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AIPAC's newest strategy - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

AIPAC's newest strategy - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

Prime minister Benyamin Netanyahu is being heavily criticised in Israel for his blatant exploitation of the murder of five members of one family (including three children) at the Itamar settlement near Nablus. Particularly egregious has been Netanyahu's demand that president Mahmoud Abbas personally appear on Palestinian radio and television to condemn the killings, although Abbas had issued an unusually strong statement as soon as he heard of the tragedy.

Forget for a minute that no one knows who committed the crime and that certainly no one believes that the killer was associated with Abbas. Also, lay aside the fact that Netanyahu has never condemned or even expressed remorse over the killing of 300 plus Palestinian children by the IDF during the Gaza war. (In fact, one would be hard pressed to find any Israeli government that ever even criticised the killing of Palestinian children by the IDF, although many hundreds have …

Unveiling French hypocrisy - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

Unveiling French hypocrisy - Opinion - Al Jazeera English: "To quote again from my previous article: 'How often are the French wont to proclaim liberté, égalité, fraternité as their most fundamental values? As far as French policy in North Africa is concerned, we may add another: Fallacy.' As recent events have unfolded, however, I admit that I erred by overlooking one more very official French value: Hypocrisy."