It’s long, and I’ve only had a chance to skim it. But I thought I’d highlight it here for discussion, because it looks good.
I’ve seen articles very much like it over the years, but this one seems particularly comprehensive. And it has a special punch because it’s written by a former AP reporter and present liberal. I also noticed the following in the comments section to the article, of interest because we all know how hard it is to change a mind:
The greatest measure of any piece of critical writing is its ability to actually alter someone’s thinking, and this you have accomplished with me. I never really thought the antisemitism charges related to coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict had any basis in fact, but I begin to see your point, that the coverage of Israel and its actions are so disproportionate to covering the other horrors going on in the region.
The article didn’t appear in the MSM. It was published in something called Tablet: A New Read on Jewish Life. Would that it could reach a larger audience. Obviously, most of its readers are going to be Jews, religious or secular. The religious ones tend to already know all this, and are more likely than any other Jewish demographic to vote Republican, especially if they are Orthodox Jews. But since a lot of Jews (including religious Conservative and Reform Jews) seem to be liberals who swallow the MSM whole and support the Democratic (or even more leftist) Party, the article could do some good.
The political breakdown for Jews, according to a Pew poll taken in 2013, is as follows: