July 22, 2009
Shaikh Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa's bold stand for peace is admirable ["Arabs Need to Talk to the Israelis," op-ed , July 17]. But when he speaks of Palestinian refugees who live in deplorable conditions, I wonder whether he means the many Palestinians who live in the Persian Gulf emirates -- including those in his own Bahrain -- without citizenship? He certainly doesn't mean the 1.3 million Palestinian citizens of Israel. JORDAN GAZIT Washington
October 31, 2009
The Oct. 26 picture of Israeli soldiers standing over praying Palestinians, along with the first half of the Associated Press article it accompanied, about a clash with Israeli police at a mosque, distorted the sequence of events of the day before. Readers absorbing the picture and the first five paragraphs would have the perception that Israel initiated the conflict at the mosque. In reality, Israel responded only to Palestinians "hurling stones and plastic chairs," and it was trying to stop the rioting and protect this holy site.
April 5, 2011 |
JENIN, West Bank — A black flag hung Tuesday over the Freedom Theater in the Jenin refugee camp , where tearful young Palestinians mourned the sudden death of their Israeli teacher, a prominent actor and director slain a day earlier by a masked gunman in a nearby alley. Juliano Mer Khamis, the son of a Jewish mother and Arab father, was the founding director of the youth theater, a project he saw as a mission to bring cultural revival to a community scarred by years of violence and occupation.
September 30, 2011
The Post ran a large, front-page picture in the Sept. 22 newspaper of a tussle between Israeli undercover police and a Palestinian demonstrator and another picture of an armed Israeli soldier kicking away a burning tire . With such coverage of the demonstrations in the occupied territories, The Post gave the impression that there was widespread violence when, as the article on Page A12 related, these demonstrations in favor of statehood were...
March 12, 2013 |
It was surely one of the most heart-wrenching — and controversial — news photos of the past year, and maybe many years. The image of a Palestinian man, his head thrown back in grief as he cradled the shrouded body of his infant son, set off a fierce war of words between Israeli and Palestinian factions when newspapers and Web sites published it in November. Palestinian supporters saw the photo, taken by an Associated Press photographer, as evidence of the Israeli military's aggression against...
December 14, 2011
If the Palestinians were "invented," as Newt Gingrich said [ "Gingrich: Palestinians an ‘invented' people," news story, Dec. 10], so, too, were the Saudi Arabians, Jordanians and Syrians. The country boundaries for these people were mostly invented by the British and French following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire after World War I. Much of the current Middle East, in fact, is a fairly arbitrary creation of Western powers. This is partly why the West is so resented in the region.