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Friday, August 12, 2016
This will offend Western sensibilities: but Israeli massacres and torture of children do not
I know. This will be circulated in Western media. The refusal of the Egyptian player to shake hand with the Israeli player will be seen as an offense to Western sensibilities. Western media will forget that Andrew Young was fired from his post at the UN for merely shaking hands with the PLO representative at the UN. So don't give us sermons about behavior. Israeli massacres and siege of Gaza don't offend Western sensibilities but the refusal to shake hands will. I am sure that ADL will have something to say on the matter.
Comic by Terry Furry, reproduced from "Heard the One About the Funny Leftist?" by Cris Thompson, East Bay Express
As'ad AbuKhalil, born March 16, 1960. From Tyre, Lebanon, grew up in Beirut. Received his BA and MA from American University of Beirut in pol sc. Came to US in 1983 and received his PhD in comparative government from Georgetown University. Taught at Tufts University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Colorado College, and Randolph-Macon Woman's College. Served as a Scholar-in-Residence at Middle East Institute in Washington DC. He served as free-lance Middle East consultant for NBC News and ABC News, an experience that only served to increase his disdain for maintream US media. He is now professor of political science at California State University, Stanislaus. His favorite food is fried eggplants.
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