Friday, September 20, 2019

More anti-Charedi slant from the Times of Israel

Here's a brief article that appeared the day after the elections:

Litzman: We’re still with Netanyahu, still won’t serve with Lapid 
United Torah Judaism chairman Yaakov Litzman says his ultra-Orthodox party will stick with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “until the end.”
The deputy health minister, who police have recommended indicting for providing illicit assistance to alleged serial pedophile Malka Leifer, says he will not back down from his decision not to serve in a coalition with Blue and White MK Yair Lapid. 
“Lapid damaged and humiliated us. There is no apology for that,” Litzman says.
Now tell me, what is the relevance of the police recommendation to Litzman's intentions regarding a coalition? The article doesn't mention police recommendations to indict Netanyahu. Are we discussing coalition formations or indictments? They seize every opportunity to malign Charedim. 

Here's another one that appeared later in the day:

‘I’ll sit with him if he puts on tefillin,’ Litzman says of Liberman
United Torah Judaism chairman Yaakov Litzman mocks the election’s presumed kingmakers on his way into a meeting of right-wing faction heads at the Prime Minister’s Office.
“Who is Liberman? Is he a minister?”
Asked for his reaction to Liberman’s take-it-or-leave it conditions that he would only sit in a coalition with Blue and White and Likud, the deputy health minister who police recommended be indicted for illicitly using his office to provide assistance to alleged serial sex predator Malka Leifer says he’s prepared to sit with the staunchly secular lawmaker if he starts putting on phylacteries and observing the Sabbath.

Evidently, Litzman's middle name is now "recommended for indictment." The TOA is incapable of referring to him without mentioning this. However, the TOA is able to mention Liberman's name with saying that he was convicted of assaulting a 12 year old boy in 2001 or that police recommended his indictment for corruption in 2010. His case actually went to trial.

See this article on Ehud Barak that appeared the same day as these articles the elections.  

Barak urges Gantz to form temporary minority government with Joint List support from outside
Democratic Camp candidate and former prime minister Ehud Barak urges Blue and White chairman Benny Gantz to form a temporary minority coalition with his party, Labor and Yisrael Beytenu,with support from the Joint List from the opposition.
Barak tells Army Radio that this would last until the end of Netanyahu’s legal proceedings and then a further decision could be made as to whether Likud would be added into the government.
This article doesn't mention that Barak was photographed at the home of serial pedophile and sex trafficker Jeffery Epstein.

Only when a Charedi politician is involved does the TOA add this other stuff. Even though they are a left-wing news outlet, they treat arch-conservative Liberman with more fairness than they do Charedim.

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