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Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Thomas Friedman gets it half right

First the part he gets right (When Friends Fall Out).

I have a big problem when people get so agitated by Israel’s actions in Gaza but are unmoved by Syria’s involvement in the murder of the prime minister of Lebanon, by the Iranian regime’s killing of its own citizens demonstrating for the right to have their votes counted, by Muslim suicide bombers murdering nearly 100 Ahmadi Muslims in mosques in Pakistan on Friday and by pro-Hamas gunmen destroying a U.N.-sponsored summer camp in Gaza because it wouldn’t force Islamic fundamentalism down the throats of children.

That concern for Gaza and Israel’s blockade is so out of balance with these other horrific cases in the region that it is not surprising Israelis dismiss it as motivated by hatred


Unfortunately he offers the same old tired solution based on a Palestinian that is doomed to failure.

2 Comments:

At 9:06 AM, Blogger Jonathan B. Horen said...

Well, if Friedman really did "get it", he'd have to do a לך לך and, unlike אברהם אבינו, he's not yet ready to "walk the walk".

Besides, I'm more ready to believe that TF is just using the first part of the equation as a "straw man", to set-up the second part as (still) being a "realistic solution" to the problem.

Leopards don't change their spots...

 
At 7:21 PM, Blogger no one said...

Dont buy the New York Times. When I discovered its anti Israel Bias I stopped buying it.

 

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