The New York Times’ latest piece on the death of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, written by editorial board member Serge Schmemann, is yet another example of the newspaper setting facts to the side to promote an anti-Israel narrative.
There simply aren’t many examples of antisemitism targeted at Jews as Jews more obvious than Miloon Kothari’s remarks in July. Yet, Beinart and his cosignatories still chose to depict them as merely “insensitive” and as “criticism of Israel.”
Palestinian Holocaust distortion is more widespread than the public might imagine. It is antisemitic at its core and is an obstacle to peace.
During the recent fighting Islamic Jihad fired at least 935 rockets and mortars at Israel, about 160 of them falling short and hitting Gaza. The errant rockets likely accounted for almost half the current Gaza death toll.
Even as the news network's ratings and profitability continue to decline, CNN continues to degrade the public trust in its reporting.
At a certain point, when a discussion throws important facts aside in favor of a narrative that points at a perceived Jewish organization as “corrupting,” “poisoning,” and “dominating” a country’s politics, it begins to reek of a certain phenomenon known as “antisemitism.” No amount of tokenizing a “really Jewish” congressman can paper over that.
Given AIPAC's support for two-state solution advocate Rep. Hayley Stevens, the notion that AIPAC "is trying to take out" rival Rep. Andy Levin "because he backs a two-state solution" is ludicrous.
Laila Odeh, Jerusalem correspondent for France 24 Arabic, sinks into a baseless conspiracy theory alleging a U.S.-Israeli cover up of Shireen Abu Akleh's killing.
The National Council of Social Studies (NCSS) recently issued a strong position statement on antisemitism statement encouraging educators to examine their understanding of the Jewish people and consider what constitutes antisemitism. It comes in response to recent attacks on Jewish citizens and an increase in antisemitism within American society. The position statement addresses the inaccurate portrayals of Jews that are promoted in schools by Liberated Ethnic Studies programs, among others.
Media coverage of Israel is, with growing frequency, more comparable to activism than actual journalism. Indeed, as the Shireen Abu Akleh controversy highlights, journalists are failing to ask basic questions while simultaneously giving platforms and awards to activists masquerading as reporters.