The New York Times, one of the most influential newspapers in the world, not only influences its readers but also has significant impact on the news judgment and editorial perspective of other media. The caliber of accuracy, balance and thoroughness in this publication are therefore of particular importance.
The New York Times continues to eschew objectivity and employ a double standard in its coverage of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Our six-month study of the newspaper's coverage details how the newspaper treats Israel with a harsher standard, omits context, and shows a clear preference for the Palestinian narrative.
Media outlets falsely report that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shut Israel's courts, citing him as a prime example of an "authoritarian" national leader engaging in a "coronavirus coup." In fact, Justice Minister Amir Ohana, a Netanyahu ally, curtailed court activity without closing the institutions, a move backed by Supreme Court justice Esther Hayut.
Contrary to The New York Times report, Israeli settlers did not criticize the Trump plan for not "annex[ing] enough Palestinian land." Indeed, the West Bank land in question is disputed and is not currently under Palestinian control, nor was it ever.
Taking a page out of the book of President Abbas, The New York Times publishes maps which falsely suggest that under President Trump's plan Palestinians will get significantly less land than they now control, when in fact the opposite is true.