Tuesday, January 11, 2011


This quality opinion piece by David Burchell in today's Australian - THE CONVENIENT SCAPEGOAT, ISRAEL explains a great deal about the politics of Israel and the Middle East and how events in the region are presented in the media.
In all likelihood 2011 will see the apogee of Western Israel-loathing, eclipsing even the late 1960s and early 1970s, when Israel's victories over the Arab armies led to the invention of an imaginary country, the Israeli Goliath bullying the Arab David, and to the invention of an imaginary people, the saintly and unstained Palestinians, who forever lie bereft by the side of the road waiting for their Good Samaritan.
In particular, it tells us why there are so many Blank Pages of the Age.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You would never read this opinion piece in al' age or SMH Syrian Morning Herald.