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  • In N.Y. Times ad, Hollywood elite slams Hamas for conflict with Israel

    2 weeks ago

    Some 300 Hollywood elite published an ad in The New York Times holding Hamas responsible for the “devastating loss of life” in the latest Hamas-Israel conflict.

    [Related: Hollywood Zionists are alive and well]

    Actors to directors to studio heads signed the statement by members...

  • NYT photographer: I’ve never faced pressure from Hamas on photos

    August 7, 2014 | 8:42 am

    For the second day in a row, The New York Times’ photography blog, Lens, asks one of its photographers in Gaza about covering the Hamas-Israel war.

    Q. Have you had pressure from any of the parties involved in Gaza to take certain photos or not take certain photos?

    ...
  • NYT on why it hasn’t shown photos of Hamas fighters: We don’t have any

    July 31, 2014 | 3:16 pm

    After my piece Thursday morning asking why mainstream media outlets aren’t showing photos of Hamas fighters in Gaza, The New York Times offered me this response: We don’t have any.

    Of the 37 images that make up the Times’ most recent three slide shows of photos from the...

  • Blaming Israel won’t bring peace

    By David Suissa

    July 30, 2014 | 11:20 am

    How much blame does Israel deserve for the tragic situation it finds itself in? If you listen to thinkers like celebrated author and peace activist David Grossman, quite a bit. 

    “Why, for these past few years,” Grossman asks in the New York Times, “has Israel avoided judicious...

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  • The agenda behind New York Times headline

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 3, 2014 | 7:45 am

    A headline – few short words that frame a whole story. Earlier today, The New York Times published an article referring to the rockets being fired from Gaza to Israel and the Israeli Defense Forces' response. In what appeared to be an objective headline, lies a very specific...

  • CAMERA blasts NY Times with sign outside of office: ‘Unfair to Jill Abramson’ ‘Unfair to Israel’

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    May 23, 2014 | 10:15 am

    Good morning, New York Times.

    The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America has given the Times employees a new view from their office windows.

    A photo shared by media editor Peter Lattman on Twitter on May 23 shows the pro-Israel group's billboard: "The New...

  • Condi’s cost per minute

    By Marty Kaplan

    May 19, 2014 | 10:10 am

    Forget whether former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson was paid more or less than her predecessor, Bill Keller.  I want to know why Condoleezza Rice was paid more than Condoleezza Rice.

    Rutgers University offered $35,000 to George W. Bush’s national security advisor...

  • New York Times unexpectedly replaces top editor Jill Abramson

    May 16, 2014 | 3:12 pm

    The New York Times Co on Wednesday abruptly ousted the newspaper's top editor, Jill Abramson, after less than three years in the job and named managing editor Dean Baquet to replace her.

    Baquet, 57, a Pulitzer prize-winning reporter and former editor of the Los Angeles Times,...

  • A Person of Depth: How Faith Makes Us Whole

    By Beit T'shuvah

    March 14, 2014 | 12:08 pm

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    In today’s New York Times Opinion Page, David Brooks writes a very good article on the Human Condition. He talks about the way current literature about being human adds a third dimension. He talks about a person with deep character having certain qualities....

  • Dylan Farrow tells her painful story about Woody Allen

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 1, 2014 | 6:02 pm

    "The message that Hollywood sends matters," writes Dylan Farrow in a wrenching New York Times Op-Ed recounting a childhood of sexual abuse at the hands of her adoptive father, filmmaker Woody Allen.

    Farrow, a 28-year-old writer and artist, is speaking out for the first time about...

  • Chinese businessman says he is just as smart as Jews

    January 9, 2014 | 10:57 am

    A Chinese businessman seeking to buy the New York Times said he is just as smart as Jewish owners of American newspapers.

    Chen Guangbiao said in an interview with the South China Morning Post that he was aware many American newspapers are owned by Jews and that his IQ is “equally...

  • Porn pioneer Al Goldstein dies at 77

    December 19, 2013 | 1:25 pm

    Al Goldstein, the man who brought his particular brand of hard-core porn to the masses, died on Thursday in a nursing home in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. The cause of death was renal failure, The New York Times reports.

    Goldstein was best known for sharing his raunchy sensibilities...

  • Israeli woman in N.Y. Times breast cancer photo speaks out

    December 2, 2013 | 1:22 pm

    An unnamed Israeli woman pictured in a controversial photo on the front page of The New York Times last Wednesday spoke out in response to critics of the paper’s choice of images.

    An image of the woman’s upper body — including an incision scar, a portion of her aureola and a...

  • The Obamacare Apocalypse

    By Marty Kaplan

    November 11, 2013 | 10:32 am

    Last week, a professor of physics and astronomy told the New York Times that the probability of an asteroid hitting the earth ----  it happened over Chelyabinsk, Russia, in February, with the energy of 30 Hiroshimas ----  isn't once in a century or two, it's once in a decade or...

  • Unnecessary Gunn violence: A take on Skyler White

    By Melissa Weller

    August 28, 2013 | 4:15 pm

    Yesterday I asked a coworker, with whom I’ve participated in many a yay Skyler/nay Skyler conversation, to forget details for a minute and sum up in one general statement the first time he remembered filing Skyler White under the bitch column, and why. Coworker settled on Skyler’s...

  • Dempsey: Israel, U.S. have ‘better military options’ against Iran

    August 15, 2013 | 9:24 am

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Israel and the United States have “better military options” against Iran than they did a year ago.

    “That’s because we’ve continued to refine them,” Dempsey told The New York Times in an interview from...

  • Jesus, the Jew

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    August 7, 2013 | 10:03 am

    Reza Aslan, an author and scholar of religion, has established himself as a familiar face and voice on American television, the go-to guy for commentary on the Islamic world, and he embodies all the right stuff: youthful good looks, depth of knowledge and the kind of media savvy...

  • What’s John Kerry doing here?

    July 2, 2013 | 9:45 am

    Mark Landler and Jodi Rudoren at the New York Times ask a question that’s been puzzling Israeli journalists and analysts for weeks: With Egyptians rioting and Syria getting only bloodier, why is the U.S. secretary of state focusing on Israel and the Palestinians?

    Even if...

  • Hyperbole and reality

    By  David A. Lehrer

    June 23, 2013 | 3:32 pm

    Last month, this blog wrote about the impending United States Supreme Court decision in the case of Fisher v the University of Texas. The case revolves around the issue of  race based university admissions policies. When the decision comes down next week there will be analyses and...

  • Diagnosis: Informed Citizen Disorder

    By Marty Kaplan

    May 27, 2013 | 12:12 pm

    I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that one of the great pleasures of my life – reading the New York Times – is also bad for my health. 

    After all, lamb chops are luscious, but it turns out that red meat, not to mention a perfect side of salty fries, can kill you.  Just because you...

  • Angelina Jolie has double mastectomy after discovering ‘Jewish gene’

    May 14, 2013 | 9:25 am

    Actress Angelina Jolie had a double mastectomy after discovering that she had the breast cancer gene common to Ashkenazi Jewish women.

    Jolie wrote in an Op-Ed in The New York Times that she decided to have the surgery after being told she had the BRCA1 gene mutation and had an 87...

  • Giffords: ‘Shame’ on senators who voted down gun checks

    April 18, 2013 | 10:56 am

    The U.S. senators who defeated a bill that would toughen background checks for gun purchasers "brought shame on themselves," former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords said.

    "The senators who voted against background checks for online and gun-show sales, and those who voted against...

  • Brooklyn prosecutor to seek freedom for man convicted in 1990 killing of rabbi

    March 20, 2013 | 9:56 am

    In the wintry darkness 23 years ago on a back street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a jewelry thief fleeing a botched robbery panicked and shot a Chasidic rabbi in the head.

    Four days later, the rabbi, Chaskel Werzberger, an Auschwitz survivor, died of his wounds. Even in the New...

  • ‘The Feminine Mystique’: ‘All that I am I will not deny’

    By Rabbi Laura Geller

    February 21, 2013 | 11:54 am

    In reflecting on the 50th anniversary of Betty Friedan’s groundbreaking The Feminine Mystique, Stephanie Coontz wrote in the New York Times that “readers who return to this feminist classic today are often puzzled by the absence of concrete political proposals to change the status...

  • Israel’s Latest Historical Hero

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 20, 2013 | 8:10 am

    Here's a short bit from an IHT-NYT cloumn I wrote about King Herod and the recent excitement around him in the holy land-

     

    Herod’s sudden popularity is somewhat strange, but it is not incomprehensible. As one commentator observed, Herod, unlike most Jewish heroes, gives the...

  • My country is under attack. Do you care?

    October 26, 2012 | 9:54 am

    I'm angry.

    You see, as most Americans were waking up this morning, and those in Europe and elsewhere around the world were going about their daily routines, here in Israel -- over one million people were running for cover from a hail of rockets being rained down by Palestinian...

  • Report: U.S. rejected Iranian plan on nukes

    October 5, 2012 | 9:15 am

    Iranian officials reportedly offered a nine-step plan to defuse the nuclear crisis with the West that was rejected by U.S. officials.

    The Iranian offer was to gradually suspend the production of uranium that can quickly be converted to military use. But American officials...

  • Abramson 5th on Forbes list of powerful women

    August 23, 2012 | 10:18 am

    Jill Abramson, the executive editor of The New York Times and first woman to lead the paper, was named the fifth most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine.

    Abramson was ahead of first lady Michelle Obama, who was ranked seventh, and below philanthropist Melinda Gates and...

  • Israeli ex-intelligence chief hints at possibility of Iran attack in coming months

    August 2, 2012 | 10:13 am

    An Israeli ex-intelligence chief hinted at the possibility of an Israeli attack on Iran in the coming months.

    Speaking to the New York Times, Efraim Halevy, former chief of Israel’s Mossad, said that “If I were an Iranian, I would be very fearful of the next 12 weeks.”

    On...

  • Authors return to scene of Israeli espionage

    July 18, 2012 | 5:22 pm

    We think we have some important stories to tell, and thus we returned to the subject of Israeli espionage. Our first effort in that field was a book in 1990 titled “Every Spy a Prince.” Twenty-two years later, we spoke with more people and got more stories — about recent...

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