‘NYT’ piece on stonethrowing leaves out ‘occupation’

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“Israel Acts to Combat Violence in Jerusalem” is The New York Times headline on Isabel Kershner’s story on the latest Israeli rules re firing on stone-throwers.

The article is wrong starting with the headline. It should say, “Palestinians Continue to Fight Back Against Military Occupation of Palestine.” Israel and its occupation are the cause of the violence; it doesn’t come from nowhere. The Times portrays Palestinian stonethrowers as just faceless terrorists committed to a “cycle of violence.”

The subhead should read, “The vast majority of Palestinians continue non-violent resistance, but there is some stonethrowing.”

The word “occupation” occurs nowhere in the article.

And Kershner’s timeline on the latest violence begins with the kidnapping of the three Jewish teens in the West Bank in 2014. Thus she ignores the occupation that has been going for nearly 50 years.

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Kershner gets her articles direct from the nearest Israeli embassy.She just puts her name to it and checks her bank account for the electronic deposit .

Nice work if you can get it but harbour no guilty feelings about being dishonest or a spinmeistress.

Disgusting people.

RE: “Israel Acts to Combat Violence in Jerusalem” is The New York Times headline on Isabel Kershner’s story on the latest Israeli rules re firing on stone-throwers. The article is wrong starting with the headline. It should say, “Palestinians Continue to Fight Back Against Military Occupation of Palestine.” ~ Weiss… Read more »

I noticed way the many MSMs link words – it’s never stones, it’s always “stones and firebombs”, so that it appears that firebombs are as common as stones.

I appreciate Mondweiss articles monitoring the NYT. Israel’s capture of the American mainstream media is a major part of this story. Israel’s continuing horrific crimes would not be possible without this capture. The widespread trashing of America’s freedom of speech, and thereby democracy itself, is an integral part of the… Read more »

– And I guarantee that when the shift happens – as it will – the same pundits who were actively participating in the trashing of freedom of speech and democracy in honour of the great god Israel will be in the MSM disavowing any involvement in it.