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Israel counts calories for Palestinians

May 29, 2009

Look at the false altruism that disguises Ethan Bronner’s latest article for the NYT. This is how he works in the heroism of the Israeli military in an article slated to discuss Palestinian misery:

‘[A]lthough Israel and Egypt have shut the borders for the past three years in an effort to squeeze Hamas, Israel rations aid daily, allowing in about 100 trucks of food and medicine. Military officers in Tel Aviv count the calories to avoid a disaster. And the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees runs schools and medical clinics that are clean and efficient.

Israeli politicians chuckle at Palestinian suffering without the liberal American guise of do-gooder humanitarianism. Dov Weisglass is most infamous among Israeli heroes for his open-faced diet jokes: ‘It’s like an appointment with a dietician. The Palestinians will get a lot thinner, but won’t die.’

Bronner and Weisglass obviously dine at the same restaurants.

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