CAMERA's Op-Ed in the New York Post recounts how New York Times coverage of Israel, already flawed, reached new levels of absurdity in mitigating a Palestinian wave of violence.
In a story about Fadi Alon, "shot dead the dead . . . by the Israeli police," The New York Times once again buries Palestinian violence. Only in the fourteenth paragraph does The Times note that police shot Alon after he stabbed an Israeli.
Update Below: The NYT corrects various errors after CAMERA communication with editors. Times coverage of violence in Jerusalem got off to a bad start with a headline falsely placing the lethal attack on Alexander Levlovich in the West Bank. In a second falsehood, Diaa Hadid alleges police entered Al Aqsa mosque.
it is one thing for Israelis to be more bothered by their terrorists than Palestinians are by theirs. It is another for The New York Times to be more interested in Israeli extremism than in Palestinian extremism.
Journalists should understand that the production of a satire video by the Israeli government in no way vindicates their own reporting. They shouldn’t insult readers’ intelligence by suggesting otherwise. And they should take a deep breath before reacting, because they might just prove the very point the video tried to make.
A New York Times story covers the Palestinian campaign of anti-Jewish harassment on the Temple Mount and makes a change to slanted language in the piece, but problems remain.
It is dishonest of The New York Times to refer to Netanyahu's "disavowal" of a Palestinian state as if that's the last word, without reminding readers that he had subsequently disavowed that disavowal.
Today in inappropriate editorializing: News reporter Diaa Hadid purports to knows what Benjamin Netanyahu thinks (deception!) and what Mahmoud Abbas thinks (negotiations!), while Jodi Rudoren turns partisan opinions into New York Times fact.
CAMERA prompts correction of a New York Times article which erroneously reported that Jerusalem Arabs do not have full voting rights. In fact, they are entitled to Israeli citizenship, which grants them full voting rights.