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Don't expect The New York Times to explain. It's unapologetic about Israeli crimes. It ignores them. 

TimesSpeak claims no Gaza siege, no occupation, and no Nakba. Israeli slaughter and ethnic cleansing never happened. Palestinians bear full responsibility. They have themselves to blame. 

The newspaper of record is on record for lying. It's official policy. So is reinventing history.

On January 22, it headlined "Charismatic Leader Helps Israel Turn Toward the Center."

It profiled Yair Lapid. His Yesh Atid party won 19 of 120 Knesset seats. Doing so changes nothing. Haaretz calls him an Israeli Chuck Norris and professional dilettante. 

His rhetoric belies his politics. He supports right-wing extremism. He may join Netanyahu's coalition.

The Times called him "good look(ing) and suave." He's a prominent journalist. He hosts a popular television show. So did Rush Limbaugh before focusing on radio. Other rogue talking heads replaced him on TV.

The Times praised a man deserving condemnation. He's a "notorious wannabe," said Haaretz. He's a ne'er-do-well. He lacks a high school education. He gets his facts wrong. He combines bravado and kitsch. 

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He calls himself the "ultimate Israeli." He crafted an all-Israeli image. He elevated himself by befriending Israeli elites. His jump to politics was an overnight sensation. He substitutes catch phrases for substance.

His speeches asked rhetorical questions. He focused on "change," "hope," and "new politics." Explanations, clarifications, and specifics didn't follow.

He models himself after Obama. He's more con man than legitimate. He's more image and mirage than real. Sub-surface, he's shallow. When asked tough questions, he ducks them.

He hopes one day to be prime minister. Israelis will have final say. Going forward, they've already got a great enough cross to bear.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at Email address removed

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