Torturing the Truth

February 1979
New Republic;2/24/79, Vol. 180 Issue 8, p5
Criticizes the investigative report by "The Washington Post" on allegations of "systematic" Israeli torture of Arab prisoners on the West Bank. Author's claim that this was a case of handout journalism; Story based almost entirely upon two secret cables in 1978 from Alexandra U. Johnson; Johnson's interview of convicted Palestinian terrorists, who, after release from prison, applied for entry into the U.S.; Issues on the credibility of Johnson's sources and of Johnson herself.


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