Thursday, September 29, 2016

Who speaks for the Arab people? Well, an Israeli historian of course, according to Roger Cohen of the New York Times

In several days only, I have come across numerous instances in Western media in which readers are informed of what Arabs think, by asking Israelis to speak for them.  This is another: "As the historian Avi Shlaim has written, the Palestinians “regarded Rabin as much more reliable than Peres because with Rabin yes meant yes and no meant no, whereas with Peres both yes and no meant maybe.”"  Of course, Rabin was as despised and distended as Peres.