People are talking about a Times of London story claiming that Barack Obama will base his Middle East foreign policy on the Saudi peace initiative. The Times publishes a “scoop” of this nature on a regular basis, and they are almost always written by someone named Uzi Mahnaimi, the Times‘ Israel correspondent. The problem with Mahnaimi is that he’s not a journalist. He’s a fiction writer. Very little of what he writes turns out to be true. He is well known for this.
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