“For a people who have been subject to centuries of extraordinary persecution grounded in raw-Jew-hatred, many have no doubt that the extra attention and criticism heaped on Israel is grounded in antisemitism”

JEWISH JOURNAL
Jews, Beware of Double Standards for Political Points
by Micha Danzig
February 17, 2021

For the approximately 90% of the Jews in the world who support and love the state of Israel, it is no mystery that Israel, the Jewish people’s nation-state, is always under a media and political microscope and likely subject to more attention and criticism per capita than any other country on earth. In large part, this extra attention and criticism is a product, as noted by journalist and author Matti Friedman in his excellent 2014 articles in Tablet and The Atlantic, of the incredible number of reporters devoted to covering (and manufacturing) stories about Israel and the Arab-Israeli conflict. As just one example, Friedman noted how the Associated Press had more staff covering Israel and the territories controlled by the Palestinian Authority and Hamas in 2011 than the AP had in either China, India or Russia. READ MORE

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