Politics

Jew Baiting at The New York Times

It was a big weekend for religious issues, as Francis I proved what a leftist idiot he is by funding caravans headed to our border and The New York Times, not to be outdone, decided to go full Goebbels.

You no doubt have heard about the paper’s recent publication of a cartoon that would make Julius Streicher blush with mortification. If by chance you have not, the image featured Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (the paper was careful to use a classically anti-Semitic facial stereotype) as a Star of David-wearing dog leading a blind President Trump who has him on a leash.

Strangely, even when the U.S. has been engaged in combat with Islamic nations, The New York Times has never published a cartoon that showed a Moslem leader as a, say, pig. And no matter what manner of anti-Israeli bile they spew, Representatives Omar and Tlaib are always portrayed in the best light possible.

Gee, I wonder why?

Now it is no secret that the left went viciously anti-Israel back in the 50s, at places like the Bandung Conference. They got even more pissed when every time their Arab pals like Nasser tried to push the Israelis into the sea the plucky little country ended up with their troops on the outskirts of Cairo and Damascus.

In the past, U.S. Bolshies usually stopped just short of out and out Jew baiting. At least, until now.

Yes, the paper has apologized for the cartoon. Do you think an editor will be fired for it? Or will the Times simply chalk it up to bad form and go along their merry way, bashing Jews and Israel anytime either strays from the far-left territory graciously demarcated by the Times?

What do you think? Uh-huh.

Publications like the Times, and it is far from alone, conflate any conservative Jew with any Israeli. They see them both as a threat to be dealt with in print, to send a message to ignorant bigots everywhere: Go ahead and hate Israel. We’ve got your back. Thus as we mourn the death of a pious woman who was at prayer at Chabad of Poway synagogue in San Diego, the paper would do well to reflect if there is innocent blood upon its hands.

Jews and Israel know this kind of horror only too well. But they have survived and overcome larger enemies than the sniveling scribes at The New York Times and their capering, sometimes murderous acolytes. God willing, and He does, she will transcend them once again and into perpetuity.

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David Kamioner

A veteran of service with US Army Intelligence, the Pershing Nuclear Brigade, and the First Infantry Division, Kamioner is a graduate of the University of Maryland’s European Division and spent over twenty years as a political consultant, college instructor, non-profit director, and corporate PR director. He hails from New York City and grew up in South Florida. He served with the American Red Cross as part of the relief effort for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 and Hurricane Sandy in 2012. For several years he ran homeless shelters, most recently homeless shelters for US military veterans. He currently is a Senior Contributor for OpsLens.com, a writer for American Greatness, and has been published in LifeZette. He is the author of the novel "Prisoner of the Chattering Class" and lives in Annapolis, Maryland.

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