Once again the mainstream media gets a story wrong, and once again reports falsehoods and half-truths in a way that makes Israel look bad. One might almost think they had a sinister agenda, if everyone didn’t already know that mainstream media reporters were as honest as the day is long.
“Palestinians will not recognise Israel as ‘Jewish’ state,” AGI, April 26, 2014 (thanks to C. Cantoni):
(AGI) Ramallah, April 26 – Palestinians will never recognise Israel as the ‘Jewish’ state, president Mahmud Abbas said on Saturday, when his leadership convened after Israel halted peace talks. Abbas told members of the Palestine Liberation Organisation’s Central Council that although they had recognised Israel in 1993, the Palestinians should not be forced to go a step further and recognise Israel’s religious identity.
This comes right after “Fatah and Hamas Reconcile, Agree To Recognize Israel (Which Then Walks Out of Peace Talks),” by Sara Morrison, The Atlantic Wire, April 24, 2014 (thanks to Maxwell).
The distinction here is that Abbas is saying that the PLO already recognized Israel in 1993, but will never recognize it as a Jewish State. But this is tantamount to no recognition at all. Abbas is saying that he will accept Israel as a state ruled by “Palestinians,” and perhaps one in which Jews are allowed to live as subjugated dhimmis (although “Palestinian” spokesmen have also said that Jews will not be allowed to live in a “Palestinian” state at all). But that is all he is willing to grant, which is nothing at all. The Atlantic Wire and the other mainstream media outlets that do not explain this are once again severely misleading their readers.