1. TheÂ New York Times writes that “after days of near silence,”Â Prime Minister Netanyahu condemned the murder of a Palestinian teenager on Sunday. But Netanyahu called the murder “reprehensible” on Wednesday, the day it occurred, and the next day, in his first publicÂ appearance since the murder, againÂ forcefully condemned the killing on prime-time national television. Early July 4th weekend for the entireÂ New York Times editorial board?
2. TheÂ New York Times omits thatÂ Prime Minister Netanyahu called the father of the murdered boy yesterday to personally express his outrage and condemnation. Maybe theÂ New York Times didn’t get thatÂ press release?
3. TheÂ New York Times gives numerous examples of hate rhetoric on the margins of Israeli society — rhetoric that has been strongly condemned andÂ rejected byÂ Israel’sÂ political leaders. TheÂ New York Times writes Palestinians have also been guilty of hate speech, but neglects to mention that Palestinian incitement is government backed, that Palestinian Authority leaders hail terrorists as heroes, name public squares after them and teach schoolchildren to emulate them. For daily dose of government-backed Palestinian incitement, check out —Â Palestinian Media Watch. No summer interns in theÂ New York Times research department this year?
4. TheÂ New York Times omits the seemingly relevant matter ofÂ President Abbas forging a unity pact with Hamas, a terror organization whoseÂ charter calls for the murder of all Jews and whose leadershipÂ celebrated the kidnapping and murder of the three Israeli teens andÂ called for more kidnappings. News not fit to print?
5. TheÂ New York Times fails to mention thatÂ a million Israelis were in bomb shelters yesterday as 100 rockets were fired at our civilian population. Maybe theÂ New York Times editorial board will download to their smartphonesÂ Israel Red Alert, an app that sends an alert when and where a rocket is fired at Israel. It will only take 15 seconds to download, as much time as the people of Sderot and other Israeli towns in Southern Israel have to run for cover.