Why didn’t NY Times editors find a story about antisemitic hate crime in New York City -- that most other media outlets covered --newsworthy? Was it because the identity of the perpetrator did not support the narrative of antisemitism emanating solely from Nazis, the far-right, and white supremacists?
The New York Times, once priding itself as the “paper of record,” is better recognized today as the “paper of advocacy.” Rather than documenting the various factors contributing to the unrest in Israel during Ramadan, it ignored rocketing from Gaza, emphasizing instead what could be blamed on Israeli Jews.
Anti-Zionists claim theirs is a political position rooted in progressive values and and that charges of anti-Semitism are cynical attempts to stifle their speech. Real anti-Semites, they say, are just white supremacists and neo-Nazis. It is interesting therefore to compare the language and rhetoric used by prominent anti-Zionist organizations, politicians, journalists and activists to the classic antisemitic tropes disseminated by Nazis in the prelude to and during the Holocaust.
The latest version of coronavirus libel accuses Israel of not vaccinating Palestinians because they are not of Jewish ethnicity. But, as CAMERA explains in a JNS column, this charge is as absurd as it is false.
Antisemitism, history's oldest hatred, has re-emerged decades after the Holocaust in the guise of hostility toward Jewish nationalism and a Jewish state. There is an ongoing battle between those who aim to defeat such anti-Jewish bigotry and those who campaign to render it socially acceptable.
The question of whether to embrace the Black Lives Matter movement and its leadership as a whole and ignore or dismiss anti-Zionism/antisemitism coming from within it as relatively inconsequential or to call it out for institutional antisemitism has become a point of contention within the Jewish community. What are the arguments on each side?
The BDS enterprise suffered another fail when an international science journal ultimately upheld its policy of neutrality and failed to accede to BDS demands.
The NYT has done away with inconvenient editorial standards, substituting comic book tales for news stories that allow readers the opportunity to deliberate, weigh different perspectives and draw their own conclusions
When legitimate grievances are co-opted and hijacked by opportunists seeking support for their own causes — under the guise of intersectionality — problems will inevitably arise. The exploiting of George Floyd's death to demonize Israel is based on JVP's anti-Semitic "Deadly Exchange" campaign. It's clear that despite the pretense of interest in African-American causes, its real goal is just to delegitimize the Jewish state.
Unable or unwilling to portray Israel in an entirely good light, a New York Times article about the Israeli Directorate of Defense Research & Development's efforts to combat the Covid-19 pandemic begins by casting the department in derogatory terms that Israel’s enemies might use. (Photo Nehemia Gershuni-Aylho www.NGPhoto.biz)