Am I the only one in Israel who wonders who at Israel's Army Radio is so infatuated with Tom Friedman of the NYTimes that they keep referencing his op-eds as if... they were something significant that we should all care about.
It seems that Old Tom has compared PM Netanyahu to Hosni Mubarak calling Netanyahu the "Mubarak of the peace process."
Standard Tom. Yawn.
Old Tom has been wrong about Israel more times than I'd care to count in this quickie posting.
He started being wrong from his college days when he was active with Breira. Sadly, from Beirut to Jerusalem (which, I'll admit is a good book with lots of bad ideas) has influenced thousands of young people to mis-perceive the Arab-Israel conflict.
So what gives Galei Tzahal?
Who is the Friedman-groupie in your news department?
Thursday, February 03, 2011
What Gives גלי צה"ל Galei Tzahal? Why the Friedman Infatuation?
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