The New York Times Knows It’s Israeli Right from It’s Palestinian Moderates

The New York Times has seemingly more journalists covering Israel than it has covering all of South America. There are some days, that the Times has so many people covering Israel, that it actually gives two reporters the opportunity to write about the exact same story, even from the same perspective.

Consider November 15, 2018, when the Times devoted a full page to describe the resignation of Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman. The Times posted two articles with the same story and viewpoint, one by David Halbfinger and the other by Isabel Kershner.

New York Times November 15, 2018 page A8

Both articles reflected the Times’ view that Israel’s government is unrepentantly right-wing and hawkish.

Halbfinger’s article was called “A Hawk Storms Offstage. Is This His Finale?”  He described Lieberman and the Likud party as “right-wing,” “unremittingly hawkish” and “hard line” five times. In the three times that Halbfinger referred to the Palestinian group Hamas, he included no adjectives. He did not mention that it is a designated terrorist group by the United States; he did not refer to the Hamas Charter which calls for the destruction of Israel; and he did not even refer to the group as “militant.”

Kershner’s article covered the same ground as Halbfinger and was called “Israeli Defense Minister Quits Over Cease-Fire.” In ten different spots in the article – seemingly to hammer the point home – Kershner defined Lieberman, his party and the government of Israel as “hard-line,” “hawkish,” “right-wing,” “ultra-nationalist,” and “bellicose.” He described the current coalition government as “the most right-wing and religious government Israel has known.

Kershner mentioned Hamas five times. Only ONCE did he state that it was “militant.” The one time he mentioned the President of Palestinian Authority, he described Mahmoud Abbas as “more moderate.

In total, in the two articles covering the same news, the Israelis were described as “right-wing” 15 times. Hamas was described as “militant” once and the Palestinian Authority was called “moderate.”

According to the New York Times, which side do you think is the root cause of the Arab-Israeli conflict? Which party is unreasonable and should be pressured? Which party should get American support? In case you cannot figure it out, the Times will tell you. Twice.

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7 thoughts on “The New York Times Knows It’s Israeli Right from It’s Palestinian Moderates

  1. Who are the people who call themselves Palestinians?

    Most “Palestinians” can only prove that their ancestors were there in 1940’s but not earlier. Many of them emigrated to “Palestine” to find work due to the Zionist boom. When the early Zionists started to build up the area, which was mostly desert and swamp. The Arab countries did not pump as much oil as today, and their people were poor. The Arabs found work, then brought their families, and their friends, just like the Immigrants who go to Europe now. Can you imagine that in 2 generations they will claim that parts of Europe belongs to them?
    As a matter of fact, they already started, they demand a Muslim state in Denmark. More demands will come in more European states.

    The only Palestinians were the Jews who lived in the region (not state), called Palestine, which was under the British mandate. The Arab names of those who claim that they are “Palestinians” to this day show their true origins:

    “Masri” = from Egypt-Hamas member of Parliament, Mushir al-Masri (the word “masri” littelery means “the egyptian” in arabic !).
    “Khamis”= Bahrain “Salem Hanna Khamis” “al-Faruqi”= Mosul, Iraq
    “al-Araj” = Morocco, a member of the Saadi Dynasty “Hussein al-Araj”
    “al Lubnani” = the Lebanese
    “al-Mughrabi” = the Moroccan (Maghreb” – meaning “West” in Arabic, and usually referring to North Africa or specifically to Morocco)
    “al-Djazair” = the Algerian
    “al-Yamani” = the Yemeni “Issam Al Yamani”
    “al-Afghani” = the Afghan
    “al-Hindi” = the Indian “Amin al-Hindi”
    “Iraqi” = from Iraq.
    “halabi” = from Aleppo, Syria
    “El Baghdadi” = from Baghdad Iraq.
    “Tarabulsi”= Tarabulus-Tripoli, Lebanon.
    “Hourani” = Houran Syria.
    “al-Husayni” = Saudi Arabia.
    “Saudi” = Saudi Arabia.
    “Metzarwah”= Egypt.
    “Barda—wil” = “Salah Bardawil” HAMAS legislator in Gaza; Egypt, Bardawil Lake area.
    “Nashashibi” = Syria.
    “Bushnak” = Bosnia
    “zoabi”= from Iraq: “Haneen Zoabi”.
    “Turki” = Turkey “Daud Turki”
    “al-Kurd” = Kurdistan.
    “Haddadins” = YEMEN descended from Ghassanid Christian Arabs.
    “Arab Abu-Kishk” = Egypt.(Bedouins)
    “Arab al shakirat” = Egypt (Bedouins)
    “Arab al zabidat” = Egypt (Bedouins)
    “Arab al aramsha” = Egypt (Bedouins).
    Even Yasser Arafat, the most famous “Palestinian” and leader of the P.L.O terrorist organization, was not native to Judea. He called himself a “Palestinian refugee” but spoke Arabic with an Egyptian accent. He was born in 1929 Cairo, Egypt. He served in the Egyptian army, studied in the University of Cairo, and lived in Cairo until 1956! His full name was Mohammed Abdel Rahman Abdel Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa al-Husseini. “Al-Qudwa” tribe origin?

    Yasser Arafat also proudly stated in his authorized biography that, “If there is any such thing as a Palestinian people, it is I, Yasser Arafat, who created them.”


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