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Tripod: CAMERA links in 3 languages, Sept. 1-9. BBC Watch, Presspectiva, In Focus and ReVista


Our regular roundup of posts from CAMERA affiliated sites:

Sept. 4-9

Toned down BBC reporting on Iranian, Syrian threats against Israel
Despite 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 Middle East page in August
Over half the Israel-related filmed reports appearing on the BBC News website during August promoted the theme of Israeli building as an obstacle to peace . (BBC Watch)

Our CCAP groups are starting the new year tabling on campus
Scroll down to see photos. (In Focus)

Parallel Manual of Style
The Spanish news agency Europa Press Israeli police raids are “reprisals” instead of operations to find those responsible for a crime or an offense. (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

Anti-Israel Professors at Northeastern
Students are studying in a biased and anti-Israel climate created by their professors. A new documentary is coming out soon exploring this issue. (In Focus)

Ma’ariv Proves It Can Be Haaretz
Maariv gives a one-sided (and erroneous) summary of the case of fire zone 918 (Presspectiva)

Middle East in the Spanish speaking press
The press points out the possibility of a chemical attack from Syria to Israel but, at the same time, emphasizes Syria’s decision to deliver their chemical arsenal to the UN. (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

The Guardian again promotes myth that Ariel Sharon started 2nd Intifada
One of the more common false narratives regarding the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict advanced by the Guardian is that Ariel Sharon’s visit to the Temple Mount in 2001 “sparked” the 2nd Intifada – a lie repeated so often that casual observers could be forgiven for believing it.. (CiF Watch)

Sept. 1-4

BBC defence correspondent: Al Kibar was a ‘suspected’ nuclear facility
The 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 from Operation Pillar of Cloud
Twitter – being fast-moving ‘instant’ messaging and cutting out the editorial ‘middle-man’ between the journalist and the public – is particularly susceptible to breaches of BBC editorial guidelines. (BBC Watch)

Robert Fisk finds Zionist smoking gun in likely U.S. attack against Syria
Before the U.S. has launched even one cruise missile against Syria in response to the regime’s use of deadly chemical weapons, the Indy’s Robert Fisk has already concluded that such an attack would be motivated by Zionist interests. (CiF Watch)

Haaretz Translators Are Back in the Habit
A Haaretz mistranslation turns a visiting Syrian nun from an Israeli fan to an Israeli critic (Presspectiva)

Lets Try Sticking To Facts
Haaretz op-ed falsely claims Netanyahu has never condemned racially motivated violence. (Presspectiva)

Palestinians Support Caterpillar
The BDS campaign calls for boycotting companies such as Caterpillar, while Caterpillar dealerships do business in Gaza and Ramallah. (In Focus)

Middle East in the Spanish speaking press
The press points out that “all the alarms” have been started in the region due to Israel’s military exercise, but not because of Syria’s internal turmoil. (ReVista de Medio Oriente)

 

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  1. When in 1948, the British helped the Jordanians conquer the Old City, 40 synagogues were torn down and no Jewish worshipers or Jews were admitted to any of the holy sites, not even to the Hebrew University campus for which there had been UN provisions. Why do the Muslims deserve the incredibly generous treatment that Israel provides now? Why are the Muslims even allowed to visit their shrines at all? Why are their paranoid complaints even acknowledged?