Your story (Archbishop urges Christians to visit "struggling' Bethlehem) and picture (Hemmed in) on page 1 of the February edition is deeply misleading. The title, the terminology ("... metal gate under the lock and key of the Israeli army,") and the quote from Archbishop Rowan Williams regarding "difficulties of access" all combine to imply that some oppressive Israeli government scheme is underway.
Let me add some clarity and context for your readers: the Israeli action the article implicitly criticizes is the security wall. The reason for the wall (which your article is completely silent on) is the terrorist killing and maiming of men, women and children. The wall has greatly reduced the number of the victims. While it does restrict freedom of movement, this must be balanced against the lives of victims of murder.
Deliberately choosing to leave key information out of the article is very slanted reporting on this situation.
Anthony H. Roy
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|Article Type:||Letter to the editor|
|Date:||Apr 1, 2006|
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