The Times of Israel has a hard time gaining recognition that it is a legitimate news site, and not a lavish blog. Though with moronic blogs like this, I can see why some would get that impression about ToI.
But it is trying. Our very own Brian of London is a top blogger there, and I’ll admit they have a balanced team of writers and editors. But there’s a big leap between trying to be unbiased, and supporting openly anti-Semitic sites.
Scroll down all the way to the bottom of the page on ToI, and you’ll reach the “Sites We’re Watching” link-dump.
Aside from other news sites in Israel and the world, a few interesting names pop up.
PressTV – The openly anti-Semitic Ayatollah mouthpiece, who on 9-11, ran a piece claiming Israel did 9-11 and the Syrian chemical attacks.
Al-Jazeera – Need I say more?
Al-Arabiya – The Saudi pravda.
Are these really the site that the Times of Israel wants to be affiliated with?
This list of sites becomes even more weird when you consider Jewlicious is there, but not Israellycool that ToI tend to quote. Nor are any other pro-Israel blogs, like Elder of Ziyon, Camera and its affiliates, and many, many others.
I think ToI’s “reading list” shows signs of leaning a little too far to the left.