NY Times gives platform to notorious self-hating Israeli

At first blush, Avraham Burg might seem to have the right credentials to write an opinion piece in the New York Times about Israel's past, present and future -- former speaker of Israel's parliament; author of a book about the Holocaust and chairman of the" Center for Renewal of Democracy."  At least, that's the way the Times sums up his bona fides in the Sunday Review Section of its Aug. 5 edition atop an article  titled, "Israel's Fading Democracy." But don't be fooled by those Burg bio credits.   Once upon a time, Burg rose to political prominence in leftist Israeli politics.  But no more.  In recent years, he has become increasingly isolated as an anti-Israel, anti-Zionist crank who blinds himself to existential dangers faced by his country from the likes of Iran, Hezbb'llah and Hamas, and instead unleashes a flood of blame-Israel screeds. For example, in an interview with Haaretz, Burg opined that "to define the State of Israel as a Jewish state is...(Read Full Post)