Even as UN agency accuses Israel of apartheid, NPR runs feel-good story about occupied Abu Tor in East Jerusalem that never mentions occupation or settlers or fact that Palestinians there are “permanent residents.”
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If a definition of Deep State is being impervious to elections, then what about the influence that AIPAC has exercised in both parties: fostering Trump’s Islamophobia and trampling a Democratic Party thinktank’s efforts to expose that Islamophobia. Eli Clifton shows that AIPAC supported Frank Gaffney, the Islam-basher, to the tune of $60,000.
Adding to his already rabidly racist remarks, Iowa Congressman Steve King uses a comparison to Israel to make his demographic obsession seem more acceptable.
How can the New York Times print a piece about Russia Today as propaganda on March 9 — “RT is unquestionably a case study in the complexity of modern propaganda” — and two days later publish a piece like this and keep a straight face? “Allies Fear Trump Is Eroding America’s Moral Authority.”
In likening Trump’s planned border wall to Israel’s separation wall, the Center for Investigative Reporting offers disturbing parallels and twisted facts that omit human rights violations.
In a recent column Tom Friedman begged Donald Trump to “save the Jews.” But from what? From themselves, it seems. Friedman fears the end of the two-state solution, not because of what this would mean for Palestinians, but because of what it will do to the Jewish community: “That debate will tear apart virtually every synagogue, Jewish organization and Jewish group on every campus in America, and around the world. Israel will divide world Jewry.”
Racism gets a platform at the New York Times. The paper runs a hideous op-ed by an Israeli settler suggesting Palestinians leave Greater Israel.
The New York Times sounds like a newspaper opining about the Negro Problem in the 1950s, says Adam Shatz in the London Review of Books, in its pieties about Israeli choices re Palestinians. And Tom Friedman is even worse.
“I’m looking at two-state and one-state, and.. I’m very happy with the one that both parties like. I could live with either one,” Donald Trump says, changing US policy.
The various boycott initiatives against the U.S. are being covered favorably and curiously by mainstream media – will they do the same for BDS?
So who got neoconservative Elliott Abrams a meeting with Trump, and likely appointment as number two at State? The obvious answer is there is a segment of opinion that Trump wants to mollify. The Israel lobby, which even US nationalist Steve Bannon has made peace with.
Rosa Brooks, former Pentagon official, reviews a gushing book on Israeli military achievement in The New York Times and dares to tell readers that more than half US military aid in the world goes to a country that demolishes Palestinian homes and expands settlements, in violation of international law.
Once again the NYT covers up the illegal nature of Israeli settlements, suggesting the world has it out for Israel. ‘World leaders have denounced the settlements in the West Bank.” The Times should say that the settlements are considered a flagrant violation of international law– or tell us why that’s not the case.
Notes for Ian Fisher, NYT Jerusalem bureau chief: Biased reporting from Israel/Palestine is not only the fault of reporters. Your editors must be ready to resist the Israeli propaganda machine.
Donald Trump’s desire to wash his hands of the Middle East resonated with an American public and helped him win the election, says Philip Gordon, a former Middle East adviser to President Obama. British PM Theresa May echoed that point this week; but the US press is diminishing the story.
“Has liberal Zionism died and has religious nationalism won in Israel?” New Yorker editor David Remnick asks, acknowledging that many see “only one state” in Israel and Palestine. But he suggests it’s a recipe for endless conflict.
Donald Trump seems to have cold feet about moving U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, with his spokesperson saying he will consult “stakeholders” in a “decision-making process.”
Anyone who wants to be anti-Semitic today supports Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS), Israel flack Bernard-Henri Levy says on WNYC. When will public radio air anti-Zionists?
The Washington Post ignores Israel’s brutal killing of a 17-year-old Palestinian youth protesting the occupation but publishes a bizarre feature story on a blind Israeli golfer. The relative weight granted Israeli human interest stories and Palestinian human rights speaks volumes, says Jim Zogby.