Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Seamless transfer

Expecting that George Bush's visit to Israel would feature a dogwhistle "gaffe" in which Jerusalem would be formally treated as the capital city (which no country recognises until the city's final status is resolved), the first press release from his trip is intriguingly titled --

President Bush Arrives in Jerusalem
Ben Gurion International Airport
Tel Aviv, Israel

Which leaves open the possibility that they've up with some trickery whereby when one arrives in Tel Aviv, the officially recognised capital, it's actually an arrival in Jerusalem.

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