NY Times shafts Israel -- A Tale of Two Articles

In its Aug. 12 edition, the New York Times runs two articles that tell worlds about the paper's highly selective and frequently biased reporting about Israel.  Let's begin with a piece about Israeli government approval of construction of a 1,600-apartment complex in Ramat Shlomo, a Jewish Orthodox neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem.  ("East Jerusalem Is Approved For Building Of New Homes" by Rick Gladstone, page A4). Predictably, Gladstone starts out by declaring that this "could undercut American efforts to salvage long-stalled Middle East peace talks." Gladstone then moves on to denunciations of the project by political opposition groups, by Peace Now and by Saeb Erekat, the Palestinians' minister of propaganda who can always be relied on to supply a snappy anti-Israel comment. Piling it on, Gladstone then devotes a couple of additional paragraphs to objections from the Obama administration, quoting a comment by a State Department pokeswoman that "unilateral...(Read Full Post)

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