I am cancelling my subscription to NYTimes. I grew up in America on the NYT- I delivered the NYT to my classmates- I learned civics- democracy and all the news”fit to print” for 65 years but no more. Today’s blood libel of Israel and the Jewish people on the front page is enough— Abraham Foxman (@FoxmanAbraham) May 28, 2021
I am canceling— Abraham Foxman (@FoxmanAbraham) May 28, 2021
The New York Times continues to be shameless in its coverage of the Hamas war against Israel and its citizens.Its bias against Israel and Jews who support Israel is reflected in its coverage internationally,domestically and on the opinion pages. NYT readers deserve better!— Abraham Foxman (@FoxmanAbraham) May 24, 2021
The moral equivalency has begun “both sides must stop the violence” no — one side – Hamas must stop bombarding innocent Israeli citizens – 800+ rockets in 48 hours and Arabs need to stop burning synagogues and trying to lynch Jews-when that ceases -talk to me about “both sides .”— Abraham Foxman (@FoxmanAbraham) May 12, 2021
Abraham Foxman is the former ADL national director.
He is a heavyweight in the world of “fighting anti-Semitism.” Now he is canceling his New York Times subscription because Israel is being covered in a less than reverent light. No one cares.
I think it is safe to say that the public image of OUR GREATEST ALLY has been knocked down a peg or two in this latest exchange of fire with Hamas. Jewish power has ebbed somewhat as well when a big shot like Foxman who is accustomed to controlling the media can’t get his way anymore.
As we have seen, young evangelicals are souring on Israel. The Jews themselves are increasingly divided over Israel. Jonathan Greenblatt doesn’t have the same influence and control over the media as Foxman. He has been reduced to commiserating with Charlie Sykes on The Bulwark podcast which gets 174 views. Finally, there has been so much intermarriage over the past twenty years that it has created a big divide between the Orthodox and non-Orthodox Jews who are vanishing.