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September 19, 2005

The Teibel Double Standard

AP writer Amy Teibel seems capable of giving a clear accounting of a party's obligation under a bilateral or multilateral agreement--at least when that party is Israel. For instance, on Sept. 13 she spelled out Israel's "road map" commitment regarding settlements:

Sharon, speaking en route to U.N. anniversary celebrations in New York, also reiterated that Israel would continue building in West Bank settlements--even as he declared his intention to carry out the U.S.-backed "road map" peace plan that expressly obligates Israel to halt such construction.

On the other hand, when a Palestinian obligation was concerned, Teibel yesterday qualified:

Israel says Hamas participation in Palestinian elections violates the 1994 interim peace accords that created the Palestinian Authority, banning groups from running if they call for destruction of Israel.

Does the AP staff not have access to a copy of the Oslo Accords? Would it be too much trouble to consult with the text to see if it does indeed prohibit terror groups like Hamas from running in elections?

At least the AP is one step ahead of the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, which didn't even mention Sharon's comment that Hamas participation in elections is a violation of the Oslo agreements. (Hat tip: Dave Alpern)

Posted by TS at September 19, 2005 07:02 AM


Good job! I wrote to her about her articles today and how imbalanced they are against the plight of the Palestinian civilian population. Of course Israel was able to kill "mostly" Hamas operatives (314 out of 374 "accounted" deaths)admitting to only 64 civilian casualties as if the rest of the world doesn't understand that they are bombing population areas like universities and mosques while arrogantly and obnoxiously declaring themselves to not be "enemies of the Palestinian people". She did not mention that Israel has systematically starved the Gaza population with their blockade. Please keep the pressure up.



Posted by: owen roberts at December 30, 2008 02:33 PM

Kudos to you, Owen. I'm glad that SOMEONE took some out to let this girl know what she is spewing all over the internet and in her articles is completely recycled stereotypical information -- the kind that often, when read and seen enough, can lead to horrific consequences.

Shalom and Salaam to EVERYONE,
as we hope for a peaceful resolution to this complicated problem.


Posted by: KS21 at January 1, 2009 11:21 AM

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