Haaretz pride themselves with being the “moral compass” of Israel, a paper for “thinking people”, and as such sees itself responsible for shining the light upon injustices in Israel and Israeli society.
Naturally, such “exposes” become fodder for antisemites in their constant attacks on Israel.
While such comments are indeed despicable, and should be outright condemned and deleted – which in most cases are – it is curious to note that only racist comments about non-Israelis are deplored by Ha’aretz.
As most of you know by now, I’m not a fan of Haaretz’s political narrative. Though I do not object to them having their views, I do object to baseless vilification of Israel, and have rebuked, or helped rebuke them, via Camera and Presspectiva.
Such is the case of racist comments on Facebook pages, that as you may recall, Haaretz so detest.
Here are just a few of the comments currently “adorning” Haaretz’s own Facebook page.
The whole 9 yards of antisemitism: Holocaust denial, stereotyping of Jews, comparing Zionism to racism, and links to antisemitic hate site like Mondoweiss and Electronic Intifada.
Selective outrage? or perhaps the people running that page are all too happy to let those comments stay.
I wonder when someone at Ha’aretz will realize they have a very serious problem on their hands.
Edit: a few more.