The New York Times' anti-Israel bias is on prominent display today with a highly skewed page-one headline. Completely inverting reality, the headline declares: "Israel presses air barrage and Hamas strikes back."
The New York Times' current post-mortem on the US-brokered Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, demonstrate yet again the abandonment of journalistic objectivity in order to blame Israel. This overtly partisan article could more aptly have been entitled "How Israel Undermined the Peace Process."
Times indifference to extreme anti-Israel bigotry in Palestinian culture continues to help encourage more of the same, all the while the paper loudly deplores far lesser instances of Israeli prejudice. Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. seems unaware of the damage to the paper's reputation.
The New York Times indicts the morality of Israeli society on page one, above the fold. Isabel Kershner writes that "the poisoned political environment around the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has affected the moral compass of youths growing up within it."
Recent press attention has focused on the repatriation of illegal African migrants from Israel. Very little of it has explained the context and difficult challenges facing Israel as a result of large-scale illegal immigration, particularly by non-Jews. None has included mention of Israel's history of welcoming refugees from around the globe.
Mohammed Merah, the confessed Toulouse killer, said he wanted to avenge the deaths of Palestinian children. The drumbeat of false accusations that Israel murders Palestinian children is a modern day blood libel in which the media is complicit.
Ignoring video evidence and its own news coverage, the New York Times is now describing the violence directed at Israeli soldiers boarding the Mavi Marmara as nothing more than an Israeli claim. Maybe it happened. Maybe it didn't.
Vittorio Arrigoni, terror tourist and International Solidarity Movement member, sought radical causes that would give his life meaning, and ended up befriending the extremist terrorists of Hamas. His murder in Gaza at the hands of terrorists even more radical than Hamas was the occasion for hagiography in the New York Times.
Today's print edition of the International Herald Tribune runs two stories about Palestinian grievances against Israel, but entirely ignores two major stories involving Palestinian violence -- murder in Jenin and the indictment of an alleged rocket expert.