CAMERA Op-Ed: The Media Continues Its Iran Deal Myth-Making


“The great enemy of the truth,” John F. Kennedy once observed, “is very often not the lie — deliberate, contrived and dishonest — but the myth — persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic.” Both myths and lies surround the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the 2015 accord reached between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran over the latter’s nuclear weapons program.

And few myths have been as enduring as the myth that Israel’s security establishment supported the so-called Iran nuclear deal.

Gilead Ini, a senior research analyst for the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis (CAMERA), punctured the falsehood when it was first introduced in 2015. At the time, the pitch to sell the Iran Deal was in full swing.

In September of that year, The New York Times published a graphic that highlighted Congressional opposition to the Obama…

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