01/19/12 According to an unsigned JTA article, Steve Linde, the current editor in chief of the Jerusalem Post, announced to a group in Tel Aviv that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu privately told him that the two biggest enemies Israel has are the New York Times and Haaretz. Linde added his own parenthetical, that he thought the Prime Minister would mention Iran. So maybe we should suggest adding Linde to that list of enemies, by inserting his own thoughts to make Netanyahu's sound ridiculous. True, Iran is a far greater concentrated threat than is the NYT and Haaretz's Chinese water torture drip-drip-chipping away of Israel's humanity, credibility and desirability, but it's that drip that cannot be defended against, whereas Israel can and will have to do what it has to do to defend against Iran. UPDATES Netanyahu has denied making the statement. And now Linde is claiming he "didn't know there were going to be journalists in the room" when he related the comments, and also that his "words were taken out of context." But the tape is available here (comment at issue at approximately 19 seconds). BOTTOM LINE: we'll never know precisely what it was that Netanyahu told Linde about Israel's enemies, but we know for sure what Linde told a room full of people. And Linde is the one who breached journalistic ethics and simple morality by repeating at least some version of a private conversation to a room full of people.