Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Laura Rozen links to this
A new poll shows that an overwhelming majority of Palestinians support the attack this month on a Jewish seminary in Jerusalem that killed eight young men, most of them teenagers, an indication of the alarming level of Israeli-Palestinian tension in recent weeks.
The survey also shows unprecedented support for the shooting of rockets on Israeli towns from the Gaza Strip and for the end of the peace negotiations between Palestinian and Israeli leaders.
The pollster, Khalil Shikaki, said he was shocked because the survey showed greater support for violence than any other he had conducted over the past 15 years in the Palestinian areas. Never before, he said, had a majority favored an end to negotiations or the shooting of rockets at Israel.
As'ad AbuKhalil links to this
Israel's Jewish community increasingly supports the delegitimization, discrimination and even deportation of Arabs, found a report on racism in Israel, set to be released Wednesday.

The report, to be presented at a press conference in Nazareth by Mossawa, the Advocacy Center for Arab Citizens of Israel, states that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has clearly impacted public opinion, and warns that ideas such as population exchange and racial segregation are gaining ground. It also warns that several Jewish politicians are gaining influence based on a platform of racial hatred.
I suppose all things being equal I should hold both AbuKhalil and Rozen accountable for bias, but Rozen denies being an advocate while AbuKhalil even arguing from a position is more honest. Rozen shies away from details about Gaza and her soft line on Hamas comes only after the attempted coup. Also the recent attack was not on any seminary but on the religious and intellectual center of the settler movement. The settlers are simply fascists.
And of course Rozen links to the NY Times, while AbuKhalil links to Haaretz.

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