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WaPo: Terrorist Propaganda Outlet

Here's a question: Would the Washington Post grant op-ed space to Hitler?

Well, they've come as close as they might today, printing a screed (linked from the main page) from Ismail Haniyeh, the Hamas leader currently in charge of the Palestinian Authority. Hamas, of course, has as its primary goal the destruction of Israel as a Jewish state.

Here's a sample:

If Israel will not allow Palestinians to live in peace, dignity and national integrity, Israelis themselves will not be able to enjoy those same rights.

Charming. The Washington Post is paying for ink for Hamas to threaten Israeli civilians, including women and children.

How about this, then: If the Palestinian Arabs chose to elect a government committed to the destruction of Israel, Israelis will no longer pretend there is any such thing as "the peace process."

Meryl Yourish asks a good question: Who actually wrote this piece? Since public figures almost never write their own pieces, and this one is filled with Western buzzwords ("fair and free elections," "democratically elected government, "collective punishment," "resisting the illegal, ongoing occupation," "root causes," "fail to address the underlying conflict," etc. etc.), someone must have helped.

What's more, how much blatant anti-Semitism did the Post have to remove from the first draft?

Usually the Washington Post is a step above the New York Times on these issues. Today, it stained its reputation.

Truly disgusting.