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Tuesday, July 08, 2003

"In the Middle East, black means white" by Robert Fulford

Good piece in the [Canadian] National Post.

"This is the way language functions in the Middle East. It's a Lewis Carroll universe, where (as Humpty Dumpty put it) words mean what people choose they should mean, no more and no less. That may be partly true everywhere, but in the Middle East it's a way of life. Refugees are not refugees, camps are not camps, settlements are not settlements -- and (the most recent perversion) a state is not a state."