NY Times depicts Olmert as peace maker, Bibi as peace-wrecker; Abbas gets off scot free

In reporting the acquittal of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of serious corruption charges, the New York Times seizes an opportunity to serve up a big dose of historical revisionism in pursuit of its own agenda and bias. Jerusalem correspondent Isabel Kershner, in a July 11 article, proceeds to depicts Olmert as a dogged peace-maker, whose efforts were cast aside by his successor, Prime Minister Netanyahu, after Olmert was forced to resign.  Yet, while sketching these Olmert-good-guy, Bibi bad-guy characterizations, Kershner remains mum about any and all of the peace-obstruction tactics of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.  In her view, Abbas -- let alone Hamas rule in Gaza -- apparently bear no responsibility for why the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is no nearer a final settlement.  The blame always falls on Israel. Here's how she puts it: "Mr. Olmert's three-year tenure as prime minister was marked by high-wire peace talks...Intensive talks with the...(Read Full Post)