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Haaretz, though an old timer by history, though always left leaning, it has completely changed over the years. Especially since around 2000 (lynch test[1]), it has been a Hate site,[2] unreliable.

Inside Israel its true image is largely known, while outside Israel it is widely cited erroneously thinking as if it's typical "Israeli" paper, which is anything but.[3]

It has become so bad that neo Nazi who proclaim to be on the "right" largely quote this worse-than-just-radical-left as a supposed "source,"[4] for their venom. Some dubbed Haaretz, the Sturmer. [5][6] [7][8][9][10][11][12]

While pushing hate on one hand, it falsely cries "fascism" suggested for click baits reminds even liberal writer.[13]

Haaretz is leading in the 'industry of lies.'[14] Even lefty Yair Lapid accused Haaretz of lying.[15]


While Haaretz newspaper presents: telling the truth is racism,[16] Journalist protested why did the Haaretz newspaper blame black women for long lines at checkpoints?[17] and in 2018, it was exposed: Schocken’s Schocking Racism [18]

Writing in the Washington Post, writer notes about "Racism in the name of anti-racism":[19]

You can’t make this stuff up. Ha’aretz published an essay by one Salman Masalha, an Arab citizen of Israel who is a prominent poet, who vehemently objects to the fact that he was subject to additional security questioning at Ben-Gurion Airport. Israel, unlike the United States, openly engages in ethnic profiling for security purposes. But this post isn’t about whether or to what extent this is justified.

Rather, it's about an article so thick with irony you can cut it with a knife. In between denouncing brutal Israeli racism and pronouncing that it has no right to exist (so brutal is the racism that he writes this column without apparent fear of repercussion, but that’s the secondary irony), Masalha describes the airport security official who questions him:

'Soon, they reappeared, this time with the reinforcement of a muscular man who carried himself like a senior security figure.The muscle, named Ophir, must have thought that the leader of some terror organization had fallen into his hands and that maybe he’d get to expose him and rise in the ranks of nagging and hassling, the sacred “Jewish-democratic” work from the school of Zionism’s (sic) racists.

How long have you been living in Jerusalem? Where did you live before that? and Where are you from originally?” he asked, along with other questions.

Ophir was a young, darkish security man, perhaps a descendant of converts from the Arabian Peninsula, perhaps from the Atlas Mountains. But one thing was clear, his black color looked very shabby, tattered and stained with evil.'

Like I said, you can’t make this stuff up.


  1. Shame on 'Haaretz' - Isi Leibler. Jerusalem Post, Nov 6, 2007.
    Nahum Barnea, the distinguished Yediot Aharonot columnist, went so far as to describe senior Haaretz journalists Gideon Levy, Amira Haas and Akiva Eldar as failing to pass the "lynch test" - i.e., even failing to condemn Palestinians when they murdered two Israelis in a lynch mob in Ramallah at the onset of the second intifada. More recently, consistent with frequent Haaretz depictions of Israel as a racist entity, the paper's chief Arab affairs expert, Danny Rubinstein, told a UN body that Israel was indeed an apartheid state. Of course, behind this torrid situation stands the publisher of Haaretz, Amos Schocken, who is personally convinced that Israel does indeed practice apartheid. BUT IT was only recently that Landau threw away all semblance of journalistic integrity and publicly confessed to crossing the ultimate red line that distinguishes reputable journalism from propaganda...
  2. Ma'ariv, 103FM, 01/26/2023. Gadi Taub attacks "Haaretz" after his dismissal: "Engages in inciting anti-Semitism"

    The journalist commented on 103FM about the storm that broke out following the cessation of publication of his articles in the newspaper: "The state should not pay a newspaper that is not just criticizing it, it is against it"

    Later, he supported the words of Communications Minister Karhi who said that he would stop the publication of government ads in the Haaretz newspaper.  "That the state should not pay a newspaper that not only criticizes it, it is against it, that it supplies most of the incendiary material to neo-Nazi websites by defaming us, this is the most cited source on Nazi websites, because it really deals with inflaming anti-Semitism, so why should the state finance the this? Especially in the age of the Internet".
  3. Haaretz’s Owner Proves Paper Has an Anti-Israel Political Agenda - Algemeiner, January 25, 2016. S. Plosker.
    With a circulation as low as 6% market share of Israeli print media according to recent research, Haaretz is utterly unrepresentative of the Israeli public and political system at large.
  4. 'Haaretz legitimizing Neo-Nazis' anti-Semitism' - Arutz Sheva Staff, Aug 10, 2016.
    American journalist rips left-wing Israeli daily...
  5. Ha'aretz is an Enemy of the Jewish People. By Vic Rosenthal - 27 Tammuz 5781 – July 7, 2021.
  6. Haaretz: Neeman called us "Der Sturmer". INN, Jan 5, 2012
    The newspaper "Haaretz" claims this morning that the Minister of Justice Neeman compared him in closed conversations with ministers to the Nazi party "Dr. Sturmer"
  7. 'The pictures in Haaretz's or Der Sturmer's exhibition.' Jacob Kory, News 1, 22/02/20
    Close to International Holocaust Day, I went to a lecture in the Rappaport Hall in Haifa, when I saw a display of photos in the exhibition that I was convinced were taken from Der Sturmer or another anti-Semitic newspaper and were displayed to illustrate the hatred of the Jews. After I asked, it became clear to me that it was a journalistic photo exhibition in honor of the 100th anniversary of Haaretz newspaper
  8. Hanan Greenwood, Haaretz accused of maligning Haredim in COVID cartoon, ILH, By  07-19-2021.
    "...Haaretz and Biderman will always find a way to make fun of someone, even if that is based on lies and hatred that could be taken right out of Der Sturmer," he wrote...
  9. Rotter, 15.04.14 Sturmer & Shtrasler - big difference?
  10. This is the website The daily stormer (its name is based on the Nazi propaganda magazine 'Der Sturmer'). Rotter News, 06.05.20.
  11. Haaretz and Der Sturmer: Take a magnifying glass and find the differences. Haaretz is once again setting a record this morning in factions and incitement.  Back to the cluster of their crocodile howls about the incitement on the right from recent times, illuminating the newspaper in a ridiculous light. Hanan Amior, 04.02.20
  12. Haaretz is a newspaper for "thinking" people (Elik) and its readers reveal hatred, rage, brutality and racism that are hard to find in the media today, perhaps in "Der Sturmer".  The hateful readers and the newspaper that does not bother to delete such abusive words and hatred are among the worst haters of Israel and the joke that they consider themselves enlightened and thinking.  How blind the stupidity and condescension ...
  13. [Journalist Haviv Rettig Gur]. To my liberal friends abroad who fear Israel is collapsing into fascism because, well, they read Haaretz.... - Haviv Rettig Gur | Facebook [January 28, 2016 at 12:45 PM].

    To my liberal friends abroad who fear Israel is collapsing into fascism because, well, they read Haaretz, here's the latest evidence that reading Haaretz can be hazardous to your capacity to actually understand (as opposed to just rail hysterically about) Israeli society and politics.

    Haaretz, like others in that wing of the left, are fighting a vindictive, bitter culture war, that is emphatically and explicitly disdainful of Israeliness itself. Here is one of Haaretz's senior columnists arguing without the slightest sarcasm or irony that an Israeli NBA coach *should* be fired and explicitly  for his Israeliness, because - are you sitting down?- Israelis emotional attachment to other Israelis in the NBA is ipso facto fascism.

    Last month, Haaretz used the word "fascist" five different times in a two-week period to describe Israel.

    For many Haaretz writers, Israeli cultural touchstones are fascist not because they are fascist, but because they are Israeli.

    It is often argued among Israelis that Haaretz has adopted this strange political identity for sheer clickbait, prostitution their intellectual integrity and journalistic seriousness for greed. That, at any rate is the optimistic interpretation.

    As long as Haaretz itself isn't ashamed of its willful decline, no real harm come to Haaretz from this sort of journalism.

    But, inasmuch as it is identified with the broader Israeli left, it is hard to think of any single voice or political actor that has done more damage to that left's prospect in the only arena that counts: the mind of Israeli voters.

    In Haaretz, the right is given, miraculously, reification of its own caricature of an incompetent, intellectually dishonest, utterly unelectable, jealously vindictive Israeli left.

    I have no evidence that Rogel Alpher and his like-minded friends work for Benjamin Netanyahu. But they do. They are the enemy he yearns for, the enemy that makes his campaign slogan of "It's me or them" an election winner.

    I hope he at least goes to the trouble of sending them flowers every time he wins another round at the ballot box.

  14. Jeffrey Herf, Manufacturing Falsehoods,, December 12, 2018.
    Yemini is furious with the editors and writers of Haaretz:

    In the last decade, Haaretz, the most widely read Israeli daily newspaper in English, has become a central pillar for the industry of lies. The problem is not the opinion pieces. The problem lies in the biases, distortions, and falsehoods, as well as in the encouragement of Palestinian intransigence and violence that Haaretz supports.

    While parts of paper remain serious, “unfortunately, the core of writing on the conflict” in recent years has been “dominated by people on the outer margins of the radical Left.”. “While they cloak themselves as progressive and democratic,” Yemini writes, “Haaretz seeks to ‘detour around’ Israelis’ decision-making machinery (in essence, to cancel-out self-determination by the body public and its elected leaders) by selling movers and shakers abroad (both opinion-makers and policy-makers and world public opinion) a bill of goods with three messages about Israel, that need refutation: (1) that Israel commits war crimes (2) that Israel is an apartheid state (3) that Israel refuses to make peace, not the Palestinians.”

    Yemini’s examples of erroneous reports along these lines in Haaretz include Gideon Levy’s report of Israeli border patrol soldiers tying prisoners to donkeys that are then sent running until the victims die of wounds and Yitzak Laor’s claim that Israeli soldiers blew up a mosque “with hundreds of people inside, including children.” Yemini also cites Levy’s claim in 2012 that a survey showed that most Israelis supported an apartheid regime and his favorable articles about Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, after the latter made widely-reported anti-Semitic comments. Then there is Amira Hass’s 2008 comment in the face of the Palestinian intifada that “[t]hrowing stones is the birthright and duty of anyone subject to foreign rule.” Fourteen Israelis had been killed by rocks. Yemini cites Levy’s claim in an interview with the British paper, the Independent, that during Operation Cast Lead in 2008-09, a picture of a dog appeared on front page of “the most popular newspaper in Israel” but nothing was there about the “tens of Palestinians killed” that day. None of the authors were fired or disciplined. He adds that Haaretz “no longer represents the liberal or left-wing of the Israeli public—wings that support both human rights and a Jewish and democratic state. There is a Left that rebuts lies and falsehoods about Israel, and there is a Left that disseminates them.” 
  15. Lapid v. Haaretz: A newspaper that has long since gone off the rails - nrg News | 4/14/2016.

    Lapid's remarks were made in response to an opinion column by Gideon Levy, who claimed that IDF soldiers were shooting helpless Palestinian boys. In response, Lapid said: Haaretz is anti-Zionist, anti-Israeli, and is no longer really a newspaper.

    MK Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid) sharply attacked the Haaretz newspaper on his Facebook page this afternoon (Thursday). In response, Lapid wrote: "This is a monstrous text of a newspaper that has long since gone off the rails. Later on, he also accuses me of this killing, but I am sorry for my honor. Not for the honor of IDF soldiers."

    A column published in Haaretz reads: "Nothing bad will happen to you if you kill the body of a Palestinian boy in his escape with three bullets at short range - your commanders and Yair Lapid will applaud you...

    "Anyone who presents our soldiers as indiscriminate killers knowingly lies and also allows their blood. In all the history of the wars, there has not been an army that has done more to maintain the morale of the fighting and the purity of weapons, but Haaretz is not interested," Lapid said in response. "This is a leaflet saturated with extreme self - hatred of the far left, and this article - like many other articles - is a way to train terrorism. For reasons of self-defense, "wrote the chairman of the Yesh Atid party...

    "They are in a hurry to shout 'Freedom of expression!' "One hundred percent, but freedom of expression belongs to everyone, and if in his name they are allowed to lie, then of course I am allowed to tell the truth: Haaretz is anti-Zionist, anti-Israeli, and it is no longer really a newspaper," Lapid wrote.
  16. Amir Levy, Haaretz newspaper presents: telling the truth is racism, Mida, 30/05/2019.
  17. Seth J. Frantzman, Why did an Israeli newspaper blame black women for long lines at checkpoints, Nov 20, 2017.
  18. Liel Leibovitz, Amos Schocken’s Schocking Racism, Tablet Magazine, Apr 16, 2018.
  19. David Bernstein, Racism in the name of anti-racism, Washington Post, June 5, 2014.


"The Mufti.. concocted a new kind of antisemitism that combined traditional Muslim antisemitism, like the anti-Jewish verses you find in the Koran, with the Nazi antisemitism that demonised Jews... His whole ideology was antisemitic and from the very beginning he targeted Jews, not Zionists."
The difference between lies and reality is sometimes just a color on a map
The only tweet (July 2014) on the Twitter account of the late American Elan Ganeles - murdered by Arab-Islamist "Palestinian" on Feb 27, 2023 hy"d: "I think you're always going to have tension in the Middle East, when there's [are] people who want to kill Jews, and the Jews don't want to be killed, and neither side is willing to compromise."