As each year goes by it seems that the Economist gets more and more socialist in its opinions. What is more disturbing is that they seem to be a member of the liberal media echo chamber: it doesn’t matter what outlet you tune in to, the same opinion will be repeated about the same events, over and over again.
This article starts off with an oft-used reference to Tel-Aviv as the capital (the Economist tries the middle ground with ‘metropolis’) of Israel, with Jerusalem merely being one of many ‘holy’ cities. It goes on to cite the so-called Arab Spring as a democracy movement, even as evidence of rampant Sharia-compliant regimes continues to emerge.
It gets better. Hamas is apparently an Islamist movement and not a terrorist organization as categorized by most western nations. And whereas Hamas has leaders, Israel merely has hardliners. The bias continues so I’ll just leave you with a really disturbing quote:
‘With the rest of the Arab world becoming more democratic, depriving Palestinians of their right to self-determination is creating a powder keg that is bound one day to explode in the territories occupied by Israel—much as a bus exploded in Tel Aviv this week.’