Archive for the ‘NEW YORK TIMES’ Category

Reports on Turner-Brown battle for Ohio 11 leave out big difference between them, Israel

The August 3 primary for that open Ohio Congressional seat is getting national attention. Progressive Nina Turner, who has made critical comments about Israel, is leading in the polls; and as we have reported repeatedly, the “Democratic Majority for Israel” PAC is a lead funder of her chief rival, Shontel Brown, the chair of the […]

NYTimes Claims Western Heat Wave Caused by Climate Change Based on ‘Rapid Attribution’ Study

The New York Times claimed Wednesday that the recent heatwave in the western U.S. was caused by climate change, citing a “rapid attribution” that has not been peer-reviewed, and downplaying the uncertainty expressed by scientists about the causal link. The Times reported in an article titled “Climate Change Drove Western Heat Wave’s Extreme Records, Analysis Finds”: The extraordinary […]

Once again, the ‘NYTimes’ covers up Israel’s efforts to instigate the U.S. into conflict with Iran

Journalists are supposed to have subjects in their reports. You aren’t supposed to write, “It was said.” Instead: tell us who said it.  New York Times senior reporter David Sanger forgot that principle last week in his biased and inadequate account of the Biden administration’s Iran policy. Sanger suggests that Biden wants a broader “comprehensive” […]

Five Palestinians have been killed protesting illegal settlement — but ‘NYT’ covers ‘gentle stream’ in nearby kibbutz

Update: The day after this post appeared, the New York Times covered the illegal settlement, and buried the fact that several Palestinians have died protesting it. Last night Palestinians led a torchlit protest deep in the occupied West Bank against an “outpost” Jewish settlement that has been established on village lands in recent weeks. This […]

‘What should Israel do? Stop committing war crimes’ –Kristof’s bold step in ‘NYT’

As we keep saying, Palestinian solidarity reached a new benchmark in American media/politics during the May assault, and it would be remiss not to laud Nicholas Kristof’s column in the New York Times two days ago, “Were My Criticisms of Israel Fair?” It represents a great new position for a mainstream columnist: Hamas hitting Israel […]

‘NYT’ puts faces of 60+ slain Palestinian children on front page, at last

We need to acknowledge what an extraordinary moment this is. Mainstream media are finally focused on Israeli attacks on Palestinian children. The New York Times did the unprecedented, and devoted a huge portion of its front page to the images of 65 children, almost all of them Palestinian, killed during the recent onslaught. The accompanying […]

Stunning ‘NYT’ report on Israel’s occupation causing Palestinian ‘misery’ was a long time coming

New York Times readers were astonished yesterday at what was on their front page — a very long, moving account of how Palestinians experience Israel’s occupation of the West Bank. The article’s headlines set the tone: first, “The Misery at the Heart of the Conflict,” followed by “. . . for millions of Palestinians, the […]

Violent Gangs Target Jews, the New York Times Insists They Are ‘Overwhelmingly Peaceful’

A taxi passes by in front of The New York Times head office, Feb. 7, 2013. Photo: Reuters / Carlo Allegri / File. Reporting on a firebombing in New York’s diamond district and other anti-Jewish violence, a New York Times news article insists, “The protests remained overwhelmingly peaceful and organizers said they believed some were […]

Israel’s air strikes targeted entire families in Gaza — but U.S. media won’t pursue the story

Amira Hass is one of the most impressive and experienced journalists in Israel/Palestine. She writes for the respected daily Haaretz, where on May 19 she made an extraordinary charge — that the Israeli military, as part of its air assault on Gaza, “is wiping out entire Palestinian families on purpose.”  So far, no mainstream U.S. […]

New York Times News Article Faults Israel for ‘High Civilian Death Toll’ in Gaza

A taxi passes by in front of The New York Times head office, Feb. 7, 2013. Photo: Reuters / Carlo Allegri / File. A top-of-the-front page New York Times news article makes reference to what the article calls “the high civilian death toll” in Gaza. “The high civilian death toll and damage to civilian infrastructure […]

The ‘NY Times’ admits Israel’s military duped it — even as it misses the story about the war on Gaza

Today’s New York Times includes a remarkable article, in which the paper admits that Israel’s military duped it (and the rest of the mainstream U.S. media) yesterday. The Times report, although revealing, falls short in two areas: It nowhere explains that the Times has been tricked many times before, and it misses the much larger […]

Friedman’s analysis of the Palestinian uprising is silly, offensive — and leaves out key words, ‘Israeli apartheid’

The explosive news from Israel/Palestine gave Thomas Friedman, the New York Times foreign affairs columnist who portrays himself as a Middle East expert, a chance to start explaining why Palestinian resistance and Israeli repression have reached the highest level in years. In his column yesterday, he failed. He nowhere wrote the words “Israel apartheid,” or […]

Mainstream reports on Palestinian resistance in Sheikh Jarrah are unsurprisingly biased — but the ‘NY Times’ smuggles in some truths

It comes as no surprise that the U.S. (and British) mainstream media are ignoring or distorting the big and growing Palestinian resistance to evictions in the occupied Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah. But there is a sign of hope, as the New York Times correspondent did sneak some fairness into his report.  The mainstream media’s […]

‘NYT’ coverage of the Human Rights Watch ‘Apartheid’ report is a game-changer

Having grown up in a secular liberal Jewish family in and around New York City, I’ve been reading the New York Times daily since I was a kid – take it from me, that’s a long time. Since I started speaking out about the Israeli oppression of Palestinians after Operation Protective Edge in 2014, I’ve come […]

Tom Friedman’s foundation supports pro-Israel causes, including Islamophobic MEMRI (but he won’t tell you that)

It’s not news to anyone who follows the Israel/Palestine issue that the top foreign policy columnist at the New York Times takes a side. “Israel had me at hello,” Tom Friedman said in September 2019 at a New York temple. He said he’s worried that the next generation of Times columnists won’t be as reflexively […]

The ‘NY Times’ article on Human Rights Watch ‘apartheid’ report is largely an attack on the finding

Normally, the New York Times trusts Human Rights Watch and relies on the organization often. This April alone, for instance, the Times has already cited the group 12 times, using its expertise on rights violations in places as varied as Myanmar, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe. But the Times’s respectful view disappeared suddenly yesterday — after Human […]

U.S. mainstream media hides or downplays Jewish supremacists who just carried out a ‘pogrom’ in Jerusalem

Last night, in the heart of Jerusalem, hundreds of Jewish supremacists, chanting “Death to Arabs,” attacked Palestinian passers-by; some 78 Palestinians were injured and 15 were hospitalized. IfNotNow, the activist organization of young American Jews, called the attacks “a pogrom.” In a surprise, the New York Times did report on the attack. Isabel Kershner’s article […]

Netanyahu ‘Had a Point’ About Iran Nuclear Deal, a Star New York Times Reporter Concedes

A taxi passes by in front of The New York Times head office, Feb. 7, 2013. Photo: Reuters / Carlo Allegri / File. A veteran New York Times reporter has conceded publicly that Prime Minister Netanyahu “had a point” when he warned against the Iran nuclear deal reached by President Barack Obama. For years, editorials […]

The ‘NY Times’ is whitewashing Israel’s efforts to sabotage the Iran nuclear deal

Even veteran observers of the New York Times’s zeal to protect Israel’s reputation will be astonished at the paper’s latest whitewash. The paper just published a long, sensible editorial endorsing the U.S. return to the Iran nuclear deal — without once mentioning Benjamin Netanyahu’s violent efforts to sabotage the agreement. Yesterday’s lead editorial in the […]

‘NYT’ coverage of happy boars of Haifa is just another way to ignore settlers’ crimes

On April 9, 2021 The New York Times published a half tongue-in-cheek, half serious article titled “Where Boars Hog the Streets” by Patrick Kingsley. It opens with a photo of a large mama boar crossing a Haifa street with eight baby boars and a waiting driver laughing.  This is not a laughing manner on so […]

Netanyahu’s desperation could prompt him to sabotage the Vienna talks to restore the Iran nuclear deal

Benjamin Netanyahu is desperate. His first corruption trial has already started; he’s struggling to form a government that might keep him out of jail; even observers who recognize his past ability to squirm out of trouble think he may finally have come to the end of the line.  As the talks continue in Vienna to […]

Thomas Friedman ignores ‘apartheid’ label, says Israel is ‘idealistic’ just like the U.S.

Thomas Friedman just wrote a column about Israel for The New York Times that says the Palestinian issue doesn’t matter. “[T]he Arab-Israel conflict for Israel… has largely disappeared,” he says. Israel is in the same boat as the U.S., building a diverse “idealistic” country in the face of rightwing trends. This approach by the leading […]

‘Who Needs the Daily Stormer When You’ve Got the New York Times?’: An Excellent Question

The headquarters of The New York Times. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. A Jewish organization worked tirelessly with non-Jewish allies to help win clemency for indigent prisoners, including many non-Jews, who had been sentenced to excessive sentences. Rather than praising it, the New York Times targeted it on the Sunday front page with what the paper itself […]

Tense U.S.-China Talks End With No Breakthroughs “نيويورك تايمز”: قضايا صعبة في المحادثات الأميركية الصينية

The negotiations, held in Alaska, featured rocky exchanges between Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and his Chinese counterpart. A former Green Beret was charged with attacking multiple officers during the Capitol riot. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, left, said that U.S. officials had raised numerous issues with their Chinese counterparts.Credit…Pool photo by Frederic […]

Federal Judge Accuses New York Times, Washington Post of ‘Shocking’ Bias Against Republicans

Judge Laurence Silberman accused the New York Times and Washington Post of being “Democratic Party broadsheets” in a dissenting opinion on Friday. Washington, DC, federal appellate judge Laurence Silberman accused the New York Times and Washington Post, and to some extent the Wall Street Journal, of being mouthpieces for “rather shocking” bias against the Republican […]

Does the ‘NY Times’ prohibit its reporters from making the connection between U.S. hostility to Iran and Israel?

It’s become monotonous. The New York Times runs a report on U.S.-Iran relations, including the sparring over the nuclear deal — and the paper leaves out the Israel angle entirely. The latest example the other day was headlined: “Impasse Over Iran Nuclear Talks Sets Off International Scramble to Save Accord.” The article, in addition to […]

NYT Fails To Examine Its Participation In Brazil’s ‘Biggest Judicial Scandal’

ACTION ALERT: You can send a message to the New York Times at letters@nytimes.com (Twitter: @NYTimes). Please remember that respectful communication is the most effective. The Brazilian Supreme Court on March 8 dismissed all charges against former President Luis Inacio “Lula” da Silva made during the Lava Jato investigation, a little over a month after the investigation was officially ended. The […]

U.S. media must follow up Israeli general’s endorsement of Iran nuclear deal

A retired Israeli major general just published an extraordinary opinion piece endorsing the Iran nuclear deal — and if the Jerusalem correspondents for the New York Times and other mainstream media outlets do their job his article could profoundly change the terms of the debate. Major General Yair Golan was the deputy chief of the […]

Cornel West says Harvard donors establish ‘taboo’ on criticism of Israel (and NYT buries that angle)

You have surely heard the news from late February that Cornel West was denied tenure at Harvard and has attributed the rejection to his support for Palestinian freedom. West, 67, a philosophy professor in the Divinity School who has gotten wide faculty and graduate-student support, made the allegation to scholar Tricia Rose on the Tight […]

‘NY Times’ erases Jewish Americans’ support for Israeli settlements

The New York Times just ran an article in which an Israeli documentary filmmaker asserts that “Evangelicals are the only significant power outside Israel that is openly supporting the settlements. No one else does.” This is simply not true. The Times reporter, David Halbfinger, accepts the assertion from filmmaker Maya Zinshtein even though he served […]

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