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September 21, 2006

Press Ignores Pro-Israel Rally in NYC

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On Wednesday, September 20, 2006, over 30,000 Israel supporters rallied across from UN headquarters in the heart of New York City to protest Iranian President Ahmadinejad’s presence there and to call for the unconditional release of the kidnapped Israeli soldiers. Speakers voiced support for the war against terrorism and called upon the United Nations to confront Ahmadinejad for trying to incite genocide against the Jews.

But this protest was largely ignored by the media. The New York Sun covered the rally, as did Agence France Presse and the JTA, but the New York Times carried no mention of it. Its New York desk apparently found other stories more newsworthy; its lead story was about a model subway train company planning to use sounds recorded in the New York City transit system.

It is interesting that American anti-Israel protests—even outside NYC, and drawing only "thousands of protesters"—have warranted more coverage in the Times recently. (For example, "Rally Near White House Protests Violence in Mideast" Aug. 13, "Marchers Oppose Israeli Bombing" [in Dearborn, MI] July 19).

Does the Times see news of this large pro-Israel rally unfit to print?

Posted by RH at September 21, 2006 12:29 PM

Comments

I am astounded that the New York Times did not carry this story. I have been a daily reader of the Times for many years and look forward to getting news about important evnts like this one.

Shame on you. Perhaps I should look for a more reliable news resource.

Posted by: Dan R. Cavalier at September 22, 2006 03:56 PM

B"H

This is a good example of why I stopped reading the New York Times. I guess your new motto should be "all the news that fits our ideas we print -- all others we ignore"

Posted by: Debbie I at September 25, 2006 07:00 PM

Im not even jewish but i would die for israel, the hebrews are gods chosen people. If I lived in New York I would be right there protesting with them. Its a shame the IDF only accepts jews. But the New York times is one of the most liberal broadcasting newspapers in the United States.

GO ISRAEL

Posted by: Daniel Peterson at March 29, 2007 02:46 PM

Actually, there are many non-Jews in the IDF!

Posted by: jones at March 29, 2007 03:14 PM

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