Thursday, September 16, 2010

Analysis: Israel's tough talker starts employing a softer tone

Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2010

This is an analysis by Edmund Sanders, supposedly discussing whether Netanyahu is seriously trying to reach peace.

Opinion: The article categorizes Menachem Begin, Yithak Rabin, Ariel Sharon and, by implication, Benjamin Netanyahu as "hawkish."

Opinion: "Until recently, few Israelis held much hope for the talks."

Misleading. Omission: The writer suggested Netanyahu didn't mean his endorsement of a "two-state solution" last year. He omits the fact that Netanyahu effectively did so during his first term as prime minister, although he didn't use the term "Palestinian state" at that time.

This is another case where the writer is clearly biased against Israel but the item itself is effectively relatively neutral.


Factual Accuracy: 8
Bias-Free: 5
Pro-Israel: 0
Anti-Israel: 0

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