The New York Times made a title change to an opinion piece published Monday after the original headline insinuated the increasing antisemitic attacks on Jewish people are a “gift” to conservatives.
The op-ed, authored by columnist Michelle Goldberg, has since been re-titled as “The Crisis of Anti-Semitic Violence.” Previously, the title was “Attacks on Jews Over Israel Are A Gift To The Right.”
Goldberg’s article claims the targeting of Jewish people “threatens to undermine progress that’s been made in getting American politicians to take Palestinian rights more seriously.” In other words, the author deducts that rampant anti-Semitism across the country is really only bad because it hurts the left’s anti-Israel causes.
In addition to defending Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., who has backed the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement and said Israel is engaging in “terrorism” for retaliating to actual terrorists — Goldberg said Human Rights Watch’s notion that Israel is engaged in apartheid is correct. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., likewise claimed Israel is “promoting racism and dehumanization” and operates under an “apartheid system.”
The Times did not issue a correction or an update on its decision to change the title of Goldberg’s piece, and did not respond to The Federalist’s request for comment.