The New York Times story about Israel's High Court ruling to allow graduate student and BDS activist Lara Alqasem into the country serves as yet another vehicle for the newspaper to whitewash the campaign as one that simply promotes "Palestinian rights."
Weeks after the New York Times slurred Kenneth Marcus, who has worked to oppose anti-Semitism, as a "longtime opponent of Palestinian rights causes," the same newspaper refuses to cast a clear-cut anti-Israel activist as "anti-Israel." In fact, the Times insists her "credentials as an anti-Israel activist are far from clear-cut."
By repeating up the language of Turkey's state-run media organization, the New York Times also repeated three errors about a clash along Gaza's border with Israel.
A CNN slideshow promising "Everything You Need to Know About Yom Kippur" instead delivered a bizarre, inaccurate, and irresponsible lecture about the Jewish holiday's purported focus on "Jewish corruption."
Over the two-day Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) holiday, the New York Times greeted its Jewish readers with a one-two punch of news stories that strayed from fact-based reporting to attack supporters of the Jewish state and denigrate a widely accepted definition of anti-Semitism.
Too often, Vox reporters give the impression they're improvising their way through the news, delivering "facts" that might feel right to the reporter, but aren't actually true. Most recently: Vox claims Palestinian rockets in the days before the 2014 Gaza war were a "response" to Israeli airstrikes.
Following a well-worn pattern, The New York Times is again downplaying Palestinian belligerence, this time obscuring the fact that intensive Palestinian rocket attacks against southern Israel prompted a wave of Israeli airstrikes on Hamas sites in the Gaza Strip in the last 24 hours.
A Newsweek feature insists the so-called "second intifada" was triggered by Israel recapturing Palestinian cities in the West Bank. That's like saying the attack on Pearl Harbor was triggered by the allied invasion of Normandy.
Ali Abunimah, a co-founder of the anti-Israel hate site Electronic Intifada, tried his best to defend the credibility of Palestinian officials who lied about Israel. It is not surprising for someone who himself frequently lies about the Jewish state.
The New York Times wants readers to think only "conservatives" have taken issue with the UN Human Rights Council's anti-Israel bias. Cc: Ban ki-Moon, Kofi Annan, Samantha Power, Susan Rice, Jeff Merkley, Bill Nelson, Nita Lowey, and the Times editorial board.