Saturday, January 10, 2009

Robert Fisk on Palestine, again

Fisk comes through again with this article in the Independent UK:
http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/fisk/robert-fisk-why-do-they-hate-the-west-so-much-we-will-ask-1230046.html
The photograph is devastating. I can't remember ever seeing an image of a Palestinian child soaked in blood after an Israeli attack in a major US paper. How many more will have to bleed before the US stops supporting Israel? Or even condemns it?

A second article by Fisk appeared in the Independent just today. In it he describes talking to journalists around the world about the attacks on Gaza, always to be interrupted by a supporter of Israel claiming that 10 Israeli deaths (that too mostly of soldiers) is somehow worse than 700 Palestinian deaths (mostly of civilians). Here's a quote: "My favourite moment came when I pointed out that journalists should be on the side of those who suffer. If we were reporting the 18th-century slave trade, I said, we wouldn't give equal time to the slave ship captain." Here's the link:
http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/fisk/robert-fiskrsquos-world-wherever-i-go-i-hear-the-same-tired-middle-east-comparisons-1297595.html

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