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November 13th, 2003 - 12:43 am

From The New York Times:

The Palestinian leader, Yasir Arafat, and his prime minister called Wednesday for reconciliation with Israel and delivered strong pleas to restart the troubled Middle East peace plan in speeches to the Palestinian parliament, which approved a new government.

“We do not deny the right of the Israeli people to live in security side by side with the Palestinian people also living in their own independent state,” Mr. Arafat told the parliamentary session, which was held at his badly damaged compound in Ramallah.

And this time, he means it.

The obvious lie doesn’t gall me. Not anymore. I’ve had my say and my fill about/of the Palestinians already, and nothing short of a chem/bio/nuke attack can make me any angrier with them.

What does gall me is, the reporter (Greg Myre) chose to juxtapose Arafat’s “promise” quote — which Myre leaves unchallenged — with his “badly damaged compound.” See? Arafat wants peace, even though those damn Jews keep pounding away at his home.

Two posts ago, I commented that European anti-Semitism isn’t limited to the right wing anymore. Same goes for The New York Times.

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