NY Times Refers to 'Palestine' as a Country

By Bruce S. Ticker Bruce S. Ticker PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania — A single word jumped out at me from this headline in Saturday’s New York Times: “A D.J.’s Set Outside a Mosque Spurs a Debate on Palestine’s Cultural Identity.” Guess which word. As Robert Preston in The Music Man might literally spell out, ”Ya got trouble, right here in New York City! With a capital “T” and that rhymes with “P” and that stands for PALESTINE!” Editors at The New York Times would be correct, technically, if they argued that there is a Palestine – two of them. We have Palestine, Illinois, population 1,360, and Pales…

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