Daniel Pipes’s op-ed in the NYT opposing annexation of the West Bank because it would increase number of Palestinians –without any concern about how annexation will affect Palestinian human rights — confirms critique that Zionism is racist. But op-ed editor Bari Weiss will do anything to try to maintain Israel’s hold on elite opinion.
Mike Flynn lied to the FBI about trying to undermine then-President Obama’s decision to rebuke Israeli settlements at the UN. The press typically leaves out this angle in covering the Justice Department’s decision to drop the case 3 years later. Another case of Russian interference!
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.
In recent days, the New York Times once again demonstrates how it distorts the news from Israel/Palestine.
Before the smartphone, elites promoted Israel’s message, says former ambassador Ido Aharoni. “Israel was… communicated to the world through the eyes of people like Tom Friedman and Dennis Ross and of course the political leadership. And they were great people.”
The New York Times persists in publishing human interest stories about Jewish Israelis fighting COVID-19, and forgets about Palestinians.
A New York Times article on coronavirus in Israel and Palestine notes that a “small and crowded” land is particularly vulnerable to an epidemic. But the article’s emphasis is Israelis. The most vulnerable population, Gaza’s 1.8 million, go unmentioned, in a form of journalistic apartheid.
The New York Times repeats hateful charges by Benjamin Netanyahu that the Palestinian Joint List includes “supporters of terrorists” and “terror supporters.” But no one on the Joint List gets the chance to respond!
Finally, the ‘NY Times’ ends its blackout, and reports how Palestinian citizens are participating in Israel’s election on March 2. But the Times fails to state the fact that Israel is having its third election in a year in part because of Jewish parties’ racism against Palestinians being part of the government.