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KHALED ABU TOAMEH ON THE LIFE OF A PRO-ISRAELI ARAB-MUSLIM (FPM)

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Dec. 20, 2017

Award-winning journalist reveals why the peace process is at a standstill at Restoration Weekend.

…”Now, I’ve been working for the last 35 years, as I said, as a reporter and as a journalist helping international media cover what happens on the Palestinian side, which means in the West Bank, in Gaza. And for 26 years, I was working with NBC News and BBC and many others until 5 or 6, 7 years ago, I would say.  I became very frustrated with mainstream media that I worked with, especially the Western media, and the reason I was unhappy with mainstream media was because many of the stories that we were offering them were being deliberately ignored, and what am I talking about?  I’m talking about stories that do not have an anti-Israel angle to them…

… I want to point to two major obstacles that I think we have over there and we will continue to have, and they’re both relate to the Palestinians.  Obstacle No. 1 is the absence of education for peace with Israel, which I’m sorry to tell you, it never really existed, and Obstacle No. 2, the absence of leadership on the Palestinian side that is authorized to sign an agreement with Israel.  These are the two major reasons why, in the past, we did not move forward with any peace process and why we are unlikely to move forward with any peace process in the near future.”…

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