Friday, April 16, 2010

Reuters: Clinton blames Israel 14x more than the Palestinians

US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton spoke before the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace yesterday urging both Israel and the Palestinians to take steps for peace.  In a story of 526 words, Reuters devotes exactly 35 to an account of Clinton's admonishments to the Palestinians.  The headline and balance of the story hold Israel to account and reflect Reuters own skewed perspective -- appearing now in scores of stories -- that Israel is to blame for the impasse in negotiations:
The United States on March 3 said Israel and the Palestinian Authority had agreed to indirect peace talks but the U.S.-Israeli settlement dispute appears to have scotched any chance of these beginning in earnest any time soon.
Memo to Reuters: peace talks can begin anytime the Palestinians say: "yes".

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