Thursday, August 27, 2009
TRUTH IS THE WAY TO PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST
How ironic after my recent post about the Age's Yasser Arafat birthday notice which concealed many truths about the former Palestinian President, that the same newspaper could publish an article entitled "Truth is the way to peace" by Jonathan Freedland.
Freedland's thoughtful op ed argues that Middle East peace will be achieved only if difficult questions, going beyond a settlement freeze, are tackled. Both sides will need to confront some inconvenient truths to answer those questions.
That's fine but if the Age believes in the headline and the excellent cartoon by Spooner accompanying Freedland's peace then it should stop being so hypocritical and disingenuous and start being honest and giving its readers the full truth about the conflict rather than to hide an entire narrative of Palestinian rejectionism by their leaders towards peace with their Jewish neighbours.
Posted by Wilbur Post at 5:30 pm