Friday, October 18, 2013

Can You Find the Difference?

The NYTimes has expanded its op-ed section and it now includes:

Ali Jarbawi and Shmuel Rosner.

Here's Jarbawi's cv:

[He] became a contributing opinion writer for The International New York Times in the fall of 2013. A political scientist, he received his B.A from Birzeit University in 1976 and his Ph.D from the University of Cincinnati in 1981.

Dr. Jarbawi served as the Palestinian Authority’s minister of higher education in 2012 and 2013 and as minister of planning and aid coordination from 2009 to 2012. From 2002 and 2004, he was the general commissioner of the Central Election Committee for Palestine.

Dr. Jarbawi is also an active member of civil society and nongovernmental organizations.  From 1997 to 2000, he was director general of the Palestinian Independent Commission for Citizens’ Rights (now known as the Independent Commission for Human Rights).  He has written numerous articles and scholarly studies on Palestinian issues, both in Arabic and English.

Here's Rosner's cv:

Shmuel Rosner became a contributing opinion writer for The International New York Times in the fall of 2013. Mr. Rosner is a columnist and editor based in Tel Aviv. He is the senior political editor for The Jewish Journal, a weekly newspaper based in Los Angeles, and writes the blog Rosner’s Domain.  He is also a fellow at the Jewish People Policy Institute, a think tank founded in 2002 and based in Jerusalem, and the chief nonfiction editor for Kinneret Zmora-Bitan Dvir, a leading Israeli publisher. 

Mr. Rosner was previously a columnist for The Jerusalem Post, from 2008 to 2011, and was chief United States correspondent, head of the news division and head of the features division at the daily newspaper Haaretz, where he worked from 1996 to 2008. He has written for many publications, including Slate, Foreign Policy, Commentary, The New Republic, The Jewish Review of Books.

One is a civic society person and a long-time professional journalist.  The other is a former high political official, a public-diplomacy hack.


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