April 10, 2012
Mike Wallace’s reflections on being an American Jewish reporter in the Middle East
Mike Wallace was a legendary journalist. Somehow, though, I missed that he was also Jewish.
Wallace died over the weekend at 93. And in response to his death, The Jewish Journal republished an excerpt of the essay that Wallace wrote for “I Am Jewish: Personal Reflections Inspired by the Last Words of Daniel Pearl,” in which he discussed his memories of reporting on the Middle East, starting in the 1950s, and being called a “self-hating Jew” for not just giving Israel a free pass:
Read the rest here.
The overwhelming majority of reporters would agree with that perspective. I suspect that’s true even among the different Israeli newspapers—it’s just that they have a different view of the conflict.