Did fighting lead to Israel’s creation? And do Palestinian refugees have a "right to return"? One might think so from the New York Times’ March 26th article on the subject by reporter Hassan Fattah.
According to the reckoning of the erudite New York Review of Books, the southern Israeli city of Beersheba is Palestinian territory. Displaying the same intellectual rigorousness, editors argue that an Israeli Education Ministry app reflects Israeli policy better than Israeli policy reflects Israeli policy.
For AP or other reporters to ask Palestinians about rejection of peace proposals would require them to act like real journalists, rather than pro-Palestinian activists. Any reporter who fails to ask such questions is either unaware of the basic facts, or is a propagandist. Either way it is inexcusable.
The United Church of Canada is considering four so-called peacemaking proposals – two of which call for boycotts against