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.
The murder of five members of the Fogel family in Itamar prompted familiar circumlocutions and evasions by The New York Times where the killing of Jews is concerned. Rather than call it a "terrorist attack"— the family was said to have been killed by "intruders."
There are many inconsistencies in the accounts of those who say they were on the scene at Bilin with Abu Rahma, as questions continue to swirl around the circumstances of her death.
What does a terror attack against Israel teach us? According to the New York Times, it's that Israel is being disruptive. In its recent coverage of two deadly attacks against Israelis, the newspaper demonstrated an especially flagrant abandonment of journalistic standards, spinning coverage so as to deflect culpability for the violence away from the perpetrators.
Yet another deceiving New York Times report about Israel misleads about the legitimacy and credibility of the Goldstone report, implying that Israel's military court has validated it, when in fact the reverse is true.
International Herald Tribune editors were asleep at the helm, ignoring video evidence showing violence on the part of the flotilla passengers, whitewashing IHH, and giving a distorted picture of international law.