Monday, July 17, 2006

Israel Army Peaceful According to Schorr

Dan Schorr gave one of the most dishonest commentaries I've ever heard aired on NPR. He blames the current Middle East crisis squarely on Iran. He repeats the mistranslation about Iran's president threatening to "wipe Israel off the map," and declares that in "peaceful moves" Israel left southern Lebanon and Gaza. Just for the record Israel left southern Lebanon under constant attack from a successful Hezbollah-led resistance to Israel's brutal and illegal invasion of Lebanon in the 1980s. In Gaza, Israel withdrew, but maintained a full seige-like control of Gaza--maintaining, in effect, a prison for the inhabitants of Gaza. I wonder if NPR will offer equal time to someone like journalist Robert Fisk or As'ad AbuKhalil, a Lebanese professor of political science at California State University and author of the Angry Arab blog.

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