Sunday, August 24, 2003

E-mail I received from one Avi Flax:

Below is a letter I sent today to the San Francisco Chronicle at


I am writing to protest a piece that appeared on today entitled
"Israel has a long history of attempts to kill leaders of violent groups":

This "article", by an unnamed AP writer, presents out of context only one
side of a very two-sided situation. It also cites numbers from unspecified
"Palestinian medical officials," and it categorizes anyone killed while
resisting arrest as assassinated. No attempt is made to allow Israeli
rebuttal of these Palestinian claims, which are presented as accepted fact.

In the name of honesty, please print a retraction of this "article" and
insist that the AP restore some level of responsibility and balance to
their writing and to journalism as a whole.

Avi Flax