Wednesday, July 23, 2014

You can't accuse the New York Times of insensitivity to the plight of young people in the Gaza conflict

"Youth Group Stuck in Israel After Flights Are Halted".  Those poor people. I can't believe international media are covering dead Palestinian children when those poor people are suffering more.

in passing

"In Nazareth, thousands of Israeli Arab demonstrators protested on Monday in solidarity with Gaza and clashed with the police. Fifteen protesters were arrested."

Nothing appealed to this terorrist until he joined the terrorist organization

"But after high school, friends said, Mr. Steinberg spent a couple of aimless years attending classes at a college near his home in Los Angeles and working odd jobs. When he arrived in Israel in the summer of 2012, however, he seemed instantly to find his purpose. "

Who speaks for the Palestinians? Israelis of course--at least in the New York Times

This is hilarious.  The Palestinian here speaks: "“Ever since the beginning of the attack in Gaza he has become for a large number of Palestinians a persona non grata, somebody that is not relevant,” Hamed Qawasmeh, a Palestinian activist in the West Bank city of Hebron, said of President Abbas. “As a Palestinian street, now everybody is just talking about the resistance — Hamas, Hamas.” But then the New York Times did not like what he had to say, so they asked an Israeli to speak on his own behalf:  "But Shlomo Brom, director of the program on Israeli-Palestinian relations at Tel Aviv University’s Institute for National Security Studies, said that Mr. Abbas’s role — based on the pact his Palestine Liberation Organization signed with Hamas in April — is the most promising path to lasting change in Gaza."

The Washington Post can't get to call Palestinians Palestinians

"More than 560 people in Gaza, many of them women and children, have been killed"

Their mourners and ours

Look. Israeli mourners of terrorist soldiers get far more coverage in the Times than mourners of Palestinian children.

Serving in Israeli terrorist organization

"Israelis older than 18 are required to serve in their military, so young Americans living in the country with dual citizenship must do so as well. Being conscripted or volunteering for service isn’t illegal under U.S. law." Excuse me? You are telling me that an Arab-American who fights for the Syrian or Hamas Hizbullah or even Egyptian army won't be prosecuted by the US government?

An American "liberal" columnist explains the entire Arab Israeli conflict in simple terms

" In time, Israel could be surrounded by states that would make Hamas seem the soul of moderation. It does not, after all, go in for beheadings and such." 

And yet, the Democratic Party members of Congress are indistinguishable from Republicans on Israel

"But below the surface, America’s Israel-friendly consensus is splitting along the same left-vs.-right fault line that has polarized so many other issues. While support for Israel is overwhelming among Republicans and conservatives, it has been shrinking among Democrats and liberals. “The partisan gap in Mideast sympathies has never been wider,” reports Pew, with 73 percent of Republicans sympathetic to Israel in the ongoing conflict, but just 44 percent of Democrats. Respondents identifying as liberal Democrats were five times as likely as conservative Republicans to sympathize more with the Palestinians. " (thanks Michele)

Not a story for US media

"Israeli rabbi: It’s okay to kill innocent civilians and destroy Gaza"

You know where tunnels were also used??

Warsaw Ghetto

Israeli terrorism

"One can say many things about a military operation that results in more than 75 percent of the dead being civilians, many of them children, aimed at a population trapped in a tiny area with no escape. The claim that there is no intent to kill civilians but rather an intent to protect them is most assuredly not among them. Even stalwart Israel supporter Thomas Friedman has previously acknowledged that Israeli assaults on Lebanon, and possibly in Gaza, are intended "to inflict substantial property damage and collateral casualties"  (thanks Amir)

Israel hits a building where it had urged people to take shelter

Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth)

7/22/14, 8:53 PM
#Israel hits 8-story downtown #Gaza City building where it had urged people to take shelter. It collapses, 13 killed. trib.al/YNQBtT8

The US and Iraq

"The criterion is the same as it has always been for Iraq: Someone who can satisfy U.S. interests however defined. U.S. officials now claim to be unsatisfied with the person that they handpicked for the job, but their real concern is merely that Maliki is more beholden to another foreign country – Iran – rather than to the United States. Performance of state institutions only matters to the United States insofar as it affects its key interests, which have nothing to do with the interests of Iraqis."

Apparently, Syrian regime opponents and supporters also demonstrated for Gaza side-by-side in LA

More children than fighters killed in Gaza

"Israel's offensive in Gaza has 'killed more children than fighters', say human rights groups"

The children in Gaza in shelters

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"America's Israeli Jihadists"

"But in today's America, the support for Israel's oppression of Palestinians is institutional. There will be no closing of US-based charities and NGO's that openly raise tax-free money for Israeli settlers. The IRS will continue to allow this indirect subsidy for hostile activities in contravention of stated US foreign policy (you know, "they're an obstacle to peace"). There will be no effort to "de-radicalize" America's foreign fighters for Israel when they come home. On the contrary, they might even stand a chance of becoming civil servants or elected officials in positions of authority where they can secrete their bias into US policies."

FAA is declared to be anti-Semitic: it is official now

"AIPAC says it's concerned by FAA decision to ban all US commercial flights to Ben Gurion."

Palestinians in Al-Aqsa refuse to accept food donations from UAE

Defenders of Al-Aqsa refuse to touch food donations from UAE government in protest against its complicity in the Israeli war on Gaza.

supporters and opponents of the Syrian regime demonstrate side-by-side for Gaza in Sweden


UN on Israeli and Syrian war crimes

UN on Israeli war crimes: possibly, probably, it could be, not sure, we are looking into it, who knows.
UN on Syrian regime war crimes: certainly, categorically, unequivocally, no question about it, it took us one day to decide.

Read the fine print: before and after criticizing MSNBC coverage of Gaza

(thanks Paul)

According to New York Times, she snuck through the tunnel to attack Israel and was shot by Israeli terrorists

translating Mish`al

Just go to Twitter. I read Arabic news sites on Twitter and they all said that Mish`al said that "we accept a truce".  I go to American Zionist news sources and they post: "we won't accept a truce". 

These words won't be carried tomorrow in the New York Times

Khalid Mish`al said: "our martyrs are civilians and the dead of the Israeli enemy are soldiers."  He should have added: and who is the terrorist?

Ask yourselves

A year from now, or a decade from now, or even a century from now (we will disagree on when Israeli will fall down but it will): how do you think the former victims of Israel will treat their Israeli torturers and killers? And will you judge them when they exact revenge? 

New York Times' Israel bureau chief

So there has been international condemnation for grotesque scenes of Israelis cheering the bombing of women in children in Gaza. Zionist media realized that they have a PR problem on their hand so the bureau chief of the New York Times in Israel took it upon herself to make a contribution to the war service of Israel. Look at this article: it basically says that yes those Israelis do cheer the bombing of Gaza but it is only because they feel pain themselves: "“In the house you feel suffocated,” he added. “So people come here and they relax.”"

The New York Times and its sister publication the Washington Post

Just read the articles on Gaza in both papers yesterday. As if they were replicas of each other. Both printed glowing tributes to the two Americans who joined the Israeli terrorist army, and both printed long articles about funerals and tears for fallen Israeli soldiers. I don't recall reading one article dedicated to funerals and tears of Palestinian victims (non-soldiers) but then again I realized that I had learned in the US that Arabs don't mourn their dead and don't cry and that they use their children as human shields.

unbelievable

Two Americans leave their country, denounce their US citizenship and join a terrorist organization (the Israeli army) and they get lionized in the US press and the Secretary of State issues special tributes to them.  Quite unbelievable.

Read the New York Times today: orders come in to take propaganda for Israel into high gear

It is quite obvious. The New York Times today is basically a propaganda sheet for the terrorist Israeli army. 

Israeli style democracy

A Palestinian who works at Hadassah hospital in Jerusalem was threatened with expulsion because he posted a Facebook comment in which he compared Zionists with Nazis.  Arabs inside 1948 Palestine have been expelled from jobs for posting pictures of Gaza children. The entire plight of Palestinians in 1948 during the war on Gaza has not been of interest to the US media.

by Palestinian artist, Rana Bishara

A French politician asks

It is official: Europe is opposed to the application of international law in Jerusalem

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Watch Israeli terrorist soldiers fleeing in fear, literally

Watch this video of Israeli terrorists feeling in fear of Arabs. (thanks Iskandar)

When facts and images on the ground speak against the Israeli enemy, the US media rush to provide "context"

This article by Anne Barnard from Gaza is the typical method of US media. When the tide of international opinion intensify its condemnation of Israeli terrorism the paper resorts to something that has nothing to do with fact, "analysis" that miraculously manage to make Israel the innocent party.  This is a classic example of the propaganda tricks of US media in covering the Arab-Israeli media. Notice it is not based on facts but on twisting of acts and tons of Zionist contextualization. Thus in the rendering of Barnard, the tunnels of Gaza become a security threat against the nuclear-armed state of Israel.  Furthermore, Ms. Barnard even endorses the strangulation and siege of Gaza simply because of the existence of tunnels (which are a military, economic, and survival necessity).  Look what she says: "Israel says its severe restrictions on what can be brought into Gaza, such as construction materials, are needed because Hamas poses a serious security threat, and the discovery of the tunnels has served only to validate that concern." So the discovery of tunnels validate the ban on food necessities and medical supplies coming to Gaza. And what do you mean by "discovery of tunnels"? The tunnels are not new and there have been tons of articles about them so you should have come out early on in this conflict and say that the very existence of tunnels validate Israeli justifications for war on Gaza and its population.  She then bring up the issue of vote (as if Abbas and the club of US potentates in the region all have votes to back up their actions): "Gazans did not get a vote when Hamas chose to escalate conflict, nor did they when Hamas selected areas near their homes, schools and mosques to fire rockets from the densely populated strip." Yes, the PA did not want to hold elections while Hamas called for them.  The US in fact foiled all elections plans because they learned that they could not buy off the results as they do in other countries. But people did vote for Hamas the last time around AFTER Hamas did all that you accuse it of doing. So this is not some new method or action by the organization.   But wait: she then offers an opinion on Hamas by none other than an adviser to the corrupt and discredit PA (an independent observer indeed):  "“It comes at an exceptionally high price,” said Khaled Elgindy, a fellow at the Brookings Institution and a former adviser to the Palestinian leadership in Ramallah."   There is one final point about this lousy article: I was watching New TV footage from Gaza today and interviews on the streets with average regular people (something that Ms. Barnard can't do because she does not know Arabic) and it struck me: how come the Gazans that are cited in US newspapers are often unrecognizable form the Gazans that I watch on Arabic TV? Where do they find those people? Do they get a list of collaborators with Israel and then they interview them upon recommendation from the Israeli terrorist military? Legitimate questions indeed.

Is UNRWA now providing coordinates for the Israeli terrorist military to bomb, including schools?

From a comrade with an international NGO:
"UNRWA spokesperson tweeted live about two Israeli attacks on one of its schools housing displaced Palestinians (I sent it to you below) And they issued this press release () with details on the name of the school location, date and hours of the attacks. Hours after this press release came out:

Notice that there are no details whatsoever of which school where how many rockets. #fucking_liars"

Read all about it: techniques of Hamas fighters

"One parent reported that terrorists had run at IDF soldiers with a gun in one hand and a baby in the other, "  In fact, I am told that Hamas fighters actually hold a gun in one hand, a baby in another hand, while holding a pet on their shoulder.  Yet, they manage to humiliate the Israeli terrorists in battle. (thanks Emily)

Two-states?

Israeli terrorists killed those children


Names of Gaza martyrs on Rawshah rock in Beirut

Spare me your sympathy for Israel

A few hours interruption in the flights to Ben Gurion Airport, and Western officials and commentators are ready to commit suicide in sympathy on the air.  Do you know how many times Beirut airport was closed down due to Israeli direct bombing? Count it in years, not in months.

Coorection: Richard Engel did NOT criticize Israel

From Mike: "Richard Engel said that? I am impressed
"If you strangle a people, deny them supply, for years, extreme reaction is inevitable. the one begets the other."

Look at the cited article: Engel was retweeting Jon Snow, a British TV announcer."