A New York Times story about Iran is also a story about a newspaper that's lost any measure of self-restraint when it comes to the small, Jewish country that dominates its attention.
A photo caption misidentifies a billboard showing the Prime Minister alongside far-right politicians as "a campaign ad for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-wing allies." In fact, it's an ad for the competing Blue and White party, keen to paint Netanyahu as a close ally of extremists.
That the New York Times chose to publish Nathan Thrall’s "How the Battle Over Israel and Anti-Semitism Is Fracturing American Politics" is not surprising: Thrall can be counted on to produce, on demand, the usual anti-Israel screed that has long been norm at the Times. But Thrall outdoes himself this time.
Foreign Policy labeled the disappearance of enriched uranium decades ago from a Pennsylvania facility "one of the most confounding puzzles of the nuclear era" despite investigations involving CIA, Congress, FBI and others. But The New York Times states as fact: Rafi Eitan played an important role. UPDATE: Times corrects: "that allegation was never proved."
Not for the first time this year, the New York Times misrepresents Pew polling of Israelis. The author, David Halbfinger, and Times editors are aware of the straightforward factual error, but have not corrected.
The press—the self-styled “guardians of truth”—is failing to provide full and honest reporting about the mainstreaming of anti-Semitism in Congress. Their failure will enable the virus to spread.
Contradicting both the High Commissioner and Jaffa Arabs who lived through the events, editors of The New York Times, in Manhattan, rewrote history, falsely reporting that in 1948 "most of Jaffa's Arab residents were forcibly removed from their homes." The falsehood appears in the context of a "correction," no less.
The New York Times Op-Ed department has repeatedly erred on Israeli circumcisions, erroneously claiming that the Jewish brit milah ceremony falls under the control of Israel's Orthodox Rabbinate.
March 13 Update: Error corrected. The partisan reporting of the New York Times continues to play a role in the mainstreaming of anti-Semitism by progressive Democrats. Congressional reporter Sheryl Gay Stolberg, in particular, has bolstered Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar's anti-Semitic rhetoric, twisting the facts and misrepresenting AIPAC.