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March 28, 2008

Magdi Allam: Media Discriminate Against Israel


Magdi Allam, an Egyptian-born Italian intellectual who earlier this month made waves with his public conversion from Islam to Christianity — he was baptized at Saint Peter's Basilica on Easter eve by the Pope — has weighed in on the media's (mis)treatment of Israel.

In a March 1 column in Italy's best-selling Corriere della Sera, Allam asserted that "If a comparison is made between the way the media have covered the battle Turkey has conducted against the PKK in Iraq, on the one hand, and the battle that Israel has conducted against Hamas in Gaza, on the other, one can see the clear discrimination against the Jewish state."

The translation is according to Ha'aretz, which has published an interview with Allam. You can read it here.

Posted by at March 28, 2008 10:37 AM


My understanding is that Magdi Allam was baptized at the Vigil Mass of Easter, on Saturday night. In your vernacular it would be "Easter eve".

Posted by: George Weber at March 29, 2008 03:52 PM

Thanks for pointing this out. I've corrected the sentence.

Posted by: GI at March 30, 2008 01:58 PM

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