Sunday, April 18, 2004

It would be funny if it weren't so true

From a lengthy piece on the recent appalling U.S. concession to Israel on keeping large parts of the occupied West Bank, Michelle Goldberg writes:

'Seeking to demonstrate support for his plan, Sharon called a May 2 referendum of 200,000 Likud members, whose vote will decide the future of the pullout. One result of this has been to render everyone to the left of Sharon even more irrelevant than they have been for the last three and a half years, when the collapse of peace talks and the Al-Aqsa intifada pushed them to the margins of Israeli society. "As far as the Israeli media is concerned, all the debate is taking place on the right," says Levy. "It's as if America's Iraq policy was being decided by a referendum within the Republican Party."'

Uh ... yeah? Your point being?

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