Top Ten Mideast/Israel Media Muffs of 2015

The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) has published its list of Top Ten Media Mangles of 2015. They include the New York Times’s infamous list of Jewish opponents of Obama’s Iran deal (yellow highlighting in original):

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MSNBC features prominently, as with this graphic showing the fictitious country of Palestine, among other errors:


The openly anti-Semitic BBC scores again, as you would expect. My favorite, however, comes from the Associated Press. Gnashing its teeth at the re-election of Benjamin Netanyahu, the AP questioned whether Israel is really a democracy: “Is Israel a democracy? The answer is not so straightforward.” Why? Because Arabs who live in Gaza or the West Bank don’t get to vote in Israeli elections! Yes, that would be because they are not citizens of Israel. No country in the history of the world, to my knowledge, has ever extended voting rights to non-citizens, else what would be the point of citizenship? But the AP failed to note this obvious fact, saying instead: “Of the Arabs, only a third have voting rights.” Unbelievable. If you think we live in a topsy-turvy world here in the U.S., just imagine being an Israeli.