Last year, Ramadan anti-Israel incitement and violence — in the guise of a Jihad for Jerusalem — saw many in the mainstream media ignore the historic patterns of provocation by the Palestinian leadership and instead echo their pretexts blaming Israel. Media reporting this year follows the same pattern.
The New York Times twists and contorts in order to draw an equivalence between innocent Israeli Jews, Arabs, and Druze mowed down by terrorists and Palestinians killed while attacking Israeli soldiers.
Once again, the New York Times has taken aim at Jewish history. Once again, in doing so, the paper has shown that, given the choice between embracing anti-Israel narratives or straightforward, factual journalism, it too often chooses the former.
Multiple factual errors in her first significant New York Times assignment — the death of Palestinian-American Omar Assad — signal a bumpy start for Raja Abdulrahim, whose early career was boosted by CAIR awards after she published a letter denying that Hamas and Hezbollah are terror organizations.
Raja Abdulrahim, who in 2004 received a $2500 academic scholarship from CAIR, now writes for the Los Angeles Times, where she covers up for Muslim American groups, CAIR among them.