic Republic test fired a ballistic missile inscribed with a call to destroy Israel. USA Today reported that “Brig. Gen....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 16, 2016 01:15 PM

On 'Nakba Day,' a Beersheva 'Refugee' & AFP Time Warp

May 16 Update, 8:52 a.m. EST: AFP Corrects Photo Caption on Palestinian Refugee Much has been said about the United Nations' unique definition for Palestinian refugees, probably the only group of displaced people in the entire world whose descendants also...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 16, 2016 05:29 AM

Michigan Public Radio Considers It Controversial to Acknowledge Israel's Birthday

Deadline Detroit asks whether Michigan Public Radio was right to reject a donor's request to wish Israel a happy birthday? According to the publication, Michigan Radio, an NPR affiliate, offered one of their donors the opportunity to have a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 13, 2016 02:01 PM

The Money Trail Behind Jewish Voice for Peace

Jewish Voice for Peace is a fanatical anti-Israel group and a leading proponent of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign to toxify Israel. As CAMERA has documented, the group disseminates the most vicious smears against the Jewish state, including...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 13, 2016 10:57 AM

A Shell Game: Washington Post Report on Anxious French Jews

“France is home to the largest Jewish community in Europe, and its most troubled. A wave of anti-Semitic violence in recent years has shaken Jews to the point where growing numbers no longer see a future here.” So begins...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 12, 2016 05:43 PM

Washington Post Editorial Notes Iranian ‘Moderates’ Mendacity on Holocaust

A Washington Post editorial “Iran’s ‘moderates’ and the Holocaust,” (May 10, 2016) noted that Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, offered an “unconvincing disavowal of the regime’s hate speech,” including Tehran’s sponsoring of a Holocaust “cartoon festival.” Post editorialists...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 12, 2016 10:48 AM

Where's the Coverage? Antisemitism Rampant in the PA

Blogger Elder of Ziyon (EoZ) describes this week’s Palestinian Book Fair in Ramallah, translating from the Arabic-language Feneeq News the statement of Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, “On behalf of President Mahmoud Abbas and myself, I thank...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 11, 2016 04:49 PM

At Haaretz, Is Style Guide Just a Suggestion?

About the word "settlement," Haaretz's English style guide states: In these parts, a word with political connotations. Use it only for a Jewish locale in the West Bank (or former/evacuated settlements in Gaza). Indeed, in the Israeli-Palestinian context, the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 11, 2016 03:49 AM

WSJ Op-Ed: Israelis are Happy

Photo: Getty Images In an Op-Ed published May 10, 2016, Avinoam Bar-Yosef details “The Improbable Happiness of Israelis”: The World Happiness Report 2016 Update ranks Israel (Jews and Arabs) 11th of 158 countries evaluated for the United Nations. Israel also...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 10, 2016 09:15 AM

Politico Downplays Palestinian Terrorism

In a May 5th article in Politico's U.S. Edition, entitled "State Dept. assures Leahy on Israeli human rights scrutiny", author Nahal Toosi misleads readers as she downplays Palestinian terrorism, and transfers blame for the violence onto Israel She writes:...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 9, 2016 02:27 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

Majority of Gazan Arabs Believe Attacking Israel is ‘Important,’ Poll Says

A Hamas terrorist in a Gazan "terror tunnel" A recent survey shows that a majority of Palestinian Arabs in the Gaza Strip put a high premium on attacking Israel. The poll was conducted by the Arab World for Research...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 5, 2016 02:45 PM

U.S. Pro-Tehran Lobby Meets Putin’s Propaganda Machine

Dr. Michael Rubin The National Iranian American Council (NIAC), a pro-Tehran non-governmental organization based in the United States, has ties to Russia Today (RT), a propaganda arm of the Russian government led by Vladimir Putin. Michael Rubin, a scholar...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 5, 2016 12:37 PM

Salon.com’s Ben Norton Smears Israel, Again

Steven Van Zandt of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band had been a vocal activist against South African apartheid and he does not support the anti-Israel boycott, divest, sanction (BDS) movement. Some fans called him out on this supposed contradiction...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 4, 2016 04:56 PM

Washington Post CAIR Cover-Up Fails Readers

The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), sells itself as a U.S. civil rights organization. Yet, as numerous terrorist analysts and the U.S. government has noted, CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in the 2009 Holy Land Foundation (HLF) retrial,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 3, 2016 04:25 PM

For ISIS, an Island Getaway

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a U.S.-designated terrorist group, is looking “looking beyond the Middle East and Europe to recruit new members,” according to The Jerusalem Post (“Terrorism in the tropics: ISIS turning to recruitment in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 3, 2016 12:54 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

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

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

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

Exposing Iranian Exploitation and Weakness

An article appearing inthe Washington Times, Iran touts Israel invasion to recruit teenage boys to fight in Syria, on the Iranian government's efforts to recruit fighters for the war in Syria, offers evidence of the lack of domestic enthusiasm...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 1, 2016 09:46 AM

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

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

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

Israel's Syrian Reactor Strike Slowed a N. Korean-Iranian-Jihadi Bomb

“The fact is that the United States dodged a bullet in Syria—and, it’s worth stressing, all courtesy of the Israelis.” So writes John Hannah, former national security advisor to Vice President Richard Cheney and now a senior counselor at...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 26, 2016 05:07 PM

Harvard Law Record Abandons the First of the Five W’s of Journalism

The Harvard Law Record explains why it protected the identity of Husam El-Qoulaq, who hurled an anti-Semitic insult at Tzipi Livni, former Foreign Minister of Israel and current member of the Knesset. Livni appeared as a guest at the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 25, 2016 05:18 PM

HuffPo Gives Platform to Another Anti-Israel Screed

The Huffington Post frequently features anti-Israel pieces. Now it is accusing Israel of abusing social media rights with an article headlined "Israel-Palestine: Social Media As a Tool Of Oppression.” The article opens: Late last year, Israeli police arrested and...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 20, 2016 08:38 PM

Poll: Getting Facts Right Key to Public Trust in Media

Illustrative image of journalists from Wikimedia Commons Reporting on the findings of a study by the Media Insight Project, AP writes: Trust in the news media is being eroded by perceptions of inaccuracy and bias, fueled in part by...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 20, 2016 05:26 AM

Presspectiva's Amiur Exposes Haaretz Publisher's Bias

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

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

USA Today Prints Palestinian Attacker as Victim—And Refuses to Correct

USA Today omitted essential context in its print coverage by correspondent Shira Rubin of the March 24 shooting of a Palestinian terrorist who attacked Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) in Hebron (“Israeli soldier to be charged in shooting,” April 14,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 19, 2016 04:45 PM

Where’s the Coverage? Twenty-Nine German Soldiers Join ISIS

Twenty-nine former German Army soldiers have joined the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a U.S.-designated terrorist group, according to a German military intelligence report. Legal Insurrection, an online blog that focuses on antisemitism, legal and political issues,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 19, 2016 09:48 AM

LA Times Ignores Bus Bombing, Covers Charges for Israeli Soldier

The Los Angeles Times, which earlier this year entirely ignored the fatal stabbing of Israeli mother Dafna Meir, and also ignored the Palestinian stabbing attack of Michal Froman, a pregnant Israeli woman who suffered wounds, ignores yesterday's bus bombing in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 19, 2016 04:30 AM

CNN Fixes 'Bus Fire' Headline

CNN has corrected a headline which hours after Israeli police confirmed that a bomb was responsible for the explosion on a Jerusalem bus continued to refer to a "bus fire." As CAMERA's Dexter Van Zile tweeted yesterday, the original headline,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 19, 2016 03:55 AM

Independent Catholic News Broadcasting Anti-Israel Agitprop

Independent Catholic News, a publication that serves Catholics in Ireland, recently published an article about Israel demolishing a playground in the West Bank. The main thrust of the article, which was published on April 14, 2016, is that Israel...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 18, 2016 12:41 PM

Twitter Tries to ‘Mute’ Hamas

Twitter, the social network, closed an account linked to Hamas, the U.S.-designated Palestinian terrorist group that rules the Gaza Strip, on April 15, 2016. The Times of Israel reported that Twitter “took unprecedented steps to remove the Palestinian group’s...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 18, 2016 11:42 AM

Haaretz Validates Bernie with Bad Information

Bernie Sanders’s anti-Israel comments at April 15’s presidential debate -- he insisted that Israel’s military action in Gaza in 2014 was “a disproportionate attack” -- were met with a media storm of praise. From Vox to The New Yorker,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 18, 2016 10:56 AM

Over Jerusalem, The Pot Calling the Kettle Black

In a short hit piece in The Huffington Post ("Israel’s ‘Absurd’ Map Of Jerusalem’s Old City"), Palestinian journalist Daoud Kuttab spells out in great detail how a Jerusalem tourist map omits some notable Muslim and Christian sites. To Daoud this...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 17, 2016 07:15 AM

‘I Say Terrorist, I Say Militant’: The Washington Post Talks to Itself

Washington Post articles “France, not Brussels, was terrorists’ initial target, Belgian prosecutor says” (April 11, 2016) and “U.S. drone strike in Somalia targets senior member of militant group; Al-Shabab figure was said to be behind attacks” (April 2) covered...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 14, 2016 03:43 PM

Jordan Closes Muslim Brotherhood Headquarters

Emblem used by the Muslim Brotherhood On April 13, 2016, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan closed the Amman headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood. Arab News, an English language daily published in Saudi Arabia, reported that Jordanian security services sealed...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 14, 2016 01:14 PM

Journalist: Hamas is ‘Poisoning’ the Minds of Palestinian Children

Members of Hamas' al-Qassam martyrs brigades Officials from the Hamas-controlled Waqf (Islamic trust) Ministry in the Gaza Strip are “brainwashing” Palestinian children, according to an Arab Israeli journalist, Khaled Abu Toameh. Writing for the Gatestone Institute (“Hamas’s New Way...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 13, 2016 04:45 PM

New York Post Editorial Exposes Truth about BDS

A New York Post editorial clearly laid out the truth about Israel’s detractors last week stating, “The real bottom line of the entire Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement: It’s not remotely about rights — it’s all about bashing Israel.”...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 13, 2016 03:37 PM

Brandeis Study Evaluates Jewish College Students' Knowledge on Israel

A study published in October 2015 by researchers at Brandeis University sought to evaluate knowledge of Israel among Jewish college students. The study, titled the Israel Literacy Measurement Project: 2015, reveals the students' limited knowledge. The survey contained 92...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 7, 2016 03:38 PM

Lapido Media Updates Article After CAMERA Challenge, Questions Remain

In late October 2015, Lapido Media published an article about a master’s degree program in peace studies at Bethlehem Bible College that had some problems that were addressed in an article written by CAMERA researcher Dexter Van Zile and...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 5, 2016 04:26 PM

Bethlehem University Does Right Thing and Removes Anti-Israel Language from Site

Earlier today, Snapshots drew attention to a section on the website of Bethlehem University, a Catholic-run school located in the West Bank that denied the legitimacy of Israel by describing Israeli cities as “Palestinian Occupied Territory.” Fortunately, the offending...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 1, 2016 04:46 PM

Why Is Bethlehem University, A Catholic Institution, Affirming Palestinian Rejectionism?

In the course of researching an apparent misstatement of fact from former Bethlehem Mayor Vera Baboun (see blog entry here), Snapshots came across an interesting webpage on the website of Bethlehem University, a Catholic-run school located in the West...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 1, 2016 12:03 PM

Huffington Post's Entrenched Anti-Israel Bias Exposed in Documentary Film

The Huffington Post is a creature of the internet age. Named after its co-creator, media entrepreneur Arianna Huffington (shown above), it promotes itself as a balanced and credible source of news. The Huffpost boasts one of the largest worldwide...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 1, 2016 11:56 AM

Did Vera Baboun Broadcast Misinformation (Again)?

Mayor of Bethlehem Vera Baboun appears to have a difficult time adhering to the facts when she speaks about life in the West Bank. (Note, April 25, 2016: This article previously referred to Baboun as former Mayor of Bethlehem,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 1, 2016 11:18 AM

Palestinian School Names Basketball Game after Terrorist—With EU Funding

Jibril Rajoub A Palestinian Authority (PA) school has hosted a basketball game named for a terrorist and mass murderer. According to Palestinian Media Watch, a non-profit organization that translates Arab media in the West Bank (Judea and Samaria), the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 31, 2016 03:10 PM

Analysts: Islamist Terror Deaths up 774 percent

Current al-Qaeda head Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri (right) and his predecessor Osama bin Laden (left) A March 28, 2016 analysis by the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT), a Washington D.C.-based organization that monitors extremist groups, found a “stunning increase in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 30, 2016 03:34 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

Jews Are Still the Canary

In “How to Stop Mass Casualty Terror Attacks: Take Violence against Jews Seriously,” published last December in Tablet, Liel Leibovitz observed that Western leaders, media and analysts have long been willing to justify murderous violence against Jews as somehow...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 29, 2016 09:00 AM

Israeli Firm Helps FBI Crack San Bernardino Terrorists’ Phone Encryption

Amos Yadlin Note: This post was updated on April 5, 2016 to reflect more current information An Israeli digital forensics firm reportedly is helping the FBI try to gain access to data believed stored in an iPhone used by...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 28, 2016 01:36 PM

Where’s the Coverage? Palestinian Official Admits ‘Torture Happens’

> U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah Rami Hamdallah, the prime minister of the Palestinian Authority (PA), acknowledged in a March 16, 2016 interview with German media outlet Deutsche Welle, that “torture happens” in PA...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 28, 2016 12:16 PM

World Post Pushes Myth of Moderate Iran

As CAMERA reported, many media outlets misapplied the Western label of “moderates” to those who gained parliamentary influence in Iran’s February 2016 “elections” despite evidence that the elections took place as real reformers continue to sit in Iranian jails,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 25, 2016 01:32 PM

U.S. and EU-Trained Palestinian Official Blames West for Brussels Terror Attack

PA security forces A spokesman for the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) security sorces has blamed the United States and Europe for the March 22, 2016 Brussels, Belgium terrorist attack for which the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 24, 2016 10:05 AM

Washington Post Lays Out the Cards Correctly and Calls a Terrorist, a Terrorist

Unlike some news outlets and in contrast to some of its previous articles, in a March 20, 2016 article, The Washington Post eschewed improper terminology in reporting the capture in Belgium of a key Islamic State in Syria and...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 23, 2016 02:01 PM

Analyst: New Hamas Leadership is Emerging

Hamas, the U.S.-designated Palestinian Arab terrorist group that rules the Gaza Strip, has a new leader, writes Avi Issacharoff, a Middle East analyst and journalist (“Inside Hamas, a bitter and very personal battle for control,” The Times of Israel,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 23, 2016 09:59 AM

American Veteran Killed by Palestinian Terrorist, Washington Post Drops Print Coverage

The Washington Post has failed to provide print readers with information it posted online about a former U.S. serviceman killed in a Palestinian terrorist attack in Israel. On March 8, 2016, 28-year-old American tourist Taylor Force was stabbed to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 22, 2016 12:40 PM

Jewish Neighborhood Becomes Arab in NY Times AIPAC Story

In 2010, Israeli approval of 1600 housing units in the Jewish neighborhood of Ramat Shlomo in northern Jerusalem drew U.S. ire March 23 Update: New York Times Corrects: Ramat Shlomo Not an "Arab Neighborhood" In their article today in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 22, 2016 07:20 AM

The Iranian Missile Photo That CNN Missed

Two CNN articles erroneously reported this month that Iranian media have not published photographs of the missiles emblazoned with the Hebrew words "Israel must be wiped off the earth," and that CNN could not independently confirm the information. So CAMERA...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 21, 2016 08:57 AM

Terrorist Groups Increase Child Recruitment Efforts

Islamic terrorist organizations are increasingly “targeting” children for recruitment, according to the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT), a non-profit research group that focuses on radical Islamic groups. IPT reports that children have become a “key target group” for Islamist-oriented...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 16, 2016 01:32 PM

Huffington Post Rewrites History

The World Post, an affiliate of The Huffington Post, hosted an article penned by a member of the American Anthropological Association, the academic organization most recently in the news for having passed a BDS resolution. One of the resolution’s reasons...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 16, 2016 08:37 AM

LA Times Obscures Judith Butler's Anti-Zionism

The Los Angeles Times identified Judith Butler, an anti-Zionist activist, as a professor "who has written on Zionism" The Code of Ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists calls on journalists to "Identify sources clearly. The public is entitled...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 16, 2016 08:36 AM

‘Contested’ Sahara Versus ‘Occupied’ West Bank—Media Myopia

What’s the difference between “contested” and “occupied” territories? Often apparently not the territories themselves but who’s contesting them. From Kashmir to Crimea, Nagorno-Karabakh to Taiwan, countries and movements contest dozens of disputed territories, from tiny to large. Except for...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 15, 2016 04:41 PM

U.S. Visa Service Site Erases Israel

A U.S. Visa Service Web site, used by foreign citizens to facilitate travel to the United States, apparently does not recognize Israel. Elder of Ziyon, an American blogger who writes about the Arab-Israeli conflict and antisemitism, noted in a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 15, 2016 01:25 PM

LA Times Wrong on Rocket Redux

March 15 Update: Los Angeles Times Corrects After Underreporting Gaza Rocket Attacks The Los Angeles Times incorrectly reported that Friday's rocket attacks against Israel were the first instance of rocket fire from Gaza since October 2015. In fact, at least...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 14, 2016 06:10 AM

CAMERA Tells Times Dispatch: No, 'Moderates' Did Not Win in the Iran Elections

(The letter below was published by the Richmond Times-Dispatch on March 11, 2016) “The Times-Dispatch editorial “Iran votes for reform—maybe (March 3)” omits important information about the recent elections in Iran for parliament and the Assembly of Experts. The...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 11, 2016 12:59 PM

UPDATE: Peace Now Head Condemns Extrajudicial Killings, Not Self-Defense

PA President Mahmoud Abbas (Note: This post was corrected on March 14, 2016. CAMERA, relying on a report from Israel National News, erred in saying that Peace Now's General Director, Yariv Oppenheimer, criticized terror victim Yonatan Azarihab for defending...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 11, 2016 10:55 AM

Palestinian Evangelical Leader: Yep, We're Anti-Zionists

Munir Kakis, President of the Council of Evangelical Churches in the Holy Land (Photos: Dexter Van Zile) The Christ at the Checkpoint Conference concluded today, March 10, 2016. The stated goal of the conference was to give Christians the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 10, 2016 07:33 PM

Watchdog: Iran Nuclear Deal Prevents Public Reporting of Violations

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's Supreme Leader Yukiya Amano, head of the United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) admitted on March 7, 2016 that the Iran nuclear deal limits public reporting on potential violations by Tehran. The IAEA is...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 10, 2016 01:08 PM

A Striking Difference Between the AP and Reuters Reports on the Palestinian Response to the Murder of Taylor Force

Yahoo News carried reports from both the Associated Press (AP) and Reuters on the fatal stabbing of American West Point graduate and combat veteran, Taylor Force. The AP report included the following discussion of the official Palestinian response: Biden...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 10, 2016 11:39 AM

Updated: Two News Agencies Amend Original Role Reversing Headlines Concealing Palestinian Terrorism

It seems whenever there is a rise in Palestinian terrorism, there is a concomitant rise in bad headlines attempting to reverse the roles of victim and perpetrator. Yesterday, we told you that New Zealand TV originally headlined an AP story...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 9, 2016 03:33 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

LA Times Headline Double Standards

Like CNN, The Los Angeles Times opts for the passive voice in a headline about the murder of American tourist Taylor Force, obscuring Palestinian culpability for violence. In print, today's headline is: Similarly, the online version reads: Both of the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 9, 2016 07:50 AM

CNN Obscures Palestinian Attacker's Identity, Again

Yet again, CNN obscures the identity of another Palestinian attacker. Yesterday evening, Bashar Masalha, a 22-year-old Palestinian from the northern West Bank, went on a stabbing spree in the mixed Arab-Jewish city of Jaffa, killing Taylor Force, and wounding several...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 9, 2016 04:47 AM

Mayor of Beit Jala Lays It on Thick at Christ at the Checkpoint

Nicola Khamis, the mayor of Bethlehem (pictured above), took full advantage of his shot at stardom two nights ago. Khamis gave one of the obligatory welcoming speeches on the opening night of the Christ at the Checkpoint Conference that...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 9, 2016 01:59 AM

Palestinian Leader Expresses ‘Great Sorrow and Deep Anguish’ Over Death of Terrorist

PA President Mahmoud Abbas addressing the U.N. General Assembly in November 2012 A condolence letter from Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas to the family of a terrorist killed trying to run over Jews expresses “great sorrow and deep...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 8, 2016 04:35 PM

U.N. School Celebrates Palestinian Stabbing of Jews

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh and a toddler in al-Qassemite martyrs brigade regalia at a Hamas rally A United National Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) school in Gaza City held a ceremony that celebrated stabbings of Jews by Arabs. Elder of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 8, 2016 02:28 PM

Palestinian Pastor Helps PA Official Broadcast Propaganda at Christ at the Checkpoint

Hanna Amira from the Palestinian Authority and Rev. Dr. Munther Isaac from the Bethlehem Bible College at Christ at the Checkpoint 2016. (Photo: Dexter Van Zile) By now, most people have come to expect that officials from the Palestinian...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 7, 2016 04:49 PM

Where's the Coverage? Jordan Forces Kill Likely Palestinian Terrorists; American Media are Silent

International wire services and American news media have failed to report an incident involving the killing of several terrorists in a Palestinian camp in Jordan by Jordanian forces. Such an event almost surely would have been reported if it...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 7, 2016 02:12 PM

USA Today Imprisons Facts, Conceals Truths

(Note: The letter below was sent to USA Today staff) "USA Today’s “Palestinian children as young as 11 join attacks on Israel” (Feb. 25, 2016), by Asma’ Jawabreh and Jacob Wirtshafter, features omissions, minimizes anti-Jewish violence and relies on...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 7, 2016 09:32 AM

Hamas Cooperates with ISIS-Sinai

Members of Hamas' al-Qassam brigades A letter posted online from an Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighter appears to confirm that the terrorist group has ties with Hamas, a U.S.-designated terrorist group that rules the Gaza Strip....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 3, 2016 03:39 PM

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

NPR Obfuscates and then Goes Silent on Possible Ethics Violation

National Public Radio (NPR) has refused to discipline one of its reporters for apparently violating the organization’s own guidelines on ethical reporting. As CAMERA previously reported (“NPR’s Former Israel Reporter ‘Sad’ That Hoax Anti-Israel Agitprop Not Real,” Feb. 2,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 25, 2016 12:28 PM

Hamas Reaching Out to Iran, Analysts Say

Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's Supreme Leader Hamas, the U.S.-designated terror group that rules the Gaza Strip, wants to “mend ties with Iran,” according to two analysts. Grant Rumley and Amir Toumaj, researchers at the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 24, 2016 02:41 PM

Thoughtful Time Magazine Story Offers Insight on Looming Gaza Tunnel Campaign

So much of the news coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is tainted by bias and subjectivity. That is why it is notable when a major media outlet publishes an article on the topic that is informative and free from...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 23, 2016 03:13 PM

Reuters Relays Palestinian Claims as Fact

A Reuters article about the demolition of the homes of 2 Palestinian terrorists who murdered several innocent civilians -- Israelis, an American and a Palestinian -- adopted the Palestinian position about recent violence. While the article presented both the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 23, 2016 12:53 PM

UCC and Disciples Do The Right Thing, Delete Hateful Lenten Document

The Global Ministries of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has done the right thing and deleted a page that promoted a dishonest and hateful Lenten Reflection edited by one of its missionaries...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 23, 2016 10:50 AM

Washington Post's Singling Out of Israel is in the Bag

With all of the incredibly important issues requiring reporting, it is hard to understand why The Washington Post chose to highlight a 10-day trip to Israel being included in the Oscars gift bag (“This Year’s Oscar Swag Bag Includes...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 23, 2016 09:09 AM

Palestinian Officials Seeking Greater Ties with Iran

PA President Mahmoud Abbas The Palestinian Authority (PA) is hoping to upgrade its ties with the Islamic Republic of Iran. According to Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), a non-profit organization that translates Arab media in the West Bank (Judea and...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 22, 2016 04:52 PM

Updated: YWCA in Jerusalem Removes Hate-filled Lenten Reflection from Website

The YWCA Chapter located in Jerusalem, which bills itself as the YWCA of Palestine has, as of this writing, removed a hateful Lenten Reflection produced by an American missionary from the United Church of Christ. CAMERA exposed and documented...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 22, 2016 09:54 AM

Israeli Researcher Finds Cure for Leukemia. British Doctors Campaign to Expel Israeli Physicians From World Body

1. A form of treating Leukemia pioneered by Israeli immunologist Zelig Esshar cured 94% of cases of Leukemia in a recent trial. Eshhar has been conducting T-cell research for over a decade, and in 2014 was recognized by leading...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 19, 2016 02:25 PM

Canadian Government Says Terrorists Can Receive Aid Funds

A cartoon posted on Facebook by the UNRWA Rameh school Members of Canada’s government have acknowledged that the country’s humanitarian aid can end up in the hands of terrorists, including the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) and Hamas....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 18, 2016 11:08 AM

USA Today Highlights Terror Tunnels

IDF soldiers stand outside the entrance of a Hamas terror tunnel Writing in USA Today, Shira Rubin (“Israel Fears Tunnel War by Hamas,” Feb. 15, 2016) covers Israeli concerns about Hamas’ tunnel construction. Rubin notes an Israeli military assessment...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 17, 2016 01:07 PM

Palestinian University Honors Terrorist with 'Cultural Event'

Al-Quds University in Jerusalem honored Palestinian terrorist Baha ‘Alyan on Feb. 13, 2016. Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), a non-profit organization that monitors Arab and Iranian media, reports that the university celebrated ‘Alyan, who along with Bilal Ghanem,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 16, 2016 03:21 PM

Washington Post Fails to Properly I.D. Terrorist 'Charity'

Ahmet Davutoglu, Prime Minister of Turkey Twice in the same week, The Washington Post has failed to fully identify a Turkish “charity” that has ties to terrorist groups. A Feb. 12, 2016 Post article (“Turkey won’t open border to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 16, 2016 12:11 PM

Who Did It? CNN Won't Say

In a gross omission in an article Sunday about Palestinians opening fire on Israeli security forces near Damascus Gate, CNN fails to fulfill one of the basic journalistic requirements: to report who carried out the attack ("Israel says 2 men...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 16, 2016 03:35 AM

Poll: Majority in France Believe Jews Responsible for Antisemitism

Sixty percent of French citizens believe that Jews are at least partially responsible for rising antisemitism, according to a poll by Ipsos, a market research firm. The survey, reported by The Jerusalem Post, is part of an 18-month study...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 12, 2016 10:35 AM

Zionism is “Threat to Democracy” according to Haaretz

In a recent article in Haaretz, contributor Revital Madar states that, “The threat to democracy in Israel, from 1948 to the present, is rooted in Zionism.” Madar claims that the there are insidious bodies at work at the core...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 9, 2016 03:21 PM

Where's the Coverage? Palestinian Official Calls to 'Intensify and Develop' Anti-Israel Violence

Fatah emblem Referring to Palestinian Arab terror attacks against Israelis, Fayez Abu Aita, a spokesman for the Fatah movement that controls the Palestinian Authority (PA), has called to “intensify and develop this popular uprising.” Despite frequently quoting him in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 9, 2016 10:31 AM

Public Speech Without Accountability at Vassar

Vassar, which has become a hotbed of anti-Zionist intimidation, charges a pretty hefty sum for a year's tuition and room and board.(Screenshot from the school's website.) Jasbir Puar, an associate professor at Rutgers University, recently appeared at Vassar College...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 8, 2016 02:38 PM

DEA Uncovers Hezbollah Drug and Money Laundering

Imad Mughniyah The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced that it arrested top leaders of a European cell of Hezbollah, a U.S.-designated terror group, according to a Feb. 1, 2016 press release. Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shi’ite “Party of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 3, 2016 12:01 PM

Defense One: Israel Is a Rising Cyber ‘Super Power’

Israel is a rapidly growing power in cybersecurity. An article in Defense One, a publication that focuses on military and international affairs, details Israel’s expanding cyber power (“The Middle East’s Quietly Rising Cyber Super Power,” Jan. 27, 2016). Author...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 2, 2016 01:30 PM

School in Sweden Teaches Pupils Israel Doesn’t Exist

Margot Wallstrom A commentary in Arutz Sheva, Israel National News, “Indoctrinating Swedish children” (Jan. 28 2016) charges a Swedish school with attempting to teach children anti-Israel bias and hated. Author Tobias Petersson, chairman of the Swedish pro-Israel organization Perspective...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 1, 2016 04:34 PM

Iranian Leader Marks Holocaust Remembrance Day with Denial Video

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei The “Supreme Leader” of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, released a Holocaust denial video on Jan. 27, 2016—International Holocaust Remembrance Day. According to the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), a non-profit organization that translates Arab and...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 1, 2016 01:11 PM

Where's the Coverage? Palestinian Official Praises Hitler, Says Goal of 2 States is Elimination of Israel

Tawfiq Tirawi, a senior Fatah official and former intelligence chief of the Palestinian Authority, this month defended Hitler's morals and praised him as brave, and asserted that a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip with Jerusalem...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 28, 2016 04:42 PM

Before Huge Diaa Hadid Correction, Signs of Bias

Recently on Twitter, we shared a pithy summary of the broader context to the massive Editors' Note The New York Times had to append to Diaa Hadid's hit piece on Jerusalem evictions. Our readers who don't use Twitter might not...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 28, 2016 09:21 AM

Where's the Coverage? Israeli Women Being Murdered by Terrorists

While most of the mainstream media has been preoccupied covering the horserace in the presidential primaries, precious little attention has been paid to a series of violent attacks on Israeli women by knife-wielding Palestinian terrorists. Twenty-three year-old Shlomit Krigman...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 26, 2016 05:57 PM

How is the Outsized Financial Aid to Palestinians Used?

The Palestinians are among the world's largest (if not the largest) per capita recipients of international financial aid. The reason for disproportionate aid to the Palestinian Authority appears to stem from the desire of at least some donors to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 26, 2016 02:44 PM

Hamas: ‘Despair’ Is Not the Reason for Palestinian Violence

Ismail Haniyeh Murderous attacks against Israelis by Palestinian Arabs are not the result of despair, according to Ismail Haniyeh, the leader of Hamas, the U.S.-designated terror group that rules the Gaza Strip. According to Israel Hayom, Haniyeh declared in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 26, 2016 02:16 PM

Palestinian Cleric: ISIS ‘Must Conquer Rome, Washington and Paris’

PA President Mahmoud Abbas In a lecture delivered at the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, Palestinian Arab cleric Sheikh Abu Taqi al-Din al-Dari said the terrorist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS or IS) “must conquer Rome, Washington...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 25, 2016 03:25 PM

New York Times "Terrorism" Double Standard

On the same day CAMERA slammed the New York Times for an article referencing Palestinian violence, including the stabbing of an Israeli civilian, as "resistance," the newspaper gave yet another indication that it is hesitant to describe violence against Israeli...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 21, 2016 02:43 PM

‘Pragmatic’ and ‘Self-Critical’ Palestinian Official Claims the U.S. Created ISIS (Again)

Abbas Zaki A high-ranking Palestinian Arab leader, Abbas Zaki, claimed that the United States created ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria), a U.S.-designated terrorist group. Again. Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), a non-profit organization that monitors Arab media in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 20, 2016 03:29 PM

In International NY Times, Property Dispute is Big News, Dafna Meir's Murder Ignored

In a prominently placed article on the top of page-two, The International New York Times today published more than 1,100 words concerning property disputes in Jerusalem's Old City ("'Hornet's nest' in Old City"). The lengthy, erroneous and misleading article is...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 20, 2016 03:04 AM

Palestinian Demonization of Jews Continued Throughout 2015

In a report prepared for a Jan. 13, 2016 conference session at the European Parliament, Itamar Marcus (Palestinian Media Watch) submitted ample evidence that Palestinian Arab incitement to violence against Jews continued unabated in 2015. Since the Palestinian Authority...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 18, 2016 05:02 PM

NBC's Biased Use of AP's Outdated Palestinian Fatalities Figures

In the last few months, numerous journalists have come under fire for depicting Palestinian assailants as victims. NBC's Cassandra Vinograd has a new twist on the old theme in her story today in which she selectively cites outdated Associated...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 18, 2016 06:16 AM

The Demise of Cable News Channel Al-Jazeera America?

Will Al-Jazeera America television phase itself off by April 30, 2016 as widely reported? According to the network’s Website, “Al Jazeera America will shutter its cable TV and digital operations by April 30 of this year, the company announced...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 14, 2016 03:52 PM

Israeli Diplomat: Iran Wants to Turn Syria Into a Base for Attacking Israel

Members of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Iran aims to turn Syria into an Iranian province, according to the director-general of Israel’s Foreign Ministry, Dore Gold. Gold noted his concerns while speaking at the D.C.-based think tank, the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 14, 2016 03:24 PM

Hamas Cracks Down—on Palestinian Journalists

Hamas' Izz ad-Din al-Qassam brigade members Ayman al-Aloul, a Palestinian Arab journalist, said in an Associated Press interview on Jan. 12, 2016 that he was kidnapped and tortured by Hamas, the U.S.-listed terror group that rules the Gaza Strip,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 13, 2016 04:43 PM

Palestinian Children Wear Suicide Belts to Celebrate Fatah's Anniversary

On January 7, 2016 Palestinian Arab children in Bethlehem wore models of “suicide belts” to celebrate the 51st anniversary of Fatah (a reverse acronym for Arabic Harekat at-Tahrir al-Falastiniyyeh [Palestinian Liberation Movement], the meaning of that reverse acronym is...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 12, 2016 04:25 PM

Where's the Coverage? Bahrain Foils Terror Plot

Khalifa ibn Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister of Bahrain Authorities in Bahrain claimed on January 6, 2015 that they foiled an Iranian-sponsored plot to launch terror attacks in the country. Yet, many major U.S. news outlets—even those reporting on...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 11, 2016 03:21 PM

Washington Post Claims Staged Photo is News

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas congratulates Ahed (also spelled A'hd) Tamimi (right) and her cousin Marah for their "bravery" (from the Nabi Sabeh Solidarity blog, first posted by CAMERA on Sept. 11, 2012) The email below was sent on...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 7, 2016 11:36 AM

Palestinian Officials Continue to Promote Antisemitic Blood Libel

Riyad Mansour Officials of the Palestinian Authority (PA) and its ruling Fatah party are falsely claiming that Israel steals body parts from dead terrorists. According to Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), a non-profit organization that monitors Arab media in the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 5, 2016 03:40 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

CNN's Brianna Keilar: Tel Aviv Is Israel's Capital

Urging viewers to tune in to her upcoming 2 pm EST "Newsroom" broadcast, CNN's Brianna Keilar reports at the end of "Wolf": Hi there. I'm Brianna Keilar. And we are starting with breaking news of a possible terror attack in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 3, 2016 02:50 AM

USA Today Provides Rare Look at Anti-Israel Terror

Writing for USA Today, special correspondent Shira Rubin provides readers with a brief, but surprisingly direct report on the recent terror attacks by Palestinian Arabs against Israelis—and the effects of these attacks on every day Israeli citizens (“In Jerusalem,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 30, 2015 10:24 AM

On Mavi Marmara, Los Angeles Times Throws Facts Over Board

Knives, wrenches, and wooden clubs used to attack the soldiers on board the Mavi Marmara (photo courtesy of IDF) In an article about Turkish-Israeli ties last week, The Los Angeles Times incorrectly reported: In 2010, however, Israeli commandos intercepted...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 30, 2015 04:18 AM

Palestinian Security 'Shares' Call to 'Water' anti-Israel Fight 'With Blood'

PA President Mahmoud Abbas The Facebook page of Adnan al-Damiri, official spokesman for Palestinian Authority (PA) Security Forces, posted a message on Dec. 21, 2015 calling for “revolution” against Israel. According to Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), a non-profit organization...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 29, 2015 03:51 PM

Pro-Israel Kuwaiti Journalist Calls a Spade a Spade

Kuwaiti journalist Abdullah al-Hadlaq, a columnist for the Al-Watan newspaper has come out vocally in support of Israel several times before. In October, he ignited a firestorm of condemnation on Arab social media when he defended Israel's right to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 29, 2015 01:26 PM

Newshour's Christmas Eve Error on Palestinian Fatalities

Channel WABC in New York was not the only television broadcast to slip up in its coverage of Palestinian fatalities Christmas Eve. Judy Woodruff of PBS' "Newshour" erred Dec. 24: In Bethlehem, Christian pilgrims and tourists alike flocked to Manger...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 29, 2015 08:00 AM

In WABC Report, Palestinian Assailants Are the Victims

An egregiously misleading and distorted Channel 7 WABC Christmas Eve news broadcast in New York (11 pm) depicts Palestinian assailants as victims. Anchor Shirleen Allicot concludes a brief report about Christmas in Bethlehem as follows: They were not kept away...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 29, 2015 03:57 AM

Palestinian Student Movement Uses Pictures of Murderers as Christmas Ornaments

PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah Shabiba, a Palestinian Arab student group that belongs to the Fatah movement, decorated a Christmas tree with pictures of murderers and terrorists. According to Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), an organization that monitors Arab media...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 28, 2015 01:50 PM

Where's the Coverage? Iran Cyber-Attacked New York City-Area Dam

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei The Islamic Republic of Iran hacked into the control system of a dam near New York City two years ago, according to The Wall Street Journal (“Iranian Hackers Infiltrated New York Dam in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 22, 2015 04:44 PM

UK House of Commons Report Finds Muslim Brotherhood "Contrary to Our National Interests and Our National Security"

There has been considerable debate over the beliefs and goals of the Muslim Brotherhood. Many prominent Muslim organizations in both the United Kingdom and the United States are linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, including the highly visible Council on...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 21, 2015 11:30 AM

Foreign Affairs Goes Silent on Anti-Israel Group

The following letter was sent to Foreign Affairs Nov. 23 2015, but went unpublished: "Dear Editor: Violeta Moura’s photo gallery and accompanying article on “Breaking the Silence” (“Israeli Soldiers Break Their Silence,” November 18) omits far too much about...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 21, 2015 10:34 AM

Media Misses: U.S. Intelligence Wrong on Iran Nukes

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced on Dec. 2, 2015 that Iran was actively designing a nuclear weapon until at least 2009—rebutting a 2007 National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) that concluded Iran was no longer working to develop nuclear...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 18, 2015 10:19 AM

CBS Radio Commentator Misses a Frequency on 9/11 'Celebration'

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani Many news media reports or commentaries have refuted the claim by Donald Trump, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, that “thousands and thousands of Muslims in New Jersey cheered the destruction...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 16, 2015 02:31 PM

By Popular Demand: Hamas Celebrates Anniversary, Calls for Murdering more Jews

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh Hamas, a U.S.-designated terrorist group, celebrated its 28th anniversary on Dec. 14, 2015 by calling for more violence against Israel. The group’s charter calls for the destruction of Israel and genocide of the Jews. The...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 16, 2015 01:48 PM

Washington Post Doesn't CAIR About Terrorism History

The following letter to the editor was sent, but went unpublished: "Dear Editor: Washington Post coverage (for example, “Trump wants ‘total’ ban on Muslims entering U.S.,” December 8) continues to omit the history of a questionable source repeatedly cited: the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 16, 2015 11:08 AM

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

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

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

UNHRC Condemns Israelis Defending Themselves Against Palestinian Terrorism

UN "Human Rights" Council spokeswoman Cécile Pouilly expressed grave concern "at the unrelenting violence in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and in Israel." While she acknowledged the “unacceptable” wave of Palestinian stabbings, shootings and car rammings that kill and injure...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 15, 2015 12:41 PM

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

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

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

Haaretz: 'Ramming Car Fled the Scene'

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

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

HuffPo Argument for Moral Indefensibility of Israel's "Occupation" is Indefensible

Alon Ben-Meir, Senior Fellow and professor of international relations and Middle East studies at NYU’s Center for Global Affairs, published a Huffington Post opinion piece finding Israel’s presence in the West Bank to be a transgression of the principles...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 11, 2015 01:14 PM

Where's the Coverage? Iran Threatens U.S. Troops

Members of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Iranian proxies have threatened to attack United States troops if the U.S. arms Kurdish Peshmerga forces fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria—although you may not have seen it reported in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 11, 2015 09:48 AM

Reuters Vilifies Israel for Acting in Self-Defense

The Reuters article “Israel applies lethal response to wave of Palestinian attacks,” puts the onus on Israel for not peacefully subduing violent attackers stabbing, shooting, and running down Israelis in the streets, drawing a comparison to last week’s attack...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 11, 2015 09:27 AM

Where's the Coverage? Palestinian Official Shoots Israeli Soldier

PA Security Forces A Palestinian Authority (PA) intelligence officer attacked and wounded an Israeli civilian and Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldier on December 3, 2015—although you may not have seen it reported that way in major U.S. print news...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 9, 2015 11:26 AM

Injured Soldier's Mother Slams New York Times Coverage

Debbie Laznik, the mother of brand new lone soldier Jake, who was injured in a Palestinian ramming attack on November 27, slams The New York Times' grossly distorted headline about the incident. CAMERA posted about the outrageously skewed headline (pictured...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 9, 2015 03:04 AM

Israel Seizes Palestinian Incitement Dolls

Israel seized a shipment of 4,000 masked, rock-throwing dolls, like the one above, headed to the Palestinian Authority. The dolls were smuggled in a purported shipment of clothing and rugs from the United Arab Emirates. Customs officials seized this...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 8, 2015 02:34 PM

Washington Times Notes Record Terror Levels

Islamic terror in the United States is at a height not seen since the Sept. 11, 2001 al-Qaeda terror attacks that murdered 2,977, according to a report by George Washington University’s Program on Extremism, highlighted by The Washington Times...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 7, 2015 11:41 AM

Academic Boycotts of Israel Not Just Stupid and Immoral, Also Illegal

On December 2, The Wall Street Journal published an Op-Ed by law school professors Eugene Kontorovich and Steven Davidoff Solomon, “Those Israel Boycotts Are Illegal.” In it, the professors take on the increasingly frequent boycott resolutions under consideration at...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 3, 2015 12:28 PM

Updated, Dec. 3: Reuters Corrects Role Reversing Headline

Throughout the wave of Palestinian terrorism that began two months ago, the mainstream media has frequently turned truth on its head by reversing the roles of perpetrator and victim, of assailant and defender. Reuters joins the crowd with a recent...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 3, 2015 11:19 AM

'Moderate' Palestinian Leaders Encourage Shedding Tears for Terrorists

Jibril Rajoub A Palestinian Authority (PA) official has claimed that Palestinian Arab women cry with “joy” upon receiving news of their children’s deaths as terrorists. Haifa Al-Agha, who serves as the PA’s Minister of Women’s Affairs, praised Palestinian women...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 2, 2015 03:53 PM

Analyst: Palestinian Leadership Behind 'Spontaneous' Attacks

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas The Palestinian Authority (PA) and Hamas are responsible for supporting and directing current attacks against Israelis, civilian and soldier alike, according to a recent article by Middle East analyst Jonathan Halevi (Nov. 29, 2015,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 1, 2015 02:37 PM

Is the Media Hesitant to Expose the Extent of Iran's Presence in Syria?

The Western media has devoted extensive coverage to several facets of the war in Syria, in particular, the refugee problem and the growing military involvement of Russia. But media focus lags on the extent of Iranian involvement. Iran has...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 1, 2015 12:35 PM

Iran Increases Cyberattacks Against the United States; Where's the Coverage?

The Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Iran is again increasing cyberattacks against the United States, although many major news media outlets have not covered the aggression. The New York Times reported (“Iranian Hackers Attack State Dept. via...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 30, 2015 01:51 PM

Another Palestinian Attack, Another NY Times Whitewash

Dec. 1 Update Appended to Bottom of Post: Editors Improve Headline For the second time in one week, a New York Times headline casts Palestinian attackers as victims. On Friday, two Palestinians who rammed vehicles into groups of Israeli soldiers...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 29, 2015 04:59 AM

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

Leaders Encourage Palestinian Children to Murder Jews, Use Sing-Alongs

Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi A high-ranking Palestinian official, Tawfiq Tirawi, praised his 2-year-old son on official PA TV on Oct. 27, 2015 for the toddler’s expressed desire to murder Jews. According to Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), an...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 24, 2015 01:49 PM

What NBC Copy Editors Should Have Sent Back

In light of NBC's unnecessarily vague article today about a violent attack (by someone, targeting someone), it seems NBC could use some copy-editing help. The lede said nothing about who attacked whom; the ethnicity of one victim was noted while...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 23, 2015 01:10 PM

CAMERA Corrects on 'Understanding Palestinians'

The following unpublished letter to the editor was sent to correct a misleading letter in the Richmond Times Dispatch: "Where Edward Yadlowsky’s letter “No peace until we understand Palestinians” does not invoke falsehoods, it misleads by omission and uses a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 23, 2015 10:29 AM

NY Times Headline Bias Again on Display

Eylon A. Levy flagged this egregiously skewed New York Times headline yesterday, tweeting: Here's a news flash for those who rely on Timesheadlines to keep current: Palestinians carried out three separate terror attacks against Israelis yesterday, stabbings and a car...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 23, 2015 03:56 AM

Reuters: Palestinians 'Died on the Scene' of Attacks

In recent weeks, Reuters has demonstrated great ingenuity in downplaying Palestinian violence, including stabbing, shooting and ramming attacks against Israelis. First, there was the "knife man" killed by Israelis, then there were Palestinians "confronting" Israelis, followed later by Palestinians...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 22, 2015 04:11 AM

Who Killed Five Yesterday? CNN Won't Say "Palestinian attacker."

In two articles about terror attacks that killed an American teen and several others yesterday, CNN assiduously avoided telling readers the identity of the attacker. This seems to be a selective problem at CNN. The network had no trouble...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 20, 2015 04:17 PM

'Huge Differences' Go Unmentioned in Reporting on Syrian Refugees

> Recent coverage by major news media outlets comparing Syrian refugees seeking entry into the United States to Jewish refugees attempting to flee Nazi Germany has failed to highlight key differences between the two situations. Washington Post “World View”...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 20, 2015 01:35 PM

Palestinian Leader Admits He Rejected Statehood, Peace in 2008

Palestinian Authority (PA) President and Fatah movement head Mahmoud Abbas finally admitted in an interview with Israel’s Channel 10 on Nov. 17, 2015 that he had rejected an Israeli offer of Palestinian statehood and peace in 2008. As the Times...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 19, 2015 02:22 PM

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

Where's the Coverage? Official PA Media Blames Israel for Paris Terror

An Op-Ed published in the official Palestinian Authority (PA) daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 15, 2015, blames the Israeli intelligence service Mossad for the terrorist attacks in Paris that killed at least 129 people and injured hundreds more as well...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 16, 2015 09:50 AM

Wall Street Journal Terror Timeline Erases Attacks in Israel

The Wall Street Journal's "Timeline: Terror Attacks Linked to Islamists Since 9/11" lists Islamist terror across the Middle East and around the world, from Tunisia and Egypt, to Pakistan, Indonesia, Kenya, Paris, Mumbai, London, Russia, Brussels, Madrid, Indonesia, and...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 15, 2015 03:56 AM

Washington Post Fails to Examine Anti-FBI Protests

Recent Washington Post coverage about Muslim American objections to FBI anti-extremism programs failed to highlight the background of some groups involved. Two of the organizations mentioned, the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) and the Brennan Center for Justice at...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 11, 2015 01:50 PM

Ignoring Precedent, NPR Station Refuses to Correct Max Blumenthal Errors

In September, an NPR member station in Chicago invited Max Blumenthal to pontificate about Israel. And as has come to be expected from the anti-Israel extremist, he bombarded the credulous audience with a torrent of falsehoods. NPR listeners, of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 11, 2015 11:32 AM

Phila. Inquirer Headlines Go Easy on Attackers

The following letter to the editor was sent to The Philadelphia inquirer, but went unpublished: "Dear Editor: Recent Inquirer headlines “U.S. Educator Dies in Israel” (October 28) and “Israelis Kill 3 Palestinians” (October 27) have the potential to mislead readers...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 11, 2015 11:28 AM

Palestinian T.V. Favorite Accuses Israel of 'Harvesting' Terrorists' Organs

Jon Stewart gave Riyad Mansour a platform on Comedy Central Riyad Mansour is a Palestinian Authority (PA) diplomat who has served as the Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations since 2005. A regular news media source, he...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 11, 2015 10:31 AM

New York Times: 'Violent Loop' Responsible for Palestinian Attacks

"Strengthen the coverage of Palestinians. They are more than just victims," advised New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan in her critical column about the paper's coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict almost exactly one year ago today ("The Conflict and...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 11, 2015 04:25 AM

Haaretz Headline on Palestinian Attack: 'Palestinian shot dead'

"Palestinian woman shot dead," is the page 2 headline in Haaretz's English edition today, the latest in a series of news headlines obscuring Palestinian terror attacks. Who is this Palestinian woman, depicted in the headline as a victim, as opposed...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 10, 2015 06:20 AM

AP Captions: 'Incidents' in Hebron

Multiple Associated Press photo captions yesterday obscured Palestinian attacks in Hebron Friday by vaguely referring to "three incidents" or "three assaults" without any indication as to who perpetrated what against whom. For example, there were the two captions below: The...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 8, 2015 06:46 AM

Huffington Post Blog Slanders Israel as “Apartheid”

As violent attacks are perpetrated upon Israelis daily, the Huffington Post thought the timing was right for yet another “apartheid” slam on Israel, posting blogger Zack Sabella's piece, “The US Must Accept that Israeli Leadership Wants Apartheid Not Peace.” Sabella...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 5, 2015 09:51 AM

USA Today Refuses to Correct, Maintains Jaffa a Separate City from Tel Aviv

The following letter was sent via email to the standards, world and military and the deputy world editors at USA Today on Nov. 3, 2015: “Dear Editor: This is to request a correction to ‘Preschool in Israel tries to teach...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 4, 2015 04:10 PM

Where's the Coverage? Palestinian Leader: All of Israel is 'Occupation'

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas appeared to reject the legitimacy of Israel in any borders in an Oct. 28, 2015 speech to the U.N. Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva. Abbas, frequently described by some press and policymakers as...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 3, 2015 11:47 AM

Palestinian Cleric: Restore the Caliphate and Murder Jews

A Palestinian preacher, Ali Abu Ahmad, used Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque on Oct. 24, 2015 to call for the restoration of the Sunni Muslim caliphate and the destruction of “the Jews, the Americans, and the Russians.” Ahmad’s comments were noted in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 3, 2015 11:35 AM

Jodi Rudoren's Guide to Advocacy “Journalism”

The guide below, complete with case studies, could have easily been written by New York Times Jerusalem bureau chief Jodi Rudoren. See "Updated: New York Times: Journalism of Few Facts" for further details. Guide to Advocacy Journalism Goal: To...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 28, 2015 02:52 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

Jodi Rudoren Turns Palestinian Attacker Into "Boy Scout"

Nov. 11 update: CAMERA has prompted a New York Times correction. See details here.There are many things wrong with this New York Times passage: Jodi Rudoren outrageously decided not to inform readers that, in fact, there is video footage, captured...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 28, 2015 11:22 AM

USA Today Turns Jerusalem 'Neighborhood' into 'Jewish Settlement'

USA Today’s “1 Single Street, 2 Worlds Apart” makes several errors that could potentially misinform readers. Reporter Michele Chabin describes two east Jerusalem neighborhoods. One, Jabel Mukaber, is Arab. The other, Armon Hanatziv, is Jewish. As the headline notes, the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 27, 2015 10:22 AM

Reuters Graphic: Palestinians, Israelis Die in "Street Violence"

Following last week's photo caption which whitewashed Palestinian attacks against Israelis as "Palestinians confronting Israelis," Reuters' graphics department has come up with new terminology for Palestinian stabbings, shootings and ramming attacks against Israeli civilians and security forces: "street violence." The...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 27, 2015 08:10 AM

CAMERA Fills In Richmond Times Dispatch Omissions

The following letter to the editor appeared in the Richmond Times Dispatch on Oct. 26, 2015: "Dr. Yehuda Lukacs omits key details in his Op-Ed 'America’s bipartisan moment in the Middle East' (October 20). Stating that Judaism’s holiest site, the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 26, 2015 02:44 PM

Update: One Algemeiner Article Restored on Facebook

Snapshots has been monitoring an Algemeiner article that had been deleted from Facebook. The Bernard-Henri Levi article that was previously blocked from being posted by Facebook (and deleted from users' personal pages) has been restored to The Algemeiner's Facebook...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 26, 2015 01:31 PM

Another Algemeiner Article Blocked from Facebook

Just over an hour ago, Snapshots reported about an article by Bernard-Henry Lévy that cannot be posted on Facebook pages from The Algemeiner's website. It appears that this is not the only article published by The Algemeiner that cannot be...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 26, 2015 12:44 PM

Facebook Allows Hamas News Agency to Operate Freely, But What about The Algemeiner?

In an odd inversion, Facebook, the huge social media network is allowing Shehab News Agency operated by Hamas, an antisemtic terrorist organization, to operate freely on its platform. At the same time, it appears to be blocking an article...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 26, 2015 11:36 AM

CNN Headline Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is defined as “a state characterized by the coexistence of contradictory or incompatible elements.” This certainly applies to CNN headlines for articles about two separate but similar events. An armed man attacks school children and is killed by security...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 23, 2015 11:39 AM

ISIS Echoes Palestinian Calls for Attacking Israelis

Terror group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (referred to variously as ISIS, ISIL or IS) joins several Palestinian Arab terror groups, including Hamas and factions of the Fatah movement, in calling for attacks against Israelis. A report compiled...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 22, 2015 10:21 AM

Reuters Captions: "Palestinians Confronting Israelis"

Reuters photo captions yesterday referred to Palestinian stabbing, shooting and ramming attacks against Israelis as "Palestinians confronting Israelis." The caption states: A Palestinian woman supporting the Islamic Jihad movement holds a copy of the Koran as she takes part in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 21, 2015 07:33 AM

Update: UNESCO to Consider Designating Kotel as Part of Al-Aqsa

The Executive Council of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is expected to take up a draft resolution prepared by the Palestinian Authority that would designate the Western Wall, or Kotel HaMa’aravi, as part of al-Aqsa...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 21, 2015 07:02 AM

Los Angeles Times Cover Up: Palestinian Police Beat Israelis at Joseph's Tomb

The Los Angeles Times today covers up the fact that Palestinian police beat Jews who illegally visited Joseph's Tomb. The article today, with the somewhat vague headline "Man opens fire in crowded bus station in Israel, 1 killed; 9 injured,"...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 19, 2015 07:40 AM

Who Gets the Facts Wrong? NBC or Netanyahu?

Oct. 20 Update: NBC Corrects: Netanyahu Didn't Spread False Information on Pisgat Zeev Victim In a highly skewed article last week "about the swirl of conflicting information" concerning the Oct. 12 stabbing in which two Palestinian teens, cousins Ahmed and...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 19, 2015 05:56 AM

In USA Today Headline, Palestinian Stabbers Are the Victims

Following four Palestinian stabbing attacks against Israelis yesterday, a USA Today headline is the latest in a series of media outlets which have falsely depicted Palestinian attackers as victims. The completely misleading headline reads: "Israelis kill 4 Palestinians as violence...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 18, 2015 04:02 AM

Clownish Headline from CNN

Remember when CNN hired James Earl Jones as the voice for its identifier that it played during commercial breaks? “This is CNN," he said in that deep, sonorous voice of his. Jones sounded so commanding, so authoritative, so reliable,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 16, 2015 10:50 AM

'Israel' Collateral Damage in Report of U.S. Restraint

The following unpublished letter was sent to The Wall Street Journal on Oct. 7, 2015: "Dear Editor: "The U.S. military does go to great lengths to minimize civilian casualties, an accomplishment made more impressive given the frequent use of civilians...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 15, 2015 03:24 PM

'Moderate' Palestinian Authority Honors Murderers with Trees and Law Degrees

The Fatah movement, led by Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas, has honored Muhannad Shafeq Halabi by bringing soil from near the al-Aqsa mosque on Temple Mount to his grave. On Oct. 8, 2015 Halabi murdered two Israelis, Rabbi Nehemiah...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 15, 2015 11:08 AM

VOA: Palestinian Wounded by Gas Cylinder (That She Exploded)

The scene of the A-Zaim checkpoint where a Palestinian terrorist exploded a gas canister, injuring a police officer (Photo: Courtesy of Israel Police) A Voice of America article Sunday casts the Palestinian woman who blew up a gas canister...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 13, 2015 06:54 AM

Al Jazeera Kills Off Wounded Afula Attacker

Al Jazeera English falsely reported yesterday ("Bringing into question Israel's extra-judicial killings"): [Mahmoud] Abu Rahma [of the Al Mezan Center for Human Rights in Gaza] referred to another case, saying that Israa Abed, 30, from Afula in Israel, was shot...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 13, 2015 05:28 AM

NY Times Source Slams Article on Temple Mount

Prof. Jodi Magness: "I know of no credible scholars who question the existence of the two temples or who deny that they stood somewhere on the Temple Mount" Professor Jodi Magness, one of the scholars quoted -- actually misrepresented...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 13, 2015 03:35 AM

NPR Guest Draws Attention to Israel’s Water Solutions

(This post was updated on Dec. 8, 2015) On Oct. 7, 2015 Seth Siegel, the author of a new book examining Israeli responses to chronic water shortages, Let There Be Water: Israel’s Solution For A Water-Starved World, was a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 12, 2015 01:29 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

AFP Headline Fumbles, Drops Palestinian Bombing

An Agence France Presse headline yesterday attributes a bombing attack, carried out yesterday morning by Palestinian Asra Jabas at a checkpoint near Jerusalem, to Israel: The casual reader who glances only at headlines and does not read the accompanying story...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 12, 2015 04:20 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

Lazy Sensationalist Journalism Exposed

On September 22, 2015 Salon.com, an internet news-current events magazine, emblazoned on its front page the following The problem was this incident had already been exposed as a staged "Pallywood" production three weeks earlier. The actors, children from the Tamimi...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 8, 2015 03:11 PM

"Moderate" Palestinian Authority Pays Convicted and Imprisoned Hamas Terrorists

Under the leadership of President Mahmoud Abbas the Palestinian Authority gives money to convicted murderers. Documents obtained by Israel Radio on Oct. 6, 2015 show that the Palestinian Authority (PA) has been paying imprisoned terrorists, including those belonging to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 8, 2015 02:42 PM

Erroneous LA Times Downplays Har Nof Atrocity

Oct. 9 Update: LA Times Corrects Caption Which Downplayed Har Nof Atrocity An erroneous Los Angeles Times photo caption Tuesday (Oct. 6) minimizes a 2014 Palestinian attack in a Jerusalem synagogue in which the assailants killed five Israelis, four of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 8, 2015 04:03 AM

Misinformation and Selective Outrage from a Land Called Holy

In 2012, Lutheran Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber visited the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem and misinformed her followers on Facebook, telling them that a wall completely surrounds the city. Phrases like “O Little Town of Bethlehem” and “the Holy...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 5, 2015 11:52 AM

Where's the Coverage? Repressive Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Head Key UN Human Rights Panel

Last month, UN Watch reported that Saudi Arabia will chair an important panel of the United Nations Human Rights Council. First of all, yes, Saudi Arabia --one of the world's worst human rights violators-- is ON the UN Human...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 1, 2015 03:07 PM

Life-Threatening Stone-Throwing Dangerously Played Down

In coverage of new policies in response an upsurge in Palestinian violence, Reuters quoted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, “The Security Cabinet unanimously adopted a series of measures within the framework of our fight against stone throwers, petrol bombs and...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 1, 2015 12:00 PM

Analyst: Palestinian Leadership Faces “Dangerous” Generational Crisis

Palestinian Authority (PA) leadership faces a “dangerous generational crisis” according to Grant Rumley, a specialist on Palestinian and Jordanian politics at the Washington D.C.-based think tank, Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Writing in Business Insider, Rumley argues there is growing...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 30, 2015 09:55 AM

"European Advocate for Palestinian Rights" Misleads New York Times

The New York Times hasn't needed much help lately skewing its reporting against Israel. Recall its recent coverage of the Israeli driver killed after his vehicle was stoned by Palestinian attackers. The Times said that the attackers, whose national...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 29, 2015 03:49 PM

A Tale of Two Church Fires

A fire at St. Charbel Monastery in Bethlehem.(Gabriel Naddaf) The story is a familiar one. A church is set on fire and suffers extensive damage. Officials say they are investigating. The fire is an outrage, but for some reason...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 29, 2015 02:42 PM

Poll: Majority of Palestinians Support Another Intifada

Fifty-seven percent of Palestinian Arabs in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip support another intifada (a violent uprising) according to a poll conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey. Palestinian leadership planned the second, most recent intifada...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 25, 2015 08:51 AM

English Haaretz Gets it Right on Sharon's Temple Mount Visit

In a refreshing change from an old and well-established pattern in which articles in Haaretz's English edition contain inaccurate information that doesn't appear in the Hebrew version of the very same article, today's English Op-Ed by Odeh Bisharat correctly...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 21, 2015 04:00 AM

Which One of These Captions Is Not Like the Others?

Sept. 21 Update: AFP Corrects Caption: Bombed Gaza Site Was Hamas Base Which one of these captions about destruction in the Gaza Strip yesterday resulting from an Israeli airstrike (which came after Palestinian rocket attacks on Ashkelon and Sderot) is...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 20, 2015 06:14 AM

After International Media Corrections, Amira Hass Promotes Al Aqsa Falsehood

Days after Newsweek and The New York Times have both corrected the false claim that Israeli police last week entered the Al-Aqsa mosque, Haaretz's Amira Hass today misleads readers on the very same point. In an analysis of Mahmoud Abbas'...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 20, 2015 02:43 AM

Tweeting During GOP Debate, Ann Coulter Releases an Outpouring of Anti-Semitism

Conservative political pundit Ann Coulter tweeted shocking anti-Semitic comments during Wednesday night’s GOP presidential debate. “How many f—ing Jews do these people think there are in the United States?” Coulter wrote, before calling out candidates who dared to mention Israel...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 18, 2015 11:34 AM

On Hamas TV, Child Wants to Become an Engineer to “Blow Up Jews”

As the school year begins in the United States and elsewhere, the “what do you want to be when you grow up?” conversation probably is occurring in thousands of classrooms, with parents and teachers encouraging children to dream of future...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 17, 2015 10:22 AM

Newsweek's False Headline: Israeli Forces Storm Al-Aqsa

Update, 3:14 PM EST: Newsweek Corrects: Israeli Police Did Not Enter Mosque In line with a long tradition of false media claims about Israeli leaders and troops entering the Al-Aqsa mosque, Newsweek published the following headline this week: The accompanying...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 16, 2015 04:24 AM

The New York Times Whitewashes its Complicity in Whitewashing Hitler

Over at our main website today, we posted an article highlighting an almost unbelievable puff piece about Adolf Hitler published in The New York Times Magazine in 1939. That Magazine piece is perhaps the most prominent of a number...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 9, 2015 04:14 PM

CAMERA Exposes Holes in Baltimore Sun commentary

The following letter to the editor was published in print by The Baltimore Sun on Sept. 7, 2015: "Sean Durns 9/2/15 The Baltimore Sun Letter to the editor: Rabbi Floyd Herman’s commentary “The Iran nuclear agreement will make America and...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 8, 2015 02:54 PM

Iranian Agent Hides in Washington Post as U.S. Prof

The following letter to the editor was sent to The Washington Post, but went unpublished: "Aug. 31, 2015 Letter to the Editor The Washington Post Washington, D.C. Dear Editor: The Washington Post identifies Op-Ed writer Seyed Hossein Mousavian (“The new...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 8, 2015 02:16 PM

Gaza Time Warp

Sept. 2 Update Appended: Time Corrects The Sept. 1 Time Magazinearticle "Gaza Could Become 'Uninhabitable' by 2020, U.N. Report Warns," is chronologically challenged, claiming that extensive destruction in Gaza during this summer's war, when Hamas launched thousands of rockets...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 6, 2015 04:02 AM

PBS Ombudsman on Ifill Tweet: Self-Inflicted Wound

Michael Getler, the ombudsman for PBS, published a piece titled More Self-Inflicted Wounds in which he criticizes PBS Newshour anchor and Washington Week moderator Gwen Ifill for her mocking tweet "Take that, Bibi." Ifill's tweet was in response to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 3, 2015 01:56 PM

Media Misses Iran Deal Proponents Influence

Ploughshares Fund is a grantmaking organization that bills itself as supporting “experts and advocates who implement smart strategies to secure a more peaceful world… free of nuclear weapons.” The organization’s president, Joe Cirincione, and other staff members are frequently quoted...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 3, 2015 11:28 AM

Take That Bibi. Tweets PBS Anchor Gwen Ifill

Gloating over the news today that there is enough support for the Iran nuclear agreement to avert any Senate override of an Obama veto, Gwenn Ifill, PBS Newshour anchorwoman and moderator of Washington Week, tweeted: Take that, Bibi Bibi,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 2, 2015 01:42 PM

Jerusalem Tel Aviv Post Won't Correct Op-Ed Misidentifying Israel's Capital

The Jerusalem Post, the former flagship English language Israeli newspaper, located in Jerusalem since before Israel's founding, has refused to correct an Op-Ed which misidentifies Tel Aviv as Israel's capital. The Post's decision not to correct the reference to Tel...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 1, 2015 06:14 AM

Leading Israeli News Outlet Covers UK Media Watch Feature on Nabi Saleh Row

Cross posted at CAMERA's UK Media Watch On Sunday, we posted about the latest "Pallywood" production from the Palestinian town of Nabi Saleh “where photographers gather every Friday to document repetitious scenes of…activists clashing with Israeli soldiers” and where protesters...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 1, 2015 03:26 AM

CAMERA Rebuts Zogby Op-Ed in The Hill

(The CAMERA Op-Ed below was posted on The Hill newspaper's Congress Blog on Aug. 27, 2015 in response to an omission-laden commentary by Arab-American Institute head James Zogby. Zogby alleged a pattern of discrimination by Israeli immigration authorities against Arab...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 27, 2015 03:20 PM

Like a Bourbon: Palestinian Leader Questions Holocaust

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas questioned the Holocaust while nevertheless comparing Israelis to the Nazi regime that murdered millions of Jews in an Aug. 23, 2015 speech. In remarks broadcast on official PA television, Abbas told a group of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 27, 2015 02:21 PM

Daily Beast Refuses to Correct Its Incorrect Headline

In our article about a State Department official and The Washington Post fabricating Israeli praise for the nuclear deal with Iran, we briefly mentioned an inaccurate Daily Beast headline. We wanted to update you on where things stand with...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 26, 2015 04:17 PM

New York Times Publishes Notoriously Dishonest Palestinian Propagandist

The New York Times’ opinion page has become a forum for those who like to vent their bile against Israel. Some are pro-Palestinian activists who welcome an international platform from which to air their grievances against the Jewish state,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 25, 2015 06:03 PM

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

Is This Tree Really Being Destroyed? Or Replanted?

Jeremy Moodey, the CEO of the British Charity Embrace the Middle East, is very quick to condemn Israel. His antipathy toward Israel is documented in part here. Predictably, Moodey’s Twitter feed is filled with a number of links to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 20, 2015 05:08 PM

Palestinian Document Retreats from Peace Process Vows; Where’s the Coverage?

Now that negotiations between the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, China, and Germany with Iran over its presumed nuclear weapons program have been completed, some commentators and politicians have anticipated renewed U.S. involvement in Palestinian-Israel diplomacy. But a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 19, 2015 12:30 PM

After barring Matisyahu, Sunsplash Apology Cites BDS "Coercion," "Threats."

Make what you will of the apology by Rototom Sunsplash, organizers of the Spanish reggae festival that directed anti-Semitic demands at Jewish singer Matisyahu before ultimately barring him from performing. Whether or not the apology is sincere or sufficient,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 19, 2015 09:56 AM

Rabbis Urge Support for Iran Nuclear Treaty, Meanwhile Iran Threatens Inspectors

Two items reported in the news today provide evidence of the vast chasm separating those who champion the nuclear deal with Iran and those who see the deal as clearing the path for Iran's ascendance to the status of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 18, 2015 12:20 PM

USA Today Overplays Anti-Palestinian Attacks, Underplays Anti-Israeli Violence

USA Today correspondent Shira Rubin falsely equated anti-Israeli violence with anti-Palestinian violence in her article “Israel cracks down on Jewish extremists in West Bank.” (Aug. 6, 2015). Immediately, on Aug. 6 CAMERA requested a correction that would more accurately reflect...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 17, 2015 02:56 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

Former Joint Chiefs Chair Cites Iran Deal’s "Deadly Consequences"

In an Op-Ed in the Miami Herald, Gen. Hugh Shelton, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, expresses his opposition to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the proposed “Iran deal” negotiated between the U.S., Great Britain,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 14, 2015 04:11 PM

Former NPR Reporter Asserts False Israeli-Palestinian Equivalence

Author Kai Bird’s review in The Washington Post of former National Public Radio (NPR) correspondent Sandy Tolan’s book The Lemon Tree (“The Middle East: A Land of Two Peoples,” June 25, 2006) failed to note the false Israeli-Palestinian equivalence that...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 13, 2015 01:27 PM

Congress Asked for Better Deals Hundreds of Times in the Past

In an Op-Ed in The Wall Street Journal, a law professor and former lead State Department attorney for nuclear affairs outlines the many precedents for congressional revisions to international agreements. Orde Kittrie writes: Congress has flatly rejected international agreements...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 13, 2015 11:32 AM

Iranians: U.S. Initiated and Began Nuclear Talks with Holocaust denier Ahmadinejad, not Rouhani

News media often report that U.S.-led negotiations with the Islamic Republic of Iran over its purported nuclear program were initiated by Tehran following increased international economic sanctions. Both journalists and President Obama himself—who announced on July 14, 2015 that talks...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 12, 2015 03:40 PM

What Intell Tells about Iran, Contrary to Baltimore Sun Commentary

The Baltimore Sun published an evasive opinion piece by a conspiracy theorist in favor of the nuclear weapons deal reached by negotiators for the United States, Russia, China, the United Kingdom, France and Germany with Iran. It did not publish...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 11, 2015 11:26 AM

WSJ Book Review Takes on "Holocaust Syndrome"

Author and former AP reporter and editor Matti Friedman has previously, like CAMERA, drawn attention to the inaccuracies in media coverage of Israel. Now, in a sharp and funny book review in The Wall Street Journal, Friedman turns his...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 10, 2015 12:17 PM

USA Today Good on Israeli PTSD, Until the Last Line

USA Today’s “For Israeli kids, a trigger for trauma” (June 4, 2015), noted the emotional toll on children living under constant threat of terrorist rocket attacks. And not just children; reporter Michele Chabin showed the effect even civil defense drills...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 6, 2015 05:23 PM

Antisemitic Regimes Should be Taken at Their Word, says Historian of Holocaust and Islamic Radicalism

University of Maryland Prof. Jeffrey Herf is the author of acclaimed works on the Holocaust, modern European history and antisemitism. These include Reactionary Modernism, The Jewish Enemy, and Nazi Propaganda for the Arab World among others. His July 2 essay...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 6, 2015 03:29 PM

Kerry in The Atlantic: Israeli Opposition to Iran Deal "Emotional"

Secretary of State John Kerry gave a lengthy interview to The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg in which he tries to make the case for Congress to support the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, commonly known as the Iran Deal. Perhaps...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 5, 2015 09:34 AM

Where's the Coverage: Jewish Athletes Threatened in Berlin

The European Maccabi Games—a Jewish sporting event held every four years and also open to non-Jews—took place this July in Berlin, Germany. Jewish athletes were faced with threats and intimidation that went widely unreported in most major media outlets. According...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 4, 2015 04:59 PM

Americans Oppose Iran Deal 2 to 1

USA Today has reported on a new Quinnipiac University poll: American voters oppose the Iran nuclear agreement by a two-to-one margin, with 57% in opposition and just 28% in support, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll released today. A...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 4, 2015 10:02 AM

In AFP Captions, Only Palestinians Are Peace Activists

On Sunday, an Israeli peace group organized an event drawing together Israelis and Palestinians who stood together against violence and for peace. Why did Agence France-Presse call only the Palestinians "peace activists" while referring to the Israeli participants as "Jewish...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 4, 2015 06:29 AM

Iran Deal Enforcement Hoax Revealed in, Yes, NY Times

Even the New York Times sometimes gets it right. In this case, not with its reporting but by bucking the editorial pages’ usual practice and running an Op-Ed that doesn’t wholeheartedly embrace Obama administration arguments. In “The Iran Deal’s Dangerous...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 3, 2015 03:14 PM

Haaretz Headline vs. Haaretz Article

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

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

AP Coverage of Anti-Iran Deal Rally Accurate… Sort Of

Wednesday evening, July 22, 2015, roughly 12,000 people gathered in Times Square in New York City to demonstrate against the proposed nuclear deal struck between the Obama administration, European powers, Russia, China and Iran. Congress is in a 60-day review...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 23, 2015 09:15 PM

Who Knew? Israeli Security Fence Part of Region-Wide Trend

The map of security fences shown above is a slightly modified version of what appeared in an article published by Bloomberg News. Israel has been vilified for building a security barrier (mostly fence, with walls in urban areas) to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 23, 2015 12:03 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

Where's the Coverage? Under Nuke Deal, US and West to Protect Iran from Israel

There has certainly been media coverage of the nuclear deal struck by the United States, Great Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China (P5+1) with Iran. The Obama administration has been saturating the airwaves and news pages with proponents of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 22, 2015 12:36 PM

Al Arabiya Interview With Secretary of State Kerry on Iran Deal

Al Arabiya published an interview with United States Secretary of State John Kerry. Secretary of State Kerry defended the agreement in the face of Iran's continued aggressive activities in the region by stating: Well, let me ask you a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 21, 2015 11:15 AM

Buying Martyrs for Iran's Expanding Proxy War

The most immediate benefit for Iran resulting from the deal over its nuclear program is access to over $100 billion dollars. Critics of the deal argue that flushed with money, Iran will escalate its funding and involvement in on-going...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 16, 2015 11:38 AM

Where's the Coverage? The 90s Called, They Want Their Nuke Deal Back

On October 18, 1994, at 5:09 PM in the White House Briefing Room, President Bill Clinton announced an agreement with North Korea which he said “agreed to freeze its existing nuclear program and to accept international inspection of all...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 15, 2015 09:31 PM

Did Iran Illegally Purchase Nuclear Weapons Technology During Talks?

Iran’s drive to build what the West believes is a nuclear weapons program is hardly news, but apparently Iranian violations before a nuclear agreement was even signed should have been. Tehran has a history of being less-than-forthcoming about its purported...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 14, 2015 04:45 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

More Anti-Israel Propaganda From Amnesty International

As CAMERA has frequently noted, the "human rights" organization Amnesty International [AI] has for years tried to undermine Israel's international standing. After every major Israeli military operation to quell Palestinian rocket attacks, AI publishes lengthy reports condemning Israeli actions...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 10, 2015 01:20 PM

Los Angeles Times Halves Israel's Arab Population

In a film review last week, The Los Angeles Times ("Life in Israel from an Arab's view") understates the percentage of Israel's Arab population by half. The review states: "'A Borrowed Identity' deals with the situation of the roughly...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 9, 2015 04:41 AM

Where's the Coverage? Three Palestinian Prisoners Die in Palestinian Jails

Last week, three Palestinian men were found dead in their jail cells. Shocked that you haven’t read about this on the front page of The New York Times? Don’t be. They didn’t die in Israeli custody. Two of the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 8, 2015 03:31 PM

The Betrayal of the Legacy of a Tireless Campaigner Against Anti-Jewish Prejudice

A scholarly institution with a mission to promote harmonious relations between Jews and non Jews has a supporter of BDS on its board. Ordained as a minister of the Church of England in 1926, the Reverend Dr James Parkes (1896-1981)...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 7, 2015 02:04 PM

Who Knows How to Correct? Al Jazeera or The Jerusalem Post?

This year, two prominent Middle Eastern media outlets -- Al Jazeera and The Jerusalem Post -- each published a completely bogus story about Israel. In February, one of them published an article which falsely claimed that Israel flooded the Gaza...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 5, 2015 03:23 AM

A Word About Mitri Raheb’s Sermon at the UCC’s General Synod

Mitri Raheb, a Lutheran Pastor from Bethlehem, spoke at the General Synod of the United Church of Christ in late June. (Youtube screenshot.) The General Synod of the United Church of Christ held its 30th General Synod in Cleveland,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 2, 2015 12:30 PM

Son of Fatwa? What Fatwa?

The Washington Post has made recurrent references to a fatwa--an Islamic religious decree--in which Iran's "Supreme Leader," Ayatollah Ali Khamenei purportedly ordained that the faith bars Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. U.S.-led negotiations with Iran over the latter's suspected illegal...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 30, 2015 02:45 PM

AFP Attempts to Justify Terror Attack That Killed Malachi Moshe Rosenfeld

Malachi Rosenfeld, killed in Palestinian terror attack.On Monday night, a Palestinian terrorist attack targeted four young Israeli men in a car fired on while travelling from a basketball game in the Binyamin region of the West Bank. Three men...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 30, 2015 12:46 PM

Where's the Coverage? U.S. Position on Jerusalem More Hard-Line than PLO

On June 8, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Zivotofsky v. Kerry, the case of a boy, an American citizen born in Jerusalem in 2002, whose parents wanted to list “Jerusalem, Israel” as the birthplace on his passport, as was...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 30, 2015 09:59 AM

Nuclear Free Middle East, or, The Secret Life of Walter Pincus

Washington Post columnist Walter Pincus has opined again on Israel, Iran, and nuclear weapons. And again, his compulsion to play “gotcha” against Israel cripples his analysis. Pincus’ “Nuclear-free Middle East is worth imagining” (June 16, 2015) flawed premise leads to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 26, 2015 04:12 PM

International High Level Military Group Commends Israel Defense Force's "Scrupulous Adherence to Laws"

The High Level International Military Group [HLIMG] published preliminary findings of its inquiry into the conduct of the Israeli Defense Forces during its summer 2014 military operation in Gaza. The report is available on the web site of UN...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 22, 2015 11:44 AM

Fuzzy Math at The NY Times: A Review

In response to the outpouring of interest in a recent New York Times correction about the number of Eritreans detained in Israel (it's 464, not 34,400), CAMERA decided to review the The New York Times' fuzzy numbers concerning Israel over...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 22, 2015 02:26 AM

UPDATED: The New York Times Should Respond to Michael Oren (Can We Use That Word?)

Note June 19, 2015: This post has been updated. See the update after the jump. Michael Oren, former Israeli Ambassador to the United States, has leveled a serious charge at Andrew Rosenthal, editorial page editor of the New York...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 18, 2015 04:43 PM

Palestinian 'Pragmatist' Asserts Extremist Goals

A high-ranking Fatah leader, Abbas Zaki, has claimed that the United States is responsible for the creation of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terror movement. ISIS, also known as ISIL, Islamic State (IS) or Daesh, has overrun large...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 17, 2015 12:16 PM

Where's the Coverage? Arabic, Islamic Studies Expert Exposes BDS Dishonesty

Denis MacEoin earned a B.A. and an M.A. in English Language and Literature from Trinity College, Dublin, followed by a second 4-year M.A. in Persian, Arabic, and Islamic Studies from Edinburgh and a PhD in Persian/Islamic Studies from Cambridge...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 17, 2015 12:02 PM

Even in Describing Ministries, NY Times Treats Israel Differently

The New York Times will occasionally refer to government ministries in various countries. Nothing strange there. It's an internationally focused newspaper, and it covers, among other things, foreign governments. But, as is so often the case, there is something...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 16, 2015 02:13 PM

AFP on 17 Slain 'Journalists,' 'No Terrorists Here'

June 17 Update: AFP Corrects Regarding 17 'Journalists' Killed in Gaza June 16 -- In an article today about a short video produced by the Israeli Foreign Ministry mocking journalists' coverage of the war last summer between Israel and Hamas,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 16, 2015 07:40 AM

UN Human Rights Council Member Saudi Arabia Carries Out 100th Beheading This Year

Indonesian maid executed The United Nations Human Rights Council has a well-documented obsession with Israel. With that in mind, it is interesting to note a news report on June 15, 2015 that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which currently...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 15, 2015 01:28 PM

Lieutenant General Michael Flynn's Sober Warning on Iran

Lieutenant General Michael Flynn (Retired- U.S. Army) testified on June 10, 2015 before the Joint Foreign Affairs and HASC subcommittees of the United States Congress on Iran. Flynn was the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency from April 2012...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 11, 2015 10:50 AM

NPR's Diane Rehm 'Likes' Facebook Neo-Nazi Claim

Now we know where National Public Radio’s The Diane Rehm Show, or the host herself, gets research from—a neo-Nazi website. In an interview with U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on June 10, 2015 the radio show host suddenly asserted that...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 10, 2015 06:33 PM

New York Times, Washington Post Ignore Local Israel Celebrations

Celebrations of Israel’s 67th anniversary occurred on May 31, 2015 in, among other places, New York City and Washington, D.C. Yet, readers of The New York Times or Washington Post could be forgiven if they had no clue—neither paper...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 9, 2015 02:51 PM

New York Times Article on Removing Israel From "Grim" List Omits Crucial Information

An article appearing in The New York Times discusses the decision by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon to leave Israel and Hamas off a list of army and guerrillas groups that kill and maim children. The article...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 9, 2015 01:31 PM

Haaretz Editorial & 'Errant' Rockets from Gaza

"Israel is busy maintaining the balance of terror with Hamas, which any errant rocket fired from the Gaza Strip could end. . . " begins the Haaretz editorial today ("Let the people of Gaza go"). The thing is, as reported...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 7, 2015 04:49 AM

Debunking Old Lies: Focus on Tantura

Ilan Pappé. The Israel bashers are again cycling through their tired repertoire of long-discredited lies, aided by notorious anti-israel activist/University of Exeter professor, Ilan ["The struggle is about ideology, NOT about facts"]Pappé. Yet again, the lie claiming that Israelis...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 5, 2015 07:01 AM

Haaretz Expunges Khader Adnan's Islamic Jihad Affiliation

Not for the first time, Haaretz whitewashes the violent past of a Palestinian prisoner. The following prominent, four column, above the fold, stand alone Agence France Presse color photograph appears on page 2 of the English print edition today: The...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 3, 2015 02:57 AM

Christ at the Checkpoint Activists Equate Israel with ISIS in Video

In a publicity video produced in March to publicize a July 2015 gathering of young adults under the rubric of the Christ at the Checkpoint movement, filmmakers have juxtaposed the victims of ISIS who have been set on fire and...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 2, 2015 04:30 PM

Washington Post Goes Lightly over National Iranian American Council

The Washington Post's, “From Exiles to Advocates; Importance of a pending nuclear deal spurs new dialogue in Iranian American community” (May 22, 2015) presented the National Iranian American Council in soft focus. Omissions meant readers didn't get the full story...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 29, 2015 11:54 AM

Is Hezbollah in Trouble?

An article, Hezbollah's Desperate Recruiting in the Bekaa, appearing earlier this month in an internet magazine, NOW, that bills itself as "the online source for news, features, analysis and much more, covering Lebanon, the Lebanese diaspora and the Middle...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 29, 2015 11:19 AM

Washington Times Provides Detailed Coverage of Women in IDF

The Washington Times deserves credit for its coverage of a subject that many people may think they know but perhaps do not: The role of women in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). Israel is the only country that requires...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 28, 2015 02:39 PM

Where's the Coverage? Cardiologists in Israel Save the Lives of Children from 50 Countries and Counting

Save A Child’s Heart (SACH) provides pediatric heart surgery and follow-up care for indigent children regardless of race, religion, sex, color, or financial status. Based in Israel, the organization’s mission is “to improve the quality of pediatric cardiac care...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 28, 2015 07:02 AM

Where's the Coverage? Abbas is No Angel

Whether or not the Pope called Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas an “angel of peace” is the subject of debate. What there can be no credible debate about, however, is that Abbas is an anti-Israel –and even antisemitic– radical....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 20, 2015 04:38 PM

In Memoriam: Professor Robert Wistrich

Crosspost from UK Media Watch Robert S. Wistrich, professor of Jewish history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, head of the Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism, and perhaps the world’s foremost scholar of antisemitism, died of a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 20, 2015 03:36 PM

Robert Naiman Uses Saudi Arabian Human Rights Violations as Pretense to Impugn Israel

Robert Naiman, a regular Huffington Post contributor, penned a piece titled “Is Saudi Arabia Now the Israel of the Gulf?”. In it, he addressed human rights concerns in Saudi Arabia, and without any background or context, likened them to issues...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 20, 2015 09:58 AM

Can AFP say "Egyptian blockade"?

Can the Agence France Presse news agency say "Egyptian blockade"? In the article today, "Gazans reach beyond blockade through start-up," the "Israeli blockade" of the Gaza Strip looms large. Though the article twice mentions the "Israeli blockade" of Gaza,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 20, 2015 06:12 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

Haaretz Errs on Arabic-Speaking Saints

In an article about the recent canonization of two Arab nuns from the Holy Land, Mariam Baouardy and Marie Alphonsine Danil Ghattas, Haaretz errs ("Pope to canonize two Palestinian nuns"): "They will be the first Arabic-speaking saints . . ....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 19, 2015 05:37 AM

Follow Up, AP Correction on Pope's Disputed "Angel of Peace" Comment

Following communication from CAMERA, several leading media outlets have followed up on their initial reports which unequivocally stated that Pope Francis called Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas "an angel of peace." Yesterday, CAMERA staff was in touch with editors at...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 19, 2015 04:16 AM

Bialik and Bibi on “Revenge”

After Palestinian kidnappers murdered three Israeli teens last June, Benjamin Netanyahu quoted a verse by the well-known Jewish poet Hayim Biyalik. The quote — “Vengeance for the blood of a small child, Satan has not yet created,” Benjamin Netanyahu wrote...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 14, 2015 05:10 PM

BDS Activists Lose in Ithaca, Anti-Israel Defamation Continues

Jim Murphy, a local radio host and supporter of the BDS campaign in Ithaca, which suffered a setback when a local food coop rejected an anti-Israel boycott proposal last night. The governing board of the GreenStar Cooperative Market, a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 13, 2015 02:47 PM

Germany Confronts its History

The past week witnessed commemorations of the defeat of Nazi Germany 70 years ago. The German legislature, the Bundestag, featured an address by eminent historian, professor doctor Heinrich August Winkler, Chairman of the Department of History at Humboldt University...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 11, 2015 04:31 PM

George Galloway Defeated for Re-election to UK Parliament

Anti-Israel demagogue Galloway, commenting on his defeat in the May 2015 election said, "The venal and the vile, the racists and the Zionists will all be celebrating." Apparently a factor in his defeat was the charge that he misappropriated...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 9, 2015 01:58 PM

A Closer Look at Who Funds Breaking the Silence

A previous post on May 6 observed that Breaking the Silence, the Israeli group that uses alleged soldier testimonials to accuse the Israeli defense forces of misconduct toward Palestinian civilians, is amply funded by European "humanitarian" organizations. This raises...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 8, 2015 12:14 PM

Amnesty International Rejects Proposal to Investigate Anti-Semitism

Amnesty International, a human rights non-governmental organization (NGO), purports to do research and lobbying on behalf of those suffering from human rights violations. Indeed, they proudly claim, “we investigate and expose the facts, whenever and wherever abuses happen.” These facts...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 7, 2015 01:55 PM

CAMERA Researcher Authors Book About Esther, Anti-Judaism and Israel

CAMERA Senior Research Analyst Dr. Tricia Miller has written a book that uses an academic approach to demonstrate the relationship of historic theology to current events concerning Israel in order to encourage Christians to support Israel's right to exist...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 6, 2015 02:31 PM

Anti-Israel Bias Oozes into USA Today Column, Again

When it comes to Israel, veteran USA Today columnist DeWayne Wickham apparently cannot help himself—if he sees an opportunity to disparage the Jewish state, or imagines he does, he takes it. In “Israel Seems to Irritate USA Today Columnist, Repeatedly”...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 6, 2015 12:24 PM

The Troubling Historical Context of European funded Breaking the Silence

The release of a United Nations [UN] report on the deaths of Gazan civilians in UN shelters during the summer 2014 war between Israel and Hamas has served as the launching pad for another campaign to smear Israel. Breaking...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 6, 2015 10:23 AM

The Mulish Media and Civilian Casualties in Gaza

Each and every time, without fail, when escalating Palestinian violence provokes a large-scale Israeli response, the media and "human rights" activists portray Israeli military actions as indiscriminate and reckless, mainly harming Palestinian civilians, especially women and children. It is...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 1, 2015 10:48 AM

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

The Iran Nuclear Deal: What the NY Times Needs to Know

Concerning the terms of the framework nuclear deal between Iran and the six world powers, The New York Times is at odds with the U.S. State Department, the White House and . . . The New York Times. The...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 28, 2015 07:27 AM

More Palestinian Stabbings, Another NYT Headline Whitewash

Last November, when two Palestinians killed two Israelis in stabbing attacks, The New York Times took a clear, precise headline about the Palestinian violence ("Palestinian Stabs Israeli Soldier at Tel Aviv Train Station") and carefully edited it so as to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 26, 2015 07:06 AM

Human Rights Voices Chronicles Shocking Litany

Hangings in Iran The important Web site, Human Rights Voices, carries out the daunting but critical task of exposing the deep and pervasive hypocrisy of the United Nations where Israel is concerned. Founded and written by Professor Anne Bayefsky,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 22, 2015 06:55 PM

Stone-Throwing, Lost in Haaretz Translation

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

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

Low-Hanging Fruit: Human Rights Watch and Palestinian Child Laborers

"Israel's a sort of low-hanging fruit" a Human Rights Watch (HRW) board member acknowledged in an illuminating 2010 interview, and the organization's latest report "Ripe For Abuse: Palestinian Child Labor in Israeli Agricultural Settlements in the West Bank" exemplifies...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 14, 2015 08:07 AM

Haaretz, Abbas, Israel and Yarmouk Refugees

"Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is trying to aid the besieged Palestinians by creating secure escape routes from the camp," a Haaretz editorial last week praised the Palestinian leader for supposedly trying to assist Palestinian refugees residing in the Syrian...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 13, 2015 06:33 AM

Why Hasbara is Necessary

The director of CAMERA's Washington office, Eric Rozenman, has written a prescient article, "The Theory and Practice of Hasbara," that was published by the Jewish Policy Center in inFocus magazine. Rozenman emphasizes the important role played by Hasbara not...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 10, 2015 03:22 PM

Daily Beast’s List of Admonitions to Staff is Missing an Important Entry

The Daily Beast’s editor-in-chief, John Avlon, appeared as a guest on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal (April 2, 2015) from his New York office. Plainly in view on the wall behind Avlon is a list of admonitions (only two) to staff:...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 5, 2015 02:10 PM

Where's the Coverage? Iranian Defector: U.S. Negotiators Argue Iran’s Side

The United Kingdom’s The Telegraph has reported: A close media aide to Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian president, has sought political asylum in Switzerland after travelling to Lausanne to cover the nuclear talks between Tehran and the West. Amir Hossein...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 2, 2015 07:40 AM

Kelsey Grammer Inaccurate About King Herod

Appearing on Bill O'Reilly’s The O'Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel (March 23), actor Kelsey Grammer (pictured above) promoted a forthcoming National Geographic Channel television film, “Killing Jesus,” based on O’Reilly’s bestseller book of the same name. Mr....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 27, 2015 06:35 PM

PLO Fabricator Gets Washington Post Soapbox

In George Orwell’s enduringly instructive dystopian novel, 1984, the Ministry of Truth—“war is peace,” “freedom is slavery,” “ignorance is strength”—functioned as the department of lies. The fictional ministry has an actual branch in the U.S. capital. It goes by the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 26, 2015 04:21 PM

The Shiite-Sunni War Expands

While much of the American media focuses on the Israeli elections and the fraying of U.S.- Israeli relations, the proxy war between Sunni and Shiite Muslims passed another marker on the road to a full-blown regional confrontation. Saudi Arabia...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 26, 2015 10:52 AM

Reuters Botches UN Human Rights Council Story

When the US representative indicated it would not take part in today's meeting United Nations Human Rights Council's semi-annual meeting on Palestine, or as UN Watch fairly describes it, Hate Israel Day, Reuters was quick to connect the dots,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 23, 2015 07:45 PM

Where's the Coverage? Israeli Elections Overseen by… Israeli Arab

In all the coverage of the Israeli elections, in the run-ups and the misguided projections, and in the rending of garments in the aftermath, every statement, nuance and implication has been examined, turned over, re-examined and analyzed. Given that......

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 18, 2015 01:29 PM

NY Times Errs on Jerusalem Arabs' Voting Rights

Diaa Hadid, The New York Times' new recruit to expand the paper's coverage of Palestinians, misleads in her article today on Israeli Arabs in the upcoming elections ("Arab Alliance Arises as Force in Israeli Elections"): Unlike Arabs in the West...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 16, 2015 04:43 AM

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

Where's the Coverage? Israel the Best Country in the MidEast for Women

Sunday, March 8, was International Women’s Day, when, according to organizers, “thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements.” So, it is a bit surprising, given the news media’s focus on the Middle...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 11, 2015 05:46 PM

Will WaPo's Liz Sly Admit Error in Light of Tablet Article?

When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress about the threat of Iran’s nuclear program on March 3, 2015, Liz Sly, The Washington Post’s Bureau Chief in Beirut, conveyed some misinformation to her followers on Twitter. Sly essentially told her...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 11, 2015 11:18 AM

CNN Errs on Israel Again

During the 10 a.m. CNN news hour on March 5, 2015 in a discussion starting at 10:52 a.m. about the CNN documentary “Finding Jesus,” guest Catholic priest Fr. Jim Martin, author of “Jesus, a pilgrimage," at 10:55 a.m. used...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 10, 2015 12:37 PM

Petraeus: "We Cannot Allow Them to Be on the Brink of Having a Nuclear Weapon"

In a far-reaching interview with Ronen Bergman, correspondent for Ynet (the on-line version of the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahranoth), General David Petraeus expresses broad concern with where the Middle East is headed. On the question of whether it is...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 10, 2015 10:21 AM

Politics Make Strange Bedfellows

Amidst the political storm surrounding Bibi's rousing address to the U.S. Congress yesterday, support for Prime Minister Netanyahu's remarks has come from unexpected circles. In an Op-Ed entitled "President Obama, listen to Netanyahu on Iran," Al-Arabiya's English-language website editor, Faisal...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 4, 2015 12:04 PM

AFP Rewrites Netanyahu's Speech

Netanyahu called for a "better" deal in Congress yesterday. AFP falsely claims he called for an end to talks (Photo by Amos Ben Gershom/GPO) Days after the Gaza flooding fiasco, Agence France Presse trips up badly again in its...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 4, 2015 07:41 AM

Haaretz Headlines, From Rock-Throwing 'Incidents' to Water-Pouring 'Attacks'

When a Haaretz English edition page-one headline last month referred to the rock-throwing attack which left a toddler permanently, gravely disabled as a "stone-throwing incident," Jerusalem Post Op-Ed editor Seth Frantzman tweeted: The online headline for the same article was:...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 4, 2015 03:27 AM

Things to Know About USA Today's "Things to Know" on Iran Talks

There are two important things to know about USA Today's "5 things to know about the U.S.-Iran nuclear talks." 1) The Feb. 28 article, by Oren Dorell, understates the number of Iranian centrifuges to which the Obama administration has...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 3, 2015 07:43 AM

Moderate Rouhani or 'Moderate' Rouhani? News or Opinion?

Is Iranian President Hassan Rouhani a moderate, or a “moderate”? In The Washington Post, he can be either, and within 24 hours. It depends on whether one is reading the news or opinion pages. In the Feb. 9, 2015 print...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 24, 2015 05:01 PM

Palestinian Propagandists Elicit Hate With Lies

Earlier today a number of news outlets fell for an atrocity story that blamed Israel for flooding in the Gaza Strip. The most notable outlet that fell for the story is AFP. CAMERA contacted AFP to tell the organization that...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 24, 2015 03:24 PM

Where’s the Coverage? Half the "Journalists" Killed in Gaza Conflict Were Actually Terrorists

A recent CAMERA article, “The Associated Press Demonstrates Its Bias Against Israel,” demonstrates how the media manipulate casualty figures from the summer’s Gaza conflict to unfairly indict Israel. On the other hand, when real information on Gaza casualties casts...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 24, 2015 02:59 PM

Alarmed By Domestic Jihadis, Der Spiegel Piece Reconsiders Israel's "Wall"

As Europe is waking up to homegrown jihadi terrorism, some are reconsidering their criticism of Israel for the measures the Jewish state took in combatting Palestinian terrorism. An opinion piece in Germany's Der Spiegel recalls that Israel is the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 20, 2015 12:39 PM

In Haaretz News, 'Extremist' Marzel vs. 'Outspoken' Zoabi

"Zoabi and Marzel should not be treated equally," posited the Feb. 15 Haaretz editorial ("Israel's ban of Arab lawmaker from election is unjust"), referring to last week's decision by the Central Elections Committee to disqualify MK Haneen Zoabi (Balad) and...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 18, 2015 04:15 AM

Where's the Coverage? NY Times Correction Undermines Anti-Netanyahu Narrative Promoted by… NY Times

The Tower Magazine reported: A correction published in The New York Times on Friday shows that a key report was mistaken in earlier reporting on Israeli Prime Minister’s Benjamin Netanyahu’s acceptance of House Speaker John Boehner’s (R – Ohio)...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 11, 2015 06:35 PM

CNN’s Zakaria Puts Foot in Mouth Again with Israel-ISIS Analogy

Fareed Zakaria’s take on Feb. 9, 2015 cited the Irgun, a covert Jewish group in British Mandatory Palestine, as an inspiration for ISIS’ (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) terrorism. Irgun was one of three Jewish underground military organizations...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 10, 2015 07:20 PM

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

Where's the Coverage? PA Official Calls Netanyahu a Nazi

The Palestinian Authority is run by Fatah, the political party of President Mahmoud Abbas. Fatah Central Committee deputy secretary and the head of the Palestinian Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs, Jibril Rajoub, recently compared Israeli Prime Minister...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 5, 2015 05:15 AM

Vaccines, Racists, and the Discriminatory Standard

Some politicians are saying some things about vaccine and the role the government plays in public health. And here's what The Wall Street Journal stated yesterday on that subject: Government doesn’t “force” parents to vaccinate children. The states impose...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 4, 2015 11:52 AM

'Medical Marijuana without the High'? Washington Post Gets It

It’s the kind of feature article one is unlikely to read, see or hear in many major news outlets, but The Washington Post gave the top half of its first “The World” section page on Feb. 2, 2015 to “Medical...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 3, 2015 04:39 PM

Updated: New York Times Understates Hamas Rocket Attacks, Relocates Hezbollah Attack

Update: NY Times Corrects: Thousands, Not Hundreds, of Rockets Targeted Israel In recent days, The New York Times has misreported attacks by both Hamas and Hezbollah directed at Israel. Today, The Times grossly understates the number of rockets that Palestinians...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 3, 2015 06:33 AM

Highlights from Matti Friedman's Speech on Mideast Media Coverage

Building on his important critique of Middle East media coverage (in Tablet), his short follow-up (also in Tablet), and his more detailed exploration (in The Atlantic), former Associated Press reporter Matti Friedman this week delivered a masterful speech on how...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 30, 2015 02:37 PM

Where's the Coverage? Israeli Program Educates and Supports Palestinian Farmers

Earlier this month, The Jerusalem Post reported: A group of 30 Palestinian farmers […] came to Israel for a two-day continuing education program in the Sharon region, to learn about some of the strawberry-growing methods used in Israel. The...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 28, 2015 05:43 PM

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

When People Who Know Better Say Tel Aviv is Israel's Capital

Ellie Geranmayeh, a policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, is the second observer of international affairs in recent days whose fancy title didn't stop her from misidentifying Tel Aviv as Israel's capital in a leading American newspaper....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 26, 2015 04:42 AM

There Were No Palestine Borders, And No Palestine, in 1967

A story in today's New York Times print edition, "Obama Not Planning to Meet With Israeli Premier," written primarily by the newspaper's Washington bureau, included erroneous and anachronistic language about Israel's "1967 borders with Palestine." In 1967, of course, there...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 23, 2015 05:01 PM

Iran's Geopolitical Pincer

For centuries, military commanders have employed the tactic called a pincer to encircle an opposing force, box it in and then annihilate it with a coordinated attack from all directions. Such a tactic also applies more broadly as a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 23, 2015 10:57 AM

Memo to Martin Marty and Scott Appleby: You Got Played

Last week, in a piece about Christiane Amanpour’s misuse of the word “activist” when describing the Charlie Hebdo murderers, Snapshots highlighted how a book published in 1997, Islamic Activism and U.S. Foreign Policy, downplayed the radical Islamist agenda and...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 22, 2015 05:08 PM

In '48 War, the Jews "Didn't Want These People to Leave the Village"

Israeli-Arab town of Jisr az-Zarqa Alexander Galloway, a former UNRWA director in Jordan, famously said that the Arab world was not interested in solving the Palestinian refugee problem, but instead preferred to "keep it as an open sore, as an...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 22, 2015 01:22 PM

Where's the Coverage? Satellite Shows Iran's Long Range Nuke-Capable Missile

The Times of Israel reports: Iran has built a 27-meter-long missile, capable of delivering a warhead “far beyond Europe,” and placed it on a launch pad at a site close to Tehran, an Israeli television report said Wednesday, showing...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 21, 2015 06:54 PM

For NY Times' Overseas Readers, Paris Kosher Market Attack Just a "Claim"

Maybe Jews were killed at a Kosher Market. Maybe they were weren't. All we know that someone claims it happened. At least that's how The New York Times' International edition put it. The domestic edition, on the other hand, got...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 21, 2015 11:18 AM

New York Times: Miss Lebanon, Israel's Latest Arab Victim

New York Times: Miss Israel Doron Matalon (left) puts Miss Lebanon Saly Greige (second from left) in the "bind" of being photographed with an Israeli "Strengthen the coverage of Palestinians. They are more than just victims, and their beliefs...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 20, 2015 07:50 AM

As Four Jews Buried, MSNBC's Ayman Mohyeldin Redirects Back to Palestinians

As the four Jews slaughtered as they went about their pre-Shabbat kosher shopping in Paris were laid to rest in Jerusalem Tuesday, and questions about the future of European Jewry were hanging in the air, MSNBC's Ayman Mohyeldin avers...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 18, 2015 07:24 AM

Words Matter Because Lives Matter

Fox News personality Greg Gutfeld lambastes CNN's Christiane Amanpour for her misuse of the word "activist." It may have been an honest mistake on Amanpour's part, but Gutfeld's outrage is rooted in some important truths. CNN's Christiane Amanpour has...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 15, 2015 01:32 PM

More on The New York Times and Haredi Photoshop

Yesterday we discussed Jodi Rudoren's article about a Haredi Jewish newspaper that photoshopped, awkwardly and with potential to offend, images of women from a photo of world leaders in Paris. Our blog post focused mostly on how Rudoren's piece...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 15, 2015 11:47 AM

Saudi Arabia Builds Another "Apartheid Wall" to Keep Out Terrorists

The Washington Times reports that Saudi Arabia has decided to build a 600 mile security barrier in response to concerns that ISIS and other terrorists may try to seize control of Mecca and Medina. The Saudis already have in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 15, 2015 11:35 AM

Where's the Coverage? Only Woman Murdered at Charlie Hebdo Was "Definitely Killed Because She Was Jewish"

If you have seen any of the news reports of the terrorist attacks in Paris, you have witnessed the media bending over backwards not to call the attacks antisemitic, though even the president of France labeled the attack on...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 14, 2015 08:58 PM

Ultra-Orthodox Have Certain Habits, And So Does The New York Times

When a Palestinian television program two weeks ago told viewers that “the Jews are, by nature, a corrupt people who sow corruption everywhere,” The New York Times said nothing. When the Mayor of Ankara, Turkey’s capital city, " target="_blank">claimed Israel...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 14, 2015 05:04 PM

Where Was MSNBC's Interception of Intercept's Jeremy Scahill?

The Freedom House's Press Freedom map. Green is free, yellow is partly free and purple is not free According to Freedom House, Israel is the only country in the Middle East with a free press, but according to Jeremy...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 14, 2015 07:21 AM

UPDATED: Seek and You Shall Find: Bias in Europe

Update follows letter. Responding to a New York Times call to European Muslims, to share their experiences, and specifically incidents of anti-Muslim bias, Dr. John Cohn, CAMERA's 2003 Letter-Writer of the Year, wrote to Margaret Sullivan, the paper's public editor:...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 14, 2015 06:25 AM

Abbas Plays Along With Erdogan's Ottoman Fantasies

Turkish Islamist President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won election to another term in August, 2014. Buoyed by his continued domestic popularity, he recently hosted Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in an ostentatious ceremony exhibiting pageantry that recalled the extinguished Ottoman...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 13, 2015 01:26 PM

Reuters Disparages Benjamin Netanyahu's Show of Support for Parisian Jews as "Gauche"

On Sunday, January 12, 2015 several hundred people gathered on Boston Common to protest the recent terrorist attacks in Paris. The event was organized by the city's French Consulate. Without even the courtesy of a grace period for the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 12, 2015 11:15 AM

On Death Threats, Haaretz Cartoons and Charlie Hebdo

Ronen Shoval, a candidate with the right-wing Habayit Yehudi party, is calling for an investigation of Haaretz on suspicion for "defeatist propaganda" for running a cartoon paying tribute to the murdered Charlie Hebdo journalists. Or at least that's what the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 12, 2015 05:18 AM

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

Where's the Coverage? Majority of Israeli Arabs Proud to Be Israeli

According to the annual Democracy Index, published by the Israel Democracy Institute, a majority of Israelis are proud to be Israeli – including a majority of Israeli Arabs. The Jerusalem Post reports: The poll of 1,007 respondents, representing a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 7, 2015 02:20 PM

Pressure on Qatar to Reduce Its Funding of Extremist Groups

On Dec. 29, 2014, the Wall Street Journal published an analysis piece by Yaroslav Trofimov, "Qatar Scales Back Intervention in Middle East Conflicts," describing the pressure brought to bear on Qatar to reduce its support for radical Muslim groups...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 6, 2015 11:09 AM

HarperCollins Erases Israel, Then Corrects

HarperCollins, a venerable publisher of Atlases, erased Israel from the map of the Middle East in a school edition it sold to English-language schools in the Middle East. Although HarperCollins executives acted swiftly to correct the error, troubling questions...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 5, 2015 03:34 PM

John Allen, Jr. Misinforms in Newly Established Website

John Allen, Jr., former Vatican correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter, is now the lead reporter for Crux, a website that describes itself as devoted to “covering all things Catholic.” John Henry, the new owner of the Boston Globe,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 5, 2015 02:33 PM

Hamas Concealed Combatant Fatalities in Summer 2014 War

According to the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, Hamas carried out a "deliberate policy of concealment" of its military fatalities "to serve its diplomatic campaign against Israel" during the fighting in July and August 2014. The Jerusalem...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 2, 2015 11:14 AM

Why the Palestinians' International Efforts Do Not Bode Well For Peace

The Palestinian draft resolution was voted down at the UN Security Council, but PA President Mahmoud Abbas continues to plough forward with efforts to bypass Israeli input. Dore Gold explains why Abbas' UN bid was unacceptable to Israel, while...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 31, 2014 08:29 PM

Voice of America Wrong on American Veto

Jan. 4, 2015 Update: Voice of America Corrects: U.S. Didn't Veto Palestinian Statehood Bid Voice of American incorrectly reports in the lead of its article on the failed Palestinian statehood bid in the United Nations: The United States has vetoed...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 31, 2014 06:19 AM

Shavit's Lydda "Massacre" Reaches Israel

Ari Shavit Ari Shavit has won enormous adulation among American Jews for his book, My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel, in which he movingly recounts the early years of struggle to establish Israel but which also...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 30, 2014 03:40 PM

Degeneration of a New York Times Headline, Part II

The original New York Times headline last week about Palestinian violence on the Gaza Strip border with Israel was straightforward, precise and accurate: "Palestinian sniper attack on Israeli patrol at Gaza border sets off clash." Which is why we immediately...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 28, 2014 02:45 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

Fracking Strikes an Unexpected Blow at Iran

Bret Stephens pens an incisive editorial in the Wall Street Journal discussing the positive effects redounding from fracking technology (hydraulic fracturing of shale). Fracking has been the main driver for sharply reduced oil prices. This has had a salutory...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 23, 2014 03:31 PM

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

Hamas Still Hamas, Says Will Never Recognize or Relinquish "Even an Inch" of Israel

Remember when it was all the rage for some journalists to pretend Hamas recognizes Israel and wants a two-state solution, never mind what the Islamist group's own leaders repeatedly and consistently said to the contrary? There was The New...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 17, 2014 05:18 PM

Oslo Promises That Never Were

Vincent Fean, Britiani's consul-general in Jerusalem from 2010 to 2014, writes in The New York Times this week ("Signs of recognition"): "At Oslo, the Palestinians were promised statehood." In fact, this is sheer imagination on the part of the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 17, 2014 04:35 AM

AP Said Settlement Population Growth "Surged" (Oh, and "Slowed")

Former Associated Press reporter Matti Friedman points out a bizarre contradiction by the AP yesterday: If I tried to point out every instance of press dishonesty I'd literally be doing nothing else. But I think this a good example. This...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 16, 2014 12:29 PM

NBC's Richard Engel Reveals His Obsession With Israel

An extraordinary exchange between Chuck Todd, host of Meet the Press and Richard Engel, chief foreign correspondent for NBC, occurred on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. It went as follows: CHUCK TODD [Host]: December visit here. What's creating more terrorists,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 15, 2014 02:11 PM

Farah Stockman Demonstrates the Double Standard

If someone asks for a two-word description of what's wrong with so much media coverage of the Arab-Israeli conflict, there probably is no better answer than "double standard." The double standard can often be subtle — for example, when...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 10, 2014 03:41 PM

Where's the Coverage? Press Ignores Pro-Israel Voice

CAMERA’s Snapshots blog has highlighted the recent articles by former Associated Press reporter and editor Matti Friedman detailing the systemic bias against Israel by the mainstream media from an insider’s point of view. In August, we covered his piece...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 10, 2014 03:02 PM

Where's the Coverage? Vast Majority of Jewish-Israeli Teens Face Antisemitism Online

A poll released by the Anti-Defamation League found that anti-Semitism and “anti-Israel expression” faced by Jewish-Israeli teenagers was on the rise from last year. According to The Times of Israel, the survey found: …that 51 percent of the participants...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 4, 2014 07:38 AM

Looming Clash Between Iran and Egypt?

As much of the world media's attention is focused on the conflict in Syria and Iraq or between Israel and the Palestinians, Iran continues to pursue its aggressive strategy of expanding its reach in the region and encircling Israel....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 3, 2014 10:22 AM

Are Declining Oil Prices Iran's Achilles Heel?

Things have been going well for Iran recently. Its proxy forces have made gains throughout the Middle East region, from Yemen to Iraq. The Islamic Republic has managed to stave off any negotiated agreement with the P5+1 group (U.S.,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 2, 2014 12:27 PM

AFP Ignores Hezbollah's Attacks Against Civilians

A page from Hezbollah's "Mahdi" Magazine for preschoolers (photo from Khaled Alameddine's blog, hat tip Elder of Ziyon In a rare look at Hezbollah incitement geared towards children, French wire service Agence France Presse ignores the terror group's attacks...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 2, 2014 05:38 AM

NY Times Again Whitewashes Palestinian Violence

Jordanian Prime Minister Wasfi Tal, murdered by members of the Palestinian "Black September" terror group in 1971 Certain traditions die hard. Like camels in the Jordanian police force. And Times' whitewashing of Palestinian violence. Hewing to a well-worn pattern,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 1, 2014 06:29 AM

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

Where's the Coverage? Israeli Arabs Prefer Israel to Palestinian Authority

The mainstream media relishes reporting on a proposed bill being debated in Israel that would identify the Jewish state as the nation-state of the Jewish people. News outlets are falling over themselves to quote the bill’s critics and Israel’s...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 25, 2014 06:02 PM

World Vision Issues Vague Statement About Violence in Jerusalem

World Vision, a $2 billion Christian charity that promotes child welfare in poor countries throughout the world, has recently issued a putatively “balanced” press release about the escalating violence in Jerusalem. The undated release (which does not appear to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 24, 2014 03:28 PM

'Tiny Tunisia' Joined by U.A.E. -- Israel Still Big

“Tiny” Tunisia returned to the pages of The Washington Post, this time joined by the “tiny” United Arab Emirates. As for Israel, much smaller than either Tunisia or the U.A.E., its size apparently still lacks newsworthiness. As CAMERA pointed out...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 24, 2014 02:12 PM

NY Times Public Editor Tackles Israeli-Palestinian Coverage

Margaret Sullivan, public editor for The New York Times, yesterday tackled the thorny topic of the paper's coverage of Israel and the Palestinians ("The Conflict and The Coverage"). By way of background, Sullivan mentions CAMERA's three-story billboard facing the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 24, 2014 05:37 AM

Youtube User Combines Copyright Infringement and Anti-Israel Vandalism

This is getting weird. Really weird. It’s one thing to take copyrighted material – in this case a detective series produced by the British Broadcasting Company – and post it on Youtube. It’s another thing altogether to vandalize that video...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 21, 2014 04:38 PM

A Moment of Silence For the Terrorists

The Times of Israel and a few other publications report that the Jordanian Parliament observed a moment of silence for the perpetrators of the Jerusalem synagogue massacre. It will be interesting to see if this is confirmed in other...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 20, 2014 02:03 PM

Noah Browning's Shocking Moral Equation

A tweet posted by Reuters correspondent Noah Browning in the aftermath of the synagogue bloodbath revealed an appalling callousness to the loss of Jewish lives, as well as a shocking obtuseness in his understanding of events. This was posted just...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 20, 2014 12:01 PM

Palestinians Butcher Israelis, Wall Street Journal Pivots to Blaming Israel

Joshua Mitnick and Nicholas Casey, correspondents for the Wall Street Journal, have long evidenced a bias favoring the Palestinians in their reporting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But in recent months this bias has spun out of control. In a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 20, 2014 11:15 AM

Where's the Coverage? Hezbollah Terrorists Active in South America

Peruvian authorities will charge a Lebanese man, Mohammed Amadar, arrested last month in Lima after he confessed to being a member of Hezbollah and had been found with traces of TNT on his hands and in his apartment. The...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 18, 2014 04:10 PM

Jerusalem Terror: A Rorschach Test for Buzzfeed

Jon Passantino writes in Buzzfeed this morning: Why the scare quotes? Mr. Passantino, what do you call it when Palestinian attackers wielding axes, knives and guns mow down worshippers in a crowded synagogue still wrapped in their prayer shawls and...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 18, 2014 05:18 AM

In CNN Headline on Jerusalem Terror, Integrity is Another Casualty

As another Palestinian terrorist brutally cuts short the lives of innocent Israeli civilians going about their daily lives -- in this case, the victims were Jewish worshippers carrying out their morning prayers in a busy synagogue -- yet another major...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 18, 2014 03:17 AM

United Arab Emirates' List of Terrorist Groups Makes Waves

On Nov. 16, 2014, the United Arab Emirates [UAE] published a list containing what it considers to be terrorist groups. Notably, the list includes the Council on American Islamic Relations [CAIR], which has had relations with American law enforcement...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 17, 2014 05:08 PM

International Business Times Headline Fail

The International Business Times tripped up on this headline last week: Yehuda Glick, the target of attempted murder, is an activist who campaigns for Jewish prayers rights on the Temple Mount, Judaism's holiest site. He has not been involved in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 16, 2014 07:55 AM

LA Times' Double Standards on Jerusalem

Palestinian actions not fueling violence? A condolence letter from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the family of Mu'ataz Hijazi, the attempted murder of Yehuda Glick (Image courtesy of the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center) Recent Los Angeles...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 16, 2014 06:44 AM

Juden Raus! Norway Anti-Racist Group Demands Exclusion of Jews From Kristallnacht Commemoration

In recent years, anti-Zionist radicals have schemed to transform Holocaust commemorations into occasions to demonize Israel and implicitly, most Jews. Often, as was the case several years ago with an event at Northeastern University in Massachusetts, the schemers found...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 14, 2014 11:19 AM

International Law Expert Says Gaza Not Occupied

Hamas gunmen who control the Gaza Strip We've commented before on the unquestioning acceptance by some journalists of the view that the Gaza Strip remains occupied even after Israel's pullout, despite disagreement within the scholarly community about the question. Eugene...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 13, 2014 04:07 PM

Where's the Coverage? Joint Chief Chairman Declares "Israel Went to Extraordinary Lengths" to Protect Gaza Civilians

Discussing Operation Protective Edge at a forum at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in New York City, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Martin Dempsey stated: I actually do think that Israel went to extraordinary lengths to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 13, 2014 09:31 AM

NY Times Headlines: A Study in Contrasts

When it comes to double standards in coverage about Israelis versus Palestinians, The New York Times delivers without fail. Yesterday we noted how New York Times editors modified what had been a clear headline about a fatal Palestinian attack ("Palestinian...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 12, 2014 04:06 AM

Snapshot of NY Times Headline Bias

What a difference 16 hours makes in the life of a New York Times headline about Palestinian violence. Shortly after a Palestinian stabbed to death Israeli soldier Almog Shiloni yesterday outside a Tel Aviv train station, the straightforward headline was...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 11, 2014 03:41 AM

PLO Directive to Media: Do Not Use Term "Temple Mount"

For years now, Palestinians and Muslims have been attempting to erase the perception among the public of Jewish connection to the Temple Mount and to Jerusalem. Their latest attempt involves a directive from the PLO National Affairs Department to journalists...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 6, 2014 11:12 AM

Where's the Coverage? Hamas Leader's Wife Treated in Israel

Last year, the media ignored the fact that Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh’s granddaughter was treated for a serious illness in Israel. Since then, Haniyeh’s daughter was hospitalized at Tel Aviv and his mother-in-law was treated in Jerusalem. Similarly,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 5, 2014 11:57 AM

Updated: Wall Street Journal Inflates UN Figure For Destoyed Gaza Homes

Nov. 19 Update: WSJ Responds, the Report is Correct Today, an editor from The Wall Street Journal gave a detailed response to CAMERA's correction request. The editor points out that this UNRWA reports cites 100,000 damaged or destroyed homes....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 4, 2014 05:21 AM

Where's the Coverage? Christian Priest Tells UN Israel is "Only Safe Place" for MidEast Christians

Last month, Father Gabriel Naddaf of Nazareth spoke before the ironically-named United Nations Human Rights Council on behalf of the watchdog group, UN Watch. He laid out the facts that many in the “international community” and the global media...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 31, 2014 09:54 AM

Compare and Contrast: A Further Look at the NYT

Several days ago, CAMERA posted “The ABC’s of Media Spin” about how New York Times coverage of a deadly Palestinian terrorist attack was manipulated to blame Israel. Just two days later, the newspaper covered the shooting death of a Palestinian...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 28, 2014 12:41 PM

After Suspected Terror Attack Against Israelis, Early AP Headline Reported: "Israeli Police Shoot Man in East Jerusalem."

A three-month-old in Israel is in critical condition and at least 7 others were wounded when an car slammed into an Israeli train station in a suspected terror attack. (Video here — warning, shows from a distance a car hitting...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 22, 2014 12:25 PM

How Max Blumenthal Lies About Israel

Moments ago, we posted an item about anti-Israel activist David Sheen's brazen mistranslation of Benjamin Netanyahu, a lie he used to shamefully draw an analogy between the Israeli prime minister and the Nazis. Not to be outdone, fellow extremist Max...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 20, 2014 03:26 PM

How David Sheen Lies About Israel

David Sheen is an anti-Israel extremist who often lectures to American college students about the supposed evils of the Jewish state. He was a speaker, for example, at last weekend's Open Hillel conference at Harvard. With Sheen's participation, Open...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 17, 2014 04:35 PM

New York Times Story Covers Up Hamas Destruction of Gaza Antiquities

A story in yesterday's New York Times deals with threats to Gaza's ancient artifacts — or at least, some threats. Although the story relays the charge that Israel fired missiles into a museum during fighting in 2008, purportedly damaging several...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 17, 2014 12:14 PM

Where's the coverage? U.N. Report Shows Gaza Damaged Limited

During last summer’s Operation Protective Edge, news reports often highlighted claims of noncombatant casualties made by Palestinian sources or agencies relying on such sources. They also emphasized damage Israel inflicted on housing and other Gaza Strip infrastructure during its...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 15, 2014 02:38 PM

Where's the Coverage? Israeli Innovation Tackles Ebola

As the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States has passed away, it is not surprising that a search of Google News for “Ebola” will turn up roughly 32 million hits. But very little of the coverage...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 8, 2014 06:03 PM

Abbas' 'Dangerous Grandstanding' Nailed by Washington Post

The Washington Post criticized Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas for the tactics editorial (“Dangerous grandstanding”, Sept. 30, 2014) displayed in his United Nations address. “…Mr. Abbas delivered a bridge-burning speech to the U.N. General Assembly … mendaciously accusing Israel of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 6, 2014 02:51 PM

Richard Falk Teams with Al-Jazeera America to Vilify Israel

Professor and former U.N. official Richard Falk’s latest anti-Israel fantasy is posted on Al-Jazeera America’s Website. It contains his usual abundance of misinformation about Israel. It has not (yet) aired on the network’s TV channel. Why would a news...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 6, 2014 01:20 PM

To Slam Israel, a New York Times Op-Ed Deceives Its Readers

Was a famous Israeli comedian fired because she said she felt bad about innocent Palestinian deaths during the recent round of fighting between Hamas and Israel? That’s what The New York Times would have you believe. A recent Op-Ed in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 29, 2014 05:22 PM

Over a Thousand Protest the Met's Obscene Opera

As The Metropolitan Opera opened its season on Monday, September 22, over a thousand people gathered at Lincoln Center to protest the company’s upcoming production of “The Death of Klinghoffer,” an opera that romanticizes terrorists and maligns Jews in the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 23, 2014 09:31 PM

Ex-Haaretz Readers Walk Out of Publisher's Event

A column by Gideon Levy's during the war led to a mass cancellation Last Friday (Sept. 12), Haaretz publisher Amos Schocken hosted an unusual meeting with more than 100 Israelis out of a reported total of 600 subscribers who...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 21, 2014 08:01 AM

Telegraph Corrects Unit 8200 Letter. AFP Doesn't

In response to communication from CiF Watch, a CAMERA affiliate, The Telegraph has commendably corrected a Agence France-Presse article it had published which wrongly referred to a protest letter written by reservists in the elite Israeli military intelligence Unit...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 21, 2014 06:11 AM

Israeli Tactics Greatly Reduced Gaza Civilian Casualty Rates

Israel's detractors engage in moral inversion, falsely accusing Israel of crimes and sins that the enemies of the Jewish state commit. In the recently concluded summer war of 2014 between Israel and Hamas, the usual clique of UN organizations,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 19, 2014 10:24 AM

Washington Post Readies Palestinian-American Clan for Close-Upside Down

The Washington Post’s report on hardships and arrests of family members of Muhammad Abu Khieder, the Palestinian Arab teenager slain in Jerusalem following the murder of three Jewish youths (“Slayings, protests, arrests vex Palestinian clan with strong U.S. ties”,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 18, 2014 03:27 PM

USA Today, not The Guardian, Gets 'State Land' Story Right

News media often refer erroneously to the West Bank as “Palestinian land” or “Palestinian territory” and Israeli acquisition or development there often get reported as “land grabs.” For example: Referring to Israel’s decision to declare almost 1,000 acres adjacent...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 18, 2014 02:18 PM

NY Daily News Photo Bias

A headline yesterday in The New York Daily News is perfectly straightforward -- "New Mortar Fire From Gaza Strikes Israel During Ceasefire" -- but photo editors nevertheless had trouble selecting an appropriate image. Though Israel had just been hit from...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 17, 2014 04:18 AM

In International NY Times, Palestinian Refugees Forever Young

Sept. 22 Update: New York Times Corrects Grossly Inflated Figure for Palestinian Refugees Palestinian refugees who fled or were expelled from Israel in 1948 are forever young. Or so one must conclude based on an article in the Sept. 15...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 17, 2014 02:53 AM

Where's the Coverage? Human Rights Expert: "U.N. Leading Global Purveyor of Antisemitism"

The World Zionist Organization reports that, during Operation Protective Edge in July, there was a nearly 400 percent increase in antisemitic incidents over the same period the previous year. As the Times of Israel reports: During July 2014, Europe...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 10, 2014 02:31 PM

J Street Funded Representatives Oppose Iron Dome

J Street claims to be the “political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans.” Yet, 11 members of the U.S. House of Representatives backed by J Street recently either refused to back funding for Israel’s Iron Dome short-range anti-missile system or...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 9, 2014 02:33 PM

Turning the Tables on Israel's Critics

Manfred Gerstenfeld Author, scholar and specialist in the study of campaigns demonizing Israel, Manfred Gerstenfeld seven years ago launched the ingenious blog Bad News from The Netherlands which continues to make an important point powerfully. If news media ONLY...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 8, 2014 03:46 PM

NYT Gets It Wrong on ISIS

In a Sept. 4, 2014 article about the murder of Steven J. Sotloff, The New York Times reported the following: Moshe Yaalon, the Israeli defense minister, on Wednesday signed a declaration outlawing ISIS though there has not been any...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 5, 2014 01:29 PM

Why is Religious Freedom Group Still Downplaying Mistreatment of Christians in Iran?

A few days ago, Snapshots posted an entry about the newly established organization “In Defense of Christians,” which is hosting a summit next week in Washington, D.C. about the mistreatment of Christians in Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 4, 2014 04:24 PM

Where's the Coverage? Israel's Enemies = America's Enemies

Sadly, gruesome beheadings by Islamist terrorists are being posted on the internet. But only some of them receive the attention they deserve from American mainstream media. The Times of Israel reported: A jihadist group operating in the Sinai Peninsula...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 3, 2014 04:02 PM

Amnesty International's Deceit

Amnesty International [Amnesty], the internationally known human rights organization, has for many years engaged in anti-Israel agitation under the guise of advocating for the rights of Palestinians. Amnesty activities are intended to undermine Israel's standing in the world and...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 3, 2014 11:48 AM

Why is New Religious Freedom Group Silent on Abuses in Iran?

The Baha'i Garden in Haifa, Israel. The Baha'i are badly mistreated in Iran, which has a terrible record when it comes to religious freedom. Oddly enough, a new group dedicated to promoting religious freedom seems intent on ignorning the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 2, 2014 04:49 PM

3 "Health Workers" Killed in Israeli Strike Exposed as Terrorists

The Algemeiner on September 2, 2014 published an article exposing three "heath workers" killed in an Israeli missile strike as Islamic Jihad operatives. The Algemeiner piece reproduces the original report from the Palestinian Center for Human Rights [PCHR], one...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 2, 2014 12:52 PM

Revealing the Truth About the Gaza Conflict Piece By Piece

The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center [ITC] continues the arduous task of exposing the facts about who was killed in the Gaza Strip during the most recent escalation of violence between Israel and Hamas. An analysis so...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 2, 2014 12:12 PM

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

LA Times' Inflated Gaza Casualty Stat Exceeds Palestinian Source's

Sept. 2 Update: LA Times Corrects Inflated Figure for Gaza's Civilian Casualties Some media outlets have accepted as fact overstated Palestinian casualty figures. But, last month, The Los Angeles Times went a step further, inflating Gaza's civilian casualties beyond even...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 1, 2014 06:56 AM

Mennonites and Quakers Leave Churches for Middle East Peace

The changes have been made with little fanfare, but two of the more radical anti-Israel organizations that supported Churches for Middle East Peace are no longer listed on the group’s roster. The two groups are the Mennonite Central Committee and...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 28, 2014 04:56 PM

The Moral Emptiness of Those Who Use the Holocaust to Libel Israel

Alvin Rosenfeld, professor of English and Jewish Studies and director of Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism at Indiana University, addresses the disturbing phenomenon of self-proclaimed Holocaust survivors arrogating moral authority from their status as victims to turn...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 28, 2014 04:16 PM

Where’s the Coverage? Media Miss Hamas’ Admission of Kidnapping

After the June, 2014 kidnapping of three Jewish teenagers in the West Bank, Israel was accused of exploiting the incident first to crack down on Hamas (Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement) and then, as Hamas and other terrorist groups intensified...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 28, 2014 02:13 PM

Former AP Reporter Pens Devastating Media Critique

Matti Friedman Matti Friedman's powerful and troubling analysis of what's wrong with journalism when Israel is under the microscope (August 26, 2014, Tablet) should be mandatory reading in journalism schools. Entitled "An Insider's Guide to the Most Important Story...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 27, 2014 05:52 PM

"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

Amira Hass's Flawed Analysis of Gazan Civilian Casualties

On Aug. 22, 2014, Haaretz published an analysis piece by Amira Hass, "How many Palestinian civilians is a single militant worth?" claiming that 76.8% of the 2090 documented fatalities in the recent hostilities between Israel and Hamas were civilians....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 22, 2014 02:21 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

That Porous 'Siege' of the Gaza Strip

The word “siege” is often used by news media referring to Israel's partial blockade of the Gaza Strip. The description has become commonplace despite its tendency to echo misleading Palestinian allegations. For example: A Daily Star (Beirut) article was...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 20, 2014 03:40 PM

Washington Post Ventures from Gaza to Cover Israel

News coverage of Operation Protective Edge mainly focused on casualties in the Gaza Strip, missiles launched at Israel and tunnels built by Hamas. There was comparatively little attention to the lives and hardships of Israelis, especially those who resided...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 20, 2014 02:46 PM

Where's the Coverage? ALS Patients Live Longer in Israel than Anywhere in the World

You may have seen a number of your Facebook friends posting videos of themselves being doused with buckets of ice water. You probably have heard of the “Ice Bucket Challenge.” This is an incredibly successful campaign by the ALS...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 19, 2014 08:30 PM

Hypocrisy Is Thy Name, Condemning Israel Thy Game

Victor Davis Hanson, historian with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, has again hit the nail right on in comparing the Gaza Strip versus Cyprus ("Occupation hypocrisy: Gaza vs. Cyprus," Washington Times, Aug. 13, 2014). Hanson points out how...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 19, 2014 02:53 PM

Middle Class Terrorists and Sixteen-Year-Old Soldiers

The rising tide of extremism in the Middle East has brought to the surface some realities that are too often obscured by formulaic media coverage of the region's conflicts. An article in the Algemeiner, Islamic State Fighter: Hezbollah and...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 19, 2014 12:31 PM

About That "N"

By now it’s pretty clear that Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State (IS), which has taken over much of central and northern Iraq is guilty of genocide. The man is a killer as are his followers....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 15, 2014 01:35 PM

USA Today Headline Bias on Attack, Cease-Fire

The article: Palestinians break cease fire. Palestinians hit Israel with 5 rockets. Israel then strikes back by hitting terror sites. Egypt and Palestinians announce that both Israel and the Palestinians agree to renewed cease-fire. The headline? 8/14 update: USA Today's...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 13, 2014 10:04 PM

Where's the Coverage? Palestinian Activist: "Hamas Paved the Road for the Death of our People"

Bassem Eid is director of the Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group, a veteran Palestinian Arab human rights activist. Recently he wrote a column, “Hamas needs the Palestinians’ deaths in order to claim victory,” stating: For more than 26 years,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 13, 2014 03:47 PM

Meet the Latest UN Arbiters of War Crimes in Gaza

The UN Human Rights Council (HRC) -- not known for their fairness and objectivity toward Israel-- has appointed a new panel of judges to decide whether or not human rights abuses, war crimes or violations of international law have taken...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 13, 2014 03:46 PM

Spoerl Captures Insanity of Hamas Coverage in New Hampshire Union Leader

Joseph Spoerl, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy at St. Anselm's College in New Hampshire Joseph Spoerl, Ph.D., a professor of philosophy at St. Anselm’s College in New Hampshire, highlights a huge problem in the coverage enjoyed by Hamas during the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 13, 2014 03:43 PM

Carter Shills Again for Hamas

Former President Jimmy Carter continues to promote Hamas (the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement) as a legitimate political actor. In an article co-written with former Irish president Mary Robinson in Foreign Policy, Carter urged Western states to recognize Hamas as...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 13, 2014 03:17 PM

Somebody Better Tell Steve Kirschbaum He’s Not Speaking on Behalf of USW 8751

John Shinn, regional director for the United Steel Workers District Four, may need to admonish the leadership of one of his locals, USW 8751, (which represents school bus drivers in the city of Boston), about how they portray themselves...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 13, 2014 01:52 PM

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

Former Foreign Correspondent Critiques Gaza Coverage

In a Washington Times commentary (“Hamas rules,” Aug. 6, 2014) Clifford D. May, president of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, urges journalists to report more accurately from the Gaza Strip—or acknowledge the obstacles to doing so. He...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 12, 2014 05:12 PM

Defending Hamas, Jodi Rudoren Suggests Foreign Press Association Spreads "Nonsense"

A New York Times reporter is apparently unhappy with with the Foreign Press Association's criticism of Hamas. In response to today's FPA statement that slams "the blatant, incessant, forceful and unorthodox methods employed by the Hamas authorities and their representatives...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 11, 2014 01:16 PM

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

Chris Cuomo’s Terrible Gaffe on Christians in Jerusalem

Note: An update was appended to this post at approximately 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 First the good news. And then the bad news. The good news is that CNN is finally waking up to the extirpation of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 8, 2014 01:17 PM

Washington Post Cites CAMERA on Palestinian Casualty Figures

Weighing in on the uncertainty concerning Palestinian casualty figures, Paul Farhi of The Washington Post cites CAMERA's Steven Stotsky ("Reporters grapple with politics, erratic sources in reporting Israeli/Gaza death toll"): A pro-Israeli group, the Committee for Accuracy in Middle...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 6, 2014 03:30 PM

NY Times Errs on 'New Settlements'

A New York Times infographic yesterday entitled "A History of Obama-Netanyahu Tensions" erroneously refers to Israeli announcements of "new settlements" in recent years. The April 2014 item blatantly errs: But Israel had not announced any "new settlements," not in spring...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 6, 2014 01:37 PM

On Hamas Imagery, New Delhi Television Shows West How It's Done

While most of the mainstream Western media hasn't provided even one still photograph of a Hamas fighter, an Indian television station gets the goods. New Delhi Television broadcast and posted online intriguing video of Hamas assembling a launch site...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 5, 2014 10:24 AM

Miami Herald Editorial Crystal Clear on Gaza Fighting

A Miami Herald editorial July 28 explained to its readers why Israel rejected U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry’s ceasefire proposal: “When Hamas decided to initiate rocket attacks on Israel, it invited the furious reprisal that began earlier...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 4, 2014 06:01 PM

NY Times Speaks Up on Censorship in Gaza Conflict

Much has been made recently about Hamas intimidating journalists into keeping silent about the terrorist organization's activity within civilian facilities and into refraining from publishing images of Hamas fighters or weapons. Journalists have deleted tweets about Hamas' exploitation of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 4, 2014 10:52 AM

AP Grossly Understates Iron Dome Interceptions

As of Saturday, the Iron Dome intercepted more than 550 rockets fired by Palestinians since the start of "Operation Protective Edge" (Photo from Israel's Ministry of Defense) In an Aug. 1 Associated Press article, Bradley Klapper grossly understates the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 4, 2014 09:27 AM

Updated: United Steel Workers 8751 – A Bus Drivers Union That Supports People Who Blow Up Buses

Steve Kirschbaum, founder and Chair of the Grievance Committee Stevan Kirschbaum of United Steel Workers 8751, marches at the front of a parade in downtown Boston in celebration of Al Quds Day on July 25, 2014. Al Quds Day...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 1, 2014 05:09 PM

Israeli Missile Targets Rockets Launched From Field Next to Hotel

Much of the coverage of the violence in Gaza contains images of maimed and dead Gazan civilians, especially women and children. The implication is that Israel is not taking all the precautions that it could to avoid harming civilians....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 1, 2014 03:52 PM

CNN's Martin Savidge Supports Hamas Claims on Tunnels

Martin Savidge, CNN CorrespondentOn July 29, CNN Tonight broadcast a segment showing a film clip of Hamas terrorists emerging from a tunnel inside Israel. This footage was put out by Hamas, aired on Al Aqsa TV, and showed the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 31, 2014 02:51 PM

Wall Street Journal's 'Purported' Caption on Rocket

A The Wall Street Journal photo caption today suggests that perhaps an Israeli woman has faked a rocket attack on her home in Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha. The page A5 caption reads: A resident of Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha inspects the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 31, 2014 11:54 AM

What The Local Media Missed: Days of Rage in Boston

Marchers parade in downtown Boston in celebration of Al Quds Day on July 25, 2014. Al Quds Day is a celebration inaugurated by Ayatollah Khoemeini in Iran in 1979, (the year of the Iranian Hostage Crisis), to show disdain...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 29, 2014 06:17 PM

Hamas Intimidates Press in Gaza Strip

Does intimidation of journalists by Hamas distort coverage of Israel’s “Operation Protective edge” in the Gaza Strip? The Times of Israel reported that it “confirmed several incidents in which journalists were questioned and threatened. These included cases involving photographers...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 29, 2014 04:51 PM

LA Times Letter Error: Michael Bloomberg Took Private Jet

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu greets former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg at Ben-Gurion Airport, July 23, 2014. Photo: HAIM ZACH/GPO Jean-Claude Demirdjian of Los Angeles, a retired Boeing 747 captain whose letters are frequently published in The Los Angeles...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 29, 2014 10:48 AM

Evolution of AFP Coverage of UNRWA School Fatalities

On Friday, we noted that Agence-France Presse reported as fact, in both news articles and photo captions, that an Israeli shell was responsible for at least 15 fatalities in an UNRWA school in the northern Gaza Strip July 24, despite...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 28, 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

Sheera Frenkel Feeds Twitter Distorted Buzz

Buzzfeed correspondent Sheerah Frenkel sure is able to include a lot of misinformation into a 140 characters! Earlier today she posted a tweet that read as follows: Order of events: 3 teens kidnapped->100s of Palestns in WB arrested->revenge attacks...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 25, 2014 02:25 PM

CMEP: Hamas Rocket Fire a “Kind of Political Speech”

Churches for Middle East Peace, an umbrella “peace” organization supported by approximately two dozen Christian churches and para-church organizations in the U.S., sure has a funny way of looking at things. In a bulletin recently sent out by the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 24, 2014 01:45 PM

CNN Error: Top US Official Accused Israel of War Crimes

July 30 Update: CNN Corrects: Criticism of Israel from UN, not US, Official In CNN Newsroom yesterday, Brooke Baldwin mistakenly claims that a top American human rights official accused Israel of war crimes. She erred: And we are hearing some...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 24, 2014 11:32 AM

C-SPAN’s SOS Encourages Blaming Israel

C-SPAN’s same old Scully indulged anti-Israel callers while the subject was the airliner downed over Ukraine A July 18 Washington Journal call-in segment hosted by Steve Scully about the Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine generated several (more than one-fourth...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 24, 2014 07:59 AM

Boston Globe Editorial Wrong on Rocket Chronology

Rocket fire on Israel since June 2013 into early July 2014 (courtesy of the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center) The Boston Globe editorial today errs on the chronology of recent rocket attacks against Israel, referring to "....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 23, 2014 01:57 PM

Wall Street Journal Reporter Deletes Description of Hamas Using Hospital

The Wall Street Journal's Nick Casey posted to Twitter a description of Hamas's use of Shifa Hospital, but inexplicably deleted the tweet a short while later. Tablet's Yair Rosenberg, who noticed the disappearance, posted an image of the original tweet,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 23, 2014 11:03 AM

Robert Mackey's "Open Source" Journalism Anything But

New York Times journalist Robert Mackey has weighed in on the video broadcast yesterday by the International Solidarity Movement and sadly, despite his reporting, we are no closer to the truth of what happened the day the video was...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 23, 2014 09:10 AM

Did Newsweek Promote Fake Atrocity Video? Will ISM Produce Video for Inspection?

Is this young man a victim of an Israeli sniper?(Screenshot of ISM video) The International Solidarity Movement, a radical anti-Israel organization that has condoned acts of terror against the Jewish state, is alleging that an Israeli sniper killed a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 22, 2014 01:20 PM

The Moral Blindness of the World Council of Churches

WCC General Secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit When it comes to interpreting events in relation to Israel, the World Council of Churches consistently demonstrates a mind-boggling moral blindness as it ignores reality, omits facts, and demonizes the Jewish...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 21, 2014 02:18 PM

Palestinians in Hebron Hand Out Pastries in Celebration of "Kidnapping"

Hamas has announced that it has captured an Israeli soldier. Ron Prosser, Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations has denied that a soldier has been captured. The uncertainty surrounding the alleged capture of an Israeli soldier hasn't stopped Palestinians...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 21, 2014 11:10 AM

Vox Corrects (Which is Good), But, Still...

Vox, whose motto is “Understand the News,” recently posted a brief article about the fight between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. It’s titled “The Israel-Gaza Crisis explained in 11 facts.” At the bottom of the article, readers...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 19, 2014 03:02 PM

ABC News Does What CBS Won't: Correct the Record

Jeff Fager, chairman of CBS News and producer for the networks flagship newsmagazine should take a cue from his competitors at ABC News. On Tuesday, July 8 news anchor Diane Sawyer mistakenly referred to a video of Palestinians trying...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 17, 2014 01:17 PM

Anti-Israel Political Cartoonists Pounce on Israel

No sooner does Israel forcefully defend itself from attacks on its civilians coming from Gaza, than the Israel haters crawl out of the woodwork to spew their condemnation. Witness some of the recent political cartoons that have appeared in various...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 17, 2014 11:18 AM

CBS Report Comes Up Empty on Fuel Claim

On CBS This Morning, Holly Williams reported today from Gaza City that Hamas appeared to reject an Egyptian-proposed ceasefire agreement because it did not include the removal of the security-based naval blockade imposed on Gaza since 2007. She says...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 15, 2014 11:47 AM

Hamas Got Rich As Gaza Was Impoverished

An article appearing in Ynet on July 15 by Doron Peskin reveals how leaders of Hamas have become fabulously wealthy at the same time that the Gaza Strip has fallen deeper into poverty and disrepair. Israel vacated the Gaza...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 15, 2014 11:29 AM

NYT's Public Editor Weighs In On Complaints

Margaret Sullivan, public editor for New York Times, today addresses the "deluge" of complaints that her office has received concerning its coverage of Israel and the Palestinians ("A Deluge of Reader Complaints on Israel-Palestine Coverage"). Addressing some of the very...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 15, 2014 05:51 AM

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

Reuters Corrects Reference to '100s' of Fleeing Israelis

Reuters has corrected an article from earlier today which grossly understated the number of Israelis in rocket range who have been forced to seek shelter during sirens warning of incoming salvoes launched from Gaza. Still visible in the cached version,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 15, 2014 03:59 AM

Where's the Coverage? Palestinian Official: All Hamas Rockets Are War Crimes

In a stunning moment of candor,the Palestinian envoy to the United Nations Human Rights Council states that it would be folly for Palestinians to apply to the International Criminal Court given that "each and every" rocket fired by Hamas...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 14, 2014 02:59 AM

VIDEO: CAMERA Activist Assaulted at Anti-Israel Protest Rally

Anti-Israel activists showed their true colors near the Israeli Consulate in Boston today. In addition to expressing their contempt for the Jewish state at an anti-Israel rally organized in part by Jewish Voice for Peace, one of the protestors...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 11, 2014 04:31 PM

NPR Suggests Israel Fired 160 Rockets, Hamas Fired 2

The rockets are flying in the Middle East. Yesterday morning, NPR listeners were told that Israel had hit 160 targets. And they were informed that Hamas had fired... two missiles? The introduction to a July 9 Morning Edition segment...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 10, 2014 05:20 PM

Where's the Coverage? "Moderate" Fatah a Partner in Terror

Even as terrorists in Gaza fire hundreds of rockets and missiles at Israel, the media has not paid much attention to the fact that the genocidal group Hamas is partners in a Palestinian “unity” government with Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 9, 2014 08:12 PM

Media Misses Palestinian Professor's Auschwitz Visit

> In March, Prof. Mohammed Dajani, head of the American studies program at Al Quds University in eastern Jerusalem, led 27 students on a trip to Auschwitz. The unusual visit and the uproar it caused among many Palestinian Arabs...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 9, 2014 05:03 PM

NYT Caption Error: No Jerusalem Violence

July 9 Update: New York Times Corrects: There Were Jerusalem Clashes The caption for a large page-five photograph in The International New York Times yesterday (July 5-6) errs: Thousands thronged Friday to Shuafat, the East Jerusalem neighborhood where Muhammad Abu...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 7, 2014 03:21 AM

Is Presbyterian Divestment About Human Rights or Jewish Sovereignty?

The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) voted last month to divest from three companies whose products are used by the Israeli defense establishment because the denomination does not want to profit from human rights abuses. The GA...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 3, 2014 10:19 AM

Aussie Site Engages With Unfounded Headline on 'Revenge Killing'

The Australian news site news.com.au boasts: Australia’s number one news site in 2013 and 2014, news.com.au reaches over 3.7m* Australians, delivering extensive breaking news and national interest stories thanks to our team of dedicated journalists plus the strength of the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 2, 2014 06:00 AM

Huffington Post False Headlines: Air Strikes in West Bank

UPDATE, July 2, 4:55 EST: Huffington Post UK Corrects: No West Bank Airstrikes A Huffington Post UK headline yesterday falsely claims that the West Bank has been subject to airstrikes. A screen capture of the headline follows: In response to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 2, 2014 03:21 AM

Where's the Coverage? Palestinians Want to Eliminate Israel

A poll commissioned by The Washington Institute and conducted by a leading Palestinian pollster shows that a clear majority of Palestinians, 60.3%, believe that their main five-year national goal “should be to work toward reclaiming all of historic Palestine,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 1, 2014 07:38 PM

LA Times Whitewashes Hamas, Again

While the United States, the European Union and Israel have decided that Hamas is a terrorist organization, responsible for countless suicide bombings, stabbings, shootings and rocket attacks targeting civilians, The Los Angeles Times would rather not say so. Once...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 29, 2014 07:33 AM

Where's the Coverage? Abbas Rejects "Trust, Good Will and Mutual Security"

Earlier this month, Manuel Hassassian, the PLO ambassador to the United Kingdom, and Professor Raphael Cohen-Almagor, Founder and Director of the Middle East Study Group at the University of Hull, co-authored an article in Fathom, a quarterly journal published...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 25, 2014 04:39 PM

PCUSA's New Moderator Unsettled by CNN Scrutiny

It is hard not to feel sorry for Heath Rada, the newly elected moderator of the Presbyterian Church (USA). He just got himself elected to one of the most important posts in a very troubled institution and now he...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 22, 2014 06:41 PM

Where's the Coverage? Official PA Social Media Celebrates Kidnappings

It's been almost a week since Israeli teens Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Sha-ar and Naftali Frenkel were kidnapped on their way home, south of Jerusalem. Wednesday, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki confirmed that one of the boys is an American...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 18, 2014 08:56 PM

Atlantic Using Old Unrepresentative Photo About Hebron

There are a number of problems with Ayelet Waldman’s piece, “The Shame of Shuhada Street,” that appeared in The Atlantic on June 12, 2014, but one of the most obvious and egregious is the magazine’s use of an old...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 18, 2014 04:47 PM

CMEP Expresses Outrage on Website Over Uprooted Trees, Nothing about Kidnappings

In the minds of some peace and justice activists in the Christian non-profit community, the destruction of 300 trees is more of an outrage than the kidnapping of three young Jews. Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP), an organization...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 18, 2014 11:51 AM

Where's the Coverage? Czech President Celebrates Israel

In Paris this week, a Jewish teenager was attacked with an electric Tazer by a group of teens, two teens were chased by a man with an axe, and two other teens were sprayed with tear gas. Tablet Magazine...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 11, 2014 07:01 PM

Churches for Middle East Peace Downplays Hamas' Hostility

Churches for Middle East Peace is doing one of the two things it does best – portraying Arab and Muslim hostility toward Israel as something other than … Arab and Muslim hostility toward Israel! (The other thing it does...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 9, 2014 04:36 PM

Times of Israel Rewrites (Its Own) History on Lenny Kravitz Cancellation

In 2012, Times of Israel was one of several media outlets to report that it was an extended filming schedule which led to Lenny Kravitz's planned concert that October in Tel Aviv, as well as some other nine concerts in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 9, 2014 07:40 AM

NYT: Biblical Quote Evokes Gaza Rockets

President Peres calls for peace at the Vatican (photo by Haim Zach/GPO) As it is wont to do, The New York Times egregiously editorializes today in its coverage of President Shimon Peres' remarks at the Vatican yesterday ("At Vatican,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 9, 2014 06:27 AM

Where's the Coverage? Many Nations Have State Religions… Not Israel

Members of Israel’s coalition government are currently promoting a proposed new “Basic Law: Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People.” Ynet News reports: The proposal is expected to be presented to the Ministerial Committee for Legislation on Sunday...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 5, 2014 09:54 PM

CAMERA Op-Ed "'The New York Times' and Israel" Published in Jerusalem Post

CAMERA Senior Research Analyst Gilead Ini's op-ed "'The New York Times' and Israel" is published in the Jerusalem Post. The online version can be viewed here. See here to read about CAMERA's ongoing campaign that calls out New York Times...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 3, 2014 09:59 AM

Where's the Coverage? Israeli Arabs Like Israel

According to a study by Professor Sammy Smooha of the University of Haifa, 63.5% of Israeli Arabs consider Israel to be a good place to live. The study, titled “The Index of Arab-Jewish Relations in Israel,” draws on 700...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 28, 2014 07:20 PM

CAMERA Prompts Improved AP Coverage of Temple Mount Clash

An Associated Press news story early today about Temple Mount disturbances failed to adequately address the basic five questions that news stories are supposed to cover: who, what, where, when and how. The article reported: Who were the masked protesters?...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 28, 2014 06:18 AM

Zochrot Veers Into Realm of Anti-Semitic Comedy

   The radical anti-Israel organization Zochrot, which promotes the abolition of the Jewish State, has recently garnered attention in major newspapers regarding its GPS app advertising the Palestinian narrative of Nakba (catastrophe). Some of these media reports resemble promos...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 27, 2014 02:38 PM

New Footage Contradicts DCI-P's Account of Betunia Casualties

Newly released footage of the May 15 disputed fatal shootings of two Palestinian teenagers during "Nakba Day" clashes in Betunia contradicts the account that emerged from a heavily-edited video released by Defence for Children International - Palestine, which alleged that...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 27, 2014 07:14 AM

NY Times Misses Deicide Theme in Bethlehem

Downplaying the significance of a Palestinian photomontage exhibit in Bethlehem's Manger Square, erected in time for Pope Francis' visit there yesterday, The New York Times reports: The pope offered a spirited Mass in a crowded Manger Square, which was bedecked...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 26, 2014 06:06 AM

CNN Overreaches in Early Coverage of Betunia Deaths

Did this bullet enter and exit a young man's torso? An Israeli ballistics expert says no. (CNN screenshot) The deaths of two young Palestinian rock throwers in Betunia in the West Bank on May 15, 2014, has generated a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 22, 2014 04:21 PM

More Misinformation from Presbyterian Peacemakers

Earlier this year, the Israel Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church USA, an organization with a well-documented history of demonizing Israel and American Jews, issued a text called Zionism Unsettled. True to form, the IPMN’s booklet includes a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 21, 2014 03:06 PM

CAMERA Analyst Highlights Ugly Polemics from Retired Archbishop Elias Chacour

CAMERA Analyst Tricia Aven, Ph.D., has exposed the ugly rhetoric used by Palestinian Christian leaders in an article published on First Things' website. The piece is valuable because it highlights some of the ugly statements made by Rev. Dr....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 20, 2014 01:05 PM

Newsweek Publishes Unsubstantiated Allegations of Israeli Spying

Newsweek was once a leading news magazine. It fell on hard times, stopped publishing its hardcover editions and now has only an internet edition. Unfortunately, if its May 6, 2014 article on alleged Israeli spying is any indicator, its...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 15, 2014 11:42 AM

Where's the Coverage? "Palestine was the Home of the Jew"

In August of 1947, a Middle Eastern leader wrote a letter to the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine (UNSCOP). It read in part: It is an incontestable historical fact that Palestine was the home of the Jew and...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 14, 2014 10:00 PM

LA Times: Terrorists Conspired With Those Hamas 'Militants'

Major media outlets all too often mislabel Hamas as "a militant organization," despite the fact that the United States, the European Union and Israel, among others, have all designated it as a terrorist organization, given its countless suicide bombings,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 14, 2014 05:07 AM

Stones Thrown at Christianity’s Living Stones

The scene near St. George's Church on May 6, 2014. Just how serious is the Palestinian Authority in protecting Christians in and around Bethlehem? That’s the question Palestinians – and pilgrims to the city – need to be asking...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 9, 2014 12:18 PM

Church Near Beit Jala Attacked

Reports are starting to trickle out of the West Bank about violence St. George's Orthodox Church near Beit Jala. The details are sketchy, but the violence took place on May 6, 2014. One person was allegedly stabbed and several...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 8, 2014 11:01 AM

Where's the Coverage? Hamas Video Promotes Destruction of Israel, Murder of Jews

In “honor” of Israel’s Independence Day, the terrorist group Hamas, which is in the process of forming a unity government with the so-called moderate Fatah-run Palestinian Authority (PA), released a video parodying Israel’s national anthem, Hatikvah. But the Hamas...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 7, 2014 03:02 PM

Press TV, Like Haaretz, Pushes Bogus PM Quote on Home for Jews

Iran's Press TV, along with Israel's Haaretz, falsely reports that earlier this week Israeli Prime Minister stated that Israel is home only for the Jews. In fact, as we noted Monday, the prime minister said in the weekly cabinet...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 7, 2014 05:17 AM

Are Truth-Tellers Enemies of the Palestinian People?

The first of two breakout sessions for students at the 2014 Christ at the Checkpoint Conference (Photo: Luke Moon) "What happens when a Palestinian doesn’t hate Israel enough?" That’s the question Luke Moon, a researcher at the Washington, D.C....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 1, 2014 11:21 AM

Where's the Coverage? Fatah Leader Calls for Israel's Eradication

By now you have certainly heard about Secretary of State John Kerry’s troubling remarks warning that if Israel does not agree to a his idea of a peace agreement, it could become “an apartheid state with second-class citizens.” You...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 30, 2014 09:07 PM

Emmaus Group Responds to Intimidation

The Emmaus Group has issued a response to the controversy that began when one of its co-founders, Christy Anastas, spoke in Uppsala earlier this month. It reads as follows: EMMAUS GROUP STATEMENT Released Thursday 30th April 2014 “The only...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 30, 2014 11:27 AM

Christy Anastas On the Stone Pavement

This article has been corrected. See note at bottom. Also, Christy has visited the police station without incident. Christy Anastas, the 24-year-old woman who has fled the West Bank (where a journalist was recently sentenced to a year in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 28, 2014 11:39 PM

Location, Location (And Where the Media Got it Wrong)

April 28 Update: CAMERA Prompts Haaretz Correction on West Bank Barrier April 30 Update: NY Times Corrects Photo Caption on West Bank Clash In the convoluted map of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the same event taking place in two slightly different...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 27, 2014 04:33 AM

Eviction Notice Containing Threats Against Jewish Students Termed a "Prank"

A Prank. That's how a threatening flier distributed at a predominately Jewish dormitory at New York University has been characterized. The flier, distributed by Students for Justice in Palestine bears the name of a group that calls itself the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 25, 2014 11:28 AM

"Intimidation" If You Do, "Discrimination" If You Don't

If you've ever had the feeling that Israel is criticized regardless of what it does, rest assured: It isn't paranoia. The absurdity of much of the conversation about Israel is summed up neatly by two recent articles about Israeli Arabs...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 24, 2014 05:10 PM

Saeb Erekat Exonerates Hamas

Saeb Erekat is the gift that keeps on giving—for those tracking the Swiss cheese-like consistency of “the Palestinian narrative.” Erekat, the Palestinian Authority’s chief negotiator in PA-Israeli talks, has a habit of making Pinocchio-like assertions. For example: * In...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 24, 2014 04:12 PM

Iran Elected to UN Commission to Protect Women After Scheduling Execution of Raped Woman

On April 14, Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran, reported on the case of an Iranian woman who was scheduled to be executed for killing in self-defense an Iranian Intelligence Ministry official who she claimed...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 24, 2014 10:03 AM

Where's the Coverage? Videos Prove Arab Violence against Jews NOT Because of Israel

It seems as though “peace talks” between Israel and the Palestinian Authority have hit another stumbling block – or completely fallen apart perhaps – as Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party has entered into an agreement with the terrorist organization Hamas...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 23, 2014 07:24 PM

National Post Columnist Lauds Scarlett Johansson

National Post of Canada Columnist Robert Fulford seems to have grasped something that the organizers of the Celebrate Israel Parade, New York City's Jewish Community Relations Council and United Jewish Federation, apparently have not yet comprehended; the BDS movement...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 23, 2014 10:15 AM

Misinformation and Moral Stupidity from World Council of Churches

WCC General Secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit The World Council of Churches has a long history of inciting hostility toward Israel. It has demonized Israel while remaining relatively silent about the misdeeds of its Arab and Muslim adversaries,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 17, 2014 03:58 PM

Syrian Rebel Leader Speaks of Peace With Israel

Since the outbreak of the "Arab Spring", examples of influential regional figures offering a balanced and flexible perspective of the Israeli-Arab conflict have emerged. These more moderate voices in the region contrast with an opposing trend among Western academics,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 17, 2014 11:01 AM

Where's the Coverage? PA Official's Doublespeak

On the way to a family Passover seder near Hebron, Baruch Mizrachi was shot dead by a terrorist sniper and his wife and son were wounded. It is unclear whether or not Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has condemned...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 16, 2014 07:48 PM

Where's the Coverage? NY Times Wrong on Hitler, Wrong to this Day

If you have noticed that the New York Times news pages are slanted against Israel, you have probably also noticed the predominantly anti-Israel voices given a platform on the editorial pages. CAMERA has. CAMERA is undertaking a campaign to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 9, 2014 09:11 PM

Brandeis Caves to CAIR, Hirsi Ali Responds

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Brandeis University has announced it's rescinding an honorary degree that was to be given to Somali-born Ayaan Hirsi Ali, best-selling author and human rights activist. Hirsi Ali participated in CAMERA's 17th Annual Gala Dinner on April...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 9, 2014 05:33 PM

Prodromou Ignores Christian Safety and Freedom in Israel

Dr. Elizabeth Prodromou, Assistant Professor at Boston University, Visiting Professor at Tufts University, and former vice chair of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, wrongly identified Israel as one of the countries in the Middle East where Christians...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 9, 2014 03:52 PM

The New Yorker Equates Israel's Annexation of Jerusalem with Nazi Anschluss

The New Yorker likes to insert into its articles digs at Israel. Another one popped up in the introduction to a piece on the Russian annexation of Crimea. George Packer writes, Annexation has an ugly sound, owing to an...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 2, 2014 01:55 PM

Where's the Coverage? Palestinian Official Admits "Blackmailing" Israel for Release of Terrorists

The Washington Post reported: U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry is canceling a planned trip to Ramallah on Wednesday to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas amid new threats from the Palestinian leader to circumvent U.S.-backed peace...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 1, 2014 05:45 PM

Contradictory Stories from Christ at the Checkpoint

CATC Conference Director Munther Isaac addresses 2014 attendees. (Dexter Van Zile) What a difference two years can make! At the 2012 Christ at the Checkpoint Conference, Munther Isaac, (who recently got his Ph.D. from Oxford Center for Mission Studies),...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 1, 2014 02:52 PM

Ha'aretz Correction on Palestinian Fatality

Ha'aretz published the following correction today on page 2: The March 28 editorial (now edited online, but without any note indicating that a change was made) had originally alleged (see below) that the soldiers had shot Shawamreh a second time,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 31, 2014 04:41 AM

NY Times, Who is Demonizing?

The New York Times coverage today of released Palestinian prisoners embodies all that is wrong with Times coverage of Israel and the Palestinians ("Remaking a Life, After Years in an Israeli Prison,"). About Muqdad Salah, released seven months ago...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 31, 2014 03:09 AM

Munther Isaac Tells Antisemitic Joke at CATC Peacemaking Conference, Gets Laugh

The audience at Christ at the Checkpoint, held in Bethlehem during the second week of March 2014, responds to a joke about Jews and money told by Palestinian Christian Munther Isaac. (Screenshot.) Munther Isaac is a clever and well-educated...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 26, 2014 04:28 PM

Jimmy Carter, History and the Jewish State

Former President Jimmy Carter is apparently confused about the Israeli demand for Palestinian recognition of Israel as the Jewish state. And the historical record seems to elude him as well. The Associated Press reports on an interview with President...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 25, 2014 07:48 AM

Dennis Ross Comment Highlights NY Times Error

While The New York Times refuses to correct factual errors that appeared in an Op-Ed by former Palestinian official Ali Jarbawi, a former senior US official has provided even more evidence that the newspaper published patently false assertions. Jarbawi...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 24, 2014 12:22 PM

Touring the Israeli-Palestinian Conundrum with the NYT (Updated)

March 24 update: The New York Times has updated its post so that it no longer describes Tel Aviv as Israel's capital. With alluring photographs and intriguing itineraries, The New York Times urges travelers to join its Times Journeys abroad:...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 23, 2014 05:02 AM

Israeli Hospitals Treat Syrian Victims of Civil War

The Christian Science Monitor published a feature article on March 12, 2014, "Enemies, no, patients, say Israeli doctors treating Syrians," describing the lifesaving treatment provided to wounded and ill Syrians at Western Galilee Hospital in Nahariya. In less than...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 13, 2014 01:48 PM

Where's the Coverage? "Jews Have Not Taken Anything by Force"

In 1936, a national leader wrote a letter. This is an excerpt: …The situation of the Jews in Palestine being the strongest and most concrete proof of the importance of the religious problem among the Muslim Arabs toward anyone...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 12, 2014 06:31 PM

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

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

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

Ha'aretz No Longer a Newspaper

Ha'aretz has now completely crossed the line from a newspaper to a propaganda mouthpiece. Judith Butler, a Berkeley professor, and Rashid Khalidi, PLO spokesman-cum-Columbia professor, published an Internet petition in which they condemn what they call attempts to silence, intimidate...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 9, 2014 04:53 AM

Christian Science Monitor Photo Caption Misleads

The March 10, 2014 edition of the Christian Science Monitor Weekly [CSM] carries an upbeat article "Go-getters in Gaza" which highlights the entrepreneurial ambitions and striving for normalcy of young Gazans. Eight photographs are shown. One of the photographs...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 6, 2014 04:11 PM

Where's the Coverage? "Settlements" Not an Obstacle to Peace

In a recent interview with Jeffrey Goldberg, widely perceived as blaming Israel for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, President Obama never addressed the issue of incitement by Palestinian Authority leaders, media and educational materials to hatred of and violence against Jews...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 5, 2014 06:21 PM

Can We Trust The Images We See in Relevant?

Relevant, a magazine that bills itself as a lifestyle magazine for young Evangelicals in the United States, has published a cover story about violence in the Holy Land and what Christians can do to bring it to an end....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 5, 2014 09:14 AM

Mitnick, the U.S., and 'Illegal' Settlements

American policy on the legality of the settlements has been consistent for decades. And Joshua Mitnick's coverage of that policy has also been consistent. Consistently wrong, that is. Back in 2006, Mitnick wrote in the Christian Science Monitor: The...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 5, 2014 05:22 AM

The New York Times Persists in Emphasizing IDF Defensive Strikes While Downplaying Palestinian Terrorism

CAMERA’s monograph, Indicting Israel: New York Times’ Coverage of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, noted the newspaper’s consistent emphasis on Israel’s defensive military strikes while downplaying Palestinian violence. During our 6-month study, Palestinian attacks –including those that killed Israelis – were never...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 4, 2014 05:46 PM

Ha'aretz Lost in Translation on Strip Search

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

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

When Media Cover for Palestinian Terror Groups

A Swiss Air flight hijacked in 1970 by the PFLP Martin Kramer has excellently exposed how The New York Times covers for Rashid Khalidi ("New York Times: soft spot for Rashid Khalidi?"). (In case it's not clear, the job...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 2, 2014 05:18 AM

National Geographic: Syrian Jews Suffered Only from 'Suspicion'

Four Jewish girls, Fara Zeibak, Mazal Zeibak, Eva Saad and Lulu Zeibak. were raped, killed, and mutilated while trying to flee Syria to Israel in 1974.It is fair to describe the Alawites of Syria as a "long-oppressed group," which National...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 28, 2014 01:10 PM

Amnesty International's Anti-Israel Activism

For many years, Amnesty International [AI] has pursued an agenda hostile to Israel. Like its sister organization Human Rights Watch, AI was originally founded to expose and combat human rights abuses by oppressive regimes, but its mission has been...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 28, 2014 10:29 AM

Where's the Coverage? The Truth about "Israel Apartheid Week"

On a number of college campuses, this week is “Israel Apartheid Week,” a week where anti-Israel activists try to fool students into believing Israel systematically and legally oppresses minorities. This is a particularly ironic accusation since Freedom House, an...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 26, 2014 09:19 PM

ZOA Still Alive And Kicking, Contrary to Scholarly Report

The Zionist Organization of America is alive and well, contrary to a report of its demise from Samuel J. Kuruvilla, a scholar from India who received his Ph.D. in Political Theology at Exeter University in 2009. In the glossary...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 26, 2014 03:37 PM

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

Christians Murdered in Libya

Seven Christians were murdered in Libya. According to an article published by Reuters the victims were summoned from their apartments by gunmen looking for Christians. Here are the details. Seven Egyptian Christians were found shot dead on a beach...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 24, 2014 03:17 PM

Eager Arab Students Learn From Scientist at Technion

While in the U.S. and Great Britain academic organizations crusade against Israeli universities, promoting boycotts, divestment and sanctions, some eager students in Arab countries apparently have different ideas. New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman writes about the interest generated...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 20, 2014 10:49 AM

PBS' Alice Walker Film Includes Unanswered Defamation of Israel

The Public Broadcasting Service Master's Series broadcast "Beauty and Truth" on Feb. 7, is a much publicized paean to Alice Walker. Walker gained renown from her 1982 novel, "The Color Purple," which Steven Spielberg made into a film. Her...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 18, 2014 12:42 PM

Algerian-Born Student Sees Israel as a Beacon of Hope

In Europe and the United States, pampered academics rail against Israel, proclaiming it guilty of exploitation, apartheid, organ stealing and genocide; they demand that the Jewish state be subjected to boycotts, sanctions and isolation. Meanwhile, among those from the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 14, 2014 10:27 AM

Where's the Coverage? PA to Increase Payouts to Terrorists

The news media has extensively, and appropriately, covered the release of prisoners by the Afghan government. USA Today reported: The expected release Thursday of 65 Afghan prisoners — many linked to attacks that have killed American troops — has...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 12, 2014 07:57 PM

David Duke Endorses PC(USA) Document

For the past several weeks, the Presbyterian Church (USA) has been selling a 74-page booklet about the Arab-Israeli conflict. It has sold this booklet through its website. The booklet, titled Zionism Unsettled, was prepared by the Israel Palestine Mission...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 12, 2014 06:18 PM

"Four Corners" Fudges Footage

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Feb. 10, 2014 "Four Corners" documentary on alleged widespread abuse and even brutal torture of Palestinian children by Israeli authorities has clearly manipulated footage in at least one instance to downplay the involvement of children in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 12, 2014 05:44 AM

Blunt Journalism From Down Under

Melbourne Australia's Herald Sun published an article revealing the cruelty that manifests among some Palestinians. In "Israel may pay for tolerance it shows to killers" Alan Howe writes about some of the individuals released by Israel as a gesture...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 11, 2014 10:37 AM

Oxfam on the Israel-Palestinian Conflict

Actress Scarlett Johansson's decision to end her relationship with Oxfam, the British charity, generated a lot of publicity. Most people, however, have little awareness of Oxfam's distorted portrayal of Israel. Oxfam currently (Feb. 7, 2014) has on its web...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 7, 2014 02:04 PM

UN Group Compares ASA Boycott to Nazi Boycott of Jews

Curtis Marez, spokesman for the ASA boycott An official body within UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) labeled the recent American Studies Association [ASA] boycott resolution against Israel as comparable to Nazi boycotts against Jewish academics. According...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 6, 2014 12:37 PM

Where's the Coverage? Muslim Scholar Says Israel Belongs to the Jews

Blogger Elder of Ziyon writes that Arab news outlets have reported on Sheikh Ahmad Adwan. Adwan, who introduces himself as a Muslim scholar who lives in Jordan, posted on his personal Facebook page that the Koran states: Allah has...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 5, 2014 02:18 PM

Divest This' Panic-Driven Response to Omar Barghouti

The excellent Divest This! blog is back in business after an extended hiatus, and it wastes no time in cutting down Omar Barghouti's grandiose visions of BDS success, most recently expressed in The New York Times. Divest This! observes:...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 4, 2014 08:03 AM

Tantura, a Fictional Play and a Real News Report

When fictional massacres take place in fictionalized films or theater productions about real life conflicts, news reporters have an obligation to make clear that the said "massacre" wasn't real. The Los Angeles Times ran into trouble here last year...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 4, 2014 04:50 AM

Clarifications on Ha'aretz's Johansson Tweet

Ha'aretz has clarified that a recent tweet featuring a photoshopped image of the glamorous, evening-gown clad Scarlet Johansson standing in front of Palestinians crowded into a fenced passage-way was not an endorsement. Ha'aretz tweeted on Feb. 2: Yesterday, Ha'aretz tweeted...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 4, 2014 03:02 AM

UPDATED: Reuters Headline Falsely Accuses Israel of Threatening Civilians

A Reuters article about an Israeli military general’s warning to Hezbollah over its establishment of thousands of terrorist bases within residential buildings was published under the following erroneous headline: In fact, the article makes clear that Israel did not threaten...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 30, 2014 11:33 AM

Malcolm Lowe Lifts the Veil on the Heads of Churches in Jerusalem

Christian Clergy in Jerusalem. (Latin Patriarchate) Malcolm Lowe, a New Testament scholar living in Jerusalem, pays very close attention to Christian leaders in the Holy City. In his latest piece in the Gatestone Institute, Lowe provides some very funny...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 30, 2014 11:30 AM

Scarlett Johansson Ends Her Connection With Oxfam

Movie star Scarlett Johansson has dealt decisively with the controversy surrounding her serving as the global brand ambassador for the Israeli company Sodastream and as goodwill ambassador for Oxfam. She has given Oxfam the boot, graciously, of course. Sodastream...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 30, 2014 10:12 AM

News You Might Have Missed

On Jan. 31, the annual Munich Security Conference will resume. This year, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has been invited to attend. He will hold discussions with Carl Bildt, the former Prime Minister of Sweden and others to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 29, 2014 03:04 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

EU Statement Commemorating the Holocaust Omits Mentioning the Jews

An official statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorating the victims of the Holocaust issued by EU High Representative Lady Catherine Ashton, does not identify who those victims were. The brief statement reads, The High Representative of the European Union...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 28, 2014 11:45 AM

AFP Gives New Life to Old Settlements (and Neighborhoods)

In the alternate reality in which Agence France Presse lives, Tel Aviv advocates settlement expansion, Israel approved the "new" settlements of Pisgat Zeev, Ariel, Har Homa, Efrat, Gilo, Beitar Illit and Ramat Shlomo. AFP, the French wire service, tweeted this...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 28, 2014 07:31 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

Where's the Coverage? Fatah Official Calls for 'Resistance'

Western media, which have demonstrated a keen interest when Israeli officials have criticized American efforts to advance a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, have reacted to a Palestinian official's rejection of Secretary of State John Kerry's efforts...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 27, 2014 05:22 AM

U.S. Congress Letter Condemns ASA Boycott

134 representatives of the United States Congress signed a letter to Curtis Marez, former President of the American Studies Association [ASA], condemning the ASA Boycott of Israeli academic institutions. The letter states that the "decision to blacklist Israeli institutions......

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 26, 2014 05:02 PM

AFP: Tel Aviv Pushes Settlement Expansion

Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai, a closet advocate of settlement expansion? Is the secular, liberal city of Tel Aviv, and Mayor Ron Huldai of the leftist Labor Party, secretly advocating settlement expansion? If so, Agence France Presse has a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 26, 2014 07:59 AM

The NYT and the Facts on the Wall

Not a "wall": More than 91 percent of the barrier is made of fences, ditches and barbed wire. (Image from Israeli Defense Ministry) We were still waiting for The New York Times to correct factual errors in the Jan....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 26, 2014 05:59 AM

Where’s the Coverage? War Looms in Gaza

Three recent reports warn of the potential for new warfare between Israel and Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip led by Hamas. But the material—two news reports and one transcript with video—comes from two non-American news media and a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 24, 2014 03:37 PM

Angela Davis Uses MLK Day Speech to Defame Israel

Angela Davis, once associated with the Black Panther Party, gave the keynote address for the 28th annual celebration of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. In attendance were newly elected New York City...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 24, 2014 03:32 PM

Where's the Coverage? Gaza Sniper Sought Medical Treatment in Israel to Improve Sniping Ability

Last month, The Algemeiner reported: Israel’s General Security Service (Shin Bet), with the assistance of the country’s police department, arrested a Gazan terrorist sniper earlier this month who had requested to enter Israel on humanitarian grounds, for medical treatment...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 22, 2014 04:56 PM

Latest NY Times Anti-Israel Hit Piece Requires Corrections

The New York Times' most recent hit piece against Israel is an Op-Ed today by former Palestinian Authority official Ali Jarbawi, now a contributing writer at the Times. Writing in the Times of Israel, Tamar Sternthal, director of CAMERA's...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 22, 2014 08:13 AM

The Economist Publishes - Then Pulls - Anti-Semitic Cartoon

CAMERA’s sister organization CiF Watch wrote about a shocking cartoon that was published in The Economist on January 18: The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the czarist forgery purporting to reveal a Jewish conspiracy to control the world, may...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 21, 2014 02:00 PM

An Appended Correction "From The Straits of Gibraltar to the Cairo Pass"?

On January 18, The New York Times published an article by its chief correspondent in Jerusalem, Jodi Rudoren, claiming Israel has "embraced a castle mentality." Aside from a hint of the customary dismissive tone toward Israeli concerns, the article...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 20, 2014 02:58 PM

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Moral Clarity

In his address to the Israeli Knesset on Jan. 20, 2014, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper offered moral clarity. To the anti-Israel cult that has taken root in academic circles and most recently passed a boycott resolution under the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 20, 2014 12:37 PM

Video: Martin Luther King on Israel

For anti-Israel extremists who try to remake history with Martin Luther King as their fellow traveler, this video must be rather inconvenient:...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 20, 2014 12:04 PM

Clyde Haberman and the Siege Mentality

Ha'aretz's Chemi Shalev interviews departing New York Times journalist Clyde Haberman, who served as the paper's Jerusalem bureau chief in the 1990s. Telling readers what he really thinks about Israel, Haberman does not hold back: "All there is today is...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 19, 2014 04:55 AM

CAMERA Analyst Appears on Michael Coren Show

CAMERA's Christian Media Analyst Dexter Van Zile appeared on Michael Coren's show The Arena on Canada's Sun News Network on Jan. 15, 2014. He spoke about media bias against Israel....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 16, 2014 10:10 AM

Where's the Coverage? Iran's Supreme Leader Hates America

Today, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei called America an “arrogant power,” tweeting “Americans, Zionists and global arrogant powers are interested in neither the #Shia nor the #Sunni. 20/3/08”. The other day, he accused the U.S. and U.K. of fomenting...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 15, 2014 09:21 PM

Iran's Press TV Exposes Stuff

Iran's English language Press TV, which last November exposed that Israel killed John F. Kennedy, and several days earlier revealed that the CIA killed John F. Kennedy, has now outed CAMERA as a Mossad spin-off. In its article, which was...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 15, 2014 04:05 PM

Pop Quiz on "Apartheid" Allegation

It's pop quiz time. Take the test at the LA Times. Then rest assured that you got a better score than a number of American Studies Association-affiliated professors. (More on the "apartheid" allegation can be found at www.israeliapartheidweek.com)...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 14, 2014 05:28 PM

Fox Error: Sharon Entered Al Aqsa Mosque

In a blatant factual error which Fox News must correct, Conor Powell erroneously reported Jan. 11 that Ariel Sharon entered the Al Aqsa Mosque in September 2000: His actions helped spark the second Palestinian uprising in 2000 when he...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 14, 2014 07:36 AM

PBS, 'Resistance Fighters,' Women and Children

Image from Martin Gilbert's Atlas of the Arab-Israeli Conflict In an otherwise balanced report about Ariel Sharon, Margaret Warner reported Jan. 11 on PBS' "Newshour": In the years after independence he earned the enmity of Palestinians and Arabs, by...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 14, 2014 06:07 AM

In Sharon Coverage, NPR Skews

In a Jan. 11 NPR Weekend Edition Saturday broadcast on Ariel Sharon, Mike Shuster whitewashes the relentless Palestinian attacks against Israel emanating from Lebanon leading up to the first Lebanon war. Shuster reported: Sharon became defense minister in 1981,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 13, 2014 05:42 AM

Predictably, Sharon-Related Falsehoods Under Way

As anticipated, the passing of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has unearthed many old falsehoods. In New York Magazine, for instance, Caroline Bankoff claims that Israeli soldiers, not the Phalange militia, killed hundreds of Palestinian refugees in Sabra and...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 12, 2014 06:47 AM

CPB Ombudsman Agrees with CAMERA

During the dog days of summer, PBS aired two anti-Israel documentaries, back to back, as part of its POV series. CAMERA analyzed them in the article, “PBS Doubles Down on Anti-Israel Films.” Many letter writers and callers contacted their...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 10, 2014 12:41 PM

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

Facebook Admits the Obvious

A few days ago, Snapshots drew attention to a hateful photo posted on Facebook -- one that lionized Nazi violence against civilians, abused Nike's swoosh logo and slogan, "Just Do it." Initially, Facebook didn't take the photo down even...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 9, 2014 12:55 PM

Where's the Coverage? The Truth about "The Wall"

St. James Church Piccadilly, in the heart of London, hosted an event called “Bethlehem Unwrapped,” December 23 - January 5. According to the Web site, “Through music, food, art, poetry, debate and more Bethlehem Unwrapped goes behind the romanticised...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 8, 2014 05:53 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

Updated: (Image Removed) -- Facebook Tolerates Pro-Nazi Incitement

Update: The image has been removed. See more below. It's OK to encourage the murder of civilians on Facebook. It is not a violation of the company's community standards or its terms of service. Don't believe it? Take a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 6, 2014 10:54 AM

In Jordan Valley, Ha'aretz Just Lost

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

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

Reuters, Garbage and Shuafat

The shortcomings in Noah Browning's Dec. 20, 2013 article ("In bleak Arab hinterland, hints of Jerusalem's partition") are piling up. Browning reported that Shuafat residents: pay municipal taxes which bring some health care and insurance benefits, but enjoy few...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 5, 2014 03:18 AM

Western Businesses Rush to Iran

On November 14, 2013 National Public Radio's On Point news discussion program hosted a discussion about the proposed agreement with Iran over its nuclear program that was worked out in Geneva. Mark Dubowitz of the Foundation for the Defense...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 3, 2014 12:25 PM

Pilgrim Press Invites CAMERA to Create Insert to Accompany Error-Laden Text

Gary Burge is a regular guest teacher at Willow Creek Church in Illinois. (Screenshot from the church's website.) Pilgrim Press, the publishing house of the United Church of Christ headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, has offered to include a 6...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 30, 2013 12:15 PM

There's the Coverage! WSJ Reports on Christians in Israel

On October 9, CAMERA asked, “Where’s the Coverage? Israeli Christians Declare ‘the State of Israel is Our Heart.’” Over the weekend, we got an answer. The Wall Street Journal reported on “Israel’s Christian Awakening”: Now, an informal grass-roots movement,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 30, 2013 09:06 AM

LA Times' Temple Mount Provocation, II

For the second time in just over a year, a Los Angeles Times headline about increasing Jewish visits and attempts to circumvent the ban on Jewish prayer at the Temple Mount misleads and inflames. In October 2012, we flagged this...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 30, 2013 06:50 AM

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

CNN’s Amanpour Smears Israel at Mandela Memorial Service

During coverage of the December 10 memorial service for the former South African president, Nelson Mandela, held in Johannesburg, frequent Israel basher and CNN (Cable News Network) personality, Christiane Amanpour reminiscing about Mandela, drew what she thought was a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 18, 2013 04:58 PM

Ha'aretz Headline Fail

Master Sgt. Shlomi Cohen, killed Sunday In a prominent page 2 headline in Ha'aretz's English print edition today, the claim of a Lebanese soldier who killed IDF soldier Shlomi Cohen Sunday is upgraded to fact. During his interrogation with...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 18, 2013 03:45 AM

NYT Says Israel Lied About Iran Sanctions, But Experts and Insiders Support Claim

Yuval Steinitz's assessment of the financial benefits coming to Iran under the terms of a recent nuclear deal was attacked by The New York Times, but it is starting to look like one of the lower estimates around. Several...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 16, 2013 08:58 PM

Does New York Times Only Correct Errors to Make Rouhani Look Nicer?

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani The New York Times yesterday published a correction about Iranian president Hassan Rouhani: Because of an editing error, an article on Thursday about Iran's efforts to mend ties with Arab neighbors referred incorrectly to Jewish New...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 12, 2013 02:12 PM

Where's the Coverage? Netanyahu Not the Only Leader Absent from Mandela Memorial

The passing of Nelson Mandela has rightly been a big news story. The memorial service, attended by many dignitaries, has also, appropriately, received broad coverage. But one element of this story has been grossly over-played by the press and...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 11, 2013 09:50 PM

Inaugurations That Weren't

Dec. 17 Update: NY Times Corrects: Israel Didn't Block Installation of Scanner The New York Times incorrectly reported that Israel blocked the installation of a scanner donated by the Netherlands In The New York Times yesterday, Jodi Rudoren reports: ....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 11, 2013 05:41 AM

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

NY Times Inflates Number of Bedouins Facing Relocation

Just one week ago, The New York Times correctly reported that, according to human rights groups opposed to the Prawer-Begin plan to regulate settlement in the Negev, 30,000 to 40,000 Bedouins will be relocated as a result of the controversial...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 8, 2013 06:49 AM

Where's the Coverage? Rising Number of Terrorist Attacks in Jerusalem Motivated by "Hatred of Jews"

As Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Israel to heat up negotiations with the Palestinian Arabs, his visit is being heavily covered by the media, understandably. Some reports describe Kerry bringing a proposed plan to address Israel’s security...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 4, 2013 07:00 PM

Toronto Globe and Mail Flouts Its Editorial Code of Conduct

The Globe and Mail introduces its posted editorial code of conduct as follows:: The credibility of the reporting, analysis and opinion in The Globe and Mail rests on solid research, clear, intelligent writing, and maintaining a reputation for honesty,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 3, 2013 11:00 AM

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

NYT: Uranium Enrichment and Israeli Settlements

The New York Times has turned the topic of President Obama’s interim nuclear deal with Iran into yet another opportunity to indict Israel - this time by equating Iran's enrichment of uranium with Israel's settlements. Jerusalem bureau chief Jodi...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 26, 2013 09:54 PM

CAMERA Analyst Interviewed by Elder of Ziyon

The Elder of Ziyon recently interviewed CAMERA's Christian Media Analyst in New York City. The wide-ranging interview, which took place on Nov. 19, 2013 can be seen in the 17-minute video posted below or at Elder's website here....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 22, 2013 01:20 PM

Where's the Coverage? Hamas Leader's Sick Granddaughter Treated in Israel

The Jewish wire service JTA reports: An Israeli hospital treated the seriously ill granddaughter of Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh. One-year-old Amal Haniyeh, accompanied by her grandmother, crossed from Gaza into Israel to be seen by doctors at the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 20, 2013 05:15 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

Despite NYT Admission, Problem Photo Remains

Two days after a senior editor at The New York Times acknowledged to CAMERA the "poor" choice to prominently feature, in print and online, an emotive, sympathetic photograph of a Palestinian murderer's mother, and nearly 24 hours after the paper's...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 20, 2013 06:49 AM

New Issue, Same Old Double Standard

Washington Post reports of deportations of illegal immigrants from Saudi Arabia -- which drew a protest outside the Saudi embassy in Ethiopia, shown above -- and Israel paint very different pictures. The Post (November 11 print edition) reported in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 19, 2013 01:41 PM

Washington Office Director's Op-Ed: "Arab dispossession — the ‘Scarlet Letter’ lie"

CAMERA's Washington D.C. Office Director Eric Rozenman's op-ed "Arab dispossession — the ‘Scarlet Letter’ lie" was published in the Washington Jewish Week. Rozenman writes: In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, protagonist Hester Prynne must wear an “A” — for...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 19, 2013 09:46 AM

Press Council: Gideon Levy Must Apologize

Times of Israel reports: The Israel Press Council reprimanded the Haaretz newspaper and its columnist Gideon Levy for an opinion piece earlier this year in which Levy suggested that a former border policeman had learned from his service dealing...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 17, 2013 07:37 AM

UN Interpreter Caught Telling the Truth on Hot Mic

The United Nations Headquarters The Atlantic’s Wire blog just reported: A United Nations interpreter didn't realize her microphone was on whilst being candid with her colleagues on Thursday night during a General Assembly meeting. The slip came as the body...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 15, 2013 09:30 AM

Philly Exponent Interviews Director of CAMERA's Newly Opened Jerusalem Office

Tamar Sternthal outside CAMERA's new Jerusalem office. This week's Philadelphia Jewish Exponent includes an interview with the Director of CAMERA's Israel office, Tamar Sternthal, about CAMERA's newly opened Jerusalem office. The interview states: Tamar Sternthal credits a 1994 internship...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 14, 2013 10:05 AM

Where's the Coverage? Palestinian Authority Forces Arrest, Beat Journalist

The Jerusalem Post reported: Palestinian Authority police on Sunday arrested Bethlehem journalist and broadcaster George Canawati on suspicion of “slander” and “insults.” Canawati, director of Radio Bethlehem 2000, appeared on Monday in court with a black eye and torn...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 13, 2013 09:42 PM

Israel Wiped Off the Map in Children's Book, Scholastic Will Correct

Scholastic, a publisher of children's books, will revise and reprint a book with a map of the Middle East that did not include Israel, the West Bank or Gaza Strip. The Times of Israel, which broke the story, reported...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 13, 2013 12:54 PM

Yemini Calls Out Ha'aretz, Cites Presspectiva

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

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

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

Breaking the Facade of Breaking the Silence

In the past, we have noted that the Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence proclaims that it " demands accountability regarding Israel's military actions in the Occupied territories perpetrated by us and in our name," and yet it refuses "to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 11, 2013 07:39 AM

Author Reflects on "Apartheid" Israel

Albert Russo writes in English and French, his two “mother tongues.” He also speaks five languages fluently, has won numerous awards for his writing, and has lived in Africa, the United States and Europe. In a Times of Israel blog,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 8, 2013 08:08 PM

Ha'aretz Lost, No Translation Needed

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

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

Where's the Coverage? Israeli Technology Gives Sight to the Blind

A new device created in Israel aims to help the millions – including an estimated 21 million Americans – with visual impairments. OrCam, which clips on to eyeglasses and costs about as much as a hearing aid, is able...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 6, 2013 04:36 PM

Countering the Lies of Protest Tourism

Protest tourists in the West Bank. (Dexter Van Zile) Ardie Geldman, a resident of Efrat, has written a piece for The New English Review that details the manner in which Palestinian activists have helped turn the West Bank into...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 6, 2013 11:16 AM

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

Where's the Coverage? Abbas Admits PA Ordered Terrorism

The popular press has been reporting on the recent release of 26 Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails, the second round of prisoners released as a “goodwill gesture” from the Israelis to the Palestinian Authority as part of the ongoing...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 30, 2013 08:49 PM

Arab-Israeli Straight Talk - A Book for All Seasons

Student, busy lay person, concerned but misinformed news junkie -- anyone who would benefit from learning about the Arab conflict with Israel, and not only with the Jewish state but also other minorities in what is often referred to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 30, 2013 05:38 PM

Newest New York Times Columnist Sees Israeli Conspiracies Everywhere

CAMERA's nine-month study of The New York Times Opinion pages found a dramatic slant toward anti-Israel material. "Three quarters of all opinion pieces about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict during the study period were negative toward Israel. None were negative toward the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 30, 2013 12:26 PM

Author of Book on Arab-Israeli Conflict Says Not Enough Space

Yesterday, CAMERA published on its main website an article about The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Tough Questions, Direct Answers published by the InterVarsity Press as part of its "The Skeptic's Guide (TM) Series." Today, the book's author Dale Hanson Bourke graciously...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 29, 2013 12:44 PM

Al-Jazeera America Over All Other News Networks

The good news is that Al-Jazeera America (AJAM), a television news network that started broadcasting on Aug. 20, 2013 financed by the oil-rich Arab state of Qatar (pictured above is chief of state Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani),...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 28, 2013 05:37 PM

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

Among the Turmoil, Israel Can Be a Model For Stability Our CAMERA Supported group at the University of Minnesota, Students Supporting Israel, publishes a letter to the editor in their campus paper educating their campus about Israel's democracy. (in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 28, 2013 04:41 PM

Life Sentences Lost in Ha'aretz's Translation

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

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

Huffington Post Demonstrates How Not to Correct

The Huffington Post was one of the few major mainstream media outlets to run with Amy Klein's erroneous -- and now corrected -- Oct. 24 report in Ha'aretz that singer Rihanna swapped the lyrics of her song "Pour it Up"...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 27, 2013 07:37 AM

NYT's Rudoren Apologizes to Sara Netanyahu

Sara Netanyahu (above) receives apology from NYT Jerusalem bureau chief Jodi Ruderon On Oct. 23, The New York Times published the following correction: Barak Ravid reports in Ha'aretz today: Sources close to the prime minister leaked to Israel Hayom...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 27, 2013 05:22 AM

Author Asks "Will We Ever Be Forgiven for the Holocaust?"

Howard Jacobson, Man Booker Prize winner and author of such novels as “The Finkler Question,” delivered this year’s Jerusalem Address at the B’Nai Brith World Center in Jerusalem: The question “When will Jews be forgiven the Holocaust,” and its...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 25, 2013 02:50 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

Where's the Coverage? Many Countries Have Nuclear Power but No Enrichment

The “P5+1” talks proceed, meaning Iran is negotiating on the issue of its nuclear program with the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (the United States, Great Britain, France, China, Russia) plus Germany. The next round...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 23, 2013 07:47 PM

TIME Magazine Flacks for Iran

In an October 15 article entitled, “Four Good Reasons Why Iran Doesn’t Trust America,” TIME Magazine seems rather sympathetic to Iran’s point of view: As Iran and Western negotiators sit down in Geneva today, it’s worth considering some of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 23, 2013 07:30 PM

Washington Post Columnist Gets Iran Right

In the Oct. 17, 2013 print edition of The Washington Post, syndicated columnist Anne Applebaum (“A New Iran? Hardly.”) highlights the fundamental issue when it comes to negotiations with Iran over its nuclear programs. “We [the United States] oppose...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 23, 2013 03:24 PM

A Scathing Exposé of the World Council of Churches

WCC General Secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit The World Council of Churches is morally, ethically and intellectually bankrupt. That is the only logical conclusion one can draw after reading Malcolm Lowe’s scathing essay published today in the Gatestone...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 22, 2013 01:03 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

Archbishop Gets Award for Arming Terrorists

Melkite Archbishop Hilarion Capucci ran guns for the PLO in the 1970s. He got caught and was sentenced to 12 years in jail. He was released after serving a few years of his sentence. The Vatican, embarrassed by the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 18, 2013 11:22 AM

Where's the Coverage? Palestinian Incitement Violates Oslo Accords

Israeli minister of intelligence and international affairs Yuval Steinitz wrote an Op-Ed published in the International New York Times on October 16 headlined, “How Palestinian Hate Prevents Peace.” (As of this writing, the column has not appeared in the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 16, 2013 07:54 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

Cement to Gaza Used for Tunnels Instead of Schools and Houses

On September 26, Electronic Intifada published in its "human rights" section another of its endless depictions of Gazan deprivation caused by Israel's allegedly cruel policy of denying construction materials, mainly cement. The article states: With the severe shortage of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 15, 2013 12:43 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

Where's the Coverage? Israeli Christians Declare "the State of Israel is Our Heart"

At a recent conference, “Israeli Christians: Breaking Free? The advent of an independent Christian voice in Israel,” Israeli Christian leaders spoke about how their history, culture and heritage have been overwhelmed by Muslim Arabs. As reported in Israel Hayom,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 9, 2013 12:46 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

Ha'aretz Errs on Facebook, Too

In May 2012, Ha'aretz publisher Amos Schocken boasted the launch of a "new era," "our new, multi-platform digital subscriptions" with "seamless integration with social networks." Schocken spoke of "a significant enhancement of its online content, especially in English." But make...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 7, 2013 04:54 AM

Rouhani translator: "No, he did not use the word 'Holocaust.'"

We already know that Sohrab Ahmari, the Wall Street Journal, Arash Karami, Ali Alfoneh, two journalists who spoke with the New York Times blog The Lede, and Fars News Agency all concur that Rouhani did not use the word...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 5, 2013 11:17 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

Hummus Envy

Hummus with minimal topping Hummus (the word has a few alternative English spellings) is a popular food dip or spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas generally blended with tahini (a thick paste made of ground sesame seeds), olive oil, lemon...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 3, 2013 05:46 PM

Where's the Coverage? Israel is Important, Even Essential to American Jews

There has been a lot of coverage of the new Pew Study, A Portrait of Jewish Americans. It is interesting to note what the media chose to highlight. Some of the reporting focused on American Jews’ increasing secularity. CNN’s...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 2, 2013 08:37 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

UPDATED: AP Claims Claimed Rouhani Speech "Absent" of Anti-Israel Rhetoric

Photoshopped. 9/25 Update: After CAMERA communicated with CNN about the erroneous lede sentence, AP amended its story. The piece now states that "The Iranian president's first speech to world leaders toned down anti-Israel rhetoric," not that the speech was...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 25, 2013 11:05 AM

Where's the Coverage? Rouhani's Own Words Prove He is No Moderate

In President Obama’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly, he said: We are encouraged that President Rouhani received from the Iranian people a mandate to pursue a more moderate course, and given President Rouhani’s stated commitment to reach...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 24, 2013 09:15 PM

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

In a Week Filled With Islamist Slaughters, "Brave" EU Diplomats Unleash Moral Indignation on Israeli Soldiers

This past week has had its share of Islamist violence. Boko Haram Islamists massacred 159 in Nigeria. Suicide bombers in Iraq killed 96 attending a funeral. A bombing of a church in Pakistan killed 81. Terrorists took over a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 24, 2013 10:59 AM

Renewed Attention to Palestinian Incitement

CAMERA has long highlighted the pernicious effect of Palestinian incitement, which, though too-often ignored by the American press, is a central obstacle to peaceful coexistence. The importance of (ending) this phenomenon was raised this month in separate publications by David...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 23, 2013 04:42 PM

NY Times Makes a Tweeter Out of Rouhani

The New York Times today paints an image of Hassan Rouhani, Iran's latest Holocaust-questioning president, in front of his computer Tweeting nice things to the Jews: What is new is Mr. Netanyahu’s explicit comparison of Iran to North Korea —...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 23, 2013 12:25 PM

Israel-Detractor Roger Waters Promotes Irish "Educational Program" about Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

We don’t need no education… Unless maybe it’s an anti-Israel education? Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters, known broadly for his advocacy of the anti-Israel Boycott Divest Sanction movement but not for his expertise in Middle East history or international law,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 20, 2013 02:19 PM

Where's the Coverage? And the Flotillas? Egypt Cracks Down on Gaza

Remember when Gaza was an “open air prison,” as the Huffington Post called it? Remember when the tunnels, smuggling terrorists and weaponry in and out of the Strip, were “a legitimate trade and passenger route, one that is necessary...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 17, 2013 09:43 PM

Palestinian Parents opting for Israeli School Curriculum

In an article published on September 13, 2013, Why Some Palestinians Want to Learn Like Israelis, The Christian Science Monitor exposes how Palestinians in east Jerusalem are torn between their commitment to an ideology that rejects any accommodation to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 17, 2013 11:30 AM

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

AP Better Than AFP on 20 Years Since Oslo

Last week we noted AFP's egregious omission of any mention of Palestinian suicide bombings and rocket attacks in its coverage marking 20 years since the signing of the Oslo accords. The AFP's entirely one-sided reporting in which Palestinians had...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 15, 2013 03:13 AM

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

New York Times Repeats False Promises in Defense of Putin Op-Ed

In defense of his decision to publish a controversial Op-Ed by Russian president Vladimir Putin, New York Times editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal made some high-minded claims about the newspaper's supposedly non-judgmental and ideologically open Op-Ed pages. Those claims, however,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 12, 2013 11:40 AM

Where's the Coverage? Palestinian Support for Terrorism Highest in Muslim World

As many around the world remember the tragic terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Pew Research released a poll showing that, among Muslim populations around the world, support for terrorism was highest in the Palestinian territories. According to the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 11, 2013 08:43 PM

Doing It Again: 'Our' terrorists are 'your' Islamists; Semi-Secret Identities at The Washington Post

Remember phonograph records, and how playing needles stuck in scratches–sometimes rendering the recording unlistenable? If so, you’ll understand the “stuck-in-the-groove” problem typified by two examples from the September 9 print edition of The Washington Post. “In ancient Christian town,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 10, 2013 05:17 PM

NBC Photo Flub

At the end of July, CiF Watch, a CAMERA affiliated site, prompted a correction at the EPA photo agency on a July 23 caption which wrongly stated that immigrants to Israel predominantly move to West Bank settlements. The original caption...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 10, 2013 06:22 AM

Confounded on the Rehm Show

In the Friday, Aug. 30 edition of NPR's "The Diane Rehm Show," substitute host Steve Roberts allows an egregious false charge against Israel to pass without challenge. In a discussion about potential international strikes in Syria, the confounded "Frank" of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 10, 2013 03:04 AM

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

AP Returns Golan Heights to Syria

AP's online "interactive" item entitled "Syria's civil war" contains a map (below) placing the Golan Heights, in their entirety, within Syria. Israel gained most of the Golan Heights from Syria in the 1967 Six Day War, and annexed the territory...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 29, 2013 04:29 AM

Where's the Coverage? Israel Surrounded by Threats

CAMERA has reported: Recent statements by U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry portend a forceful American response to the Syrian government’s alleged use of chemical weapons. Should the United States –and allies– strike Syria, both...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 28, 2013 09:55 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

Norwegian FM Calls for Palestinian Concessions

Remember when Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas told a Washington Post reporter that he's content waiting for Israeli concessions? He famously told Jackson Diehl that he can sit back and wait because "in the West Bank we have a good...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 28, 2013 04:47 PM

Syrian Chemical Weapons Use and the Impact of Media Coverage

Aftermath of Iraqi Chemical Weapons Attack on Kurdish village of Halabja in 1988 that killed up to 5000 civilians Recent statements by U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry portend a forceful American response to the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 27, 2013 11:17 AM

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

Ha'aretz's Amira Hass Attempts to Justify Her Obsessive Focus

Anyone familiar with Ha'aretz columnist Amira Hass knows that she is obsessive in her hostility toward and vilification of Israel. Her journalistic career focuses entirely on presenting the Jewish state in the worst possible light -- as one that continuously...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 26, 2013 02:45 PM

Syria Threatens to Make Israel a Scapegoat

Israelis order gas masks Sunday as threats from Syria growIsraeli daily Yediot Aharonot reports that "that Damascus views Israel as behind the aggression and therefore it will come under fire should Syria be attacked by the United States." In...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 26, 2013 10:56 AM

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

Novelist Cites Media Complicity in Persecution of Christians in the Middle East, Links to CAMERA

As churches and Christian institutions burn across the Middle East and Christians flee Muslim countries, novelist Noah Beck cites Western media complicity in this disturbing phenomenon. In an article about Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s War on Christians by Raymond Ibrahim,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 23, 2013 01:39 PM

Even more artists call out BDS Bullying

It's time to update to our post from last January, "More Artists Call Out BDS Bullying": Italian author Umberto Eco called their ideas "absolutely crazy" and "fundamentally racist." Irish writer Gerard Donovan referred to them as "idiots" who try...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 22, 2013 04:48 PM

Where's the Coverage? Pervasive and Systemic Bias against Israel at the U.N.

When speaking to a group of students in Israel last week, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon reportedly admitted that, “Unfortunately because of the conflict, Israel has been weighed down by criticism and suffered from bias – sometimes even...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 21, 2013 11:08 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 Economist: Advocating for Palestinian Killers

The Economist continues to go off the rails in its treatment of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Its overt bias violates all journalistic norms. The latest article about the topic of the Palestinian prisoner release, “Why they count,"” essentially advocates for...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 19, 2013 07:34 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

Deduction: Electronic Intifada Thinks Electronic Intifada are "Shameless Liars"

The anti-Israel hate site Electronic Intifada and its founder Ali Abunimah spent much of the past two days letting their Twitter followers know that an Israeli army blog mistakenly labeled a photo of Malaysian shopping mall as being in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 16, 2013 11:39 AM

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

Where's the Coverage? PA Minister Admits Peace Talks a Ploy

Last month, as preliminary negotiations were set to begin between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA), PA Minister of Religious Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash delivered a Friday sermon. PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas was present and it was broadcast on official...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 14, 2013 10:58 PM

Allah's 'Law of the Land' - You've Heard (Something Like) This Before

Nidal Hasan, the psychiatrist and U.S. Army major charged with premeditated murder in the deaths of 13 people and wounding of 32 others in a 2009 shooting rampage at Ft. Hood, Texas explained himself thusly: “My complicity was on...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 14, 2013 02:35 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

New York Times Map Puts Eilat in Sinai

The entire city of Eilat has infiltrated the Egyptian border, and is now in the Sinai peninsula — at least according to the map that appeared alongside a recent article in the New York Times....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 12, 2013 03:22 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

Polishing Jibril Rajoub's Image

Jibril RajoubThe Spanish soccer team, FC Barcelona, visited Israel and the West Bank as part of its Peace Tour. Much of the media presented Fatah official and Palestinian Soccer Association head Jibril Rajoub as a peace lover opposed to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 8, 2013 03:17 PM

Hate Speech Out of the Mouth of a Child

The hateful incitement offered by Elias Hazineh, the former president of Palestine House in suburban Toronto, at an Al Quds rally in Toronto has attracted a lot of attention, as well it should. The man openly called for the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 8, 2013 12:17 PM

The New York Times Tries to Smooth Over Tom Friedman's Incredible Blunders

On August 7, Times columnist Thomas Friedman argued that Israel needed to get on board with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's initiative to restart the peace process to head off increasing isolation of the Jewish state. To bolster...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 8, 2013 11:45 AM

Where's the Coverage? Victims of Stone-Throwing Terrorists

CAMERA recently reported: Stones kill, maim, wound and change people’s lives forever. Israeli infants have been slain, toddlers critically wounded and adults too have been killed, sustained severe head injuries or were hospitalized with lighter injuries, all due to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 7, 2013 06:10 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

Palestinian Leader Calls For Jews to Leave Jerusalem Or Be Shot

Elias Hazineh, former head of the Palestine House in TorontoA Palestinian Canadian leader spoke at an Al Kuds rally in Toronto on Saturday and called for Jews to be shot dead after a two-minute warning. The JTA reports: Addressing...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 6, 2013 06:13 PM

Corrections Are Important

If The New York Times is ever reluctant to correct a substantive factual error, remind them that even the slightest errors require correction. From 2012: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: Correction: October 19, 2012...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 6, 2013 05:13 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

Op-Ed by CAMERA's Executive Director: "NYT Warps Kerry’s Message"

CAMERA's Executive Director Andrea Levin In a Times of Israel op-ed, CAMERA's Executive Director Andrea Levin writes: Admittedly, there have been few details released about the nascent Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Secretary of State John Kerry’s July 30th briefing with...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 5, 2013 03:13 PM

CNN’s Zakaria Predictably Promotes Palestinian Journalist’s Propaganda

Fareed Zakaria and Daoud Kuttab Palestinian Journalist Daoud Kuttab, who uses reasonable sounding language to promote an erroneous Palestinian line (see, e.g., here and here), appeared on the July 28, 2013 edition of CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS” to discuss...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 3, 2013 12:52 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 Boston Globe's Berger

For those who remember Alan Berger's infamous February 18, 1988 comparison of an incident involving the non-lethal injury of four Palestinians -- who did not even require hospitalization -- to the mass graves at Babi Yar, his distorted commentary...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 2, 2013 03:23 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 Media Perpetuates Myth About Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Why does the media routinely perpetuate the myth that responsibility for the success or failure of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks lies with Israel and not the Palestinians? A recent Reuters article describes the Israeli Prime...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 1, 2013 05:00 PM

Karl Vick Emphasizes Palestinian Narrative of Imprisoned Terrorists as National Icons

The sad thing about Karl Vick's Time piece on Israel's release of 104 Palestinian Arab criminals as a gesture to restart peace talks is that the article is probably not intended to be a partisan pro-Palestinian piece. Rather Vick...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 1, 2013 03:13 PM

Where's the Coverage? Abbas' Nazi Rhetoric

Just as this week’s preliminary negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Arabs got underway in Washington, across the globe in Cairo, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas laid out his vision for the end result: “In a final resolution, we...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 1, 2013 04:14 AM

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

Ashrawi on CNN: So Predictable – Anti-Israel Vitriol and Distortions

Palestinian Legislative Council member Hanan Ashrawi, a fluent English speaker with a high news media profile, is a veteran anti-Israel propagandist who habitually shades when she does not shred the truth (see, e.g., here and "target=_blank>here). Ashrawi "target=_blank>appeared on...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 30, 2013 01:15 PM

The Tripod: CAMERA Links in Three Languages: July 29

Pre-Oslo Prisoners and Their CrimesTo understand the sensitivity of the debate over Israel's decision to release convicted Palestinian terrorists, one must know who these prisoners are and what crimes they committed. CAMERA provides a list. (CAMERA) Another Perspective on Middle...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 29, 2013 01:35 PM

Another Perspective on Middle East Peace

Dr. Emanuele Ottolenghi Political scientist Emanuele Ottolenghi provides an important, but not often heard, perspective on the Palestinian-Israeli peace process. According to Ottolenghi, "the region's momentous historical changes are largely beyond the reach of Western influence." Unfortunately, he writes, the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 29, 2013 12:31 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

Egyptian Blogger on Learning to Hate Jews

Blogger and activist Hussein Aboubakr, who grew up in Cairo, explains how Ramadan's television culture has been used to spread anti-Semitism in the Arab world: From the days of my early childhood in Egypt, anti-Semitism was not only a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 26, 2013 12:22 PM

CNN Muddles Through Peace Talks

As diplomats, negotiators and media gear up for the next round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, CNN International demonstrates that it needs to brush up with a crash course on Mideast history. The July 21 article by Jason Hanna, Joe...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 26, 2013 09:05 AM

Who Played the American Friends Service Committee?

The American Friends Service Committee, a so-called “peace and justice” organization supported by Quakers in the United States, has recently issued a report about Israeli policies in the West Bank. The report laments the suffering of Palestinians whose homes...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 24, 2013 04:45 PM

Where's the Coverage? Territory Occupied for Decades… Not by Israel

You’re hearing a lot about “occupation” right now. Secretary of State John Kerry is doing his best to get Palestinian leaders to resume peace talks with Israel, but they are demanding that negotiations be based on the 1949 armistice...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 24, 2013 03:52 PM

Top Western Diplomats on 1967 Lines

Now that Israel, the Palestinian Authority and the United States are again talking about peace talks, we've heard much, and will likely continue to hear, about the "1967 lines" — also known as the Green Line or the 1949...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 22, 2013 03:59 PM

The EU on Hezbollah: What are the Consequences

The European Union included Hezbollah’s "armed wing" on the list of terrorist organizations. But... only the “armed wing.” Given this stated limitation, several questions arise. 1. What will Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah be considered – a terrorist or...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 22, 2013 03:57 PM

Where's the Coverage? Abbas Already Spurned Everything Palestinians Demand

In an interview with The Tower published two months ago, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert gave a detailed description of his negotiations with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in September of 2008: “In the last meeting I brought...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 17, 2013 09:47 PM

Wall Transits From MLK to David Duke

This photo appeared in the September-October, 2000 issue of The Link, a newsletter published by the Saudi-funded organization Americans for Middle East Understanding. By now, the descent of James M. Wall into anti-Semitic depravity has been pretty well documented....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 16, 2013 03:40 PM

Ha'aretz On Willis, Ryan Bogus Boycotts

A screen shot of the Ha'aretz headline about CAMERA uncovering the false report about Willis and Ryan boycotting Israel We have just learned that the Hebrew edition of Ha'aretz covered CAMERA's May findings that contrary to a Toronto Star...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 16, 2013 05:06 AM

Huffington Post Blogger Calls Out Activists for Ignoring Incitement

Rabbi Kenneth Cohen The Huffington Post has not been one of the most reliable sources of information about the Arab-Israeli conflict, but every once in a while a HuffPo contributor writes something useful. For example, Rabbi Kenneth Cohen, founder...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 15, 2013 03:26 PM

On Date Boycott, BDSers Feed Chicago Tribune Rotten Fruit

Not for the first time, BDSers are feeding media outlets with false information about Israel. This time, Chicago Tribune reporter Manya Brachear Pashman swallows whole some BDS falsehoods in her story about efforts to boycott Israeli-grown dates ("In midst of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 14, 2013 05:25 AM

Hezbollah Official Deplores ‘Terrorism’; Pot Calls Kettle Black

A bombing on July 9 in Beirut’s Bir al-Abed suburb, a Hezbollah stronghold, reportedly injured more than 50 people and caused numerous fires. Rebels fighting Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, whose regime is backed by Hezbollah and its patron, Iran,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 12, 2013 02:55 PM

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood in Its Own, Original Words

Even before its candidate, Mohammed Morsi, won Egypt’s first democratic election in the summer of 2012, the Muslim Brotherhood (Al-Ikwan al-Muslimin) had become many Western news media’s primary example of “moderate Islamism.” Relations between the Brotherhood and radical Sunni...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 11, 2013 02:15 PM

Where's the Coverage? Palestinian TV Broadcasts Jew-Hating Children… Again

On July 3rd, official Palestinian Authority (PA) television broadcast two adorable little girls reciting a poem. Nice? Not really. Here are some of the verses, as translated and posted by Palestinian Media Watch: Oh, you who murdered Allah’s pious...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 10, 2013 06:25 PM

Mass Resignation at Al Jazeera?

According to a report on Gulfnews.com, 22 Al Jazeera staffers in Egypt have resigned to protest what they describe as the station's pro-Muslim Brotherhood bias. Anchor Karem Mahmoud announced that the staff had resigned in protest against what he...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 8, 2013 02:56 PM

Where's the Coverage? Lebanon's Apartheid Laws

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is on a three-day trip to Lebanon. In addition to the approximately 70,000 Palestinian refugees in Lebanon from the fighting in Syria, there are over 450,000 Palestinians living permanently in refugee camps there. The...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 4, 2013 08:59 PM

Christian Century Editor: Wall Will Stay on Masthead

The name of James M. Wall, associate editor of Veterans News Now, a magazine that traffics in ugly antisemitic tropes and imagery (see screenshot above), will remain on the masthead of Christian Century, a magazine that caters to mainline...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 3, 2013 11:04 AM

It Gets Worse - CC's Wall Is "Associate Editor" at VNN

In a previous blog post, Snapshots reported that James M. Wall, a contributing editor at Christian Century was a "columnist" at Veterans News Now. Well, that is true, but he is also listed as "Associate Editor" at the antisemitic publication....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 2, 2013 05:57 PM

Christian Century's Contributing Editor Also a Columnist at Anti-Semitic Publication

There's no room for denial here. Christian Century, the house organ for mainline Protestantism in the United States, has a problem, a real problem. One of its contributing editors, James M. Wall, who is listed on the magazine's masthead, is...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 2, 2013 04:41 PM

Human Rights Activist John Eibner Describes Violence in Syria

John Eibner Christians are on the verge of being driven from Syria. That’s the message offered by John Eibner, Ph.D., who testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on Tuesday June 25, 2013. Eibner, who serves as Chief...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 2, 2013 03:10 PM

CAMERA Analyst Speaks About Christian Attitudes Toward Israel

CAMERA’s Christian Media Analyst Dexter Van Zile appeared on Rabbi David Kaufman’s internet television show, “Understanding the World.” During his May 16, 2013 appearance, Van Zile spoke at length about supersessionism, the failure of churches to speak about Islamist...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 2, 2013 11:16 AM

'NPR's Cash Cow' - Radio Executive is Steamed

First, Washington Post media reporter Paul Farhi wrote a feature highlighting National Public Radio's comfortable new headquarters, which lie virtually within the shadow of the U.S. Capitol. Second, two Post readers sent letters to the editor that criticized an...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 1, 2013 02:34 PM

Before the Khmer Rouge There was the Al-Badr Brigade

For many Americans, Islamic extremism, in the form of the terrorist group Al-Qaeda, emerged from the shadows on 9-11-2001. But the recent request by the government of Bangladesh to extradite promiment British Muslim leader Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin to stand trial...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 1, 2013 09:58 AM

CNN Creates Fiction on the Ground

In an erroneous headline and article last week, CNN falsely reports that Israel has approved an "East Jerusalem settlement." The first paragraph, like the headline, errs: Israel approved Wednesday the construction of a settlement in East Jerusalem just before U.S....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 30, 2013 07:28 AM

Kerry Meeting, Relocated in Translation

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

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

Where's the Coverage? Palestinian Terrorists Use Journalists as Human Shields

It should come as no surprise to anyone who follows the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that Palestinian terrorists hide behind civilian human shields. You may have seen the video in which Hamas member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, Fathi Hammad, boasted:...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 27, 2013 05:41 AM

On Hezbollah, The Washington Post’s Conspicuous Omission

Sherlock Holmes famously advised those who sought his deductive assistance to be alert to the curious incident of the dog that didn’t bark in the night. A close relative to that complacent canine appears in The Washington Post’s “Sunnis,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 26, 2013 03:46 PM

LA Times and Passé Propaganda on 'Jenin Massacre'

The debunked Palestinian claim of a massacre of "hundreds" is so passé, but that doesn't deter Los Angeles Times entertainment writer John Horn. In April 2002, Palestinian spokespeople alleged that hundreds were killed in the so-called "Jenin massacre." But as...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 26, 2013 05:42 AM

CAMERA Students go on Annual Advocacy and Leadership Training Mission to Israel

CAMERA Fellows Twenty three students from across the US and Canada are participating in CAMERA's annual advocacy and leadership training mission to Israel. In an interview with JNS, CAMERA's Director of Student Programming Aviva Slomich states: In our trip… students...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 25, 2013 01:48 PM

Journalism-Style Reporting at AP

The AP published a series of photos yesterday, including the one below, of children in Hamas' Gaza summer camps. Note the caption: A Palestinian youth takes part in military-style exercises run by Hamas during a scouting summer camp next to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 20, 2013 06:04 AM

Where's the Coverage? Arabs the Occupiers, Colonizers of the Middle East, North Africa

You probably did not hear that “moderate” Palestinian Authority official Jibril Rajoub said that “All of Palestine - from the [Jordan] river to the [Mediterranean] sea – it’s all occupied.” This includes all of Israel. He made this statement...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 19, 2013 07:07 PM

Guardian's Myopia Strikes LA Times

A post yesterday by my colleague, Adam Levick at CiF Watch, about the Guardian's myopic coverage of statements by Israeli politicians (Naftali Bennett, Danny Danon, Moshe Ya'alon) expressing skepticism about a two-state solution might just as well apply to the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 19, 2013 07:27 AM

After Correction, NYT Repeats Gender Segregation Error

One month after the New York Times published a correction making clear that there is no coerced gender segregation on bus lines in ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods in Israel, the Times' Web site carries a Reuters article containing the identical error. The...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 18, 2013 07:53 AM

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

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

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

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

IHT Corrects Palestine Terminology

The International Herald Tribune published the following print correction today on page 7. (It does not appear online.) Because of an editing error, an item in the arts guide published June 8 should have said that the photographer Joseph...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 16, 2013 06:18 AM

Where's the Coverage? Israel to Build Housing in West Bank...for Palestinians

The Los Angeles Times just published an article, “Israel advancing large settlement construction plan”: As U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry is poised to return to the region, Israel is advancing a plan for a large-scale expansion of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 13, 2013 07:14 AM

Washington Post Shows Israel in Its Own Right

Not one but two articles in The Washington Post's print edition on June 12 let readers see Israel in its own right, not distorted by the filter of "the Palestinian narrative." “Israeli leadership’s outlook on Iranian vote remains dim;...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 12, 2013 03:50 PM

Rape Victim, Lost in Translation

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

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

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

Where's the Coverage? Gaza Youth Flee TO Israel

CAMERA recently posted an article detailing the crimes committed by Palestinian prisoners held in Israel and the media’s failure to report on them: All too often, mainstream media outlets have whitewashed the terrorist acts and violent crimes of Palestinian...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 5, 2013 05:09 PM

Malcolm Lowe Highlights Church of Scotland's Anti-Zionism

New Testament Scholar Malcolm Lowe, a resident of Jerusalem, has been keeping tabs on the anti-Zionist leanings of Palestinian Christians for quite some time. In a recent piece published in the Gatestone Institute, Lowe turns his attention to the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 4, 2013 01:15 PM

Iran Agent Morris Habitually Indulged by C-SPAN

James Morris reporting for Iran’s state-run Press TV Iran's Press TV spews anti-American propaganda directed by the country's fanatical Islamist leaders. To them, America remains "the great satan," and Israel, which they vow to annihilate, the "little satan." James...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 3, 2013 03:29 PM

Jodi Arias Versus the Emerging Regionwide Shia-Sunni Conflagration

Every channel-flipping news junky knows that "human interest" stories trump coverage of bigger, more complex issues that affect our world. It requires a concerted effort to avoid staying up to date on every twist of the never-ending saga of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 31, 2013 10:18 AM

Where's the Coverage? The Proper Way to Beat a Wife

The Women Deliver 2013 conference runs May 28-30 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Organizers call it, “The largest global event of the decade to focus on the health and empowerment of girls and women.” Though not getting a lot of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 29, 2013 02:33 PM

Enderlin's Revealing Statement Lost in Ha'aretz Translation

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

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

The Church of Scotland’s Fatal Obsession With Israel

The Church of Scotland has been obsessed with the Jewish claim to the land of Israel for quite some time. In 2003, the denomination, which has been losing members hand over fist since the mid-1950s, issued a document titled...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 24, 2013 01:20 PM

In Trouble? Just Say 'The Mossad Did It'

French existentialist writer Jean-Paul Sartre, in Anti-Semite and Jew (1948), famously asserted that “if the Jews did not exist, the anti-Semite would invent him.” Humans’ apparently eternal need for scapegoats—and compulsion to scapegoat Jews even or especially in their...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 23, 2013 04:01 PM

Algemeiner and JNS: CAMERA Launches New Student Website

The Algemeiner and JNS report: The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) has launched a new website geared towards helping pro-Israel students “win the fight” on campus. CAMERAonCampus.org, along with its student-oriented blog, In Focus,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 23, 2013 11:49 AM

Where's the Coverage? Palestinian Official Declares Desire to Nuke Israel

On April 30th, a senior Palestinian Authority official, Jibril Rajoub, deputy secretary of the Fatah Central Committee and chairman of the PA Olympic Committee said in regards to Israel, “We as yet don’t have a nuke, but I swear...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 22, 2013 08:51 PM

Algemeiner Cites CAMERA Inquiry into Meg Ryan Israel Boycott Report

The Algemeiner reports: The publicist of actress Meg Ryan, has flatly denied that the star has ever boycotted Israel. The formal denial comes just over two weeks after the Toronto Star published a report claiming that the 51 year...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 22, 2013 01:41 PM

1/4 Star NBC Correction on West Bank 5 Star Hotels

Earlier this month, we called on NBC to correct an online article May 6 which falsely alleged that there is just one luxury hotel in the West Bank. In fact, as noted by Travel Palestine, which bills itself as "Palestine's...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 21, 2013 05:20 AM

Fox’s Discredited Anti-Israel Guest Michael Scheuer

“Ultimately Israel is a country that is of no particular worth to the United States.” (Scheuer, Jan. 4, 2010, C-SPAN) For the 12-month period ending May 13, 2013, anti-Israel Middle East commentator and former CIA staffer Michael Scheuer made...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 13, 2013 08:47 PM

Update: CAMERA Op-Ed: Newseum Discredits Itself

Update: Just before its May 13 ceremony, the Newseum issued a statement saying it was reevaluating the status of the two Hamas TV staffers slated to be added to its Journalists Memorial. Their names were on the complete list...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 13, 2013 07:53 AM

Toronto Star Claims Bruce Willis is a BDSer

Willis (right) poses next to Avi Lerner, the Israeli-American chairman and founder of Millennium Films, which produced "The Expendables 2" (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) In reporting on Stephen Hawking's boycott of the Israeli Presidential Conference, Raveena Aulakh of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 13, 2013 04:49 AM

Israeli Defense Ministry: Al Dura Was Unharmed

The Jerusalem Post reports: Not only was 12-year-old Gazan Muhammad al-Dura not killed by IDF fire in 2000 – he was not even hurt. That was the preliminary finding of a special commit- tee formed several years ago by...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 13, 2013 01:47 AM

Ynet Runs, Pulls Iconic Image of Omar Masharawi

It's been two months since multiple Western media outlets, including the AP, New York Times and Washington Post corrected earlier coverage which wrongly blamed the November 2012 death of 11-month-old Gazan Omar Masharawi on an Israeli strike, when in fact...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 12, 2013 03:50 AM

Economist Joins BDS Whitewash

The Economist is the latest media organization to misinform its readers by whitewashing the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The British weekly stated in a recent article that BDS "wants Israel ostracised until it withdraws to its pre-1967...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 10, 2013 06:25 PM

Where's the Coverage? Iranian Sources Accuse Jews of Witchcraft

The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) recently reported that Mehdi Taeb, who is close to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and heads Khamenei’s Ammar Base think tank, spoke to students at a religious seminary in Ahwaz, Iran...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 8, 2013 09:08 PM

NBC Skimps on West Bank Luxury Hotels

What is it with some journalists and their exaggerated reports of Palestinian deprivation? In 2008, Ha'aretz Gideon Levy falsely claimed that there is just one swimming pool for Palestinians in all of the West Bank. In fact, there is at...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 8, 2013 08:36 AM

Jerusalem Report Reports on Anti-Jewish Incitement

Those who can get through the Jerusalem Post paywall to read Jerusalem Report content can find an interesting review of the book "The Sons of Pigs and Apes: Muslim Antisemitism and the Conspiracy of Silence." Tibor Krausz writes: In...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 7, 2013 12:40 PM

Western Intellectuals Who Praised Hezbollah

The Israeli air strike on Iranian missiles intended for Hezbollah on May 2 and May 3, 2013, highlights the increasing role of Iran and Hezbollah in the Syrian conflict. The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs published a report on...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 7, 2013 10:34 AM

IHT Rezones Tourist Destination as Military Training Area

The International Herald Tribune ran the following photograph and caption across four columns at the top of page 7 on Friday: The caption reads: A military training zone Thursday in the Golan Heights, which Israel captured from Syria in the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 5, 2013 06:31 AM

'Flaky' Evidence, False Flags and Ha'aretz's Front-Page

Wilkerson on Al Jazeera's Current TV: 'I think we’ve got a basically geostrategically, geopolitical inept regime in Tel Aviv right now' Not for the first time, Ha'aretz displays questionable judgment in selecting the most newsworthy items to place on...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 5, 2013 05:06 AM

Report: Fayyad Denies NY Times Interview

Salam Fayyad denied giving any interviews since his resignation Khaled Abu Toameh of the Jerusalem Post reports today: Palestinian Authority prime minister Salam Fayyad on Saturday denied statements attributed to him by The New York Times that criticized the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 5, 2013 04:10 AM

Where's the Coverage? Former Egyptian Official: Hamas and Hezbollah Killed Tahrir Protesters

Former Egyptian Interior Minister Mansour al-Essawy told the independent Egyptian daily newspaper al-Masry al-Youm that Hamas and Hezbollah terrorists killed Egyptian anti-regime protesters in Tahrir Square and were instrumental in breaking Muslim Brothers out of prison during the so-called...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 1, 2013 07:12 PM

Robert Mackey: Moral Inversion on Palestinian Terrorism

Robert Mackey, "The Lede" bloggerRobert Mackey, The New York Times’ “Lede” blogger often utilizes the blog as a platform to promote propaganda against Israel. In fact, he is frequently celebrated and joined by anti-Israel activists. A case in point: when...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 1, 2013 02:17 PM

CNN Errs on Israeli Victims, Newton's Law

Covering the murder of Israeli Eviatar Borovsky, and Israeli attacks on Palestinians in the aftermath, CNN's Sara Sidner incorrectly reports today ("Settler killed, Palestinians fear reprisals"): It was the first fatal attack on a settler since March 2011, when Udi...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 1, 2013 05:46 AM

Where's the Coverage? Fatah Celebrates Murderer

Ignored by the Western media; One of the items on Fatah's Facebook page praising Evyatar Borvosky's murderer (courtesy of PMW) Palestinian Media Watch reports that Fatah's Facebook page celebrates the murderer of Evyatar Borovsky, who was stabbed to death...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 1, 2013 05:33 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

Updated: Headline Shows NY Times Predilection for Downplaying Palestinian Violence

The opening paragraph of today's New York Times story about recent violence in the Middle East explains, A Palestinian man was killed in an Israeli missile strike in Gaza on Tuesday hours after an Israeli civilian was stabbed to death...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 30, 2013 10:23 AM

New Documentary Highlights NY Times' Holocaust Coverage

Emily Harrold, a 22-year-old filmmaker, has produced an 18-minute documentary about the New York Times' failure to adequately cover the Holocaust. Inspired by Laurel Leff's book Buried by the Times: The Holocaust and America's Most Important Newspaper, Reporting on...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 30, 2013 04:33 AM

Ha'aretz Time Travel at Ben-Gurion Airport

Not for the first time, the Ha'aretz English edition uses a year-old photograph without indicating it is a file photo, passing it off as if it is more current and more relevant to the accompanying story than it actually is....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 29, 2013 06:27 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

CAMERA's Andrea Levin is One of the Winners of The Algemeiner's Jewish Top 100

CAMERA's Executive Director Andrea Levin The Algemeiner writes: Andrea Levin Director, CAMERA As a global media watchdog group, Levin’s CAMERA is unparalleled, and as an ambassador of the truth, it is indispensable. With erudition and eloquence, Levin’s organization holds increasingly...

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

Imagine a Boston Bombing Every Week

In a piece in The American Thinker, novelist Noah Beck writes sympathetically about the tragic Boston Marathon bombing, calling victims “the epitome of innocent.” He continues: But imagine if this happened again next week, at a pizzeria, killing 15...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 26, 2013 08:30 AM

USA Today Spotlights Boston Marathon Suspects' Mosque

Much follow-up news coverage of Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzohkar Tsarnaev was, perhaps by necessity, repetitive. Many articles reported on those wounded by the blast, the brothers’ family members and the status of the investigation. But USA...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 25, 2013 03:01 PM

Where's the Coverage? As It Goes With Israel, So Will It Go With All Of Us

When terrorists bomb a public place in Israel, injuring dozens and even killing children, or when an Israeli police officer is killed by terrorists, it is not all that jarring to most of the world. Though it should be....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 24, 2013 07:12 PM

Ha'aretz Lost in Translation: A Shocking Holocaust Comparison

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

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

Where's the Coverage? Hamas Bulldozes UNESCO Heritage Site to Build Terrorist Training Camp

Monday, watchdog group UN Watch sent a letter to the Director General of UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization: UN Watch is alarmed by the reported destruction by Hamas of parts of the ancient Anthedon Harbor...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 17, 2013 02:01 PM

A Factual Error in the ... Title? Really?

We've been warned since childhood not to judge a book by its cover. But we can probably be forgiven if we judge a book by its title, especially when it includes a factual error. Yes, it happened. An American...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 16, 2013 04:55 PM

Deceiving C-SPAN’s Viewers About Israel

For C-SPAN’s popular Washington Journal, a daily three-hour public affairs call-in broadcast, deception is generally in the air when comment is made about Israel (which is often). CAMERA has documented this chronic problem for several years in the feature...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 15, 2013 01:09 PM

Where's the Coverage? Toddler Victim of Stone-Throwers Struggles for Life

Last week, journalist Amira Hass authored an opinion piece in the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz condoning and even encouraging violent Palestinian stone-throwing. In the editorial, Hass wrote that “throwing stones is the birthright and duty” of Palestinians and that it...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 11, 2013 11:42 AM

CAMERA Analyst Makes $5,000 challenge to CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager

Jeff Fager, Chairman of CBS News. Credit: CBS CAMERA Analyst Dexter Van Zile made a $5,000 challenge to CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager during the questions and answer period after a presentation that Fager gave at his church in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 9, 2013 01:12 PM

Aren't Glorification of Terrorism and a Hamas Unity Government Obstacles to Peace?

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal with Palestinian leader Mahmoud AbbasPalestinian Media Watch exposes the continued glorification of violence and terrorism against Israeli Jews on Fatah's facebook page. Even while the media routinely casts Fatah, the movement to which President Mahmoud...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 9, 2013 11:07 AM

"Shame on Cardozo" Website Opposes Jimmy Carter Honor

A CAMERA monograph, Bearing False Witness,details the falsehoods and errors about Israel by former US President Jimmy Carter and discusses his quest to demonize the Jewish State. The announcement of an upcoming event (April 10) at Yeshiva University's Cardozo...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 9, 2013 12:57 AM

Other Potential Awards For Carter

Students editors of the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution, a journal of Yeshiva University's Cardozo law school, will be presenting Jimmy Carter with their International Advocate for Peace Award. There are a few days before the award is granted,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 8, 2013 01:59 PM

Abbas Continues to Impose Preconditions for Negotiating with Israel

Ma'an News Agency and the Jerusalem Post report that during the current talks with US Secretary of State Kerry, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is still demanding preconditions to joining Israel for negotiations. Despite US President Obama's urging Abbas...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 8, 2013 12:46 AM

The New York Times Disproportionate Focus on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

An Associated Press report published on April 1 noted that at least 6000 Syrians were reported killed in the civil conflict in March, the highest single month toll yet. During this same period, the main news item of the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 4, 2013 11:07 AM

Where's the Coverage? Saudi Arabia Beheads and Crucifies Man

Virtually on the eve of Good Friday last week, Saudi Arabia beheaded a Yemeni national, Mohammed Rashad Khairi Hussein, convicted of sodomy and murder. Then, authorities crucified his body. Shamefully, United Press International omitted mention of the crucifixion in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 3, 2013 03:11 PM

Where is Amnesty Stat Gideon Levy Cites?

Not for the first time, Ha'aretz's Gideon Levy plays fast and loose with Palestinian casualty figures. In his March 31 column, Gideon Levy attributes a Cast Lead Palestinian casualty figure to Amnesty International, though a thorough search of the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 3, 2013 05:51 AM

Updated: Ha'aretz, Lost in Translation, Again

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

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

A Letter the New York Times Did Not Publish

Malki Roth The following letter was sent by Frimet Roth to the New York Times shortly after it published a one-sided magazine cover story, which one Ha'aretz reporter said could be seen as "encouraging a third intifada," about the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 1, 2013 12:20 PM

Where's the Coverage? Dis-Honor Killing in Gaza on International Women's Day

In the run-up to President Obama’s visit to Israel, The New York Times found room on the front page to write about how Jews living in Jerusalem “fundamentally undermine” the so-called “peace process.” The newspaper also found place for...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 27, 2013 12:07 PM

USA Today Gets It Mostly Right

USA Today’s “Palestinians not optimistic about Obama’s agenda” (March 20) reminded readers that many Arab residents of eastern Jerusalem wouldn’t want to live in a Palestinian state. Overall, the article was a relatively rare example of a major news...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 25, 2013 12:38 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

PBS Report Starts Off Well, Gets Caught in the Weeds

The March 19th broadcast of PBS News Hour included a segment by Margaret Warner about the Fatah-Hamas split. It started off pretty well with a look at how Hamas has worked to put Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 21, 2013 04:16 PM

Where's the Coverage? Iran Systematically Oppresses Baha’is

Even though representatives of the government of Iran have testified that “any religious or political belief is guaranteed under the Constitution,” that “no one can be put to trial or punished, or deprived of social rights owing to a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 21, 2013 07:43 AM

Will Donald Miller Correct?

Donald Miller Four months ago, Donald Miller, a Christian writer who has a large following among Evangelical (and post-Evangelical) young adults in the United States, wrote a blog entry about the Arab-Israeli conflict titled “The Painful Truth About the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 19, 2013 04:39 PM

The LA Times' Crime of Omission

What the LA Times won't tell you about Sharawna: Imprisoned for his role in a Beer Sheva bombing and an attempted kidnapping (Photo from Ma'an) In its online and print articles, the Los Angeles Times carefully omits the crimes...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 18, 2013 07:32 AM

Where's the Coverage? Prisoner Dies in Palestinian Custody

On March 2, Khaled Abu Toameh reported in the Jerusalem Post that Ayman Samarah, a 40-year-old Palestinian from Jenin, died while in custody at Jericho Prison, one of the Palestinian Authority’s biggest prisons in the West Bank. Almost no...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 13, 2013 08:41 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

Ha'aretz Replaces Irrelevant Photo

To their credit, Ha'aretz editors have replaced an irrelevant image which accompanied yesterday's online story about UNRWA's cancellation of a marathon in Gaza after Hamas banned female runners. The original image, which can only be viewed now through a cached...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 6, 2013 03:35 AM

Interview with CAMERA's Alex Safian

Alex Safian Elder of Ziyon interviews CAMERA's Associate Director Alex Safian "about media bias, the "apartheid land policy" claim that got him involved in the field, and other topics." Watch the complete interview here....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 4, 2013 11:21 AM

Hezbollah in a Slump

Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed Lebanese militia, has been thrust onto center stage of the Syrian civil war. Its new role as enforcer for the Assad regime is not playing well to the crowds. There is mounting anger directed against the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 28, 2013 10:52 AM

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

Updated: Ha'aretz's Latest Lost in Translation

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

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

In Loving Tribute - But Not to the NYT

A sharp-eyed reader spotted a moving - and wry - February 2, 2013 obituary for a New Yorker who likely reflected the views of many of the city's residents. The memorial notice included this: Born in Tel Aviv in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 23, 2013 07:16 PM

In Washington Post, Palestinian Oxymorons Threaten Israeli Archaeology

Several paragraphs of The Washington Post article “In Israel’s Herod exhibit, Palestinians see cultural theft; Museum displays artifacts excavated from West Bank site” (February 14) read like they belong more appropriately in Through the Looking Glass and What Alice...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 21, 2013 05:12 PM

Where's the Coverage? LGBT Community Suffers in Gaza and the Palestinian Authority

Here we go again. The Jewish Daily Forward is reporting that New York’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center is going to allow a talk by gay professor and novelist Sarah Schulman about her new book that criticizes...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 20, 2013 06:28 PM

CAMERA Op-Ed: "Why so many got the elections wrong"

David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker In his op-ed published in The Jerusalem Post, CAMERA Senior Research Analyst Gilead Ini writes about the media coverage of the recent elections in Israel. He observes: In short, caricaturing Israel makes...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 20, 2013 04:35 PM

Emirates’ Money Wins a Washington Post Touch-Up

“Persian Gulf donor helps a rebuilding U.S. city ‘think big’”, announced a front-page headline in The Washington Post’s February 18 print edition. The article highlighted the United Arab Emirates' help for Joplin, Mo. after the 2011 tornado that killed...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 19, 2013 03:09 PM

Where's the Coverage? Arab Discrimination Against Israeli Soccer Player

CAMERA has reported The New York Times’ penchant for covering racism in soccer, especially where Israelis are concerned. In a Jan. 31, 2013 article about protests by Beitar soccer fans against the recruitment of Muslim players, bearing the headline...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 13, 2013 01:40 PM

Abuse of Academic Freedom at Brooklyn College

Even before Spring Semester began, students at Brooklyn College in New York City were alerted to an upcoming hate-fest at their school. Students, community leaders, and elected officials expressed shock at being greeted back with the college’s endorsement of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 12, 2013 04:15 PM

More on the Textbook Study

Ben Dror Yemini Ben Dror Yemini delves into the controversial study of Israeli and Palestinian textbooks, and makes some interesting points: Let’s leave aside the professor’s political opinions for the moment and examine the research itself. I obtained memos...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 12, 2013 10:58 AM

CAMERA Op-Ed: "Will we listen to the new Coptic Pope?"

Pope Tawadros II In his op-ed published in The Commentator, CAMERA Christian Media Analyst Dexter Van Zile asks: Pope Tawadros, and the flock he leads, need the support of his co-religionists and human rights activists in the West. Will...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 7, 2013 04:19 PM

PressPectiva Notices "Two Headlines, one reporter"

Headlines from Makor Rishon and Maariv on Wednesday about Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visiting Egypt. (photo credit: Facebook/Presspectiva) Times of Israel cites PressPectiva, CAMERA's Hebrew website, regarding very different headlines of the same report. Ilan Ben Zion writes: One...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 7, 2013 01:07 PM

Getting the Facts Straight About Ethiopian Jews and Contraception

A Jewish Ethiopian child holds an Israeli flag. Photo: Ethiopian Diaspora Forum. In an op-ed published in the Algemeiner, CAMERA's Tamar Sternthal sets the record straight regarding Ethiopian Jews and contraception: According to a sub-headline accompanying an Op-Ed in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 7, 2013 10:12 AM

Where's the Coverage? Iran, #1 Worldwide in Executing Children, Elected to UNICEF Leadership

According to its Web site, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) “is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized.” On January 23, the organization issued a press release announcing that...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 6, 2013 09:14 PM

Whitewashing BDS

Brooklyn College (Flickr) Over at Tablet Magazine, Yair Rosenberg notices a journalistic trend: Misinformation about the radical, anti-Israel BDS movement. After pointing out that MSNBC and the New York Times editorial board have sloppily described BDS as little more...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 6, 2013 12:23 PM

Ha'aretz Admits 'Land Grab' Story Unfounded

There's good news and bad news about the latest Ha'aretz article which contains unreliable information. First, the background. Last week, Ha'aretz ran a page-four article with the startling headline (in print): The online version appeared as follows: According to reporter...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 6, 2013 05:17 AM

Novelist Explores Media Bias in American Thinker Op-Ed

Noah Beck, author of “The Last Israelis,” a military thriller about the Iranian nuclear threat, recently posted an article in American Thinker, “Mali Reveals the Media's Gaza Bias.” In it, Beck compares press coverage of Mali and Gaza: France...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 5, 2013 06:25 PM

Not “Too Jewish”: The Washington Post’s Ed Koch Obituary

In his one-man Broadway show “The World According to Me,” comedian Jackie Mason got laughs relating that after performances, Gentiles would congratulate him but some Jews would complain, “it’s too Jewish.” The Washington Post’s obituary on Ed Koch (“Edward...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 5, 2013 12:06 PM

Updated: LA Times Confuses Palestinian, Israeli Textbooks

Derech Hamilim 4, the Israeli book which discusses a Muslim Arab who helped an Israeli soldier. The LA Times wrongly reported that a Palestinian textbook mentioned this case In an article today about the new Israeli-Palestinian textbook study (which...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 5, 2013 04:45 AM

A Few First Impressions of Israeli-Palestinian Textbook Study

We have yet to thoroughly comb through the new study of Israeli and Palestinian textbooks, but meanwhile, here are a few first impressions. The Framing (or Spin) There are the findings, and then there are the ways they are...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 4, 2013 04:51 PM

CAMERA Op-Ed: Exposing Double Standards at The New York Times

A report about racism among Israeli soccer fans is turned into an indictment of Israeli society CAMERA's Ricki Hollander writes in the Times of Israel: Israel is the only country whose leaders, policies, and society are routinely singled out for...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 4, 2013 02:10 PM

Where's the Coverage? Jews Are the Indigenous People of Israel

There is a growing protest movement among the indigenous peoples in Canada, including the so-called First Nations, the Arctic-dwelling Inuit, and a group called the Métis. They are demanding a greater share of natural-resource royalties and more input on...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 31, 2013 08:34 AM

Yahoo Runs Deceiving Photo with Reuters Article

WARNING: READER BEWARE! YAHOO IS NOT A TRUSTWORTHY SOURCE OF INFORMATION! A Reuters article was posted today on yahoo.com,with the headline "Israel Hits Target in Syria Border Area: Sources" under which was posted a large photo of children carrying a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 30, 2013 05:38 PM

In Ha'aretz Ethiopian Contraception Story, Another Problematic Headline

Last fall, a false Ha'aretz headline and story -- later retracted -- that a majority of Israelis support apartheid policies gave great cheer and sustenance to the anti-Israel crowd, and also made some inroads in mainstream western media outlets. (Of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 29, 2013 06:58 AM

Rupert Murdoch Apologizes for Netanyahu Cartoon

Regarding Gerald Scarfe's cartoon in the Sunday Times, depicting Benjamin Netanyahu as building a wall against peace with Palestinian blood, the Telegraph reports: Amid a storm of global condemnation, the 81 year-old media mogul offered the “major apology”, for...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 29, 2013 02:21 AM

USA Today editorials on Israel fail reality check

USA Today’s idea of editorial balance is unbalanced, at least when Israel is the subject. The newspaper’s editorial “Israel election leaves a glimmer of hope” (Jan. 24, 2013) asserted that an Israeli act of self-defense was the provocation for...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 28, 2013 04:35 PM

Which One of These Anti-Semitic Cartoons Is Not Like the Others

It's a trick question. They're all similar. The large one on the right was published in the Sunday Times of London on Jan. 27, 2013, a day designated as Holocaust Remembrance Day. The cartoonist is Gerald Scarfe. Notice the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 28, 2013 10:56 AM

NPR's Bias is Showing Again

In NPR's "Weekend Edition" yesterday, Larry Abramson, covering the Israeli elections, reports: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said today that he's ready to work with any government that recognizes his people's right to have their own state. Many Palestinians that...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 27, 2013 07:56 AM

Where's the Coverage? Israel the Only Free Country in the Middle East

Maybe they were too busy bemoaning the state of Israel’s democracy to do any actual reporting, but the mainstream news media completely ignored a report by Freedom House, an independent watchdog group dedicated to the expansion of freedom around...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 23, 2013 03:44 PM

The ABC’s of a Misleading News Brief

The ABC network has failed thus far to respond to CAMERA’s request for a correction to a misleading news brief about Israel building "new settlements in the West Bank and Jerusalem, on land considered to belong to the Palestinians."...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 23, 2013 02:19 PM

Guess What? Israeli Democracy Alive and Well

The news media, led by The New York Times, have been sounding the death knell for Israeli democracy in the run-up to the recent elections. Of particular concern to The Times, USA Today, Public Radio International, The Economist, The Daily...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 23, 2013 11:13 AM

Tearing off the Mask

Journalists like Ibrahim Eissa are working to expose the problems with the regime that currently governs Egypt. Now that The New York Times has highlighted anti-Semitic statements made by Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, it is becoming increasingly evident that...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 18, 2013 12:25 PM

NYT Indicts Israel's Democracy... Again

On January 17, on page A3, you might have seen yet another in the long line of articles in The New York Times questioning Israel’s democracy. Jodi Rudoren’s “As Israeli Vote Nears, Arab Apathy Is a Concern” was only...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 18, 2013 08:59 AM

Why News Coverage of Incitement Matters

After the research organization MEMRI shared a video in which Mohammed Morsi, not long before he became president of Egypt, evoked an anti-Semitic slur by calling Zionists “the descedents of apes and pigs,” the amount of attention to the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 17, 2013 11:32 AM

Where's the Coverage? Rock-Throwing

When you think about throwing rocks, what comes to mind? Lazy summer afternoons skipping stones in a pond? How about this? On January 16, an Israeli child was injured when Palestinian Arabs heaved a rock through the windshield of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 16, 2013 09:47 PM

Ha'aretz's Burston Likens Israel's [Non-]Violation of Court Injunction to 'Naqba'

Given that the news pages of Ha'aretz are falsely reporting that Israel violated a High Court injunction by evacuating Palestinian protesters from a tent camp in the controversial E-1 area, it comes as no surprise that their Op-Ed columnists...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 16, 2013 03:31 AM

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

Updated: LA Times' Tent Tales

Contrary to the LA Times report, no tents were removed (Reuters photo) Israel's evacuation of a Palestinian protest camp in the E-1 area this weekend has generated a number of headlines, and a number of errors as well (some...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 15, 2013 08:01 AM

UPDATED: Facebook Closes Khaled Abu Toameh's Account

Khaled Abu Toameh reports he has been bombarded with hate mail and threats, and his Facebook account was closed (Photo by Ariel Jerozolimski) UPDATE: Khaled Abu Toameh reports that his Facebook account has been reactivated, but that his posts...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 15, 2013 05:47 AM

More Artists Call Out BDS Bullying

Christophe Deghelt Italian author Umberto Eco called their ideas "absolutely crazy" and "fundamentally racist." Irish writer Gerard Donovan referred to them as "idiots" who try to bully and cajole and are guilty of "outright intimidation.” The band Dervish was...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 14, 2013 05:11 PM

Shlomo Avineri Calls for End to Palestinian Incitement

Professor. Shlomo Avineri Writing in Ha'aretz, Israeli professor Shlomo Avineri argue that negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority are unlikely to bridge the gaps between the sides, and calls for reduced expectations, interim agreements, trust-building exercises, unilateral steps and...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 14, 2013 12:48 PM

There's the Coverage: Forbes Faults Media for Ignoring Egypt Hate Speech

Investigative journalist Richard Behar was struck when he saw footage, from 2010 but recently publicized by MEMRI, of Muhammed Morsi calling his Jewish neighbors "descendents of apes and pigs," an anti-Jewish slur heard in the Arab and Muslim worlds....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 12, 2013 10:41 AM

Huffington Post Publishes Photo of Pakistani Terrorist Bombing with Article Titled "US Ramps Up Pakistan Drone Strikes"

HuffWatch forwarded to CAMERA an example of gross journalistic malfeasance on the part of the Huffington Post. An article titled, "US Ramps Up Pakistan Drone Strikes" is accompanied by the above AP photograph from a sectarian bombing in Pakistan....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 11, 2013 01:22 PM

Where’s the Coverage? PA Mayor Claims Israel Shapes Explosives Like Toys to Kill Children

In an interview on Palestinian Authority TV News on December 29, PA Mayor Mustafa Fuqaha asserted that the Israeli army, after training exercises, leaves behind explosives “shaped like pens and toys ... to tempt children to touch them or...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 9, 2013 06:54 PM

Presspectiva Nominated for Israeli Prize for Media Criticism

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

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

What to Expect from Al Jazeera on US Cable?

Sheik Qaradawi, a host on Al Jazeera, has been blamed for inciting the beheading of two Americans in Iraq Writing in USA Today, Michele Chabin explores what American viewers can expect from Al Jazeera on its newly purchased American...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 6, 2013 05:34 AM

Berger's Monochrome View of a Bilateral Conflict

Alan Berger The narrow-minded refusal to see Palestinians as actors in the Arab-Israeli conflict continues to tempt some pundits. Look through today's Boston Globe, and it's there again: the stubborn, nuance-deprived narrative that fails to see Palestinian leaders as players...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 4, 2013 10:42 AM

NPR Also Must Correct Gaza Ban Error

NPR is another media outlet which must correct the false claim that Israel allowed construction materials into the Gaza Strip this week for the first time in five years. As noted yesterday on CAMERA's Web site, the ban applied only...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 2, 2013 06:42 AM

IHT Closes Out 2012 With Erroneous Headline

The International Herald Tribune closed out 2012 with the following erroneous page-four headline yesterday: Actually, in the last three years, tens of thousands of trucks carrying construction material earmarked for projects implemented by international aid organizations have crossed from Israel...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 1, 2013 03:25 AM

Pat Buchanan Rants Against "Wolves" Opposing Hagel, Cites E 1 Canard

President Obama's possible nomination of Senator Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense has prompted various pundits and analysts to weigh in for or against the move. Among those vehemently in favor of the candidate is Pat Buchanan who asked...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 30, 2012 09:44 PM

More Accolades for Young Palestinian Media Star

A'hd Tamimi receives the Handala Courage Award in Istanbul (Photo:Cihan) A'hd Tamimi, the young Palestinian girl from Nabi Saleh who has repeatedly been featured in mainstream media photographs confronting Israeli soldiers, and who has been awarded by Palestinian Authority...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 30, 2012 04:54 AM

The Guardian of Biased Christmas Coverage

Harriet Sherwood It just never gets old for some reporters -- the annual Christmas-in-Bethlehem bias-fest centered on Israel's alleged maltreatment of Christians. As CiF Watch's Adam Levick recounts in a December 25 Algemeiner piece: Yet, like a holiday ritual,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 27, 2012 12:35 PM

'Tis the Season: The CBS Christians Story Resurfaces

It's the Christmas season, which traditionally has been marked by false claims regarding the Israeli and Palestinian Christian communities. It's no surprise, then, that media outlets are now dusting off Bob Simon's April 2012 "60 Minutes" story falsely blaming Israel...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 25, 2012 07:35 AM

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

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

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

Van Zile: How Ha'aretz Ruined My Christmas

Screen capture of Prime Minister Netanyahu's Christmas greeting on YouTube On Christmas eve, Dexter Van Zile, CAMERA's Christian media analyst, writes in the Algemeiner "How Ha'aretz Ruined My Christmas Eve": . . . I received a message from a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 25, 2012 02:18 AM

NY Times Editorial Repeats Falsehood Already Corrected on Its News Pages

The late U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously said once, "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.'' New York Times editorial writers, however, do not believe this adage applies to them. In their obsession to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 24, 2012 01:32 PM

Where's the Coverage? Christians Support Israel

The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg recently wrote a column “Israel Relies on Evangelicals at its Moral and Political Peril” in which he stated: Evangelical support always struck me as a narrow reed on which to rest Israel's fortunes in America,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 20, 2012 11:09 AM

NYT Just Can't Help It

The New York Times just couldn't help itself. It just couldn't pass on yet another gratuitous swipe at Israel. Jeffrey Gettleman, the Times' east Africa bureau chief, published a lengthy story on the horrors of Congo's raging war, and...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 19, 2012 07:30 AM

NYT Corrected E1 Falsehood. Will the Economist?

The Economist was yet another media outlet which falsely reported that E-1 construction between Jerusalem and Maaleh Adumim would bisect the West Bank. The Economist wrongly writes about construction in the E-1 corridor, a swathe of desert and rock separating...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 17, 2012 04:40 AM

Ma'ariv's Yemini Cites CAMERA on NYT E1 Corrections

Before Ha'aretz and the Jerusalem Post woke up to the New York Times corrections, which first appeared last week, about E-1 construction, Ma'ariv's Ben-Dror Yemini noted Friday: . . . Israel is not exempt from criticism. The continuation of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 16, 2012 02:47 PM

Ha'aretz, JPost Cover NYT E1 Corrections

Appearing on Ha'aretz's home page Today, the Web sites of Ha'aretz and Jerusalem Post cover the New York Times corrections, prompted by CAMERA, noting that E-1 construction, between Jerusalem and Maaleh Adumim, would not cut the West Bank in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 16, 2012 01:27 PM

Where's the Coverage? Construction in Truly Occupied Territory

The media has been in a tizzy about potential Israeli construction of several thousand housing units on the outskirts of Jerusalem in an area known as “the E-1 corridor.” Coverage has included two error-laden New York Times stories, columns...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 13, 2012 07:48 AM

FBI Figures: Still No ‘Wave of Islamophobia’

Hate crimes reported to U.S. law enforcement agencies declined six percent from 2010 to 2011, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s annual statistics. The 6,222 reported hate crimes were the fewest since 1994. “Nearly half of hate crimes...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 11, 2012 03:28 PM

Consensus on Der Spiegel Online: Israel Defies the World

The approval given by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to build new homes for residents of greater Jerusalem in the disputed E1 area has provoked a storm of outrage among German commentators in the English language version of Der...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 6, 2012 01:55 PM

Ten Fake Signatures on Shrinking Soccer Petition?

Frédéric Kanouté. Frédéric Kanouté's anti-Israel soccer petition is shrinking. Maybe that shouldn't be a surprise — if the text of the petition is inaccurate, why wouldn't many of the signatures be, too? Initial news stories claimed 62 players signed...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 6, 2012 12:12 PM

How Many Errors Can You Find on One CNN Page? (Updated)

Details here. DEC. 7 UPDATE: Following communication from CAMERA staff, CNN has corrected and clarified inaccurate claims that a soccer star signed on to an inaccurate anti-Israel petition....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 6, 2012 12:01 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

Another Map Disproving E-1 Contiguity Claims

A few days ago, we posted a map demonstrating that Israeli development in the so-called E-1 corridor between Ma'aleh Adumim and Jerusalem doesn't preclude a contiguous Palestinian state in the West Bank — certainly no more than a Palestinian state...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 5, 2012 02:32 PM

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

Global Ministries Finally Comes Clean on Makari Interview

Peter Makari, Executive for the Middle East and Europe of the Common Global Ministries Board of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)(Photo: Dexter Van Zile) Rev. Dr. Peter Makari, area executive for Europe...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 3, 2012 03:33 PM

E-1 Contiguity Fallacy Returns

With Israel's announcement that it plans to proceed with construction in Area E-1, east of Jerusalem, earlier falsehoods about that land reemerge. Thus, Ha'aretz reports that construction in E-1 would effectively bisect the West Bank and sever the physical link...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 2, 2012 03:54 AM

West Bank and Gaza Residents Experience Among the Longest Life Spans in the Middle East

The intensive media coverage of the West Bank and Gaza creates the impression that the Palestinians experience unusually harsh levels of deprivation. Data collected by the United Nations has consistently shown for many years that the Palestinians, who benefit...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 30, 2012 11:34 AM

Where's the Coverage? "Palestine" Doesn't Qualify as a State

There has been quite a bit of coverage of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas asking the United Nations General Assembly to recognize a Palestinian state. But the media has focused mostly on the political angle: which nations will support...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 29, 2012 04:50 AM

Where’s the Coverage? Egyptian Journalist Flees his Homeland

Here’s another important story you haven’t heard. A prominent Egyptian journalist, Amr Adeeb, known for his criticism of the regime led by President Mohammed Morsi, has fled his homeland and moved to London. Once in London, he told his...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 28, 2012 02:22 PM

Aid for Gaza - A View from the Ground

A touching account by a young IDF soldier serving with COGAT - Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories - underscores what agenda-driven journalists miss in casting Israel as allegedly seeking to inflict deprivation on Gazans. Nira Lee helps...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 27, 2012 10:00 PM

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

Ha'aretz's Pfeffer Repeats Lie Blaming Israel for Boy's Death

In a column ironically about "[c]hildren get[ting] used by politicians all the time" ("Turning a child's tears into war propaganda"), Ha'aretz's Anshel Pfeffer repeats the falsehood that an Israeli air strike killed 4-year-old Mahmoud Sadallah - even though this falsehood...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 25, 2012 03:27 AM

Washington Post Cites CAMERA on Photo Bias

One of the AFP photos, not corrected, falsely attributing four-year-old Mahmoud Sadallah's death to an Israeli air strike In his Nov. 23 Washington Post article "Photographs of Gaza conflict bring acccusations of media bias," Paul Farhi cites CAMERA's Eric...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 25, 2012 03:04 AM

CAMERA Op-Ed: AFP Accomplice to Hamas Lie

Reuters commendably corrected its erroneous caption blaming Israel for this boy's death. AFP, on the other hand, refused to correct (Reuters) CAMERA's Tamar Sternthal writes in the Times of Israel: [F]or Hamas, there’s more than one way to exploit...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 25, 2012 01:39 AM

Guardian Editor Defends Hamas "Resistance"

The latest from Cif Watch: Guardian Associate Editor Seumas Milne just published an essay at ‘Comment is Free’ brimming with anger at Israel, and crowing about the glory of Hamas “resistance”. In ‘Palestinians have the right to defend themselves‘, Nov....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 21, 2012 11:27 AM

Where's the Coverage? Hamas Instructions to Human Shields

While several media outlets reported on leaflets and text warnings from the Israeli army to residents of northern and eastern Gaza to flee certain areas, many ignored Hamas' counter-instructions to stay put, thereby setting up their own civilians as...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 21, 2012 04:19 AM

Where's the Coverage? Deadly Airstrikes NOT Conducted by Israel

An American ally in the Middle East conducts airstrikes against fighters that it, the United States and the European Union consider terrorists. Its military uses U.S.-made F-16 jets, attack helicopters and artillery to go after the group this nation...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 20, 2012 08:50 PM

At LA Times, Slain Top Islamic Jihad Fighter is a "Journalist"

The Sharouk building, where Islamic Jihad military leader Ramez Harb was killed (EPA) Nov. 25 Update: LA Times Correction: 'Palestinian Journalist' Was Islamic Jihad The Los Angeles Times does it again. Last month it transformed a slain Hamas gunman...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 20, 2012 08:04 AM

Updated: Note to Yahoo! News: Israelis Seeking Shelter are not "Gaza Children"

Nov. 21 Update: Yahoo! News Corrects What's wrong with this headline? Hint: That's Hebrew on the sign, not Arabic. This shot, according to the caption, is of Israeli children running for shelter during a rocket attack from the Gaza Strip...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 19, 2012 05:29 PM

Tunisia - Much Larger than Israel - Still 'Tiny'; Jordan Still 'Small'

Never mind the oxymoronic phrase “moderate Islamists,” a news media favorite rebutted by Daniel Pipes in an online posting,(National Review Online, Oct. 30, 2012, “Islamism’s Unity”). Focus on The Washington Post’s recurrent practice of describing countries larger than Israel...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 19, 2012 04:17 PM

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

Rocket Perspective

Israel's outsized image on the world stage and in front-page media coverage can obscure the reality of its tiny physical size and the vulnerability of its citizenry. Gaza rocket fire doesn't affect only a distant corner of the nation --...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 18, 2012 06:03 PM

The "Diversity" of New York Times Op-Ed Page

A former New York Times Op-Ed promised that the newspaper tends to “look for articles that cover subjects and make arguments that have not been articulated elsewhere in the editorial space. If the editorial page, for example, has a forceful,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 17, 2012 01:09 PM

Do Copts Have a Future in Egypt?

Coptic rights activist Michael Armanious reports at his blog, The New Egypt, that the day after the Coptic Church elected a new pope on Nov. 4, 2012, a few hundred Salafists attacked property belonging to a church in Shubra...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 16, 2012 03:59 PM

EoZ: Hamas "Opening Gates of Hell" Count

Elder of Ziyon provides a quick count of how many times Hamas has threatened to "open the gates of hell" in recent years. November, 2001 - in response to Israel's killing of Mahmoud Abu Hanoud January 2002 - Fatah...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 16, 2012 11:07 AM

UCC Minister Enlists Help of Anti-Semitic Publication to Get Message Out

Peter Makari, Executive for the Middle East and Europe of the Common Global Ministries Board of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)(Photo: Dexter Van Zile) It just gets worse and worse. On Oct....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 15, 2012 02:32 PM

Where's the Coverage? – The Truth About Hamas

On Nov. 15, under the headline “Israeli Assault into Gaza Kills a Hamas Leader,” The New York Times ran a front page, above the fold, story about the recent fighting. (FYI: The online headline is the judgment-tinged “Ferocious Israeli...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 15, 2012 01:43 PM

Ma'an Transforms Slain Hamas Fighter into 'Man'

Palestinian mourners carry the body of Hamas militant Mohammed Quno during his funeral in Gaza City today (AP photo by Hatem Moussa) Taking a page out of the Los Angeles Times' playbook, today it's the Palestinian Ma'an News Agency...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 13, 2012 07:03 AM

Brother of Toulouse Killer: Incitement Matters

Abdelghani Merah, whose brother murdered Jewish children in Toulouse, speaks out against anti-Semitism. CAMERA has long pointed out that anti-Jewish and anti-Israel incitement, a phenomenon often ignored or downplayed in the Western media, helps fuel continued violence and prevents...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 12, 2012 03:46 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

Sam Bahour, Palestinian Businessman-cum-'Analyst' in the LA Times

Sam Bahour, director of the Arab Islamic Bank "Identify sources whenever feasible. The public is entitled to as much information as possible on sources' reliability," states the Code of Ethics for the Society of Professional Journalists. Indeed, accurate and...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 12, 2012 06:54 AM

Where's the Coverage? Israelis Help Hurricane Sandy Victims

On October 29, "Super-Storm Sandy" made landfall on the eastern coast of the United States. The storm destroyed thousands of homes, left millions without electric power, heat or hot water, and killed over a hundred. Gasoline, food and other...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 8, 2012 05:37 PM

"Apartheid" and Ethics on Twitter: NPR, CNN Journalists Tweet Inaccuracies

What does it mean if a journalist shares factually incorrect information, if the article they share gets exposed as dishonest and distorted in a number of serious analyses, if somebody on Twitter brings to the journalist’s attention one of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 8, 2012 11:35 AM

Cheap Shots: Tamimi Girl Ups the Ante

Mahmoud Abbas congratulates A'hd (right) and her cousin Marah for their "bravery" (From the Nabi Sabeh Solidarity blog, first posted by Snapshots on Sept. 11, 2012) It was just a question of time. Two months ago, CAMERA described in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 6, 2012 05:49 AM

At LA Times, Slain Hamas Gunman Is 'a Palestinian Man'

The Los Angeles Times published the following brief today in its print edition: A deadly Israeli aristrike in the Gaza Strip and rocket and mortar fire from the Palestinian territory marred a fragile truce that took hold late last week....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 29, 2012 07:36 AM

Yemini Takes Down Ha'aretz 'Apartheid' Poll

Journalist Ben-Dror Yemini Writing in Times of Israel, Ma'ariv's Ben-Dror Yemini has a terrific piece take down of Gideon Levy and his editors for the recent distorted coverage of a poll which Levy says proves Israelis favor apartheid. Beyond...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 28, 2012 03:42 AM

Where's the Coverage? Hamas Vows to Kidnap More Israeli Soldiers

On Oct. 18, at a celebration marking the one-year anniversary of the release of over a thousand Palestinian terrorists and criminals in exchange for kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh vowed to kidnap more Israeli soldiers...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 24, 2012 10:36 AM

The ABC's of Settlements

Palestinians in the destroyed synagogue of the former Israeli settlement of Neve Dekalim, after Israel withdrew from the Gaza Strip in 2005 (EPA Photo by Mohammed Saber) Don't say you weren't warned about crib notes. ABC News' online "Cheat...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 24, 2012 03:57 AM

NYT's Erlanger Skew(er)s Israel

The propensity to hector and criticize Israel seems bred in the bone at The New York Times, as commentary by Paris Bureau Chief Steven Erlanger underscores in a telling passage on October 23, 2012. A News Analysis column entitled...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 23, 2012 10:24 PM

Will They Be Punished?

Mohammad Salim Al-Awa has accused Coptic Churches in Egypt of storing weapons and preparing for war against Egypt's Muslim majority. Michael Armanious, who blogs at The New Egypt, has detailed how three Egyptians -- Muhammad Salim Al- Awa, Salafist...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 22, 2012 04:39 PM

Ha'aretz Finds Another False Pretext for 'Apartheid' Smear

Franklin Lamb, right, poses with child murderer Samir Kuntar. Lamb's bogus intelligence report is the basis of Ha'aretz's heading "U.S. intel cries 'apartheid'" Last week we described how Ha'aretz's Akiva Eldar manipulated an erroneous, unsubstantiated figure and falsely attributed...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 21, 2012 07:36 AM

What About the Rockets Gradye?

Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church(USA) Gradye Parsons, stated clerk of the Presbyterian Church (USA), is apparently trying to make amends for his decision to sign a letter to Congress asking lawmakers to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 18, 2012 02:55 PM

Hezbollah's Special Forces in Syria

The media has been reporting with increased frequency about allegations of Hezbollah's role in helping the Syrian regime suppress its civil insurrection. The New York Times on Aug. 10 published an article titled, "U.S. Accuses Hezbollah of Aiding Syria's...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 17, 2012 10:10 AM

Where's the Coverage? Israeli-Arab Woman Scientist Researches Treatment for Cancer

You may have read recently that IKEA airbrushed the women out of their catalogue pictures in Saudi Arabia. There was quite a bit of media coverage. In fact, the airbrushing, though troubling, is just a metaphor for the way...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 16, 2012 12:57 PM

At Metro-North Railway, New Map, More Distortions

Henry Clifford, who earlier bankrolled distorted maps about Israel and the Palestine Mandate at Metro-North Railway stations in New York, this month has come up with a new one. Well, actually, he pulled it from the Web site of PASSIA:...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 16, 2012 07:00 AM

Ha'aretz Repeats 'Nakba Law' Error

Israeli Arabs exercise their right to mark "Nakba Day" in May 2012 (Photo by Flash 90) The "Nakba law," which enables Israel's Finance Minister to withhold government funding from state-funded bodies engaged in activities which reject the existence of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 16, 2012 04:51 AM

It's Time to Go Local

Local mainline churches, like this United Methodist Church in Watertown, Mass., have paid the freight for their denominations' anti-Israel activism. A number of Christian leaders in the U.S have sent a letter to Congress asking lawmakers to cooperate with...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 15, 2012 10:55 AM

Exposing Hezbollah's Role in Syria

Over the last 18 months, intermittent reports have described Hezbollah's participation in suppressing the popular uprising in Syria. Reported burials of Hezbollah fighters have been explained away as fatalities caused by training accidents or by vague statements about fulfilling...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 11, 2012 11:12 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

UPDATED: LA Times Returns Quneitra to Israel

This 1992 map, published shortly before Hanadi's birth, shows Quneitra on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights (University of Texas Libraries) In a profile featuring Hanadi, a young Syrian woman who reportedly joined the Syrian rebel forces, The...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 10, 2012 07:10 AM

At Ma'an, Gaza Training Camps are Just 'Homes'

Yesterday we pointed out that while the Agence France-Presse reported that there were no eye witnesses of an attack on olive trees attributed to Eli settlers, the Palestinian Ma'an News Agency reported that there were eye witnesses. For the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 10, 2012 05:10 AM

UPDATED: Wall Street Journal's Creative Cartographers

The Wall Street Journal seems to have jumped the gun a bit, drawing "Palestine" over the West Bank in a map accompanying a News Hub broadcast. Here is a capture image of the map, in which the West Bank is...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 10, 2012 03:53 AM

Where's the Coverage? PA Accuses Israel of Trying to Destroy Al-Aqsa Mosque to Rebuild "Alleged Temple"

On Oct. 2, 2012, Palestinian Media Watch issued a report detailing repeated accusations in official Palestinian Authority media that Israel is attempting to destroy the Al-Aqsa mosque. This occured on at least five occasions in September alone. One example...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 9, 2012 02:32 PM

Ma'an's Mysterious Eye Witnesses to Olive Vandalism

A Palestinian farmer is pictured today with a destroyed olive tree in Qaryut (Photo by Nedal Eshtayah /ZUMA photos) As this year's West Bank olive harvest begins, so do the allegations of settlers vandalizing trees. AFP's story today about...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 9, 2012 08:23 AM

The Atlantic and Wolfensohn's Strawberries

A Palestinian looter carries away equipment from a hothouse donated by James Wolfensohn and other Jewish American donors (2005 Photo by Emilio Morenatti /AP) The Atlantic's Steve Clemons gives a highly selective account of James Wolfensohn's involvement with Gaza's...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 9, 2012 06:05 AM

LA Times Misleads About Hamas in Bank Hacking Story

Bank of America was one of several American financial institutions attacked by a group identifying itself as the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters A Los Angeles Time article about a Middle Eastern hacker attack on American banks whitewashes Hamas....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 9, 2012 04:54 AM

Texas Pastor Jokes With Morsi

Bob Roberts, Jr. speaking at the Christ at the Checkpoint Conference in Bethlehem in March, 2012. In an article published at PJ Media on Oct. 4, CAMERA Analyst Dexter Van Zile details how Texas Pastor Bob Roberts exchanged pleasantries...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 5, 2012 01:01 PM

The New York Times and "Zionist" Innuendo

A "Zionist" is nothing more than someone who supports Israel's right to exist as the national home of the Jewish people. This means that, notwithstanding attempts by anti-Israel and anti-Jewish activists to redefine the term, virtually all American Jews,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 2, 2012 12:54 PM

Their Victims Could Fill a Stadium

“The people of Egypt, the Muslims who want the Islamic trends and Islamic rule, are not the majority. Most Muslims believe in the separation of religion and state.” That was the assessment offered about the revolution in Egypt offered...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 28, 2012 10:49 PM

Where's the Coverage? Conference on Jewish Refugees from Arab Countries

On September 21, 2012, Israel hosted an event at the United Nations highlighting the stories of Jewish refugees expelled from Arab countries in the last century. What? You thought all refugees in the Arab-Israeli conflict were Palestinian Arabs? Nope....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 24, 2012 09:19 PM

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

LA Times Ignores Extensive Arab Construction in Jerusalem

Edmund Sanders' Los Angeles Times article Friday on overcrowding in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City gives an accurate picture of the Muslim Quarter's situation, and a misleading impression of the overall housing situation for Jerusalem's Arabs. While Sanders...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 24, 2012 08:25 AM

CNN's "Situation Room" Resituates Israel's Capital

National security expert Frances Townsend appearing on an earlier broadcast of "The Situation Room" On Sept. 17, "The Situation Room" host Joe Johns (standing in for Wolf Blitzer) and guest Frances Townsend, a former U.S. national security advisor, refer...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 23, 2012 05:31 AM

Context Breaks Out Over anti-Israel Forces

Context occasionally peaks through often superficial Middle East news coverage. It did so in an Associated Press dispatch headlined “Syrian rebels win control of key crossing on border with Turkey” published by The Washington Post (September 20 print edition)....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 21, 2012 01:22 PM

Megachurch Pastor Bob Roberts Falls for Jew-Hater's Message of "Peace"

Bob Roberts, Jr. speaking at the Christ at the Checkpoint Conference in Bethlehem in March, 2012. Bob Roberts, Jr., pastor of Northwood Church in Keller, Texas wants the whole world to know that he is offended by "The Innocence...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 20, 2012 12:35 PM

Where's the Coverage? Israeli Prisons are… Festive

When you hear the words "Israeli prison," what image springs to mind? If you read the popular press, it's probably not a "festive environment" where "nothing is lacking." You most likely do not envision meditation rooms with glow-in-the-dark fish...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 19, 2012 11:15 PM

"Dignity… Or Dhimmitude?"

Rev. Dr. Olav Fyske Tveit In his article "Dignity… Or Dhimmitude?", published in the Algemeiner, CAMERA's Dexter Van Zile states: The World Council of Churches has a decision to make. Is the organization going to advocate for religious freedom or...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 19, 2012 10:45 AM

British MP George Galloway, Subsidized by U.S. Tax Payer Dollars, Slanders Israel

During his June 27, 2012 call-in show on New York’s WBAI radio station (that reaches New York, New Jersey and Connecticut), George Galloway, a long-time defamer of Israel, challenged a left-wing caller’s vituperative attack on “the Jews” for alleged...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 13, 2012 03:03 PM

Where's the Coverage? The Gaza Strip Millionaires

In the numerous articles written about Gaza, the press nearly always describes the Hamas-controlled area as "impoverished." But that description is at odds with the findings of a recently completed study of the region. Khaled Abu Toameh writes at...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 12, 2012 11:54 PM

New York Times Downplays Attacks, Death of Ambassador

When totalitarian Islamists killed U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens (pictured above) and three other Americans in Libya and stormed the embassy in Egypt, The New York Times put the story on page A4. Apparently, the death of a U.S....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 12, 2012 11:32 AM

CAMERA in Times of Israel: Palestinians Exploiting Children for a Photo Op

This Aug. 24 AFP photograph of an Israeli soldiers restraining A'hd Tamimi, 11, was featured in Australian papers, and was all over Facebook Mahmoud Abbas congratulates A'hd (right) and her cousin Marah for their "bravery" (From the Nabi Sabeh...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 11, 2012 07:39 AM

Survey: Public Trust in Israeli Media Dips

Ha'aretz reports: Public trust in the media, as measured by the Israel Democracy Institute's annual Democracy Index, dropped by 5.5 percent in the past year, from 51.8 percent in 2011 to 46.3 percent in 2012. That puts it second...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 9, 2012 07:44 AM

Where's the Coverage? Corrie Lawyer Says Israel is Worse than Nazi Germany

Last month, an Israeli court dismissed the lawsuit brought by the family of pro-Palestinian activist Rachel Corrie who was accidentally killed by an Israeli military bulldozer while serving as a human shield in a military zone in Gaza in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 5, 2012 10:17 PM

In The LA Times, the Picture Tells the Story

On Thursday, August 30, 2012 in the print edition, and August 29 online, The Los Angeles Times ran an article about “SuperPacs” and political groups raising funds at the Republican National Convention. In the print edition, the article ran on...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 5, 2012 12:10 PM

In Story on Internal Syrian Strike, NYT's Israel Obsession Endures

Professor Landis appearing in an interview in Iran's Press TV last year Time and again, Joshua Landis, director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma and a favorite media source on Syria, has been...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 5, 2012 04:58 AM

In LA Times, Half the Story on Half a House

The disputed property in Ras el-Amud (Photo by Melanie Lidman/Jerusalem Post) In a blog post about a disputed property in Jerusalem, the Los Angeles Times' Maher Abukhater reports selectively. Writing about the eviction of members of the Hamdallah family...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 4, 2012 08:16 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

Ha'aretz Disputes Time Report on U.S.-Israeli Drill

One American Aegis destroyer, instead of the two oriiginally planned, will take part in the October joint exercise In today's print edition, Ha'aretz's Amos Harel disputes part of Time Magazine's article yesterday concerning a reduction in the number of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 2, 2012 02:16 AM

Tribune Papers Don't I.D. Muslim Rioters

In the best-selling “Harry Potter” novels intimidated magicians refer to the central villain, Voldemort, as “He Who Must Not Be Named.” Tribune Newspapers—including The Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and Baltimore Sun—seemed equally intimidated in coverage of French riots...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 31, 2012 03:15 PM

The New York Times Omits Crucial Information in Report of Corrie Civil Case

The New York Times continues to reveal its unreliability in reporting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, omitting crucial information in its coverage of the verdict in the civil case of activist Rachel Corrie's death. The Times piece, "Court Rules Israel...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 30, 2012 02:13 PM

NPR’s Discussion “October Surprise?” Unsurprisingly Indulged Anti-Israel Polemicist

National Public Radio's widely syndicated program, On Point, hosted by Tom Ashbrook, continues its tradition of tolerating egregious anti-Israel distortions in Middle East segments. (examples –– here, here, here, here, here and here). The Aug. 20, 2012 discussion, “October...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 29, 2012 04:08 PM

Where's the Coverage? Israeli Desalination Breakthrough

Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a release on August 9, 2012, "Freshwater from the sun," detailing a new development in nanotechnology paired with the use of solar energy that could help solve water shortages in under-developed and under-resourced...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 29, 2012 12:02 PM

A Tale of Two Columns

On Tuesday, August 28, 2012, The New York Times ran an editorial, "Iran’s Nuclear Quest," that begins, "Iran appears to have installed a few hundred more centrifuges at its deep underground site known as Fordow, thus enhancing its ability...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 28, 2012 02:27 PM

New York Times Public Editor Admits to NYT’s Bias

In his farewell New York Times column (Sunday Review section, Aug. 26), Public Editor Arthur Brisbane admitted to the open secret of The Times’ “progressivism” that makes news developments look “more like causes than news subjects”: Across the paper’s...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 28, 2012 02:09 PM

UPDATE: Michigan State University Student Beaten in Anti-Semitic Attack

Michigan State University Sophomore Zachary Tennen In the early hours of Sunday, August 26th, Michigan State University Sophomore Zachary Tennen, 19, was beaten unconscious at a party, ClickOnItDetroit reports. According to a piece in MSU’s The State News, Zach was...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 28, 2012 01:29 PM

The Secular Beatification of Rachel Corrie

Following an Israeli court ruling that the 2003 death of activist Rachel Corrie, who was crushed by a bulldozer, was accidental, Brendan O'Neill analyses the troubling mindset of comfortable Westerners who travel to Gaza and the West Bank to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 28, 2012 11:01 AM

Where's the Coverage? Palestinian Authority Incitement against Jews and Israelis

On August 20, 2012, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman wrote a letter to officials of the Quartet of Mideast mediators -- the U.S., the U.N., the EU and Russia. This was widely covered by the media. The independent Palestinian...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 22, 2012 05:34 PM

Karsh: "The War Against the Jews"

Professor Efraim Karsh In a powerful essay in the July 2012 edition of Israel Affairs, Professor Efraim Karsh lays out the political landscape in which Israel today finds itself. The Jewish nation-state was reconstituted with the aim of putting...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 21, 2012 01:05 PM

Where’s the Coverage? The Real Persecution of Christians in the Middle East

You may have seen CAMERA’s recent advertisement in The Wall Street Journal calling for CBS to correct on-air the falsehoods contained in the "Christians in the Holy Land" story broadcast on 60 Minutes on April 22, 2012. Not only...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 15, 2012 01:48 PM

"The Turkish Lobby Played a Long Game – And Won"

"Valley of the Wolves Palestine" poster. Photo: DVZ. In his article "The Turkish Lobby Played a Long Game – And Won" CAMERA Analyst Dexter Van Zile documents how the Turkish government successfully blocked the production of a movie about...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 13, 2012 12:15 PM

Hezbollah MP Walid Sakariya Didn't Get the Waltz-Mearsheimer Memo

MEMRI has provided a useful clip from al Manar TV (Aug. 7, 2012) in which Hezbollah MP (and former military commander) Walid Sakariya tells the host that "The nuclear weapon is meant to create a balance of terror with...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 10, 2012 12:01 PM

NPR, Walt, and Sanitized Images

In broadcast on pro-Israel voters, NPR cites Stephen Walt's (above) Harvard credentials, but doesn't note that his views on the subject are highly controversial The latest quarterly review of NPR's Middle East coverage, carried out by former foreign editor...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 9, 2012 12:49 PM

Dignity for Journalists, Hamas Style

Journalists in Gaza protest Hamas' treatment of the media (date unknown) (Photo from Maan) In 2007, Hamas official Mahmoud Abu Marzook promised Los Angeles Times readers that Gaza under Hamas will be a place where journalists "will be treated...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 9, 2012 11:48 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

Washington Post Columnist Issues Timely Challenge

The Washington Post’s Colbert I. King reminds readers of the threat the Iranian government poses to Israel, including the possibility of nuclear destruction, and the shame in turning a blind eye to those who would repeat the horrors that...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 8, 2012 04:45 PM

"Meet Taner Akcam, Anti-Denialist"

CAMERA's Christian Media Analyst Dexter Van Zile's article, "Meet Taner Akcam, Anti-Denialist", published in The New English Review states: Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan has a problem. His name is Taner Akcam. Akcam, a native of Turkey who currently...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 8, 2012 11:11 AM

The AP Spy Story Decoded

Shamai Leibowitz, spied on Israel for the National Security Agency until he was sentenced to 20 months in prison for leaking secret transcripts (Photo by AP) Let's decode AP's alarmist article on how Israel spies on its American ally....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 7, 2012 02:08 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

AFP Headlines: Some Drones Kill Militants; Others Kill "Gazans"

If a drone strike kills militants, should the headline convey the target's profession? Judging by this past month's coverage, for AFP the answer depends on who is doing the shooting. Below is a screenshot showing search results on Google News...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 5, 2012 01:44 PM

Distorted Quotes to Defend Distorted Maps

Henry Clifford branches out from distorted maps (above) to distorted quotes Henry Clifford, the man who brought distorted Israel/Palestine maps to the Metro-North Railroad stations in New York State, is now defending those maps with bogus and distorted Zionist...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 2, 2012 09:54 AM

Hosni Mubarak "Staunch Ally of Israel"

A report by Isabel Kershner and Elisabeth Bumiller discussing the controversial letter allegedly sent by newly-elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to Israeli President Shimon Peres provides another example of how The New York Times' distorted view of Israel and...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 1, 2012 03:49 PM

Where's the Coverage? Mainstream Media Ignore Bigoted Treatment of Israeli Olympic Team

On Friday, July 27, prior to the official opening of the 2012 London Olympic Games, the Lebanese judo team refused to practice next to the Israeli team and Olympic organizers erected a barrier to split the gym in half....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 30, 2012 03:36 PM

New Yorker Reporter Admits to Fabricating Quotes

The New York Times reports that Jonah Lehrer, a staff writer for The New Yorker, resigned from the magazine after fabricating quotations attributed to Bob Dylan. Meanwhile, Rashid Khalidi and Ilan Pappe, both of whom are guilty of the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 30, 2012 02:09 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

"The Guardian and Glenn Greenwald: The anti-imperialism of fools"

Adam Levick, Managing Editor of CiF Watch, an independent project of CAMERA, writes the following in his article "The Guardian and Glenn Greenwald: The anti-imperialism of fools" published by the Times of Israel: The Guardian’s most egregious moral blind...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 27, 2012 01:39 PM

CNN Fixes 'Israeli Tourist Bomber' Headline

Last week CNN commendably caught and fixed a bad headline about the Burgas terror attack which had stated: "Israeli tourist bomber had fake U.S. ID." The simple reading of that headline is that an Israeli tourist was the bomber....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 27, 2012 01:32 PM

Sheik Challenges Hezbollah, Some News Fit to Print

Sheik Ahmad Assir gets a trim. (Photo: Reuters) A previously little-known Sunni religious leader in Lebanon made headlines in The Washington Post and Washington Times for public denunciations of the Shi’ite Hezbollah (“Party of God”), the terrorist organization that also...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 26, 2012 03:16 PM

Where's the Coverage? PA President Mahmoud Abbas' Role in the Munich Massacre

Competition in the London Olympic Games begins today although the opening ceremony will take place on Friday, July 27. As of this writing, the International Olympic Committee has not agreed to a moment of silence to memorialize the murder...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 25, 2012 02:45 PM

Double Standards at The New York Times

In an article about Romney's election campaign, The New York Times saw it necessary to "correct" the candidate's suggestion that "The people of Israel deserve better than what they have received from the leader of the free world.'' The...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 25, 2012 12:19 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

Planes, Tanks and Lies

Ahmed Masoud blames an Israeli airstrike for being switched at birth, but the Gaza skies were quiet at the time Elder of Ziyon takes down Ahmed Masoud's tale of being switched at birth in a Gaza hospital in 1981,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 18, 2012 08:10 AM

The Geographically-Challenged Amira Hass

The Teva Naot factory, on Kibbutz Naot Mordechai, in the upper Galilee Amira Hass should enroll in a geography course. In her article yesterday ("Disney Family Member Renounces Her Investments in Israel's Ahava Cosmetics,") she writes that Shamrock Holdings,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 18, 2012 03:48 AM

Jewish Self-Criticism A Weapon in the Hands of Israel Hater, Noushin Framke

Noushin Framke, above, encouraged Hamas to keep Gilad Shalit as a bargaining chip. (Screenshot from PC(USA) video feed of General Assembly.) By a two-vote margin (333-331), the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) denied anti-Israel activists a trophy...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 9, 2012 01:29 PM

The NYT and Hebron History Fit to Print

Elhanan Zelig Roch lost a hand in the 1929 Hebron massacre, in which Arabs killed 67 Jews Less than two weeks after The New York Times' highly selective history of the West Bank village of Battir (Beitar), the "Paper...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 8, 2012 07:10 AM

AFP Doctors Swiss Report on Arafat's Death, Polonium

An AFP news story and photo captions falsely allege that a Swiss report concluded that Yasser Arafat had been fatally poisoned. For instance, there are these photo captions: A Palestinian woman walks past a mural of late Palestinian leader Yasser...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 8, 2012 05:26 AM

Where's the Coverage? Jewish Refugees Expelled from Arab Countries

This month the United Nations marks World Refugee Day with concerts, film festivals and other events on five continents. Yet, as Israel’s ambassador to the U.N. Ron Prosor writes in his Huffington Post article, "The Middle East's Greatest Untold...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 6, 2012 12:59 PM

Palestinian Photojournalists Protest

The Western media continues to ignore Palestinian protests against talks with Israeli Vice Premier Shaul Mofaz, their violent repression on the part of Palestinian police, and the intimidation of Palestinian journalists. Yesterday, photojournalists protested outside the Palestinian Ministry of Interior....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 4, 2012 07:03 AM

Illuminating the Situation of Palestinians in Syria

A New York Times Op-Ed by Rod Nordland and Dalal Mawad on July 1, 2012 describes aspects of the Palestinian situation rarely discussed in The Times's usual coverage of the Palestinians. The article describes a recent spate of assassinations...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 3, 2012 02:24 PM

Where's the Coverage? The Ignored Palestinian Protests

Normally, the Western media giants deem Palestinian protesters clashing with security forces newsworthy. Normally, the media takes a keen interest in all developments and setbacks regarding Israeli-Palestinian talks. And so, the media's total lack of interest in recent Palestinian...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 2, 2012 07:08 AM

The LA Times, UNESCO and the Holy Sites

The Church of the Nativity. UNESCO's own expert panel recommended against adding it as a World Heritage site The Los Angeles Times' coverage of the controversy surrounding Unesco's decision to list Bethlehem holy sites as World Heritage sites comes...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 1, 2012 07:35 AM

What Gideon Levy is Missing in Nazareth

Students at the Nazareth Academic Institute As is often the case, Ha'aretz's Gideon Levy is again loose with the facts. Today he writes: The fact that for 64 years no new Arab city has been founded or developed, no...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 1, 2012 06:18 AM

Algemeiner: Another Christian "Peacemaking" Statement

The Algemeiner has published a piece by CAMERA analyst Dexter Van Zile about a "peacemaking" document issued by Kairos USA. An excerpt: Another group of Christian peacemakers has issued yet another statement about the Arab-Israeli conflict. The authors of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 29, 2012 04:49 PM

Where's the Coverage? Another Double Standard for Israel on Refugees

There are an estimated 45,000-60,000 people currently living in Israel illegally, mostly from Eritrea and South Sudan. Some of them would be considered refugees by the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR): The 1951 Refugee Convention...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 27, 2012 04:30 PM

The Washington Post, Times Edit ‘When Vladimir met Bibi’

Sometimes the devil isn’t only in the details, but mostly in the details editors cut. Compare Washington Times and Washington Post treatment of the same June 26 Associated Press dispatch covering Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Israel and...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 27, 2012 03:16 PM

This is Who Kenneth Waltz Thinks Should Have a Nuclear Bomb

Iranian Vice President Mohammad Reza-Rahimi Foreign Affairs, a leading journal covering foreign policy, has published a piece in its July-August issue by Columbia University Professor Kenneth Waltz advising us not to worry about an Iranian nuclear bomb. In fact, Waltz...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 27, 2012 10:39 AM

The NYT and the Heritage Fit to Print

Archeological site of Tel Betar (from Tel Aviv University) Leave it to the New York Times to cover the "heritage" of the West Bank village of Battir, named after the ancient Jewish site of Beitar, while ignoring its historical...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 27, 2012 05:04 AM

"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

AFP: Whence the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty?

While some are raising concerns about the future of the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty now that the Muslim Brotherhood candidate has won Egypt's presidential race, AFP has a different issue with the historic bilateral agreement. Today AFP refers to "1980, the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 25, 2012 05:39 AM

Ha'aretz, Lost in Translation, XV

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

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

Kenneth Waltz Thinks Iranian Acquisition of Nukes is a Good Thing

President to the Russian Ambassador: Now then Dimitri. You know how we've always talked about the possibility of something going wrong with the bomb. The bomb, Dimitri. The hydrogen bomb. Well now what happened is, one of our base...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 21, 2012 04:03 PM

Where’s the Coverage? Google Chairman Recommends Investment in Israel

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, speaking at a technology conference in Tel Aviv, announced "We love Israel." According to Israel 21c: Schmidt praised Israeli engineers, the country’s higher education system and the training acquired in the army. … "There...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 20, 2012 07:11 PM

Foreign Policy's Distorting Palestinian Filter

Foreign Policy magazine online June 19 highlighted the vandalization and torching of a West Bank mosque, linking to a New York Times dispatch about recent violence by extremist settlers. The story was listed second among Middle East-related items, between...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 20, 2012 11:27 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

Where’s the Coverage? Amnesty International Breaks its Own Rules

A recent search of Google News for "Amnesty International" turned up: About 2,820 results (0.32 seconds) Since this organization is an element in so much news coverage, Amnesty International certainly warrants some scrutiny. Watchdog organization NGO Monitor examined AI...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 13, 2012 08:43 PM

"Someone is Lying About the Houla Massacre"

Dead bodies believed to be from the Houla massacre in Syria. Photo: wiki commons. CAMERA's Christian Media Analyst, Dexter Van Zile, published in the The Algemeiner. Van Zile states: Westerners trying to figure out what exactly happened at Houla, the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 13, 2012 03:13 PM

"How media condition people to be anti-Israel"

Writer Steve Apfel's observations on the media's role in promoting anti-Israel propaganda: A popular and effective media device is to throw Israeli deeds into the pot with Palestinian deeds. What comes out of the pot is a tasty porridge...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 12, 2012 10:25 AM

The New York Times States the Obvious

President Bashar al-Assad of Syria and his wife, Asma, in Paris in December 2010. (Miguel Medina/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images) The New York Times has come to the conclusion that Bashar Al Assad is a murderer and that his...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 11, 2012 11:53 AM

"Haaretz, Lost in Translation"

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

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

Where’s the Coverage? Palestinian Leaders Allegedly Pocket Hundreds of Millions in Aid Money

A month ago, on May 8, 2012, Reuters published an interview with Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad: Given the task of building institutions in readiness for statehood, Fayyad said his job was being imperiled by a lack of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 5, 2012 04:30 PM

Shareholders Demand Accountability on '60 Minutes' Christians Report

Algemeiner reports: Four board members of the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) attended the CBS May 24 shareholder meeting in New York, arguing that the television network had used distortions, omissions and factual errors...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 3, 2012 05:58 AM

The Week in Flubbed Photos, Captions

The last few days have produced several sloppy and erroneous photo captions and incorrect photo selections. First, from the New York Times, or what some consider the "Paper of Record," there's this: While the caption refers to the buildings as...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 3, 2012 04:08 AM

Where’s the Coverage? Senate May Try to Find Out How Many Palestinian Refugees Are... Refugees

On May 24, 2012, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee passed an amendment to the fiscal year 2013 State Department and foreign-operations appropriations bill. The amendment, proposed by Mark Kirk (R, Illinois) requires the State Department to inform Congress about...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 30, 2012 06:12 PM

PA to Honor Terrorists

From the Jerusalem Post: The Palestinian Authority leadership is planning to honor the remains of Palestinian suicide bombers and terrorists with full military services in Ramallah. The IDF will deliver the bodies to representatives of the PA on Thursday,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 30, 2012 01:42 PM

Citizen Klein and the East Jerusalem Citizenship Stats

East Jerusalem Arabs outside the Ministry of Interior. Increased numbers are applying for, and receiving, Israeli citizenship (Photo by AP) Menachem Klein, a political science professor at Bar-Ilan University who in the past has accused Israel of practicing apartheid...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 30, 2012 07:35 AM

A Gross Manipulation

The July 24, 2005 funeral of Rachel and Dov Kol, gunned down by a Palestinian who was subsequently killed (Photo by Yoav Lemmer/AFP) Tel Aviv University's Aeyal Gross redefines the meaning of "manipulation" in his Ha'aretz Op-Ed yesterday ("Security...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 30, 2012 05:04 AM

Ha'aretz Retracts Headline on Alleged Arabic Ban

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

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

Advocacy Journalism Means Never Having to Report What You Don't Want to Report

We thought AFP's headline about Iran "saving" a ship from pirates was rather bad. Then we saw CNN's report. AFP titled their story "Iran navy saves US freighter from pirates: report." The problem isn't so much that the report...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 24, 2012 02:40 PM

Where's the Coverage? Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia Urges the Destruction of "All Churches in the Region"

What if the Pope declared that all mosques in Europe must be destroyed? Would the media would cover it? You better believe it. Last month, however, Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, reportedly declared...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 21, 2012 05:40 PM

Would 60 Minutes Do a Story About This?

David Littman passed away yesterday. His life story as a comfortable British Jew who became a Mossad agent, human rights activist and historian is extraordinary and heroic. In recent years, Littman has spoken before the UN challenging their anti-Israel...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 21, 2012 12:42 PM

Open Letter Challenges Ha'aretz on Kfar Sava Hospital Headline

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

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

Another Call for Standing by the Facts

A few days ago, we blogged Michael Oren's call for standing by the facts. The delegitimization of Israel is "perpetuated by journalists who published doctored photos and false Palestinian accounts of Israeli massacres," he said. And so, "along with...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 18, 2012 12:56 PM

Church Bureaucrazy About Israel

Eyes Wide Shut: Peter Makari, Executive for the Middle East and Europe of the Common Global Ministries Board of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)(Photo: Dexter Van Zile) One of the charges CAMERA...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 17, 2012 04:33 PM

Presspectiva Letter in Ha'aretz on Teaching Peace

Uri Misgav didn't question whether the idea of genuine peace existed on the Arab side Yishai Goldflam, editor-in-chief of Presspectiva, CAMERA's Hebrew site, has a letter-to-the-editor today in Ha'aretz in which he takes Uri Misgav to task "for ignoring...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 16, 2012 06:17 AM

Oren: We Must Stand by the Facts

In The Wall Street Journal today, Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren wrote about the "systematic delegitimization of the Jewish state": Having failed to destroy Israel by conventional arms and terrorism, Israel's enemies alit on a subtler and more sinister tactic...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 15, 2012 03:27 PM

"Fighting Distorted Media Coverage of Israel"

Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld. In an interview with Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, CAMERA Executive Director Andrea Levin states: Media coverage of the Middle East is often distorted. There are no enforceable codes of professional conduct which apply to the media. One...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 15, 2012 11:39 AM

Daily Beast Photo Flub [Updated]

Update: To its credit, the Daily Beast quickly corrected the caption after CAMERA informed editors of the error. We've added after the break an updated image of the photo as it currently appears. Arab demonstrators in the Jerusalem neighborhood of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 14, 2012 03:19 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

"Why The Jews - and the world - need Israel"

CAMERA's Sarit Catz's op-ed, "Why the Jews - and the world - need Israel", published in The New Jersey Jewish News states: Jews have always been creative and have always contributed to the societies where they lived. But planted...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 11, 2012 03:38 PM

The Washington Post’s ‘Little Kingdom’ is Four Times Bigger than Israel

Describing Jordan in an article headlined “Beneath the civility, Jordanians simmer; Growing frustrations threaten the stability of key U.S. ally” (May 8), The Washington Post referred to “this little kingdom….” The land area of Jordan, Israel’s eastern neighbor, totals...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 9, 2012 05:50 PM

Captured Bin-Laden Letters Claim "Moderate" Fatah Offered Tribute to Group Sympathizing with Al-Qaeda -[corrected]

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this post identified the Palestinian group communicating with al-Qaeda as part of al-Qaeda. While the group clearly sympathizes with al-Qaeda and has communicated with its leadership, there is no evidence that it is part...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 9, 2012 05:26 PM

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

Ministry of Defense Rectifies Misinformation

A map of the security barrier around Bethlehem from the Ministry of Defense website. After an inquiry from CAMERA, the Israeli Ministry of Defense has rectified erroneous information that it apparently gave to 60 Minutes regarding the security fence....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 8, 2012 12:52 PM

Where’s the Coverage? Egyptian Presidential Campaign Rally Vows to March on Jerusalem

At a rally to kick off the presidential campaign of Muslim Brotherhood candidate Muhammad Mursi in Egypt, the cleric introducing the candidate declared the aim of forming a Muslim caliphate, "The United States of the Arabs," the capital of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 8, 2012 09:45 AM

By the Numbers: Jodi Rudoren's Palestinian Prisoner Article

Even before Jodi Rudoren began her tenure as the New York Times' bureau chief in Jerusalem, serious concerns were raised about her objectivity. Here at Snapshots we said, "Only time will tell whether [those] concerns will be borne out."...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 7, 2012 01:46 PM

Will Promoting Positive Jewish Achievements Reduce Negative Sentiment Towards Israel?

As CAMERA previously reported on April 17, a study titled Intolerance, Prejudice and Discrimination by the Frederich Ebert Stiftung in Germany reveals the persistence of anti-Semitism throughout Europe. A substantial number of people in all the European countries polled...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 7, 2012 12:08 PM

Anti-Semitic Rant Passes Without Challenge at Methodist Convention

Methodist Margaret Novak Likens Israel to Nazi Regime For the past several days, the United Methodist Church has been meeting in Tampa, Florida for its General Convention that is held every four years. At this convention, the delegates approved...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 3, 2012 03:00 PM

The World Is Flat and Some Israeli Told Me So

60 Minutes Producer Harry Radliffe "The world is flat. How do I know? Some Israeli told me!" That’s about what 60 Minutes Producer Harry Radliffe would have us believe. Radliffe, you’ll remember, was the producer of the 60 Minutes...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 2, 2012 11:35 AM

Where’s the Coverage? PA Celebrates "Achievements" of a Master Terrorist

On May 6, 1994, The New York Times covered the Oslo Accord. The article, "MIDEAST ACCORD: THE ACCORD; P.L.O. Vows To Restrain Foes of Pact," began as follows: In the self-rule accord that it signed with Israel on Wednesday,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 1, 2012 09:24 PM

California Public Radio Host Enables Anti-Israel Provocateur

Warren Olney, popular southern California radio personality, host of To the Point, distributed to public stations by Public Radio International (PRI), moderated a discussion on his show entitled “American Jews and Faith in Israel” on April 17. The discussion...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 30, 2012 05:24 PM

Unfortunate Headline of the Day

Edmund Sanders, the Los Angeles Times' Jerusalem bureau chief, gives Sheik Raed Salah, the extremist leader of the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel, a pretty tough interview, making the following headline all the more ludicrous: Sanders, who...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 30, 2012 05:07 AM

Where's the Coverage? Palestinian Authority Hands Down Death Penalty for Land Sale to Jews

In an article "celebrating" Israel’s 64th Independence Day, "Israel’s Big Day, Under Sun and Cloud" (April 26, 2012), the New York Times could not refrain from taking a number of jabs at Israel, including the obligatory swipe at "the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 27, 2012 05:26 PM

Malcolm Lowe on Mitri Raheb's Trail

Rev. Mitri Raheb, a Lutheran pastor in Bethlehem at the Presbyterian Church (USA)'s 2010 General Assembly. (Dexter Van Zile) When it comes to documenting the troubling aspects of Lutheran Pastor Mitri Raheb’s commentary about the modern state of Israel,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 27, 2012 01:51 PM

The Guardian: "Jerusalem is not the Capital of Israel, Tel Aviv is"

CAMERA and many others routinely expose the subterfuge at the heart of The Guardian's coverage of Israel. This deceit was clearly demonstrated in a correction issued for a photo caption appearing on April 20 which inadvertently revealed that Jerusalem...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 25, 2012 02:34 PM

Hamas and The Forward Agree: Karl Vick Mischaracterizes Hamas

From The Forward: Abu Marzook was at pains to knock down suggestions in numerous media outlets that Hamas is preparing to abandon armed resistance against Israel in favor of mass popular resistance against Israeli rule. A February 6 article...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 20, 2012 01:04 PM

Despite Assurances by NYT and Guardian, Hamas Still Rejects Israel

In his interview with The Forward, senior Hamas leader Mousa Abu Marzook explained that his organization would not honor a peace treaty signed by Israel and the Palestinian Authority, and reiterated, yet again, the group's rejection of Israel: Any...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 20, 2012 12:03 PM

Jackson Diehl on Abbas's Responsibility

The Washington Post's Jackson Diehl addresses those who refuse to see Palestinian leaders as actors with some responsibility for the consequences of their actions: Abbas’s defenders will claim that Netanyahu’s right-wing government, and the Obama administration’s inability to influence...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 20, 2012 11:52 AM

Why Did Ha'aretz Bury Fogels' Funeral?

Ha'aretz front page, March 14, 2011. Migrating birds took precedence over Fogel's burial Publisher Amos Schocken explains why his paper Ha'aretz prioritized coverage of the Japanese tsunami over the shocking murders of the Fogel family on March 13, 2011:...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 19, 2012 08:30 AM

Where's the Coverage? State-Sanctioned Police Brutality in the Middle East

Unless you’ve been living under a rock -- and even if you have been living under a rock in Israel -- you have heard of Lt. Colonel Shalom Eisner, recently dismissed from his post after a video showed him...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 18, 2012 10:26 PM

Hidden in Translation: Robert Mackey Comes to Ahmadinejad's Aid

As if Robert Mackey hasn't already left a clear record of his anti-Israel bias, the blogger is now misleadingly cherry-picking his own New York Times colleagues — in order to defend Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, no less. A few...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 18, 2012 09:24 AM

Of AFP and Medical Documentation

Photo courtesy of Jewish Press Not long ago, AFP sought refuge behind a shady Palestinian Ministry of Health "medical certificate" to defend its discredited photo caption. Today, curiously, AFP entirely ignores medical documentation dealing with a separate violent incident...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 18, 2012 08:14 AM

Ha'aretz Fuels 'War of Extermination' Falsehood

Given headlines like this one today in Ha'aretz, it's no wonder that 40 percent of Europeans believe that Israel is engaging in a "war of extermination" against Palestinians: Not only is the Jordan Valley not Palestinian-free, but the region's Palestinian...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 18, 2012 04:06 AM

40% of Europeans Think Israel Conducting "War of Extermination" (Against Fast-Growing Palestinian Population)

A stunningly high percentage of Europeans believe Israel is engaged in a war of extermination against the Palestinians, according to a new study by the German-based Friedrich Ebert Foundation. This despite the soaring population growth in the West Bank...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 17, 2012 10:00 PM

CAMERA's International Letter-Writing Director's Op-Ed Published in The Jerusalem Post

CAMERA's Sarit Catz's op-ed, "The wicked sons", published in The Jerusalem Post states: "Jews who disparage Israel and their fellow Jews are today’s wicked sons and daughters."...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 17, 2012 09:52 AM

Ostensible Palestinian Democracy Persecutes Bethlehem Church

Pastor Khoury at desk and shown at Bethlehem’s First Baptist Church with congregants and Christian American supporter The Palestinian Authority runs a virtual one-party administration over West Bank Arabs, unimpeded by an independent supreme court or a free news...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 16, 2012 02:54 PM

Israel Critic Rami Khouri is Upstaged by an NPR Listener

National Public Radio, as in the April 10, 2012 broadcast of the Talk of the Nation call-in show, persists in relying on Lebanon-based journalist Rami Khouri as a guest on discussion shows in which he frequently conveys misinformation about...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 13, 2012 07:15 PM

Gunter Grass and "Criticism" of Israel

It's hard to tell whether Tablet's Liel Leibovitz is upset with what he sees as hyperbolic, knee jerk reactions, or if he's more interested in advocating such hyperbole. Commenting on Israel's decision to bar of Gunter Grass from the country,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 13, 2012 10:42 AM

Where's the Coverage? "Flytilla" Participants Need a New Travel Agent

Perhaps you have heard about the upcoming "flytilla" into Israel. Israeli police expect 500-1,000 pro-Palestinian activists will try to land in Israel on 20 flights from Western Europe and Turkey throughout the day Sunday, April 15, 2012. Organizers say...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 11, 2012 08:45 PM

JPS Uses New Falsification to Defend Pappé Falsification

CAMERA's response to Journal of Palestine Studies' defense of Ilan Pappé is now posted on our main website. Pappé had used a fabricated quote, which he attributed to a 1937 letter by David Ben-Gurion to his son Amos, in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 9, 2012 04:32 PM

April's Fools: C-SPAN Begins the Month with More “Blame-the-Jews” Tirades

One of C-SPAN’s most popular programs, Washington Journal (a 3-hour daily public affairs and call-in show), ushered in April with a double dose of “blame-the-Jews" tirades from the same caller. Once again, when it came to bashing Israel, a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 9, 2012 02:16 PM

Where's the Coverage? Separation Barriers in…Cairo

Checkpoints! 10-foot concrete walls! Arabs who can’t get to their businesses! Must be Israel, right? Wrong. It’s Egypt, as reported by NPR: After five days of skirmishes in early February, Cairo's police chiefs ordered the construction of a series...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 4, 2012 02:56 PM

Ha'aretz's Lousy Headline

Yet again, Ha'aretz provides an example of how its distorted coverage provides fodder to anti-Israel writers abroad. Yesterday Ha'aretz's Web site published the following headline: This dismal headline implies that the Israeli army is seeking to upgrade means in which...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 4, 2012 07:45 AM

Video Exposes Northeastern Univ Holocaust Offenses

A new video exposes reckless disregard for scholarship and ethics at another university, continuing a trend. Northeastern University in Boston accepted funds for a Jewish Studies Chair from a donor concerned about preserving memory of the Holocaust, then allowed...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 2, 2012 06:50 PM

Mrs. Bashar al-Assad: Fashion Media Spikes Heel

“This is the 21st century. Where in the world could this happen? As a mother and a human being, we need to make sure that these atrocities stop.” So said Asma Assad, wife of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, and...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 2, 2012 05:46 PM

NBC World Blog Reports Disputed Land Claims as Fact

NBC's World Blog reports as fact a Palestinian farmer's disputed claims about expropriation of his land in Walaja: But 70-year-old Abu Nidal doesn’t need a special calendar day to remind him of the Israeli occupation and their confiscation of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 1, 2012 04:33 AM

Ha'aretz Online Short on Space?

Usually, if there are differences in the lengths of online and print versions of the same article in a news outlet, it's the online edition that's longer. After all, while space is finite in print, editors do not have...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 1, 2012 03:58 AM

Amira Hasn’t Got a Clue

Amira Hass should to a better job of vetting the facts handed to her by Palestinian Christian leaders, because sometimes, these folks simply do not provide factual information to their supporters. In her recent response to an op-ed by...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 30, 2012 12:53 PM

Anti-Israel Journalist Robert Fisk Accused by Colleagues of Fabricating Facts

Anti-Israel ideologue Robert Fisk, who is also a columnist for The Independent, has long been accused by media critics of unethical and unfactual reporting. But now it is his former colleagues who are finally willing to expose Fisk for fabricating...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 29, 2012 01:13 PM

Oil and Anti-Semitism

Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Historian Victor Davis Hanson asks "Why does the international community hate Israel so much?" The answers include not just the dimming memory of the Holocaust and, with that, the lessening restraint on anti-Semites and...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 29, 2012 12:52 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

UPI Captions Fueling the Conflict

A series of United Press International (UPI) photos yesterday of a Gaza bakery are accompanied by captions which falsely place the blame on Israel for the Gaza Strip's current fuel crisis. For instance, A Palestinian baker prepares bread in a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 26, 2012 06:38 AM

AP Withdraws Story of Gaza Death (Updated)

And now, the latest example of disinformation about Gaza casualties. The Associated Press has retracted its story about the March 23 death of a baby in Gaza after information emerged showing journalists had been duped by a Gaza official, and...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 25, 2012 04:35 PM

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

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

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

NYT Skews Coverage of Toulouse Terrorism

The New York Times is supposed to be the paper of record. Implicitly, it holds itself to a high standard of journalism. Its reporting on the massacre of Jews at a school in Toulouse, however, illustrates how the paper's...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 22, 2012 03:10 PM

Ha'aretz Photo Time Warp

A Ha'aretz story yesterday by Oz Rosenberg alleging "increasing Border Police harassment" of Palestinian children in eastern Jerusalem, including at schools, was accompanied by the following photo: The caption in the English print edition reads: Police detaining a Silwan teen...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 22, 2012 07:30 AM

Two Faces of Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, in a statement for publication, appropriately condemned the Jewish school attack by an Arab Muslim jihadist in France: It is time for these criminals to stop marketing their terrorist acts in the name of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 21, 2012 04:48 PM

Robert Mackey's Anti-Israel Hostility Continues

Robert Mackey, a New York Times blogger who last year compared radical activists who attacked Israeli troops to Holocaust survivors, still isn't trying too hard to disguise his hostility toward Israel. A couple of weeks ago, during the fighting in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 21, 2012 12:23 PM

Why was Lady Ashton's Reference to Sderot Removed?

There has been much criticism of Lady Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, for her comments about the massacre of Jewish students and a rabbi in Toulouse, France by a Muslim...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 21, 2012 12:05 PM

Beinart's Anti-Israel Ambitions

Peter Beinart It's no surprise The New York Times published Peter Beinart's column calling for a boycott of Israeli settlements. The Op-Ed pages are a forum for extreme voices and radical anti-Israel positions. Beinart's joining the extremists may win...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 20, 2012 12:17 PM

Snapshots Got it Right on Schirrmacher's Speech

Last week, Dr. Thomas Schirrmacher (pictured above) from the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), challenged the accuracy of a quote attributed to him in a previous post on Snapshots about his presentation at the Christ at the Checkpoint Conference in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 19, 2012 01:52 PM

Where's the Coverage? Iranian Hunger Striker Freed

You’ve no doubt heard a lot about Khader Adnan, the Palestinian "baker" who is really a spokesman for and member of the terrorist group Islamic Jihad. He went on a hunger strike in protest of his military detention in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 19, 2012 12:52 PM

Ha'aretz Recycles Unverified Golda Meir Quote

Seven years ago, after writing that Golda Meir "said that after what the Nazis did to us, we can do whatever we want," Ha'aretz writer Gideon Levy admitted that he had no source for the virulent quote. In an...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 19, 2012 04:01 AM

The Economist Changes Offensive Title

Since we posted our article on the venomous M.S. blog of March 6, 2012, The Economist has seen fit to change the title from “Israel, Iran and America: Auschwitz complex” to “Israel, Iran and America: Masters of their fate?”...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 17, 2012 08:42 PM

The Atlantic Corrects Erroneous Caption

Unlike the International Herald Tribune, which has yet to correct its clearly problematic photo caption about the death of a Palestinian boy, The Atlantic's website, to its credit, quickly and straightforwardly amended its caption to accurately reflect doubts about...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 16, 2012 05:08 PM

UPDATED: Fabrications Sneak Past PRI Fact Checkers

A Palestinian health official blamed Israel for the death of Baraka al-Mughrabi, when he was in fact killed by a bullet fired by Palestinian gunmen. Several mainstream news outlets — including the International Herald Tribune, The Atlantic and Time...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 16, 2012 02:53 PM

Lawyers Subverting Rule of Law in Egypt

Lawyers, who are typically responsible for upholding the rule of law, are subverting it in Egypt. The Assyrian International News Agency (AINA) provides the details in an article titled "300 Muslim Lawyers Storm Egyptian Court, Prevent Lawyers for Christian...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 15, 2012 09:14 PM

Controversy at Tufts Daily Paper

A recent Leadership Statement published in the Tufts University student newspaper, The Tufts Daily, has upset some Tufts students, especially several members of Students for Justice in Palestine. The statement, sponsored by the Tufts America Israel Alliance and the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 15, 2012 05:18 PM

Where’s the Coverage? Egyptian Parliament Declares Israel Enemy #1

On March 12, 2012, the Arab Affairs Committee of the newly-elected Egyptian parliament issued a report declaring Israel Egypt’s “number one enemy.” According to the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, the committee’s statement also called for Egypt to, among...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 15, 2012 01:37 PM

J Street (Sort of) Explains False Claim of Civilian Casualties

In a Jerusalem Post story entitled "MK slams J Street for statement on Gaza," a J Street spokesperson attempts to explain her organization's false claim that Israel "killed over a dozen civilians" when in fact almost all the Gaza casualties...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 13, 2012 06:43 PM

Nicky Larkin Sees Shades of Grey

Irish artist and film-maker Nicky Larkin - who in the past frequently assailed Israel - now sees shades of grey regarding the Arab-Israeli Conflict.In his remarkable article, Larkin describes his change of heart and his interview with a former Palestinian...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 13, 2012 03:12 PM

Bassam Eid's Journey

Bassam Eid, the founder of the Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group, has become an outspoken critic of the Palestinian Authority. In an article appearing in the South African Jewish Report (March 9-16, 2012) he bluntly states, “There are no...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 13, 2012 11:29 AM

IHT Reports Discredited Palestinian Claim as Fact

AFP: Nayef Qarmut likely died while carrying explosives Despite the fact that the AFP agrees with the Israeli army that an Israeli airstrike did not kill 15-year-old Nayef Qarmut in northern Gaza yesterday, the International Herald Tribune blames his...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 13, 2012 08:19 AM

Second Update: Dr. Schirrmacher is Polite to His Hosts

March 19, 2012: Snapshots stands by this entry. For more information, please go here. March 13, 2012 Update: Dr. Schirrmacher has posted a response in the comments below stating his comments have either been misheard or misrepresented. In response,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 12, 2012 02:38 PM

NPR’s On Point Unfair to Israel Again

NPR's syndicated program, On Point, with Tom Ashbrook continues its tradition of tolerating at least one egregious anti-Israel distortion per Middle East segment (examples -- here, here, here, here, here and here). The panel for the March 6, 2012...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 12, 2012 01:04 PM

NYT Rewrites Obama's AIPAC Speech

President Obama's address last week to AIPAC is available online, as is a word for word transcript, but still, the New York Times, misreported its contents. Helene Cooper reported March 4: Mr. Obama, who has often lamented the United...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 12, 2012 06:13 AM

PCHR Fabricates Killing of Innocent 'Child'

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) is up to its old tricks -- claiming that a slain Palestinian combatant was not involved in hostilities. A PCHR statement yesterday ("IOF Kill Palestinian Child and Arrest Another One South of Hebron")...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 12, 2012 04:05 AM

UPDATED: J Street Calls Palestinian Rocket Squads "Civilian"

Update: After being widely criticized for its anti-Israel "error," J Street has removed the fallacious reference to "civilians." J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami released a statement today describing all or most of the Palestinians killed during the fighting between...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 11, 2012 01:17 PM

Being There at the Harvard Hate-Fest

Leila Farsakh, Associate Prof at UMass Boston, and Baylor Professor Marc Ellis It can't have been easy for anyone concerned with facts, history, reason, scholarship, moral clarity and so on to spend a weekend listening to anti-Israel agitprop at...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 9, 2012 06:47 PM

Christ the Checkpoint – A Preliminary Response

For the past five days, a group of approximately 600 Evangelical Protestants have attended a conference in Bethlehem titled “Christ at the Checkpoint.” This conference, organized by the Bethlehem Bible College, a well-known evangelical institution located on the West...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 9, 2012 12:05 PM

NY Times: Creating News Where There is None

The preferred story at the New York Times One of the underlying themes of New York Times coverage of the Middle East is blaming Israel for the Arab-Israeli conflict while removing Palestinian responsibility for the situation there. According to the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 8, 2012 08:58 AM

Jimmy Carter Snipes at Israel Again

Israelis, former president Jimmy Carter worries, seem inclined to "resume" war with their neighbors. But he trusts that Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood -- its leaders having "assured me personally" -- will keep their country's peace treaty with Israel. So the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 7, 2012 04:28 PM

Gideon Levy, Favorite of the Western Press Corps

In two days, fringe Israeli journalist Gideon Levy is quoted two times in major American newspapers, once again underscoring his overseas influence, which is a stark contrast to his discredited standing in Israel....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 6, 2012 04:31 AM

NY Times: Salim Joubran, Palestinian

In the New York Times and International Herald Tribune, outgoing Jerusalem bureau chief Ethan Bronner writes: Internationally, the criticism of Israel focuses on its treatment of the four million Palestinians who live in the West Bank and Gaza. They...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 6, 2012 01:37 AM

The C-SPAN Way: Allow Propagandist Repeat Callers to Drone on and on Unchallenged

Inept call-handling by C-SPAN’s Washington Journal hosts, especially anti-Jewish, anti-Israel, anti-U.S. foreign policy callers, was on display yet again in the Feb. 24, 2012 broadcast in which two repeat callers were allowed monologues of several minutes each. Host Susan...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 2, 2012 06:50 PM

Lesson from Past for Anti-Israel One-State Conference

This weekend, Harvard's Kennedy School is playing host to a "One-State Conference" that will focus on, to borrow a phrase, wiping the Jewish state off the map. Many observers have pointed out the bigoted and one-sided nature of this conference....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 29, 2012 03:22 PM

CAMERA's First-Ever Presentation of the David Bar-Illan Student Award

The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America’s (CAMERA) Annual Dinner will include the first-ever presentation of two awards in memory of the late David Bar-Illan, recognizing outstanding student leadership and activism on behalf of Israel on...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 27, 2012 03:54 PM

Times of Israel on Harvard's One-State Fest

Ali Abunima, a keynote speaker at the Harvard conference The newly-launched Times of Israel has taken on the intensifying controversy surrounding Harvard's hosting a two-day, high-profile conference giving a platform to radical anti-Israel figures who seek the dissolution of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 27, 2012 02:33 PM

MSNBC Photo Blog Covers AFP Photo Fiasco

MSNBC's Photo Blog covers the controversy surrounding the veracity of Hazem Bader's Jan. 25 AFP photo caption which claims that an Israeli soldier drove a trailer over a Palestinian worker. Robert Hood blogs, in part: However, Tamar Sternthal argues...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 27, 2012 02:06 PM

Wall Street Journal Updates Discredited AFP Photo Caption

The Wall Street Journal is the first media outlet to acknowledge the AFP caption for Hazem Bader's Jan. 25 photograph claiming that an Israeli soldier had run over a Palestinian construction worker is, at best, disputed. All indications are...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 27, 2012 04:36 AM

AP Gets it Right on Holy Site

The Associated Press today reported that the Temple Mount "is the most sacred site in Judaism and is Islam's third-holiest site." Now that wasn't so hard, was it? All too often, journalists wrongly describe the Western Wall as the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 24, 2012 12:42 PM

New York Times and the Nexus of Extremism

Israeli Apartheid Week. The conference-to-dismantle-Israel. The New York Times. One of these things doesn't go with the others. At least, the newspaper of record shouldn't seriously overlap with two of the more hateful and extremist events on the Israel...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 23, 2012 03:49 PM

Gallup Poll: Americans Strongly Support Israel

Here it is:...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 23, 2012 11:35 AM

Blaming Israel in Boston Globe Eulogy

Former Globe foreign editor James Smith shared his memories about the late New York Times correspondent Anthony Shadid who died last week from an asthma attack while in Syria. Specifically, Smith recalled the time at the end of March...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 22, 2012 05:36 PM

Harvard Hate Fest

Illan Pappé and Stephen Walt The Harvard-conference-to-dismantle-Israel story grows. In the Jerusalem Post, Caroline Glick notes regarding the event at her alma mater: In the decades before the Holocaust, an evil wind blew through academia and other elite quarters...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 22, 2012 12:30 PM

Jodi Rudoren Enters the Scene: Tweets or Tea Leaves?

Incoming New York Times Jerusalem bureau chief Jodi Rudoren Hardly a day has passed since it was announced that Jodi Rudoren will be replacing Ethan Bronner as New York Times Jerusalem bureau chief. Rudoren announced her move to the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 15, 2012 12:20 PM

New Online Newspaper in Israel

Some like to refer to Ha'aretz as the "New York Times of Israel. (If there is any merit to the analogy, it's not necessarily for reasons that would make either newspaper proud.) But there is now, as of yesterday,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 15, 2012 10:27 AM

CAMERA Senior Research Analyst in The Algemeiner "Harvard Needs Some Schooling on the Middle East"

CAMERA Senior Research Analyst's Op-Ed published in The Algemeiner discusses Harvard University's hosting of a two-day conference to be held on March 3-4, titled "One State Solution" regarding the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Read the Op-Ed here....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 14, 2012 11:48 AM

Canadian Jews News: AFP Flunks on Transparency

AFP photographer Hazem Bader (left) with Yaser Arafat. The picture is the opening image on Bader's personal Web site Canadian Jewish News publishes an Op-Ed by CAMERA's Tamar Sternthal pointing out the inconsistencies in AFP's accounts concerning Hazem Bader's...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 9, 2012 01:41 AM

Presbyterian Peacemakers Called Out for Anti-Semitism

Images like this were posted on a Facebook page run by Presbyterian peacemakers. The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) has called on the Presbyterian Church (USA) to rein in the anti-Zionist and in some instances, anti-Jewish rhetoric proffered...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 8, 2012 04:12 PM

CAMERA in Ynet: 'Are Journalistic Ethics Dead?'

In an Op-Ed today in Ynet, Tamar Sternthal, director of CAMERA's Israel office, addresses the questions surrounding Hazem Bader's Jan. 25 AFP photo: In recent days, two dramatic photographs alleged to be depicting Israeli army brutality have gone viral. One,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 6, 2012 07:04 AM

CAMERA Op-Ed "A Conference Of Falsehoods"

CAMERA's International Letter-Writing Director's Op-Ed "A Conference Of Falsehoods" in The Philadelphia Inquirer: Starting Friday, PennBDS, a university-recognized group, will sponsor the 2012 National Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Conference on campus. The BDS movement attempts to delegitimize the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 2, 2012 01:53 PM

Strong Support for Israel From Canada

During his visit to Israel, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird left no doubt about his government's friendship with Israel. Repudiating anti-Israel sentiment popular in Western diplomatic circles, Baird emphasized that it is important "to stand for what is principled...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 31, 2012 10:09 AM

CAMERA Op-Ed on Award Winning Anti-Semitism

A CAMERA Op-Ed discusses an award granted by Carnegie Mellon University to a bigoted essay that describes Judaism as a religion that encourages elitism and supremacy, and Israel as engaged in genocide. The essay also argues that being oblivious...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 30, 2012 03:12 PM

Hackers Apologize to Ha'aretz, 'A Good Newspaper'

Ha'aretz reports today: The pro-Palestinian hackers that took responsibility for bringing down Haaretz's Hebrew website posted an apology on their Twitter account on Friday. "@haaretzprint we are sorry , we didn't know that haaretz is a good newspaper,we sorry about...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 29, 2012 06:03 AM

Raymond Ibrahim on Forced Conversions Under Islam

On January 21, 2012, the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) hosted a conference "The Persecuted Church: Christian Believers in Peril in the Middle East." At this conference, Raymond Ibrahim, author of The Al Qaeda Reader...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 27, 2012 03:59 PM

Israel Wiped Off Middle East Map

Map is for illustrative purposes only. It was not published in the Times. The New York Times website and the International Herald Tribune are reporting that the Middle East "is on the cusp of creating its own Silicon Valley...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 26, 2012 05:02 PM

Time To Confront The Threat To Christianity In The Middle East

CAMERA's Christian Media Analyst Dexter Van Zile's article "Christianity in the Middle East Must Be Safeguarded", published in The Algemeiner, discusses the continued violence against Christians in the Middle East and CAMERA's recent conference The Persecuted church: Christian Believers...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 26, 2012 09:05 AM

Ha'aretz Launders BDSers

In a page two article this week, Ha'aretz whitewashes two Israeli personalities who have promoted BDS efforts, turning them into victims of an alleged "McCarthyist" campaign while ignoring their own calls to boycott Israel. Talila Nesher reports: Three self-proclaimed watchdog...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 25, 2012 07:00 AM

Jimmy Carter Puts Foot in Mouth Again Blaming Israel

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter misrepresented a key Middle East issue yet again, this time in a CNN appearance. He has done this often in the past regarding Israel (examples – here and here). This time the ex-President erroneously...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 23, 2012 01:57 PM

CAMERA Gets Candid on CPB Web Site

CAMERA refutes the contention by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's ombudsman, seconded by a former National Public Radio staffer now reviewing the network's Arab-Israeli coverage, that the committee is not really interested in upholding journalistic standards. CAMERA's reply to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 20, 2012 04:29 PM

Academic Study Refutes Water Theft Charges

A released Palestinian prisoner relaxes next to a Gaza swimming pool, Jan. 8, 2012 (Reuters photo by Ahmed Jadallah) A recently published BESA study by hydrologist Prof. Haim Gvirtzman of the Institute of Earth Sciences at the Hebrew University...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 18, 2012 06:08 AM

Carnegie Mellon's Prize for Bigotry

Professor Jim Daniels, poet and founder of MLK writing contest It's a cliché of the anti-Israel and anti-Semitic repertoire: The trusting young Jew who once believed in Israel's righteousness, but learns the "facts," wakes up to the reality that,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 17, 2012 03:57 PM

Ministry of Finance Highlights Israel's Economic Success and Fiscal Discipline

Israel's problems, real and imagined, are the focus of persistent media attention. The New York Times, for example, regularly chastises the Israeli government and finds fault with Israeli society wherever it looks. A recent Times op-ed on the treatment...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 16, 2012 05:28 PM

Uri Misgav, Without Minimal Clarification

You'd think someone who decries "a hasty, one-sided move, without the minimal amount of clarification" would take pains to clarify items about which he writes. But no. Apparently, for Uri Misgav, writing in Ha'aretz today, what's not acceptable for...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 16, 2012 05:47 AM

Ex-Arafat Advisor Mark Perry and the 'False Flag' Story

Mark Perry, the former advisor for Yasir Arafat and an advocate of U.S. engagement with Hamas and Hezbollah whose interpretation of General David Petraeus' statements concerning U.S.-Israeli relations were discredited by Petraeus himself, is at it again. Ha'aretz reports:...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 15, 2012 02:45 AM

Friends of Gilad Atzmon

"Bo" Lauder, Principal of Friends Seminary, and Gilad Atzmon Alan Dershowitz has blown the whistle on Friends Seminary, an elite Manhattan private school, for inviting notorious anti-Semite, Gilad Atzmon, to address its students. In a Daily News column (Jan...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 14, 2012 06:34 PM

Kaplan, Mearsheimer and Israeli Concessions

A profile of John Mearsheimer in this month's Atlantic is titled "Why John J. Mearsheimer is Right*." The asterisk in the title offers some qualification: In the space normally reserved for a pull quote, readers are told that the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 5, 2012 03:57 PM

Too Tiny for Washington Post to Mention

When is a country so tiny its size – or lack of it – can’t be mentioned? Apparently when that country is Israel and The Washington Post is the mentioner. A Post article on plummeting fertility rates in Latin America...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 5, 2012 03:25 PM

Jewish Agency Denies Ha'aretz Claims About Scholarships

The first paragraph of a front-page article by Revital Blumenfeld in Ha'aretz warns today: Thousands of immigrants could be forced to drop out of school if the Jewish Agency moves forward with a plan to end scholarship funding at...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 2, 2012 07:18 AM

Bronner Ignores Quartet's Rejection of Indirect Palestinian Proposal

Ethan Bronner writes in the New York Times today: The quartet has been trying to bring the Palestinians and Israelis back to direct talks by asking each to submit proposals on borders and security. The Palestinians have submitted their...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 2, 2012 04:34 AM

Mount of Olives Cemetery Vandalism, Non-Story at NPR

NPR, last month aired a flawed report by Sheera Frenkel concerning vandalism of Arab sites in Israel, including a Jaffa cemetery. At the time, CAMERA observed that it is inexcusable that a report specifically dealing with Arab-Jewish tensions in Jaffa...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 29, 2011 07:33 AM

Rami Khouri’s NPR Platform: A Triumph of Polemics Over Reality

On Point host Tom Ashbrook and Rami Khouri Rami Khouri, editor-at-large of Lebanon’s Daily Star, appeared December 22 on the National Public Radio (NPR) syndicated program On Point (click here to listen) hosted by Tom Ashbrook. Mr. Khouri has...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 28, 2011 11:45 AM

Sloppy Headlines Day at Ha'aretz

Ha'aretz's Creative Headline Writer (HCHW) has a sidekick friend -- Ha'aretz's Sloppy Headline Writer (HSHW). HSHW was busy yesterday, leaving a paper trail on page 3. First, there was the headline: Court: Palestinians hurt on job in Israel to be...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 28, 2011 06:20 AM

Ha'aretz's Creative Headline of the Day

Ha'aretz's creative headline writer is at it again. While headlines are meant to convey the essence of the article as faithfully as possible, Ha'aretz's creative headline writer (HCHW) tends to craft headlines which best convey his/her political agenda. At times,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 26, 2011 05:37 AM

Karsh on 'The Paper for Thinking People'

Karsh: Tom Segev (pictured here) distorted the significance and contents of a key historical document Professor Efraim Karsh discusses a recent incident with Ha'aretz, sometimes considered "the paper for thinking paper."...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 26, 2011 02:20 AM

Barcelona Fan Attacks Israeli Soldiers

Palestinian attacker is apparently a fan of Futbol Club Barcelona Somebody needs to tell the editors of the Palestinian newspaper Al Quds to stay on message. International human rights organizations routinely condemn Israel for imprisoning Palestinian "children" for rock throwing....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 25, 2011 08:54 AM

Holiday Cheer from Presbyterian Peacemakers on Christmas Eve

The Israel Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church USA is an organization created by the PC(USA)'s 2004 General Assembly to educate Presbyterians about the Arab-Israeli conflict. Under the cover of this mission, the IPMN traffics in anti-Zionist and...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 24, 2011 03:13 PM

What Are Ben White and Electronic Intifada Hiding From?

A few days ago, there was a disturbance in both the Blogosphere and the Twitterverse. (It was pretty bad, Ben Kenobi was nearly doubled over in agony.) The disturbance began when that pillar of the journalistic community, The Electronic...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 22, 2011 03:40 PM

ELCA Adds Disclaimer to Blog Entry on Bethlehem Call

An innocuous disclaimer indicates somebody "gets it." The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is one of the more intellectually robust mainline churches in the United States. This is not to say the denomination’s witness about the Arab-Israeli conflict...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 21, 2011 05:45 PM

Vaclav Havel, Friend of Israel

Crowds commemorate the death of Vaclav Havel At a time when anti-Israel activists are broadening their assault on Israel to also target not only the country but also its foreign supporters, it's worth noting the principled pro-Israel stand taken...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 21, 2011 11:11 AM

Ohh, Friedman Meant to Say "Engineered"!

Tom Friedman Tom Friedman thinks Jewish readers should get over it and let him come in from the cold. He's explained to The Jewish Week's Gary Rosenblatt that he "regrets" his choice of words in a December 13 column...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 20, 2011 10:58 PM

‘Tis the Season!

Christmas is nearly upon us, giving anti-Zionists yet another opportunity to antagonize American and Israeli Jews and depict it as an honest and authentic expression of the Christian faith. It happens every Advent. Sadly, 2011 is no exception as...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 20, 2011 04:17 PM

Israeli PM Declines to 'Bibiwash' NYT

The Jerusalem Post reports: Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is refusing to pen an op-ed piece for The New York Times, signaling the degree to which he is fed up with the influential newspaper’s editorial policy on Israel. In a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 18, 2011 02:49 AM

Friedman Scores Points -- With Stephen Walt

Tom Friedman and Stephen Walt Tom Friedman's screed claiming that standing ovations for Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu when he spoke before a joint session of Congress were "bought and paid for by the Israel lobby" has stirred a firestorm...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 16, 2011 12:39 PM

Excellent video on Palestinian and Jewish Refugees

Another new informational video by Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and StandWithUs provides excellent background on refugees -- Palestinian and Jewish. It exposes the destructive role of UNRWA in funding, promoting and perpetuating the Palestinian refugees. Watch and share!...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 15, 2011 10:28 AM

CAMERA Column Debunks BDS Activist's Falsehoods

Sandra O'Neill (center, holding a water bottle) fabricated an atrocity As first noted on CAMERA's Web site, BDS activist Sandra O'Neill of California disseminated blatantly false charges against Israel in the Chico News and Review. Today, the paper ran...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 15, 2011 03:53 AM

Gingrich's Comments on Palestinians Strike a Nerve

Republican Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich's comment in a Dec. 9 interview with The Jewish Channel that the Palestinians are an "invented" people has stirred outrage among elements of the media known for their sympathy for the Palestinian cause. The...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 12, 2011 01:02 PM

Tel Aviv Law Lecturer Rewrites Report on Police Incompetence

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

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

At Ha'aretz, Palestinian Terrorist Morphs into 'Activist'

Last week, Ha'aretz considered slain Palestinian Isam al-Batash of the Gaza Strip a "terrorist" or "militant." Today, the paper calls the same man an "activist." The Dec. 8 headline and lede paragraph about the killed member of the Al Aqsa...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 11, 2011 03:13 AM

Time Still Unaware of Flotilla Attack on Israeli Troops

A reporter who can't straightforwardly state that Israeli troops were attacked on board the Mavi Marmara in 2010 is simply not up to the job. In the December 12 issue of Time, Bobby Ghoush writes that Israeli-Turkish relations took...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 9, 2011 06:11 PM

Raymond Ibrahim Testifies Before Congress

Raymond Ibrahim (Middle East specialist and Associate fellow, Middle East Forum) testified on Dec. 7 before the Human Rights Commission in the House of Representatives about the status of Coptic Christians in Egypt. Ibrahim's prepared testimony can be read here....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 9, 2011 04:28 PM

Blumenthal Defends a Distorted Quote with Another Misquote

A couple of days ago, we pointed out that radical activist Max Blumenthal, who has a rich history of distorting quotes, is at it again. After he quoted Karen Greenberg of Fordham School of Law's Center on National Security...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 9, 2011 11:18 AM

Academic Study: Reuters Publishing Pro-Palestinian Propaganda

Via Elder of Ziyon: From PRWeb: Roosevelt University academic study documents systematic use of propaganda by world's largest news agency. A study published in the November/December issue of the Journal of Applied Business Research finds that Reuters coverage of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 8, 2011 08:35 AM

Atlantic Year in Photos Distorts Syrian Casualties

The Atlantic's 2011: Year in Photos includes the following photo and caption: Palestinian protesters infiltrate the Israel-Syria border on May 15, 2011, near the Druze village of Majdal Shams, Israel. Reportedly at least 12 were killed and several injured when...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 8, 2011 04:43 AM

Max Blumenthal's Latest Hoax Quote

Max Blumenthal, who has been caught flagrantly mischaracterizing multiple quotations about Israel, is apparently at it again. This time, Blumenthal is charged with misquoting Karen Greenberg, the director of the Fordham School of Law's Center on National Security. When...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 7, 2011 12:17 PM

Christians Attacked in Iraq by Kurdish Extremists

A still image from video of a riot in Iraq The Kurds are often portrayed as the "Good Guys" of Middle Eastern politics. Having endured oppression and violence at the hands of ethnic majorities in Iran, Iraq, Syria and...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 5, 2011 10:14 AM

Ha'aretz Lost in Translation, X

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

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

AP Whitewashes Saudi Warnings About Gays, Virgins?

A Saudi report warns that woman drivers, like the one pictured here violating the ban on female drivers in June 2011, risks her virginity and sexual orientation (photo by AP) The Daily Mail reports that a Saudi religious council...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 4, 2011 03:28 AM

We Have Been Warned: CSI Issues Genocide Warning

John Eibner, CEO of Christian Solidarity International While the World Council of Churches and mainline Protestant churches in the U.S. remain relatively silent about the ongoing violence against Christians in the Middle East, Christian Solidarity International (CSI) rings the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 2, 2011 04:24 PM

Sheera Frenkel Strikes Again

The blast at the Bidganeh airforce base, which Frenkel wrongly identified as a nuclear site Sheera Frenkel, the NPR journalist who recently alleged that Israel has a purported agenda "to have a purely Jewish state and to get rid...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 1, 2011 07:51 AM

Note to NPR: Jaffa Arab Joins High Court Race

As detailed at CAMERA, NPR recently charged Israel with a purported agenda "to have a purely Jewish state and to get rid of all Palestinians, the ones in the West Bank and in Israel," as one of Sheera Frenkel's...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 1, 2011 07:06 AM

AP Grants Silwan to the Palestinians

The peace talks are at a standstill, with President Abbas refusing to enter into negotiations, but that hasn't prevented the AP from coming up with its own solution for the disputed Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan. The predominantly Arab neighborhood...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 27, 2011 06:52 AM

AFP's Western Wall Woes

The southern wall and steps of the Temple Mount, like the Western Wall, are remaining remnants of the Temple Mount compound An AFP article about an archeological find which challenges apparently erroneous "accepted wisdom" about the Western Wall ironically...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 27, 2011 06:10 AM

Sexual Attacks on Female Journos in Cairo Continue

American columnist Mona Eltahawy suffered injuries at the hands of Egyptian police In the last few days, at least two more female journalists were sexually assaulted in Cairo while covering Tahrir square protests. American-Egyptian columnist Mona Elthaway, from New...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 27, 2011 03:11 AM

Akko, West Bank?

Sarah Irving’s "10 Highlights of Palestine" in the Guardian, which has a subheadline of “…10 things to see and do in the West Bank” includes Akko in the list. Akko is within Israel’s 1948 boundaries, and Israeli sovereignty is...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 27, 2011 02:20 AM

Better to be a "Pinkwasher" than a Whitewasher

I'm proud that Israel is a tolerant place for gays. And I condemn radical anti-Israel activists who care more about promoting hatred of the Jewish homeland than they do promoting tolerance elsewhere in the Middle East, where homosexuals are...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 23, 2011 10:51 PM

Conspiracy Theories Abound As Egyptian Unrest Continues

MEMRI has posted an article detailing various accusations appearing in the Arab media of an Israeli plot to foment unrest and undermine the stability of Egypt. The target of these fabrications is former Israeli Military Intelligence chief Amos Yadlin....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 21, 2011 02:23 PM

Ha'aretz Leads and AP Follows in Defaming Israel

Kibbutz MeiravHa'aretz journalists -- with Akiva Eldar frequently leading the pack -- are so eager to publicize controversial stories about Israel that they often rush to press without thoroughly checking out the facts or bothering to get the full...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 21, 2011 11:43 AM

Press TV's Man in Jerusalem

At the LA Times blog World Now, Batsheva Sobelman writes about east Jerusalem Arab Ibrahim Husseini, a reporter for Iran's Press TV. The post begins: Is he a journalist providing Iranians with news, or an agent transmitting information to the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 21, 2011 07:42 AM

Ha'aretz Passes New Law

Not only is Ha'aretz assigning Israel a new capital, the Israeli paper is also passing new laws in the newly-minted capital of Tel Aviv. Thus, in a page-two news story about an order to shut down the Kol Hashalom radio...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 20, 2011 03:15 PM

Ha'aretz Relocates Israel's Capital

Now you may have heard about the "State of Tel Aviv," but Ha'aretz took matters in a slightly different direction today. Taking the lead from foreign publications like the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and the Los...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 20, 2011 02:29 PM

Reporter Asks a Good Question, Gets Suspended from National Press Club

Please Be Nice to Prince Turki al-Feisal (www.saudiembassy.net) The National Press Club in Washington, D.C. has suspended Sam Husseini for asking some tough questions of a Saudi Prince. Husseini tells his story here. The two-week suspension comes after Husseini...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 18, 2011 04:55 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

Burston, What are Your Numbers?

In two recent blog posts, Ha'aretz's Bradley Burston claims that the majority of Israelis oppose Israel's ongoing presence over the Green Line. In shorthand, Burston referred on Friday ("Iran Wins") to "the pro-occupation minority." Similarly, this week, he writes ("Come...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 17, 2011 04:22 AM

Is the PA Considering Disbanding?

The Christian Science Monitor published an article, "Israeli-Palestinian jolt: Why some want to dismantle PA," that describes a potential new direction for the Palestinian Authority [PA] now that its bid for recognition has been denied by the UN Security...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 15, 2011 01:58 PM

Ha'aretz Caption Hits New Low

From Elder of Ziyon: In the middle of an otherwise fairly straightforward news article about Israel releasing female prisoners, Ha'aretz illustrates the story - and captions the photo - this way: How objective Ha'aretz is! UPDATE: The inevitable, silent correction:...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 13, 2011 08:25 AM

Ynet Treats Radical Activist Silverstein as Credible Source

Another mainstream media outlet cites radical anti-Israel activist and blogger Richard Silverstein as a source for secret information about Israel. First it was the New York Times. Today it's Ynet, which reports: US blogger Richard Silverstein said Saturday that...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 13, 2011 07:35 AM

Diminished Journalistic Reputations

A recent piece in the Guardian about "averting accusations of antisemitism," published shortly after Deborah Orr's rant about the "chosen" people, is an interesting read. In the column, Readers' Editor Chris Elliott calls for Guardian journalists to take more care...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 10, 2011 02:30 PM

Wire Services Do PR for ICAHD

The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD), whose director, Jeff Halper, calls for a one-state solution (read: the eradication of the Jewish state) and supports BDS and the Free Gaza movement, got a nice, albeit unwarranted, PR boost from...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 7, 2011 05:15 AM

Levy, Not Only Hamas Prisoners Released

Gideon Levy's shaky grip on the facts is well documented, and today's column in Ha'aretz brings another example. He writes: Neither is there logic in Israel's Hamas-strengthening moves, from the continued siege of Gaza to the release only of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 6, 2011 05:49 AM

MJ "Israel Can't Be De-legitimized" Rosenberg Backtracks?

MJ Rosenberg, who this year penned an Op-Ed in the Los Angeles Times dedicated to the pie-in-the-sky notion that “Israel can't be de-legitimized, and no one is trying to do so,” appears to have backtracked in a far more modest...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 6, 2011 03:30 AM

Mearsheimer and Falk Endorse Anti-Semite's Anti-Semitic Book

John Mearsheimer Alan Dershowitz has thrown down the challenge to Professors John Mearsheimer (U Chicago) and Richard Falk (Princeton) to debate in public their decision to endorse the anti-Semitic ravings of Gilad Atzmon in his book The Wandering Who....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 4, 2011 07:23 PM

African Migrants in Egypt: Where NPR Glossed Over, CNN Dives In

Early this year we pointed out how NPR's obsession with criticizing Israel came at the expense of African migrants. While the network zoomed in on the nuances of Israel's uneasy "welcome mat" for the migrants, it downplayed or ignored...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 4, 2011 12:18 PM

Writer Amos Oz is Non-Wizard at NPR's On Point

Amos Oz, Israeli novelist and left-leaning peace activist, was Tom Ashbrook’s Oct. 31 On Point guest discussing Israel The syndicated National Public Radio (NPR) program On Point has broadcast numerous unbalanced talk shows dealing with the Middle East (examples...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 3, 2011 04:21 PM

Palestinian Negotiators: Settlements Mean Everything! Settlements Mean Nothing!

This just in from the other side of Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat's mouth: Settlements, which Palestinian leaders have long pointed to as the wellspring of trouble in the Middle East, and which they cite as a pretext to avoid...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 3, 2011 09:38 AM

Updated: Will Rooftop Productions Correct? (Yes!)

Update Nov. 7, 2011: Rooftop Productions issued a correction on Nov. 4, 2011. For more information go here. Original entry follows: Earlier this year, Snapshots reported about Rooftop Productions' use of a fake Ben-Gurion quote in its 2010 movie, With...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 2, 2011 10:34 AM

New York Times Makes Rocket Attacks Disappear with Smoke, Mirrors, Euphemism

Readers of the New York Times today are unwitting witnesses to a remarkable vanishing act. Reporters Isabel Kershner and Fares Akram take the reality of hundreds of rockets and mortars fired at Israel from Gaza in 2010 and 2011...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 31, 2011 02:49 PM

Anachronistic Ha'aretz Editorial Misreports Gaza Blockade

Ha'aretz editorial writers are apparently not up-to-date with developments of the last year and a half concerning the blockade of Gaza, even though those developments have been reported repeatedly in their own news pages. Today's editorial, "End the Gaza...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 31, 2011 04:00 AM

Egypt Ascending the Pyramid of Hate, Part 2

According to the Assyrian International News Agency (AINA), a Coptic Christian student, Ayman Nabil Labib, (pictured above), was murdered for refusing to cover the tattoo of a cross on his wrist when instructed to do so by one of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 30, 2011 08:40 PM

When Did the Latest Violence Start?

In the latest round of rocket fire and Israeli army strikes against rocket-launching cells, many media outlets have published chronologically challenged reports. Take, for instance, the following CNN report: According to the second paragraph: The violence began when two Islamic...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 30, 2011 07:01 AM

Another Palestinian Prisoner Lies About Past Violence

Wafa al-Biss Earlier we documented how released prisoner Hamuda Saleh lied to the AP about his terror acts, saying he was imprisoned for belonging to Hamas, while his violence also included premeditated murder, planting a bomb, and shooting at...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 30, 2011 06:06 AM

Update on Julio Pino Outburst

As we noted yesterday, a Kent State University associate professor of history shouted “death to Israel” at an on-campus event co-sponsored by several recognized student groups and CAMERA. This outburst of hate speech by Professor Julio Pino, which employs...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 28, 2011 02:59 PM

Ha'aretz Double Standard: Ir Amim V. Elad

Today's Ha'aretz brings another example of the newspaper's double standard in identifying various organizations. The article, about a High Court ruling concerning the Elad organization's operation of the City of David national park in Jerusalem, states: The court made...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 27, 2011 06:00 AM

Professor Calls for "Death to Israel"

Julio PinoTenured Professor Julio Pino disrupted a CAMERA-sponsored event with Ishmael Khaldi, a Bedouin-Muslim Israeli, former diplomat and current advisor to Israel's Foreign Minister, at Kent State University last night. According to a student-run news website: Standing at the back...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 26, 2011 01:27 PM

Shahira Amin: Just Looking Out for Gilad

In the Jerusalem Post today, Egyptian journalist Shahira Amin once again denies that her interview with a stressed, malnourished, and exhausted Gilad Shalit minutes after Hamas handed him to Egyptian officials was coerced. Unbelievably, she goes even further, arguing...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 24, 2011 08:20 AM

Released Terrorist at Luxury Hotel Dupes AP

AP's Tara Todras-Whitehill caught up with some of the released West Bank terrorists enjoying their free stay at a luxury Gaza hotel late last week. Her article was accompanied by a number of photographs of the smiling releasees. Among them,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 24, 2011 07:05 AM

Ha'aretz Lost in Translation, IX

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

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

Anti-Shalit Screed on Fatah-Affiliated Web Site

The images of the newly released Gilad Shalit, malnourished, weak and pale, clearly having suffered deprivation during his five years of imprisonment, stirred sympathetic reporting in many media outlets. But MEMRI notes that an article on a Fatah-Affiliated Website...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 21, 2011 06:01 PM

UN Spews More Bias

The other day we pointed out just what a sad joke the UN has become, with its overt, anti-Israel bias and twisting of the truth regarding the Arab-Israeli conflict. Now, the unhinged UN Special Rapporteur to the Palestinian Territories Richard...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 21, 2011 07:43 AM

Released Prisoner Profile: Wafa Bis

Wafa al-Bis is still hoping to fulfill her childhood dream of becoming a shahid (martyr) by killing as many Israelis as she can. She tried 6 years ago, in June 2005, while on her way to Soroka Hospital in Beersheva...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 21, 2011 07:05 AM

Palestinian Prime Minister Admits What New York Times Won't

Unlike the New York Times editorial board, which blames only Israel for the lack of peace talks even though the country has repeatedly urged Palestinian leaders to restart talks, the Palestinian Prime Minister is at least willing to admit...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 20, 2011 05:16 PM

An Answer to Jeffrey Goldberg's Question

Since Snapshots is in the question-answering mood — see our most recent post, "An Answer to the New York Times' Question" — let's take a stab at a question posed by Jeffrey Goldberg on his blog today. Responding to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 20, 2011 12:51 PM

An Answer to the New York Times' Question

Never ones to miss an opportunity to attack Israel, the New York Times editorial board took advantage of Gilad Shalit's release to yet again slam the country in an editorial today. In it, the writer poses the following question:...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 19, 2011 11:33 AM

UN Shows Its Bias Again, on Shalit Prisoner Exchange

Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier who was kidnapped and held in isolation for five years by Hamas terrorists, was finally released in exchange for over 1000 brutal terrorists, many of whom are guilty of the most barbaric slaughter of Israelis....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 19, 2011 01:32 AM

Egypt Ascends the Pyramid of Hate

Take a look at the image above. It’s a “Pyramid of Hate” used to educate middle school students in the United States about the process of demonization that precedes mass killings. The image is part of an anti-hate curriculum...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 18, 2011 10:51 AM

Khalidi Lobs Another Canard into the Echo Chamber

When Columbia professor Rashid Khalidi repeatedly promoted a hoax quote meant to impugn Israel, he left some of the world's largest newspapers holding the bag. The New York Times, LA Times and others eventually published corrections to the falsehood...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 17, 2011 03:00 PM

Occupy Wall Street Protests: Anti-Jewish/Anti-Israel -- or Not?

Crowds participate in the Occupy Wall Street campaign The ADL reports the tenor of the Occupy Wall Street protests is unclear -- noting some commentators describe attending numerous benign gatherings, free of anti-Semitism, while others cite the rabid anti-Jewish...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 16, 2011 08:52 PM

Hamas Sees Shalit Deal as Victory,Vows More Kidnapping

While there are mixed feelings in Israel about the prisoner exchange deal to release Gilad Shalit--setting free over 1000 Palestinian prisoners -- Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal proclaimed the deal "a great victory" and already, a spokesman for Izzadin Kassam,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 16, 2011 05:41 PM

Open Letter to the Founder of USA Today Concerning C-SPAN

Al Neuharth and Brian Lamb (photo: Rob Nielsen, Univ. of S. Dakota, Oct. 6, 2011) Al Neuharth USA Today 7950 Jones Branch Drive McLean, VA 22108 (public relations office: 703-854-5304) Dear Mr. Neuharth, Concerning your commentary in USA Today,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 12, 2011 05:44 PM

Another Example of the WCC’s Double Standard

One of the most troubling aspects about the witness offered by the World Council of Churches about life in the Middle East is the double standard it uses to assess the actions of Israel and its neighbors. It has...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 12, 2011 01:06 PM

CNN Ignores Attack on Jaffa Synagogue

A Molotov cocktail was thrown at the synagogue reportedly during a demonstration (pictured here) against the desecration of Arab graves (Photo by Daniel Bar-On) While we're on CNN's coverage of attacks on holy sites in Israel, an article today...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 9, 2011 08:44 AM

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

Media in the Service of King Abdullah

Writing in Ha'aretz, James Kirchick of the New Republic notes a media cover up which transforms Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah in a progressive reformer promoting feminism: To fully appreciate the king's liberalism, witness his latest announcement, made before the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 9, 2011 04:57 AM

Should Fareed Zakaria Have Challenged Erdogan's False Accusation ?

As CAMERA reported, CNN's Fareed Zakaria issued a correction of the incendiary statement made on his show by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan accusing Israel of killing hundreds of thousands of Palestinians. Zakaria says the problem was a faulty...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 3, 2011 03:13 PM

Civil Rights Investigation against Columbia University

The US Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has opened an investigation of Columbia University upon the request of The Institute for Jewish and Community Research (IJCR). The OCR is investigating allegations that university faculty "steered" a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 3, 2011 02:28 PM

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

CNN Corrects Mistranslation of Erdogan

CNN's Fareed Zakaria last night aired the following correction, noting that the network mistakenly translated a statement by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyib Erdogan in a Sept. 25, 2011 interview concerning the number of Palestinians killed by Israelis: One note...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 3, 2011 07:12 AM

Where Max Blumenthal and CAMERA Disagree

Max Blumenthal doesn't seem to care too much about the facts. The anti-Israel blogger flatly lied to the readers of his blog when, in a headline, he announced that Benjamin Netanyahu called the September 11 attacks a "very good"...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 28, 2011 11:37 AM

Is Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan an Out-Of-Control Bully?

Last year, a Turkish boat engaged in an act of war by trying to break Israel's legal blockade on Gaza. Its occupants violently attacked Israeli soldiers who attempted to stop it. The soldiers tried to defend themselves from being...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 26, 2011 10:25 PM

Al Jazeera Bureau Chief Was Hamas Operative

The Jerusalem Post reports that Samer Allawi, Al Jazeera's former Afghanistan bureau chief admitted during an investigation with the Shin Bet that he was a Hamas operative. Allawi was arrested by Israeli security officers last month on the border...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 26, 2011 02:28 PM

More on Areikat's Call for an Ethnically Cleansed Palestine

On the CAMERA website last week, we parsed the "debate" over whether the PLO representative to the U.S. called for the future state of Palestine to be ethnically cleansed of Jews. The article includes embedded audio of a journalist's...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 26, 2011 10:18 AM

LA Times Remakes Judah Ben-Hur into 'Palestinian Nobleman'

Charles Heston starring as Judah Ben-Hur, the "Palestinian nobleman" (Photo by AFP) The Los Angeles Times has converted Judah Ben-Hur, the fictional enslaved Jewish nobleman who serves as a protagonist in Charles Heston's 1959 Hollywood blockbuster, into a "Palestinian...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 26, 2011 03:49 AM

Ha'aretz Fudges Abbas' Democratic Reign

Writing in Ha'aretz today, Amos Harel and Avi Issacharoff bolster Mahmoud Abbas' democratic credentials, setting him up as a foil to "veteran Arab leaders . . . departing from the Middle Eastern scene" and others suspected of serving as...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 25, 2011 05:06 AM

Ha'aretz Headlines Again Erase Violence

On Thursday we documented how a Ha'aretz headline writer transformed violent stone-throwing incidents, in which Israelis were injured, into "peaceful" protests. Friday and today, the trend continues. On Friday, a page two subheadline in the English edition states "No violent...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 25, 2011 02:54 AM

Palestinian Official: No End of Conflict After Palestinian State

Palestinian ambassador to Lebanon Abdullah Abdullah There was a time when Palestinian leaders sought to conceal their goal of overrunning the Jewish state in misleading commentary for Western audiences that implied a willingness to accept coexistence with a sovereign...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 22, 2011 01:06 PM

Newsweek Op-Ed: Claiming the Middle Ground Even Though You Lost the Vote

In an op-ed titled, "With Friends Like These..." appearing in Newsweek (Sept. 26, 2011), Israeli professor Fania Oz-Salzberger employs an old trick of claiming the middle ground in order to marginalize politicians she disagrees with. She writes, This insularity...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 22, 2011 11:58 AM

NYT Bolsters Extinct Palestinian State Myth

Earlier we noted that Palestinians and sympathetic media falsely present the unprecedented acquisition of national trappings, such as a Palestinian-controlled border crossing and the Palestinian pound, as reinstating assets which existed prior to Israel's founding in 1948. The implication,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 22, 2011 03:46 AM

More from an Angry Mackey

Even while announcing that there’s “no room for dialogue” with anyone “hysterical” enough to disagree with him, Robert Mackey seems intent on continuing his dialogue with Snapshots. And that dialogue has proved quite revealing. To summarize the discussion thus...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 19, 2011 04:35 PM

International Herald Tribune Doubles West Bank's Jewish Population

International Herald Tribune sees Israeli settlements in double The International Herald Tribune, published by the New York Times, today doubles the West Bank's Jewish population. In an article about the upcoming Palestinian appeal to the United Nations, Neil MacFarquhar...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 19, 2011 01:39 AM

In Ha'aretz, Yitzhak Laor Rewrites Oslo Accords

Yitzhak Laor, who is in the past has propped up the Mohammed Al Dura myth, today props up another tired media myth -- that the Oslo accords banned settlements. He writes: Up until October 2000, Israel violated the Oslo Accords,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 18, 2011 05:52 AM

ESPN Sinks Mavi Marmara

ESPN should stick to what it knows: sports. The sports network drifted into unknown waters last week when covering an upcoming soccer game between Israel and Turkey. ESPN shot way wide of the goal when reporting: Although Turkey has traditionally...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 18, 2011 03:45 AM

Naive Newsman Goes to Journalism School

The latest from Yaakov Kirschen of Dry Bones :...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 18, 2011 03:07 AM

Robert Mackey Responds

We've posted here a handful of times about commentary by Robert Mackey, and on Friday, after hours, the New York Times blogger visited Snapshots to respond. (We published that response in full below. You can see it in context, and...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 17, 2011 03:06 PM

Currency Revisionism: The Palestinian Pound

The AFP is beginning to send off a package of material, much of it erroneous and misleading, in the run-up to the Palestinian Unilateral Declaration of Independence. Let's start with today's story about the new independence enjoyed by the Palestinian...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 15, 2011 07:29 AM

Ha'aretz Headline Sanitizes Areikat's No Jews Remark

An anonymous Snapshots reader writes in to point out that Ha'aretz editors sanitized a headline about Maen Areikat's remark that a future Palestine would ban Jews. The original headline for the Ha'aretz article in question was "PLO Official: Palestinian State...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 15, 2011 03:39 AM

Apartheid Palestine – Not in Washington Post or New York Times

The Palestine Liberation Organization’s representative to Washington, Maen Areikat, told American reporters that a future West Bank and Gaza Strip “Palestine” would ban Jews. USA Today reported that “such a state would be the first to officially prohibit Jews...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 14, 2011 03:54 PM

The Central Obstacle to Peace: The Ongoing Rejection of Jewish Sovereignty

Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon has released a new YouTube video, which demonstrates, in historical detail, that the essence of the Arab-Israeli conflict is the ongoing rejection of Jewish sovereignty and self-determination in the land of Israel....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 14, 2011 12:23 PM

Reuters Conceals Questions About Credibility of "Expert" Falk

A Reuters story today refers to several UN "experts" who disagreed with the conclusions of the UN Palmer Report, which found that Israel's naval blockade of the Gaza Strip is legal and a reasonable military necessity. What the reporter...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 13, 2011 08:02 PM

Ahmadinejad Calls Out the Elders of Zion

Today, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad taught his* version of history to The Washington Post's Lally Weymouth: The United States has a population of 300 million and the whole population is going to be sacrificed for the interests of a few hundred...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 13, 2011 03:58 PM

Anti-Zionist Muck Rising from the Presbyterian Swamp

It was all hugs and kisses at the end of the Presbyterian Church (USA)'s General Assembly that took place last year in Minneapolis. After years of debate and controversy over the Arab-Israeli conflict, pro-Palestinian and pro-Israel activists within the denomination...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 12, 2011 10:30 AM

Untarnishable Evidence of Robert Mackey's Bias

CAMERA has occasionally drawn attention to Robert Mackey's anti-Israel tilt. For the past few years, Mackey blogged for The Lede, a New York Times blog. Apparently he's shown himself to be sufficiently hostile to the Jewish state: The Guardian...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 12, 2011 10:12 AM

Wanted: Recent History Tutorial for NY Times

Mahmoud Abbas: Refused Talks (Photo: Mohammed Salem/Reuters) The New York Times is at it again. Today's editorial blames Israel (first and foremost) for the lack of peace talks over the last couple of years, despite the fact that it...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 12, 2011 04:50 AM

Journalists Attacked After Embassy Siege

Photo by AP CNN describes a brutal attack on CNN and other journalists in the aftermath of the embassy siege: An angry crowd lingering near the Israeli embassy in Cairo after an attack on the building a day earlier...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 11, 2011 08:04 AM

Robert Mackey MisLedes Again

Regarding the attack this weekend on the Israeli embassy in Cairo, the New York Times' Robert Mackey blogs on The Lede: The wall [surrounding the embassy] was constructed recently by Egyptian authorities following protests calling for the expulsion of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 11, 2011 06:56 AM

The Dangers of Durban III Explained on Video

Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights An excellent video produced by Eye on the UN explains why the reconvening of another "Durban" event -- dubbed Durban III -- is nothing more than the continuation of efforts in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 7, 2011 05:07 PM

Richard Silverstein and the New York Times: The Source and the Cover-Up

A story published today in the New York Times, “Leak Offers Look at Efforts by U.S. to Spy on Israel,” discusses the transfer of classified documents to a blogger by an FBI translator. The story tells how the documents...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 6, 2011 06:23 PM

UC Canada Responds to Brothers Controversy

Rev. Bruce Gregersen, The United Church of Canada General Council Minister, Programs responded to a challenge issued by the Center for Israel and Jewish Affairs. (Photo: United Church of Canada) The United Church of Canada has issued a statement...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 6, 2011 09:27 AM

Germany and Austria Join Boycott of UN's Durban III Conference

A September 2, 2011, Jerusalem Post article reports that Germany has now pulled out of the Durban III conference, making it the ninth country to boycott this event. A spokesman from Germany's Foreign Ministry announced that, Germany “cannot rule...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 4, 2011 05:30 AM

United Church of Canada Peace Activist at Anti-Semitic Rally

At first glance, it seems reasonable to give Karin Brothers (pictured above), a member of the social justice committee of Bloor Street Church in Toronto, Canada, the benefit of the doubt and assume that she made a terrible mistake...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 2, 2011 04:21 PM

Israel and Jerusalem in International Law: The Importance of San Remo

The Unity Coalition for Israel (UCI) and the European Coalition for Israel (ECI) have introduced an ECI film which explains, in historical detail, the legal foundation in international law for the modern State of Israel. The film highlights the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 30, 2011 12:01 PM

Larry Derfner Will Not Be Rattling The Cage Anymore at the Jerusalem Post

Larry Derfner's regular column in the Jerusalem Post , entitled "Rattling the Cage", was meant to provoke readers. (While we notified the Jerusalem Post in the past about some of his factually incorrect material, CAMERA generally did not bother...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 29, 2011 04:28 PM

Abbas Rejects Recognizing Israel as the Jewish State

In an August 28, 2011, article, YNET reports, "the Palestinian Authority will not be recognizing Israel as a Jewish state, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday, adopting a belligerent tone ahead of his planned statehood bid in September." Highlighting...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 28, 2011 03:15 PM

Updated: CNN Conceals Islamic Jihad Casualties

Update: CNN has commendably inserted the relevant information into its article. CNN posted an article at 6:19 am EDT this morning stating: An Israeli airstrike killed two men in Gaza Thursday evening, while a mortar attack knocked out power at...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 26, 2011 02:29 PM

New York Times Calls Attack Against Israel "Terrorist"

CAMERA has repeatedly criticized the New York Times for not -- even twisting themselves into knots to avoid -- labelling obvious terrorist attacks as "terrorist". (See, for example, "The New York Times and Itamar", "Double Standards on International Terrorism...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 26, 2011 10:37 AM

Free Speech 'Authority' Levels Baseless Charge

The Los Angeles Times' entertainment writer James Rainey may have thought he found a good source with serious academic credentials when he quoted Professor David N. Lowry last week: "Nations such as Libya, Israel, Iran and China are known...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 25, 2011 03:53 PM

NY Times Editor's Snide Tweet

Twitter sure can be helpful to readers, as an offhand tweet by New York Times editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal demonstrates. His Twitter page includes a noteworthy entry for August 14, 2011. Commenting on a speech by recently announced...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 24, 2011 06:41 PM

Australia Withdraws From UN Durban Conference

In an August 23, 2011, news article, The Australian reports that a "spokesperson for Prime Minister Julia Gillard said Australia had decided not to attend the High Level Meeting on the Durban Declaration and Plan of Action scheduled to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 24, 2011 12:43 PM

Israel Under Fire: The Growing Threat From Sinai

Responding to the horrific acts of terror committed against Israel, which began on Thursday, August 18, 2011, when terrorists opened fire at an Israeli bus, and which has continued for many days, with nearly 130 rockets and mortar shells...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 23, 2011 12:20 PM

Outside the Frame: Palestinian Journalist in Hiding

We recently blogged about news that doesn't fit the "frame." So, here's a story which doesn't fit the frame and which therefore went unreported by the mainstream press. As reported by the Palestinian Maan News Agency and the Jerusalem...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 23, 2011 11:36 AM

Photo Tilt at the NYT

The New York Times rightly featured an image of the Palestinian terrorist attack in southern Israel on its front page on August 19, 2011. It was, after all, a deadly, multi-pronged attack from the Sinai of a kind not...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 19, 2011 05:49 PM

UPDATED: People (aka Israelis) Die, Palestinians Killed

At the Guardian, Israeli victims of terrorism are "people" who "died"; Palestinian militant victims of Israeli counter-strikes are killed. The Guardian reports: Israel has launched airstrikes on Gaza after blaming militants in the Palestinian territory for deadly attacks near...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 18, 2011 12:41 PM

Eradicating Judaism’s Holy Sites

Palestinian attempts to erase the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount, Jerusalem, and all of Israel have been well documented. (See “REWRITING HISTORY: ERASING THE JEWISH CONNECTION TO HOLY SITES AND CREATING A FICTITIOUS ARAB HISTORY") These attempts seem to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 17, 2011 04:40 PM

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

Hamas Summer Camps Incite -- Media Snoozes

Who cares if 50,000 young Gazans spend their summer getting paramilitary training and a large dose of radical politics? Not the New York Times! Or most any other news outlet. AFP (Agence France Presse) was unique in covering the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 16, 2011 02:47 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

News Media Mum on Questionable Legality of Proposed Palestinian Nationhood

With the Palestinian Authority (P.A.) pursuing a declaration of recognition of a Palestinian state from the United Nations in September, little is heard from most major news media about the questionable legality and diplomatic contradictions such a declaration would...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 15, 2011 05:19 PM

News Fit to Frame: The New York Times and the Crown Heights Riots

A must-read piece by former New York Times reporter Ari L. Goldman isn't directly about coverage of the Arab-Israeli conflict, but it does provide insight into why and how the newspaper misleads about that conflict. The article examines how...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 12, 2011 10:45 AM

UPDATED: Atlantic Wire Corrects

UPDATE: The Atlantic Wire commendably corrected the misstatements described below. If it's true that for two Jews there are three opinions, as an old Israeli adage claims, how will the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramat Shlomo cope with the influx...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 11, 2011 03:05 PM

Episcopal News Service Does the Right Thing

Earlier today, blogger Adam Holland discovered a bigoted article on the website run by the Episcopal News Service and tweeted about it. CAMERA contacted the news service and complained about the outrageous bigotry in the article (detailed at Holland's...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 11, 2011 03:01 PM

Is there a debate over Sabeel in the Netherlands?

According to this "tweet" from Sabeel Jerusalem's twitter account, a group of pastors in the Netherlands are unhappy with their churches involvement with Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center. Snapshots has been unable to find any information regarding this petition, but...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 11, 2011 11:42 AM

In Memory -- Bernadine Healy Fought Exclusion of Israel from ICRC

A fearless and outspoken former president of the National Institutes of Health and the American Red Cross, Dr. Bernadine Healy died August 6, 2011 of brain cancer. At the helm of the Red Cross, Dr. Healy championed efforts to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 10, 2011 06:13 PM

EAPPI's Narcissistic Grandstanding

The WCC's Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine Israel (EAPPI) provides its activists with attractive vests that are sure to impress the folks back home. Last week, the Presbyterian Church (USA) published an article about the World Council of Churches'...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 10, 2011 11:30 AM

Facts Blockaded in Washington Times Gaza Story

The Washington Times article “Post-blockade economy mixed” (July 14) distorts Israel’s humanitarian efforts in the Gaza Strip and removes responsibility from the Palestinian Arabs. Associated Press reporter Ibrhaim Barzak writes that “…there are no longer acute shortages of foods or...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 8, 2011 11:17 AM

Extremist Trends in Tahrir Square

In an August 2, 2011, Wall Street Journal report, we learn that "Mobs of ordinary Egyptians joined with soldiers to drive pro-democracy protesters from their encampment in Tahrir Square here Monday, showing how far the uprising's early heroes have...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 8, 2011 05:12 AM

Nabi Saleh and a Photographer's Charge Against the IDF

Israeli border police officers stand next to a detained Palestinian protester during clashes at a weekly protest in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, May 27, 2011 REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman The West Bank village of Nabi Saleh has become...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 5, 2011 01:00 PM

Assad Murders, WCC Tweets

WCC Officials Meeting with President Assad in 2008 BEIRUT - Syrian security forces are summarily executing people on the streets of Hama, a human rights group said yesterday, raising fears that bloodshed could escalate dramatically in the besieged city...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 5, 2011 11:47 AM

Unfit to Print?

Some might see it as a wise political move. Others might say it's capitulation. We can all agree, though, that Benjamin Netanyahu's leaked decision to soften his opposition to references to the "1967 lines" thus far has been completely...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 3, 2011 02:09 PM

"Peace Partners" in Their Own Words

In Ha'aretz, July 29, 2011, Mahmoud al-Zahar, a prominent member of Hamas, a terrorist organization which has the stated goal of destroying the Jewish state, is quoted as calling President Mahmoud Abbas's UN bid for statehood within Israel's borders...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 3, 2011 01:38 PM

Praying the Wrong Way

Not the Al-Aqsa Mosque Writing in the Aug. 1 Jerusalem Report about the status of Jerusalem in Islam, Danny Rubenstein claims that "Muslim's pray in the direction of the Al-Aqsa mosque, the third most important mosque in Islam after Mecca...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 1, 2011 11:21 AM

The Washington Post Omits Novelist’s Antisemitism

The Washington Post’s “Memoir Review” of Jose Saramago (“Deep Roots in Poor Soil,” July 3) omitted the novelist’s unhinged beliefs about Israel and Jews. Reviewer Michael S. Roth painted a picture of a humble and intelligent man. But in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 28, 2011 03:22 PM

One-Way Musings on One-State Solution

Eric Alterman's July 15 column in the Forward argues that Israeli intransigence is, in effect, the sole reason a peace agreement hasn't been reached with the Palestinians. The CUNY professor quotes a pro-Palestinian Israeli activist pinning responsibility for the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 27, 2011 11:56 AM

A Modest Proposal for the World Council of Churches

WCC General Secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit Since its founding in 1948, the World Council of Churches has promoted interfaith dialogue, particularly between Christians and Muslims. This work has been documented in a number of books such as...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 26, 2011 11:27 PM

Israel Hayom on Missile Defense

Even -- or especially -- in an era of information-overload, new, solid sources on Israel are welcome. The emergence of a daily newspaper, Israel Hayom, in Hebrew has had a dramatic impact within Israel, offering a counterweight to Ha'aretz...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 26, 2011 04:05 PM

A Jew and a Pollster Walk into a Bar

From Connecticut's Jewish Ledger: First there was the poll by Frank Luntz sponsored by CAMERA. Then there was Dick Morris’ poll. And now there is the poll done by Pat Caddell and John McLaughlin. They all say pretty much the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 26, 2011 03:46 PM

United Nations Continues to Betray Its Mission

The United Nations, under the guise of a conference ostensibly devoted to combating racism, continues to abuse its role of promoting peace and tolerance among nations, by fostering the very intolerance it purports to be combating. The UN has had...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 26, 2011 12:48 PM

Study: NY Times' Israel Obsession Half a Century Old

Omri Ceren flags an academic study which finds that the New York Times' Israel obsession is nothing new -- it dates back at least five decades. He writes: There’s an article coming out in the next issue of Communication Research...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 26, 2011 07:58 AM

Ayalon Video Sparks Furious Reaction by Palestinians

Saeb ErekatIsraeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon's video explaining the origin and inaccuracy of the terms "West Bank", "occupied territories" and "67 Borders" has sparked an enraged reaction by Palestinians. In a somewhat hysterical sounding press release, Palestinian negotiator...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 25, 2011 02:06 PM

NPR Counter-Terrorism Series Omits Inconvenient Truths

National Public Radio aired a two-part series on counter-terrorism training on July 18 and 19. Omissions as to the nature of Islamic radicalism in the United States made the reports, by NPR’s Dina Temple Ralston, useless at best, misleading at...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 22, 2011 05:35 PM

On the Cause of Turkish-Israeli Tensions

Professor Efraim Inbar's explains his thoughts on the reason for Israeli-Turkish tensions — thoughts that contrast with the overly-simplistic media narrative that casts that the Mavi Marmara incident as the primary reason for the deterioration of the relationship between...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 22, 2011 11:55 AM

Youcef Nadarkhani Faces Death In Iran

Youcef Nakarkhani (above), the pastor of several house churches in Iran is facing execution. The Voice of America provides some details:...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 20, 2011 09:35 AM

Mackey Exposes Hoax Video, Promotes Staged Footage

Karim al-Tamimi's mother, about to join her son in the police vehicle, right before she is pulled away by a Palestinian man When an Israeli hoax video surfaced in June, Robert Mackey of the New York Times' Lede blog...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 19, 2011 06:31 AM

Guardian Cherry Picks Poll Results to Conceal Palestinian Extremism

[The above photograph and caption accompanied a Guardian report on plans to put Palestinian statehood to a UN vote] Harriet Sherwood's analysis piece in the Guardian on July 16 offers an example of the deceptive coverage that characterizes the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 18, 2011 12:05 PM

Karl Vick Selectively Reports on Poll of Palestinians

Earlier this year, Karl Vick, the advocacy journalist most responsible for Time magazine's anti-Israel bias, reported dismissively on Israeli concerns about anti-Jewish and anti-Israel hate indoctrination in Palestinian society. Suggesting that incitement is not a real issue deserving of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 15, 2011 02:23 PM

Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Leader Reveals Irrational Thinking

An interview by roving journalist Michael Totten with Esam El-Erian, a leading figure in the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, reveals the irrational, conspiratorial mind-set that can be found within the Brotherhood. Totten's interview, published on the internet blog Pajamas Media,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 15, 2011 10:50 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

Hari Suspended

Incendiary falsehoods about Israel are one thing at The Independent; that is, not a problem. But Johann Hari's reckless plagiarizing of myriad authors and fellow reporters has brought painful professional repercussions for the paper's well-known columnist. Off he goes...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 14, 2011 12:47 PM

Ha'aretz Lost in Translation, VIII

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

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

Baseball, Palestinians and Media Self-Censorship

A recent segment on NPR's On the Media was about self-censorship in baseball reporting. But it could just as well have been about coverage of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Speaking about his reporting on former baseball player Lenny Dykstra, Philadelphia Inquirer...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 13, 2011 10:43 AM

Washington Post versus "Tiny" Israel. Again

The Washington Post has done it again. That is, referred to a country much larger then Israel as “tiny”. This time it was Azerbaijan (“U.S. relies more on Central Asian road, rail routes,” July, 3). According to the CIA World...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 12, 2011 03:30 PM

C-SPAN’s Selective Sensitivity to Caller Insults

C-SPAN’s Washington Journal host on the July 10 broadcast, Libby Casey, took quick exception to a derogatory comment by a caller referring to Vice President Biden as "retarded." Casey admonished a 7:22 AM caller responding to the topic, Speaker...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 12, 2011 12:13 PM

Mondoweiss Accused of Fundraising Hoax

Last week, we demonstrated how Mondoweiss promoted a blatant propaganda video allegedly demonstrating Israeli brutality. This week, Adam Holland exposed how the blog put forth a bogus anti-Israel claim to raise money for itself. ...Mondoweiss first published, then rescinded without...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 11, 2011 03:51 PM

U.S. Calls on Radical Rapporteur Richard Falk to Resign

The American representative to the Human Rights Council called on Richard Falk to resign from his position as the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories Occupied since 1967 Ambassador Eileen Donahoe asserted in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 8, 2011 11:14 AM

Washington Post Induces Amnesia over Arab Flight

The Washington Post, its Palestinian-centric filter in place, featured “Building on history; Israeli plans to redevelop abandoned Palestinian village have stirred painful memories” as the lead article in the paper's June 27 "The World" pages. Not only did the substance...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 7, 2011 03:23 PM

Washington Post goes slack over Islamic Society of N. America

The Washington Post, covering an interfaith religious service, took "diversity" at face value (“3 faiths, 1 message of respect; A service at Washington National Cathedral featuring readings by Christian, Jewish and Muslim clergy is part of a project among U.S....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 7, 2011 12:58 PM

Palestinian Authority Incitement Continues

Karl Vick might pooh-pooh the idea that Palestinian incitement exists, but the Palestinian Authority seems to be doing all it can to demonstrate that hate indoctrination remains a serious stumbling block on the road to peace. Palestinian Media Watch recently...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 6, 2011 05:38 PM

Updated: The Anti-American, Anti-Semitic Agenda of UN Human Rights Council Envoy Richard Falk

What type of person serves as the UN Human Rights Council's permanent Investigator of Israeli violations? The type who compares Israel's treatment of Palestinians to Nazi atrocities, who promotes conspiracy theories about 9/11 and who posts anti-Semitic caricatures depicting Jews...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 6, 2011 05:08 PM

C-SPAN’s Call-Blocking Policy Fails to Block Chronic Anti-Israel Caller

Washington Journal host Steve Scully confirmed the existence of a new call-control policy during the Journal broadcast of June 26, 2011 at 8:26 AM: To your [a caller’s] point about unblocking, we try our very best to make sure...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 5, 2011 04:06 PM

ISM (and Mondoweiss) Demonstrate How to Propagandize with YouTube

The Palestinian-led International Solidarity Movement (ISM) which sends foreigners to Palestinian areas to interfere with Israeli counter-terrorism activities and is behind the illegal flotilla efforts, and whose mission statement "recognize(s) the Palestinian right to resist Israeli violence and occupation via...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 5, 2011 12:53 PM

Hamas, Holy Land and the Flotilla

Here's more on what spooked Dutch journalists who abandoned the flotilla -- Hamas' involvement in organizing the campaign: Amin Abou Ibrahim, also known as Amin Abou Rashed, is one of the main organizers of the ”Freedom Flotilla 2″ and a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 5, 2011 05:14 AM

Flotilla Under Legal Fire

Shurat haDin's Nitsana Darshan Leitner Melanie Phillips provides an excellent summary of the legal race led by Shurat haDin to thwart the flotilla, writing: Is a bunch of young Israeli lawyers working round the clock sustained only by Diet...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 30, 2011 06:46 PM

JCPA Resource: Who Is Behind the Flotilla?

Hamas activist Muhammad Sawalha JCPA has an informative exposé worth reading, "Who Is Behind the Second Gaza Flotilla?". Ehud Rosen writes: The second flotilla is coordinated by Muhammad Sawalha, a senior UK-based Muslim Brotherhood figure connected to Hamas. Many...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 30, 2011 04:08 AM

Ha'aretz, Huwaida Arraf and the Flotilla

Ha'aretz's Jack Khoury errs today, writing that Free Gaza movement head Huwaida Arraf herself has sailed to Gaza several times in the past, and was on the Mavi Marmara during the Israeli raid last year. In fact, Arraf was...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 30, 2011 03:33 AM

Hari Unmasked

The Guido Fawkes' blog stamps "Fraud" on Johann Hari for fabricating large parts of interviews Those "interviews" conducted by Johann Hari, journalist at the UK's Independent, continue to unravel. CAMERA has had long-running concerns about grossly biased articles by...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 29, 2011 02:24 PM

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Careless Again

CAIR, a self-described American Muslim civil rights groups, but one whose extensive ties to Islamic extremists have been documented by CAMERA here and here, is in the news again. This time it’s for revocation of its tax-exempt IRS status...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 29, 2011 12:55 PM

Washington Post Still Doesn't Connect Terrorist Dots

The Washington Post continued to soft-pedal the connection between terrorism and Hamas (the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement) in a June 19 report headlined “Zawahiri faces hurdles as Bin Laden Successor”. The Post spotlighted al-Qaeda’s new leader, Ayman Al Zawahiri, by...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 28, 2011 03:09 PM

Israel: Flotilla Participants Plan Violence

Accounts by Amira Hass and Gideon Levy notwithstanding, their own Ha'aretz today reports: Israeli military spokeswoman Maj. Avital Leibovich on Monday cited intelligence reports saying extremists in the flotilla have "dangerous incendiary chemicals" for use against Israeli forces. Senior Israeli...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 28, 2011 05:20 AM

Potential Flashpoint in Egypt

Two girls, 14-year-old Magdy Fathy and her cousin Christine Ezzat Fathy, 16 (above) are at the center of a potential firestorm in Egypt. The girls, Coptic Christians who have converted to Islam without their parents’ permission, have stated that...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 27, 2011 12:34 PM

Washington Post's Yelena Bonner Obit. Erases Israel

The Washington Post’s extensive obituary about prominent Soviet-era human rights activist Yelena Bonner expunged her pro-Israel stances and denunciations of antisemitism. It focused on the struggle by Bonner and her late husband Andrei Sakharov (both father of the Soviet hydrogen...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 27, 2011 12:13 PM

Surplus of Eggs in Gaza?

Good news for Alice Walker, Amira Hass, and the rest of the upcoming flotilla participants -- no need to bring along chickens or eggs as part of their cargo. Eggs, apparently, are in oversupply in the Gaza Strip, where a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 26, 2011 03:41 PM

Flotilla Participant Alice Walker: The United States and Israel are the Greatest Terrorist Organizations

Pulitzer prize winning author Alice Walker is one of the recognizable figures taking part in the Gaza Flotilla planned for late June, 2011. Associated with the radical anti-Israel group, Code Pink, Walker stated in an interview with the on-line...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 24, 2011 02:30 PM

Ha'aretz Lost in Translation, VII

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

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

Hezbollah's Role in Suppressing Unrest in Syria

Over the past few months, an increasing number of video clips of demonstrators, army deserters and activists have attested to the involvement of Hezbollah operatives in suppressing the unrest in Syria. The Syrian government has kept the international media...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 22, 2011 01:34 PM

Hezbollah Cabinet Not Big News in Washington Post

Hezbollah’s rise to domination over Lebanon’s new cabinet was reported by The New York Times, Tribune Corporation newspapers including The Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and Baltimore Sun, by USA Today and The Washington Times with full-length articles in their...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 20, 2011 02:56 PM

Lesbian Syrian Blogger Hoax Exposed

Jelena Lecic of London said her photographs were appropriated by the blogger who fabricated Syrian Lesbian activist Amina Arraf The latest Internet hoax has blown up in the face of journalists, activists, and the concerned public. As USA Today...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 16, 2011 02:31 AM

UK Colonel Richard Kemp Again Lauds Israel's Humanity in Warfare

Colonel Richard Kemp, former Commander of British Forces in Afghanistan, who gained international recognition when he testified at the United Nations that "the Israeli Defence Forces did more to safeguard the rights of civilians in a combat zone than...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 15, 2011 12:24 PM

NPR’s On Point Unbalanced Again Against Israel

In yet another of the numerous unbalanced On Point NPR talk show broadcasts dealing with the Middle East (examples -- here, here, here, here, here and here), host Tom Ashbrook discussed The U.S., the Arab Spring and Mideast Peace...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 14, 2011 11:47 AM

"Spontaneous" Border Crossing was Planned, Says Document

If authentic, a document passed to Michael Weiss shows that the Syrian cross-border infiltration into the Golan Heights was carefully planned at the highest levels. If authentic, it also highlights an embarrassing abandonment by some journalists of one of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 14, 2011 10:33 AM

Egypt Arrests American-Israeli Jew, Accusing Him of Being Mossad Agent

Ilan Grapel is an American Jew who travelled to Cairo under his own -- Jewish -- name. He did not try to hide the fact that he was a dual American-Israel citizen who had served in the IDF during...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 13, 2011 01:17 PM

Ha'aretz Welcomes New Partner

Leonid Nevzlin (Photo by Eyal Toueg) Ha'aretz announces: Leonid Nevzlin, chairman of the board of trustees at Beit Hatfutsot - the Museum of the Jewish People - is joining Ha'aretz as a partner and will acquire 20 percent of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 12, 2011 06:26 AM

PA Mental Block on Partition

Like Mahmoud Abbas before him in the New York Times, Nabil Sha'ath apparently forgets that the Palestinian Arab leadership rejected the Partition Plan in 1947. (Hat tip: Stephen S.)...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 12, 2011 05:38 AM

NY Times Public Editor Weighs In on Coverage

New York Times Public Editor Arthur Brisbane's column yesterday on the paper's coverage of Arab-Israeli conflict, and criticism of the paper's coverage, can be summed up: both sides complain, and our coverage is by and large fair. Brisbane asserts:...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 12, 2011 04:16 AM

Rooftop Productions Uses Fabricated Ben Gurion Quote in Movie

In its 2010 movie “With God on Our Side,” Rooftop Productions assails Christian Zionists for their allegedly unreflective support of Israel. In a particularly jaundiced summary of Israeli history, Christopher, the young narrator, reports the following: In a letter to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 8, 2011 12:22 PM

Time's Shoddy Coverage (cont)

Not only bureau chief Karl Vick's biased polemics mislead readers on the facts about Israel. Even short bits in the magazine's "Briefing" section can't (won't) get the story straight. A June 13, 2011 brief reads: Egypt Opens the Door to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 8, 2011 11:15 AM

Is Gaza Occupied?

Is the Gaza Strip currently "occupied territory"? Is Time Magazine's Israel coverage objective? Read all about it....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 7, 2011 04:34 PM

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

NPR’s Diane Rehm Stacks the Deck Against Israel

Rehm and friend Diane Rehm has frequently stacked the deck against Israel in her NPR talk show. The latest example is her May 23 show, “President Obama, the Middle East, and the Arab Spring,” where she provided a platform...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 31, 2011 03:48 PM

One thing in Arabic, Another in English … at MIT?

Was the translation accurate? One of the most common knocks against Arab leaders is that they say one thing in English to Western audiences and another thing in Arabic to their own supporters. Sadly, it appears that this phenomenon...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 31, 2011 02:00 PM

Border-Line Projection at the NY Times

On Friday, the New York Times published an editorial accusing others of twisting President Obama's words: Only a few minutes after President Obama finished his carefully balanced speech on the Middle East last week, Republican presidential candidates and lawmakers began...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 31, 2011 06:33 AM

Federman "Fact-Checks" Netanyahu, Promotes Hamas

When will Federman fact-check Hamas? It has just come to our attention that the AP's Mr. Josef "Fact Check Netanyahu" Federman cut Hamas some serious slack earlier in the month. In a May 13 piece entitled "Hamas sends signals...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 29, 2011 07:05 AM

In Ha'aretz, Conscious or Not?

Earlier this month, we flagged a Ha'aretz interview in which an Israeli Arab had an implausible memory of events that occurred before his birth. Now we have another example of implausible Arab testimony in Ha'aretz -- this time it's what...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 29, 2011 03:38 AM

LA Times Corrects Letter

The Los Angeles Times corrected the May 20, 2011 letter-to-the-editor which falsely stated a conservative Israeli newspaper removed Hillary Clinton from an official White House photograph. The paper was American. The error and correction follow: Error (Los Angeles Times, Terrell...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 26, 2011 05:49 AM

NYT's Wishful Thinking Vs. Ha'aretz Poll

As we blogged yesterday, the New York Times headline "Israelis see Netanyahu Trip as Diplomatic Failure" was contradicted by a Dialog poll covered in Ha'aretz showing "47 percent of the Israeli public believes the U.S. trip was a success, while...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 26, 2011 04:47 AM

CNN Article Maps Out '67 Lines Issues

This CNN article by Tim Lister does a commendable job explaining the status of the 1967 armistice line, an issue which is repeatedly misreported in the mainstream media. Lister writes, in part, that Netanyahu's choice of the word "boundaries"...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 26, 2011 02:23 AM

Abbas Declares Netanyahu's Congress Speech "Full of Lies and Distortions"

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has taken a page from AP correspondent Josef Federman's book and is declaring Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's well-received speech to Congress yesterday to be "full of lies and distortions". Because it refutes Abbas' reinvented version...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 25, 2011 01:00 PM

Finally, NY Times Clearly Tells Readers Who Refuses Negotiations

In a rare moment of precision and clarity, the New York Times on Saturday finally reminded readers of the immediate reason for a lack of negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians. Isabel Kershner wrote: It was the Palestinians who walked out...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 24, 2011 03:58 PM

New York Times Conceals Partisanship of "Nonpartisan" Source

CAMERA has increasingly focused attention on the New York Times' biased coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. An article appearing on May 23, 2011, "Obama Presses Israel to Make 'Hard Choices,' " demonstrates how this bias seeps into what is ostensibly...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 24, 2011 01:39 PM

CAMERA/Luntz Poll: American Jewish Support for Israel is Strong

A new poll commissioned by CAMERA and conducted Frank Luntz Global shows strong Jewish American backing for Israel. The Jerusalem Post reports: A new poll of the American Jewish community finds deep and ongoing support for Israel, contradicting recent speculation...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 24, 2011 03:00 AM

LA Times Letter: Jewish Newspaper for Christian Sharia

Terrell Roberts of Northridge, Calif., argued in a letter published in the Los Angeles Times Friday: It is strange that the conservative forces behind the drive to make us fear Sharia are the same ones that are trying to impose...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 22, 2011 08:02 AM

Ha'aretz Lost in Translation, VI

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

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

The President's Speech and the AP

Don't let the media tell you otherwise: President Obama referred to '1967 lines,' not borders (Illustrative image) An AP story filed shortly after President Obama's Middle East speech was short -- only three paragraphs -- put it packed in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 19, 2011 02:00 PM

Amnesty International Reveals its Bias in its Statement on Nakba Day Infiltrations

Amnesty International published a statement demanding Israel investigate its actions in response to the Nakba Day border assault by activists in Lebanon and Syria. The statement 's wording and focus reveals the organization's sharp bias. From the Amnesty statement: The...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 18, 2011 04:23 PM

Netanyahu Releases Signed Response to Abbas' NY Times Op-Ed

Yesterday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called PA President Mahmoud Abbas out for "blatantly distorting known historical facts" in his falsehood-ridden New York Times Op-Ed. More unusual is his release of a signed response to the Op-Ed, pointing out...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 18, 2011 03:45 PM

NPR’s On Point Avoids Evenhanded Middle East Discussion

A May 9 On Point discussion, “The Fatah-Hamas Deal,” was not evenhanded. Instead of a debate between David Horovitz, Jerusalem Post Editor-in-Chief, and Sari Nusseibeh, President and professor of philosophy at Al-Quds University of Jerusalem, the program was a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 18, 2011 02:24 PM

Ha'aretz Interviewee Recalls Past Life Memories?

While Mahmoud Abbas was busy rewriting 1948 history in the New York Times yesterday, another, lesser-known, Arab public figure was apparently peddling his bobe-mayse in Ha'aretz . In a "Head to Head" interview with Eli Ashkenazi, Salman Fakherldeen, the public...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 18, 2011 01:05 PM

The 1967 Armistice Line was an Armistice Line

Writing in Ha'aretz about Benjamin Netanyahu's recent speech, columnist Akiva Eldar complains that the truly important things were those not said in the speech. Netanyahu did not let the magic number that all of the world's leaders expected to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 17, 2011 02:41 PM

Abbas Rewrites History in NY Times

It's not particularly surprising that Mahmoud Abbas, often dubbed "moderate" by the media (as opposed, for instance, to the "hawkish" Netanyahu), would fabricate about the past, contradicting a clear historical record. Moreover, given the direction of the New York Times...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 17, 2011 07:57 AM

Grave Cover-Up at NY Times

On Monday, or "Nakba Day," when thousands of Syrians gathered at the Israeli border, and more than 100 infiltrated Israel, another news story unfolded within Syria. As reported by the Los Angeles Times, and many other media outlets, such as...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 17, 2011 06:13 AM

Shadid: Border Breach Not a Case of Spring Fever

An insightful analysis by Bronner's colleague Anthony Shadid undercuts Bronner's contention that the rally was "inspired by recent popular protests around the Arab world." Shadid writes: Few questioned the sincerity of the Palestinian refugees who flocked to the border; the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 17, 2011 04:08 AM

Roger Cohen and the Tony Follies

Note to Roger Cohen: Bring on the Kushner Quotes Roger Cohen weighs in on the Tony Kushner brouhaha, noting that "a trustee called Jeffrey Wisenfeld . . . suggests Kushner is an 'extremist' opponent of Israel." Instead of letting...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 17, 2011 03:12 AM

Goldberg on Bronner's Nakba Day Coverage

Jeffrey Goldberg calls out the New York Times' Ethan Bronner on his acceptance of Hamas' party line regarding Nakba Day events: Ethan Bronner, writing in the Times, states: (T)his is the first year that Palestinian refugees in Syria and Lebanon...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 17, 2011 02:24 AM

Hamas Leader Calls for the "End of the Zionist Project"

In a hardline speech to thousands of Muslim worshippers to mark "Nakba Day," Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh affirmed the right to "resist" Israeli "occupation and said Palestinians mark the occasion this year "with great hope of bringing to an...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 16, 2011 09:33 AM

Andrew Sullivan Admits Shamir Misquote

Yitzhak Shamir There is a vast literature of bogus Zionist quotes. Andrew Sullivan of the Daily Beast is the latest to fall for one. Read here about Sullivan's attribution of a bogus Palestinian-are-cockroaches quote to Yitzhak Shamir, and his...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 12, 2011 03:47 AM

U.S. Jewish Paper Apologizes for Photoshopped Image

The photo which had been altered The AP reports: An American Orthodox Jewish newspaper apologized on Monday for digitally deleting Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton from a photo of President Barack Obama and his staff monitoring the raid...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 12, 2011 02:51 AM

Explicit Hamas, Vague Hamas

Not quite a year ago, Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahar explicitly told Future TV that his organization is pursuing a "phased plan" to destroy all of Israel and replace it with a Palestinian state. MEMRI translated: We have liberated Gaza,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 11, 2011 12:11 PM

Extremists Can Tweet, Too, Jason

Jason Pontin, editor-in-chief and publisher of MIT's Technology Review Given his position as editor-in-chief and publisher of Technology Review, a magazine published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), it would seem reasonable that Jason Pontin would bring a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 10, 2011 08:39 PM

Comcast Decides Not to Carry Al Jazeera

Back in late February and early March, several articles appeared (AP, Philadelphia Inquirer) reporting on meetings between Al Jazeera representatives and executives from several Cable providers. Comcast was mentioned in both stories as a potential entrypoint for Al Jazeera into...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 10, 2011 04:06 PM

An Expose on Amr Moussa, Egypt's Leading Presidential Contender

The New Republic has published a probing profile of Egypt's leading presidential contender, Amr Moussa. In "The Throwback" Eric Trager describes a candidate whose views would, at face-value, return Egypt's political culture to the openly anti-Israel attitudes it flaunted...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 10, 2011 12:59 PM

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

Iranian Abducted in Paris

Mohammad Reza "Arash" Fakhravar Hours after Iranian dissident Amir Abbas Fakhravar spoke at a CAMERA-sponsored event in Northbrook, Illinois on April 28, his brother was snatched by Iranian agents on a Parisian street and forced back to Iran. Read...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 8, 2011 03:43 AM

Boston’s Emily Rooney is Wrong About Israeli Women’s Rights

Public radio station WGBH’s May 4 Emily Rooney show aired a discussion entitled, “Shining A Light On Sexual Assault In The Peace Corps.” About two thirds of the way through the segment, Rooney briefly touched on mistreatment of women...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 5, 2011 04:52 PM

Gideon Levy in a Fog of His Own

Press Secretary Jay Carney addressing reporters Good journalists keep their mouths shut when they don't have a clue. In contrast, Gideon Levy's weak grasp of the facts has never quieted him before. Today is no exception. In his column...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 5, 2011 04:40 AM

Ma'an Corrects 'Translation Error'

On Tuesday, Palestinian Media Watch exposed Ma'an News Agency's "translation" of an Arabic statement by Fatah's Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades calling for the use of force to achieve Islamic domination into an imaginary English call "to bring back peace." Yesterday,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 5, 2011 03:38 AM

Ha'aretz Lost in Translation, V

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

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

Assads No Longer in Vogue

Remember the breathless 3,000-word Vogue feature in March about Syria's Asma Assad, the "freshest and most magnetic of first ladies"? Well, Israel Matzav blogs: Now it seems that story has been flushed down the memory hole. Thanks to the wonders...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 5, 2011 01:12 AM

CAMERA Fellows Interviewed in Hadassah Magazine Story

Hadassah Magazine interviewed several CAMERA Fellows who provided their perspective of anti-Israel propaganda on their college campuses: Jewish college students today not only confront the challenges of independence, uncooperative roommates, intense classes, but also threats to their identities and the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 4, 2011 03:51 PM

CUNY Nixes Honorary Degree for Anti-Israel Playwright Tony Kushner

The board of trustees of the City University of New York (CUNY) voted not to honor playwright Tony Kushner with an honorary degree after board member Jeffrey Wiesenfeld opposed the request by CUNY's John Jay College, pointing out Kushner's...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 4, 2011 03:35 PM

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Shows True Colors Favoring Bin Laden

The Atlantic reports that in response to the killing of Bin Laden, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood honored Bin Laden with the title "sheikh," defended the "resistance" against the United States as "legitimate," and endorsed attacks on Israeli civilians saying, "we...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 4, 2011 01:21 PM

Hamas Declares Israel as Common Enemy at Reconciliation Ceremony in Cairo

Fatah leader Abbas with Hamas leaderMashaalAt a Cairo ceremony officializing the reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah, Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal declared Israel the common enemy: The only campaign we have is against Israel. We want an independent, sovereign Palestinian...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 4, 2011 12:27 PM

Ma'an News Agency Pulls a Ha'aretz

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

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

Karl Vick on Palestinian Support for Bin Laden

Time Magazine's discussion of Palestinian support for Osama bin Laden comes as a bit of a surprise, being that it was penned by Karl Vick. Vick, the magazine's bureau chief in Jerusalem, is generally inclined to highlight Israeli shortcomings, real...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 3, 2011 11:42 AM

Fatah Military Wing Condemns Killing of Bin Laden

Not to be outdone by Hamas, the military wing of Fatah has now published a statement condemning the assassination of Osama Bin Laden, according to Palestinian Media Watch. The statement by the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the terrorist arm of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 3, 2011 10:54 AM

After Bin Laden's Demise, Bogus MLK Quote Arises

In the wake of the killing of Osama Bin Laden and subsequent celebrations in American cities, a quote attributed to Martin Luther King Jr. has been circulating on the Internet, and appeared in a piece by Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Annette...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 3, 2011 05:56 AM

Asa Kasher on NGO's and Cast Lead Media Coverage

In a must-read interview with Jerusalem Post editor David Horovitz, Asa Kasher, who co-authored the Israel Defense Forces' first Code of Ethics, remarks: Local media is guilty of sensationalism and a lack of responsibility. Ha'aretz has an agenda and skews...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 3, 2011 04:26 AM

Truce or Peace? Washington Post Trips Up

Did Egypt under President Anwar Sadat and Israel under Prime Minister Menachem Begin make peace, or merely suspend hostilities? The Washington Post, in an April 29 article headlined “Egypt reasserting its role as regional power broker” confused the record. A...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 2, 2011 05:53 PM

Polling Palestinian Support for Bin Laden

It turns out that Hamas's Ismael Haniyeh isn't alone in his high regard for Osama bin Laden. A recently published Pew poll reveals that, in the words of a Ha'aretz reporter, "More than 34 percent of Palestinian Muslims said in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 2, 2011 05:11 PM

David Horovitz: Where is the Outrage?

The Jerusalem Post's David Horovitz asks what many media watchers are thinking: Where is the outrage about the reconciliation between Israel's supposed peace partner,the Palestinian Authority, and Hamas, which is sworn to Israel's destruction? I waited for the global...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 2, 2011 04:47 PM

Logan Speaks Out on Sexual Assault

CBS journalist Lara Logan speaks out about the extended sexual assault that she suffered at the hands of a mob while reporting in Cairo. She will reportedly speak at length about the Feb. 11 attack on "60 Minutes" tonight....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 1, 2011 07:48 AM

An Arab Journalist Contrasts Arab Regime's Suppression of Dissent With Israel's Response to Palestinian Attacks

An op-ed appearing in the Gulf News, a United Arab Emirates based newspaper, observes that "some Arab armies and security services have proved to be much more brutal than the Israeli army." Faisal Al Qasim, a Syrian Druze, issued...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 29, 2011 12:28 PM

Turning a Misspelling into a Fabrication

People can get pretty desperate. One example of how desperate they can get played itself out on Snapshots, when a commenter attempted to discredit an article we linked to a few days ago. The original article quoted an official from...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 28, 2011 04:34 PM

CBS’ 60 Minutes Archeologically and Ethically Challenged

The May/June 2011 issue of the authoritative Biblical Archaeology Review (BAR), contains an article, “The Lion and the Flea,” in which BAR’s editor, Hershel Shanks, writes: “J’accuse! I accuse the television program 60 Minutes of unethical and irresponsible reporting.” Mr....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 26, 2011 09:47 AM

Unbalanced NPR Panel Obfuscates Middle East on Rehm Show

Rehm and friend National Public Radio’s Diane Rehm is the host of the talk radio program, “The Diane Rehm Show.” This nationally-syndicated show airs daily on more than 150 NPR member stations, including in major markets such as New...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 25, 2011 11:45 AM

Machsom Watch Radicals and Fogel Family Killers

Machsom Watch spokeswoman Raya Yaron comforts the mother of one of the Fogel family murderers Even the murders of Jewish children in their beds in the community of Itamar weren't enough to deter extreme Israeli left-wingers from offering expressions...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 22, 2011 10:53 AM

Helen Thomas, Keynote Speaker at Anti-Israel Protests

Ha'aretz reports today: A series of protests against Israeli policy and its support by AIPAC are planned in May to coincide with the AIPAC conference in the U.S. capital and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech there. The protests, under...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 17, 2011 03:41 AM

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

New York Times Fighter vs. Civilian Update

Lenny Ben-David updates his earlier post about the New York Times designating as civilians three Gaza residents whom Ma'an news agency described as fighters. Bottom line: The newspaper stands by its designation. See further details at the source....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 14, 2011 11:10 AM

Goldstone Commission Members Weigh In

The members of the Goldstone commission -- all who have displayed extreme anti-Israel bias (see, for example "Chinkin's Gaza Letter Reveals Bias, But Also Skewed Facts", "Goldstone Commissioner Suggests Israelis Conditioned to Kill Children" and "The Judges: Israel is...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 14, 2011 06:13 AM

The Open Letter Slamming SJP's "Apartheid Card"

We mentioned this story a few days ago. Below is the open letter that the Vanguard Leadership Group, an honor society for top students at historically black colleges and universities, placed in several campus newspapers....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 13, 2011 12:17 PM

Who Do You Believe?

While Rev. Paul-Gordon Chandler is using the pages of Christian Century to downplay Muslim hostility toward Coptic Christians in post-Mubarak Egypt, another priest in the Anglican Communion, Rev. Mark Durie from Australia, is working to highlight the real and undeniable...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 13, 2011 11:18 AM

Advisor to "Moderate" PA Prime Minister Dismisses Hamas Schoolbus Attack

Schoolbus that was targeted by Hamas in southern Israel Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) provides a video showing Omar Al Ghoul, an advisor to moderate Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, accusing Israel of making too big a deal of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 12, 2011 12:15 PM

Libya Regime Stages PR Efforts for International Media

The New York Times/IHT has reported on the Qadaffi regime's clumsy efforts to manipulate the international media through lies and staging PR, reminiscent of Hezbollah's media manipulation during its 2006 Hezbollah war with Israel. Even the Qaddafi government escort could...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 12, 2011 07:01 AM

The Lure of Clichés

A New York Times headline writer apparently couldn't resist. A story involving the arts, performance, and a radical political activist who crosses lines in the Middle East. It must, too, be a story about peace. Right? That's how it should...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 11, 2011 12:12 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

A Beirut-Based Newspaper Raises Questions About Al Jazeera's Coverage

Al Jazeera has been the beneficiary of positive press recently for its coverage of the unrest in the Middle East. Even Hillary Clinton offered words of praise for its coverage. Its advocates express the view that Al Jazeera offers...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 8, 2011 03:54 PM

Liz Taylor Defied Israel-Boycotters

Mainstream American media reporting on the passing of Elizabeth Taylor generally ignored her support for Israel. A notable exception was a March 27 Washington Post (Outlook section) commentary which noted that Ms. Taylor “was also a supporter of Israel...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 7, 2011 12:10 PM

Ha'aretz's Shavit Condemns Double Standard on Jenin Murder

The killing of Juliano Mer-Khamis did not prompt huge headline Ha'aretz columnist Ari Shavit decries the double standard of his own newspaper, as well as the Israeli left in general, with respect to its reaction to the murder of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 7, 2011 02:36 AM

Goldstone Tries to Downplay His Retraction of Report

In an interview with AP, Richard Goldstone tried to downplay his retraction of the central tenet of the UN report, namely that Israel was guilty of crimes against humanity for deliberately targeting Palestinian civilians. He said that while "information...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 6, 2011 02:56 PM

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

Thomas Friedman, Belligerent Or Not?

The Israeli Hebrew daily Yediot Achronot published a very bizarre item today. The last paragraph of a news item about the New York Times' denial that it refused to print Richard Goldstone's retraction states: Yediot Achronot would like to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 5, 2011 06:43 AM

NYT Responds to Reports That it Rejected Goldstone Op-Ed

Israeli media outlets reported yesterday that sources close to Judge Richard Goldstone said that the author of the infamous U.N. report on Gaza first turned to the New York Times with his mea culpa, but that the paper of record...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 5, 2011 02:15 AM

But Why Didn't Goldstone Know Then What He Knew Then?

Richard Goldstone's public "reconsideration" of the Goldstone Report, in which he seems to withdraw his endorsement of the report's most inflammatory conclusions, is certainly significant. He wrote in the Washington Post: We know a lot more today about what happened...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 2, 2011 04:14 PM

Norwegian Bigot Explains Himself

Trond Andresen Professor Alan Dershowitz's recent Wall Street Journal column about the academic cold shoulder he encountered in Norway when all three of the nation's major universities refused his offer to speak on the subject of Israel and International...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 1, 2011 04:49 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

Eldar on Who Started the War

The August 2001 bombing of Sbarro pizzeria In his column Monday berating the Israeli leadership for not having accepted the Arab League initiative, veteran Ha'aretz journalist Akiva Eldar provides another example of his selective vision ("Arab peace initiative is...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 31, 2011 04:03 AM

Norway? No Way!

Norwegian academics boycotted Professor Dershowitz, but Chabad welcomed him -- as did crowds of students The little Nordic country famed, among less positive matters, for giving the world a vivid synonym for traitor -- Quisling -- for its pro-Nazi...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 29, 2011 04:54 PM

Hamas Beats Female Journalists, Raids Offices

Khaled Abu Toameh reports in the Jerusalem Post: At least eight journalists were beaten by the Hamas police officers during the [unity] rallies. Some had their cameras and laptops confiscated, while others were taken into custody and made to sign...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 29, 2011 05:25 AM

Praise for J Street, David Remnick...From Stephen Walt

The J Street Web site may want to update its myths and facts page, a section devoted to attempts to counter charges of anti-Israel activity, malfeasance, dubious fundraising, unsavory associations and the like. The question is how to explain...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 26, 2011 09:01 PM

PC(USA) Stated Clerk Condemns Jerusalem Bombing

Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church(USA) Mainline churches remained silent about the massacre of two adults and three children in Itamar, but at least one mainline church -- the PC(USA) -- has condemned...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 24, 2011 10:16 AM

Why Amira Hass Is Against the Firing of Qassams

An injured woman after a rocket attack on Sderot Amira Hass's Op-Ed yesterday, "The sanctity of the soaring Qassam," provides a fascinating look into the depths of her psyche. In a display of verbal gymnastics, Ha'aretz's Hass attempts to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 24, 2011 08:36 AM

NPR Sees Tit for Tat Violence

"Tit for tat" is defined as "an equivalent given in retaliation," or "giving back exactly what one receives." Sheera Frenkel, reporting on NPR's "All Things Considered," cites alleged "tit for tat" violence between Israelis and Palestinians: Over the past...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 24, 2011 07:25 AM

Goldberg on Reuters Coverage of Jerusalem Bombing

Another terror attack, and another media outlet reinvents language. Jeffrey Goldberg writes in the Atlantic blog: This is from a Reuters story on the Jerusalem bombing earlier today: Police said it was a "terrorist attack" -- Israel's term for...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 24, 2011 02:52 AM

That Didn't Take Long

Approximately one hour after more than 30 people were injured and at least one was killed in a pipe bomb attack in Jerusalem, the Popular Resistance Committees issued a statement praising the attack. They weren't alone in their praise of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 23, 2011 10:55 AM

State Department Condemns Palestinian Incitement

A follow up on our earlier post about incitement: "The U.S. State Department issued an explicit condemnation of the naming of a square in a West Bank town for a Palestinian terrorist," JTA reports. "We condemn this commemoration of terrorism...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 21, 2011 02:20 PM

More Evidence of NY Times Double Standard on Civilian War Deaths

Page six. That's where the New York Times placed a brief AP article about photos of American soldiers "posing with the corpse of an Afghan civilian they are accused of murdering." Why does this American newspaper continue to be less...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 21, 2011 12:04 PM

Ha’aretz Editor Tweets Disdain for his Country in Mourning

Every once in a while, the editors of Israel’s Ha’aretz give us a revealing glimpse into their thought processes, helping us make sense of the newspaper’s all-too-frequent willingness to resort to error and distortion to defame the Jewish state. A...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 16, 2011 06:21 PM

On C-SPAN, Callers Blame Jews for Rep. King’s Hearings on Muslim Radicalization

On March 10, viewers of C-SPAN’s morning show, Washington Journal, heard vilification of Jews, Israel and U.S. policy by callers responding to the topic “Today’s hearing: Islamic radicalization in U.S.” The topic referred to the first day of U.S....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 16, 2011 12:43 PM

Three Jewish Children: Facing the Unpleasant Truth About Anti-Semitism

In the wake of the Fogel family slaughter, Jerusalem Post's Caroline Glick writes a hard-hitting piece about today's anti-Semitism. Discussing the uncaring reaction of much of the world to the brutal murders, Glick points out unpleasant truths about "Palestinians’...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 16, 2011 10:13 AM

Two Largest Canadian Parties Condemn "Apartheid Week"

Canada's immigration minister and its opposition leader have strongly condemned Apartheid Week as "hateful" and "ignorant." The National Post quotes Minister Jason Kenney: “These activities can cultivate an atmosphere exactly the opposite of one that is open to the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 15, 2011 01:21 PM

Ha'aretz's Double Standard: JStreet V. Im Tirtzu

Natasha Mozgovya's report in Ha'aretz today on the visit of the Israeli activist organization Im Tirzu to Washington, D.C., is notable thanks to one word: controversial. She writes: This week, the visitors were the leaders of Im Tirzu, the controversial...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 15, 2011 04:09 AM

North American Bloggers Visit Fogel Home

Blogger Tim Mak interviewing IDF soldiers. (Photo: Ido Erez/Ynet) Bloggers from Canada and the United States visited the Fogel family home in Itamar, where the two parents and three of their young children were slaughtered on Friday night. Ynet...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 14, 2011 04:02 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

Guardian Admits Israel is 'Straightforward Target'

Almost a year, ago a board member of Human Rights Watch admitted that the organization "tend[s] to go where there’s action and where we’re going to get reaction.” He added, “We seek the limelight—that’s part of what we do. And...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 13, 2011 04:46 AM

Dramatic CNN Video of Coptic Funerals in Egypt

Intensifying persecution of Egypt's Christian minority has inched its way into the media. CNN's coverage of the funerals of Christians killed in recent clashes captures the anguish of a beleaguered minority at a tumultuous time in Egypt....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 11, 2011 04:28 PM

NYT Buries, Distorts NPR Exec's Anti-Jewish Comments

Plus ça change, as they say. Here we go again. The New York Times once more essentially conceals an anti-Jewish incident. In a sting operation against NPR, officials of the radio network were caught on camera listening to anti-Jewish...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 10, 2011 05:49 PM

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

Wall Street Journal to Vogue: Dictators Are So Last Year

Bari Weiss and David Feith of the Wall Street Journal skewer Vogue's "decision this month to publish a 3,000-word paean to that 'freshest and most magnetic of first ladies,' Syria's Asma al-Assad." They write: The Assad family—first Hafez and...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 10, 2011 03:28 AM

Ha'aretz, Lost in Translation IV

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

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

"Jenin, Jenin" Filmmaker, Soldiers Battle in High Court

Mohammed Bakri, the filmmaker of "Jenin, Jenin," the controversial film which falsely accused Israeli soldiers of genocide and war crimes, faced off yesterday at Israel's High Court against soldiers who fought in 2002 in Jenin. Ha'aretz reports today: The five...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 8, 2011 07:45 AM

C-SPAN’s Host of Problems

Steve Scully, a regular and frequent host of Washington Journal The problems of C-SPAN’s Washington Journal telecast – the program is a platform for anti-Israel and anti-Semitic callers who are rarely, if ever, interrupted or challenged by Journal hosts...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 7, 2011 03:42 PM

With the Media Focus Gone, Egypt's Transformation Continues

The media has mostly moved on from its round-the-clock coverage of the demonstrations in Egypt. But that doesn't mean that there aren't new developments. Representatives of the Muslim Brotherhood have begun to advance their political vision over the past...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 7, 2011 11:05 AM

Sefi Rachlevsky and Occupational Hazards

Ha'aretz's Sefi Rachlevsky is overly optimistic. Some might say he is afflicted with selective vision. He once saw "quiet" during years of massive Palestinian terror attacks. Today he finds that only Israel is an occupier, and fails to notice that...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 6, 2011 04:18 AM

HRW Founder Bernstein Starts Advancing Human Rights (AHR)

Robert Bernstein, the founder and former chairman of Human Rights Watch who publicly renounced his ties with the organization due to distorted and disproportionate focus on free and open Israel at the expense of the rest of the Middle...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 3, 2011 08:06 AM

More Palestinian Hypocrisy Week Posters

In addition to David Guy's posters featured earlier on Snapshots, student activists should also see images by blogger Elder of Ziyon which expose the falsity of the "Israeli Apartheid Week" claims. Here are a couple of examples: See also the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 1, 2011 01:28 AM

Who Got Ha'aretz's Tongue on Libya?

Have you noticed how Ha'aretz has published very few editorials or Op-Eds concerning events in Libya? In contrast to the revolution in Egypt, about which Ha'aretz published dozens of opinion pieces and analyses, including editorials, the vast majority in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 27, 2011 06:36 AM

AP Pulls Erroneous Claim that U.S. Said Settlements "Illegal"

On Sunday (Feb. 20), the Associated Press circulated an article erroneously claiming the U.S. had declared settlements "illegal." By the end of the weekend, to its credit, AP replaced the article with an amended version that did not include...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 22, 2011 09:20 AM

March Madness: Palestinian Hypocrisy Week

Palestinian Hypocrisy Week (aka "Israeli Apartheid Week") is coming up, and Israeli graphic artist David Guy, who brought us an illustrated fact-check to IAW in 2009, is back with his new artistic parodies: Official IAW poster (left); Guy's remake (right)...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 22, 2011 03:16 AM

Another Quote from Al-Banna (The Liberal Anti-fascist)

At a certain point, it becomes nearly impossible to give Tariq Ramadan the benefit of the doubt. His recent description of his grandfather and founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hassan al-Banna, as an anti-colonialist and an anti-fascist is so demonstrably...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 19, 2011 02:46 PM

Egyptian Mob Reportedly Yells Jew, Jew, Jew as Reporter is Sexually Assaulted

CBS news correspondent Lara Logan was sexually assaulted by a crowd in Egypt nearly a week ago. CBS has just today confirmed the incident. A New York Post story questions the delay in making the news public. The Post...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 16, 2011 11:47 AM

H.D.S. Greenway Faults Israel for Responding to "Pesky" Massacre

For David (H.D.S.) Greenway, smearing Israel is a bit of a bad habit. Indeed, the Boston Globe columnist's desire to malign the Jewish state is seemingly more important to him than his obligation not to mislead readers. At least...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 14, 2011 10:42 AM

Survey of Egyptian Attitudes Shows Cause for Both Optimism and Concern

A survey of Egyptian opinions reveals low support for the Muslim Brotherhood and for further imposition of Sharia law, but ambiguous results concerning Egypt's continued maintenance of peace with Israel and alignment with the U.S. The poll of 343...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 11, 2011 01:43 PM

Redux: Media Untruth in 2005 Led Jihadists to Kill 14 People

The February 8, 2011 Hannity show (Fox News Channel) included an interview of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. The worst (moment of my tenure as Defense Secretary) – one of the worst – was the statement in the Press that...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 9, 2011 12:08 PM

Turkel Commission on Gaza Legal Issues

In the Jerusalem Post a couple of weeks ago, Dan Izenberg provided a useful summary of the Turkel Commission Report's conclusions about international law and the Gaza Strip. Is Gaza occupied territory? The commission concluded that Israel stopped occupying...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 9, 2011 11:47 AM

Muslim Brotherhood: Jihad is the Way

Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) has translated the fifth volume of The Laws of Da'wa (Islamic missionary activity) written by Mustafa Mashhur, who led the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt from 1996-2002. The translated volume, entitled Jihad is the Way, describes...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 9, 2011 10:35 AM

A Brooklyn College Professor Weighs in on the Petersen-Overton Controversy

Brooklyn CollegeBrooklyn College Professor of Philosophy Emerita Abigail Rosenthal has written a letter to the National Association of Scholars arguing that due process rather than academic freedom is the main issue in the controversial case of Kristofer Petersen-Overton, a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 8, 2011 10:57 AM

Zionists Barred from "Never Again" Rutgers Event

Noah Glyn, a junior at Rutgers University and a CAMERA Fellow, was on the scene when pro-Israel students were banned from attending an event by BAKA: Students for Middle Eastern Justice which was premised on the claim that Israelis practice...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 8, 2011 05:52 AM

Dry Bones Cartoon on Egypt Worth 1000 Words

From Yaakov Kirschen at the Dry Bones Blog: Nuff said....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 8, 2011 04:50 AM

Western Media Ignore Anti-Semitic Imagery in Egypt

An effigy apparently of Omar Suleiman (Video still; source: Schweizer Fernsehen) In Pajamas Media John Rosenthal notes the Western media's failure to report the recurring anti-Semitic imagery used by Egyptian protesters: The use of the traditional symbol of Judaism...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 8, 2011 04:39 AM

"Reasoned Discussion" at Commonweal?

Commonweal, a liberal Catholic publication that describes its editorial strategy as motivated by a desire to “reject sectarianism and to rely on reasoned discussion” fell short of that ideal when it published “The Battle For Egypt” on its website on...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 4, 2011 05:15 PM

Anti-Israel Voices Exploit the Crisis in Egypt

Right out of the gate, Michael Scheuer, known for his vociferous, anti-Israel diatribes, once again exploited his podium to vent his bile against Israel:. Israel is such an enormous detriment to the United States, our relationship with the Israelis, that...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 3, 2011 01:57 PM

Don Wagner Accuses Israeli Soldiers of Wearing Phalangist Uniforms

Regular visitors to CAMERA's website are familiar with Rev. Dr. Don Wagner, a Presbyterian "peace" activist who has compared Israelis to a "killer-vine" choking a rosebush in his backyard in Chicago. Wagner is no longer teaching at North Park University...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 3, 2011 11:38 AM

Geographically-Challenged Architecture Review

One would think that a journalist reviewing an architecture exhibit would have a handle on the relevant geography. Think again. A review today in the Los Angeles Times of the "Decolonizing Architecture" exhibition states that the exhibition is driven by...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 3, 2011 05:56 AM

Journalists Under Attack in Egypt

Pro-Mubarak forces launch attacks on international journalists from CNN, AP, ABC News, Al-Arabiya, and more. Some are detained, and cameras are destroyed or confiscated....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 3, 2011 02:33 AM

Partisan Politics at Brooklyn College

Kristofer Petersen OvertonA battle has erupted in Brooklyn College over the appointment of a pro-Palestinian activist to teach a graduate seminar on Middle East politics, with a focus on the Arab-Israeli conflict. A political science student enrolled in the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 1, 2011 11:08 AM

Palestinian Journalist Behind on Palestinian Affairs

Palestinian journalist Daoud Kuttab apparently doesn't keep up with the Palestinian media. Writing in the International Herald Tribune last week (Jan. 25), he insisted that "Abbas has rejected all forms of anti-Israeli violence" and that Palestinian television has been...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 1, 2011 05:28 AM

False Guardian Headline in Context (of False Guardian Headlines)

As we point out in our recent article about the leaked Palestinian Authority documents, the Guardian — one of the two media organizations that publicized the documents — falsely claims that the documents "reveal" Palestinian acceptance of Israel as a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 28, 2011 03:19 PM

UN Human Rights Council's Richard Falk Discredited as Truther

Richard Falk In 2008, Richard Falk began a six-year term as the UN Human Rights Council's permanent investigator on "Israel's violations of the principles of international law"-- a position that itself is a manifestation of clear bias, as it is...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 27, 2011 03:13 PM

Israeli Police Arrest 4 Palestinians for Murder of American Tourist

Murder victim Kristine Luken Israeli poice arrested four members of a 13-member cell of Palestinians suspected of shootings, rape and murder. They were caught on the basis of DNA from the crime scene and admitted to murdering Kristine Luken,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 27, 2011 06:54 AM

More Israeli Concessions Detailed by Palestinian Leaks

Palestinians may not have described this Israeli move as "earth shattering," but the Palestinian leaked documents show what is still an Israeli concession: A promised construction freeze in the highly strategic E-1 region between Jerusalem and Ma'aleh Adumim. News organizations...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 26, 2011 10:06 PM

Time Magazine, Ha'aretz, and Israeli Democracy

Benjamin Kerstein picks apart Time Magazine's latest anti-Israel thesis ("Israel’s Lurch to the Right Scares Some Conservatives") which suggests that democracy in Israel is in danger, a view shared by many at Ha'aretz. He observes: It is no exaggeration to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 25, 2011 07:47 AM

Israel Prime Minister's Office on Time

In terms of the quality and objectivity of its Israel coverage, Time keeps on slipping. On its Sept. 13, 2010 cover, a Jewish star made of daisies was meant to signify the superficial thesis, laid out in the cover story,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 19, 2011 10:24 AM

UPDATE: Ha'aretz Corrects Silwan Error

After communication with CAMERA's Israel staff, Ha'aretz today corrects yesterday's falsehood about Palestinians in Silwan (noted also yesterday in Snapshots) . CAMERA applauds Ha'aretz for this nearly unprecedented display of journalistic accountability!...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 17, 2011 01:16 PM

Tablet on Missing Media BS-detector

On the Tablet Magazine website, journalist Lee Smith provides his take on questionable allegations that Jawaher Abu Rahma died due to the inhalation of tear gas at a recent violent protest in the West Bank town of Bilin. It’s...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 14, 2011 12:50 PM

Washington Post Columnist Takes a Swipe at Time

Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin takes a swipe at Time Magazine's latest anti-Israel hit piece. Among other points first raised on Snapshots, Rubin notes: The Time piece also takes issue with Israel's Shin Bet security agency. Daniel Gordis, a senior...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 13, 2011 02:42 AM

Media Ignore Attacks on Bethlehem Church

Pastor Khoury at desk and shown at Bethlehem’s First Baptist Church with congregants and Christian American supporter The compelling story of the First Baptist Church of Bethlehem and its pastor, Naim Khoury, unreported by the American media, has been...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 11, 2011 01:31 PM

Time Rampage

Karl Vick, Time Magazine, Jerusalem Bureau Chief Apparently, Time Magazine has decided the way to save a waning magazine is to bash the Jewish state full tilt. A September 2010 cover emblazoned with a Star of David was memorably...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 11, 2011 12:24 PM

Ha'aretz Fabricates Tear Gas Study Findings?

Since our publication last week about the contradictions and questions in the reports about the death of Jawaher Abu Rahma, more reports and yet more discrepancies are piling up, including from the New York Times (see here), Ha'aretz (here and...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 9, 2011 06:18 AM

The Economist Up to Its Old Tricks

Elliot Jager of Jewish Ideas Daily reports on the Economist's latest anti-Israel cover story. The Economist, which last spring accused Israel of afflicting its Arab population with racist traffic lights (!), employs David "Rape Israel" Landau, the former editor of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 9, 2011 01:43 AM

The Guardian's 2010 Disproportionate Coverage

The Jewish Chronicle reports: Israel was the sixth most written about country by the Guardian website in 2010, coming in front of Pakistan, Iran and Zimbabwe. The Jewish state featured in 1008 stories during the year; more than double the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 6, 2011 01:41 AM

Newsflash: Vulture Arrested in Saudi Arabia

Now that talk of the Mossad sharks seems to have died down, the Zionist vulture is all the rage. According to Arutz Sheva: [Israeli daily] Maariv said that the R65 [vulture] was caught near the home of a sheikh in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 5, 2011 01:34 PM

Copts Under Siege

The New Year’s Day attack on a church in Alexandria that claimed the lives of 23 Coptic Christians was preceded by threats against churches and individual believers in Europe and North America, raising the possibility that Coptic Christmas celebrations slated...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 4, 2011 04:05 PM

Two Years Later, Ha'aretz Too Distorted on Cast Lead

Two years after Israel's launch of Operation Cast Lead, Ha'aretz Magazine purports to take a fresh and comprehensive look at what it describes as the "opening act" of the operation, Israel's Dec. 27, 2008 attack on a Gaza City police...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 2, 2011 05:05 AM

HRW Founder: "Little Has Changed" With Group's Bias

Last year we drew attention to a remarkable Op-Ed by Robert Bernstein, in which the Human Rights Watch founder and former chairman publicly dissociated himself from the NGO's anti-Israel agenda. At the end of our article, CAMERA senior analyst Ricki...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 28, 2010 04:00 PM

No Crosses in Bethlehem, No Christmas in Baghdad

Christian and mainstream media outlets have routinely used the Christmas season as an opportunity to draw attention to the suffering of Christians living in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. In years past, Palestinian Christians have been portrayed as...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 23, 2010 12:54 PM

Why Israelis are Wary of a Peace Agreement

Time magazine and its Jerusalem correspondent Karl Vick were roundly criticized for their article alleging Israel "doesn't care about peace" because Israelis are too busy "making money" and lounging on the beach. Carlo Strenger, a self-declared liberal columnist for Israel's...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 16, 2010 01:30 PM

Jaws 5 -- Mossad Invades!

There has been a spate of shark attacks on tourists snorkeling and swimming off the coast of Egypt in recent weeks, resulting in several injuries and one death. What is the cause of these rare attacks? According to Egypt’s Governor...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 14, 2010 03:10 PM

AP Multiplies Number of Palestinians Displaced to Jordan

How many of the roughly 600,000-700,000 Palestinians who fled their homes during the Arab-Israeli war found refuge in the Jordan? If you guessed 1.8 million, you should re-read the question, a bit more closely this time. Mathematical impossibility notwithstanding, the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 13, 2010 11:15 AM

Not erroneous, but wrong: Washington Post on Mideast diplomacy

Errors of omission cause “U.S. tactics in Mideast talks criticized; Analysts say Obama should have stuck with call for settlement freeze,” a December 9 dispatch by The Washington Post’s Jerusalem bureau chief, Janine Zacharia to focus disproportionately on Israel. Disproportionate...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 10, 2010 12:14 PM

Jerusalem Post: Media "Silent" on Fatah Intransigence

The Fatah emblem An editorial in today's Jerusalem Post, which describes the uncompromising positions staked by Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah party at its recent convention, argues that the media's indifference to the group's intransigence betrays readers and perpetuates prejudice. Below...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 29, 2010 03:57 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

New Admissions by Hamas Underscore Flaws in Goldstone Report

In the wake of Israel's military incursion into Gaza on Dec. 27, 2008, the Jewish state was accused of employing indiscriminate violence against the Palestinian civilian population. The alleged evidence rested on the tally of civilian casualties reported by Palestinian...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 1, 2010 02:16 PM

Jews in Arab Countries

In a column in Ha'aretz, the head of the Education Ministry's pedagogical secretariat asserts that an Israeli who seeks a reliable depiction of past events cannot accept a mendacious historiography that portrays Jews as living prosperously and happily in Islamic...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 29, 2010 10:49 AM

New York Times reporter CAIRs about mosque

The line separating “all the news fit to print” and the oxymoron called advocacy journalism — that is, propaganda — looks blurry at The New York Times. Steven Emerson’s Investigative Project on Terrorism said on September 20 that Times reporter...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 26, 2010 03:19 PM

Hamas Militant Admits Most Palestinian Policemen in Gaza Double as Militants

Israel was widely condemned by the UN Human Rights Council, by many in the media and by human rights organizations for inflicting heavy civilian casualties in its Cast Lead military operation in Gaza from Dec. 27, 2008 to Jan....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 26, 2010 10:57 AM

Naim Ateek Lets It All Hang Out in ... Norway! (Thank You Google!)

Rev. Dr. Naim Ateek, founder of Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center at Old South Church in Boston, October, 2007 (CAMERA) Isn't the Internet wonderful? Your friend and ours, Naim Ateek, speaks in Norway. A local writer, Tor-Bjorn Nordgaard, interviews...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 20, 2010 01:17 PM

Hedy Epstein at Pilgrim UCC in Duxbury, MA

Pilgrim Church of Duxbury, part of the United Church of Christ, will be hosting a talk by Hedy Epstein on Oct. 24. The talk, which is open to the public and scheduled to begin at 11:15 a.m., is billed in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 14, 2010 03:05 PM

South African Students Respond to Singling Out of Israel

In the wake of a decision by University of Johannesburg's faculty Senate to "sever a longstanding relationship with an Israeli university unless certain conditions are met," South African university students and others are pushing back against what they call...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 13, 2010 02:10 PM

How Countries Voted on the Flotilla Report

The UN's Human Rights Council recently voted in support of the flotilla report it commissioned. And as Robin Shepherd points out, "80% of participants in latest UN rights council vote against Israel ranked 'Not Free' or only 'Partly Free' by...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 4, 2010 04:02 PM

AP Suggests Agreement Hinges on Netanyahu, Not Abbas

The Associated Press asserts today that "there is overwhelming skepticism among both Israelis and Palestinians about [Netanyahu's] ability to actually agree with Abbas on terms. " Why is the potential for Israeli and Palestinian agreement cast only in terms of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 23, 2010 04:46 PM

Helen Thomas and CAIR – a Logical Twosome

The American Thinker: Helen Thomas who had a long history of anti-Israeli, anti-Jewish rants as a White House correspondent, gets an award from CAIR [Council on American Islamic Relations]. Thomas, then 89, resigned from Hearst newspapers in June in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 21, 2010 11:18 AM

Fiction by Margaret Atwood

Celebrated poet and fiction writer Margaret Atwood, the recipient of the Dan David Prize at Tel Aviv University last May, should stick to the world of fiction. In a Sept. 17 piece in Ha'aretz, Atwood gives a so-called test...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 20, 2010 07:24 AM

Steady Drumbeat of Palestinian Incitement, Still Ignored

In the latest example of the ongoing Palestinian incitement emanating from Mahmoud Abbas' Palestinian Authority comes via a Palestinian dance troupe performing on the government-controlled PA TV, singing, "pull the trigger. . . redeem the country." Once again, the media...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 19, 2010 05:29 AM

AP: "Israeli aircraft strike Gaza as leaders convene"

Imagine you are a headline writer for the Associated Press, and you're handed a story that starts as follows: Militants launched mortar shells into Israel and Israeli jets bombed targets in Gaza on Wednesday, just as Israeli and Palestinian leaders...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 15, 2010 04:03 PM

Oren Refutes Time Claims

In a Los Angeles Times Op-Ed today, Michael Oren refutes Time Magazine's claim that Israelis, distracted by a strong economy, don't care about peace....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 15, 2010 06:30 AM

Gordis Reflects on Time: What's Acceptable in Polite Society?

Writing in the Commentary blog, Daniel Gordis weighs in the Time Magazine controversy: The German word Salonfähig doesn't have a precise English translation. The closest English can do is something along the lines of "acceptable in polite society." Salonfähig...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 12, 2010 07:46 AM

Greenway Errs on Arafat's Death

Well wishers gather at a makeshift shrine outside the Percy Military Hospital, where Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is receiving treatment, in Clamart November 10, 2004. French military doctor and hospital spokesman General Christian Estripeau announced the death of Palestinian...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 12, 2010 04:38 AM

Not Covered: Hezbollah Weapons Cache Explosion

In July we noted that media outlets which obsessively cover Israel -- such as the New York Times and Washington Post -- failed to report on Hezbollah's buildup of weapons in Lebanese civilian areas in violation of U.N. Resolution 1701....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 6, 2010 05:17 AM

Incitement Double Standard Strikes Again

PA's Karake honors the mother of four terrorists [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 28, 2010, courtesy of Palestinian Media Watch] As we noted last week, any incident whiffing of Israeli incitement, including Rabbi Ovadia Yosef's vitriolic remarks make big news, but...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 5, 2010 06:21 AM

C-SPAN, Establishment Address for Lunatic Fringe

In an article in American Thinker, CAMERA's Eric Rozenman and Myron Kaplan describe the ongoing problem of anti-Semitic callers finding a home at C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" As is often the case, a frequent anti-Israel caller is allowed to a)...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 5, 2010 03:38 AM

Washington Post Sports Reporter Suspended for Fabricated Tweet

Sports reporter Mike Wise: benched for foul play in social media The Washington Post ombudsman reports: Popular Washington Post sports columnist Mike Wise has been suspended for a month after knowingly sending a false tweet on Monday. The action...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 1, 2010 03:26 AM

Palestinians and Incitement in the Times

Yesterday's editorial in the New York Times praised the Palestinian Authority for clamping down on incitement: Palestinian authorities have clamped down on incitement, including removing imams and teachers who encourage attacks against Israelis. More can still be done. Times readers...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 31, 2010 01:01 PM

A Small Price to Pay

Fareed Zakaria concludes a recent essay in Newsweek with the admonition : "Admitting an error is a small price to pay to regain a reputation." Good point. Although he was talking about a Jewish organization, he might apply that same...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 27, 2010 04:28 PM

Mondoweiss Gets it Wrong On CAMERA

Mondoweiss is not the place most people go for accurate information about the Arab-Israeli conflict. Nevertheless CAMERA is forced to address an erroneous report posted on that site by Jeff Klein. In a post dated Aug. 23, 2010, Klein reports...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 26, 2010 02:36 PM

Fact-Checking, Then and Now

New Yorker fact-checker Virginia Heffernan reflects on the state of fact-checking, both in the old days, as well as in the present day era of Google. She concludes: In short, fact-checking has assumed radically new forms in the past 15...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 23, 2010 06:55 AM

UPDATED: Reuters Double Standard on Negotiating Stance

Can you find the two separate standards in this passage from Reuters? Israel insists it is ready for direct talks provided there are no preconditions. The Palestinians are ready provided there is a clear agenda. If you said the news...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 20, 2010 12:49 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

With Elevator Proposal, New Temple Mount Lie On the Rise

Photo by Marc Israel Sellem Every visitor to the Western Wall is familiar with the long staircase, situated next to the Aish HaTorah Yeshiva, down to the Kotel plaza from the Jewish Quarter. It's certainly memorable for those pushing...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 17, 2010 08:00 AM

Gradstein to Chair in Jewish Studies

College of Charleston has announced that former National Public Radio correspondent Linda Gradstein has been named he first Norman and Gerry Sue Arnold Distinguished Visiting Chair in Jewish Studies. In this capacity, the journalist will be teaching two courses in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 17, 2010 07:15 AM

Harvard Not Divesting from Israel

No, Harvard is not divesting from Israel. Harvard may be the home of some pretty ardent anti-Israel commentators such as Sabeel activist Hilary Rantisi (who also works as director of the Middle East Study Initiative at Harvard’s Kennedy School of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 16, 2010 12:47 PM

Hezbollah Using Mentally Handicapped Children as Human Shields?

From AP: In an interview with The Associated Press on Mount Adir, a hill overlooking the border, an officer from the military's Northern Command pointed through the summer haze at the village of Aita al-Shaab. One of its southernmost buildings,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 14, 2010 03:19 PM

Palestinians Continue to Flout Obama’s Demand to Stop Inciting

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas President Obama demanded on July 6, 2010 that the Palestinian Authority cease inciting the populace against Israel and Jews: I think it’s very important that the Palestinians not look for excuses for incitement; that they...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 12, 2010 06:06 PM

Norwegian Anti-Semitism Prompts Senator's Concern

Mads Gilbert, a Marxist and member of the Red (Rodt) Party, who endorses the "moral right" of the 9/11 terrorists to kill Americans is among the prominent anti-Israel extremists in Norway An August 3, 2010 letter from Senator Sam...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 12, 2010 01:53 PM

The New York Times Stumbles Onto the Facts..in the Op-Ed Pages

Yasir Arafat and allies in Amman, Jordan in 1970 Black September crisis The story line in the news pages of the Times is practically immutable -- that resolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict is the key to regional, if not...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 3, 2010 12:53 PM

What Will UNRWA Do?

It appears that someone working for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) sent a hostile email to Honest Reporting -- calling the organization "Dishonest Reporting." The letter complains about the "big lies of the Zionists." Honest Reporting has...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 26, 2010 12:16 PM

Israel as the Ram in the Thicket

Note: The following is a slightly edited version of an essay by CAMERA's Christian Media Analyst, Dexter Van Zile. The piece, which was originally posted on Facebook, can also be seen here and here. In the course of my work,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 23, 2010 02:31 PM

Mainstreaming Anti-Semitism on the Internet

Comment appearing in a Huffington Post talk-back thread In the on-line Jewish journal, Tablet Magazine, Lee Smith provides a compelling indictment of how "media companies are using the internet to make anti-Semitism respectable." Smith describes a growing community of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 22, 2010 04:22 PM

Palestinians Ignore President Obama’s Demand to Stop Anti-Israel Incitement

Child on PA TV: “We will be combatants and wage resistance (violence) against the Israelis” Palestinian Authority TV – controlled by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas – disregarded President Obama’s July 6, 2010 demand to stop inciting the Palestinian populace...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 22, 2010 03:10 PM

Major Media Mute About News of Hezbollah’s Human Shields in Lebanon

Menachem Jerenberg - jerenberg.blogspot.com Thus far, major mainstream media entities that heavily cover Israel – such as the New York Times and Washington Post – have been mute about the news in July of Hezbollah’s extensive use of civilians...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 22, 2010 10:37 AM

Deprived Gazans Open Luxury Mall

Elder of Ziyon has posted many pictures and a video of the new luxury Gaza Mall-- complete with indoor fountains....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 21, 2010 01:51 PM

Wacky Halper-ICAHD Commentary About the Arab-Israeli Conflict

By now, most people understand that Jeff Halper and the organization he leads, the Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions (ICAHD), are not trustworthy sources of information about the Arab-Israeli conflict. This doesn't stop him from being invited to speak to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 12, 2010 04:00 PM

And the Nominee for Norwegian Media Victim of the Year Is...

Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld So unbridled is much of the Norwegian media in leveling false charges that a special award has been created by Norwegian businessman Stray Spetalen -- himself a victim of bias. The Stray Spetalen Award recognizes the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 9, 2010 03:47 PM

CAMERA Responds to PC(USA) Vote

Breaking: The PC(USA)'s General Assembly approved a significantly altered version of the Middle East Study Committee Report. More details will follow, but here is CAMERA's response signed by CAMERA Executive Director Andrea Levin: The Committee for Accuracy In Middle East...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 9, 2010 02:25 PM

The Nation Columnist Slams The Nation Editorial

A June 21 editorial in The Nation about Israeli restrictions on Gaza draws heat in a letter-to-the-editor by, of all people, The Nation columnist Eric Alterman. Alterman, himself a harsh critic of Israel, noted Hamas's illiberal philosophy before asserting that...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 8, 2010 03:25 PM

Huffington Post Commenters Blame Jews for CNN Firing

As previously noted by CAMERA, here and here, comments by CNN Senior Middle East Editor Octavia Nasr praising former Lebanese Shiite cleric Muhammad Hussein Fadlallah reflected poorly on the credibility of CNNs Middle East coverage, prompting the network to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 8, 2010 02:07 PM

Israeli Oppression Meets Time Travel

Since 1830, Israel's occupation of the West Bank has forced Palestinians to abandon their homes and live in caves. Oh wait......

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 8, 2010 11:58 AM

CNN Fires Mideast Editor Octavia Nasr Following Controversial Tweet

CNN's Middle East editor Octavia Nasr was fired after the brouhaha surrounding her tweet mourning the death of a Hezollah leader and praising him as one of the organizations' "giants" whom she respects. According to Mediaite, an internal CNN...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 7, 2010 09:27 PM

AFP: The "Daring" Munich Massacre

An AFP photo caption identifies the Munich massacre as "daring:" A file photo of Palestinian leader Abu Daoud, taken in Damascus on December 11, 2005. Daoud, whose real name was Mohammed Daoud Odeh, was the mastermind behind the daring deadly...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 7, 2010 03:24 PM

CNN Journalist Voices Admiration for Terrorist Inciter

Several journalists have noted that CNN’s senior editor of Middle East affairs, Octavia Nasr, proclaimed her respect for Hezbollah’s spiritual guru, Ayatollah Sayyid Muhammad Husayn Fadlallah after his recent death. On her Twitter page, Nasr wrote: Sad to hear...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 6, 2010 04:42 PM

Committee Calls for Caterpillar to be "Denounced"

Gustav Niebuhr after testifying against the MESC report at the Presbyterian General Assembly in Minneapolis. (Dexter Van Zile) The Middle East Peacemaking Issues Committee of the PC(USA)’s General Assembly has started to make its recommendations regarding a number of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 5, 2010 04:30 PM

Committee Member Rejected Report for Failing to Affirm Israel's Right to Exist

The moderators of the PC(USA) who apparently have not read the Middle East Study Committee’s report on the Arab-Israeli conflict have endorsed the document, but one member of the committee that prepared the document voted against submitting it to General...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 4, 2010 11:26 PM

J Street Condemns PC(USA) Middle East Document

Rev. Mitri Raheb, a Lutheran pastor in Bethlehem and a proponent of divestment, remonstrates with J Street Vice President Rachel Lerner after she condemned the MESC report. (Dexter Van Zile) Minneapolis -- July 4, 2010 -- Rachel Lerner, vice...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 4, 2010 05:02 PM

British Judge and Jury Exonerate Anti-Israel Criminals

Robin Shepherd and Melanie Phillips comment on an outrageous judgement in southern England exonerating seven criminals who illegally entered and vandalized an arms factory that sold military equipment to Israel because they claimed their motive was to thwart Israeli...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 2, 2010 01:49 PM

A "Flaming Liberal" Explains Why She Supports Israel

On her blog, Sharon Cobb, former contributor to NBC Nightly News, explains why she, a "flaming liberal", is pro-Israel and why she gets "more grief" about it from her liberal friends than from anyone else. Yes, the Palestinians live in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 29, 2010 02:04 PM

The Irony of the Lebanese 'Aid' Ship

The anticipated Gaza "aid" ship from Lebanon, whose organizer's sentiments about Jews echo those of Helen Thomas, would do well keeping its delivery closer to home. In Beirut yesterday, thousands of Palestinian activists demonstrated demanding more rights for Palestinians in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 28, 2010 06:25 AM

Washington Post exhibits 'core issues' syndrome

Conventional wisdom insists that the “core issues” of the Arab-Israeli conflict are borders, settlements, Jerusalem, and Palestinian Arab refugees. The Washington Post offered a slight variation in “Netanyahu aide questions peace effort, Iran sanctions” in its June 23 edition. Janine...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 24, 2010 03:07 PM

Al-Aqsa TV Banned in Europe ... Or Not?

Will Hamas' Al-Aqsa TV go the way of Hezbollah's incendiary Al Manar TV -- and be taken off the air in Europe? According to a June 15 AP story by Ibrahim Barzak, Al-Aqsa TV is to cease broadcasting by...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 24, 2010 12:43 PM

Commonweal Drags Israel by the Ear

It’s a pure coincidence, but the front cover of the June 18, 2010 issue of Commonweal is appropriate in light of the publication’s editorial (subscription only) condemning Israel for its response to the flotilla that tried to break the blockade...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 21, 2010 02:35 PM

NY Times Aid Omissions

Ethan Bronner's New York Times/International Herald Tribune page-one article Friday begins: Three years after Israel and Egypt imposed an embargo on this tormented Palestinian strip, shutting down its economy, a consensus has emerged that the attempt to weaken the governing...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 13, 2010 06:20 AM

Turkish Denial About Official Ties to Flotilla Sinks

On CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS," Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu insisted: And, again, let me underline, this freedom flotilla was absolutely an NGO activity. As the Turkish government, we didn't encourage them, but it was a civilian activity. We are...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 13, 2010 04:46 AM

'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

Rabbi Faces Hate Barrage from Helen Thomas Fans

The public square may have seen the last of Helen Thomas after her "Get the hell out of Palestine" message to Israelis embarrassed her employer, the Hearst Corporation, and the White House Press Association -- which had allotted her...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 10, 2010 01:27 PM

Turkish FM, Meet Amin Abou Rashid

In denying that any of the Free Gaza flotilla passengers have links to terror groups, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was all bravado on CNN: If anybody wants, I think they should look at the list of passengers. And I...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 9, 2010 06:01 AM

Hilarion Capucci on Face Book!

Hilarion Capucci may be a convicted gun-runner, but that doesn't stop him from having his own page on Facebook....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 8, 2010 09:18 PM

“The View” Panelists Sympathize with Helen Thomas

Not everyone found Helen Thomas’ remark that Israelis “should get the hell out of Palestine” and “go home” — which she then identified as “Poland, Germany, America and everywhere else” — ignorant or anti-Semitic. Sympathy for the 89-year-old Thomas,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 8, 2010 10:17 AM

CBC Comes Up Short on Gaza Infant Mortality Rate

Barry Rubin blogs: On June 1, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) anchorman Peter Mansbridge stated that the Gaza Strip "has one of the world's highest infant mortality rates" The obvious implication: it is Israel's fault because of its sanctions. In fact,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 7, 2010 08:40 AM

At Reuters, One Knife Restored, Another Cropped

After CAMERA contacted a Reuters editor about the cropped photograph in which the knife in the hand of a Mavi Marmara passenger was cut out, Reuters posted the full, uncropped image (seen below) to its site Reuters Pictures, from which...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 7, 2010 02:44 AM

LGF Uncovers New Reuters Faux-Pas

Little Green Footballs, the blog that first uncovered the Reuters fauxtography scandal during the second Lebanon war, again raises the red flag, pointing out that Reuters cropped out a knife held in the hand of a Mavi Marmara passenger. The...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 6, 2010 02:08 PM

Turkish Photos of Beaten, Captured Soldiers

The Turkish newspaper Hurriyet has published photographs of beaten and captured soldiers on the Mavi Marmara corroborating accounts that soldiers were taken a hostage. A couple of the images are reproduced here, but click on the above Hurriyet link to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 6, 2010 04:00 AM

Helen Thomas: Jews Back to Poland, Germany

White House Correspondent Helen Thomas makes herself perfectly clear. She thinks Israelis should "get the hell out of Palestine" and go back to Poland, Germany, America "and everywhere else." H/t: Solomonia UPDATE 2:38, June 4, 2010: Helen Thomas is a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 4, 2010 01:23 PM

Non-Violence Training from the Free Gaza Movement

When Greta Berlin, a leader of the Free Gaza Movement appeared on CNN yesterday (June 1, 2010) she stated that the activists involved in the "humanitarian" flotilla were trained in how to respond non-violently to an Israeli boarding of their...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 2, 2010 03:07 PM

Danish Report: No Food Crisis in Gaza

Elder of Ziyon provides a translation of a first-hand account by Danish reporter Steffen Jensen of the non-existent humanitarian crisis in Gaza which has international activists risking their lives illegally running a blockade: Judging from the media, the situation in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 2, 2010 07:41 AM

All Aboard -- Muslim Brotherhood, Salafists, Hezbollah Journalist

MEMRI has published a must-read who's who list of participants in this week's flotilla hailing from Egypt, Yemen, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, and beyond -- senior members of the Muslim Brotherhood, a former employee of Hezbollah's Al Manar network (deemed a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 2, 2010 03:51 AM

Gelb on Legality of Stopping the Ships

Writing in the Daily Beast, Leslie Gelb reiterates what we've noted about the legality of Israel's decision to blockade and interdict shipping to Gaza. Israel had every right under international law to stop and board ships bound for the Gaza...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 1, 2010 07:56 PM

CNN Coverage Among the Worst?

As footage plays in the background of Israeli soldiers being violently attacked by gangs of passengers, CNN outrageously suggests there is no clear evidence Israelis were attacked. Read about it, and see the video here. (An online contact form for...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 1, 2010 10:50 AM

B'Tselem Blinded by Testimony Double Standard

B'Tselem's press release concerning the Gaza Flotilla clash states: The IDF Spokesperson claims that extreme violence was used against the soldiers by activists on the boat. This information is based solely on statements of soldiers. However, before reaching conclusions,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 1, 2010 03:29 AM

A Simple Test of Ethical Journalism on Gaza Naval Operation

When you open up (or direct your browser to) your favorite newspaper on Tuesday morning, will its story on the violence aboard the Mavi Marmara accurately and prominently describe the contents of the videos shown here? If not — if,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 31, 2010 06:17 PM

Portrait of a Cutting Edge Humanitarian Activist

One of the combatants on Mavi Marmara, from NRG...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 31, 2010 02:43 PM

Reuters Corrects: The Wounded Was Israeli

Following communication with CAMERA, Reuters commendably corrected an erroneous headline for the photo pictured here which appeared in the photo service available to clients. The erroneous headline misidentified an Israeli soldier, wounded in the violent confrontation on the Gaza...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 31, 2010 08:17 AM

Free Gaza 'Peace Activists' Turn Violent

An Israeli soldier, injured while intercepting the Gaza flotilla, was evacuated by his comrades today (Alex Rozkovsky/Reuters) The Free Gaza flotilla, described by the Wall Street Journal and others in the media as peace activists, has been overtaken by...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 31, 2010 04:53 AM

CIF Watch Exposes Guardian's Manipulation of Document

The Jerusalem Post reports on a study my media monitors CIF Watch which find that Chris McGreal's report on an alleged Israeli offer to sell nuclear arms to apartheid South Africa manipulated a key document: In an analysis, CIF Watch...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 31, 2010 04:21 AM

Another false divestment report?

Yesterday Israeli papers reported that the German Deutsche Bank divested from the Israeli company Elbit, but could this be another false tale of BDS success? A Reuters report suggests that this is the case....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 31, 2010 03:44 AM

Gaza Flotilla Updates

Don't miss these critical updates about the delayed Gaza flotilla, due to arrive today: 1) Mere Rhetoric: Israel Publishes Travel Guide for Pro-Hamas Freedom Flotilla 2) Elder of Zion: Today's Free Gaza Lies (on the amount of aid they are...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 30, 2010 02:37 AM

Wall Street Journal Misleads Readers on Gaza Flotilla

Ha'aretz's Amos Harel and Avi Issacharoff correctly note that the pro-Palestinian activists attempting to sail to Gaza are engaged mostly in "a battle of public relations that is meant to strike a blow at Israel." The flotilla is organized to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 28, 2010 03:48 PM

Who Owns Jerusalem?

Dr. Jacques Gauthier, an expert in international law, has devoted twenty-five years of study to the subject of who holds primary rights to and ownership of Jerusalem. His conclusion, laid out in a 1,300 page PhD dissertation with 3000...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 28, 2010 01:14 PM

Eldar Admits: Not Private Palestinian Land After All

Days after Ha'aretz's Amira Hass acknowledged that she printed misinformation supplied by her Palestinian source, her colleague Akiva Eldar admits that he was wrong on so-called Palestinian private land. He writes today: In a column on June 6, 2009,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 25, 2010 06:06 AM

Eldad Yaniv Mismaps Zionism and Settlements

"Zionists are not settlers. Zionists are not racists" is the online headline of an Op-Ed in Ha'aretz today by Israeli attorney Eldad Yaniv, author of the National Left Manifest, who unfortunately errs about Zionism and settlements. In an effort to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 25, 2010 05:04 AM

Michael Scheuer's Rants

Michael Scheuer's years as a CIA officer seem to have gained him a pass from some members of the media who would otherwise shun him for the anti-Jewish and anti-Israel bigotry he openly espouses. Editors, bookers and producers should...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 24, 2010 05:00 PM

Eldar Not to Be Confused with the Facts

In a May 21 article ironically entitled "Don't confuse us with facts," Ha'aretz's Akiva Eldar writes: a new study about psychological obstacles to solving the conflict shows that the average Israeli doesn't want to know the facts. . . ....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 24, 2010 07:17 AM

Peres' Office Responds to Guardian Report

A front-page article in the Guardian today claims to reveal how apartheid-era documents prove that Israel offered to sell nuclear weapons to the apartheid regime of South Africa. The office of President Peres, who was named by the Guardian as...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 24, 2010 06:10 AM

Ilana Hammerman, Between Heaven and 'Land of Judea'

Palestinians Aya and Yasmin in Tel Aviv (photo by Ilana Hammerman) Ilana Hammerman, writing in Ha'aretz, describes her illegal escapades with three young Palestinian woman from the West Bank whom she smuggles into Israel for a day of fun....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 23, 2010 08:02 AM

Gaza Opens Olympic Size Swimming Pool

The Palestinian Maan News Agency reports that an Olympic-sized swimming pool has opened in the Gaza Strip. This development raises a key questions that reporters should keep in mind: 1) News reports constantly remind us about the cement shortages in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 23, 2010 04:56 AM

Another Inaccurate Report from Gaza MD Officials

Weaponry found on the two Gaza fighters killed Friday (photos from IDF) Continuing a pattern earlier seen here and here, Gaza medical officials continue to feed the media inaccurate information about casualties. The Palestinian Maan News Agency reports: Two...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 23, 2010 02:41 AM

All the News That's Fit to Print at the New York Times?

Update: The Times did publish an article on the subject the day after this post went up. The piece did not make it into its internet listing until today. The fact that it took several days for the paper...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 18, 2010 04:51 PM

Hass' Mea Culpa

In a rare acknowledgment of error, Ha'aretz's Amira Hass today acknowledges that an earlier report she wrote was mistaken, thanks to her Palestinian source who lied: A mistaken report needs to be corrected. Two weeks ago I wrote about...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 17, 2010 05:51 AM

Former PLO Ambassador Calls Arab Journalist 'Traitor'

Abu Toameh: Accused of being a 'traitor' for reporting on Palestinian corruption and violence The Australian reports that Ali Kazak, a former PLO Ambassador to Australia, has labeled Israeli Arab journalist Khaled Abu Toameh a "traitor" for reporting on...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 17, 2010 03:12 AM

New Revelations about Old City in Ha'aretz Editorial

Ha'aretz: The Jewish Quarter is a "disputed area disputed area . . . on the agenda during negotiations with the Palestinians" Ha'aretz readers were treated to an eye-opening editorial on Thursday about the Israeli government's alleged incitement concerning Jerusalem....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 16, 2010 04:23 AM

National Geographic Parting With the Truth

Uri Goldflam blogs at CIC Scene about the "inaccuracies and downright lies" in the April 2010 National Geographic article "Parting the Waters." Goldflam writes: To drive the message [about Israel allegedly stealing Palestinian water] home – a picture of the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 16, 2010 03:54 AM

Gil Troy Addresses "Narrative Imbalance" on Jerusalem

In a recent blog post, McGill professor Gil Troy does a good job trying to explain, for those who might not understand, Eli Wiesel's (and others') passionate feelings about Jerusalem. While doing so, he mentions a "narrative imbalance" about the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 12, 2010 10:30 AM

How Long Will Goldstone Keep Lying?

Wednesday of last week Yediot Achronot published a promotional piece for a bigger upcoming article which ran in the weekend magazine. The subject: Richard Goldstone's past as an apartheid era South African judge who sentenced prisoners to death. Ha'aretz...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 11, 2010 07:06 AM

Ha'aretz's Marcus: Golan, "Simply a Lovely Area," Devoid of Jewish History

While Op-Ed writers are certainly entitled -- and should -- voice their opinions for or against Israel's relinquishing of the Golan Heights to Syria, they are not entitled to misrepresent history. Ha'aretz's Yoel Marcus did just that in his column...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 11, 2010 04:08 AM

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

Abbas on Hamas Threat in West Bank

Hamas fighters relax in PA building after Gaza takeover Too often, the media fail to acknowledge that Israeli wariness about possible changes to the West Bank status quo is, to a great extent, tied to concerns over the what could...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 6, 2010 05:15 PM

Ha'aretz, Holier Than the Pope

Ha'aretz's reaction to the visit of an Israeli Arab delegation with Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi revealed just how tenuous the media outlet's grip on reality is. The delegation's harsh condemnation by those on the right of the Israeli political...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on May 4, 2010 04:48 AM

Ethan Bronner Reveals the Deal on Journalism in the Middle East.

Ethan Bronner, Jerusalem Bureau Chief for the New York Times at Brandeis in February (Photo: Dexter Van Zile) One of the biggest problems with coverage of the Arab-Israeli conflict is the failure of journalists to acknowledge and correct for...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 29, 2010 03:47 PM

A Memory of Jews in Morocco

As we've noted twice before, the Associated Press misleadingly tends towards phrases like "warm times" to describe the relationship between Jews and Muslims in Morocco. In yesterday's Jerusalem Post, a more somber and honest picture was sketched: Only in later...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 29, 2010 01:34 PM

LA Times Wrong on JNF Land

In an interview yesterday with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, the Los Angeles Times' Edmund Sanders repeats a false canard about Jewish National Fund land in Israel: But doesn't the Jewish National Fund control most of the land in Israel and...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 28, 2010 06:34 AM

Hamas: Gideon Levy, A Rare Voice of Courage, Bravery

Hamas' Al-Qassem Web site has published an interview with Gideon Levy and praised the non-Arabic speaking Ha'aretz correspondent for the Palestinian areas as "a rare voice of courage and bravery." Levy, among other statements such as calling Israeli soldiers...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 28, 2010 05:29 AM

LA Times and the New/Old Phenomenon of 'Moderate' Hamas

Gazan hairdresser Barakat al-Ghoul, forced by Hamas to stop cutting women's hair (AP) The Los Angeles Times reports what it believes to be a revelation: Hamas, the Palestinian faction viewed by many in the West as a nest of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 25, 2010 07:21 AM

Wikipedia Update: Blood Libel Removed

A couple of weeks ago, we drew attention to a Wikipedia article claiming that Israelis, who are known for sexual exploitation of children, harvested and sold Haitian organs. It seems that this time, and for now, Wikipedia's flawed "everyone-is-an-editor" system...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 23, 2010 04:43 PM

AP Photographer Wins Award for Gaza Coverage

AP photographer Khalil Hamra has been awarded the The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award 2009 by the Overseas Press Club for his images of the winter 2008-09 war between Israel and Hamas. The OPC commended Hamra: Khalil Hamra’s pictures of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 22, 2010 06:27 AM

Yemini Takes Out Blau's Assassinations Article

In his 2008 article in Ha'aretz, Israeli journalist Uri Blau used illegally obtained military documents obtained by soldier Anat Kamm to accuse the army of committing war crimes and violating a High Court ruling by assassinating West Bank terrorists. As...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 18, 2010 08:22 AM

Comedy Channeling C-SPAN

Open letter to Jon Stewart, host and executive producer of the Daily Show on Comedy Central (Monday through Thursday, 11:00 PM ET). Dear Mr. Stewart: Your popular Daily Show often tackles current news items with clever, caustic humor. In this...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 14, 2010 10:06 AM

Al Dura, A Fitting 'Catharsis' for Rivera, the Palestinian-ist

CAMERA has posted another analysis in which Fox's Geraldo Rivera cites his dubious Zionist credentials to launch an assault against Israel. Much has also been made about Rivera's March 13, 2002 declaration that "I'm also becoming a Palestinian-ist." A...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 14, 2010 03:05 AM

Wikipedia: Israelis, Notorious for Sexual Exploitation of Children, Traffic Haitian Organs

CAMERA has on a number of occasions commented on the problems with Wikipedia when it comes to articles about the Arab-Israeli conflict. See, for example, "How and Why to Edit Wikipedia" and "The Wild West of Wikipedia." But a picture...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 9, 2010 03:02 PM

Resurrection Miracle in Gaza, Part II

From Maan News Agency and Ynet we learn of yet another resurrected Palestinian, back from the dead after having been murdered by the Zionists. For details about the earlier resurrection of Muhammad al-Harrani, see here....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on April 6, 2010 02:32 AM

HRW Still Ducks Garlasco and Stork Questions

The revelations in September 2009 that Human Rights Watch military investigator Marc Garlasco is an avid collector of Nazi memorabilia and author of a book on the subject prompted notable defensiveness and stonewalling by an organization devoted to challenging the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 29, 2010 11:01 AM

Another Day, Another Lousy Ha'aretz Headline

Ha'aretz has a problem with settler-related headlines that fail to match the information in the stories they accompany. Two days ago it was the settler clash that didn't happen. Today we have: So while the headline claims "Judge says settlers...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 24, 2010 09:17 AM

Pollster: Ha'aretz Misrepresented Obama Poll

It seems that we have a Ha'aretz trifecta today (see here and here). In the third strike, the Jerusalem Post reports today ("Haaretz fiddled with Obama poll"): Haaretz misled readers to give the impression that an overwhelming majority of Israelis...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 22, 2010 05:11 AM

Revelation for Gideon Levy

In his column yesterday, Gideon Levy misleads: And we must not forget that this huge building project in Jerusalem [Ramat Shlomo] is for Jews only; not one Palestinian neighborhood has been built in 43 years of occupation. Should that not...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 22, 2010 04:47 AM

Lousy Headline of the Day

Ha'aretz's yesterday top page 2 headline was: The article itself reads: A 16-year-old Palestinian was killed yesterday near Nablus when Israeli soldiers fired rubber-coated bullets on demonstrators as riots continued throughout the West Bank. Another youth was critically injured in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 22, 2010 03:43 AM

Israelis Racist Against White Males?

Hardly ten days after the New York Times bureau chief in Jerusalem told Chris Matthews that purported Israeli "racism" is part of why Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden are, according to bureau chief Ethan Bronner, more popular in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 19, 2010 10:30 AM

Hamas Leader's Anti-Semitic Rant Ignored

Chances are, you don't know of Hamas's latest anti-Semitic rant. That's because, with rare exception, the Western media did not report what senior Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahar said about the Jews to a Palestinian conference on March 15, 2010: You...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 18, 2010 01:44 PM

Media Outlets Ignore Palestinian TV’s Incitement to Violence Against Israel

Palestinian Chairman Mahmoud Abbas Media outlets largely ignore the incitement to violence against Israel perpetrated by official Palestinian Authority TV, which is controlled by Palestinian Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. Prominent newspapers, like the New York Times and Washington Post, which...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 17, 2010 06:08 PM

An Answer to the Question of "Vastly Different Approaches"

Walter Russell Mead As we noted in an early Snapshots blog post, Danny Seaman wonders "why ... the media adopt such vastly different approaches" when reporting on Israel, as compared to the rest of the conflict-filled world. Walter Russell Mead...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 11, 2010 11:55 AM

EUobserver's Misobservation on Palestinian Civilian Casualties

EUobserver.com bills itself as "[e]ditorially independent, open-minded and balanced" and "the trusted source of EU related news and information across the European Union." It was therefore disappointing to see this wildly inflated figure for Palestinian civilian casualties given in a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 10, 2010 04:29 AM

NYT's Dowd Dazzled by Saudis

Not that anyone expects deep thoughts from Maureen Dowd on the Middle East, but her March 3 column ("Loosey, Goosey Saudi") was a notable collection of inanities about social reform in Saudi Arabia. True, she says, King Abdullah may...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 3, 2010 05:09 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

Media Whitewashes Dubai Police Chief's Statement

Police Chief Tamim: Passport personnel will be trained about Jewish features and names Western media report statements by Dubai Police Chief Dahi Khalfan Tamim dealing with the new prohibition of anyone suspected of being Israeli from entering the UAE,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on March 2, 2010 02:45 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

Ha'aretz's J Street Promotions, Con't

You got to give them points for consistency. Ha'aretz has systematically ignored substantive criticism of J Street's policies, methods and funding, and so it comes as no surprise that the paper ignores the latest development in the reported snub of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 22, 2010 03:46 AM

Buried Facts Around Cemetery Controversy

Saree Makdisi, a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times Op-Ed page who calls for the dissolution of the Jewish state of Israel, argued Feb. 12 against the Simon Weisenthal's planned Museum of Tolerance, slated to be built over a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 21, 2010 04:38 AM

William "Slaughter the Settlers" Bapthorpe Is Back

William Bapthorpe, a below the line commenter on the Guardian's Comment is Free who was eventually banned after having commented that settlers "must be slaughtered, every last man, woman and child," is back. He writes under the new name LavartisProdeo,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 21, 2010 04:13 AM

CAMERA's Campus Fellow in Arizona Exposes "Apartheid Week" in Op-Ed

An excerpt from CAMERA campus fellow Aaron Jacobs' guest column in the Arizona Daily Wildcat, University of Arizona's student newspaper: It’s countries like Iran, Jordan, Syria and Saudi Arabia that should be criticized for the lack of rights their citizens...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 19, 2010 05:11 PM

"What Often Happens to Israel's Critics"?

Andrew Sullivan, in a series of recent posts his blog The Daily Dish, purports to describe "What often happens to Israel's critics." What happens, we're meant to believe, is that these critics are met by little more than "smears...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 18, 2010 05:50 PM

Palestinian TV Preaches Hatred of Jews

Palestinian Chairman Abbas’ TV Preaches Hatred of Jews While the major news media generally portray Palestinian Authority leadership as moderate (sharply contrasting it with that of Hamas), the PA continues to provide for the indoctrination of Palestinian Arabs –...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 16, 2010 03:43 PM

More Evidence of Goldstone Commissioner's Bias

Desmond Travers, one of the four commissioners responsible for the Human Rights Council's "Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict," or the Goldstone Report, had previously revealed his bad faith by arguing during his "investigation" that Israeli soldiers are...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 10, 2010 02:56 PM

Iranian Turtlenauts, Syrian Threats

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman's comments warning of a possible war with Syria have received wide coverage in the news media. Comments from Syria and Iran have received much less attention. On Feb. 4, 2010, Syrian foreign minister Walid...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 5, 2010 11:59 AM

Financial Times of London's Bias Against Israel Attracts Attention

Cartoon appearing on the Financial Times' Rachman blog The Financial Times of London (FT) is a prominent business-oriented newspaper with an international reach. Over the years its slanted coverage of the Arab-Israeli conflict has attracted notice. Two recent pieces...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 3, 2010 11:46 AM

Gearing Up for Another Season of Anti-Zionism in the PC(USA)

By now it’s axiomatic that most of the people in the Presbyterian Church (USA) object to the obsession the denomination’s peace activists have for the alleged sins of Israel, the Jewish state. Most Presbyterians sense there is something unseemly about...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 2, 2010 01:18 PM

Enderlin's Latest Cover-Ups Attempts

Responding to Reuven Pehatzur's Jan. 24, 2010 Op-Ed recapping evidence pointing to the staged killing of Mohammed Al Dura, France 2's Charles Enderlin writes in a letter in Ha'aretz today: Regarding "Mohammed is not dead," January 24, by Reuven...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 2, 2010 03:59 AM

All Aspects of the Aftonbladet Affair

JCPA publishes "The Aftonbladet Organ-Trafficking Accusations against Israel: A Case Study" by Swedish scholar Mikael Tossavainen, detailing all of the players (including CAMERA), and concluding: Yet the big losers from the affair appear to be Aftonbladet itself, the Swedish government...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on February 1, 2010 04:54 AM

Goldstone Ignores His Own Evidence about Flour Mill

An image from UNITAR of the Al Badr flour mill contradicting Goldstone's report that Israel targeted the facility with an air strike In an open letter, CAMERA challenged Judge Richard Goldstone on his findings that Israel deliberately targeted the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 31, 2010 04:31 AM

What the AP Doesn't Say about the Palestinians and the Holocaust

In her article about the controversy among Jews and Arabs surrounding an Israeli Arab MK's trip to Auschwitz today, AP's Diaa Hadid reports: The conflict over the Holocaust dates back to the founding of Israel in 1948. At this...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 27, 2010 07:19 AM

Media’s “Hard-Line” on Israel’s Prime Minister

Characterized as "hard-line" .....Not characterized as "hard-line" Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, who has called for immediate negotiations without preconditions and expressed acceptance of a Palestinian state that would not threaten Israel's security, is nevertheless often pejoratively called “hard-line”...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 26, 2010 10:24 AM

AFP Whitewashes Ahmadinejad's Holocaust Denial

In an article today, Agence France Presse whitewashes Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's Holocaust denial, stating: Ahmadinejad has earned the wrath of Israel and Western powers for repeatedly refusing to acknowledge the scale of the Holocaust . . . ("Iran hails Mauritania's...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 26, 2010 06:25 AM

Praise for The Case For Israel

Yair Lapid, a popular and influential Israeli journalist, praises The Case For Israel, a documentary with Alan Dershowitz, (produced by DocEmet with support from CAMERA). In his weekend column in the Yediot Achronot magazine "Shiva Yamim," he wrote: I...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 26, 2010 02:32 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

Dry Bones On Haiti, Israel and the Media

Dry Bones weighs in on Haiti, Israel and the media: See also this related article in the Marker today....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 25, 2010 05:08 AM

Pedatzur on Israel's Al-Dura Blunder

Reuven Pedatzur revisits the Mohammed Al Dura case today in Ha'aretz, and slams the Israeli Foreign Ministry for failing to challenge the widely reported version of events. He reminds readers of the holes in France 2's story: The cameraman's...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 24, 2010 07:45 AM

A Small Sign of Hope

"Violence in God's name is not only an obvious corruption of Scripture, it demonstrates an appalling disregard for the loving and just God who commands us to live together in peace. What is especially painful is that this recent violence...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 22, 2010 05:40 PM

Are Anti-Jewish Commenters at the Huffington Post Being Given Preference?

Arianna Huffington - Founder of the Huffington Post A disturbing investigative piece published on the internet site Front Page Magazine exposes how the Huffington Post is allowing rabid anti-Israel and anti-Jewish commenters to repeatedly post comments. The piece provides...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 22, 2010 04:38 PM

ISM's Understanding of "Non-Violence" Includes Murder?

The International Solidarity Movement's repeated references to "nonviolent" resistance — on their About Us page alone the word is used eight times — has always been suspect. After all, the extremist group's co-founders Huwaida Arraf and Adam Shapiro clearly...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 21, 2010 10:51 AM

Kairos Gets Its Close-Up

The controversy in Canada provoked by a speech given by Jason Kenney, Canadian Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism in December needs a bit of unpacking, particularly in light of recent Ynet article which stated that the Canadian government had...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 20, 2010 11:59 AM

C-SPAN Responds! Well, Not Exactly

C-SPAN Executives Susan Swain and Brian Lamb As Jeffrey Goldberg has discovered, communicating with C-SPAN executives about their network having become a platform for anti-Semites to spew hatred isn't easy. Unlike virtually every other media outlet, C-SPAN refuses to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 15, 2010 06:19 PM

Blaming Jews (and Only Jews) for the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Walter Brueggemann Walter Brueggemann, a giant in the world of Old Testament theology and interpretation, has affirmed the notion that the Arab-Israeli conflict is solely the fault of the Jews. Such an assertion will be met with disbelief from...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 15, 2010 01:09 PM

Will CMEP Rise to Object? (Are You Serious?)

CMEP Executive Director Warren Clark In 2007, when the Israeli government initiated badly needed repairs the ramp leading up to the Temple Mount near the Dung Gate, a so-called peacemaking group, Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) sent a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 15, 2010 12:08 PM

Bogus Livni Quote, More Egg in HRW's Face

NGO Monitor's blog observes that Human Rights Watch rings in the new year with more egg in its face -- this time the use of a distorted quote by Tzipi Livni to paint Israelis as war criminals. Attributing vile bogus...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 13, 2010 04:35 AM

Boston Globe Corrects Geographical Error

CAMERA staff prompted the following correction in the Boston Globe today: Error (Boston Globe, AP, 1/12/10): The [planned fence on the Israeli-Egyptian border] would come in addition to a massive fence that surrounds the Hamas-controlled Gaza frontier with the West...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 13, 2010 03:49 AM

Veteran Guardian Commenter Calls for "Slaughter" of Jewish Settlers

The Guardian asserts on its Community Standards page that Participants who seriously, persistently or wilfully ignore the community standards, participation guidelines or terms and conditions will have their posting privileges for all guardian.co.uk community areas withdrawn. And among the community...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 12, 2010 04:41 PM

Paul Merkley Weighs in on Canadian Church Scene

Scholar Paul Merkley Paul Merkley, professor emeritus in history at Carleton University in Ottawa, and the author of numerous texts including American Presidents, Religion and Israel (Praeger, 2004) has authored a detailed assessment of anti-Zionism in Christian churches in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 12, 2010 02:21 PM

Israel's Response to Goldstone Out in 2 Weeks

The Israeli daily Ma'ariv reports today that the Israeli army will publish its investigation concerning the Goldstone Report allegations of Israeli war crimes during last winter's Operation Cast Lead. The article states (CAMERA's translation): An IDF report, including investigations of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 12, 2010 07:51 AM

Hamas Confirms: Member Killed in 'Work Accident'

The Palestinian Maan News Agency reports that Hamas admits that one of its members was killed in a so-called "work accident" yesterday (ie, while preparing a bomb), and not in an Israeli air strike, as the group had earlier claimed:...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 12, 2010 07:29 AM

PS on NY Times And "Footnotes in Gaza"

While the New York Times ran a puff piece by Patrick Cockburn on cartoonist Joe Sacco's "Footnotes in Gaza," the International Herald Tribune (owned by the Times) ran a commendable critical review today. The AP piece, by Marcus Brogden, details:...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 11, 2010 05:10 AM

Coptic Christians Murdered in Egypt, Peacemakers Silent (So Far)

Several Coptic Christians were murdered in Egypt today (Jan. 7, 2010) after attending a midnight mass for Christmas. The Middle East Council of Churches, which allegedly represents and looks out for the interests of Christians in the region has, as...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 7, 2010 03:53 PM

Ha'aretz's "Jews Only" Road Rage

Ha'aretz once again misleads readers, promoting the false canard about West Bank roads for "Jews only." An article today by Yair Ettinger mentions a petition filed by residents of Beit Hanina against a decision to build a new road linking...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 6, 2010 08:37 AM

Norwegian FM Backtracks on Praise for Gilbert Book

Ha'aretz reports today: Norway's foreign minister has distanced himself from claims that Israel perpetrated a "merciless massacre" in Gaza, after Israeli and Norwegian politicians criticized his praise for a book accusing Israel of willfully murdering civilians en masse. "All Foreign...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 6, 2010 07:08 AM

Israeli AG Backs Soldiers Against Bakri

Ha'aretz reports today: In an unusual move, Attorney General Menachem Mazuz said yesterday he supports the five IDF soldiers who have sued actor and filmmaker Mohammad Bakri for his film "Jenin, Jenin." Some of the Palestinians interviewed in the film...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 6, 2010 06:31 AM

Palestinian Terrorists Honored by President Abbas

The December 24, 2009 murderers of Rabbi Meir Avshalom Hai, a 45-year old Israeli father of seven children, have been declared to be “Holy Martyrs” by Mahmoud Abbas and his Palestinian Authority. This information comes via Palestinian Media Watch...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 5, 2010 10:27 AM

European Media Runs With Latest Unsubstantiated Claims

In the aftermath of the debunked Aftonbladet blood libel and the Guardian blue baby affair, the European media is again publishing apparently unsubstantiated allegations concerning Israeli conduct. Ha'aretz reports: The Italian New Weapons Committee accuses Israel of contaminating Gaza land...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 5, 2010 05:46 AM

AP Photographer Discusses Lebanon Shots

This AP photo by Ben Curtis was one of many featuring toys, including multiple Mickey Mouse dolls, appearing in the rubble during the 2006 Lebanon war AP photographer Ben Curtis is interviewed by New York Times blogger Errol Morris...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 5, 2010 05:09 AM

"All of Them, They Are Civilians Now"

A year ago, Jan. 2, 2009, during Operation Cast Lead, CNN's Gaza producer Talal Abu Rahma said about Hamas: Hamas, they are under cover, all of them they are civilians now, you don’t see any militants around you, even the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 5, 2010 02:18 AM

Koch to Carter On Forgiveness

Ed Koch (Getty Images) Like CAMERA, former New York Mayor Ed Koch sent a letter to Jimmy Carter asking the former president to follow up on his request for forgiveness from the Jewish people with concrete actions. Koch, a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on January 5, 2010 01:41 AM

UNRWA's John Ging Exaggerates Gaza Destruction

First it was Jimmy Carter and then came Gideon Levy. Now UNRWA's John Ging jumps on the bandwagon, wildly exaggerating the number of Gaza homes destroyed and damaged during Israel's Operation Cast Lead. A Dec. 29, 2009 UN News Centre...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 30, 2009 02:40 PM

Rundown on the Silencing of Darwish at Princeton

A few weeks after Nonie Darwish, Egyptian, former Muslim and founder of Arabs for Israel, was prevented from speaking at Princeton University, Princeton's Conservative paper, The Princeton Tory, published a piece detailing what caused the last minute cancellation of Darwish's...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 30, 2009 07:45 AM

AP Photo Caption Errs on Roads "For Jews"

Rehashing an old canard (see here and here) that there are "Jews only" West Bank roads, an AP photo caption from yesterday reads: FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 4, 2008 file photo, Palestinian, Israeli and foreign protesters run from...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 30, 2009 07:08 AM

Guardian Corrects -- Modi'in Not a Settlement

Earlier we noted that an article by Rachel Shabi in the Guardian incorrectly referred to Modi'in, a city in central Israel close to the Green Line, as a "settlement." In response to reader feedback, including from many Modi'in residents who...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 30, 2009 05:08 AM

Goldstone Again Plays "Attacking the Messenger" Card

Once again, Judge Richard Goldstone attempts to evade substantive criticism of his Gaza report by playing the "they're attacking the messenger" card. In an interview with the New Statesman today, Goldstone states: There has definitely been a consistent effort to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 30, 2009 04:41 AM

Gideon Levy, Year of Shame

Ha'aretz's Gideon Levy marks the one year anniversary of Operation Cast Lead in the best way he knows how -- condemning Israel with wild exaggerations. One year ago he exaggerated the number of Palestinian civilians killed, and now he wildly...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 28, 2009 03:23 AM

Palestinian Kairos Document -- "The Tail Wagging the Dog"

As reported previously, a group of Palestinian Christians recently issued a document calling on churches in the United States to support the ongoing effort to isolate Israel from the community of nations by assisting in the boycott, divestment and sanctions...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 27, 2009 09:15 PM

Guardian Remaps Israel -- Modi'in Is a Settlement

As if to prove our point about the Guardian, which so "frequently distorts the conflict," Rachel Shabi's article today ("Gaza ceasefire in jeopardy as six Palestinians are shot") refers to the "huge Israeli settlement at Modiin." With some 70,000 people,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 27, 2009 08:19 AM

When Organ Harvesting Is Under the Radar

CAMERA notes Aftonbladet's uninterest in the organ harvesting of impoverished Palestinians in Jordan and Maurice Ostroff remarks on international ennui concerning organ harvesting in China, India, Britain and Africa. Ostroff asks: How does one explain the glaring difference between the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 27, 2009 04:37 AM

Other False Headlines Remain After Guardian Correction

As noted below, the reliably anti-Israel Guardian has, to its credit, corrected a misleading headline about Israel, which it blamed on a "serious editing error." While this is slightly encouraging news, it hardly suggests that the British newspaper is committed...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 23, 2009 11:35 AM

The J Street-Saudi Connection

Lenny Ben-David's latest investigative report about the (sometimes) self-proclaimed pro-Israel J Street organization examines the Saudi-Arab-American Institute-J Street nexus and raises more questions than answers....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 23, 2009 07:18 AM

How Carter Can Get Forgiveness

Ha'aretz reports that Former President Jimmy Carter has asked American Jews for forgiveness for "stigmatizing Israel": Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter has apologized to the American Jewish community for 'stigmatizing Israel' and asked for forgiveness for his actions, the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 22, 2009 03:34 AM

National Geographic’s Distorted View of Israel Persists

Islam’s Dome of the Rock is the signature imagery of this National Geographic TV one-hour documentary originally aired in 2007 The film's serious flaws remain unchanged in the December 15, 2009 prime-time re-broadcast just as in the previous 2009...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 21, 2009 10:36 AM

LA Times Whitewashes Opposition to Gaza Wall

Construction of the underground wall between Egypt and Gaza (AP photo by Eyad Baba) A new underground wall is going up along one of Gaza's borders, and Jimmy Carter's confusion notwithstanding, it's not the border with Israel. In fact,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 21, 2009 05:31 AM

Kramer Catches Extra Zero in Goldstone Report

The Goldstone Report falsehoods keep on rolling in. Martin Kramer asks, "Between Goldstone and Gaza, What's One More Zero"? I've been reading through the part of the Goldstone Report treating the economic impact of Operation Cast Lead—a part that hasn't...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 13, 2009 03:39 AM

C-SPAN President's CAMERA Shy Reaction

Susan Swain, C-SPAN’s president and co-chief executive officer, hosting a November 5 broadcast of Washington Journal, shied away from a CAMERA-related question at the end of a rare call aired (at 9:58 AM) containing historically valid points about the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 10, 2009 03:20 PM

Palestinian Group Blasts Hamas; Washington Post Misses News

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) condemned “external travel restrictions imposed on the population” by the Gaza Strip’s Hamas rulers. It said Palestinian police on December 7 “prevented 37 patients and their companions from heading towards the [Erez] crossing...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 9, 2009 05:15 PM

Judge Rules Against "Fact" TV Show

Ilana Dayan, of "Uvdah" ("Fact"), likely to appeal Ha'aretz reports an important development in the story of Captian R, an Israeli soldier accused (and later cleared) of having "confirmed the kill" of a Palestinian girl in 2004: Captain R.,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 9, 2009 02:23 AM

More Detail on Olmert's Offer

First there was Mahmoud Abbas's acknowledgment that Ehud Olmert offered him a state (and more). Then came Olmert's more-detailed description of the offer. And still, as with Ehud Barak's earlier peace offer, Olmert's rebuffed attempt to make peace with the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 8, 2009 04:51 PM

Judge Goldstone Responds to CAMERA's Letter

Justice Goldstone has consistently tried to defend his eponymous report from criticism by claiming that "no one has been able to show any error of substance in the report nor any of its findings" (see, for example, South Africa's Sunday...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 7, 2009 05:58 PM

Anti-Israel Boycott Proposal Costs NTNU Funded Professorship

Former NTNU Donor Olav Thon Anti-Israel activists at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway, have cost the university the support of one of its most prominent donors, real estate and hotel magnate Olav Thon,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 7, 2009 03:41 PM

PCHR's "Civilians" -- The Movie

CAMERA and the Institute for Counter-Terrorism have published detailed analyses showing how the Palestinian Center for Human Rights wrongly labeled numerous Palestinian Cast Lead casualties as "civilian." Now Elder of Ziyon blogger brings us the video....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 6, 2009 04:56 AM

CiF Watch Exposes the Tooth Fairy of the Naqab

Google map showing 15 minute drive from Qasr al-Sir to Dimona, courtesy of CiF Watch CiF Watch blog (which monitors the Comment Is Free section of the Guardian) has ripped apart Ben White's Dec. 3 article about Israel's allegedly...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 6, 2009 02:09 AM

Egyptian Doctors' Projection About Organ Thefts

Aftonbladet reporter Donald Bostrom has reportedly "rethought" his unfounded accusations of Israeli thefts of Palestinian organs, but Egyptian doctors are now repeating the libel. The Palestinian Authority newspaper Al-Ayyam spoke with the head of the Egyptian Medical Syndicate, Dr. Hamdi...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 2, 2009 03:46 AM

Olmert's Offer

Many recall Ehud Barak's peace talks with Yasir Arafat, during which the late Palestinian leader rejected unprecedented offers that would have created a Palestinian state. But a later peace offer by Ehud Olmert, which was rejected by current Palestinian...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on December 1, 2009 11:11 AM

Ha'aretz Finds Another Jericho Pool

The swimming pool of the Intercontinental Hotel in Jericho (Photo from Checkpoint Jerusalem blog by Dion Nissenbaum) Once again, the professional news writers of Ha'aretz contradict their less-than-professional colleagues. Today, Avi Issacharoff reports on the International Conference on Palestinian...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 25, 2009 08:41 AM

NY Post: Iranian Regime Front Group Funds Columbia, Rutgers

More than two years ago, my colleague Dexter Van Zile blogged here: If Ahmadinejad is an intellectually dishonest and cruel tyrant who oppresses his people, denies the Holocaust, intimidates scholars and intellectuals and is intent on destroying Israel, as...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 23, 2009 05:12 AM

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

More Amnesty Water Falsehoods

Omar Barghouti, advocates for boycott of Israel using Amnesty claims about water Martin Sherman picks up on the immense task of debunking the many falsehoods in Amnesty's water report. Sherman also spells out the similarities between Amnesty's campaign and...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 23, 2009 03:14 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

Ha'aretz's Mualem Waters Down Mofaz Plan

A page three large font headline in Ha'aretz yesterday informs readers: Mofaz supporters: Haaretz poll shows Israelis are willing to talk with Hamas The article, by Mazal Mualem, begins: A Haaretz poll showing 57 percent support for Kadima MK...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 16, 2009 02:59 AM

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

Aftonbladet Reporter Said to "Rethink" Organ Charges

The Aftonbladet saga continues. According to Israel Army Radio, reporter Donald Bostrom has backed away from his crude, unsubstantiated charges that Israeli soldiers harvest the organs of Palestinians for trafficking. After speaking on a media panel in Dimona, and...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 12, 2009 05:24 PM

CNN’s Rick Sanchez: Unreliable News Anchor

The bizarre claim by Jose Manuel Zelaya (former president of Honduras) that Israelis were attempting to kill him, was reported straight-faced on CNN by anchor Rick Sanchez. But an on-line search of U.S. national and local television news broadcasts...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 12, 2009 05:02 PM

Ha'aretz Prints Rare Retraction of Substantive Error

Today Ha'aretz has printed a rare retraction of a substantive factual error. The retraction, on the bottom of page two, reads: On May 19, 2009, Haaretz published an article headlined "Against IDF rules, Moskowitz group directly funds units." Due...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 11, 2009 08:21 AM

Ha'aretz Errs on U.N. Resolution 242

The New York Times commendably corrected. Will Ha'aretz? Ha'aretz, considered by some the New York Times of Israel, claimed in its editorial Friday: . . . Israel must seek peace with Syria in the context of Security Council Resolution...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 10, 2009 06:30 AM

Ha'aretz Errs on Area C Building

Akiva Eldar's Op-Ed in the English edition of Ha'aretz today reads: Sixty percent of the West Bank is described as Area C, and no Palestinian building is allowed there. Even according to a Peace Now study covered by Ha'aretz, Eldar's...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 9, 2009 03:52 AM

Lost At Sea on Seized Ship Coverage

Among the weaponry found on the Francop were 122mm Katyusha rockets, packaged in crates labeled "parts of bulldozer" and "equipment for construction (photo by IDF Spokesperson) The International Herald Tribune, published by the New York Times, dedicates exactly one...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 8, 2009 03:41 AM

New Yorker Falls Short on Gaza

An Israeli worker sets the electrified monitoring system on the boundary fence Israel is building November 23, 2005 along its border with the northern Gaza Strip (Photo by David Silverman/Getty) Noah Pollak of Contentions blog takes Lawrence Wright to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 8, 2009 03:11 AM

Congressmen Call Out Goldstone

This interesting read — a "Dear Colleague" letter by Congressmen Howard Berman and Gary Ackerman responding to a letter by Richard Goldstone — shows that some of Goldstone's attempts to defend his report are as dubious as many of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 4, 2009 11:02 AM

Amnesty Water Report Falsehood #5

Page 12 of Amnesty's "Troubled Water" report alleges that Israel has almost entirely frozen development of water infrastructure in the Palestinian areas. The report states: Under the new Israeli military regime imposed in the OPT, Palestinians could no longer drill...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 3, 2009 07:17 AM

Aftonbladet Reporter Visits Israel

Donald Bostrom, the protagonist of the Aftonbladet affair, spoke at a media conference in Dimona yesterday. Ha'aretz reports: Speaking at a media conference, where he was frequently interrupted by hecklers, Donald Bostrom admitted that he had no proof beyond the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 3, 2009 03:30 AM

Hamas Statements Belie Goldstone Claims About "Gaza Authorities"

Lower inscription: "Hamad: We hold routine meetings with the faction commanders to remove obstacles" (From the Safa News Agency Web site, Oct. 28, 2009, translated by Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center) We earlier noted how, contrary to media reports,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 2, 2009 02:46 AM

Amnesty Water Report Falsehoods #3, 4

"Palestinian consumption in the OPT is about 70 litres a day per person," Amnesty's "Troubled Waters" report claims on page 3. Again on page 10 Amnesty discusses Palestinians' per capita use of water, stating: Palestinians have access to an average...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 1, 2009 03:05 PM

Israeli Critic Cuts Gideon Levy Down to Size

The Los Angeles Times has elevated Gideon Levy's views to being as newsworthy as Tzipi Livni's or Benjamin Netanyahu's. Meanwhile, back at home, most Israelis have no trouble identifying Levy for what he is -- a radical fringe ideologue. Thus,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 1, 2009 01:33 PM

Amnesty Water Report Falsehood #2

My colleague Alex Safian has published an in-depth backgrounder refuting Amnesty International's broader claims of discriminatory Israeli water policies. Meanwhile, Snapshots will continue to refute more detailed specific claims in the Amnesty Report ("Troubled Waters -- Palestinians Denied Fair Access...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on November 1, 2009 07:14 AM

FBI kills Muslim radical -- Washington Post's 1-Sentence Story

“Radical Muslim sect leader killed in FBI raid” declared the headline above The Washington Times’ top “Nation” page article on October 29. The lead paragraph noted that “the FBI ... fatally shot the [Detroit] leader [Luqman Ameen Abdullah] of a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 30, 2009 04:11 PM

Inserting Anti-Israel Messages Into Grand Opera Productions

Scene from Flimm's staging of Moïse et Pharaon (Moses and Pharaoh) at Salzburg Opera Festival The tentacles of those who would defame Israel reach out to just about everywhere in the news and entertainment media. The glorious world of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 28, 2009 10:31 AM

Amnesty Water Report Falsehood #1

We will keep a running list of Amnesty International's falsehoods in its new report "Troubled Waters -- Palestinians Denied Fair Access to Water." Keep checking back for updates. Here is the first: An Amnesty news report accompanying the report ("The...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 28, 2009 08:23 AM

Amnesty's Water Report: Will the Facts Trickle Out?

Yesterday Amnesty International issued a report condemning Israel's water policies and charging the Jewish state with discriminatory practice vis-a-vis allocation to its Palestinian neighbors ("Troubled Waters: Palestinians Denied Fair Access to Water"). The report is based solely on Palestinian sources....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 28, 2009 07:38 AM

Where's Hamas?

For those of you who relate better to visual information as opposed to verbiage, check out Elder of Ziyon's graphic representation of the Goldstone Report's conclusions and recommendations sections. He used a program called Wordle to demonstrate the relative use...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 28, 2009 07:07 AM

Guardian vs Ha'aretz On Right of Reply

Isi Leibler compares the Guardian versus Ha'aretz with respect to granting a right of reply. The Guardian comes out looking good....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 28, 2009 04:10 AM

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

Kenneth Roth Admits to Human Rights Watch Disporportionate Focus on Israel

Kenneth Roth, the executive director of Human Rights Watch, has finally admitted to disproportionately focusing on Israel. Oddly enough, he made the admission in the third paragraph of his Op-Ed in Ha'aretz, just after rejecting the allegation that his...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 27, 2009 09:32 AM

Will the Real J Street Please Step Forward

J Street has long insisted on its identity as a "pro-Israel" organization (a tag that has stuck in certain circles), so its move to drop the term "pro-Israel" from its campus groups gives pause. The Jerusalem Post reports: "We don't...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 27, 2009 06:10 AM

Aftonbladet Scandal Updates

On Oct. 15, the European Edition of the Wall Street Journal published an Op-Ed by CAMERA's Executive Director Andrea Levin on the Aftonbladet affair. Yesterday, the Local, Sweden's English-language newspaper, reprinted the Op-Ed. In a separate development, the Kuwaiti Arab...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 27, 2009 05:22 AM

Ha'aretz Keeps Up J Street Promotional Beat

Here is today's installment of Ha'aretz's daily J Street promotional beat. Ha'aretz has avoided all of the tough questions about J Street, and consistently berates Ambassador Michael Oren for not engaging the "pro-Israel lobby." Today's article then goes on to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 27, 2009 04:23 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

Israel Hailed by British Colonel for Upholding Human Rights

Col. Richard Kemp, the former commander of British forces in Afghanistan, made a remarkable statement during his testimony before the United Nations Human Rights Council. "The IDF," he said, speaking on behalf of UN-Watch, "did more to safeguard the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 22, 2009 11:22 AM

AFP, Unlike NY Times, Recognizes Hamas TV Incitment

Yesterday, we pointed out that Agence France-Presse excluded key information from an article describing Western reaction to the Goldstone Report. But at least when it comes to describing Hamas televisions's children's programming, AFP trumped the New York Times. The New...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 21, 2009 01:59 PM

Swedish Hypocrisy

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik ReinfeldtSwedish blogger Ilya Meyer points out Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt's two divergent approaches to defamatory news articles published in the now-notorious Swedish newspaper, Aftonbladet. Regarding the anti-Israel, anti-Jewish blood libel published by Aftonbladet in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 21, 2009 12:40 PM

No FYI From AFP on HRC

In an Agence France-Presse story about Israel's reaction to the Goldstone Report, the wire service reported on the position taken by Israel's allies. Sort of. The Oct. 20 story states: Israel was dealt a heavy diplomatic blow with the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 20, 2009 02:53 PM

Tough Questions for J Street

As the Oct. 25 J Street conference approaches, Lenny Ben-David asks tough questions of J Street founder Jeremy Ben-Ami. These questions, and other concerns about an organization purporting to be pro-Israel, have gone unasked by media outlets like Ha'aretz, which...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 20, 2009 07:23 AM

HRW Founder Joins Group's Critics

Human Rights Watch founder Richard Bernstein today joins the organization's critics. He writes in the New York Times: When I stepped aside in 1998, Human Rights Watch was active in 70 countries, most of them closed societies. Now the organization,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 20, 2009 04:08 AM

Goldstone Pulls a Carter

Nearly two years ago, after the publication of Jimmy Carter's Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, CAMERA wrote: In line with this defense, the former president repeatedly has argued that his critics, who supposedly have no grounds to criticize the factual accuracy...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 19, 2009 08:31 AM

Amira Hass Gets Lifetime Award

President Obama isn't the only one receiving awards based on as-yet-unattained accomplishments. On Oct. 20, the International Women's Media Foundation will reward Ha'aretz's Amira Hass the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award. According to IWMF's press release: [Hass] has demonstrated her...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 11, 2009 06:50 AM

Kid-Friendly Palestinian TV Thrives!

The latest New York Times whitewash on Palestinian incitement, this time a New York Times Magazine article by Samantha Shapiro, insists: Children make up a majority of the population in the Palestinian territories, and they have played an iconic...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 11, 2009 05:54 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

How Will Ateek Respond?

Rev. Dr. Naim Ateek, founder of Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center at Old South Church in Boston, October, 2007 (CAMERA) Soon after the beginning of the Second Intifada in September 2000, Anglican Priest Naim Ateek, founder of Sabeel Ecumenical...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 9, 2009 11:55 PM

Muslim Leaders' Old Battle Cry Heard Again:Defend Al Aqsa Mosque From the Jews

Palestinian and Muslim leaders are again reverting to their trusted and successful anti-Israel incitement methods, calling on Muslims to defend the al Aqsa Mosque from the Jews. Since 1929, this same specious claim-- that Jews are trying to take over...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 9, 2009 08:40 AM

Ex-Congressman (and Felon) James Traficant Bashes Israel and Jews

Released after serving seven years in a federal prison for racketeering and bribery, James Traficant is touring the media circuit including an appearance (Sept. 29, 2009) on Hannity (Fox News Network) with Sean Hannity. While Mr. Traficant regularly engages...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 8, 2009 06:00 PM

What the New York Times Can Learn from Aladdin Elaasar

Egyptian author Aladdin Elaasar says that it is difficult for Muslims and Arabs to speak out against anti-Semitism. "Those who dare to sing anything other than the official tune," he notes, "can find themselves accused of apostasy, tarnishing the image...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 7, 2009 02:42 PM

Undiplomatic British Diplomat Guilty of Anti-Semitic Rant

Rowan Laxton According to a Daily Mail report, A British court, on Sept. 24, found the head of the South Asia desk of the British Foreign Office guilty of racially aggravated harassment. Rowan Laxton also faces loss of his...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on October 1, 2009 10:46 AM

B'Tselem Knocks Goldstone Report

Over the years, B'Tselem has hardly shown itself to be a beacon of accuracy and fair treatment of Israel (see here, here, here, and here). It is therefore notable that B'Tselem director Jessica Montell has come out critically against the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 30, 2009 03:55 AM

Pew: Public's Confidence in Press Hits Low

Image from Pew Center The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press has found that the public's confidence in media accuracy has has its lowest point in two decades. Pew reports: Just 29% of Americans say that...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 30, 2009 03:47 AM

CAMERA's Preliminary Response to Editorial in Jesuit Magazine

The editors of America, a Catholic newsweekly owned by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) recently published an editorial that invokes the Goldstone Report and the Mishneh Torah. This editorial, which amounts to an indictment of Israel, typifies the magazine's...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 29, 2009 10:14 AM

Goldstone Endorses Palestinian Witness Who Claimed Israel Distributed Aphrodisiac Gum

Islam Shahwan, of aphrodisiac gum fame While the Goldstone Report humiliated an Israeli doctor who was a victim of a Palestinian rocket attack, and relegated her testimony to passing mention, it dedicated an entire paragraph (414) to Gaza police...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 29, 2009 03:48 AM

Hamas Fighters Identified in Mosque, School, al-Sammouni and Abd Rabbo Incidents

The Goldstone commission has been dealt another blow to its already tattered reputation. Jonathan Halevi, who recently detailed how over 90 percent of the Gazan policemen killed in the initial Israeli strike were members of Palestinian terror groups, has...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 25, 2009 11:01 AM

Ahmadinejad Dines Alone?

In 2007 and 2008, the Mennonite Central Committee helped organize interfaith dinnners with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a Holocaust denier who has called for the elimination of Israel as a Jewish state. MCC officials had hoped these meetings would have...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 24, 2009 03:26 PM

CAMERA Piece Published in Christian Science Monitor

When news reporters describe Fatah as "moderate" and Benjamin Netanyahu as "hardline," they allow "their personal views, rather than just the facts, to dramatically influence public understanding of a controversial topic," explains CAMERA Senior Research Analyst Gilead Ini. Writing in...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 24, 2009 12:10 PM

Leading Her Quiz Column Readers To Dislike Israel

Judith Laitman, president and founder of Knowledge Unlimited Judith Laitman is creator and distributor of an illustrated weekly column, typically appearing under the title “News Currents – Current Events Quiz,” in several newspapers across the U.S. (including the Dallas...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 23, 2009 04:00 PM

Calling Goldstone...

This is what the response to an unfolding humanitarian crisis looks like when blame cannot be pinned on Israel. UN Rights Official Calls for Investigation into Yemen Civilian Deaths The U.N.'s Human Rights Chief is calling for an investigation...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 22, 2009 12:39 PM

MacArthur Grant Goes to Anti-Israel Film-Maker

MacArthur Genius Grants are among the world's most lucrative gifts awarded to intellectuals and artists. Each recipient receives a half million dollars to spend as they see fit. Among the 24 awardees this year is James Longley, producer of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 22, 2009 11:01 AM

New Jersey Jewish News Describes CAMERA Lecture

CAMERA Christian Media Analyst Dexter Van Zile spoke before a crowded house in East Brunswick New Jersey about Mainline Christian attitudes toward Israel. The speech is discussed in a Sept. 21 article in the New Jersey Jewish News, which begins,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 22, 2009 10:44 AM

Law & Order Rerun Aired During High Holy Days Defames Jews and Israel

Detective Mike Logan (Chris Noth) and Captain Danny Ross (Eric Bogosian) A Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode, entitled “30," which defames Israel and Jews, was repeated twice by Bravo Network on Rosh Hashanah (Sept. 20). Originally aired by...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 21, 2009 05:39 PM

Cartoonist Targets Jimmy Carter's Hypocrisy

The New York Times reprinted Times-Picayune cartoonist Steve Kelley's September 18th spoof of Jimmy Carter's hypocrisy....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 21, 2009 01:02 PM

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

NGO-Monitor: Goldstone Report Based on Politicized Pro-Palestinian NGO's

NGO-Monitor reports that much of the 575-page Goldstone report attacking Israel is cut and pasted from anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian sources. The critique finds not only that the Goldstone report is almost entirely based on false and unsubstantiated NGO statements...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 16, 2009 11:51 AM

NY Times Hypocrisy on Civilian Casualties

Stephen Farrell, pictured here in Iraq in 2007. Afghani civilians, including women and children, reportedly were killed during the course of the operation for his release (Photo by Getty) Ha'aretz's Amir Oren observes today: The New York Times, which...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 16, 2009 04:54 AM

Goldstone Report: Layer Upon Layer of Errors

For CAMERA's full analysis of errors in the Goldstone Report, click here. The U.N. Human Rights Council's much anticipated report on Israeli actions in the Gaza Strip has been published, and as predicted, the hopelessly flawed mission condemns Israel for...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 16, 2009 02:09 AM

B'tselem Figures Again Challenged

"[T]he raw data provided by B'Tselem were sufficient to indicate that many victims not classified as combatants by the human rights organization actually were." This was the conclusion reached by epidemiologist Elihu Richter and Dr. Yael Stein in a report...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 15, 2009 09:46 PM

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

HRW Suspends Garlasco

The New York Times reports today that after initially having defended the creepy hobby of Human Rights Watch investigator Marc Garlasco, the organization has now suspended him. While NY Times reporter John Schwartz quotes Garlasco's defense, he ignores the evidence...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 15, 2009 05:00 AM

What's Missing from NY Times Article on J Street

James Traub's fawning "news analysis" (read promotional plug) on J Street in the New York Times Magazine notes that the organization is "named after the street missing from Washington's grid and thus evoking a voice missing from Washington's policy discussions."...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 14, 2009 05:01 AM

Ha'aretz Misleads on TIAA-CREF Divestment

Ora Coren's report in Ha'aretz fails to make clear that the decision of U.S. pension fund giant TIAA-CREF to divest from Africa Israel Investments is due to financial considerations as opposed to the boycott Israel campaign. She writes: The...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 14, 2009 04:12 AM

Traffic Cops or Trained Terrorists?

Announcement of the death of Ayman Abu Sibleh, a policeman who also belonged to the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades (From the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades website, courtesy of the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center) In its new study about...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 14, 2009 03:27 AM

Cobban on Garlasco Continued

German Combat Awards, along with Wehrmacht-awards, are the two Web sites that Garlasco lamely attempts to pass off as sites that "study Second World War artifacts (including American, British, German, Japanese and Russian items)" Helena Cobban, an advisory committee...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 14, 2009 02:33 AM

Human Rights Watch's Cobban Not Happy With Garlasco

Ever since Omri Ceren exposed the Nazi memorabilia collecting hobby of Human Rights Watch (HRW) technical expert Marc Garlasco on Sept. 8, 2009, the organization has been in damage control mode. Helena Cobban, a member of HRW's board of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 11, 2009 11:14 AM

B'Tselem Jumps on the Bandwagon

B'Tselem, an advocacy group known for its harsh but unreliable criticism of Israel, has jumped on the bandwagon with Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, issuing its own critique of Israel's Operation Cast Lead in Gaza . B'Tselem --...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 9, 2009 01:18 PM

Is HRW Investigator Garlasco An Avid Collector of Nazi Paraphernalia?

Marc Garlasco's 430-page book on Nazi paraphernalia Human Rights Watch investigator Marc Garlasco accuses Rick Ayers of "Hiding in Plain Sight", but it is Garlasco who is apparently hiding in plain sight. While he has been treated with credibility...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 8, 2009 07:54 AM

McClatchy on Aftonbladet's Blood Libel

Fridea Ghitis of the Miami Herald hits the nail on the head, identifying Donald Bostrom's unsubstantiated Aftonbladet article alleging that Israelis are stealing Palestinian organs as the latest in a long line of Arab blood libels: Former Syrian Defense Minister...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 8, 2009 05:34 AM

From Regret to Fury at London Times

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs "regrets," but where's the fury? Misreporting the nuances between Israeli-U.S. relations is big lately. First, there was this JTA report about inaccurate reports by Ha'aretz's Barak Ravid. Now, Noah Pollak at Commentary slams...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 8, 2009 05:16 AM

IDF Investigates 'McGirk Affair'

The IDF military police have launched an investigation of the so-called "McGirk Affair" involving the alleged shooting of three of Khaled Abed Rabbo's daughters. The family's story was reported widely in the Western press, with serious inconsistencies among the accounts,...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 8, 2009 04:14 AM

AP Ignores IAEA Position on Syrian Uranium

In a story about today's meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency concerning Iran and Syria, AP's Veronika Oleksyn reports from Vienna that Syria has declined to provide satisfactory explanations for unusual finds of traces of uranium. Damascus alleges...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 7, 2009 06:39 AM

Bad Headline of the Day

The Bad Headline of the Day Award goes to the International Herald Tribune, for its page 4 headline: Hamas feels religious pressure in Gaza This headline, as well as the accompanying article, imply that Hamas is a victim of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 7, 2009 04:33 AM

HRW Bias, Redux

Elder of Ziyon does an excellent job fisking the pattern of bias in "Precisely Wrong," a Human Rights Watch report castigating the IDF for the death of civilians in Cast Lead. The pattern, roughly, is this: accept "testimony" by...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 7, 2009 04:05 AM

Hamas Censors Brutal Killings of Jihadists

The censoring green hand of Hamas blocks the lens of a television camera; the inscription reads “Taking pictures is not allowed.” Right: The mosque in Rafah where the fighting against the jihad networks took place, with a chunk taken...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 7, 2009 02:49 AM

Ashraf Khalil Can't Swallow Reality

Ashraf Khalil, who reported for the Los Angeles Times from the Gaza Strip during last winter's fighting, explores a worthwhile subject -- Egyptian-Israel relations -- in an Op-Ed in the Jerusalem Post. Yet, he cannot bring himself to acknowledge a...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 6, 2009 08:03 AM

AP Wrong on Jewish Quarter

In a fascinating article about Arabs moving into Jewish neighborhoods in Jerusalem, AP's Ben Hubbard incorrectly writes that "the Old City's Jewish Quarter is closed to Arabs." In fact, Arabs can and do live in the Jewish Quarter. As noted...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 6, 2009 06:27 AM

JTA Questions Ha'aretz Reports on Israel-U.S. Relations

"Are inaccurate media reports hurting U.S.-Israel relationship?" is the headline of a JTA article by Eric Fingerhut questioning the accuracy of three articles by Ha'aretz's Barak Ravid. President Obama told Jewish leaders in a July meeting that Israel needs to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 6, 2009 04:17 AM

Addameer Caught Lying on Palestinian Prisoners

What do Jimmy Carter, Time Magazine, and John Dugard all have in common? Besides having been featured on CAMERA's Web site, they have also all cited figures on Palestinian prisoners from the Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 3, 2009 05:29 AM

First Aftonbladet, now El Mundo

Herb Keinon of the Jerusalem Post reports today: First the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet cited freedom of the press as its justification for accusing IDF soldiers of harvesting Palestinian organs. Now the Spanish daily El Mundo is using the same argument...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 3, 2009 04:41 AM

Hamas Condemns U.N. for 'War Crime' of Teaching Holocaust

Hamas is condemning the United Nations for switching to a new textbook for Gaza eighth-graders that includes a chapter on the Holocaust. According to an Aug. 31 report by JTA: In an open letter sent Sunday to the head...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on September 1, 2009 11:04 AM

Washington Post: The Pot's Still Calling the Kettles Black

One year after The Washington Post criticized Random House for doing what it did — refuse to publish a work that might incite some Muslims to violence — the newspaper’s done the same to another publisher. The new target of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 31, 2009 04:58 PM

The Elders Visit Israel

The Elders are visiting Israel this week. No, not the Elders of Zion, the mythological Jewish cabal that inhabits the minds of Jew-haters everywhere. These Elders are a group of well-known political figures who for the most part share...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 28, 2009 04:26 PM

Media AWOL in Coverage of Majority Leader in Israel

Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland), the second ranking member of the U.S. House of Representatives as Majority Leader, while on an August fact-finding tour of Israel, granted an important interview to the Jerusalem Post. However, America’s mainstream news media was almost...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 23, 2009 08:23 PM

Arab Denial of Jewish History

Since 1967, there has been a growing attempt by Palestinians to marshal the religious fervor of the Arab and Muslim world in order to wrest Jerusalem from Israeli control. Their campaign involves denying the Jewish connection to Jerusalem, the Temple Mount, and the even the Western Wall while advancing Jerusalem and particularly the al-Aqsa compound’s sacredness in contemporary Islam. Palestinian Media Watch reports on the latest attempt by a Palestinian Authority academic.

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 19, 2009 12:50 PM

The "Moderate" Hamas

Hamas "moderates"? It's bad enough to blindly trumpet Fatah as "moderate," especially after their recent convention gave ample reason for doubt about that characterization. But Hamas? The terrorist organization responsible for murdering hundreds of Israeli civilians, throwing even Palestinian...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 19, 2009 11:39 AM

Leading Swedish Daily Newspaper Accuses IDF of Stealing Palestinian Organs

The Swedish daily Aftonbladet reported this week that IDF soldiers abduct Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip to steal their organs, reports Ha’aretz. The double spread article, written by Donald Boström and featured in the paper’s cultural...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 18, 2009 03:53 PM

Maariv's Ben-Dror Yemini Exposes Senior HRW Staffer Joe Stork, Based on CAMERA Research

Based on research by CAMERA's Alex Safian, Maariv's Ben-Dror Yemini highlights the continued support given by Joe Stork, deputy director of Human Rights Watch's Middle East and North Africa division, to Palestinian terrorism against Israel. Previously, Stork has called...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 18, 2009 02:27 PM

Nearly Half of All Palestinian Authority Wages are for Members of Security Forces

A World Bank report updating the economic status of the West Bank and Gaza reveals some interesting information that does not seem to garner much attention. Palestinian security forces - Ministry of Interior and National Security - account for...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 17, 2009 01:24 PM

CJR Covers Bogus Quote Corrections

The Columbia Journalism Review today has a thorough article by Craig Silverman (of www.regrettheerror.com) about recent corrections at the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Toronto Star, Boston Globe, Time Magazine, and others, concerning a bogus quote attributed to former Israeli...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 14, 2009 02:16 PM

More Embarassing News for J Street

Jeremy Ben AmiJ Street Executive DirectorHere's more evidence that J Street is hardly the "independent, legally unconnected" pro-Israel, pro-peace organization it says it is...The Jerusalem Post reports on its funding: The J Street political action committee has received tens...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 14, 2009 09:58 AM

The Scoop on J Street's Pollster

Former J Street VP Jim Gerstein Earlier (see here and here) we examined J Street's problematic use of polls to suit its agenda. Now Noah Pollak at Commentary exposes the conflict of interest of Jim Gerstein, the head of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 13, 2009 08:14 AM

Fatah In the Headlines: "Unreformed" and "Hard-Line" or ... "A New Generation"

Sultan Abu al Aynain What a difference a headline makes. The Jerusalem Post titled its August 12 story about the conclusion of landmark Fatah meetings in Bethlehem : "New faces of an unreformed, hard-line Fatah" while the same day the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 12, 2009 12:31 PM

AP Photo Labels Jews as Extremists, Muslims as Residents

An Associated Press photo [ID: 090805016913] on August 5, 2009 showing a scuffle that occurred in the context of the dispute over the eviction of Palestinian families living in Sheikh Jarrah carried the following caption: Israeli border police officers...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on August 6, 2009 03:57 PM

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

EWTN Fails to Respond to CAMERA’s Letter

EWTN News Director, Raymond Arroyo Caution to EWTN viewers: World Over can’t be relied upon for the whole truth and nothing but the truth - at least when it comes to the Israeli/Arab conflict. Eternal Word Television Network's News...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 29, 2009 12:58 PM

Human Rights Watch Pleads Innocent. It's Not.

Sarah Leah Whitson, Human Rights Watch's senior official in the Middle East, suggests that critics of her organization offer no concrete criticism, but only baseless "griping and whining." In a discussion with the Jerusalem Post, she laid down the...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 28, 2009 10:56 AM

Kuwaiti Raises Voice Against Breaking the Silence

Breaking the Silence, whose latest report -- nothing more than unsubstantiated rumors -- was embraced by the British press, has received a cool response from Kuwaiti Abdallah al–Hadlaq. Al-Hadlaq wrote in the Kuwaiti paper Al-Watan July 19: “Allah testifies...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 23, 2009 08:52 AM

LA Times Ignores Kadima Opposition to US Pressure

Ignored by LA Times: Kadima MK Otniel Schneller The Los Angeles Times falsely portrays "Conservative voices" in Israel as standing alone in opposing U.S. pressure on Jewish building projects in eastern Jerusalem. Yesterday's article by Jeffrey Fleishman and Batsheva...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 21, 2009 04:31 AM

NCHR — The 'H' Stands for Hypocrisy?

Okay, technically the 'H' does not stand for hypocrisy. NCHR is short for the National Centre for Human Rights, an organization founded, and funded, by the Kingdom of Jordan. But it only takes a peek at the Jordanian constitution to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 20, 2009 10:05 PM

Richard Silverstein, What's Your Evidence?

Blogger Richard Silverstein, a vocal defender of Rev. Dr. Naim Ateek has again taken up the cudgel on behalf of the founder of Sabeel. In a recent post, Silverstein writes that an un-named representative from CAMERA told Rev. Dr. Naim...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 20, 2009 06:12 PM

Dry Bones: Obama, the Jews, and CAMERA

Here's Dry Bones' take on President Obama's recent meeting with Jewish American leaders:...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 19, 2009 02:27 AM

AFP Swallows Stale "Sex Gum" Allegation

They say sex sells. But should journalists be buying it so readily? AFP seems to be taking a bit too seriously the latest Hamas allegation — that Israeli intelligence is trying to "corrupt the young" of Gaza by distributing...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 15, 2009 11:08 AM

Human Rights Watch Asks Saudi Arabia for Money to Continue its Campaign Against Israel

The on-line version of today's Wall Street Journal, July 15, 2009, publicizes the efforts of Human Rights Watch (HRW), a leading international human rights groups, to raise funds from wealthy Saudis to support its campaign against Israel. In Human...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 15, 2009 10:44 AM

Law & Order Defamation of Israel Repeated

In the polonium poisoning case of a former Russian spy murdered in London in 2006, British authorities ruled that the perpetrator was Russian special services. The fictionalized adaptation for the "30" episode of the “ripped from the headlines” TV...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 14, 2009 09:22 AM

Greeks Raise $1.67 Million for Non-Existent Gaza Hospital Destroyed By Israelis

Jean Cohen of the JTA has uncovered a $1.67 million scam involving the Greek Foreign Ministry, a leading Greek television network and a major trade union. The three took part in a successful campaign in Greece to raise money to...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 14, 2009 08:26 AM

"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

Washington Times Scoops Post on Checkpoints

Israel made front-page news two days in a row at The Washington Times. "Israel silent with U.S. on Iran strike", July 7, an exclusive by Eli Lake, asserted that Israel would not ask the United States for tacit approval of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 9, 2009 05:04 PM

Palestinian Forum: PA Must Stop Detaining Journalists

Here is more on the PA's detainment of journalists, a topic we blogged last week: Gaza - Ma’an - The Palestinian Authority must stop the practice of detaining journalists for political reasons, a statement from the Palestinian Media Forum proclaimed...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 5, 2009 03:30 AM

UPDATED: Palestians Kill Girl, Blame Israel?

Hamas and microphones UPDATE: After Israel further investigated the exchange of fire with Palestinian gunmen during which the girl was killed, it determined that the she was probably struck by an Israeli shell, though not a tank shell. Credit...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 2, 2009 04:22 PM

Media Silent About Illegal Arab Settlements on Jewish-Owned Land

Aaron Klein, Jerusalem bureau chief for WorldNetDaily While there is much media coverage condemning Israeli settlements, almost nothing is heard about Palestinian settlements in Jerusalem. But a new book by journalist Aaron Klein, entitled "The Late Great State of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 2, 2009 12:56 PM

Forces at West Bank Checkpoint Erase Al Jazeera Footage

Troops stopped an Al Jazeera camera crew at a West Bank checkpoint and erased footage about alleged torture of prisoners. Didn't hear about it? Read why from Khaled Abu Toameh: Recently, a Palestinian TV crew was stopped at a checkpoint...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on July 2, 2009 04:33 AM

Ha'aretz Columnist Props Up Al Dura Myth

In a failed attempt to compare Israeli-Palestinian violence in 2000 with the current Iranian demonstrators protesting the rigged election, Yitzhak Laor props up the discredited Mohammed Al Dura myth. He writes: In October 2000, tens of thousands of demonstrators took...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 30, 2009 03:56 AM

AP Corrects 'Palestine' in Seeds of Peace Story

After communication with CAMERA staff, AP editors yesterday corrected an incorrect reference to "Palestine" in an article about the Seeds of Peace camp in Maine. CAMERA's Israel office reviews wire service stories as they appear on the wire, and therefore...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 30, 2009 03:03 AM

A Message Behind the Image?

Tehran Bureau, a new independent web site reporting on events in Iran, published a photo of what it claims is the Basidj militia giving a straight armed salute. The Basidj are the Iranian regime's street enforcers who are busy...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 29, 2009 02:50 PM

HRW's Sarah Leah Whitson On Shaky Ground

The Los Angeles Times carried two dueling Op-Eds yesterday about Israeli settlements. The Op-Ed attacking settlements and their legality is courtesy of Human Rights Watch's Sarah Leah Whitson, who recently raised funds in Saudi Arabia, that epicenter of human...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 29, 2009 06:43 AM

Maariv Loses Libel Suit to Settlers

Yet another false media report about the land status of a particular settlement has been exposed. The Israeli site Walla reported June 25 (CAMERA's translation): Ma'ariv To Compensate Settlers With 20,000 Shekels The newspaper must compensate 13 residents of...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 29, 2009 05:25 AM

Washington Post Sanitizes Hamas Attacks

In "Palestinian Premier Sets 2-Year Statehood Target" (June 23), The Washington Post continues a loaded and misleading word choice. In reporting a speech by Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, the newspaper says that "the United States and others have...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 25, 2009 05:14 PM

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

Ha'aretz in La-La-Land on Gaza Crossings, Part III

If you are tuning in for the first time on our running log of Ha'aretz's falsehoods regarding the Gaza crossings, check out Parts I and II. Part III is about this weekend's Ha'aretz Magazine article by Yotam Feldman and Uri...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 14, 2009 07:26 AM

Karsenty to Fight France 2 in Supreme Court

In a brief trip to Israel, French blogger Phillipe Karsenty takes time to talk to Israel National News about the Mohammed Al Dura case:...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 14, 2009 05:26 AM

JStreet Again Misrepresenting Poll Data

JStreet explains its name as follows: What's the name mean? Well, if you walk north from the Mall, Washington DC's streets ascend in alphabetical order. That is, until you get to I street, which is followed somewhat mysteriously by K...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 14, 2009 03:19 AM

The Media's Unsettling Language

Here's from Dry Bones today:...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 10, 2009 02:33 AM

Open, Shut Case

Once again, Ha'aretz is wrong on the Gaza crossings. Today's article about the thwarted terror attack at Israel's border with Gaza yesterday, errs: Israel closed the crossings into Gaza following the attack. While the Nahal Oz fuel terminal and Karni...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 9, 2009 06:21 AM

EWTN’s Skewed Commentary on the Pope’s Holy Land Trip

On the Eternal Word Television Network May 15 broadcast of The World Over , hosted by Raymond Arroyo, Br. Aloysius Florio (of Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in Wash., D.C.) provided unbalanced, inaccurate commentary pertaining to Israel during...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 7, 2009 12:16 PM

Gideon Levy's $30 Billion Error

On Planet Ha'aretz, Israel receives $30 billion in defense aid annually from the Americans. Now, while some might be ecstatic or scared at this very handsome sum (depending on your perspective), here on planet Earth the figure is much less....

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June 7, 2009 07:10 AM

Lemon Tree Reviewers Can’t See the Forest For the Trees

Imagine a film about the hardships endured by ordinary Germans subjected to heavy bombardment during World War II – and, for example, the heroism of those coming to the rescue of injured victims buried in the ruins of collapsed...

Posted in CAMERA Snapshots on June