The following letter appears in today’s Sydney Morning Herald:
I do not believe the “media’s negative coverage” of the Gaza war damaged Israel’s image (“Israel risks isolation after Gaza assault, warns Olmert“, March 24). The distorted image of Israel is simply readjusting according to its long-term actions.
In the same article, Israel is said to have made moves to demolish 100 Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem to make way for new Jewish housing. The removal of one population to make room for another, as defined by the United Nations, is called ethnic cleansing.
James Merhebi Winston Hills