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You Can’t Blame Tunisia On Israel–But That Won’t Stop The New York Times From Trying

Posted by avideditor on January 17, 2011

The NYT and the liberal media is using its favorite scape goat again. Despite Israel not being involved in the Tunisia revolution in the least the NYT is blaming them.

MRA’s Dr. Aaron Lerner points to a New York Times article about the situation in Tunisia–and notes that at last there is unrest and instability in the Muslim world which truly has no connection with Israel.

No. It isn’t Jewish construction in Jerusalem.

In point of fact the unrest has absolutely nothing to do with and of Israel’s activities or even existence.

That doesn’t rule out, of course, the possibility that some ruler may find that instead of solving the problems that are the source of tension in their country that they divert the wrath of the mob by seeking conflict with Israel.

And that’s the problem with the naïve assertion that somehow peace in and of itself would provide Israel with security if we forfeited defensible borders and gave the Arabs everything they wanted.

Because there is a world of reasons an Arab leader could choose conflict with the Jewish State that have absolutely nothing to do with Israel.

However, as Elder of Zion notes–pointing to the same New York Times article–the good people of The New York Times simply cannot pass up any opportunity to blame at least some aspect of the Muslim world’s problems on Israel.

Read the article and see for yourself.

Personally, I don’t think we’ve seen the potential for a domino effect like this since Bush’s attempt to bring democracy to the Arab world.

This time around, we will all be more cynical about the possibilities, but it will be interesting to watch and see what happens.
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