My Mideast Punchlines: shambassador…

My former employers Reuters were up to their old tricks again. This time disseminating a story about the Trump administration revoking the visas of the family of a Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) “ambassador” in Washington.

biffAmbassador, Shambassador. The Palestinians do not have a state, so they certainly do not have an embassy. And without one, there cannot be an ambassador.

Terminology matters. Accuracy matters. While the Palestinians may wish to create the impression of a state where one does not exist, it is not for the media to assist in the deception.

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