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Israel and the Grey Lady
The Grey Lady Soft Pedals Richard Falk
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  • WigWag

    It should be said that Donald Trump’s new U.N. Ambassador, Nikki Haley is doing an incredible job. She has relentlessly criticized all of the Jew-hatred spewed by the United Nations in unambiguous terms. In a few short weeks, she’s become the conscience of the U.N. She’s strong, eloquent and fearless. What a great hire she was, especially because she was fiercely critical of Trump before the election. And what a refreshing change she is from previous ambassadors, Samantha Power and before that Susan Rice.

    Nikki Haley is beginning to make a real name for herself. It’s looking more and more like she might make a terrific candidate for our country’s first female president.

    • Makaden

      Falk makes Bannon look like Oskar Schindler. (sorry, not supposed to be a reply…)

    • Observe&Report

      Inept? He’s only been in the job for a few months.

      • WigWag

        I said that he is “apparently inept” because he’s entitled to more time to prove himself. But so far, given his low profile and the fact that he’s being excluded from the juicier parts of the foreign policy portfolio, he doesn’t appear to be excelling.

  • Andrew Allison

    Typical NYT propaganda.

  • D4x

    Mr. Mead: The NYT is doing it’s job on two assignments. On March 29, 2017, Israel’s ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, and the World Jewish Congress will host, with our Amb. Nikki Haley, “Ambassadors Against BDS Summit”

    “Tue, 07 Mar 2017 NEW YORK – The World Jewish Congress and Israel’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations will co-host a special conference on the delegitimization of Israel, at the UN headquarters in New York on March 29. The annual Ambassadors Against BDS summit will bring together more than 2,000 students, dignitaries, public officials, diplomats and opinion makers. US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, who was the first US governor to sign into law anti-BDS legislation, will address the conference participants at the opening plenary session in the General Assembly Hall.”

    Also, the full Senate vote to confirm David Friedman as US Ambassador to Israel has not yet been scheduled, but most likely will be next week. Sen. Cardin already caved to the pressure “to preserve the two-state solution” with his Nay vote to advance the nomination out of committee last week. Schumer made sure a blizzard postponed the full vote!

    Relying on Tablet to understand the NYT, or the UN, on anything about Israel, means you are missing anything that will provide real insight. Even the Times of Israel is clinging to the received wisdom of Oslo.

    • AbuAbuka

      The Oslo accord is dead. If you are not aware of it, please check Mr. Abbas quotes. It was stillborn to start from but it has provided a lovely opportunity for the Nobel committee, endless celebratory speeches and a nice cash flow for Arafat and his ilk.

  • Proverbs1618

    NY Times is selling what its customers demand. Left is becoming steadily more anti-Semitic and anti-Israel and press that serves them has to change with times.

  • menloman

    Yes of course, critics shouldn’t be believed becase they hold opinions. Only true belivers can be heard.

  • PierrePendre

    The UN always knew about Falk. There was a row about him when he was appointed to write this report. We have to take the word of the secretary general and his staff that its publication took them by surprise but they knew what to expect. It’s instructive that the NYT is still pressing ahead with misinformation by omission despite the current controversy about fake news with which it hopes itself to discredit rival news sources it disagrees with. NYT readers can normally be expected to be intelligent but if the paper’s editors expect them to eat this kind of journalism up, they must be intellectually lazier and complacent than we thought. Obviously the NYT expects them never to consult any news sources that is not liberal.

  • D4x

    Statement by Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on the Recent ESCWA Report on Israel
    New York City March 15, 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    “The United States is outraged by the report of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). That such anti-Israel propaganda would come from a body whose membership nearly universally does not recognize Israel is unsurprising. That it was drafted by Richard Falk, a man who has repeatedly made biased and deeply offensive comments about Israel and espoused ridiculous conspiracy theories, including about the 9/11 terrorist attacks, is equally unsurprising. The United Nations Secretariat was right to distance itself from this report, but it must go further and withdraw the report altogether. The United States stands with our ally Israel and will continue to oppose biased and anti-Israel actions across the UN system and around the world. ”

    [Amb. Haley’s statement was linked from this March 19 post at Legal Insurrection about the official UN withdrawal of ESCWA Falk report:] : “Nikki Haley for the win: UN withdraws anti-Israel report and official resigns Posted by David Gerstman Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 7:30pm | 3/19/2017 – 7:30pm

    Fulfilling a promise to halt the U.N. war on Israel.”

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