"Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons." Bertrand Russell

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Advanced Semantics - Update

RTE have re-evaluated their reporting of the present Israel-Palestine situation, slightly.


Dear Mr. Good,

RTE reports:

"Israel has given Palestinian militants a two days deadline to release a soldier kidnapped during a pre-dawn raid at an Israeli Army post near the Gaza Strip."

"Israel has denied that 64 Palestinian officials being detained in the West Bank are to be used as bargaining chips in the crisis over the capture of an Israeli soldier."

Israeli detention assures prisoners no more rights than Palestinian captivity.

Why does Israel 'detain' and Palestine 'kidnap'?

Yours sincerely,

The response was (received Friday):

"Fair point. We have put a message in our general mail to this effect.

Michael Good"

Where it was once 'kidnapped' it is now "captured."

A minuscule success, sort of.