BDS: We want to get rid of Israel.
NYT: Right, you want to end the occupation.
BDS: No, we said *all* of Israel.
NYT: Oh, sorry. BDS wants to end the occupation.
BDS: NO! We demand to replace the Jewish state with a Palestinian one.
NYT: Occupation?
BDS: End Isra–
NYT: …pation!
In the replies, someone does exactly what the NYT does. 1) They ignore BDS's 3rd demand, a so-called right of return that proponents openly acknowledge is meant to end Israel. And 2) they ignore admissions by BDS leaders themselves about their goal.

3/ "To put it quite clearly, the intention is the extermination of Israel," a foreign minister of Egypt once explained about a "return."…
4/ Today, BDS leader Omar Barghouti today says the same: "a return for refugees would end Israel’s existence as a Jewish state."

His goal, he's explained, is "unitary state, where, by definition, Jews will be a minority."…
Here, by the way, is the inexcusably misleading language from the NYT's Ben & Jerry's story:
"Among other goals."

The NYT has a history of whitewashing BDS. But the paper has gotten it right once or twice.

Here's a 2019 article in the NYT itself. It would be inexcusable for the newspaper not to know this about BDS. To know it and not report it might be worse.

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23 Jun
Thread: A list of @nytimes euphemisms relating to anti-Jewish violence:

1. Deadly attacks on Jewish civilian farmers are called "resistance."…
2. Rocket attacks on Israeli civilians, and sniper attacks on Israeli soldiers, are characterized as expressions of Palestinian "impatience" with Israel.…
3. Hamas rockets that target and successfully kill Jewish civilians are called "stray rockets," as if they misfired and unintentionally struck their target.…
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23 Jun
Here's something we as a society are going to have to internalize and accept in order to right the ship:

You might be boycotted and protested for NOT behaving in a bigoted manner. When that happens, it says something about the protesters, not about you.…
Case in point will be this: Eat Up the Borders will take fire for their (appropriate and needed) apology.

Don't be Rutgers:
3/ Speaking of Don't be Rutgers:

I struggle to understand why the EUTB statement apologizes, also, to the Palestinian community.

Had they disinvited a Palestinian food truck because activists were mad at the PA, the, yes, absolutely apologize the the Palestinian community.
Read 7 tweets
22 Jun
A senior Cair official wants people to think Israel is spraying "sewage" on the "Al Aqsa mosque," though neither sewage nor mosque are involved.
A prominent US media figure does the same. (And @rezaaslan didn't under his retweet after people informed him of the facts.) Image
Aaand @imraansiddiqi seems to have deleted his tweet. Now that he seems to acknowledge the info he shared was incorrect, maybe his Twitter followers deserve to be informed?
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21 Jun
1/ Hi @IKershner, could you clarify by what criteria the @nytimes classifies historical attacks on Tel Amal as "resistance"?

Opening fire on Holocaust survivors living and farming legally in their village is terrorism, or at the least an "attack."
2/ Just yesterday, those perusing the @nytimes read about Jewish "resistance" fighters who fought Nazis in death camps. That's not the same as, e.g., killing an innocent Jew as he was tending the fields.…
3/ The paper doesn't need to call the attackers "brigands," as it did in a contemporaneous (April 1937) report on an assault on Tel Amal. That sounds a bit dated.

But it could certainly use the word "attack" instead of the noble-sounding "resistance." @IKershner
Read 4 tweets
9 Jun
1/ There's a letter circulating "from journalists, to journalists" that calls for abandoning journalistic objectivity in favor of anti-Israel activism.

Most signers are from fringe sites (Jewish Currents, the Intercept, Mondoweiss), but some (!) are mainstream news reporters.
2/ The names in that latter group—the handful from The @BuzzFeed, @washingtonpost, @latimes—should amount to a list of reporters that news organizations promising objective, impartial, and fair reporting should bar from touching anything related to Israel, Hamas, or the conflict.
3/ There's nothing at all noteworthy about journalists from Al Jazeera/AJ+ signing the letter:
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9 Jun
For some strange reason, Al Jazeera has cult status in some Western circles.

It shouldn't. It should be viewed with contempt.

Here's an updated "greatest hits" list to underscore that point:
2/ To set the stage:

Most recently, a the network accepted an award from Hamas, an antisemitic terror organization known for its suicide bombing attacks on Jewish civilians, for what Hamas viewed as Al Jazeera's excellent coverage.

3/ Al Jazeera once threw a birthday party for Samir Kuntar, a Lebanese terrorist convicted of bludgeoning to death a 4-year-old Israeli girl and shooting her father.
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