But that's not the only form of ignorance gone unnoticed by some: Arutz Sheva had explored Abbas' actions following Condi's visit to that area. Normally, we'd view him as the more moderate guy in the Palestinian Authority who is our best chance, our biggest hope for the two-state solution.
What were his words to Condi?
Oh, yes: he would 'fire Hamas' if it still refused to acknowledge Israel as a sovereign state.
What were his words to Palestinians (read: his constituents) on PA TV?
Oh, yes: "It is not required of Hamas, or of Fatah, or of the Popular Front to recognize Israel...I do not demand of Hamas nor any other to recognize Israel, but from the government that works with Israelis in day to day life, yes."
Is this guy nuts? Hamas was elected by the people.
(Note that AS accurately portrayed Fatah as a terrorist organization.)
Always reading beyond the headlines,
- The Samaritan
(The full report on Abbas' doublespeak is Palestinian Media Watch's Oct. 5 Bulletin.)