Thursday, May 17, 2012

TIME Magazine Smears Israel

Mike L.

When I think about anti-Israel publications I tend to think about Daily Kos, the Huffington Post, and the UK Guardian. However, it has to be acknowledged that TIME magazine has proven itself to be almost as hostile to Israel as these other publications.

You may recall an issue from some months back that featured this cover.

"Why Israel Doesn't Care About Peace."

I cannot even imagine a more mendacious and poisonous notion than that the Jews of the Middle East do not want peace. Those people have been living under siege for almost one hundred years! Of course, they want peace. There are probably no other people anywhere on the planet who are more desirous of peace than are the Israelis, yet TIME publishes an article suggesting that they do not really care about peace because (get this) Israelis are too busy making money. If you read the article that is the suggestion.

I find it entirely despicable.

And now we have the most recent issue:

"King Bibi: He's conquered Israel. But will Netanyahu now make peace - or war?"

What is this horrendous nonsense? I haven't yet read the article, but the cover just speaks volumes about the image that TIME is projecting about that country. First of all, of course, Netanyahu is not a king. They know that, obviously, but nevertheless project a view of Israel which suggests that it is a non-democratic country.

Furthermore, to suggest that it is up to Netanyahu to make peace when it is obviously the Palestinians who refuse an end to hostilities with a negotiated agreement (with a little help from Barack Obama on that score) is just irresponsible as hell. And then to further suggest that, in fact, he may be a warmonger for wanting to protect Israel from future Iranian nukes is also despicable.

TIME magazine is dead to me.

Dead. Dead. Dead.

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