The NYT outdoes itself today

The New York Times outdoes itself: an essay by Noah Feldman on Israel and the Palestinians consigns some history to the Memory Hole.Touting the charms of Syria, The Baathist enemy of democracy in Iraq, in the travel section was not enough for today's New York Times. The magazine section had this essay by their periodic contributor-foreign policy expert Noah Feldman (who is a professor of law, not diplomacy, at New York University). Here he blames Israel and America for the failure of the Palestinians and the rise of Hamas. How does Israel in particular play into this dynamic? By "bombing Gaza last summer (in retaliation for the kidnapping of Israeli soldiers), a move that further weakened Abbas and his Fatah party". Feldman does not even deign to report the fact that Israel had completely removed itself from Gaza, turning it over to the Palestinians, lock, stock, and barrel. Nor does he mention that any bombing attacks against Gaza were not acts...(Read Full Post)