Anyone following the way Israel is portrayed here in Britain will be concerned. Murdoch’s publications (from time to time, at least) provide rare counter blasts against the prevailing winds of anti-Israeli hostility. His commitment to Israel is resolute. In a speech last year to the Anti-Defamation League he spoke of “the disturbing new home that antisemitism has found in polite society – especially in Europe”, and of “an ongoing war against the Jews”.As long as Rupert is at the helm, The Times, the Sunday Times and the Sun are safe from the anti-Zionist consensus.
Anti-zionist consensus in the UK media? Wow!
But it’s not just here. Yanks and aussies are worried too. Here’s Ron Kampeas on the Jewish Telegraphic Agency website:
“His publications and media have proven to be fairer on the issue of Israel than the rest of the media,” said Malcolm Hoenlein, the executive vice-chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. “I hope that won’t be impacted.”
And for Australia:
Murdoch’s affection for Israel arose less out of his conservative sensibility than from his native Australian sympathy for the underdog fending off elites seized by conventional wisdoms, according to Isi Liebler, a longtime Australian Jewish community leader who now lives in Israel.
There’s something grotesque about the way these zionist Jewish leaders can only worry about how the discomfiture of such a repulsive character affects Israel.