Brooklyn’s right-wing Jewish Press is soliciting reader suggestions for a new version of its “Enemies List” (its word, not mine) of journalists it doesn’t like. Among the journalists it included last time around, in its 1999 “Enemies List” of “anti-Israel journalists,” were pro-Israel writers, such as Thomas Friedman of The New York Times and the Forward’s Leonard Fein, with whom The Jewish Press happens to disagree.
As a regular reader of The Jewish Press, I would like to make a nomination for this year’s list: the editors of The Jewish Press, for their dogged criticism of Israeli policies and their staunch support of a settlement movement that, left unchecked, would likely lead to the demise of the Jewish state.
Of course, I don’t actually believe that that these things make the editors of The Jewish Press “anti-Israel” (or even my “enemies”). Rather, I think that they simply have different — and more foolish — opinions than I do. (Imagine that, people having different opinions — and about Israel, of all things.)
Also, just so nobody gets the impression that the editors of The Jewish Press are a bunch of sourpusses, they have also been inviting their readers to help compile a “Media Friends List.”