Casting out the moderates

July 15th, 2002 – 8:25 pm
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“Israel today [July 9] shut down the office here of Sari Nusseibeh, the leading voice of moderation among Palestinians, accusing him of undermining Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem by serving as an agent of Yasir Arafat’s Palestinian Authority.”

The Israelis (and the American government) like to talk about how much better things would be if they could only deal with a moderate Palestinian, rather than Arafat, but apparently what they mean by “moderate” is someone who isn’t as devoted to the causes of the Palestinain people as Dr. Nusseibeh is.

Read the New York Times article here [registration required].

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