Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Yated continues the war against Mishpacha

For the last few weeks Yated Neeman has been waging a war against the weekly Charedi magazines especially Mishpacha. Last week they published a pashkevil from R' Nissim Karelitz saying that it is prohibited to read Mishpacha. According to Mishpacha (who printed a handwritten letter from R' Karelitz last week), R' Karelitz was misled and has since retracted his ban. Today Yated Neeman printed the ban again with the notable exception that R' Nissim Karelitz is no longer on the ban. It will be interesting to see how this plays out as Mishpacha has a large readership in the Charedi world.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The NY Times has sunk to an all time low

They printed an op-ed today from Mahmoud Abbas which has brazen out and out historical lies. Opinion is one thing but I don't understand how they can print something which completely and utterly distorts history.
The Long Overdue Palestinian State
the question posed to the international community was whether our homeland should be partitioned into two states. In November 1947, the General Assembly made its recommendation and answered in the affirmative. Shortly thereafter, Zionist forces expelled Palestinian Arabs to ensure a decisive Jewish majority in the future state of Israel, and Arab armies intervened. War and further expulsions ensued.

Arab armies intervened ??? This is such drivel it is ridiculous but unfortunately the average NY Times reader will believe every word.

What  is even more egregious is that the NY Times own archives unmask the lies of Abu Mazen.

The New York Times, Nov. 30, 1947: While the Jewish leadership and population in Palestine accepted partition, all of the Arab members states of the UN - Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Yemen- voted against it. Upon the resolution's adoption, the Arab delegates declared partition invalid

The main headline of the NY Times on May 15th 1948 was as follows: Zionists proclaim new state of Israel ... Tel Aviv is bombed, Egypt prepares for Invasion