The New York Times has always been hostile to Israel. In fact, it opposed the creation of the Jewish State prior to 1948. It's no surprise that the Times remains hostile. What Israelis need to know is that the NY Times is a sinking enterprise, both financially and in terms of popular following. Calling it an "opinion leader" betrays an ignorance of intellectual and political trends in the U.S.
Netanyahu instructs to reexamine open-fire orders against stone- throwers (Haaretz)
from the article: ANALYSIS / Netanyahu, Abbas and the battle for the U.S. press