Wednesday, June 22, 2005


Avi Shlaim in the Guardian

Oxford historian Avi Shlaim holds back no scorn in his op-ed in the Guardian regarding Condoleezza Rice's visit to the Middle East, specifically with regards to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Here's how he starts off:
Condoleezza Rice hailed the understanding between Israel and the Palestinian Authority on the need to destroy the homes of the 8,000 Jewish settlers in Gaza as a historic step on the road to peace. This is a fatuous statement by one of the most vacuous US secretaries of state of the postwar era.
Tell us how you really feel, Avi! Definitely a spirited read. I love it.

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