Letters to the Editor
The New York Times
To the Public Editor:
We appreciate your comments about the Times failure with regard to the article by Marwan Barghouti. Unfortunately, it did not go far enough nor did the newspaper's clarification.
Yes, Mr. Barghouti was not merely a Palestinian parliamentarian. He was convicted of murder by an Israeli court.
Also important to note, however, is that Barghouti was deemed to be behind some of the most brutal terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians during the Second Intifada. And that his charges of torture by Israeli security officials are pure fabrication and should have been vetted by the editors before publishing.
The Times needs to take these concerns much more seriously to avoid the charge that it is biased against the State of Israel.
The Anti-Defamation League