The Zionist Conspiracy
Monday, November 21, 2005
Times Clueless About Israel
In an article about Prime Minister Sharon's departure from Likud to set up a new political party, today's New York Times states that the Likud "rebels" who opposed Sharon "have been led by former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu."
That is simply inaccurate. The "rebels" were led by Uzi Landau, not Netanyahu, who supported the Gaza withdrawal in cabinet votes and expressed his opposition to the withdrawal and resigned from the cabinet just days before the dismantling of settlements occurred.
Also, isn't it ironic that those within Likud who were opposed to Sharon are labeled "rebels," when it was Sharon who bolted the party?
Later in the article, the Times tells us that foreign minister Silvan Shalom and defense minister Shaul Mofaz "are considered Sephardim, or eastern Jews, like [Labor leader Amir] Peretz."
What exactly does it mean to be "considered Sephardim." Would the Times write that Samuel Alito and Antonin Scalia are "considered Italian-American" or that Fernando Ferrer and Alberto Gonzales are "considered Hispanic?"