NYT’s Jodi Rudoren reports that “many international experts” say that Israeli settlement blocs in Palestine will be part of Israel under a peace deal. Why is the Times endorsing the idea that we get to negotiate about how much of what I stole from you I have to give back.
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Avi Melamed brags that he works for the Israeli army and prisons and for rightwing Israel lobby groups like AIPAC and Israel Project. So why is the New York Times making him an “expert” for 25 elite travelers to Israel and Palestine next fall? Because it’s on one side of this conflict.
Netanyahu Foreign Ministry aide Dore Gold is this generation’s answer to Abba Eban. Eban said Auschwitz borders, Gold says “defensible borders”. And Gold draws $227,000 from a Baltimore, MD, outfit devoted to “Jewish peoplehood” and backed by Sheldon Adelson
President Obama’s speech to Adas Israel Congregation in Washington yesterday had an air of entitlement. Pandering to alleged liberals at this synagogue, he gets laughter for saying that Palestinians are “not the easiest of partners” and applause for completely ignoring the Nakba and every act of Israeli violence from 1948 to the present.
Pro-Israel Jewish wealth is increasingly being addressed in the press: a Forward story on influential billionaires and a Christie roast, where reporters joked that Christie would tell Sheldon Adelson: “I’m another hopeless goy”
President Obama said there’s a “direct line between supporting the right of the Jewish people to have a homeland and… the right of African Americans to vote and have equal protection under the law” in interview w Jeffrey Goldberg where he says “Jeff” more times than “Palestinian,” 6-4
New York Times readers overwhelmingly fault Israeli apartheid and US support for it in the top readers’ comments on an article about segregated bus lines to the West Bank. Is this the end of hasbara? Certainly public consciousness has changed
Moshe Ya’alon, Israeli defense minister, said that Israel might have to nuke Iran ala Hiroshima and Nagasaki to prevent a long war with greater casualties, and the American press has ignored these frightening comments, once again depriving the US public of knowledge that Israeli leadership is off the rails
Chris Matthews of MSNBC doubles down on neoconservative ‘pigs’ who push Republicans to ‘go from war to war’. It seems that he’s snapped over the media blackout over the Israel lobby
You have to go four paragraphs into NYT obituary for “contentious” settler rabbi Moshe Levinger to learn that he killed a Palestinian shopkeeper and served 3 months for the crime. Why is the Times whitewashing an Israel extremist?
Neoconservatives pushed the Iraq war to help Israel, David Corn explains on MSNBC when Chris Matthews asks why we invaded Iraq. At last the country is confronting the neoconservative plans to make over the Middle East.
Margaret Sullivan, public editor of the Times, slams NYT editors for running a story that equated BDS with anti-Semitism and left out Jewish students who support the movement. A victory!
Jodi Rudoren’s latest piece in the NYT makes Ayelet Shaked, the new Israeli Justice Minister who has endorsed genocidal statements against Palestinians, seem feisty and her own woman. Imagine if Rudoren had been sent to Mississippi in 1965 to profile a segregationist.
Jodi Rudoren’s latest sanctification of an Israeli artist who fears Iranian nukes shows that the Times has utterly abdicated the role of offering a balanced view of the conflict. It is dedicated to promoting the Israeli view, building support for Israel.
Neoconservative financier Paul Singer was Marco Rubio’s second largest backer in 2009-2014, so it’s no wonder Jeb Bush is pandering to Singer on Israel, he needs to compete with Rubio
Israel is preparing for another war that kills masses of civilians– and it’s preparing its propaganda campaign early with the New York Times happy to help.
Chris Matthews says that Jeb Bush was pandering to Jewish donors in the Israel lobby when he embraced his brother. But guests Jonathan Capehart and David Corn say it was just a screwup. Really?
On Sunday, May 9th, The New York Times ran a front-page story discussing efforts across various U.S. campuses to divest from Israel’s illegal occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, echoing pro-Israel students’ claims that such efforts are divisive. Unfortunately, this piece, co-authored by Jennifer Medina and Tamar Lewin, is the latest in a troubling series of prominent New York Times stories that misrepresent the campus divestment movement and strip it of essential context.
Norman Braman, the FL businessman who is backing Marco Rubio, is Israel-centric: If the U.S. falls economically that’s a “danger to the state of Israel,” the UN is a “disgrace” with one purpose, to discredit Israel, and anti-Semites around the world are trying to end the country’s existence. But the New York Times won’t tell you any of this.
Any decent person you meet in the west has a clear view of Israel/Palestine, but the elites do not reflect that opinion, Ilan Pappe says. The media must therefore discuss the root causes of the conflict, Zionism and colonialism, and liberal Zionists must join with anti-Zionists to support human rights
There are a lot of elephants running around the room in a piece in the New York Times today titled, “Billionaire lifts Marco Rubio, Politically and Personally.” The piece has one glancing reference to Norman Braman’s ardor for Israel but fails to say Rubio traveled to Israel with Braman after being elected to the Senate in 2010 and his Iran views seem to reflect Braman’s.
The Nation affirms the right of return as a ‘central tenet of the Palestinian national narrative’ in a stirring piece by Rula Jebreal that marks a historic shift in the magazine’s progress away from Zionism
Scott Walker needs rightwing Jewish money to mount a serious campaign for presidency, so he’s going on his first trip to Israel, where he will meet Benjamin Netanyahu and Elliott Abrams. Walker is competing for Paul Singer’s money, and Sheldon Adelson’s.
The US press celebrated the Joint Arab List as a sign of Israeli democracy before the March election. Now that it’s being completely dealt out of coalition discussions for the new government, shouldn’t the press be mentioning this apartheid policy?
The Iraq war is a glorious event for neoconservatives, which is why Jeb Bush has embraced his brother George after distancing himself for months. He needs money from Paul Singer and other members of the Israel lobby.