Thursday, March 23, 2017

Surprise? NY Times Article Denies Israeli Nationality - by Ira Stoll

...As I’ve written elsewhere, sometimes the most telling New York Times coverage of Israel comes not on the editorial page or the front page, but in the movie reviews.

Ira Stoll..
22 March '17..

A brief New York Times item appears online under the headline: “Israel’s Rich Culinary Legacy Revealed in a New Film.”

The article, about a documentary movie titled “In Search of Israeli Cuisine,” reports: “After watching this film, one has to conclude that with more than 100 nationalities living within the country’s borders, an Israeli cuisine resists easy definition.”

That seemed to me to be a strange sentence. It amounts to something of an assault on the proposition that the nationality of those living within Israel’s borders is, well, Israeli.

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