Can the New York Times Get Any Worse?

Just when you thought that the New York Times could not stoop to lower levels, the Times outdoes itself by issuing an editorial that implicitly blames Israel for the recent conflagration in the region. In its November 14 editorial, Another Israel-Gaza War, the Times suggests that Israel’s position vis-à-vis Gaza would be easier to justify if Israel demonstrated seriousness in negotiating with Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah faction. The Times presupposes that Abbas is a willing interlocutor but ignores the fact that Abbas has stymied Israeli efforts of engagement and has instead embarked upon a pattern of systematic unilateral actions aimed at undercutting prior written agreements and understandings.

The recent violence in Gaza was sparked by a Hamas anti-tank missile attack on an Israeli jeep on patrol along the Israel-Gaza border that left one soldier permanently blinded. That attack came on the heels of another that left an Israeli soldier with one arm. Both attacks were unprovoked and occurred on Israeli soil. Of course, the Times chooses to omit this information from its editorial and we’ve come to expect no less from a once respectable newspaper that’s morphed itself into an amateur blog for the radical left.

The editorial refers to Israel’s previous Gaza military campaign, Operation Cast Lead and notes inflated casualty figures that are disputed by Israel. It also fails to mention that most of those killed in the previous campaign were Hamas combatants or their affiliates, a fact corroborated by Hamas itself. The Times editorial goes on to state that Cast Lead was “widely condemned internationally” but it fails to note that most of those condemnations emanated from the so-called Non-Aligned states, who would argue that the earth was flat if their Arab masters ordered them to do so.

Citing another reason to criticize Israeli defensive actions, the Times almost comically states that the current operation has provoked “new waves of condemnation against Israel in Arab countries, including Egypt.” Does the New York Times really think that Egypt, a nation permeated with systemic anti-Semitism from the head down, needs an excuse to condemn Israel? In December 2010, the Sinai’s regional governor accused Israel’s intelligence service, the Mossad, of sending sharks into Egyptian waters to kill tourists. And more recently, Egypt’s Islamist President Morsi was seen mouthing concurrence to a sermon in which the imam called for the destruction and dispersion of Jews. Arab condemnation in response to Israeli defensive action is no surprise. What is surprising is the New York Times’ deliberate attempts to gloss over government-sanctioned anti-Semitism in the Arab and Muslim world.

The New York Times’ sanctimonious drivel would be taken more seriously if it applied equal standards to all. Sadly, the New York Times continues to find fault with the only democracy in the Middle East while giving everyone else a free pass.

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  • fanlad

    And the news that no one is pursuing, is that the rockets and weapons being fired at Israel's populated areas right now are the weapons the U.S. helped purchase and fund for the rebel extremists and terrorists in Libya and Syria. The biggest gun running operation in recent history, coming back to bite Israel and the west. Typical for a failed U.S. Middle Eastern foreign policy, trying to stand up fake Middle Eastern democracies, that are only fronts for radical Jihadists, now going against Israel. But you will never hear this from our main stream news media, especially the New York times.

  • Loyal Achates

    Oops, you forgot to mention the Israeli incursion into Gaza two days before the attack on the jeep, which killed a 12-year-old boy. I'm sure you'll issue a correction.


      Disloyal Achates,

      That 12 year old was one of the examples of hamass using CHILDREN as Human Shields.

      Arabs kill their own daughters for "dishonoring the family". Arabs engage in "honor killings" even in the US.


        Disloyal Achates,

        Plus so called "palestinians" use their own children as political pawns.

        Which side has suicide bombers?

        The Israelis or Islamofascists?

        Arabs killing Arabs in Syria, in Aleppo, 30,000+ dead. Do Arabs there protect their children or kill them?

    • Mary Sue

      You should stop being ignorant and inform yourself of what nazi-ish crap the Palestinian Hamas, Hezbollah, PLO, etc and other organizations teach little children! Children as young as FIVE are so steeped in hatred and desire for martyrdom that the entire Palestinian people should be charged with Crimes against Humanity: To wit, mass child abuse.


    Word to all people.




    Ymch Shmo NY Nazi times

  • Horace

    The New York Times is a good example of self hating Jewry. They hate Israel, and they also hate the USA. They are a boil on the arse of Satan himself, with their evil lies. Not fit to wrap fish.

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