links for 2009-10-20
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
"This sentence got my attention: "The council has a long history of focusing on Israel, while ignoring human rights abuses in other member states like China and Saudi Arabia." Now, let us put aside the content of the sentence, and let us not argue that the New York Times itself has been disregarding human rights violations in Saudi Arabia and Israel. But if there is an article by MacFarquhar about the US Congress on a resolution dealing with Israel, would he dare say: The Congress has a long history of praising Israel and ignoring its human rights violations." He would be fired."