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Today in Tablet Magazine, give Shoshana Kordova five minutes and she’ll give you the week in Israel, including the Goldstone Report, Gaza conflict, and a social-worker strike.

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Here’s a question I’d love to know the answer to: having already used up my alloted twenty free New York Times articles, I was still given access to Roger Cohen’s anti-Israel hate-piece in today’s online edition. Why? I’ve been barred from reading other opinion pieces designated subscriber only.

The only conceivable answer is that Times editors know that his despicable broadside against Israel will generate controversy and, hence, readership, a prize for which Arthur Sulzberger will pay any price, including the indulgence of antisemitism.

That Roger Cohen can actually equate Hamas with Israel demonstrates just how deranged he’s become.

Bill Pearlman says:

Interesting fw. I’d like to know that myself. The NY Times doesn’t even make a pretense of neutrality any more when it comes to Israel.

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