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Papers of Record

Bibi goes after the ‘Times’ and ‘Haaretz’

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(Margarita Korol)

The editor of the Jerusalem Post claims that Prime Minister Netanyahu told him that Israel “has two main enemies”:

And I thought he was going to talk about, you know, Iran, maybe Hamas. He said, “It’s The New York Times and Haaretz.” He said, “They set the agenda for an anti-Israel campaign all over the world.”

I’m hopeful that Bibi has at least hastened the day when I can buy a t-shirt with “Haaretz” spelled in the Times‘ classic Gothic lettering. All the kids in Brooklyn will be wanting one.

Netanyahu Denies Saying Israel’s Biggest Enemies Are N.Y. Times, Haaretz [JTA]
Earlier: A Brief History of the NYT’s Israel Coverage

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Summers says:

They may not be enemies, but they are not friends or even impartial when it comes to Israel.

Moreover the NY Times may be a paper of record but it’s a dismal record.

Remember the Holocaust when the paper of record forgot to make that record available to its readers?

btw, Marc are you looking for a job at the New York Times?

Haaretz is almost entirely irrelevant. Its circulation is in steady decline, while Yisrael Hayom now enjoys readership of upwards of 30%. Why is this? Is everyone in Israel stupid? No. Haaretz makes no secret that it is a propaganda sheet and people are more interested in impartial news than in the slanted pieces in Haaretz. In addition, nearly all the Haaretz editorial stands have turned out to be mistaken. The obsessive quoting of Haaretz by Western media gives a very warped picture of really what is going on in Israel.

Rabbi Tony Jutner says:

Bibi is stating the obvious. I take credit for influencing both Haaretz and the New York Times to take an explicity antizionist stance. The readership of these papers is so beyond anachronistic concepts of a “Jewish state” and we need to address issues that threaten humanity, such as wealth inequality and global warming

Gothic lettering? Why not? Both newspapers are owned by yekkes who still prefer their Heimat to Israel.


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