Of late, the Forward seems to be on an ongoing quest to find new ways to surpass previous lows.
A negative narrative that's rapidly gaining currency in the media is about a broadening rift between Israeli and American Jews caused by an Orthodox rabbinate in Israel intolerant of other Jewish denominations. So popular is this theme that it is sometimes imposed upon news events as context, even when the evidence suggests otherwise.
Just as the claim that the IDF commits atrocities is an attempt to limit the ability of Jews to defend themselves physically, the claims that groups that defend Israel or fight antisemitism are somehow shady, engaging in immoral tactics, is an attempt to limit the Jews' ability to defend themselves rhetorically.
Updated: For the second time in four months, CAMERA intercedes and The New York Times deletes a blatantly antisemitic comment which appeared as a "Times Pick." Last week, a comment about "super-rich individuals of Jewish descent who buy our politicians" received the coveted Times designation.
There is a disturbing trend within certain Jewish journalistic circles to conform to the extreme, “progressive” zeitgeist in which religious values, Jewish leaders and most of all, the Jewish state and its supporters are consistently condemned. And nowhere is this trend as pronounced as at The Forward under the helm of editor‑in‑chief Jane Eisner.
Following a series of Palestinian attacks over the weekend, CAMERA today prompted corrections of two headlines, in The Forward and in Voice of America, which depicted reported Palestinian assailants as victims.
Forward columnist Mairav Zonszein insists the New York Times owes readers an explanation for disappearing scare quotes. But it is her own account of the story that is in need of redress.
The Forward published a Reuters story about a Palestinian attack, but changed the headline so that it no longer looked to be a Palestinian attack, but rather an attack against Palestinians. Why?
As terror attacks continue to shake Israel, journalists and headline writers seem to be doing their best to obscure the reality of the Palestinian stabbings, and even to cast attackers as victims of arbitrary Israeli violence.
The title and framing of an opinion piece in The Forward might convince some that in Israel's security establishment there is a consensus about the Iran agreement being a "good" deal. A closer look is in order.