Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
November 12, 2002
WAR: Sunlight On The Arab News

The Sun also has a pointed piece on a panel discussion featuring the editor of the Arab News:

The editor of the Saudi-based Arab News, . . . Khaled Al-Maeena, was a speaker. He defended his newspaper’s publishing of a recent article that referred to the “subhuman Zionist lobby.”

“The Zionist lobby is a lobby that is working against the interest of peace in the Middle East. It is working against the interests of Israel and against the interests of Palestinians,” Mr. Al-Maeena told The New York Sun. “The Zionist lobby is negating all the good characteristics of the Israeli people.”

When the Sun asked if that makes them “subhuman,” he said: “as a human being, your interests should be peace and prosperity in Israel and in all the lands…I believe there should be peace in the Middle East, but to go on and create problems and trouble is really upsetting me…Israel was made so that the Jews would live in peace. Jews everywhere around the world are living in peace except in Israel.”

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