Okay, I have to admit that Ha’aretz’s website redesign is not working for me. I don’t like the layout of the news very much, and this is the minor problem.
The major problem is that they’ve enabled comments. The comments have become dominated by the type of rabid Israel haters of the Left that can talk all day and all night about apartheid regimes and Nazis. Everything Israel does is evil, etc., etc., etc., the birth of Israel came about in sin, etc., etc., etc., Zionazis, boycotts are good, universities offering academic freedom are evil, etc., etc., etc.
The sad thing is that Ha’aretz has quite a few employees who believe this crap and now they have found a way to promote it. Essentially, they have created a mini Electronic Intifadah website. At first I thought to join a couple of discussions, but then wondered what the point is if you’re talking to frothing loonies? I guess I might join in one day, if I can find some time, but in the meantime I’ll just give more of my reading time to Jerusalem Post, under new ownership over the past little while that has removed some of the biting right-wing sting of the writing, and with the excellent and balanced David Horovitz at their helm.