Let me guess, you are surprised by the headline, right? You think the New York Times is an antisemitic rag, right? But really, the New York Times is totally open to any Jew who wants his or her opinion in a national publication.
It’s super-easy! You don’t need any credentials or qualifications. All you have to do is bash Israel.
Take Sunday’s op-ed by Daniel Sieradsky. Daniel who?, you may be asking. Me, too. That’s the beauty of it! This formerly obscure “activist” and, according to his bio, former publisher of the Israel-bashing blog Jewschool, wrote an op-ed, published by the New York Times, on the subject of New York’s anti-BDS Executive Order. The Governor of New York himself, the man who signed the Order, Andrew Cuomo, could not even get his own op-ed published in the Times — he had to publish it in the Washington Post!
See the difference? Andrew Cuomo — not a Jew. Clearly, the New York Times is biased in favor of Jews! (As long as they hate Israel.)
Sieradski follows in the footsteps of College of Staten Island Creative Writing Professor and proud BA-holder Sarah Schulman, who used the Times to popularize the charge that Israel “pinkwashes” its treatment of Palestinian Arabs, and Meirav Zonszein, who was afforded space in the New York Times to complain about her own experience seeking an abortion in Israel.
If you’re a Jew (who hates Israel), you don’t even have to be accurate in what you write. For example, Sier … um, what again? Oh yes, Sieradsky, who writes that As-a-Jew, he boycotts only goods from Judea and Samaria, mischaracterizes the position of Eugene Kontorovich. Kontorovich wrote an op-ed in support of the Order the day before Sieradsky’s. In it, Kontorovich merely warned of the danger that one particular phrase within the Order could be construed to overreach, and counseled not to construe it that way. Sieradsky writes as though Kontorovich was against the Order. While we’re on the subject, it does seem odd that Kontorovich, also a Jew, and a law professor who is actually qualified to write about such things, published his op-ed in the less prestigious Daily News. . . . Strange.