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The Dreaded Lobby Strikes Again

2:24 PM, Sep 25, 2009 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
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Chas Freeman couldn't have said it any better:

The Egyptian candidate who lost a bid to head the U.N. culture and education body after a row over remarks last year that he was ready to burn Israeli books has blamed the United States and Jewish lobby for his defeat....

"The campaign against me in UNESCO was spearheaded in public by the United States, and several European states cooperated," Hosni told the Friday edition of the state-run Al-Akbar.

"There were those playing behind the scenes, and they were the Jewish organizations and lobby who lit a fire of lies against me," he added.

It's always nice when they do their critics the courtesy of proving them right.