Thursday, October 27, 2005

About That Arab American Museum

In a previous post I faulted the NYTimes for not clarifying that when it reported that Jews lived in Arab lands "until the 1940s", that that was a euphemism for the establishment of the state of Israel.

I think I should have emphasized that the NYT itself, in one of the references I noted, had this headline in its May 16, 1948 edition:

"Jews in Grave Danger in all Muslim Lands: Nine Hundred Thousand in Africa and Asia face wrath of their foes".

You'd think that the reporter could have checked his own paper to get his background right.

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