NY Times Mag Uses 11,000 Words to Spread Anti-Israel Myths, Throw Racism Charges

NewsBusters | 4/2/2019 | Staff
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The latest New York Times Sunday Magazine found room for 11,000 words by Nathan Thrall to push the anti-Israel -- often anti-Semitic -- Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. (B.D.S.) Thrall is a director at the International Crisis Group, which the paper notes but fails to mention is funded by the Gulf state of Qatar, which funds the anti-Jewish terrorist group Hamas.

The deck of headlines for Thrall’s story: “The Battle Over B.D.S. How the Battle Over Israel and Anti-Semitism Is Fracturing American Politics -- The growing prominence of the B.D.S. movement -- and the backlash to it -- is widening fault lines from college campuses to Capitol Hill.”

Story - Headlines - Portion - Paper - Bias

The story was far less fair-minded than those headlines imply: It's only the latest and maybe longest portion of the paper’s long-standing and heavily documented bias against Israel, as several pro-Israel and conservative outlets have pointed out.

B.D.S. movement’s objective is to eliminate Israel, as has been documented in quotes from the horse’s mouth, Omar Barghouti of Qatar, the co-founder of BDS. Yet he was mentioned only by name and in passing a single time in the long article.

BDS - Movement - Pressure - Israel - Occupation

Thrall blandly described the B.D.S. movement as one “which seeks to exert economic, moral and political pressure on Israel to end its occupation of Palestinian territories, grant equal rights to Palestinian citizens of Israel and recognize the right of Palestinian refugees to return.”

The usual left-wing suspects traipsed through without comment, including Cornel West.

Face - Criticism - Omar - Tropes - Loyalty

In the face of widespread criticism of Omar for wittingly or unwittingly deploying anti-Semitic tropes about “dual loyalty” and Jewish money controlling United States policy, Democratic leaders announced they were working on a resolution condemning anti-Semitism. But in response to objections from progressive lawmakers and members of the Congressional Black Caucus, who argued that Omar was singled out because she was a woman of color,...
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