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‘NYT’ editorial on stalemate reflects Israeli talking points

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Ali Abunimah said it best: you can’t negotiate over sharing a pizza when your adversary is eating the pizza during the negotiations. Well, the New York Times is back with more editorial page propaganda that blames the Palestinian Authority for not being willing to negotiate while Israel continues its pizza-gobbling colonial project.

All share blame for the stalemate… The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, seemed to give up on diplomacy when Mr. Obama could not deliver a promised settlement freeze.

Also, the NYT repeats Israel’s ‘no partner’ talking point by not mentioning the nine-year-old Arab Peace Initiative, which gives Israel plenty of incentive to compromise – full diplomatic relations, and acceptance of its conquest of 78% of historic Palestine!

“Arab leaders haven’t given the Israelis any incentive to compromise. “

Barf. Who writes this stuff, neutral journalists or Israel’s P.R. department?

Matthew Taylor
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Matthew A. Taylor is co-founder of PeacePower magazine, and author of "The Road to Nonviolent Coexistence in Palestine/Israel," a chapter in the book Nonviolent Coexistence.

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