Time Magazine Jumps Through the Anti-Semitic Looking Glass

Just ahead of the high holy days, Time magazine turns reality on its head with an astonishingly offensive cover story.

Inside a Star of David constructed of white peace daisies on a blue background borrowed from the Israeli flag, the headline reads “Why Israel Doesn’t Care About Peace.”

Yes, that’s right, Time says it’s Israel dragging its feet on the peace process.  As Daniel Gordis says in a savagely efficient takedown on the Commentary website:

Here we are in the middle of peace negotiations that Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, insisted upon, and to which the president of the Palestinian Authority, Abu Mazen, had to be dragged, and Time writes about “why Israel doesn’t care about peace.” Is there no limit to the Israel-bashing that now passes for serious conversion in polite society?

But wait, there’s more.  What would Time have us believe about why Israel doesn’t care about peace?  Turns out it’s because the Jews are busy making money.  You can’t make this stuff up.

My thoughts about the Jewish state are best summed up by a blog post titled “I Stand With Israel.”  L’shana tova to my Jewish brothers and sisters on Rosh Hashanah — may you be inscribed and sealed for a good year.

2 thoughts on “Time Magazine Jumps Through the Anti-Semitic Looking Glass

  1. As they wither on the journalistic vine, Time and Newsweek are engaged in a war to see who can shock readers more and generate more buzz about their flagging products. It doesn’t really matter that commentators are savaging Time over this cover — the point is to get the chatter going that the property is hot and relevant. Newsweek did the same with the “We’re All Socialists Now” and its 75 or so Obama covers. Slagging Israel as money obsessed, Americans as Islamophobes, and any other upcoming insights just show the final flare before the light completely goes out. Look for more outlandish efforts to grab attention. “Tea Party Infects Millions with Rabies!” is not out of the question.

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