The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

The definitive take on Ethan Bronner

People sometimes say I'm too harsh on Ethan Bronner, the NYT correspondent in Jerusalem whose son is in the IDF. Here's what Bronner wrote today:

It is worth noting that the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has been largely drained of deadly violence in the past few years.

That statement is only true if you don't include the Gaza war, with its thousand-plus Palestinian casualties. It's only true if you live in the Israeli bubble that says the conflict has died down because there are fewer terrorist attacks, even though occupation and war crimes continue against Palestinians. It's because he lives inside that bubble that he does a disservice to the NYT's readers.

Via Norman Finkelstein, whom I am happy to see blogging at Mondoweiss