Why Worry about the Libeling of Israel in the Media? Because It Sways the Opinion of Jews

While hostility toward the Jewish state, and distortions of news stories about it, are nothing new coming from the New York Times, neither it nor likeminded publications have managed to sway the American populace, which remains overwhelmingly sympathetic to Israel. Nonetheless, argues Jonathan Tobin, the sins of the Times should be a matter of concern because of the paper’s influence on American Jewry. He cites two recent examples:

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More about: American Jewry, Media, New York Times

Should Israel Worry about the Sale of Advanced Aircraft to the UAE?

Sept. 24 2020

On Tuesday, the Israeli defense minister Benny Gantz came to Washington and met with his American counterpart Mark Esper to discuss the possibility that the U.S. will sell its top-of-the-line F-35 jets to the United Arab Emirates. Despite the breakthrough in relations between Jerusalem and Abu Dhabi, many Israelis fear that selling the aircraft to the UAE would erode the Jewish state’s qualitive military edge over its neighbors—which the U.S. is required to by an act of Congress to uphold. Shimon Arad explains these concerns:

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More about: Benny Gantz, Israeli Security, United Arab Emirates, US-Israel relations