A CAMERA Op-Ed in the Times of Israel explains the latest ploy by The New York Times to influence readers against Israel: Reporters use pejorative labels to describe Israeli leaders in what are supposed to be news stories.
Nearly every week, The New York Times provides another example of its bias against Israel. The most recent is an article about a meeting of Knesset members with Palestinian president Abbas in Ramallah. Unlike other accounts, Rudoren's article becomes a vehicle to denigrate Israel's leader, with the injection of editorial comments and opinion to portray him as an obstructionist compared to the Palestinian leader who is shown as a peacemaker.
An article by Jerusalem bureau chief Jodi Rudoren was published on the front page of The New York Times on Aug. 29. It was about Israeli reaction to the turmoil in Egypt and Syria. And, it was the fifth article by Rudoren this year to include accusations of Israeli societal racism or sexism.
After CAMERA challenged inaccurate translations of statements by Iran's current and previous presidents, The New York Times corrected its article.
Stones kill, maim, wound and change people's lives forever. But you wouldn't know that from The New York Times front page article about Palestinian stone throwers. Rather, this was a story romanticizing the Palestinian perpetrators. It is they – not the Israeli dead and injured – who are presented as victims, "provoked by the situation," forced into a futile hobby, only to be arrested and incarcerated by fierce, powerful Israeli soldiers.
As peace talks near, The New York Times continues to present the Arab-Israeli conflict with incorrect terminology and double standards, misinforming readers and confirming its increasing role in what can best be described as advocacy journalism.
When billionaire Sheldon Adelson told journalists that Palestinians refer to Jews as sons of apes and pigs, and that perhaps Palestinian nationalism might be of recent vintage, New York Times bureau chief Jodi Rudoren scoffed. But Rudoren should have listened – Adelson was right.
After communication with CAMERA staff, the New York Times corrected its erroneous claim that there is a "requirement" of gender segregation on buses passing through ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods.
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 Times tilt toward extreme, journalistically indefensible portrayals of Israel continues with a banner day on March 17. On the front page, a story distorted the realities concerning Jewish and Arab construction in Jerusalem. In the Sunday magazine an 8000-word piece romanticized violence and irredentism.