Two New York Times writers are among the many signatories of a letter that blames Israel for Hamas’ Oct. 7 terrorist assault on the nation.
A gaggle calling itself Writers Against the War on Gaza (WAWOG) produced the Oct. 26 letter, which begins by saying, “Israel’s war against Gaza is an attempt to conduct genocide against the Palestinian people.”
The letter accuses Israel of being an “apartheid state, designed to privilege Jewish citizens at the expense of Palestinians.”
“We stand with their [Palestinians] anticolonial struggle for freedom and for self-determination, and with their right to resist occupation,” the letter says.
Times Magazine writers Jazmine Hughes and Jamie Lauren Keiles are among the many individuals listed as signing their names in help of the letter.
Hughes, who wrote for the Times’ 1619 Project, which retells American historical past by the eyes of enslaved individuals, made racist and antisemitic feedback on social media, Breitbart reported in 2019.
In one put up that’s nonetheless up on X, previously often known as Twitter, Hughes wrote that “jews are inDEED good with money,” The Washington Free Beacon reported.
The Times in current days has confronted accusations of antisemitism in its protection of the Israel-Hamas warfare, which started Oct. 7 when Hamas terrorists attacked Israel and massacred Israelis.
The New York Times on Friday produced a video titled “(*2*),” which conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt called “pure propaganda.“
The newspaper late final month reenlisted a Gaza-based freelancer, Soliman Hijjy, who has a historical past of praising Adolf Hitler and Hamas’ terrorism.
The Times advised the Free Beacon that Hijjy “understood our concerns” about his Hitler feedback and has “delivered important and impartial work.”
On the identical day the WAWOG letter was printed, the Times cited an “expert” named Sultan Alamer, a graduate pupil at Harvard’s Center for Mideast Studies.
Alamer on Oct. 7 posted on X what a “sweet day,” as identified by former Times author Bari Weiss.
Weiss additionally mentioned that the Times printed a 2021 opinion column by Palestinian professor Refaat Alareer, who joked about whether or not an Israeli child was baked alive on Oct. 7 “with or without baking powder.”
The Times additionally acknowledged that it mistakenly repeated Hamas’ claims that Israel bombed a Gaza hospital Oct. 17. The U.S. has “high confidence” the reason for the lethal blast was a failed rocket launch by a Palestinian militant group and never Israeli airstrikes, Politico reported.
“What’s going on here” is “pretty simple,” Weiss wrote on X. “This is what happens when a newspaper is overrun by reporters and editors, trained at elite schools, who have embraced a ‘decolonial’ worldview. Reader, beware.”
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