Thursday, January 19, 2012

Nutty Netanyahu switches Greatest Threats to Israel column from Islamists to Western-oriented critics

‘NYT’ and ‘Haaretz’ and world opinion are now greatest threat to Israel, Netanyahu reportedly said

(Mondoweiss) -- by Philip Weiss --

This is interesting. A year or so back, Netanyahu said that Israel's greatest threats were Hamas and Iran and Richard Goldstone. Now he has apparently revised that assessment and said that Israel's greatest enemies are Haaretz and the New York Times, per this account.

I have to believe that Netanyahu is serious and this is his logical conclusion-- which is why his office rushed to deny the account today. But the original assessment squares with Ali Abunimah's belief that the walls of international opinion are closing in on Israel. The Netanyahu assessment is proof that the truth is what will set Palestine free-- knowledge of the occupation and conflict, overcoming the hasbara. We complain all the time about the New York Times here, but even it is reflecting more critical views of Israel...MORE...LINK

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