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Western Media Elites Just Don’t Get the Middle East

There will be no “permanent end” to this rocket war madness or all of the other varieties of madness that are getting worse in the region.
Janine Zacharia

Janine Zacharia

But there is zero support in the West for bringing down Hamas. President Barack Obama helped bring a pro-Hamas regime in Egypt. And the man who never pressured Abbas pressured Israel to reduce sanctions on the Gaza Strip, thus helping Hamas remain in power so it continue firing rockets at Israel.

I do not expect the mass media to improve nor do I have any hope of educating the journalists who write this kind of thing. They are not going to change in the near- or even medium-term future. Hence, they will be ignored instead.

Equally, the governments who follow this kind of line will have no effect—at least no positive effect—on regional problems. The new feature of the last few years is that the U.S. government has contributed to making things much worse.

And that’s why there will be no “permanent end” to this rocket war madness or all of the other varieties of madness that are getting worse in the region. It is the policy of those people who do not understand what they are talking about or dealing with who are doomed. They are the ones who need a new policy.

Originally published by Rubin Reports.

About the Author: Professor Barry Rubin is director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center and editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) Journal. See the GLORIA/MERIA site at www.gloria-center.org.


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7 Responses to “Western Media Elites Just Don’t Get the Middle East”

  1. Mordechai Motti Luzia says:

    Why because its ISRAEL or just against jews

  2. Joe Ritchie says:

    She reminds me of my teachers I had when I was a kid. Just let the bullies beat you, or appease them. Her attitude stinks, and she really does not understand that Israel will not be left alone.

  3. Joe Ritchie says:

    She reminds me of my teachers I had when I was a kid. Just let the bullies beat you, or appease them. Her attitude stinks, and she really does not understand that Israel will not be left alone.

  4. Arie Rosenrauch says:

    "Western main stream media" DOES get it! What they are pissed about is that the Jews won't just roll over and commit "assisted suicide." It's in their upbringing – and they are joined by kapos like blitzer and friedman who have devoted their careers to justifying the hatred.

  5. Ms. Zacharia is offering stupid pie in the sky advice.

    It's very hard for Israel to get good advice as it's options on doing anything different are very limited.

    Diplomacy with Iran, Hezbolah or Hamas are problematic, why would you negotiate with a party that you know will kill you?

  6. William T. Langley says:

    The LIberal Secular Progressive media in the West is the Number one Threat to Israel, the United States and the World! They are too stupid to understand Reality!

  7. Mordechai Motti Luzia says:

    And to all us here in GOOD U.S.OF A

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