Tamar Sternthal

LA Times’ Food Department Serves Up New ‘Palestine’ Policy

The paper's foreign desk, which presumably understands a bit more about the region's geopolitical complexities than the paper's food writers, rightfully refrains from employing the inaccurate terminology of "Palestine." Does a unique and new policy exist exclusively for the paper's food department?

Did Israel Accuse Iran of Environmental Terrorism?

Media assertions that "Israel" accused Iran of environmental terrorism are belied by the fact that just one Israeli official leveled the accusation: junior Minister of Environment Gila Gamliel. Her assessment has zero backing from the military or foreign and defense ministries.

The Stories Children (and The New York Times) Tell

"Emotional stories" of Palestinian children "crossing the checkpoint on the bus ride in from East Jerusalem to West Jerusalem" are just that: emotional stories. The non-existence of the checkpoint in question begs the question: Did the children really tell the stories, or was that an embellishment on the part of the adult author, Ruth Ebenstein?