A CAMERA Op-Ed in the Times of Israel discusses how the New York Times bolsters members of congress who push the boundaries of anti-Semitic expression and attempt to redefine anti-Semitism..
The Washington Post's coverage of the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement is superficial, inaccurate and lazy. As CAMERA notes in a recent Op-Ed, The Post's failure to report accurately about BDS comes at the expense of its reputation.
With growing frequency, The Washington Post has published op-eds that effectively whitewash or obfuscate on antisemitism when it emanates from the left. The recent controversy over Ilhan Omar’s most recent antisemitic tweet offers several examples.
What is "Jewish Voice for Peace"? It is an anti-Semitic hate group that masquerades as a Jewish social justice, peace-promoting organization. While the mainstream media has been derelict in covering up for it, the evidence must speak for itself.
One month after The New York Times was slammed for publishing an Alice Walker interview which promoted an antisemitic book, the "paper of record" cuts out the antisemitic "dual loyalty" slur from Representative Rashida Tlaib's tweet.
The rise in antisemitism is troubling. So is the media's growing tendency to politicize, obfuscate, omit—and even perpetuate—antisemitic tropes.
"Time to Break the Silence on Palestine" demands Michelle Alexander's New York Times Op-Ed, as if the very same paper has not been publishing a daily drumbeat of material focused on alleged Israeli crimes, real and imagined. The only "silence on Palestine" has been on Palestinian conduct, as the paper's own public editor noted in 2014.
It is not news that author Alice Walker is a longstanding anti-Israel activist, that she frequently crosses the line into outright anti-Semitism, and that she promotes the theories of flagrant, anti-Jewish racist David Icke. Yet it is Alice Walker whom the NY Times featured in a book column, dutifully relaying her recommendation of Icke’s anti-Semitic book without any qualification or disclaimer.
Ilhan Omar has tweeted, “Israel has hypnotized the world," and Rashida Tlaib has taken positions inconsistent with Israel's continued existence as a Jewish state, but some mainstream news outlets have ignored these views.
It was only a matter of time for partisan journalists to exploit the tragic massacre of Jewish worshippers at Tree of Life, a Pittsburgh synagogue, to promote their own biases. Within no time, charges of anti-Semitism were wielded as a weapon with which to attack those of different political persuasions and those who support Israel.