In the fight between Israel and Hamas the rockets and bombs may have stopped for now, but what hasn’t even paused are the efforts by human rights organizations and certain pundits, politicians and comedians to condemn Israel for allegedly using “disproportional force,” ethnically cleansing Palestinians from Jerusalem, and being an apartheid state. All the charges are recycled lies and propaganda.
Why doesn't New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof want Americans to imagine what it would be like, and what their government should do, if terrorists firing barrages of indiscriminate rockets into their towns and cities?
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.