Jews are being counted on for “huge sums” by the Hillary Clinton campaign, Politico reports, and that’s why she’s waffling on the Iran deal and bragging on her relationship with Benjamin Netanyahu
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“I have three words of advice for you,” Netanyahu told Oren in one of their first meetings. “Media. Media. Media.” Any criticisms of Israel that got traction, Oren had to call the Congress or the major press
Michael Oren sought to shore up American Jewish support for Israel, but by insulting Obama, Jewish secularism and the tikkun olam tradition, the former ambassador has angered Jeffrey Goldberg, Ron Kampeas and Leon Wieseltier and hastened the divorce between the two communities
The United Church of Christ vote in favor of divestment and boycott has prompted an incredibly fair report from the NYT, saying the BDS movement is growing and is supported by a “growing number” of American Jews.
Michael Oren’s attack on American Jews has backfired. His book is getting trashed by reviewers, all of whom cite his sneering view of US Jews as self-hating because they don’t love Israel enough. His former college roommate David Rothkopf says his views are “profoundly offensive” and “twist reality.”
“Six Jews sitting in the White House, three Israelis and three American Jews, discussing the Palestinian state. It happens all the time. Very often the only non Jewish person in the room was the vice president or the president.” Michael Oren counts Jews.
The New York Times report on the UN Human Rights Council report on Gaza conflict equates numbers of Palestinian rockets fired to Israeli air strikes, and leaves out Israeli death toll (72 to 2251 Palestinian deaths) in dishonest effort to equate the suffering during the war
In reporting a Palestinian killing an Israeli on the West Bank, the NYT says it is reminiscent of last year’s teen killings, leaving out the fact that last year’s violence began with killings of Palestinian teens at Nakba Day demo
New York Times demonstrates a double standard in chronicling potential Hamas censorship of a satirical show in Gaza but leaving out actual threats of censorship by Israel’s new rightwing cultural minister Miri Regev
Michael Oren says the NYT rejected an op-ed written by former Israeli president Shimon Peres. NYT editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal says this is not true, as reported by Larry Cohler-Esses at Forward
NYT public editor Margaret Sullivan says she’s “very sorry” for the hurt caused by bigotry about drunken Irish contained in news story blaming balcony collapse that killed 5 in Berkeley on partying students. When will that sensitivity be extended to Palestinians?
Former Israeli ambassador Michael Oren’s new book singles out US Jewish journalists for being especially critical of their “nation-state” Israel in ways reminiscent of historical anti-Semitism
“Every generation hears the voice of Sinai anew,” Peter Beinart says of Jews; and young Jews are being called to anti-Zionism and support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement because of its idealism. The Jewish community must welcome them in and argue with them, he said. Israeli writer Ari Shavit says, No.
NPR ignores the Israeli military report whitewashing the country of war crimes against Gaza last summer, including the slaughter of four boys playing soccer on a beach, and features an Israeli writer talking about his son’s fear of rockets. Is this balanced coverage of an international conflict?
Alan Dershowitz says the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in the Jerusalem passport case is “dangerous” because it gives Obama power to “make a bad deal” with Iran, beyond the scrutiny of the Supreme Court. For some, obviously, that’s what this case was always about, and never about a little boy’s passport
‘You have dual citizenship with Israel’ NPR host Diane Rehm questions Bernie Sanders. The internet canard may dog Sanders — who worked on a kibbutz — the way Kenya canard dogged Obama
Israel always depended on two principles of power: dependence on a superpower and maintaining the “moral high ground” in the west, says Haaretz columnist Ari Shavit. It is in danger of losing both
Dan Cohen responds to Jewish Daily Forward editor in chief Jane Eisner who wrote a piece called “Why the Forward Sent a Brave Reporter to Gaza,” about the decision to send their Middle East correspondent to Gaza for a three day reporting trip. Cohen writes, “As a journalist who happens to be Jewish and having spent almost four months on the ground in Gaza including the last weeks of the war last summer, it is clear to me that Eisner knows nothing of reality on the ground in Gaza. More than anything else, Eisner’s hysteria over sending Zeveloff to a place where journalists – Jewish and gentile — make regular visits, exposes her anti-Palestinian racism.”
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew never mentioned “Palestine,” “Palestinians,” occupation, settlements, or even the two-state solution in his speech yesterday; and still he got booed and heckled at an Israeli-organized event in New York city.
Jeffrey Goldberg says that Israel is destroying Israel, Obama isn’t doing that, in an interview with David Rothkopf of Foreign Policy marred by Jewish narcissism
The New York Times once again serves as a pipeline for Israeli propaganda. An article about suffering in Gaza leaves Israel’s role till the 14th paragraph, when it states that the blockade is justified for military reasons.