Oct. 23, 2015
In recent weeks, two Middle East leaders have been guilty of saying things that they shouldn’t have. One concocted a dialogue that he claimed took place between two important 20th Century figures and distorted the record about a key episode that helped define the history of the Holocaust and the Middle East. The other spewed hate and cynically circulated what amounts to a blood libel that might incite a religious war and certainly must be considered to have incited a wave of terrorism that has taken many lives. Guess which one is in more trouble?
Of course, I am referring to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas.