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June 25, 2005

More on AFP's PR

An earlier post gainsaid a severly skewed AFP story claiming the Israeli media "concluded" Sharon undermined Abbas at the recent summit.

As a reminder, AFP declared:

The Israeli press concluded that the former general had undermined the moderate Abbas.

Here's another example of "the Israeli press" reaching an altogether different conclusion. From a June 22 analysis in Ha'aretz:

None of the participants in yesterday's meeting between Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas were surprised at anything that was said there. Not the wrangling over terror, nor the coordination of the disengagement, nor the Palestinian requests that were denied by Israel. Everything had been decided in preparatory meetings between Dov Weissglas and Saeb Erekat. Even the Palestinian disappointment expressed after the meeting was expected

Posted by at June 25, 2005 11:07 AM


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