An oxymoron was inadvertently exposed in a New York Times headline that announced this week that the “Palestinian government resigns”. So dare I ask, ‘How is there an “occupation” if the Palestinians have their own government?’
Op-Ed by Att’y Stephen M. Flatow
“Palestinian Government Resigns,” a New York Times headline announced this week. It must have been quite a surprise to Times readers to learn that there was such a thing as a Palestinian government, since until now, all they have heard —in the Times and other major news media— is that Israel “occupies” the Palestinian Arabs.
Just last week, in fact, the Times featured an essay by pundit Michelle Alexander about what she called “the Palestinian people struggling to survive under Israeli occupation.” Continue Reading »