Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Ruthie Blum: The NYT's Frontal Assault on Binyamin Netanyahu

Good analysis from Ruthie Blum:

"...Obama, with Goldberg's help, tried to pin his own failures on other leaders -- highlighting Netanyahu's flaws alongside those of additional counterparts who served to "disappoint" him -- what emerged was a handbook on how to turn the United States of America into the world's wimp. Obama's mentor, "Rules for Radicals" author Saul Alinsky, could not have done a better job."

"That the Times took this opportunity to publish a column blaming Netanyahu for the lack of peace with the Palestinians cannot be disconnected from the above. On the contrary, it was like an after-pill; an emergency damage-control measure to place the ball back in Israel’s court. Though Obama is on his way out, a fierce campaign for the election of his successor is underway. The Times, therefore, had to reassure American voters that it is not the Democrats who are at fault for their growing sense of international insecurity, but rather Netanyahu."

Jeffrey Goldberg is Obama's Court Jew.