In a report published today ("Israeli Strikes Kill 2 Militants and a Girl"), New York Times correspondent James Bennet mistakenly asserted that no Israelis had been injured in Qassam rocket attacks. Contrary to the Times' claim, a number of Israelis, including infants, have been seriously wounded by Qassam rockets.
On March 25, 2003, the New York Times ran the following incendiary headline over an article by James Bennet:
On March 12, 2003, NPR's “Fresh Air” broadcast an interview with host Terry Gross and New York Times Jerusalem bureau chief James Bennet. Among other things, Gross asked Bennet about Israel's anti-terrorist actions in Gaza–but she didn't term them anti-terrorist actions. Instead, she repeatedly referred to “tit-for-tat murders,” drawing a parallel between Hamas's terrorist attacks against Israeli children and the Israeli army's attempts to root out the killers.
THUMBS UP to James Bennet, Jerusalem bureau chief of the New York Times, for his generally impartial, balanced coverage of the region. For example, in his Nov. 18 article entitled "On Hebron Ambush Site, A New Settlement Rises," Bennet reported on the aftermath of the killing in Hebron of 12 Israelis.