News Flash: Arabs Care Deeply About Palestine

Israeli historian Efraim Karsh argues in the New York Times (8/2/10) today that Arabs have lost interest in the Palestinian cause, which apparently is a good thing because that severs “the spurious link between this particular issue and other regional and global problems,” making it a “positive” sign of hope for future Arab/Israeli peace. But Karsh’s argument has little basis in fact. The opinion piece takes off from his selective interpretation of a recent poll which, as Marc Lynch of Foreign Policy points out, is not at all scientific. Conducted by the Arabic-language news outlet Al Arabiya (National, 7/22/10), the […]