6 Dec 2011

Palestinian 'unpeople'

Letter to Evening Standard, 19oct2011 - Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier who has just been released from detention by Hamas, merits a front-page photo and ten mentions of his name in yesterday’s Standard. Yet not a single Palestinian, among the hundreds released by the Israelis, seems to deserve a mention by name. Your lopsided reporting reminds me how, as Noam Chomsky puts it, the Palestinians are treated in the papers as “unpeople”.