NY Times Front Page from 1943
Five times since, in 1947, the year that the United Nations declared that Israel is a sovereign nation, the Palestinians, joined by countries including Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Sudan – and heavily financed by oil-rich countries of the Persian Gulf, have attacked Israel with the intention of exterminating all the Jews.
Each time they have been defeated and withdrawn with their tails between their legs, and lost territory, some of which has been exchanged for promises of peace.
In between actual wars, the Palestinians have plotted and planned and carried out various intifadas during which murderous attacks on Israeli citizens were the order of the day. In the latest episode, hundreds of rockets, originating in Iran and launched from Gaza have rained down on Israel. The Israelis, after protesting to the UN to no avail, react with retaliatory raids designed to take out the rocket launchers and the Hamas leadership in Gaza.
As each of these periods of terror initiated by the Palestinians is met with force, the New York Times springs into action with articles lambasting the Israelis for defending themselves and lamenting the plight of the poor Palestinians who were wounded or killed in the self-defense, retaliation raids. Some of the Palestinian casualties came as the result of their policy of locating the rocket launchers among homes, hospitals and mosques.
The only explanations I can think of for this policy of the Times is anti-seminism on the part of the owners of the Times, and the fact that they are liberals with a warped sense of values with respect to Israel and Muslim terrorism.
Some one thought this NY Times page from 1943 perfectly reflected the situation: