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  1. It’s tempting to associate such comments by Bibi to his notorious habitual lying, but in this case I believe he’s at his stately best.

    Relentless maintenance of an effective code-of-silence is essential for the mere survival of a state bent on delegitimising itself by its everyday conduct, .

    A media organisation, like Haaretz, willing to shed public light on otherwise overlooked unpleasant facts (and pay the wages of those, like Amira Haas, who relentlessly collect these facts) is an existential threat indeed.

  2. If the USA media, all of it, would repeat, daily, hourly, that

    — as required by UNSC-465 (1980)

    I wouldn’t care if they were anti-Israel. Are law-enforcers regarded as anti-citizens just because they arrest some of them?

    Heck, I’m not anti-Israel, just anti-occupation (and anti-1948-expulsion/exile/non-readmittance of exiles) and anti-discrimination against Palestinians who live now (or SHOULD live now) inside Israel.

    That’s not anti-Israel.

    That’s pro-human-rights.

  3. RE: “Of all the enemies facing the State of Israel, or more specifically Bibi Netanyahu (but why distinguish between the two–aren’t they identical?), who do you think he would single out as the most dangerous: Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran, Turkey? None of the above. His worst enemies are two newspapers.” ~ R.S.

    ALSO SEE: The Shining Torch, By Uri Avnery, OpEd News, 01/14/12

    (excerpts) “SHINING TORCH” sounds like the name of a Red Indian (or should I say Native American?) chief. In Hebrew, it is the literal meaning of the name of our latest political sensation: Ya’ir Lapid.
    This week, he announced his intention to enter politics and set up a new political party…
    …I fervently hope that a different kind of new political force will emerge – a center-left party with a clear and inclusive message: social reform, narrowing the gap between rich and poor, the two-state solution, peace with the Palestinians and the end of the occupation, equality between all citizens (irrespective of gender, race, ethnic origin and beliefs, total separation between state and religion, human rights safeguarded by strong and independent courts – all this enshrined in an iron-clad written constitution.
    For this you need leaders with strong backbones, ready to fight for their convictions.
    Perhaps Lapid will, in the end, fit this bill, at least partly. Perhaps he will also attract votes from Likud members who are disgusted by the neo-fascist turn some of the Likud leaders have taken – enough votes to upset the balance in the Knesset and put an end to the ultra-rightist frenzy…

    ENTIRE ARTICLE – http://www.opednews.com/articles/1/The-Shining-Torch-by-Uri-Avnery-120114-216.html

  4. According to Ha’aretz, Netanyahu has denied making any such statement.

    Maybe Steve Linde, whom you call doltish, is wrong in his recollection of the remarks?

    In any case, Netanyahu has stated for the record that he does not believe that those two newspapers are enemies of Israel.

    1. If Bibi hasn’t said so, this is obviously a damaging libel.

      Bibi’s not shy of litigating for libel. If no such litigation pursues, the report should enjoy a presumption of truth.

  5. When I do read the NYT, which these days is not that often, it always seems pretty strongly pro-Israel and its government.

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