BREAKING: Foreign journalist shows openness to criticism

Earlier today, we posted about an article in the Independent on Gaza post-war reconstruction which included the claim that the only construction materials permitted to enter Gaza are those which come from Israeli sources.

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Read Adam Levick’s latest article at The Jewish Chronicle

Here are the first few paragraphs of Adam Levick’s latest article at The Jewish Chronicle:

On Monday night, Israel formally accepted the Egyptian proposed ceasefire calling for an end to “all hostilities” between Hamas and Israel from the following morning.

Though the IDF halted its military operations, Hamas rejected calls to stop attacks and fired dozens of rockets at Israeli cities during the declared truce. After six hours of continued attacks, Israel announced it would resume its military operation and began attacking Hamas targets.

Despite this straightforward series of events, some media outlets found a way to obscure Hamas’s culpability, with the Guardian leading the pack. Even when the paper acknowledged that Hamas was still firing rockets, they somehow concluded that the “ceasefire was holding” and later managed to blame Israel’s eventual retaliation for causing it to collapse.

After the paper was criticised on Twitter, Guardian deputy editor Phoebe Greenwood defended the coverage, arguing in one Tweet that since Hamas never agreed to the ceasefire, their rocket attacks did not represent a violation of its terms.

Read the rest of the article here.

CAMERA monitors media coverage of Israel, Jan 10-27: BBC, NYT, CNN, Ha’aretz

Here’s our regular round-up of posts from CAMERA affiliated sites:

English Posts

AFP Gives New Life to Old Settlements (& 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. (Snapshots)

CAMERA Wins Hasby Award
CAMERA is delighted that popular blogger Elder of Ziyon has selected CAMERA has the 2014 winner of the Hasby Award in the category of Best Mainstream Media Watchdog. (Snapshots)

On Op-Ed Corrections, NY Times is 1 For 3
The Times corrects Ali Jarbawi’s claim that Sharon entered the Al Aqsa mosque, but has yet to correct the assertion that Israel controls all of Gaza’s borders and “built a wall around Palestine.” (CAMERA)

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 with . . . . resounding silence. (Snapshots)

AFP: Tel Aviv Pushes 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 scoop! (Snapshots)

The NY Times and the Facts on the Wall
We were still waiting for The New York Times to correct factual errors in the Jan. 22 Op-Ed about Ariel Sharon by former Palestinian Authority official Ali Jarbawi, when we spotted yet another Times Op-Ed which botched the facts on Israel. (Snapshots)

Latest NY TimesAnti-Israel Hit Piece Requires Corrections
Writing in the Times of Israel, CAMERA’s Tamar Sternthal,examines Ali Jarbawi’s falsehoods along with many other media falsehoods about Ariel Sharon. (CAMERA)

CAMERA Prompts NY Magazine Correction on Sabra, Shatilla
CAMERA elicits a correction on an obituary for Ariel Sharon in New York Magazine which erroneously stated that Israeli soldiers carried out the killings in Sabra and Shatilla. (CAMERA)

Predictably, Sharon-Related Falsehoods Under Way
In New York Magazine, Caroline Bankoff claims that Israeli soldiers, not the Phalange militia, killed hundreds of Palestinian refugees in Sabra and Shatilla. (Snapshots)

With Ariel Sharon’s Death, Expect the Usual Falsehoods
With Sharon’s death the usual media falsehoods about him, for example regarding Sabra and Shatilla, or the sparking of the second intifada, will no doubt once again need to be debunked. (CAMERA)

CAMERA Clarifies About Reuters, Shuafat
CAMERA rescinds a correction request given that Reuters was referring to building plans in the Shuafat refugee camp and not in a separate Jerusalem neighborhood of the same name. (CAMERA)

In Sharon Coverage, NPR Skews
NPR’s Mike Shuster whitewashes Palestinian terrorism that emanated from Lebanon, and Emily Harris misleads on the Temple Mount and Sabra and Shatila. (Snapshots)

PBS, ‘Resistance Fighters,’ Women and Children
In an otherwise fair report, PBS whitewashes the Palestinian terrorist attacks against Israel during the 1950s which led to the formation of Ariel Sharon’s Unit 101. (Snapshots)

Review of Fall Semester 2013: Sgt. Benjamin Anthony at the University of Delaware
Read on to learn about Sgt. Benjamin Anthony’s Lecture at the University of Delaware. (in Focus)

Brooke Goldstein at CUNY Baruch College
Read on to learn about Brooke Goldstein’s Lecture at CUNY Baruch College. She is a human rights lawyer committed to raising awareness about and combating the indoctrination and recruitment of children for suicide terror operations, as well as other violent activities. Brooke also produced an award-winning movie entitled Martyr, which investigates juvenile suicide terror. (in Focus)

Building Peace at USF
A piece by the CAMERA Fellow at the University of South Florida, Danielle Haberer. (in Focus)

United Nations Human Rights Council: Is it legitimate?
The United Nations Human Rights Council doesn’t seem to care too much about the plight of the Syrians. Our CAMERA Fellow at UMass-Amherst writes about the legitimacy of this branch of the UN. (in Focus)

BBC exploits Sharon’s death for more promotion of second Intifada falsehood
BBC coverage both before and after the death of Ariel Sharon showed intensive promotion of the myth that his Temple Mount visit started the second Intifada. (BBC Watch)

Breaches of editorial guidelines in BBC WS ‘Newshour’ special Sharon broadcast
Just one hour after the announcement of the death of Ariel Sharon, the BBC World Service opened its coverage with defamatory remarks from Mustafa Barghouti. (BBC Watch)

CAMERA Partners with Drexel Hillel on Birthright Trip
CAMERA partners with Drexel Hillel to encourage Birthright students to get involved with Israel activity on campus. (in Focus)

Who is Edward Said and why is his picture on a mural at Cesar Chavez Center?
Kayla Wold, our Fellow at San Francisco State University, writes about the mural on her campus devoted to a man who wanted Israel destroyed. (in Focus)

5 Things to Fix in CNN’s ‘5 Things to Know’ on Sharon
In “Five Things to Know” about Ariel Sharon, CNN gets five things wrong, including his visit to the Temple Mount, the chronology of the 1967 war, Gaza’s history, and more. (CAMERA)

Clyde Haberman and the Siege Mentality
Departing New York Times Clyde Haberman harbors an intensive sense of personal siege, alongside his indignation at Israel ‘s siege mentality. Also, CAMERA offers a parting gift. (Snapshots)

The New York Times Guide to Peace Negotiations
A CAMERA column in American Thinker and Times of Israel provides examples demonstrating how the New York Times routinely casts Israel, but not Palestinians, as the obstacle to peace. (CAMERA)

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 created a story that was more fictional than true. (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

The importance of a headline
The Mexican newspaper El Informador apparently tried to create an alternative reality regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with the use of a biased headline. (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

Who does not want to negotiate? 
The Spanish-speaking media seems to prefer to present a false scenario in which Israel , a priori, is the very “cause” of the conflict and, therefore, the “obstacle” to peace. (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

Negev Bedouin: what the Spanish speaking press didn’t tell
A backgrounder about the historical, legal and socio-economic context of the existing problem between the Bedouin of the Negev and the State of Israel. (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

How to write an inaccurate text in a few steps
The headline of a report by the Argentinean news agency Télam presented as fact an allegation by the partisan NGO Peace Now that was refuted by official sources. (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

Middle East headlines in the Spanish speaking press
Read the headlines of the week in papers from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Spain, Venezuela and others.(ReVista de Medio Oriente)

Palestinian terrorists receive monthly salaries from Palestinian Authority, while the press remains silent
Palestinian terrorists with “blood in their hands” imprisoned in Israel receive a higher monthly income than Palestinian civil servants, but this doesn’t seem to be an interesting subject for any of the Spanish-speaking media when they talk about Palestinian prisoners. (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

Silence of the journalists
When it comes to reporting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, there seems to exist a non-written canon among Spanish media, stipulating that nothing should be published that questions the “victimhood” of the Palestinians. (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

Definition and verdict
The Spanish speaking media, self-appointed judges, designate the disputed territories as “Palestinian territories”, feigning ignorance of the historical and legal facts. (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

The Trial
The media coverage of Ariel Sharon’s death reveals that Israel, and its leaders, can always be blamed — even when the matter if accusations are completely false, as in Kafka’s novel. (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

A journalist must tell readers what has actually happened, not what he believes should happen. But the latter is precisely the case in the Spanish newspaper El País, reporting on the death of former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

So what does Mahmoud Abbas want to discuss with Israeli Leaders?
In recent statements, PA President Mahmoud Abbas has made it clear that he has no authority to negotiate peace with Israel. (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

Rewriting History
Spanish News Agency Europa Press shapes the facts surrounding the Arab-Israeli Conflict according to the Palestinian narrative. (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

Simplification and misrepresentation 
Argentinean news agency Télam whitewashes the actions of Palestinian terrorist groups, while simultaneously labeling the State of Israel as having “aggressive policies of reprisal”. (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

Where’s the coverage?
Spanish-speaking journalists have had enough time to notice the constant incitement against Israel by the Palestinians. This contradicts the notion that they are seeking peace with their neighbor. But the media prefers not to hear. (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

Taking sides
The Argentine news agency Télam has endorsed the Palestinian speech on the disputed territories, leaving aside the journalistic professionalism. (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

For Europa Press, the Israeli version is unnecessary
The Spanish news agency reproduced as an unquestionable fact the statements of a Jordanian official regarding the rejection of Israel’s plans to build an airport in Israeli territory, while obviating the version of the Jewish State. (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

Hebrew Posts

Ma’ariv’s Archeological Discovery
Ma’ariv publishes a story on a newly found water tunnel. They apparently forgot that they already “just found” the same tunnel nine months ago. (Presspectiva)

Every Paper Has Their Own “Nazi”
The pictures used to illustrate the coverage of a suggested bill to prohibit some uses of the word “Nazi” reveal each paper’s own bias (Presspectiva)

Israeli Demography 101
What are the actual statistics about the Israeli birthrate? (Presspectiva)

Did Ariel Sharon Ignite the Second Intifada
Examining the claim that Sharon’s visit to the Temple Mount is to blame for the Second Intifada (Presspectiva)

Ha’aretz Buys Into Palestinian Double Speak
Is a Ha’aretz editorial correct in claiming that no senior member of the Palestinian Authority has called for the destruction of Israel? (Presspectiva)

Did Netanyahu invent the demand that Israel be recognized as a Jewish state?
The short answer is no. The longer answer is still no. (Presspectiva)

What was the update to the Canadian policy paper regarding Israel?
Ha’aretz stresses the fact that Canada had just updated their policy paper on Israel. We checked what the changes were. The result may surprise you. (Presspectiva)

Why did President Truman cross out the words “Jewish State” from the USA recognition of Israel
The Palestinian Authority claims President Truman intentionally removed the words “Jewish State” from the US recognition of Israel. An Israeli paper repeated the lie without any fact-checking. The truth is a charming story from the first minutes of the new Israeli state. (Presspectiva)

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CAMERA monitors media coverage of Israel, Dec.19-31: Guardian, BBC, Ma’ariv, Ha’aretz, Ynet

Our periodic round-up of posts from CAMERA affiliated sites:

BBC Watch

Crude stereotyping of ‘expansionist’ Israelis in BBC 3 comedy showBBC 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 UNRWA’s political campaigning on R4′s ‘The World Tonight’BBC reports on the recent flooding in Gaza cite “tight restrictions” on imports of fuel which do not exist . (BBC Watch)

CiF Watch

Guardian: Non-Jewish Israelis who live in settlements should not be called ‘settlers’According to the Guardian’s ‘Style Guide’, the term “settler” can only be used to characterize ‘Jewish’ Israelis who live beyond the green line. So, according to this logic, a Christian or Muslim citizen of Israel living in a “settlement” in the West Bank or “East” Jerusalem would NOT be considered a “settler”. (CiF Watch)

In Focus

Brandeis and Penn State Harrisburg Pull Out of ASA Program in Response to BoycottASA takes a more extreme stance on Israel than the president of the Palestinian Authority. (in Focus)

Review of the Fall Semester 2013: Israel Awareness Week at the University of HoustonOver 70 students attend an event with Israel’s highest ranking Muslim diplomat during Israel Awareness Week at the University of Houston, organized with CAMERA’s help and support. (in Focus)

Event Held at the University of Miami Celebrates Gay Life in Israel: About 70 students attend event at the University of Miami to learn about the rights that Israel gives gays in Israel. (in Focus)

The Failures of Sam BahourJ-Street at Brandeis helps bring to campus a speaker that is against Israel’s existence, and that suggested that Israel is responsible for chemical weapon use in Syria. J-Street is part of Hillel on that campus. (in Focus)

CAMERA Helps Bring Jeff Jacoby to Florida: Jeff Jacoby connects Zionism to American history and covers the big lies – big truth phenomenon. Our Owls for Israel Board member at Florida Atlantic University writes about it. (in Focus)

Senior Campus Coordinator at CAMERA Writes to Hampshire College President, Calling on Him to Condemn the ASA BoycottRead her well written letter here. (in Focus)

Review of Fall Semester 2013: Gil Magen at Ohio State University Photography Under Fire event draws in many people, including adults over age 50, students from a diverse number of academic department such as Middle East Studies, photography, sociology, political science and others. (in Focus)

Review of Fall Semester 2013: Sgt. Benjamin Anthony at George MasonAbout 70 students attend event designed to decrease apathy and increase awareness of Israel. Students involved in Greek life, students enrolled in ROTC and others learn about what drove Benjamin Anthony to leave all he knew in his native U.K. and enlist in the IDF. (in Focus)

Professor Rotella, Director of the American Studies Program at Boston College, Speaks Out Against the ASA Boycott of IsraelRead his letter here. So far 55 institutions have condemned the ASA boycott. (in Focus)


The Samer Issawi TestReleased Palestinian prisoner Samer Issawi is an important test case for journalists. His hunger strike continues to garner news coverage. His conviction for multiple attempts of murder, not so much. (CAMERA)

CAMERA Prompts NY Times Correction on Gaza Shortages, ‘Palestinian’ CitiesCAMERA prompts a New York Times correction after the newspaper claimed Israeli cities are “Palestinian,” blamed Israel for water, gas and electricity shortages in Gaza. (CAMERA)

At end of 2013, Ha’aretz Drops Ball on Depo-Provera StoryIn an end of the year round up of most read articles, Ha’aretz drops the ball on the Ethiopian contraception story, repeating errors that the very same news outlet corrected back in March. (CAMERA)

CAMERA Prompts Corrections on Ethiopians’ ContraceptionMonths after CAMERA’s Israel office prompted Ha’aretz to correct coverage about Depo Provera injections for Ethiopian women, the media watchdog sets off another round of corrections at the Israeli news outlet. (CAMERA)

In Jordan Valley, Ha’aretz LostA Ha’aretz photo caption wrongly states that Israel “had voted to extend Israeli law over parts of the Jordan Valley,” even though the original AP caption correctly identified the proposed legislation in question as “a proposed Israeli bill.” (Snapshots)


Ma’ariv’s Misplaced RageThe cause of a demonstration seems to baffle Ma’ariv (Presspectiva)

Is Israel’s Christian Population Really Declining?A nasty Independent Op-Ed repeats a modern day slander (Presspectiva)

Ma’ariv and Makor Rishon Greatly Over report European antisemitismA report on a new poll on European antisemitism manages to cite every figure wrong. (Presspectiva)

The Reemergence of the Green LineHa’aretz’s updated style guide, no longer encourages translators to avoid using the term “The Green Line”. (Presspectiva)

Who Needs To Check Facts If You Can Read Ynet?A scathing op-ed in the “7th eye” against the Simon Wiesenthal Center, was completely based on an error published in Ynet (Presspectiva)

ReVista de Medio Oriente

Who condemns Palestinian terrorism?: In the Spanish-speaking press, very few voices were given space to condemn the attack to the 240 bus line near Tel Aviv, while only a handful of papers actually published news about the incident. (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

Middle East headlines in the Spanish-speaking press: These are the weekly highlights about Israel and the Middle East in the Latin American and Spanish press. (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

Unreported by the Guardian: Details on latest Palestinian prisoners to be released (& their victims)

BBC Watch managing editor Hadar Sela was responsible for most of the research and editing in the following post.

On December 28th the Israeli Prison Service published the list of prisoners scheduled for release later this week, representing the third round of four scheduled releases agreed upon by Israel’s prime minister as a ‘goodwill gesture’ to get the Palestinians to resume peace talks.

As we have noted previously, many newspapers (including the GuardianIndependent, and Irish Times) have whitewashed the violent crimes of the prisoners being released and all but ignored the victims.  So, in addition to details about the perpetrators and their crimes, we’ve also included some information on the Israeli (and Palestinian) victims.  

(You can see the complete list of pre-Oslo prisoners to be released – information which was translated, edited and published exclusively by CAMERA – here.)

Below is a translation of the list of the latest 26 prisoners scheduled for release with additional information:

Alefendi Mohammed Yusuf Adnan (born 1971) was sentenced to thirty years imprisonment for attempted murder, having stabbed and wounded two Israeli civilians with a kitchen knife. 

Sh’hade Farid Sh’hade Ahmed (born 1962) was sentenced to 45 years imprisonment for the murder of suspected ‘collaborator’ Yosef Farhan in Jaffa in 1985 and was due to be released in February 2030.  

Yacoub Mohammed Ouda Ramadan (born 1963, member of PFLP-GC) was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Sarah Sharon. 

Afana Mustafa Ahmed Mohammed (born 1964, member of PFLP-GC) was sentenced to forty years imprisonment for his part in the murder of Sarah Sharon and was due to be released in 2033. 

Da’agna Nofel Mohammed Mahmoud (born 1948, member of PFLP) was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Sarah Sharon. 

Mother of seven Sarah Sharon (photo right)was 38 years old when she was stabbed to death in Holon on January 20th 1993.

Abu-Alrub Mustafa Mahmoud Faisal (born 1969, member of Fatah) was sentenced to two life terms for the shooting and murder of Yoram Cohen and for beating Mohammed Kamil to death. He was also found guilty of the manslaughter of an additional four Palestinians suspected of ‘collaboration’. 

Kamil Awad Ali Ahmed (born 1962, member of Fatah) was sentenced to sixteen life terms for the murder of Yoram Cohen and fifteen Palestinians suspected of ‘collaboration’.

20 year-old IDF soldier Sgt. Yoram Cohen was shot and killed in an ambush on the truck in which he was travelling in Jenin in 1991. 

Damara Ibrahim Mustafa Bilal (born 1969, member of Fatah) was sentenced to life imprisonment for his part in the murder of Frederick Rosenfeld. 

48 year-old Frederick Steven Rosenfeld  (photo right) was murdered in June 1989. Rosenfeld was hiking in the hills near Ariel when he came across a group of shepherds who stabbed him to death with his own knife and hid his body. 

Abu Muhsan Khaled Ibrahim Jamal (born 1971, member of Fatah) was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Shlomo Yehia in 1991. 

Shlomo Yehia (photo left) was born in 1915 in Yemen and immigrated to Israel in Operation Magic Carpet. He settled in Moshav Kadima where he worked as a gardener even after reaching retirement age. On September 26th 1991 he went out to work as usual and was stabbed to death in a public park. Shlomo was 76 years old at the time of his death and was survived by his wife and six children.

Tamimi Rushdi Mohammed Sa’id (born 1972, member of Fatah) was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Chaim Mizrachi.

Chaim Mizrachi grew up in Bat Yam and Holon, later moving to Beit El. On Friday, 29th October 1993, he went to buy eggs from an Arab-owned farm near his home and was met by terrorists who fled in his vehicle after wounding him and stuffing him into the car’s trunk. The terrorists murdered Chaim, then burned and abandoned the vehicle north of Ramallah. Chaim was 30 at the time of his death, and was survived by his pregnant wife, his parents, his sisters, and his brother. Half a year after his murder, his daughter was born.  

Silawi Khaled Kamal Osmana (born 1972, member of Fatah) was sentenced to four life terms for the murder of Motti Bitton and three Palestinians suspected of ‘collaboration’. In addition, was also convicted of manslaughter of another Palestinian and took part in the violent interrogation of others. 

32 year-old father of three Motti Bitton (photo right) from Ganim was shot and killed whilst shopping with his wife Mali (who was injured in the attack) in a convenience store along the road from Jenin to Jezreel Junction.

Tzouafta Sudki Abdel Razak Muhlas (born 1974, member of Fatah) was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Yosef Ben Ya’akov Malkin (Malka). 

Yosef Malkin (Malka) (photo left) was murdered in his apartment on December 29th 1990 in Haifa by two infiltrators from Jenin. He was 60 years old at the time of his death and worked as manager of the industrial engineering department of a company in Haifa. 

Braham Fawzi Mustafa Nasser (born 1975, member of Fatah) was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his former employer Morris (Moshe) Edri.

Morris Edri (photo right) was born in Marrakesh, Morocco in 1928 and immigrated to Israel in 1964 where he settled in Netanya. Morris worked in the pharmaceutical industry until his retirement due to ill-health and then worked in his son’s electrical shop. On November 24th 1991 he arrived at the shop in the morning to find a former employee waiting for him who claimed that he had left some clothes in the storeroom. Whilst Morris was making coffee, the former employee stabbed him in the back. He was 65 at the time of his death and was survived by his wife and nine children. 

Al Shalbi Yusuf Ahmed Nuaman (born 1971, member of Fatah) was sentenced to three life terms for the murders of Jamil Koftan Hasun, Mufid Ali Kna’an and Ahmed Ziud. 

Jaradat Mohammed Anis Ayman (born 1972, member of Fatah) was sentenced to four life terms for the murders of Jamil Koftan Hasun, Mufid Ali Kna’an, Mohamed Tawfik Jaradat and Ibrahim Said Ziud. Also convicted of the manslaughter of an additional Palestinian. 

On October 15th 1991 Jamil Hasun (photo left) from Daliyet el Carmel was celebrating his 32nd birthday. An operator of heavy machinery, he went that morning to pick up workers from a village near Jenin. There he was shot at point-blank range by two attackers. Jamil was survived by his wife and two children. 

Mufid Kna’an from Yarka went out hunting with friends near Jenin on January 15th 1992. There he was shot by two attackers. Mufid was 46 at the time of his death and was survived by his wife and six children. 

Shuamra Yunes Mohammed Naim was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Yossi Hayoun.

Yossi (Yosef) Hayoun was a police sapper who was killed whilst trying to disarm a bomb planted in Moshav Shekef in the Lachish area in June 1993. 

Mahmud Mohammed Salman was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Shai Shuker.

22 year-old Shai Shuker (photo right) from Herzliya was murdered on February 2nd 1994 near Tira. His attacker strangled him with a shoelace.

Abu-Gamal Ahmed Ibrahim Jamal was sentenced to twenty-two years imprisonment for attempted murder and was due to be released in May 2016.

Abu-Ali Faiz Mahmoud Ibrahim was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Roni Levi. 

Roni Levi (photo left) from Petah Tikva was saving up to get married and worked in marketing for a factory during the week and as a taxi driver at the weekends. On Saturday December 29th 1990 he was working an evening shift when radio connection with his taxi was lost. The blood-stained taxi was found the next day in Tel Aviv, but Roni’s body was only discovered three weeks later in an orchard. Roni was 24 years old at the time of his death. 

Barbach Judat Zaki Raami was sentenced to twenty-five years imprisonment for the murder of Yosef Zandani.

28 year-old Yosef Zandani (photo right) was strangled and stabbed to death in his home in Moshav Bnei Aiyish near Gadera on March 30th 1994.

Halaf Juma’a Mustafa Ahmed was sentenced to 21 years and three months imprisonment for aggravated assault and was due to be released in February 2014.

Abu Hasin Ahmed Yusef Bilal was sentenced to a thirty-six year term for the murder of Farouk Raud Abdelhamid Abu Khader and was due to be released in 2027.

Abu Hadir Mohammed Yassin Yassin was serving a twenty-eight year sentence for the murder of Yigal Shahaf and was due to be released in 2016.

Twenty-four year-old student Yigal Shahaf (photo left) from Jerusalem was shot in the head whilst walking through the Old City with his wife on October 10th 1987. He died the next day and was survived by his wife, parents, sisters and brother. 

Tsalah Khalil Ahmed Ibrahim (born 1960, member of Fatah) was sentenced to three life terms for the murders of Menahem Stern, Eli Amsalem and Hassan Zaid. 

Eli Amsalem (photo right) was born in Fez, Morocco and arrived in Israel with his family in 1957, where they settled in Jerusalem. Eli worked as a television technician. On July 28th 1989 he was murdered in his home near the Mahane Yehuda market. 

Muamar Atta Mahmoud Mahmoud (born 1961, member of Fatah) was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murders of Menahem Stern and Hassan Zaid.

Professor Menahem Stern (photo right) was born in Poland in 1925. He was an Israel Prize laureate and professor of history at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He was 64 years old when he was stabbed by two terrorists whilst walking to work on June 22nd 1989. Professor Stern was survived by his wife and four children.

Taktuk Lufti Halma Ibrahim (born 1972, member of Hamas) was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Binyamin Meisner.

24 year-old reservist Binyamin Meisner was murdered in February 1989 by a group which lured him into an ally in Nablus (Schem) where they had pre-prepared a stockpile of rocks. Binyamin Meisner was killed by a blow to the head with a stone. 

CAMERA sites monitor media coverage of Israel, Nov. 20-26: Guardian, BBC, NYT, Ynet, Europa Press

Our regular round up of posts from CAMERA affiliated sites:

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)

SFSU President Condemns Campus Event With Slogan “My Heroes Have Always Killed Colonizers”San Francisco State University President Les Wong publicly condemned this week an event held on campus in which students created posters that read, “My heroes have always killed colonizers.” The posters were displayed in the campus square, and were created as part of a larger event celebrating Edward Said, according to AMCHA. The event was organized by the General Union of Palestinian Students . (in Focus)

Where’s the coverage? With the exception of two media, Spanish press did not cover the murder of the young Israeli Eden Atias at the hands of a Palestinian. (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

The order of the factors alters the product Europa Press not only ignored the murder of Eden Atias, but used the incident as a pretext to insist portraying once again the Palestinians as “victims”. (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

Impartiality: Europa Press offers 367 words to the Palestinian version and only 27 to the Israeli. (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

Pattern: A brief review of the coverage of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict of Europe Press shows a very striking pattern: the agency appears to officiate as a spokesman for Hamas. (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

Where’s the coverage?: Censorship on the press by the Palestinian Authority is silenced by Spanish-speaking media (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

A Return to Bias: Our CAMERA Fellow at Concordia writes in her Op-Ed that “Israel was the only specific country on the agenda when the United Nations met on September 10, 2013. At this time the world was praying for the victims of chemical weaponry in Syria. The UN made no specific or emergency condemnation of Syria at the time. It took a backseat to the permanent agenda article against the Jewish State. The executive director of UN Watch, Hillel Neuer noted that day that the same amount of time was allotted to Israel as was committed to the rest of the world. (In Focus)

The Scary World of Uri MisgavUri Misgav’s column is analysed applying the same psychoanalytic method he applies to others. (Presspectiva)

The New York Times Admits Its ErrorThe New York Times publishes an apology for illustrating a shocking terror attack, with a picture of the terrorist’s mother (Presspectiva)

That renowned BBC accuracy and impartialityBBC’s man in Gaza invents an Israeli air raid. (BBC Watch)

BBC misrepresentation of Israel’s stance on Iran talks continues in Kim Ghattas report: The BBC’s State Department correspondent was the latest to misinform audiences about Israel’s stance on P5+1 deal. (BBC Watch)

Arab Israeli Citizen Shares Minority Experience with SF State: CAMERA on Campus Is In the News! This article was written by Guadalupe González and was printed in the Golden Gate Xpress on October 29, 2013. (In Focus)

Evidently, some Palestinian prisoners don’t evoke Harriet Sherwood’s sympathySympathetic portrayals of Palestinian terrorists serving sentences in Israeli jails are something of a specialty for the Guardian’s Harriet Sherwood, yet she seems strangely unmoved when Palestinians are imprisoned (and often tortured) in Arab countries. (CiF Watch)

Napoleon, Ben Gurion and the Jewish StateWas Napoleon a harbinger of Zionism? (Presspectiva)

Tel Aviv, Israel’s Eternal CapitalWhy the foreign media keeps claiming that Tel Aviv is the capital city of Israel. (Presspectiva)

We Must Take Ownership of Our Own Humanity: Eliot Hamilton of our CCAP group Claremont Colleges for Israel: “I have found that if I mention of the State of Israel, someone will not respectfully disagree with me, but will get angry with me personally for supporting something that they see as flawed. I did not expect to be disrespected so vehemently, or to experience such hatred. . .” (In Focus)

CAMERA monitors media coverage of Israel in 3 languages, Nov. 5: Guardian, BBC, El Pais, NYT & Haaretz

Our regular roundup of posts from CAMERA affiliated sites:

BBC report on building tenders presented in one-sided political terminology
The BBC embraces the politically motivated terminology used by the Palestinian Authority and fringe groups of radical anti-Israel campaigners in a report on construction plans in Jerusalem suburb. (BBC Watch)

BBC coverage of prisoner release in pictures
The imbalance in BBC coverage of the recent release of convicted Palestinian terrorists is reflected even in the images selected to illustrate reports. (BBC Watch)

Guardian columnist compares Israel to an autistic child
Guardian columnist Giles Fraser evokes the refrain that ‘Israel doesn’t play well with others’ by advancing a bizarre analogy between the ‘stubborn’ Jewish state and a cognitively underdeveloped child. (CiF Watch)

CSUN Stands Back as Professor Klein Uses University Resources to Promote Israel Boycott
California State University Northridge fails to remove Professor Klein’s webpage, posted on the university server, that promotes the boycott of Israel. (in Focus)

Recap of Dr. Anat Berko’s Campus Tour
Anat Berko just recently completed her October campus tour, visiting ten campuses that stretched from Florida to Ohio. (in Focus)

Students at ORT University in Uruguay Attend Lecture Given by Professor Jack Drassinover
CAMERA’s first Fellow in Uruguay organizes an event about Israel on his campus. (in Focus)

Lost in the Israeli geography 
European TV channel Euronews continues to believe that the capital of the Jewish State is Tel Aviv. (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

Argumentative illusionism 
An op-ed by ReVista published in the Argentinean newspaper Clarín. (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

Answering Marcelo JelenE 
Article by Ilan Bajarlia, Ort University of Uruguay CAMERA Fellow. (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

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 was sent to the Spanish newspaper as a response to a couple of articles with several inaccuracies. (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

Always Human Error? 
Presspectiva responds to Haaretz blog post explaining away the “Rihanna incident” (Presspectiva)

Zionism and Religion
Are the two contradictory? (Presspectiva)

The New York Times, Haaretz and Maariv – An Empirical Experiment
Within 48 hours three papers made the same mistake. Who published a correction? (Presspectiva)

Hassidim, Soya and Dubious Sources
A viral story about Gur Hassidim was based on some rather dubious evidence. (Presspectiva)

The CiF Watch office in Jerusalem is now open for business!

door photo smallerWe’re proud to announce that our sponsor, CAMERA (the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America), has expanded its Israel operations with the opening of a main office in Jerusalem this week. The new Jerusalem facility will serve as the center for CAMERA’s presence in the Jewish state and will enable increased activity in promoting accurate coverage of Israel and the Middle East in the North American, European and Israeli media.

The office, which is located at a technology park which houses several major international media outlets as well as Israel’s Government Press Office, will be the new home office and will be home to two CAMERA affiliates. Presspectiva (, CAMERA’s popular Hebrew-language website launched in 2010, will share space with CiF Watch.

BBC Watch (, our sister site, will continue to operate from its branch in northern Israel.

CAMERA, Presspectiva, CiF Watch and BBC Watch are responsible for securing countless corrections in leading  print and broadcast outlets on key subjects such as Palestinian prisoners, Israeli policies towards the Gaza Strip, sensitive holy sites, and many others. Staff members regularly communicate with journalists and publish op-eds and letters to the editor which clarify and focus on topics frequently misrepresented by mainstream media reporting.

“In the last nine years, certain Israeli news editors have internalized an important lesson. If at one time they thought they were better off disregarding our findings, they now realize it is in their interest to respond to our calls for accountability and accuracy,” noted Tamar Sternthal, Director of the Israel office, who joined CAMERA in Boston in 1999 and subsequently opened CAMERA’s virtual office in Israel in 2004.

CAMERA and Presspectiva have submitted several complaints to the Israel Press Council, resulting in corrections made by Israeli media outlets. “All too often, misinformation appearing in the international media originated from Israeli sources, underscoring the importance of Presspectiva’s work,” said Jerusalem native Yishai Goldflam, Editor-in-Chief of Presspectiva.  

“The establishment of the Jerusalem office is the natural next step in the ongoing growth of CAMERA’s global efforts. We look forward to hosting events and conferences for both the Hebrew and English-speaking public,” stated Andrea Levin, President and Executive Director of CAMERA, from the organization’s Boston headquarters.

What the Guardian won’t report: Details on 26 Palestinian terrorists to be released (and their victims).

The Guardian hasn’t yet published a report on the second round of prisoners who will soon be freed as part of a US-brokered deal for the resumption of peace talks. However, the Israeli Prison Service published a list (in Hebrew) of those 26 scheduled for release, so we’re posting the following information – translated and edited by Hadar Sela, managing editor of BBC Watch – on both the prisoners and their victims: 

Nasser Mohammed:  born in 1965, a member of Hamas and a resident of Judea & Samaria. Arrested in 1985 and sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Aharon Avidar.

Karaja Rafaa: born in 1962, a resident of Judea & Samaria.  Arrested in 1985 and sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Aharon Avidar.

Aharon (Roni) Avidar was born in Jerusalem and was a computer programmer. He was 29 years old when, in February 1985, he was shot by terrorists whilst on reserve duty guarding a government office in Al Bireh, near Ramallah. Roni was survived by his wife and daughter – his infant son had died some three months before he was murdered. 

Tsabbag Mohamed:  born 1974, a member of Fatah and a resident of Judea & Samaria was arrested in 1991 and sentenced to life imprisonment. Whilst a minor, he tortured and brutally murdered three local residents (Hassan Katbia, Lutfi Sa’adi and one other person) suspected of collaboration.

Shabbir Hazam: born 1974, a member of Fatah and a resident of the Gaza Strip was arrested in 1994 and sentenced to life imprisonment. As an initiation into a terror organization, together with an accomplice released in the previous round, he murdered a work colleague – Isaac Rotenberg from Holon – with an axe. 

Isaac Rotenberg

Holocaust survivor Isaac Rotenberg was born in Poland. Most of his family was murdered in the Sobibor death camp, but Isaac managed to escape and joined the partisans. After the war he tried to make his way by ship to mandate Palestine, but was interred by the British and sent to a detention camp in Cyprus until 1947. After his release Isaac arrived in pre-state Israel and fought in the War of Independence. He continued his work as a plasterer even after pension age and in March 1994 was at his place of work in Petah Tikva when he was attacked by two Palestinian labourers with axes. He died, aged 67, two days later. 

Amawi Halmi: born 1968, a member of Hamas and a resident of the Gaza Strip was arrested in 1993 and sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Yigal Vaknin.

Yigal Vaknin

 22-year-old tractor operator Yigal Vaknin was stabbed to death in an orchard at his place of work in Moshav Batzra on September 24th 1993 (the eve of Yom Kippur), eleven days after the signing of the Oslo accords, when Halmi and an accomplice lured him with a request for help. Yigal, who grew up in Dimona, was survived by his parents and eight brothers and sisters.

Damouni Ahmed: born 1970, a member of Hamas and a resident of the Gaza Strip, was arrested in 1990 and sentenced to life imprisonment for his part in the lynching of reservist Amnon Pomerantz.

Amnon Pomerantz was an electrical engineer and scientist and worked in research and development. On September 20th 1990, Amnon left his home in Havatzelet Hasharon for reserve duty in Gaza. Three hours later, he was brutally murdered by a gang of Palestinian rioters after he took a wrong turn on the way to his base and accidentally entered Al Burj Refugee Camp. After they threw rocks at him, they poured gasoline on his vehicle and ignited it with Amnon inside. Amnon was 46 at the time of his death. He was survived by his wife and three children.

Reuven David

Reuven David was born in Iraq and was the owner of a mini-market in Petah Tikva. In May 1991, together with an accomplice who was released in the previous round, Matslaha entered 59 year-old David’s shop, tied him up, gagged him and then beat him to death, before escaping in the victim’s car. Reuven David left a wife, three children and several grandchildren. 

Abu Dahila Sharif: born 1955, a member of Fatah and a resident of Judea & Samaria, was arrested in 1992 for the murder of Avi Osher and sentenced to life imprisonment.

Avi Osher, aged 40 from Moshav Beka’ot in the Jordan Rift Valley was an agricultural instructor who also managed the date grove at Moshav Mesu’a. In June 1991 Avi was stabbed to death in that date grove by Abu Dahila, with whom he had worked for 15 years. Avi was survived by his wife Eilat and their two children. 

Gnimat Mustafa and Gnimat Ziad: both born 1962, both residents of Judea & Samaria and members of Fatah, were arrested in 1985 and each sentenced to life imprisonment for the murders of two Israeli civilians – Meir Ben Yair (33) and Michal Cohen (32) who were sitting in a car in Messu’a forest, near Beit Shemesh.

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Guy Fridman

In December 1990 nineteen year-old Guy Fridman was killed and two other soldiers were injured in Bethlehem when bombs exploded in an ambush. He was survived by his parents and two brothers. 

Shakir Al Afu: born 1964, a member of Fatah and a resident of Judea & Samaria, arrested in 1986 and sentenced to life imprisonment for his part in the murder of Shaltiel Akiva.

On the eve of Pessach 1985, Sgt. Shaltiel Akiva, aged 21, arrived home from Lebanon to spend the holiday with his family in Rosh HaAiyn. However, he was immediately called back to his base in Samaria. On April 6th he set out to visit his family but en route was kidnapped and strangled to death by a terrorist cell. His body was found two days later near Beit Ariyeh. He was survived by his parents and five siblings. 

Yosef Shirazi

Yosef Shirazi (62) was born in Baghdad and immigrated to Israel in 1950. He resided in Eilat where he had just begun working as a security guard for the Hebrew Unversity’s marine biology research centre when he was shot at close range by members of a terror cell who had swum from Aqaba in Jordan to Eilat with the intention of carrying out a terror attack.  

Mukbal Najah: born 1966, a member of Fatah and a resident of Judea & Samaria, was arrested in 1990 and sentenced to 38 years imprisonment for the murder – together with an accomplice – of Ya’akov Shalom. He was due for release in July 2028.

Ya’akov Shalom was born in Jerusalem in 1949 where he studied law after his military service. In later years he opened a restaurant in Ein Kerem and it was in the flat above the restaurant that he was stabbed to death in May 1990 by two of his employees. 

Yusef Hazaa: born in 1967 and a resident of Judea & Samaria, arrested in 1985 and sentenced to life imprisonment for the murders of two civilians

In July 1985, whilst a minor and together with an accomplice, he murdered two Israeli teachers from a school in Afula on a preparatory hike in a JNF forest on the Gilboa mountains. 35 year-old father of five Yosef Elihau was shot at close range and 19 year-old National Service volunteer Leah Almakayis was strangled.

Genia Friedman

Genia Friedman immigrated to Israel from the Ukraine in 1991. She was 41 years old when, in February 1992, she was stabbed to death on a main street in Kfar Saba, where she lived. The terrorist also stabbed and injured her father and two other people. 

Abdel Aziz Ahmed: born 1973, a resident of Judea & Samaria, arrested in 1993 and sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Motti Bitton. He planned, initiated and carried out the attack in October 1992 which led to the death of 32 year-old father of three Motti Bitton from Ganim and the injury of his wife, Mali Bitton whilst they were shopping in convenience store along the road from Jenin to Jezreel Junction.

Abu Hanana Usama: born 1974, a member of Fatah and a resident of Judea & Samaria. Arrested in 1992 and sentenced to life imprisonment for his part in the murder of Motti Bitton (see above) and the injury of his wife by throwing an explosive device at her.

Turkeman Mohamed: born 1973, a member of Fatah and a resident of Judea & Samaria. Arrested in 1992 and sentenced to life imprisonment for shooting and killing Motti Bitton (see above) and shooting and injuring the deceased’s wife who got out of her vehicle to help her husband. 

Revital Seri

Revital Seri (22) and Ron Levy (23) were both students at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In October 1984 they were hiking near the Cremisan monastery when they were attacked by Abed Rabbo (whose mother was honored by Mahmoud Abbas earlier this year), tied up and shot to death at close range with a stolen weapon. 

Aashur Mohamed:  born 1960, resident of Judea & Samaria, arrested in 1985 and sentenced to 30 years imprisonment (scheduled release date May 2017) for murder and grievous bodily harm.

Together with two accomplices, he shot 33 year-old taxi driver David Caspi in the head whilst he was driving them through the neighbourhood of Shuafat and then dumped his body by the side of the road. David Caspi left a wife and two daughters.

While in prison he was involved in the assault and injury of another prisoner. 

Ian Sean Feinberg

Ian Sean Feinberg was born in South Africa and immigrated to Israel after finishing High School. Having qualified in law before his enlistment, he spent five years serving as a lawyer in the Gaza Strip and was later involved professionally with Palestinian economic development as a legal advisor. On April 18th 1993, during a business meeting in the Rimal neighborhood of Gaza City, terrorists burst into the room announcing that they had ‘come to kill the Jew’. They then murdered him with gunshots and an axe. Ian was 30 at the time of his death. He was survived by his wife and three children.

Shimon Cohen

Shimon Cohen, who was 71 years old when he was killed in the terror attack on Mahane Yehuda market, was a sixth generation Jerusalemite who was born in the Old City in 1920. After his retirement from the family’s fish stall in the same market, he used to visit friends there frequently. 

Beni- Hassan Othman: born 1966, resident of Judea & Samaria, member of Fatah. Arrested in 1985 and sentenced to life imprisonment for the murders of Yosef Eliyahu and Leah Almakayis (see above).

Samarin Asrar: born 1969, a member of Fatah and a resident of Judea & Samaria. Arrested in 1992 and sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Tzvi Klein and for attempted murder.

Tzvi Klein

Tzvi Klein was born in 1947 in Czechoslovakia. A mathematician and an educator, he made his home in Ofra, teaching and also active at the pedagogic centre of the Binyamin council.

On the first day of Hannuka 1991, he was travelling from Jerusalem to Ofra when shots were fired at his vehicle. Tzvi was fatally injured in the head, a passenger was also injured and his daughter who was also travelling with him was unharmed. 44 years old at the time of his death, Tzvi was survived by his wife and three children. 


CAMERA links in 3 languages, Oct. 24: BBC Watch, Snapshots, In Focus, Presspectiva, ReVista

Our regular roundup of posts from CAMERA affiliated sites:

Where’s the coverage? Jewish cemeteries defaced in Israel
Why does the Israeli media treat the defacing of Jewish cemeteries in Israel differently, (Presspectiva)

TIME Magazine Flacks for Iran
TIME Magazine takes Iran’s side against the United States. (Snapshots)

Where’s the Coverage? Many Countries Have Nuclear Power but No Enrichment
The latest untold story. (Snapshots)

Letter to the Editor: “In Response to Nadine Aly”
SJP at FAU spreads inaccuracies. A CAMERA Fellow speaks up with a letter to the editor, and is published in his campus paper. (in Focus)

A Testimonial from a Cedarville University Alumna
CAMERA has had an enormous impact on my past two years in college, my current occupation, and my future career goals. As a Christian . . . (in Focus)

CAMERA Helps Bring Dr. Anat Berko to USF
As part of the Less Hamas More Hummus Campaign, Dr. Anat Berko spoke at the University of South Florida about her first hand research on suicide bombers and their handlers. (in Focus)

Accuracy and impartiality failures in BBC report on Jerusalem elections
The BBC misleads readers by suggesting that Arab Jerusalemites cannot be Israeli citizens and conceals the campaign of intimidation to stop them voting. (BBC Watch)

BBC terms bus bomb planner claimed as a member by 2 terror groups ‘militant’
How many internationally recognized terror organisations have to claim a person as one of their members before the BBC will stop euphemistically describing him as a “militant”? (BBC Watch)

Why won’t Harriet Sherwood tell readers about the suspected terror affiliation of Shawan Jabarin?
It seems reasonable to expect journalists who take their professional duties seriously would inform their readers when a so-called “human rights” organization they’re covering is led by a suspected terrorist, which explains why the Guardian failed to do so in a report about the radical Palestinian NGO, Al Haq. (CiF Watch)

Inside The Mind of a Bomber
Our speaker is met with a few protesters at UF. CAMERA Fellow Avia Gridi has the final word when she writes about it for her school paper. (In Focus)

CAMERA links in 3 languages – Oct. 21: BBC Watch, Snapshots, In Focus, Presspectiva and Revista

Our regular roundup of post from CAMERA affiliated sites:

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 or location. (BBC Watch)

BBC R4 presents jaundiced account of San Remo conference
The BBC’s reliance upon two activist academics to explain the San Remo Conference and the Balfour Declaration produces predictably subjective results. (BBC Watch)

Where’s the Coverage? Palestinian Incitement Violates Oslo Accords
The latest untold story. (Snapshots)

Revealed: How Richard Silverstein was duped again by a phony “source”
When blogger Richard Silverstein isn’t expressing support for the end of the Jewish state, or defending terror groups like Hamas, he’s often busy peddling false “scoops“ based on little or no evidence. (CiF Watch)

Transmutation of the reality
The Paraguayan newspaper Última Hora bids farewell to context, when it reverses the roles of the players. It is now Iran which is the threatened party. (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

The Politics of a Humanitarian Fundraiser
The surprising reactions of anti-Israel groups when a pro-Israel group tries to fundraise for Syrian refugees. (in Focus)

The Loneliness of Leadership
To what period in Churchill’s life did Netanyahu compare himself? (Presspectiva)

Transforming speculation into fact
Argentinean media claims that Israel makes between 10 and 15 atomic bombs each year. (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

Spokesmen of an ideology
The Spanish news agency Europa Press has major problems with any fact or data that would invalidate or place in doubt its assumption of perennial Israeli guilt and evil. (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

CAMERA’s Campus Team Visits Students in Florida. 
CAMERA’s Campus Director Aviva Slomich and Senior Campus Coordinator Samantha Mandeles have just returned from visits with our pro-Israel groups in Florida. Learn about the pro-Israel events happening now in Florida! (in Focus)

CAMERA links in 3 language, Oct. 15: BBC Watch, In Focus, Snapshots, Presspectiva and Revista

Our regular round-up of posts from CAMERA affiliated sites:

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?
Logical mistakes, lack of contextualization and bias in the Spanish news agency Europa Press. (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

13 years on: BBC website still misleads over 2000 Ramallah lynching
The BBC states that its online news articles are a ‘permanent public record’. But what happens when those stories are inaccurate, biased or misleading? (BBC Watch)

BBC template response to audience complaints about Psagot
In response to complaints about its lack of coverage of an attack on a nine year-old Israeli girl, the BBC says it was the weekend. (BBC Watch)

The paper which hates Britain? Guardian leaks ‘worst blow to British intel ever’
Several of Britain’s top national security advisors have slammed the Guardian for their decision to disseminate extremely sensitive classified information – intel which one official warned would serve as a ‘guidebook for terrorists’. (CiF Watch)

Palestinians will pay dearly for Hamas ‘resistance tunnels’
The discovery of a Hamas tunnel stretching from southern Gaza into Israel, built with humanitarian construction materials, not only will harm Gaza economically, but will serve to erode Israeli trust that future territorial concessions will truly result in peace. (CiF Watch)

Finally a 3000 year old Palestinian village is found – Well only in Ha’aretz headline
Misleading headline implies Israel is about to evict a 3000 year old village. (Presspectiva)

From journalist to capital founders
For the European TV channel Euronews, Tel Aviv is Israel’s capital city. (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

El País, recycling nothing
Under the headline “Swiss scientists confirm the possibility that Arafat was poisoned”, the Spanish newspaper El Pais transformed a non-news item into a news-breaking event. (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

Selective journalism
When the World Bank blamed Israel for the Palestinian economic ills, Spanish press was eager to inform. But when an EU document pointing to Palestinian corruption was leaked, there was silence. (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

CAMERA links in 3 languages, Oct. 8: BBC Watch, Snapshots, In Focus, Presspectiva & Revista

Our regular roundup of posts from CAMERA affiliated sites:

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 on the Israeli PM’s UNGA speech misleads audiences . (BBC Watch)

Ha’aretz Errs on Facebook, Too
After CAMERA’s Israel office contacted Ha’aretz, editors deleted a post on the media outlet’s Facebook page which falsely claimed that Women of the Wall accepted prayer space outside Jerusalem’s Old City. (Snapshots)

Rouhani translator: “No, he did not use the word ‘Holocaust.'”
Rouhani’s own translator adds her voice to the many who note that the Iranian president did not use the word “Holocaust” in his interview with CNN. It’s time for CNN to correct its mistranslation. (Snapshots)

More evidence the Guardian got it wrong on Rouhani’s “Holocaust” remarks
Contradicting the Guardian’s account of the remarks to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour by Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani, Rouhani’s own translator has recently confirmed that the word “Holocaust” was in fact never used by during the interview. (CiF Watch)

Fighting for Israel on College Campuses
CAMERA’s Senior Campus Coordinator writes in The Algemeiner on bullying and harassment that she experienced at Hampshire College while trying to defend Israel. (in Focus)

He Just “Died”
Analysis of media coverage of the death of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef (Presspectiva)

Why do building materials so confuse the media?
Presspectiva corrects erroneous reports on Israeli policy regarding the Gaza Strip (Presspectiva)

Middle East in the Spanish-speaking press
The press was focused on possible political implications of the death of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef and land restitution to Palestinians from Burka. (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

On The Front Page! 
IDF Lt. Colonel Anat Berko speaks to a crowd of over 100 students on how children and women are recruited by terrorist organizations. Article about event appears on front page of student paper. (in Focus)

CAMERA links in 3 languages, Oct 4: BBC Watch, Presspectiva, In Focus, Snapshots and Revista

Our regular roundup of posts from CAMERA affiliated sites:

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 correspondent promotes the notion of ‘moderated’ Iranian Holocaust denial . (BBC Watch)

Guardian engages in Rouhani Revisionism in report on “Holocaust” remarks 
Leave it to the Guardian to obfuscate the Iranian President’s recent Holocaust Revisionism. (CiF Watch)

The Guardian tries out a new narrative: Islamist “dove” vs the Zionist “hawk”.
Guardian headline claim that the Israeli Prime Minister has engaged in “anti-Iran” talk is not supported by the subsequent text. (CiF Watch)

El Universal of Mexico and its bias
Bias, lack of context and anti-Israeli ideology in the Mexican newspaper El Universal. (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

Middle East headlines in the Spanish-speaking press
Israel warnings in regard to a nuclear Iran and promises by Rohani to “free” the internet access is his country was the focus of attention of the Latin American and Spanish press. (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

CAMERA Speaks at Indiana University
CAMERA leads writing and media workshops with Birthright students and pro-Israel students at Indiana University. (in Focus)

The Case of the Mysterious Fatwa
Did Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei issue a fatwa banning nuclear weapons?. (Presspectiva)

OPINION Letter to the editor: Israel cannot be compared to Syria
CAMERA Fellow quickly writes a response to an anti-Israel piece at SUNY Binghamton, his published piece can be read here. (in Focus)

Tripod: CAMERA links in 3 languages, Sept. 17-24: BBC Watch, Snapshots, Presspectiva, Revista

Our regular roundup of posts from CAMERA affiliated sites:

Israel Hayom Plays Broken Telephone
Israel Hayom’s three versions of a report on Israel’s alleged nuclear arsenal becomes increasingly confused. (Presspectiva)

What Israel has done for the Palestinians
Has Israel really done nothing for the welfare of Palestinians in the last 46 years?. (Presspectiva)

BBC WS adds clarification to Doucet remarks in Peres interview
BBC corrects claim by Lyse Doucet that Israeli PM never said what it had itself reported him as saying. (BBC Watch)

BBC’s educational resource website describes Yom Kippur attack by Syria and Egypt as ‘pre-emptive’
Politically motivated distortion on the BBC’s resource website for teachers . (BBC Watch)

Perpetrator: always Israel
The Spanish-language media tends to distort information when Israel is the victim. (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

Europa Press: distorting the information
The Spanish wire agency does its best to portray Israel in the worst possible light . (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

A Holy Land Without Christians?
The population of Christians in “Israel/Palestine” has actually increased, not decreased. (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

Where’s the Coverage? Rouhani’s Own Words Prove He is No Moderate
The latest untold story. (Snapshots)

Counter-terror idea by Simon Jenkins in response to Nairobi: Stop building malls.
In response to the massacre of civilians at a shopping centre in Nairobi, Kenya by the Islamist group al-Shabaab, the Guardian’s veteran journalist proposes an unusual anti-terror idea: cease the construction of shopping malls! (CiF Watch)