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October 27, 2003

And then we have this:

Brad and Jennifer try Mid-East diplomacy. “The past few years of conflict mean that yet another generation of Israelis and Palestinians will grow up in hatred,” reads a statement from Pitt and Aniston. “We cannot allow that to happen.”
They cannot allow that to happen! Consuela, get my finest Gucci. Smithers, ready up the car. There is a region to save!
My favorite part is this (though I’m not sure if it is the ignorance of the Pitts or the bias of the Telegraph so draw your own conclusions): “The actors will urge people to make their views known on the important sticking points that have thwarted peace negotiations, including the future of Jerusalem, national borders, the status of Palestinian refugees and access to disputed water supplies.” Um, anyone notice anything missing from this list of things that has ‘thwarted peace negotiations’? Like, say, the habit of Palestinians blowing themselves up to smithereens in close proximity to as many Jews as possible and then their friends and family celebrating their death as one of a martyr?
Via Drudge.

Posted by Karol at 01:09 AM |

What kind of bias do you think the Telegraph has?
FYI, the owner is Conrad Black who is also one of the major backers of the NY Sun.

Posted by: Dan at October 27, 2003 at 9:35 am

I wasn’t making judgements on the Telegraph in general, just on this piece (and even then, it isn’t clear if the opinion on what stalls the peace process comes from the Telegraph or from this group of celebrities.)

Posted by: Kashei at October 27, 2003 at 10:06 am

Though I suppose that the quote could be taken two ways, my favorite part of it is “The past few years…” This has been going on for damn near forever, who are they fooling? This new generation hates eachother like the 10 or so generations before them did. And a couple of movie stars heading over to stick their noses in decades of hatred and distrust will only make Americans look stupid and naive…which is the way we usually look when die-hard liberals jump to the front lines and start screaming “PEACE!”. It must be nice to have the kind of confidence that makes these people believe that THEY can suceed where several heads of state failed. What bravado!

Posted by: courtney at October 27, 2003 at 11:28 am

Courtney, please be careful with phrases like “hates each other.”
At Israel’s founding, PM Ben Gurion recognized the Arab presence and Israel offered them citizenship. He made certain that there would be an Arab language press for them. Israel’s Arab citizens vote with the rest of Israelis, etc, etc.
Your point, however, is clear. This animosity is older than Israel. The Jews have known for almost 1400 years that they have to tread very carefully around their Muslim neighbors. Read, “Out of Andalusia” in the September issue of Commentary Magazine for about the most instructive article I have ever read on the subject.

You can rest about the damage Pitt and Aniston to our American image. They aren’t going to outdo Rachel Corrie.

Posted by: michael parker at October 27, 2003 at 12:45 pm

Conservative as I may be, I can think of no better argument for the redistribution of wealth in the United States than Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston. Except oh wait maybe Sean Penn and Susan Sarandon. And Paris Hilton and Ivanka Trump? … Wait, do we have ANY rich people worth our nationality these days? Or is it just celebrities…

Posted by: candace at October 27, 2003 at 3:48 pm
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