Michael Kinsley Repeats, and Embellishes, the Lydda Libel

Feb. 25 2015

Michael Kinsley, the founding editor of Slate, is incensed by what he has read in Ari Shavit’s My Promised Land about a 1948 massacre, allegedly committed by the Palmah, in the Palestinian town of Lydda. As Martin Kramer has demonstrated, there is no evidence that such a massacre occurred—and yet Kinsley not only repeats Shavit’s claim but goes beyond it, accusing Jews of rewriting Israel’s past and adding ludicrous comparisons to the Rwandan genocide. Kramer writes:

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More about: Anti-Zionism, Ari Shavit, History & Ideas, Israel, Israeli War of Independence, Lydda

 

Israel’s New Government Flies in the Face of the Country’s Western Critics

June 17 2021

Commenting on the recent swearing-in of the new governing coalition in Jerusalem, Shany Mor writes:

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