Hero Worship at the New York Times

NY TimesA NY Times staff-ed mostly blames you-know-who for the impasse of peace efforts. The Gray Lady’s entitled to its views, but screwing up the facts is unforgivable.

As part of the negotiating process, Mr. Netanyahu agreed to release 104 Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails over nine months rather than halt settlement construction. But when Mr. Abbas welcomed the latest group to the West Bank this week, Mr. Netanyahu accused him of embracing terrorists, even though Mr. Abbas never condoned the prisoners’ crimes.

Say what? Abbas only called the prisoners “heroes” after the December and October releases.

Memo to the Times: a hero is “a person who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities.”

Abbas didn’t just condone the blood on everyone’s hands. This was hero worship.


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