For Robin Young and Derek Thompson, SodaStream's former employment of Palestinians and its subsequent "punishment" of employees with layoffs counterbalance the company's "positive moral valance." There are no "moral questions," however, about the BDS activists who claim credit for depriving Palestinians of their livelihoods.
Just as the claim that the IDF commits atrocities is an attempt to limit the ability of Jews to defend themselves physically, the claims that groups that defend Israel or fight antisemitism are somehow shady, engaging in immoral tactics, is an attempt to limit the Jews' ability to defend themselves rhetorically.
Adjectives and labels are used to influence rather than inform; they are the weapons of journalists who prefer advocacy journalism over objective reporting. The frequent use of labels by Times reporters demonstrate how far they've strayed from their stated mission of independent and deep reporting.
A column in the Huffington Post by self-declared "intellectual" Marc Lamont Hill represents the sort of disinformation that is rooted in a bigoted worldview where the Jewish state is considered illegitimate and a terrorist regime like Hamas’ is seen as one to be bolstered.
There is a disturbing trend within certain Jewish journalistic circles to conform to the extreme, “progressive” zeitgeist in which religious values, Jewish leaders and most of all, the Jewish state and its supporters are consistently condemned. And nowhere is this trend as pronounced as at The Forward under the helm of editor‑in‑chief Jane Eisner.
In order to better make its pro-BDS case, an Op-Ed in the Boston Globe insists that measures to discourage anti-Israel boycotts "betray" the legacy of civil rights icon Rosa Parks. But Parks was an outspoken and very public opponent of anti-Israel boycotts
Music giant Thom Yorke of Radiohead joins a growing list of artists who have called out the anti-Israel and often anti-Jewish boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement.
NYT journalists employ a singular set of criteria to assess racism in Israeli society versus others, similar to the double standard they use to condemn Israel for the sort of laws democratic countries routinely use to govern entry by foreigners into their borders.
Here is an example of how journalist Fareed Zakaria and propagandist Rashid Khalidi join forces to mislead about BDS and Jerusalem. CAMERA provides an analysis of the propaganda techniques used.
Rashid Khalidi, a Palestinian-American academic and notorious propagandist, broadcast yet more false information and hate rhetoric on a WBEZ global affairs program.