Jerusalem is seething. There’s been violence on both sides in the last two days. But here’s the lineup on CNN today:
Israeli ambassador to the U.N., Ron ProsorIsraeli spokesperson Mark RegevIsraeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to follow.
Hey @cnn, how about having a Palestinian on to answer Dershowitz? Oh right, this is how it works.
Has @cnn had any Palestinian guests on today?
On a daily basis Palestinians face the violence of Israeli occupation & my phone is silent. When Israelis face violence, media calls all day.
Original post, headlined, “You have to go 13 paragraphs in ‘NYT’ to find out it wasn’t only Jews who died in Jerusalem lately”
The New York Times has a thorough piece of reporting up this morning on the Palestinian attack on a West Jerusalem synagogue that killed four Jews. But you have to get well into paragraph 13 to learn this:
But there were celebrations after the attack in the Gaza Strip and parts of the West Bank, and other Palestinian leaders praised the attack as a response to what they see as a threat to the holy site [the Al Aqsa mosque], and to the recent death of a Palestinian bus driver in Jerusalem. Relatives and friends of the driver, Yousef al-Ramouni, who was found hanged in his bus Sunday night, insisted he had been lynched by Jews, though the Israeli police said an autopsy on Monday ruled that his death was a suicide.
Palestinians are saying that al-Ramouni was lynched. Even Haaretz questions the suicide finding. And al-Ramouni’s death resulted in unrest in East Jerusalem neighborhoods, which have already been clamped down on by Israeli border police. You’d think that a more balanced account would appear in the American newspaper of record. But for the Times, Jewish lives count more than Palestinian ones. This extends to the Times’ lackluster coverage of the persecution of Palestinians in Jerusalem neighborhoods like Silwan and Issawiya.
Update: Chemi Shalev of Haaretz says that a Hebrew report at NRG makes another connection:
NRG links synagogue attack to July murder of Palestinian teen Abu Khdeir: father of perpetrator prays there