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Manal Jamal

Former Visiting Scholar, The Dubai Initiative, 2007-2008



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10-16 January 2008

"Ignorance or bias?"

Op-Ed, Al Ahram Weekly

By Manal Jamal, Former Visiting Scholar, The Dubai Initiative, 2007-2008

As Bush embarks on his Middle East tour to jump-start the Israeli- Palestinian peace process, he should be made aware of the sad and desperate reality that shapes Palestinian lives. Bush's latest request that Israel must dismantle "unauthorised illegal settler outposts" suggests that Israel's continued settlement expansion, restriction of Palestinian movement, and land expropriation in the West Bank is by contrast "legal" and "acceptable". This is illustrative of either Washington's ignorance or its unprincipled bias.



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