Israel

Columnist Roger Cohen Defends Anti-Israel Chas Freeman

Last week Cohen said he was ashamed by Israel's actions and called for the recognition of Hamas. This week, he defends the vituperatively pro-Saudi, anti-Israel Chas Freeman, who has suggested ...

At Last: Times Covers Chas Freeman, Obama's Anti-Israel Intelligence Pick

After missing the story for days, the Times finally delivers the facts after Chas Freeman withdraws with an angry denunication of "the Israel lobby."

Columnist Roger Cohen Ashamed of Israel's Actions, Wants Recognition of Hamas

Columnist Roger Cohen says calling Hamas and Hezbollah terrorists is a "narrow" and simplistic view and says of the recent Gaza "travesty": "I have never previously felt so shamed by Israel's ...

Roger Cohen Says Calling Hamas, Hezbollah Terrorist Is "Simplistic"

The Times' international columnist also makes fun of the name of a conservative blog that criticized a naive Cohen column about how good life is for Jews in Iran.

Israeli Election Coverage Strewn With Unflattering "Far Right" Labels

Two weeks ago Executive Editor Bill Keller said such labeling in Israel coverage could be a sign of biased journalism.

Times Again Reveals Its Political Stripes in Israel Coverage

NYT Executive Editor Bill Keller warned last week that the use of terms like "right-wing" when reporting on Israel could indicate a slanted report. So why does the phrase keep cropping up on its ...

NYT Top Editor Bill Keller: "Hamas Is Also a Charitable Organization..."

Plus, Keller unwittingly criticizes his paper's liberal slant: "To describe a politician as 'liberal' or 'conservative' (while almost always inexact) is generally neutral. To describe the same ...

Times Soft-Pedals Anti-Israel Vituperation of Turkey PM

Turkey's Prime Minister wants Israel banned from the UN over Gaza and told Israel's president "You kill people." The Times ignored those quotes, suggesting Erdogan is offering "healthy criticism."

"Hardline," "Far-Right-Wing Government" on Rise in Israel

Isabel Kershner takes the political temperature in Jerusalem after the incursion into Gaza, and seems displeased with the results.

Neil MacFarquhar, Still Taking Sides in the Middle East

Reporter Neil MacFarquhar sneaks in his trademark Palestinian advocacy in a story about Susan Rice's Senate confirmation hearings.
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