The New York Times was wrong to claim an Egyptian intelligence officer urged the media not to condemn U.S. recognition of Israel's capital. It was wrong to suddenly change its characterization of Ramallah from a lively city to a dreary town. And it was wrong to ignore anti-Semitism by Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas.
David Kirkpatrick's Sept. 10 article from Egypt, "Visiting Republicans Laud Egypt's Force," was presented as a straightforward news report but read more like an opinion piece advocating for the Muslim Brotherhood.
New York Times journalists know with certainty that Abbas wants to restart peace talks because they saw a Palestinian list of talking points suggesting he say as much.