This is good news. Nowadays, publications revise themselves all the time on-line, and Haaretz has revised its headline on its big interview with Steve Walt. Two days ago it said,
“I’m not anti-Israel”
In a no-holds barred conversation, Haaretz’s Chemi Shalev talks at length with Prof. Stephen Walt, coauthor of the notorious ‘Israel Lobby,’ about accusations of anti-Semitism and U.S. foreign policy.
I called it redbaiting. Walt has always sought to preserve Israel’s existence as a Jewish state via the two-state solution, saying that’s in Israel’s best interest. Whatever you think of that goal, some folks must have complained, and Haaretz did the right thing.
Well, now it says:
Why does this man want to end the U.S.-Israel special relationship?
Good question. Again: why aren’t US publications asking him the same thing?