Sometimes, the Times has still got it.
Ten times zero is still zero.
Bet he has. Many times.
this is the Times after all
Or for the NY Times.
There are times when the sad state of civil rights in the other Middle Eastern states is highly relevant to the situation in Israel, and times when it is not. The author of this piece is not comparing Israel to other states, merely noting that its got a seriously dysfunctional streak which is self-destructive. This is true, no matter what the situation in the surrounding countries.On the other hand, the constant use of extreme antiIsraeli rhetoric (at minimum) by those countries as a political tool is highly relevant, a point which the author fails to note. Such subtleties, however, are typically lost on a 17 year old kid being humiliated for no good reason.
Just what does ISIS have to do to get the Times to stop referring to them as "Sunni militants," even when Obama -- who has spent six years avoiding excessive obsession with terrorism -- goes to great lengths to demonstrate that ISIS is a "a terrorist organization." This is not a small matter. Milllions of Americans passed years without understanding clearly that Al Qaeda in Iraq, as ISIS once called itself, was fielding thousands of fighters and wielded control over much of western Iraq, including Fallujah and other major cities -- because the Times doggedly insisted on calling them "Sunni insurgents" and refusing to acknowledge that large numbers of their fighters, and key leaders, were foreign jihadists.