Crossing the Yarden
Well, technically it’s an AP story that appears in the New York Times, but that’s not my point.
The article discusses the impact of Ehud Barak announcement that he’s leaving the Labor Party and taking his toys with him. Here’s the part I don’t like:
“Labor has been the sole moderate party in Netanyahu’s coalition, which is otherwise dominated by religious and nationalist parties that oppose major concessions to the Palestinians.”
Now before everyone clicks the comment button to say that I am overreacting — because Netanyahu’s coalition in fact does oppose major concessions to the Palestinians — just think about this: have you ever seen a New York Times article that included language that even remotely sounded like:
…Abbas’ government, which is otherwise dominated by religious and nationalist parties that oppose major concessions to the Israelis.
Of course you haven’t. Is it true? Of course it is. But the fact remains that if you look at which side is more resistant to making concessions, consider that:
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