Icy Relations Thawing in the Muslim Press?
According to a News Alert from AIPAC, a major development has happened with regards to the treatment of Israel in the Muslim press. Signs of improvement have popped up in Kuwaiti and Indonesian newspapers. Even more incredible, please read this news tidbit I'm about to share.
In the wake of Israel’s historic withdrawal from Gaza and parts of the West Bank, journalists in Kuwait have suggested that the country stop using the Palestinian conflict as an excuse to isolate Israel.
This is HUGE. Will it last? is it a fake-out? Too soon to tell, but on Monday, a substantial step forward was achieved:
Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom became the first Israeli Cabinet member to have an op-ed published in an Indonesian paper. Shalom’s article stated that “history has shown us that Jews and Muslims lived in peace, harmony and friendship for many years in the past. This should be the aim in the future.”
Now let's hope this is only the beginning, rather than an aberration.