Political commentator Walter Lippmann once remarked: “When distant, unfamiliar and complex things are communicated to great masses of people, the truth often suffers a radical distortion.”
Israel’s democracy can pass this test
January 6, 2006 | Ted Lapkin
TOTAL confusion. Only such a phrase can aptly describe the political impact of Ariel Sharon’s health crisis. The Israeli Prime Minister’s collapse from a massive cerebral haemorrhage injects tremendous uncertainty into a political system that is approaching a general election.
Shock of Sharon
January 6, 2006 | Colin Rubenstein
IT is still unclear whether Ariel Sharon will survive the serious stroke he suffered, but his life as Israel’s Prime Minister would seem to be over.