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NYT calls on White House to drop peace efforts

New York Times reports how Obama & Kerry should ‘move on & devote their attention to other major int’l challenges like the Ukraine.’


U.S. President Barak Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry should drop their Middle East peace efforts and “move on and devote their attention to other major international challenges like Ukraine,” the New York Times wrote in an editorial on Tuesday.

Kerry and Lieberman

Kerry, right, with Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman in Washington last week. – Photo: AFP

Instead of continuing to promote peace negotiations, the paper wrote, the United States should “lay down the principles it believes must undergird a two-state solution, should Israelis and Palestinians ever decide to make peace.” Continue Reading »

NYT Report: US President to Take Active Role in Mid-East Peace Talks


US President plans to pressure Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu & the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas into accepting U.S. framework proposal. U.S. official tells The New York Times, “Now is a very timely opportunity for him [Obama] to get involved,”.

By Daniel Siryoti, Israel Hayom Staff & News Agencies


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NYT: Iranian president donates $400,000 to Tehran’s Jewish hospital

New York Times’ Tehran bureau chief reports on Twitter that Hassan Rohani has made the donation to the institution, which also serves non-Jews.



Iran’s President Hassan Rohani has reportedly donated $400,000 to Tehran’s Jewish hospital.

An Iranian Jewish care home for the elderly in Tehran.

An elderly Iranian Jewish woman walks into the Iranian Jewish care home for the elderly in Tehran.- Photo: AFP

Thomas Erdbrink, the New York Times Bureau Chief in the Iranian capital, tweeted the information Wednesday, citing the semi-official Mehr news agency. The Jewish hospital in Tehran also serves non-Jews, he said.

This is not the first time that such a donation has been reported.

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NYT Report: Kerry’s plan sees East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital


Senior NYT analyst Thomas Friedman, lays out expected points of John Kerry’s framework deal, which he believes will include phased withdrawal from West Bank according to 1967 lines but will not allow Palestinian refugees to return to Israel.



U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s draft framework agreement for Middle East peace talks will include support for establishing a Palestinian capital in Arab areas of East Jerusalem, senior New York Times analyst Thomas Friedman wrote in his column published Wednesday.

Kerry and Netnayahu.

Kerry and Netanyahu at a press conference in Jerusalem, January 2, 2014. – Photo: Reuters

Friedman, who is currently visiting Israel, said that Kerry’s framework document would present the core concessions that Washington considers Israelis and Palestinians need to make for a fair, lasting deal. Continue Reading »

U.S. media watchdog protests NY Times’ anti-Israel media coverage


CAMERA places billboard across The New York Times’ offices in downtown N.Y.C. calling on the paper to stop its bias reporting & slanted commentary against Israel.



Boston-based American media watchdog group CAMERA (Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America) launched a campaign against The New York Times for what it claims is the paper’s biased coverage of Israel, the PRNewswire reported.


Photo courtesy: CAMERA (Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America) website

The billboard headline reads: “Would A Great Newspaper Slant The News Against Israel? The New York Times Does.” A short list enumerates criticism. Continue Reading »

‘NY Times’ attacking Jerusalem again, now battling over Iran policy


NYT’s editorial board blasts Israel’s PM for his loud opposition to White House policies; writes if diplomacy fails, “PM & the hard-line interest groups will own the failure”.

The petty attack is because the PM quoted a 2005 Times editorial that applauded a deal that would lead North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons program.



An ongoing battle between The New York Times editorial board and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu picked up steam over the weekend, with the Times blasting Netanyahu for his loud opposition to Washington’s policies, and Netanyahu confidant Gilad Erdan penning a response on Netanyahu’s behalf. Continue Reading »

Netanyahu in NYT interview: Churchill & Herzl were even more alone

Amid tensions with paper, Israel’s PM speaks with New York Times. Although Netanyahu reiterates intentions regarding Iran, the paper chooses to focus on his growing isolation, taking jab at Netanyahu, saying ‘such isolation is hardly new to man with few personal friends’.

By Yitzhak Benhorin


WASHINGTON – Only a week and a half after taking a jab at the New York Times during his UN speech – a move that earned him a critical op-ed in the prestigious paper – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave the paper an interview as part of his current media blitz.

Netanyahu at UNGA (Photo: AFP)

Netanyahu at UNGA – Photo: AFP

The story mostly focused on Netanyahu himself and depicted the Israeli leader as growing more and more isolated because of his hawkish stance on Iran – a position which according to NYT, the prime minister is no stranger to. Continue Reading »

NYT says Netanyahu sabotaging Obama’s Iran efforts…not warning him


NYT daily dishes out fierce criticism of Netanyahu following his General Assembly address, says the PM ‘seems eager for a fight. It could be disastrous if Netanyahu and his supporters in Congress were so blinded by distrust that they sabotage the best chance to restore relations’

By Yitzhak Benhorin

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to “sabotage the best chance” to restore relations between the West and Iran, the New York Times is claiming in an editorial following Netanyahu’s General Assembly address.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday October 1, 2013 at the United Nations headquarters in New York - Photo: AP/Andrew Gombert,Pool

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday October 1, 2013 at the United Nations headquarters in New York – Photo: AP/Andrew Gombert,Pool


“Netanyahu has legitimate reasons to be wary of any Iranian overtures.. Continue Reading »

Was PM Fayyad coerced into denying criticizing PA in New York Times interview?

Outgoing Palestinian PM Salam Fayyad, who was quoted slamming the PA leadership, says he was misled by the NYT correspondent.

Salam Fayyad has denied criticizing the Palestinian Authority leadership in an interview with the New York Times.

Prime Minister Salam Fayyad

Outgoing Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad. – Photo: Daniel Bar-On

In a statement published on Saturday by the Palestinian Wafa news agency, the prime minister’s office said that Fayyad “did not make any statements or conduct any interviews for the New York Times or any other newspaper or agency since his resignation.”

In an article published on Friday titled “Fayyad steps down, not out,” New York Times correspondent and columnist Roger Cohen quotes Fayyad as saying: “Our story is a story of failed leadership, from way early on… It is incredible that the fate of the Palestinian people has been in the hands of leaders so entirely casual, so guided by spur-of-the-moment decisions… we hold ourselves hostage to our own rhetoric.” Continue Reading »

Mofaz: ‘Palestinians should get 100% of their territorial demands’

 Kadima Chairman MK Shaul Mofaz gets flak from Right and his own party for interview given to The New York Times • Kadima MK Schneller: He who goes back to the warm embrace of the Left…cannot be prime minister.

In a New York Times profile on Friday, new Kadima Chairman and opposition leader MK Shaul Mofaz outlined what he believes should be Israel’s new public agenda.

In the article entitled “Defying an Image With a Tilt to the Left,” Mofaz is quoted as saying that while he believes Israel should keep its current settlement blocs, the Palestinians should get 100 percent of their territorial demands met via land swaps.

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NYT Skews Coverage of Toulouse Terrorism

The New York Times is supposed to be the paper of record. Implicitly, it holds itself to a high standard of journalism. Its reporting on the massacre of Jews at a school in Toulouse, however, illustrates how the paper’s ideological bent, particularly its advocacy for the Palestinians, subtly interferes with its coverage of events that just tangentially touch upon the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

In its first report of the killings on March 20, The Times recalls the recent history of anti-Semitic massacres in France. It establishes

The shooting on Monday was the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in France since 1982, when the Chez Jo Goldenberg restaurant in Paris was bombed at lunchtime, killing 6 people and wounding 22.

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