Leave it to the U.S. media. Just days before the Arab League summit in Beirut the Washington Post runs an interview featuring Sharon's desire to attend (!) and mistakenly not knowing the different between the Islamic League and the Organization of the Islamic Conference! And the next day the New York Times plays up the Israeli version of history that the Palestinians are now primarily armed and financed by non-Arab Iran! Gee...and some see such a pattern of big media, government and Israeli lobby cooperation and timing that they sometimes talk about "conspiracies".