Everyone’s entitled to their opinion, but even op-eds have to be no less factually accurate than regular news reports. So we have to wonder about the Madison Capital-Times, which gave op-ed space to Jennifer Lowenstein (pictured) for a nasty screed about Israel. Unfortunately, her facts are all wrong.And here's what Jennifer Lowenstein actually wrote:
Among other things, Lowenstein claims Hamas supports a two-state solution while Israel opposes this, then describes as “bizarre” the notion that Hamas should be forced accept a two-state solution. The road map, which Israel and the Palestinian Authority accepted, is premised on a two-state solution.
For those who haven't noticed, Israel opposes a two-state solution. It has been doing everything in its power to prevent a Palestinian state from emerging and will continue to do so as long as it can count on the complicity of its powerful friends and on abundant popular indifference.Now Hamas has clearly said that it will ceasefire for a generation if Israel withdraws from what non-zionists call the occupied territories. It isn't the same as accepting a two state solution and Jennifwer Lowenstein doesn't say that they do. The question is why is a group called Honest Reporting misrepresenting what she actually wrote? It's almost like zionists don't want people knowing the truth. The HR article also implies that Israel does supoort a two state solution and yet such a solution has been within Israel's gift for decades now. So why hasn't it been implemented?
Under such circumstances, it is incumbent upon ourselves to ask why Hamas has therefore been ordered - by Israel and its same powerful friends - to accept "the two-state solution," especially when, unlike Israel, it has stated clearly and repeatedly that it would accept a Palestinian state on the lands occupied by Israel in the 1967 war, the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem. Indeed, all of its key spokespeople have said this.