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CAMERA Highlights of the Week March 9, 2012



CAMERA Highlights of the Week

March 9, 2012

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Below is a sample of recent articles and postings on CAMERA's Web site and Snapshots blog.  Don't forget to check both often for the latest.

At the New York Times: Inflammatory photo fit to print?
The March 8th edition of the New York Times inexplicably placed on the front page above the fold "Mideast Din Drowns Out Palestinians," featuring an inflammatory photo apparently showing Israeli soldiers firing rifles at “Palestinian stone-throwers.” But that's not what the photo actually showed, and this was only the beginning of the report's problems.

Heckler at UC Davis accuses Israeli presenter of “Rape,” “Prostitution”
On Monday, February 27th , two Israeli soldiers gave a presentation (or at least, attempted to) at the University of California, Davis, meant to correct misconceptions about the moral standards of the IDF.Several UC Davis students associated with Students for Justice in Palestine, Muslim Student Association, and Jewish Voice for Peace attended the lectures (one by a Jewish Israeli and the other by a Druze Israeli) and heckled the presenters.

Washington Post Features More Unopposed Palestinian Propaganda"One state is enough," a March 4 commentary by an organizer of the discredited Harvard University anti-Israel conference, exemplifies a chronic problem on The Washington Post's Op-Ed page -- hospitality to unrebutted anti-Israel offerings by outside contributors.

NY Times: Creating News Where There is None
One or 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 Times' preferred story, Israel is the perennial aggressor while the Palestinians are the perennial victims. And if there happens to be no particular Palestinian grievance to play up on a given day, the New York Timeswill make sure to do so anyway: by recycling an older picture or creating a grievance of its own.

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.

Daylight between Friedman and Kristof on Egypt
The New York Times' Thomas Friedman and Nicholas Kristof operate as a tag-team attacking the government of Benjamin Netanyahu. But on the Arab Spring, differences among the two have emerged.

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.

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 are not Israeli citizens, but their territory and lives remain under Israeli control and strictures. But there are also 1.5 million Palestinians who are Israeli citizens, about 20 percent of the country's population, and Justice Joubran is a member of that group."

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.

Islamists in Libya Destroy Graves of Christians and Jews
Several U.S. servicemen have been killed in Afghanistan by terrorists enraged over the burning of Korans that had been mistakenly burned by American soldiers. U.S. President Barack Obama has apologized, but that has not been enough to quell the anger, which apparently has erupted in Libya as well where a mob of Islamists desecrated the graves of British soldiers who died in North Africa during World War II.

Prep-Work for a Pogrom in Turkey?
Are would-be murderers marking their targets for an upcoming pogrom in Turkey, a repeat of one that took place in 1978?  That's a reasonable question to ask in light of a report published today in the Turkish website, Vatan (“Homeland”), which bills itself as the “Internets fastest rising newspaper (or journal).” The article reports that 45 homes in the province of Adiyaman have been marked with crosses.

Pat Buchanan Doesn't Deserve Conservative Support over MSNBC
When MSNBC announced that commentator Pat Buchanan would not be returning after a four-month break, some news media conservatives defended him and charged the left-leaning cable channel with ideological censorship. They ignored a defining characteristic of Buchanan, his antisemitism -- something William F. Buckley, father of the modern conservative movement, identified 20 years ago.

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