The following article was published in Mondoweiss on 31 May 2015 and needs to be read by all those who need to understand the New York Times failure to understand the Palestinian disaster created by Israel and the United States:
Why readers interested in balanced coverage of BDS should avoid the New York Times
Reporters repeated anti-Palestinian tropes
Pre-supposing hidden motives of SJP
Questioning whether Jewish members of SJP were sufficiently Jewish
How the New York Times’ reporting mirrors pro-Israel talking points
Not one incident, but part of a pattern
What is the effect? Omitting Palestinian voices, demonizing students of color, erasing Jewish solidarity
These stories impact students’ lives in serious ways, and one-sided, misleading coverage contributes to the stifling of free expression and student organizing on campus.
About Omar Zahzah, Agatha Palma, and Rahim KurwaOmar Zahzah, Agatha Palma, and Rahim Kurwa are members of the University of California, Los Angeles chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine.
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