Alex Safian, PhD

Patrick Kingsley

Myths and Facts: New York Times  Gaza Edition

Patrick Kingsley, the British-born Jerusalem Bureau Chief for the New York Times, formerly reported for the Guardian, a paper not known for fidelity to the truth, especially when it comes to Israel. The recent disturbances and fighting in Israel and Gaza have been the perfect opportunity for Kingsley to peddle Guardian-style agitprop to a new set of readers. Kingsley repeats one Palestinian myth after another, and even interviews bigots and Holocaust deniers, giving them space to slander Israel.
Excerpts from the agreement

Sheikh Jarrah: The Facts

A long-simmering controversy over the fate of Jewish-owned land and Palestinian tenants in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem has once again become frontpage news after yet another court decision reaffirming the pre-1948 Jewish ownership of the land and the obligation of the Palestinian tenants to pay their rent or be evicted.

Human Rights Watch Report Maligns Israel with Lies on Top of Lies

Human Rights Watch’s new report so full of errors and lies it is a disgrace, especially for an organization that claims – on the inside cover of the report – to “scrupulously investigate abuses” and “expose the facts widely.” For the abuses here were committed by Human Rights Watch, not by its habitual target Israel. It is time, at long last, for Human Rights watch to come clean and eliminate the hatred of Jews and Israel that are a cancer in the organization.
MODERNA COVID-19 Vaccine

Israel is Obligated to Vaccinate the Palestinians – and Other Myths

After Israel arranged to get early access to enough COVID-19 vaccine for its entire population, outlets like the New York Times and human rights groups like Amnesty International mangled international law and the Oslo Accords to argue that Israel must also vaccinate Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza.

CNN, Trump, the Kurds, Normandy – and Israel?

After President Trump announced his controversial decision to pull some US troops from Northern Syria, placing the Kurds at risk, Brooke Baldwin tried to drag Israel into the discussion. She should first brush up on the history of the Jewish Brigade's support for the Allies during WWII, and the collaboration between Palestinian leaders and the Nazis.

Four Questions the AP Won’t Dare Ask Palestinians

For AP or other reporters to ask Palestinians about rejection of peace proposals would require them to act like real journalists, rather than pro-Palestinian activists. Any reporter who fails to ask such questions is either unaware of the basic facts, or is a propagandist. Either way it is inexcusable.
Politico in search of spies

Spy Stories, This Time in Politico

Politico is hunting Israeli spies, part of an unfortunate Washington reality that stories about US intelligence breaches are often exploited to charge Israel with spying on the United States. The Politico story charges – without any obvious evidence – that Israel was responsible for planting cell site simulators to eavesdrop on US officials, including President Trump.

UPDATED AGAIN: New York Times apes Der Sturmer with anti-Semitic Cartoon

A dog with a Jewish star around its neck and the face of a Jewish leader, guiding a blind, yarmulke-wearing U.S. President would be standard fare for the notorious Nazi newspaper Der Sturmer, and for its modern descendants. Unfortunately the New York Times must now be counted among those descendants.

Nathan Thrall’s Propaganda Welcomed at the New York Times

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.