The Gridlock Gang

(New York Times) Thomas L. Friedman - "For too many Europeans, Arabs are of no moral interest in and of themselves," observes the Middle East analyst Stephen P. Cohen. "They only become of interest if they are fighting Jews or being manhandled by Jews. Then their liberation becomes paramount, because calling for it is a way to stick it to the Jews. Europeans' demonstrations for a free Palestine - and not for a free Iraq or any other Arab country - smell too much like a politically correct form of anti-Semitism, part of a very old story."

2003-02-27 00:00:00

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