Thursday, October 29, 2009

More broken boilerplate

In a post on October 23, we noted how Reuters' Alistair Lyon paints Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu as intemperate and intransigent in his negotiating position while the Palestinian position is presented as rational and reasonable. That view is obviously so entrenched at Reuters, they decide to recycle it today:

Netanyahu has, with evident distaste, bowed to U.S. pressure to talk of negotiating the creation of a Palestinian state, but only if it is demilitarized and if Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state.

Here's a video of Netanyahu speaking at Bar Ilan University on June 14, 2009 where he called for a Palestinian state (begin 8:27):

The spitting and nausea is obvious, yes?

Now compare with PA President Mahmoud Abbas speaking to the Palestinian Youth Parliament on April 27, 2009:

Cool and conciliatory, yes?

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