One has to wonder about just about everyone and everything in the American establishment when it comes to the Middle East. Publications seek advertisers and subscribers and that explains this kind of thing of course. But its actually much worse than that. This is another case where the author, and the publication, know who can help them, and who can hurt them. And that, much more than the realities of Ariel Sharon and what he and his country have done to the Palestinians, explains this misguided and miserably covering-up article.