From Worldnetdaily, Posted: December 12, 20051:00 a.m. Eastern USA, by Joseph Farah ...
I'm still waiting for the international outrage.
I'm still waiting for my colleagues in the news media to jump on the story.
I'm still waiting for Americans to recognize the way the story illustrates the root cause of conflict in the Middle East.
I refer to last week's story of how WND's Jerusalem bureau chief, Aaron Klein, was denied entry to Syria because he is a Jew.
...Why is this story so significant?
Because it so perfectly illustrates why we continue to have conflict in the Middle East between Arabs and Israelis.
This is not a conflict between two sides with legitimate grievances and competing interests. It is a conflict, at its core, between a nation that asks only to live in peace with its neighbors and a racist, hate-filled group of nations and peoples who seek only the destruction, the annihilation, the extermination of all Jews from the Middle East....
...Yes, it may seem like a small development that an American Jewish journalist was denied entry to Syria, while his non-Jewish colleagues and traveling partners were permitted. It is not. It is a huge news story. It puts to the lie the notion that Syria is anything but a terrorist rogue state hell-bent on destroying the only Jewish state in the world.
As ABC Radio talk-host John Batchelor, one of Klein's traveling partners put it: "It's like 1938 all over again." Batchelor did the right thing in response. He refused to enter Syria without his Jewish colleague. He said it was important to show the people of the Middle East we don't countenance bigotry and racism and hatred.
...Today, I'm not sure who inspires more revulsion in my soul – the fascists in Syria, or my media colleagues who pretend this incident never happened.
Joseph Farah is founder, editor and CEO of WND, a nationally syndicated radio talk-show host, and a nationally syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate. His latest book is "Taking America Back." He also edits the weekly online intelligence newsletter Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin, in which he utilizes his sources developed over 30 years in the news business.