I think the headline of this MW article is a very bad choice.
The NYT did an amazing propaganda job to whitewash Israeli aggression, but not mentioning corruption probes against Netanyahu I don’t see as a major problem with the NYT here.
Just see what happened:
Israel bombs Syria routinely whenever Israel wants to. Israeli Air Force chief Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel said half a year ago Israel bombed Syria about almost a 100 times in the last five years.
And that’s what Israel did on Saturday: Israel just routinely bombed Syria, because Israel sees it as Israel’s right to bomb any country in the region whenever Israel wants to bomb that country. The only major difference with previous Israeli aggressions on Saturday was that an Israeli attack jet was downed, so Israel routinely committed the crime of aggression and got a little bit of a bloody nose, though Israel did not suffer casualties in that routine act of aggression.
The whole rest of the Israeli and NYT story is story telling, from fiction to fairy tales, just to somehow justify routine Israeli aggressions against Syria and other countries, eg Lebanon. An Iranian drone violated Israels air space, Israel and the NYT claimed. The NYT failed to say how ridiculous that is as a pretext for bombing runs. And really, was it Iranian? Where is the proof? There is no proof. New reports say Israel recognised the drone as a copy of a US recon drone that the US used to intrude into Iranian air space.
And after that the US complained that Iran downed it and wanted the drone back, because, as the US argued back then, mistakes of drones flying accidentally into other countries can just happen, and should be no cause for military escalation.
And still, no one in Israel died due to that Israeli aggression, because Syria put up a very limited response, without any retaliatory strikes. But, according to Israel, Israel hit hard, and it’s likely people in Syria were killed in this Israeli aggression. And still, the NYT put up a story making Iran the aggressor, though there is absolutely no proof that Iran had anything to do with that clash. The NYT will likely see that propaganda piece as example of laudable chutzpah, when indeed it’s just another ridiculous example of “Israel, my country, right or wrong.”
Israel routinely committing the crime of aggression is the far bigger and more important story behind that incident than just Netanyahu doing war for domestic reasons.