Thursday, November 26, 2009

Make peace with Israel and your country will suddenly become pleasant and pretty, according to the New York Times

Do you notice that the Israeli-centric standards of the New York Times even influence its non-political sections? Look at this case for Jordan: "But treat Amman as a mere way station between destinations and you miss discovering what is perhaps the most pleasant city in the Middle East. Calling a place “pleasant” may seem like faint praise, but in Amman pleasant covers areas like religious tolerance, personal safety, an agreeable climate (at more than 3,000 feet above sea level, Amman is delightful spring, summer and fall) and the availability of French Champagne and excellent sushi. In this strife-torn region, pleasant is no small shakes." (thanks Basel)