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U.N. website’s Freudian slip: “Mideast” = “Palestine”

The home page of the U.N.’s news center displays focus sections on a handful of regions, one of which is the Middle East. There one might expect to find special features on the brutal beatings, arrests, and show trials now occurring in Iran, reports about women subjugated in Saudi Arabia, and statements about bloggers and other dissidents arrested and jailed in Egypt and Syria. Guess again: the “Middle East” section, it turns out, is all about Israel — with an endless stream of U.N. reports, resolutions and feature stories about Palestinian suffering from the evil Israelis.  

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