A story by New York Times correspondent Raja Abdulrahim seems designed to leave readers in the dark about recent bloodshed in Israel and the West Bank, concealing or downplaying that Palestinians recently killed in the West Bank were gunmen, unlike Israeli civilians murdered in Palestinian terror attacks.
The New York Times twists and contorts in order to draw an equivalence between innocent Israeli Jews, Arabs, and Druze mowed down by terrorists and Palestinians killed while attacking Israeli soldiers.
Once again, the New York Times has taken aim at Jewish history. Once again, in doing so, the paper has shown that, given the choice between embracing anti-Israel narratives or straightforward, factual journalism, it too often chooses the former.
As 2021 came to a close, two of the most influential news organizations in the English-speaking world, the New York Times and the BBC, slipped, flipped, and fell flat on their faces in their coverage of Jews, revealing how bad habits in media coverage of antisemitism, and the journalistic impulse to make news fit a pre-determined narrative, can so often lead to the defamation of Jews.