Massacres in Paris, murders in Israel: Islamist killers strike again. The Washington Post calls them terrorists. And militants. And assailants. Accuracy remains a sometime thing.
Jodi Rudoren's "East Jerusalem, Bubbling Over With Despair" is yet another tiresome example of the New York Times whitewashing Palestinian terrorism, omitting material facts, and just generally getting the story wrong about Israel and about the Palestinians.
First there was The New York Times article questioning whether the Jewish temples stood on the Temple Mount. Then came the NBC article claiming that it really is unknown whether or not 13-year-old Ahmed Manasrah stabbed Israelis.
As terror attacks continue to shake Israel, journalists and headline writers seem to be doing their best to obscure the reality of the Palestinian stabbings, and even to cast attackers as victims of arbitrary Israeli violence.
Amidst mounting Palestinian terrorism against Israeli civilians, Times correspondent Isabel Kershner presents a thoughtful, first-hand account by an Israeli survivor of a Palestinian terror attack. This regrettably rare insight was excluded from the newspaper's print edition.
In a story about Fadi Alon, "shot dead the dead . . . by the Israeli police," The New York Times once again buries Palestinian violence. Only in the fourteenth paragraph does The Times note that police shot Alon after he stabbed an Israeli.
The Islamic State's (ISIS) destruction of pre-Islamic Middle Eastern antiquities is nothing new. Palestinian Arabs have been doing the same to Jewish sites for years—but without drawing news coverage like ISIS.
Who are the reckless Haaretz translators who in one week inflated the number of Palestinian casualties and underreported Israeli casualties? Which Israeli terror victim will be the next casualty of Haaretz translations?
By implying that Israelis are unreasonable or unjustified in viewing the self-confessed Palestinian murderer of a Holocaust survivor as a terrorist, The Times' Jodi Rudoren demonizes the Israeli people.
David Kirkpatrick's Sept. 10 article from Egypt, "Visiting Republicans Laud Egypt's Force," was presented as a straightforward news report but read more like an opinion piece advocating for the Muslim Brotherhood.