Sep
08
2010

WP's Definition of Mideast Peace

The Washington Post's editorial page weighed in (9/7/10) on the Israel/Palestine negotiations by noting that

the news in the West Bank has been far less encouraging. In two shooting attacks last week, four Israelis were killed and two others wounded, interrupting what had been nearly three years of peace in the territory.

My colleague Jim Naureckas blogged about this in response toa recentNew York Times op-ed. Even if you are restricting your focus to the West Bank (as the Post is),the Israeli human rights groupB'Tselem counted 24 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces from the beginning of 2009 to July 31, 2010, and two Palestinians killed by Israeli civilians.

UPDATE: Year corrected.

About Peter Hart

Activism Director and and Co-producer of CounterSpinPeter Hart is the activism director at FAIR. He writes for FAIR's magazine Extra! and is also a co-host and producer of FAIR's syndicated radio show CounterSpin. He is the author of The Oh Really? Factor: Unspinning Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly (Seven Stories Press, 2003). Hart has been interviewed by a number of media outlets, including NBC Nightly News, Fox News Channel's O'Reilly Factor, the Los Angeles Times, Newsday and the Associated Press. He has also appeared on Showtime and in the movie Outfoxed. Follow Peter on Twitter at @peterfhart.