Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Finally!

Something interesting happening in this - so far - entirely gaffe-free trip to the Holy Land.

Damian T. says:
Pope 'walks out' of meeting after anti-Israel diatribe by sheikh
"Chief Islamic Judge of the Palestinian Authority, Sheikh Tayseer Rajab Tamimi, launched a poisonous verbal attack at Israel at a Monday night gathering attended by Pope Benedict XVI.

In a meeting with organizations involved in inter-religious dialogue at the Notre Dame Jerusalem Center, Tamimi called upon Muslims and Christians to unite against what he said were the murderous Israelis.

Taking the podium after the pope without being on the original list of speakers scheduled for the evening, Tamimi, speaking at length in Arabic, accused Israel of murdering women and children in Gaza and making...


Now, the only problem I can see here is that it is going to be quite difficult for the liberal media to turn this into a "gaffe" or "error" or "public relations disaster".

But I have every confidence in the New York Times, BBC, Guardian and Reuters. They'll figure it out, I'm sure.

Maybe we should start a pool.