MSM fail: Pope did NOT call Mahmoud Abbas an ‘angel of peace’; *UPDATE*, with double-down

He’s no angel.

(Image: AFP via La Stampa (IT))
(Image: AFP via La Stampa (IT))

Fueled by wire stories from AP and AFP, the mainstream media have been running with a headline that Pope Francis, during a meeting at the Vatican on Saturday 16 May, called Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas “an angel of peace.”

The problem: the pope did not call Abbas — aka the terrorist Abu Mazen — an “angel of peace.”

He did utter the words “angel of peace,” and he suggested that Abbas could or might be one.  In the context of the pope’s complete statement about the meeting, the implication was that Abbas could be an angel of peace if he resumed direct negotiations with Israel.

Why did Francis say the words “angel of peace” at all?  Because he was making a gift to Abbas of a medallion engraved with an image of the Angel of Peace.  The Vatican Insider feature of Italy’s La Stampa has this summary in its English version: Continue reading “MSM fail: Pope did NOT call Mahmoud Abbas an ‘angel of peace’; *UPDATE*, with double-down”

No Palestinian state on his watch: Netanyahu said what we should all be thinking

For such a time as this.

Bibi gets a military briefing in the Golan Heights, 2015. (Image: Reuters via WSJ)
Bibi gets a military briefing in the Golan Heights, 2015. (Image: Reuters via WSJ)

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Palestinian Authority wants to help investigate the ‘terrorist’ killings in North Carolina

Terrorists leading the investigation of “terrorism”?

"Palestinian militants" demonstrate impartiality, analytical acumen, and a mature viewpoint on "racism" by protesting the United States in 2008. (Image: Daily Mail, AP)
“Palestinian militants” demonstrate impartiality, analytical acumen, and a mature viewpoint on “racism” by protesting the United States in 2008. (Image: Daily Mail, AP)

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Farce and irony: France asked Netanyahu not to come to Paris rally

Siecle sans fin.

Solidarity. (Image: Reuters, Philippe Wojazer)
Solidarity. (Image: Reuters, Philippe Wojazer)

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Going big: With Palestinian state offer, Egypt enters Middle East’s new strategic game

Interesting times.

Like a boss. Abdul Fattah al-Sisi with military leaders in 2013. (Image: AFP via dtnews)
Like a boss. Abdul Fattah al-Sisi with military leaders in 2013. (Image: AFP via dtnews)

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