Ramzy Baroud, an Arab American journalist writing in Al-Ahram, yet clearly under the malign influence of the Zionist-controlled media, has unpleasant things to say about the Palestinian Rotterdam conference:
Then there were failures of logistics. When I requested the media package in English, I discovered there was none. Only Arabic and Dutch were available. Why hold an international conference if you are not prepared to appeal to an international audience and speak to international media using an international language? I was dumbfounded. Further, the speakers were mostly Palestinians from the occupied territories speaking Arabic. As eloquent as they where in their own language, their fiery words were translated into Dutch only. Neither English nor French were important, apparently.
Moreover, angry speeches of angry sounding Arabic speaking men overshadowed or simply supplanted the contributions of some of the most brilliant and eloquent Palestinian scholars and activists who happen to be in Europe. Female participation was almost non-existent. All in all, a fantastic contribution to stereotyping Arabs, whose culture is readily depicted by the media as male-dominated, inherently angry and innately irrational!