Giulio MeottiThe writer, an Italian journalist with Il Foglio, writes a twice-weekly column for Arutz Sheva. He is the author of the book "A New Shoah", that researched the personal stories of Israel's terror victims, published by Encounter and of "J'Accuse: the Vatican Against Israel" published by Mantua Books.. His writing has appeared in publications, such as the Wall Street Journal, Frontpage and Commentary.
Salah killed Israel Tenenbaum, a Holocaust survivor and security guard at a beach hotel in Netanya, hitting him on the side of the head with a metal rod.
The article, Remaking a Life, After Years in an Israeli Prison (Jodi Rudoren, NYTimes, March 29, 2014) is about Muqdad Salah, one of the Palestinian Arab terrorists freed from Israeli jails as part of the American-brokered "peace talks" that started last summer.
The New York Times did say that Salah killed Israel Tenenbaum, a Holocaust survivor and security guard at a beach hotel in Netanya, hitting him on the side of the head with a metal rod.
But it doesn't call him a "terrorist", while it describes his biography as problematic in a shameful display of moral equivalence between an elderly Holocaust survivor and a subhuman terrorist who slaughtered the former in cold blood.
The New York Times, by telling us the daily routine of a veteran of terror and by presenting his "version" of the events, consistently downplays the genocidal anti-Semitism and corrosive hatred that governs Hamas and Fatah, described therein as "militant" groups concerned with the social welfare of Palestinian Arabs and their families.
"Mr. Salah" says the article without a trace of irony, "was flush with more than $100,000 saved from the Palestinian Authority’s monthly payments to prisoners’ families. He remodeled and refurnished his mother’s home. He bulldozed the rocky slope out back and built a 2,400-square-foot pen for livestock. He invested in a Nablus money-changing storefront in December, and, last month, bought his first car, a silver 2007 Kia Pride."
The New York Times dispatches from Jenin, Nablus, Tulkarem and Bethlehem during the Second Intifada could have been written about the Taliban terrorists in the Afghan caves of Tora Bora. These articles depicted the Palestinian terrorists as freedom fighters meeting their noble fate.
The goal of this most recent article is to continue to humanize and exculpate Arab-Islamic Palestinian terrorists who commit atrocities against Jews and stimulate the ever-increasing genocidal Arab fantasies and expectations.
Read the article about the butcher of Tenenbaum again, and you will understand that the New York Times' Jew hatred is not hidden nor does it need to be deciphered. It is blatant. It is a poison which manipulates not only what happened, but also the natural feelings of horror and revenge it must stimulate in readers. Assassins are rewarded.
Read the subtle slant of so many New York Times articles, the photos used or omitted.
The only things more repugnant than the glorification of terrorism are all the ignorant fellow Jews who subscribe, who support and who finance the "Grey Nazi". Like the Sulzbergers.
If you treat Holocaust survivors killed by terrorists as a mere footnote to a narrative of Palestinian innocence and redemption, I intend to boycott you. Readers should do the same as I have with the New York Times and its Jewish collaborators.
Boycott this newspaper.