Things We're Not Told

Discussion in 'News / Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. Revmitchell

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    .......Of course, they will say that this is all nonsense and they do a very good job, thank you very much. The problem, however, is that it is so ridiculously easy to show this isn't true that it is hard to believe that the evidence will not persuade at least those outside these organizations that the case is proven.

    One of the most common patterns, presented repeatedly in my columns on AP, is the presentation of the Palestinian but not the Israeli side.

    A second is to give Israelis who oppose their country's policy and support Palestinian positions more space than the Israeli government and mainstream view.

    A third is to blame Israel for problems but not the Palestinians, or at least not the Palestinian Authority or Fatah. It is permissible to criticize Hamas.

    Among the most frequent abuses is to say what the Palestinians want but not what Israel needs; to stress alleged Israeli failures to meet commitments but not even to mention--even as issues raised--Palestinian failures......

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