Arab Journos Boycott Obama Roundtable; Won't Sit With Jew
3:37 PM, Jun 5, 2009 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
After Obama's speech in Cairo yesterday, he arranged a roundtable with eight journalists. Yedioth Ahronoth, an Israeli paper, was invited to send a correspondent as were several Arab papers. Nahum Barnea reports (translation):
Lebanon and Syria, two countries that share a common border with Israel, respectively act as a state-sponsor and base for terror against Israel. The reporters from these countries would not even sit in the same room as a Jew -- even after bathing in Obama's healing rhetoric. Other Arab journalists did stay, including a Palestinian, to hear Obama compare Bibi to Nixon. "Only the anti-Communist Nixon could have opened the doors to China," Obama said. Of course, Nixon was also forced to resign.