Palestine’s counterpart to George Floyd is Eyad Al-Halaq, 32, an autistic man killed by Israeli police on May 30 in occupied Jerusalem. The NYT doesn’t notice.
David Halbfinger of the NYT seems to have taken a position as a publicist for Israel’s military. How else to explain an article that praises Israeli military’s “cutting edge ways to kill people and blow things up” as good preparation for fighting the coronavirus.
The New York Times persists in publishing human interest stories about Jewish Israelis fighting COVID-19, and forgets about Palestinians.
The New York Times Jerusalem correspondent David Halbfinger hit a new low yesterday with his article contending that “a new group of Arab thinkers” want to abandon the boycott of Israel.
The New York Times would never run an article asking a very legitimate question, “Is Zionism racist?” But it ran a full-page to answer whether BDS is anti-Semitic. The article was surprisingly fair to BDS, including the explanation that Israel supporters feel threatened by BDS because the call for “full equality” for Palestinian citizens would undermine the basis of the “Jewish state.”
David Halbfinger’s report on a J Street tour for young Jews that spent a day in Palestine offered horrifying glimpses of conditions in occupied Susiya and Hebron that caused two on the tour to question the idea of a Jewish state. The New York Times report represents a giant step forward, and a real sign of things to come. There’s no way to prettify apartheid,
The New York Times parrots claims by Benjamin Netanyahu and Mike Pompeo that Israel owns the Golan Heights because it was taken in a “defensive war” in 1967, ignoring the historical record. Israel launched the war, the Arab states did not want war. “We chose to attack them,” former premier Menachem Begin said.