Category Archives:

The grotesque injustice of Obama’s speech at the Washington synagogue

Donald on
Adas Israel

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.

Obama equates Israel’s creation to African-Americans gaining right to vote

Philip Weiss on

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

Edward R. Matthews

Philip Weiss on
Lindsey Graham and the Prime Minister, Netanyahu

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

The U.S. is at last facing the neocon captivity

Philip Weiss on
David Corn

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.

What if the Times had sent Rudoren to Selma in 1965?

James North on
Ayelet Shaked

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.

Why readers interested in balanced coverage of BDS should avoid the New York Times

Omar Zahzah, Agatha Palma, and Rahim Kurwa on
New York Times headquarters.

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.

Ilan Pappe on the western awakening and what it means for Israel/Palestine

Philip Weiss on
On Palestine, from Haymarket Books

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

‘NYT’ and ‘MSNBC’ leave Marco Rubio backer’s Israel agenda out of the story

Philip Weiss on
Norman Braman

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.

Rudoren covers up Shaked’s genocidal statements in ‘NYT’

James North on
Jodi Rudoren

Jodi Rudoren plays down rightwing elements in Israeli society. Last week she said only a “small strain” wants the West Bank in Jewish hands, today she buries and then whitewashes the rightwing views of Ayelet Shaked, Netanyahu’s choice for justice minister. Shaked has made genocidal statements that Israel is “at war” with the “entire Palestinian people,” including elderly.