Kristof's comparison of Syrian refugees to Holocaust refugees is specious and offensive.
The New York Times opinion pages (like the news pages) are sharply skewed against Israel. And Nicholas Kristof adds considerably to the tally of distorted commentary on Israel.
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, whose last column on the conflict between Hamas and Israel was wildly off target, misfires again in his current column, Who's Right and Wrong in the Middle East? Maybe he should try a different topic.
With rare exceptions the New York Times just can't get it right on Israel, and the op-ed page is no exception. The latest example: a column by Nicholas Kristof, which says Israel has a right to defend itself from Hamas rocket attacks, then immediately reverses course.
The New York Times' Thomas Friedman and Nicholas Kristof operate as a tag-team attacking the government of Benjamin Netanyahu. But on the Arab Spring, differences among the two have emerged.
If it was written by almost anyone other than Nicholas D. Kristof on the editorial pages of the New York Times, "Is Israel Its Own Worst Enemy?" (Oct 5, 2011) would be shocking and outrageous. However, given Kristof's long history of anti-Israel rants, it's predictable and almost tiresome.
The New York Times columnist is peddling fictions again. This time he wants readers to believe American Jews are aligned with the fringe positions of J Street, rather than the mainstream ones of AIPAC.
NY Times columnist Nicholas Kristof asserts that the Israeli blockade has failed. Palestinian opinion polls do not support his viewpoint.
In his July 1, 2010 column, "The Two Sides of a Barbed-Wire Fence," New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof blames Israel for Palestinian cave dwelling that began in 1830, conceals Israeli attempts to integrate Bedouin into towns with running water, and generally misleads readers about the conflict.
Nicholas Kristof's "Tough Love for Israel" (New York Times, July 24) demonstrates his vast ignorance regarding Israel and its neighbors, along with his proclivity to choose to "forget" messy facts which get in the way of his simplistic view of Israel as the major obstacle to peace.