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New York Times
Jonathan S. Tobin
Abbas isn’t the real problem
Just like when Arafat died, finding a new Palestinian Authority leader isn’t the issue. It’s a sea change in their political culture that’s needed for peace to become possible.
Jonathan S. Tobin
A deceptively skewed vision of hate
An article in the Sunday “New York Times” stokes fears of anti-Semitism from the right, yet ignores the more dangerous variety that emanates from the left.
Stephen M. Flatow
Panicky critics of Israel push fake ‘one state’ threat
You know that critics of Israel are getting panicky when they start trotting out the old “one state” bogeyman. “As a 2-State Solution Loses Steam, a 1-State Plan Gains Traction,” a New York Times headline announced on Jan. 5, above an article so palpably absurd that it can only reflect the mad panic among advocates of Palestinian statehood as they see their dream fading away. And the fact that The Times chose to make it page one news says a lot about the fearful mindset among the left-wing news media, Israel-bashing pundits and Jewish peace camp types, writes JNS columnist Stephen M. Flatow.
New York Times accuses Israel of ‘annexation’ and ‘apartheid’ over political moves
At the start of 2018, a purportedly emboldened Israeli right initiated political measures that seemingly enhance Israel’s sovereignty in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem. While the mainstream press, led by The New York Times, branded the moves as “annexation” and “apartheid,” legal expert Avi Bell told JNS that the Israeli initiatives are almost entirely symbolic and have “no meaningful legal consequences.”