Friday, November 24, 2017

The Cynical Political Opportunism of Politicizing a Family Death in the NY Times - by Simon Plosker

...There is something ironic about Jarrar’s playing up his Palestinian identity credentials seeing as he was the subject of a story in the New York Times itself in 2009. Note how the NY Times defined Jarrar then.

Simon Plosker..
Honest Reporting..
23 November '17..

Raed Jarrar, the advocacy director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International USA asks the question in the New York Times:

While Jarrar may not have written the headline, a further read of his opinion piece shows that Jarrar’s father died in Jordan. Not Israel. Not the Palestinian territories.

So no, Israel certainly did not prevent Jarrar from mourning his father.

Jarrar was, however, prevented from visiting his extended family in Jenin, falling foul of an Israeli law targeting anyone who openly advocates boycotting Israelis or Israeli goods, including those produced over the Green Line.

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