Jodi Rudoren’s latest p.r. release for Israel in the New York Times says Jews were making wine there 1000s of years before the Muslims came, so it must be our land — and jibes at the EU’s new labeling standards for settlement goods
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Pro-Israel rabbi Shmuley Boteach says in the New York Times that recent stabbing attacks have killed “scores” of Israeli Jews. At that time they had killed 15. Why should you trust him?
Jodi Rudoren is leaving Jerusalem well short of four years as New York Times bureau chief.
The media are silent about the real basis for Donald Trump’s lie that Muslims celebrated the 9/11 attacks in N.J.: the arrest of five Israelis who observed the attacks and may well have been spies
‘Foreign Policy’ decries the influence of ‘Israel lobby’ donors over Hillel, which has become an ardently Zionist organization, thereby not serving Jewish students. Another breakthrough in the MSM
The New York Times policy of counting Jewish victims as having greater weight than Palestinian ones is a lot like southern attitudes in the 1840s chronicled by Mark Twain
Maybe the next NYT bureau chief in Jerusalem should leave the house taken from Palestinians without compensation and live in East Jerusalem? Peter Baker, White House correspondent, is said to be the top candidate for the job.
Why aren’t more US public figures echoing Michel Martin’s obvious point on NPR that Middle East victims of recent terror attacks matter as much as Parisian ones. Unequal valuation of people’s lives on a racial basis is at the heart of our foreign policy problem
ThinkProgress irresponsibly blames the settlements on the religious right, thereby exonerating the Democratic Party, which has been a strong and vocal a supporter of the settlements going back to Bill Clinton
A chorus of NYT readers say they used to support Israel but policies of endless colonization and discrimination have turned them against Israeli policies. Readers comments signal a sea change in US opinion.
Every moment of Neera Tanden’s conversation with Benjamin Netanyahu at the Democratic Party thinktank, the Center for American Progress, was scripted; the audience looked like it was drugged and Tanden was a supplicant to the PM. The need for a show-conversation demonstrates that the Israel lobby is losing power, as progressive Americans get the story.
Neera Tanden, president of Center for American Progress, who is hosting Israeli PM Netanyahu today, once scoffed at Peace Now’s defense of her own employees even as she reached out to the rightwing groups that were attacking them
How can journalists get away with addressing a fervently pro-Israel organization, the Jewish Federations? Dana Bash and David Gregory spoke at the group’s annual conference, ahead of Israeli PM Netanyahu
Even as the New York Times, Hillary Clinton and the Center for American Progress urge Obama to get over his snit with Netanyahu, the Israeli government disses the president by announcing 2,200 new settlement units.
Crisis grows among liberal Zionists: Lara Friedman of Peace Now urges US to give up the peacemaking business before Israel becomes a “pariah state,” David Grossman says Netanyahu has led frightened Israelis down a blind alley, and Amos Oz says he will boycott Israeli embassy events. Well, it’s something.
NYT wants Obama and Netanyahu to patch up differences. By reducing Israel’s crimes to settlement building the NYT makes Israeli misdeeds seem nonviolent and abstract, while the only violence ever condemned is Palestinian. NYT puts liberal Zionism lip service away from neoconservatism.
Brace yourself for another eight years of the US president kissing up to the Israeli prime minister.
Emails published by Glenn Greenwald show the Democratic Party thinktank Center for American Progress censoring writers under pressure from AIPAC, and top Democratic advisers Ann Lewis and Howard Wolfson
The Washington Post has now run Elliott Abrams’s angry rejection of two liberal Zionists’ call for a boycott of Israel, and six readers’ letters, but no response from a Palestinian
Media whitewash: In the NYT, Isabel Kershner says Israelis who want to annex the West Bank and give Palestinians some “autonomy” in the leftover fragment are “moderate”, while NPR presents Dennis Ross saying Netanyahu is for a Palestinian state.
A few years after his son served in the Israeli army, Bloomberg editor Ethan Bronner will host an event at a NY Jewish space on the skill, strength and courage of Israeli soldiers.
The New York Times has fully underwritten the “Facebook fallacy” — the idea that social media are responsible for the stabbing attacks by Palestinians, rather than nearly 50 years of occupation and denial of people their rights.
Soccer fans in Jerusalem chanted the name of Yitzhak Rabin’s killer, Yigal Amir, approvingly last week as 20th anniversary of assassination approached; and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said at a rally that hope in Israel is now “in the crosshairs.” Netanyahu did not appear at the rally.
Elle Magazine published an autobiographical article by Karmah Elmusa, a young Palestinian-American journalist — and all heck broke loose in the comment section.
The New York Times underplays Paul Singer’s commitment to rightwing pro-Israel groups in coverage of Singer’s endorsement of the neoconservative favorite, FL Senator Marco Rubio