The Middle East Institute which promotes itself as an unbiased player among Washington’s Middle East think tanks, has opened itself to serious criticism over Lustick’s highly unbalanced, anti-Israel piece in MEI’s Middle East Journal.
This year, the media have blundered all too many times in reporting on the Middle East. There were, unfortunately, countless potential “winners,” but CAMERA has identified our ten worst offenders.
The New York Times seems intent on putting the very idea of Israel’s continued existence, the idea of real and functional Jewish national self-determination, up for debate. First it was an Op-Ed by Muammar Qaddafi calling for an end to Israel. Now it's a page one column by Ian Lustick.
Ian Lustick keeps depicting Islamist groups like Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood as reasonable organizations. Events keep proving him wrong, but Lustick's analysis remains unchanged.
UPDATED, June 29: .The online edition of Forbes magazine describes itself as being "among the most trusted resources for the world's business and investment leaders." But its June 17th online commentary, written by radical, anti-Israel professor Ian Lustick, was based in an alternate reality, so counterfactual and bizarre as to raise serious questions about the general editorial judgement at Forbes.