It all started with a simple question.
Earlier today, Yousef Munayyer, executive director of the Jerusalem Fund, published on op-ed in the New York Times, known for its shaky and scandalous coverage of Palestine-Israel over the last few years. His op-ed focuses on a harsh but true reality: institutionalized discrimination in Israel. Munayyer, a Palestinian who holds Israeli citizenship, and his wife, a Palestinian from Nablus, are not equals.
Even if we fly together to Amman, we are forced to take different bridges, two hours apart, and endure often humiliating waiting and questioning just to cross into Israel and the West Bank. The laws conspire to separate us.
Yousef Munayyer, ‘Not All Israeli Citizens Are Equal‘, New York Times
It’s a profound op-ed, an interesting read, and a controversial piece simply because it exposes facts that are so often hidden to everyday readers. So when I asked if Jodi Rudoren, the new Jerusalem Bureau Chief for the New York Times, if she was going to to tweet about this op-ed the way she normally does with other pieces concerning Palestine-Israel, her response stumped me. [Read more...]