Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Obama double standards

The piece by Elder of Ziyon prompted me to produce this.

LBC's war against Israel

On LBC this morning the antisemite presenter James O'Brien said that
"any person who defends Israel must be classified as a radical extremist exactly like an Al Qaeda or ISIS supporter". 
Also, in every main news report on LBC yesterday evening about the (Hamas) rocket that struck the Shifra hospital in Gaza the newsreader said
"Both Palestinian and Israeli militant extremist groups claimed it was the other side whose rocket struck the hospital"
 As I posted yesterday the British media no longer needs to know what is really happening in Gaza as they can just keep reusing this template:

Monday, July 28, 2014

Saving the British media a lot of effort in their Gaza reporting

In order to save British media editors the effort of any novel reporting over the next few weeks I am pleased to be able to present a  convenient, easily adapted template that can be repeated EVERY day until a ceasefire is imposed on Israel <*for the figures simply refer to the method described here>. In fact, it's the very same one they have been using every day for the last four weeks! And what's really great is that it can be used by newspapers of every political pursuasion because they all know there is no alternative view to present!

Please note the template is the copyright of: The Guardian, Independent, The Sun, The Times, Mirror, Express Mail, Metro, Evening Standard, Telegraph, Socialist Worker, BBC, Sky News, Channel 4 News, ITV News, LBC, CNN, Google news, Yahoo News,.Ny Times, LA Times, ....

And of course below is the "News" that must never be seen by the public at large.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Sun's relentless anti-Israel campaign. Now Jeremy Clarkson supports the MP who wants to kill Israelis

The Sun is now officially, it seems, Hamas's mouthpiece in the UK. Its campaign of hatred against Israel is having a big influence on many otherwise completely uninformed Brits. Following on from my earlier report, the last week has seen the pieces shown here.

Remember that these reports are significant because they are the ONLY information about the conflict the Sun provides. Every day a simple short story - provided by Hamas in Gaza - of Israelis killing Palestinian children, along with the obligatory picture of a crying child. Never the suggestion that the civilian deaths were the responsibility of Hamas's human shield policy or that many of the 'bombings' in Gaza are actually Hamas rockets falling short or secondary explosions of arms caches. But most important is that the Sun has never mentioned any of the following:
  • The thousands of rockets fired against Israeli civilians by Hamas and the fact that Hamas are the elected government of the people
  • That Israel only launched its offensive when Hamas refused to stop firing rockets. 
  • The damage the rockets cause in Israel nor even the deaths and injuries.  
  • The suffering of Israeli civilians, including 2 million children who have had to live in bomb shelters for 4 weeks now. And the complete shut down of normal life in the entire country (including the shut down of all international flights for 3 days).  While almost every day the Sun prints one of the staged photos of a 'suffering Palestinian' it has never once shown Israelis.
  • Israel's relatively low civilian casualty figures are due to the fact that a) the country is living in bomb shelters; and b) it pays for an expensive missile protection system (Iron Dome). 
  • Hamas use of human shields in buildings from which they are firing  and storing rockets 
  • The discovery of rockets in two UNRWA schools and several hospitals, and the fact that UNWRA gave the rockets back to Hamas when they found them.
  • The incredible extent Israel goes to in order to avoid civilian casualties (unlike any other nation in the history of warfare). 
  • The dozens of Israeli soldiers now being sacrificed to avoid Arab deaths because the Israeli Government demands they go house to house to find the tunnels and weapons caches rather than bombing those sites.  These guys are simply young conscripts just out of school.
  • The dozens of terror tunnels that Hamas has built (using billions of aid money from the EU and US) and is now using to mount attacks inside Israel (and was planning to use for a major massacre of Israeli civilians. If Hamas had used the money to build bomb shelters rather than tunnels there would have been no civilian casualties.
  • All Palestinian casualty figures are provided by Hamas or "UN sources in Gaza" who are Hamas affiliates who have always been proven to lie about them. The vast majority of those killed are Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists.
  • The genocidal Jihadist beliefs of Hamas, including their charter which calls for the destruction of Israel and the death of all Jews in the world.
Also remember the Sun never reports on the thousands of people (including mainly Muslims) who are being massacred every week by Muslims in various parts of the world. Only Muslims 'killed by Jews' are of any interest to the Sun. And that attitude is now reflected across the whole of the UK (yet another mass anti-Israel demo was held in London today).

But if you think all of that is bad just look at what the Sun columnists have to say. In today's issue Jeremy Clarkson came out in strong support for antisemitic LibDem MP David Ward who said he would fire rockets at Israeli if he lived in Gaza. Clarkson says he would want to do the same thing.

Jeremy Clarkson column, The Sun 26 July: He would want to kill Israelis if he lived in Gaza
This follows on from this disgraceful column earlier in the week by Louise Mensh. She is adamant that Israel has NO right to defend itself because (at the time of writing) only two Israeli civilians had died. Her disgust in this conflict is restricted to Jews defending themselves and she promotes the complete lie that the Palestinians of Gaza hate Hamas, citing "a reputable pollster in the region". Well it is true that only 75% voted for Hamas in the one election they had, but the most recent 2014 Pew survey (which really is reputable) found that 93% of Palestinians hated Jews (yes that is Jews not just Israelis).

And it is that hatred of Jews which is driving the world-wide frenzy of Israel hatred and love of the terrorists of Hamas.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Obama is trying to destroy Israel

The US FAA (under instruction from the State Department) has banned all US flights to Israel and has now forced all airlines to do the same (leaving El Al as the only airline flying in and out). By doing this Obama is demonstrating his power to destroy Israel's economy if they do not surrender to his demands to appease Hamas (update: Hamas is celebrating its "great success"). This comes on top of a series of decisions made in the last few days designed to show the extent to which the US is now supporting Israel's enemies. These include:
Daniel Greenfield's article today says it all, including what Israel needs to do.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Where are the anti-American demonstrations?

In a routine and typical operation yesterday a US drone killed 11 Taliban 'militants' in Pakistan.  Pakistan is some 8000 miles from the nearest part of the USA and, as despicable as the Taliban are, they have never fired a single rocket at a US city. Nor has the Taliban yet managed to dig tunnels under the oceans so that their fighters can climb through to massacre civilians on US soil. But it was still the right thing for the USA to do as presumably most sensible people believe because the very little media coverage this type of operation gets in the West is universally positive.

So can anybody explain to me why, when Israel kills terrorists who are next to and within its own borders (and launching 200 rockets a day at civilians and coming through tunnels across the border to murder) the entire western world is in a frenzy and holding violent anti-Israel demonstrations (and PS to everybody reporting on the demonstrations they are NOT 'pro-Palestinian'  - the people on those marches make it very clear their only concern is the same one as Hamas, i.e. the destruction of Israel).

Thursday, July 17, 2014

How many casual antisemitic incidents like this are going unreported in London?

Following on from this incident on Tuesday we just heard the following:

Our local Chemist (who is Indian and definitely not Jewish) has - outside his shop - containers for the various free newspapers. One holds the Jewish News (and has done for many years even though there are not that many Jews in the area).  He just told us that earlier in the week a man, who had never been to the shop before, came in screaming and swearing abuse demanding to know why he was stocking the Jewish News. The man then took every single copy of the paper saying he was going to get rid of them. The chemist told us about the incident because he knows we are Jewish, but did not report it to the Police even though he found the incident very intimidating.

Maybe the man had been reading the anti-Israel incitement in the Sun over the last 2 weeks.

Britain's top selling newspaper the Sun is stirring up the anti-Israel frenzy (updated)

See 26 July update to this story.

The UK has now become the kind of place where Jews walking in the centre of London are accosted by mobs of Muslim antisemites - protected by the police - raging against Israel. It is the place where the average person knows absolutely nothing about foreign affairs but is certain that "Israel is an apartheid state that murders Palestinians for fun". And the average person who is toally unaware of the hundreds of thousands of civilians murdered by Islamists in dozens of countries in the last two years, somehow knows the names of individual Palestinian children 'murdered by Israel'.

To understand how Britain got this way in a such a short time you need to know the role of the Sun newspaper and not just the BBC. Plenty of people know about - and even complain - of the anti-Israel bias at the Guardian and the Independent. But those 'high-brow' newspapers have minuscule readership compared to the populist Sun - by far Britain's largest circulation newspaper. Ever since James Murdoch (known to have none of his father Rupert's sympathies with Israel) took over the reins of News Corp Europe and Asia, and the Saudis (in the form of Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal) and other Arabs bought a significant share of the company the supposedly 'conservative' Sun has done far more to deligitimize Israel than all the others newspapers combined.
First of all you have to understand that the Sun is a newspaper that - like the average Brit -  'does not do foreign affairs'. Now, if it really stuck to that philosophy I would not be writing this article. Unfortunately, the exception to its no foreign affairs rule is when Israel responds to terrorist attacks and rockets. Whereas the BBC and Guardian will follow the rules here and present a biased ant-Israel slant, if you read far enough into their reports you will at least find some context for what they are reporting.  As these articles from the last 4 days show (and the previous week was no different)  the Sun gives only the Palestinian narrative. The articles are not long. But what they write is all that the average Brit will ever know about the conflict. The Sun has never once given any indication of the rocket attacks and their scale against Israel or when the firing started.

Daniel Greenfield has written a great article about how the Western media and diplomats saved Hamas and Caroline Glick has written superbly about how the more genocidal the Palestinians become the more the Western media and elites sympathise with them and demonize Israel. The Sun has never been part of the narrative they describe, but the damage it is doing through its lies and omissions is immense.

See posts here, here, and here for examples of previous anti-Israel bias in the Sun.

Update: I have submitted the following formal complaint to the Press Complaints Commission:

The article today (17 July) is simply the culmination of two weeks of articles covering the Gaza crisis in which each day the Sun has published a short article with anti-israel bias and gross inaccuracy. Effectively the Sun has become the UK spokesman for Hamas and its coverage has played a role in whipping up an anti-israel anti-semitic frenzy which has led to violence and attacks on Jews in London. Never once has the Sun explained the context of the conflict which was started when Hamas fired hundreds of rockets into Israel. Never once has the Sun described the unbelievable suffering of 5 million Israelis living in bombshelters (80% of the population) while every one of their cities is attacked. Never once has the Sun informed its readers of the simple fact that there would be no attacks on Gaza if the Hamas government there stopped firing rockets at Israeli cities. The Sun has simply taken the word of Hamas spokesmen in Gaza on casualties, without ever stating Israel's policy of never targeting civilians and without ever stating Hamas policy of using civilians as human shields.
I cite the most recent 4 articles (see web link for scans of all the articles):
  • The article on 14 July ("Troops in as Gaza death toll hits 168") has a staged photo to whip up emotions and not a single mention of any of the 400 rockets against all major Israeli cities the previous day. Also unquestioning acceptance of Palestinian casualty  figures provided by Hamas (in fact the vast majority of deaths were NOT civilian and most civilian deaths have been caused by Hamas rockets landing short) or by civilians used as human shields.
  • The article on 15 July 2014 ("27 Brits saved from Gaza hell") contains another staged emotional photo provided by Hamas. Not a mention of the hundreds of rockets against Israel that fell on that day a complete lie at the end saying that neither side agreed to the ceasefire. Israel agreed to it several hours before the Sun went to print and stopped all attacks. It was Hamas who refused the ceasefire.
  • The article on 16 July 2014 ("Gaza truce fails") contains just 18 totally misleading words to describe a day on which only Israel observed the ceasefire and Hamas fired 300 rockets including one which killed an Israeli aid worker.
  • The article on 17 July which begins “Four young boys were killed by an Israeli gunboat yesterday as they played football on a beach in Gaza” is essentially a blood libel. In fact Israel denies any such gunboat attack. The only thing certain – and the Sun fails to mention it – is that the children were playing in an area directly where Hamas were firing rockets. Why were children there? Their death is a tragedy but only Hamas is to blame. Israeli children across the whole of Israel are not allowed to go to the beach because of the Palestinian rockets directed at them.
The Sun has not acknowledged my complaints to the editor.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Today in London my best friend's wife was assaulted by Muslim anti-Israel demonstrators

Don't be a Jew in London. Note the antisemites' banners are prepared by the Socialist Party

The UK's anti-Israel frenzy knows no bounds. My best friend's wife "Charlotte" (a 5 feet tall 57-year old lady who wants this story publicised but wishes to remain anonymous) was surrounded and assaulted by several Muslim anti-Israel fanatics in the middle of Oxford Street in broad daylight. She was shopping there when the demonstrators came marching down the road shouting "Free Free Palestine and Zionists murderers". The photos she took here are from just before the assault (next bit is an update to the original posting). Charlotte (who is a proud Jew) said:
"As they passed by with their disgusting chants I said 'Why are the Palestinians firing rockets at my daughter in Tel Aviv?' At that point they cried out "get her" and several of them left the march and came on to the pavement. They surrounded me, pushing and yelling Jew/Zionist/murderer/thief. One of them stole my phone, but a steward who witnessed what happened was able to recover it 5 minutes later. I was shaking and my neck now hurts. It was awful for me - how is this possible in Oxford Street in 2014?"
Bizarrely, the demonstrators were marching from the BBC building in Regent Street where they had been demanding an end - would you believe - to the BBC's "pro-Israel bias" (update: Daphne Anson has a report on the demo). The police have now allowed 4 violent anti-Israel demonstrations in central London in the last 2 weeks and another massive one is planned for Saturday****. That one is being led by the "Stop the War Campaign" - ironic given that it is the Palestinians today who decided that they did not want to stop the war under any conditions after Israel agreed to a ceasefire. Also ironic given that the "Stop the War Campaign" (which was originally set up to oppose the war in Iraq) has not managed to hold a single demonstration against the war in Syria (200,000 dead in 3 years), the current one in Iraq (100,000 dead in the last 6 months) or the myriad of other conflicts around the world where Islamists are murdering people every day in the name of their religion.

In 1943 - when the extermination of 6 million Jews was in full swing - a handful of Jews in the Warsaw ghetto refused to be willingly taken to the gas chambers and mounted a resistance against the German army that lasted 3 weeks before they were all killed. Now imagine if during the time of the  Warsaw ghetto uprising thousands of Nazis took to the streets of London every day (supported by the entire British media) and demanded that the Jews of the Warsaw ghetto be destroyed for daring to resist the Nazis. That is exactly what the current anti-Israel frenzy feels like and the analogy is not at all far fetched. The Palestinians - like the Nazis who they so admire - have made it very clear that they will not stop their terrorism until every Jew is dead; for daring to resist that the Israelis are cast as the Nazis while the antisemitic media - fed a pack of lies by the well mobilised Islamist-Socialist alliance -  showers its sympathy on the Palestinians casting them in the role of the persecuted Jews (even though Palestinian officials acknowledge that their missile offensive that began last month is a crime against humanity).

The world has turned upside down.

Update: How the Sun is stirring up the anti-Israel frenzy.

****Typical of the demos was this one outside the Israeli embassy where the demonstrators blocked the main street for hours and climbed on to a bus;  the Police never seem intervene and never make arrests. yet as I reported here when 800 (mainly Jews) wanted to hold a vigil outside the embassy in memory of the murdered Israelis teenagers the Police did not allow us to stand on the pavement in the main road outside the embassy - we were instead herded into a tiny side street.  This is a phenomenum I have reported on several times in the past (see e.g. here, here, and here)

Update: More pictures (but not especially interesting) from the demo here.

Update: How many casual antisemitic incidents like this one are going unreported in London?

More pictures from the anti-Israel demo

 Following on from this report here are some more of the photos.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

UK Media follows the script: blames Israel for Hamas breaking ceasfire

Within hours of my article on the proposed ceasefire the Palestinians and the media adhered exactly to what I had written. Hamas and Islamic Jihad fired 50 rockets into Israel after Israel accepted the ceasefire and the media was quiet on this until Israel responded, at which point it was blamed for breaking the ceasefire. These headlines (both with photos and captions of "explosions in Gaza" are currently what is showing on the BBC and Sky front pages. You have to dig deep into the stories to discover that "Israeli sources claim ... rockets were fired during the truce". Meanwhile the Guardian whent much further in pinning the blame on Israel.

The BBC headline "Israel hits Gaza as truce bid fails" links to this article which actually has the headline "Gaza conflict: Israel restarts air strikes amid rocket fire". The Sky Headline
"Israel resumes airstrikes as truce bid fails" links to this article. In response I submitted the following comment:
The Palestinians broke the ceasefire by firing 50 rockets before Israel finally responded. Obviously according to Sky the Palestinians have no responsibility for their actions.
The comment was rejected.

Just like my ceasefire text, I really, really want my  Rules and Guidelines for Westerners reporting on the Middle East  to be simply satire. But with each passing day it seems to be closer and closer to reality.

I have already made formal complaints to the BBC and Sky (others are on to the Guardian).

Update: An hour after I saw the Sky report I noticed they actually changed some of the wording in the article (but not the headline). Specifically
"Israel's airstrikes have resumed in the Gaza Strip after Palestinian militants reportedly fired rockets at the country." 
has now been changed to the more accurate:
"Israel's airstrikes have resumed in the Gaza Strip after Palestinian militants rejected a proposed ceasefire and fired dozens of rockets at the country." 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Breaking News: The proposed ceasfire text

Apparently Netanyahu has accepted the terms of the Egyptian mediated ceasfire set to start Tuesday 15 July.

I can exclusively reveal the actual text (which is remarkably similar to that of the Nov 2012 ceasefire text):


Understanding Regarding Ceasefire in Gaza Strip

a. Israel shall stop all hostilities on the Gaza Strip land, sea and air including incursions and targeting of individuals. Israel shall also stop all actions in the West Bank and against any neighbouring country. Israel shall release all Hamas prisoners.

b. One of the 38 different Palestinian terrorist factions shall stop all hostilities from the Gaza Strip against Israel for at least 30 minutes. The other 37 terrorist factions may continue firing rockets and mortars at will.

c. The ceasefire does not apply to any of the 68 terrorist groups now launching attacks from the Sinai, nor the 53 different terrorist groups launching attacks from Lebanon and Syria. It does, however, apply to any Israel response to those attacks.

 d. The international media shall apply a complete blackout on reporting of any firing by Palestinians or other Jihadists into Israel. When Israel finally responds after the 10,000th rocket has landed the media must immediately report that Israel has broken the ceasefire.

e. Israel must supply food, medicine and energy to all of Gaza, without payment.

f. Iran, Syria and Qatar must provide increasingly sophisticated weapon systems and missiles to each of the 38 terrorist organisations in Gaza so that in 6-12 months time Hamas  will be able to start a new war with greater capabilities than ever before.

g. The EU and US must provide an extra 100 billion dollars in aid to Hamas to rebuild Gaza of which 50 billion will be spent on weapons and tunnels, and the rest on indoctrinating children to want nothing more than to kill Jews.

Rules for using photographs (Gaza, Pallywood)

The Rules and Guidelines for Westerners reporting on the Middle East has now been updated with the following mandatory rules on using photographs:

Rule 8 (Using photographs)
Photo and caption from today's Telegraph

Typical photos used to 'prove' Israeli aggression against children

See also alternative spin on this.

Latest example.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Iron Dome and Deja Vu

While the Iron Dome is proving a remarkably effective defensive shield, it is worth recalling the article below I wrote about it on 20 November 2012. Less than 2 years after that conflict everything is repeating itself (down to the detail of Obama trying to stop Israel getting the job done) with the only exception being that both the number, range and accuracy of rockets from Gaza has increased significantly. And that is why my criticism of the very rationale of the Iron Dome is even more valid today than it was then. The more Israel depends on purely defensive systems like this, the greater will be the frequency and scale of assaults from Gaza (and now also Lebanon). Oh and by the way if you want to see what the terms of the ceasefire will be this time then you do not need to wait because here is how I called it the last time.

Iron Dome: short-term benefit, long-term catastrophe (written 20 Nov 2012)

Israel's 'Iron Dome' system has performed remarkably well in intercepting about 30% of the 2000 rockets launched from Gaza in the last two weeks. But as a long-term 'deterrence' mechanism it is a total catastrophe for Israel. Apart from the incredible expense - and the fact that the number of rockets that still get through ensure that daily life is no less disrupted - putting your faith in a system like this is an acceptance of permanent cowering of an entire state to a bunch of terrorists.

No other country in the world would accept, even in principle, the concept of the Iron Dome as a long term defence/deterrent, because no other country in the world would accept a situation where it is subjected to continuous unprovoked rocket attacks from a bullying neighbour. Don't believe me? Then read the following from a commenter on Debbie Schlussel's blog this evening:

“Back in mid-June, during the great Paris weapons show, the Rafael pavilion was absolutely the busiest around, and everybody wanted to look at the new, exciting, Iron Dome system, the greatest achievement in rocket defense ever. But by the end of the show, Rafael hadn’t made a single sale. The Arrow sold well, other systems did great – Iron Dome wasn’t moving. So they contacted their big clients, the serious ones, and asked what gives. And those clients told them no one except Israel has any use for these things. Because in any normal, sane country, if some hooligans were to start targeting civilians with rockets – the army would go and kill them.”

The Obama administration is right now trying to force Israel to stop a ground invasion with the promise of an extra 250 million dollars to pay for more Irone Dome batteries. This is the ultimate indication that Obama believes Israel has to simply allow the Islamist bully to carry on doing what the Islamist bully does best while Israel has to pay for the privilege of only being struck by 140 rockets a day rather than 200. This is back to the mentality of living in a ghetto under the Nazis. Obama is going to 'allow' Israel to have a half-baked defensive capability but no offensive capability. That's like allowing your 'friend' to wear a gum shield to protect him from the school bully but not allowing him to wear boxing gloves.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Rules and Guidelines for Westerners reporting on the Middle East

This is an update of an old post of mine that is always worth repeating when Israel is under attack. It is the rule book issued to all members of the Western media corps (in fact, whereas these were intended only as guidelines, several news outlets including the BBC, CNN, Sky News, the Sun, Guardian, Independent, Times, have taken them so literally that I have had to issue formal complaints of plagiarism):

Rule 1 (Rocket attacks against Israel)

The rule here is simple: Never report on any rocket attacks against Israel (also note: there is no Israeli town called Sderot). The are only two exceptions to this rule:
  1. If Israel eventually attempts to stop the rocket fire. In that case you can lead with a major story reporting that Israel has launched a massive attack against Palestinian civilians and you can include the following statement at the end of your 26 page report:
    "The Israelis claim that their attack was in response to home made rocket attacks from Gaza/Lebanon.”
  2. If (as is very common) the rockets fall short (or explode before being launched) and hence cause casualties in Gaza, then you must write a major report with the headline "Israeli attack kills X civilians in Gaza"  (where the number X is determined by Rule 2 below).
Also note the following:
  • If you are forced to mention Hamas and/or Hizbollah rockets (many of which are powerful long range missiles provided by Iran and Syria) you must refer to them using the terms: "home made",  "harmless", and "nothing more than fire crackers". 
  • You may also say things like "rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome system" so that it is not even clear that rockets were fired or by whom. However, if you do mention the Iron Dome system ensure you say that it is an "American supplied system" even though it was actually funded, designed and built by Israel (Rafael Advanced Defence Systems)
  • Never refer to the fact that the missiles cause deaths, injuries, and major damage in Israel and require several million people in Israel to stay in shelters for hours and days on end.

Rule 2 (Arab casualties)

If there is any incident either in Israel or near its borders in which there are claims of Arab casualties you must write a report with the following headline:
“Israelis kill X Arab civilians including Y children”
For the numbers X and Y simply choose the highest figures from the following sources:
  • Hamas
  • Hezbollah
  • The Palestinian Authority
  • Islamic Jihad 
  • Syrian State Television
  • Al Jazeera
  • Any person within 20 miles of the incident who is wearing a kaffiya or a Burka.
You do not need to state the source of your claim. In the unlikely event that an Israeli spokesman claims either a different figure, that the 'victims' were armed terrorists, or that the incident simply did not happen you may end your report with the following:
“An Israeli spokesman claimed, without evidence, that they ‘acted in self-defence’.
Note that there are certain circumstances where Arab deaths from violence should not be reported at all. This is when Arabs themselves openly claim to be the killers. This applies, for example, in the following cases:
  • Mass slaughter in fighting between different rival groups (Shia v Sunni, Hamas vs PA, Hamas vs Al Qaeda, PA vs Islamic Jihad etc)
  • Where the victims are accused of being Israeli collaborators
If news of these killings does leak out into the Western media then simply write a brief statement including the words:
“The underlying cause of the violence was the oppressive Israeli occupation”
Any claims of deaths of Israelis during such incidents can be assumed to be false and hence ignored.

Rule 3 (Demographics)

Remember the following important demographics in any report, especially relating to casualties:
  • Every Palestinian, especially every member of Hamas and Islamic Jihad, is a civilian. Those who produce suicide videos armed with machine guns vowing to kill as many Jews as possible are simply civilians forced by the Israeli occupation into becoming ‘militants’. 
  • Any Palestinian under the age of 26 is a child.
  • Any Palestinian under the age of 16 is a baby.
  • Any Palestinian over the age of 32 is a grandfather/grandmother.
  • Any Palestinian with any type of injury (including especially Hamas terrorists injured when launching attacks against Israel) is disabled.
  • Every building in Gaza is either a Hospital, School, Mosque, or a house filled excusively with women and children.
  • There are no Israeli ‘civilians’ and certainly no Israeli ‘children’. They are just soldiers or settlers.
  • Palestinian cities and towns are refugees camps.
  • Israeli cities and towns are settlements.

Rule 4 (Terrorist attacks)

If Israelis are killed in a terrorist attack, then treat this as an opportunity to take a vacation from reporting.

However, you should immediately return from your vacation if it is discovered that an Israeli family in Jerusalem is planning to build an extra bedroom to accommodate their new baby. In that case you should write a story with the headline
Israelis destroy chance of peace by announcing new West Bank settlement plans. 
At the end of the article you can use the following statement:
An Israeli government spokesman claimed that the settlement plans were in response to what they claimed was a ‘terrorist attack’. 
The only exceptions to this rule are as follows:
  • In the event of a suicide bombing you may interview the suicide bomber’s family and write a sympathetic piece stating how the bomber was a loving family person driven to his/her actions by the Israeli occupation. Be careful to refer to the actual suicide bombing only in vague abstract terms, never mentioning the victims or their families.
  • In the event of a particularly brutal terrorist attack, such as the slaughter of an entire family in their home in which a baby is decapitated, you can, if news of the attack reaches outside Israel, write a brief report with the following words:
“Although the Israelis claim that a terrorist attack occurred at X, it is more likely to have been the result of a disgruntled Thai worker, Jewish militants intent on sparking anti-Arab violence, or simply a family dispute. ”

Make sure you never mention the widespread celebrations that take place throughout the Palestinian territories. Instead you should quote a Palestinian Authority spokesman, who having just led the celebrations with proclamations such as "This will be the fate of all Jews" in Arabic tells you in English that the Palestinian Authority do not approve of the attack as it damages their cause, and that in any case such actions are the natural response to the Israeli occupation.
Rule 5 (Terminology)
  • The word ‘terrorist’ must never be used except when referring to Jewish residents of the West Bank accused of acting provocatively in the presence of an Arab.  
  • Any Arab in a combat zone is unarmed if they are not carrying a mobile missile launcher.  Any kind of guns, knives, swords, rocks, sticks or heavy metal items are, as a matter of course carried by unarmed Arabs since it is part of their cultural heritage.
  • In any report you must insert the word “settler” after the word “Israeli”, unless it is known that they live outside of Central Tel Aviv, in which case you must add the word “fanatical” before “Israeli”. 
  • When mentioning the name of any Israeli city or town (i.e. settlement) you must also include the words occupied territory.
  • When mentioning any Israeli politician you must insert the word “hardline”, “extremist”, or “right-wing” before their name (if in doubt it is best to insert all three words).
  • In any report about Palestinians use the following words: “authentic”, “welcoming”, “poor”.
  • When mentioning any Palestinian politician you must insert the word “moderate” before their name, even if they are a leader of Hamas.
  • Be especially careful when referring to Arab-Israelis. If an Arab-Israeli is killed in a Palestinian terrorist attack, or in a cross border shooting/rocket attack then you must refer to them as "Palestinian" (but be careful not to mention who caused the killing). In other circumstances you must refer to them as Israelis to ensure that nobody knows that there are Arab-Israeli citizens prominent and represented in all strata of Israeli society.
Rule 6 (Ethics and Morality)
  • Israel is the only country in the world that must behave with absolutely perfect ethics and morality in every single aspect of public and private life. Hence, even the smallest deviation from perfection (such as if you can find an Arab worker earning less than a Jewish worker, or an Arab rioter being manhandled by a policeman) can be treated as a major news story.
  • Arab countries, and especially the Palestinians, do not have to abide by any rules of morality or ethics at all. Hence, institutional antisemitism, violence, child abuse, racism, sexism, indoctrination of children, and the fact that 99.99% of the population dreams of massacring every Jew in the world are all examples of acceptable cultural behaviour and so must never be reported (doing so will result in you being disciplined for Islamaphobia or for being a Zionist stooge).
Rule 7 (Geography and Religion)

  • Never look at a map of the whole Middle East. That way you will never have to reveal that Israel is less than the size of Wales or New Jersey surrounded by Muslim countries with a land mass over a thousand times as large.
  • Although you can refer to the fact that 20% of Israel's population are Arabs you should only do so if you include the words "oppressed minority", "abused", "underclass", "impoverished".
  • Never ask why over 50% of Israel’s Jewish population appears to have dark or even black skin. This might otherwise force you to reveal that not all Israeli Jews are of European/American origin and that they are actually native Middle Eastern and Ethiopian. 
  • Never ask why there are 0 Jews living in Gaza, 0 Jews living in the PA occupied part of the "West Bank", 0 Jews living in Jordan, 0 Jews living in Syria (down from 16,000 in 1947), 0 Jews living in Iraq (down from 200,000 in 1940), 0 Jews living in Algeria (down from 150,000 in 1940), 0 Jews living in Libya (down from 50,000 in 1940), 0 Jews living in Lebanon (down from 10,000 in 1940),  30 Jews living in Egypt (down from 100,000 in 1940), 2000 Jews living in Morocco (down from 270,000 in 1940) , 0 Jews living in Saudi Arabia, etc. Do, however, say that Israel's policies make it an apartheid state committed to ethnic cleansing of all Arabs.
  • Never ask why Israel is the only country in the Middle East whose Christian population is expanding.
  • Never ask why Jerusalem is mentioned over 600 times in the Old Testament and 0 times in the Koran. Do, however, refer at least once in every report to the fact that Jerusalem is sacred to Muslims.
Rule 8 (Using photographs)

Rule 9 (Speaking to the natives)

Never interview an Israeli Jew (Israeli Arabs, especially those belonging to the Islamic Movement can be used instead).  The only exceptions to this rule are:
  • Haaretz reporters
  • Anti-Zionist academics, writers, politicians and lawyers 
  • Amos Oz
  • Any recent American Jewish immigrant living in the West Bank who uses Biblical quotations every other sentence.
To ensure this rule is adhered to it is safest to simply never speak to any Israeli Jew. Hence, make sure that whenever your are in Israel you either stay in the (Arab) American Colony Hotel Jerusalem or are hosted by a member of the Palestinian Authority or a person with a Haaretz press pass.

Rule 10 (Peace activists)

Any non-Arab in the region who is involved in violent anti-Israel activities is a peace activist. If such a person dies under any circumstances then you must state before any evidence is produced that this person “was killed by Israeli troops”. You must also put out an urgent call to all journalists in the world to write about nothing else for the next 7 days. Also contact every playwright to request a play dedicated to this martyr of the Palestinian cause.

Rule 11 (Arabic speeches)

Never use the services of an Arabic translator to find out what Arab leaders and clerics are telling their own people, as in “We will not rest until every Jew is dead”. This will ensure you do not have to waste time telling readers that they have directly contradicted what they told you in English (as in “We want peace with Israel”). It will also save you having to explain (or even report) that wild anti-Semitic conspiracy theories are believed by 99.999% of all Arabs. A simple rule of thumb is the following:
Any statement X made to you by an Arab in English is to be treated as unimpeachable truth. Any statement Y made by an Arab in Arabic that contradicts X, can be treated as false and hence ignored.
In the unlikely event that news of the translation gets into the main stream media you simply have to report that the translation is the work of MEMRI – a Zionist organisation dedicated to mis-translation to make Arabs look like anti-Semitic, homophobic, misogynistic psychopaths. If, even after that, the translation is proved to be accurate then you can simply say that the statement was "theatrical rhetoric which was never supposed to be meant literally".

Rule 12 (Israeli evidence)

Be aware that in most major stories where you are able to cast Israel as the devil incarnate, the Israelis subsequently produce hard evidence (videos, documents, etc) that prove they were not guilty of the claims that had been made. In such cases there is no need to report this evidence. However, if you wish to remind readers of the original story you can include the following words at the end:
“Israel has claimed that some of these accusations are not true, but sources cast doubt on the authenticity of the Israeli evidence”.

Rule 13 (Tactics of War)

  • Targeted assassinations of terrorists carried out by Israelis are, under all circumstances, heinous war crimes. When reporting such crimes always use the words widespread international condemnation and invoke the spectre of  a UN Security Council resolution. Never mention that the assassination was carried out with such careful planning and skill that no civilian was harmed during the operation. Also never mention the direct threat the terrorist posed to Israel, nor the Israelis previously killed by the terrorist.
  • Targeted assassinations of terrorists carried out by any country other than Israelis are, under all circumstances, causes for jubilation. When reporting such crimes always use the words widespread international support although you can include the words "concern expressed by some Muslim militants". Never mention the fact that, unlike assassinations carried out by Israelis, dozens of innocent civilians were also killed. Also never mention the fact that the terrorist did not pose a direct threat to the country carrying out the attack.
  • Never mention the fact that in Palestinian suicide terrorist attacks, children are always specifically targeted. Just stress that such attacks are the inevitable result of the 'occupation' and 'poverty'.
  • The total blockading of a country's borders and carpet bombing of its cities by nations from the other side of the world   (as in, e.g.  Libya) is a highly commendable tactic even though the country poses no threat to its neighbours. Stress the tyrannical nature of the regime being bombed (and do not remind readers that 6 months earlier you were telling them what a wonderful reformer their leader was) and never remind readers about the civilians living there (who mostly hate the regime)
  • The blockading of Gaza's sea border to stop weapons deliveries, and the targeted bombing of its terror facilities by its neighbour (Israel) who the Gazans have shelled indiscriminately, is a heinous war crime, that must be the subject of multiple UN resolutions, enquiries, and 'peace' flotillas.  Never mention the tyrannical nature of the Hamas regime but focus only on the civilians living there (without mentioning that they support the regime and all rejoice in the deaths of Israeli citizens). You should also point out the 'hypocrisy of the West' in not imposing a no-fly zone on Israel.

Rule 14 (Peace Partners)

Under no circumstances ever mention that the Hamas Charter calls for the death of all Jews and cites the Protocols of the Elders of Zion for its inspiration. Similarly, never mention that, even after the Oslo accords, the Palestinian Authority has never renounced its own charter calling for the destruction of Israel and that every one of its leaders openly seeks the destruction of the Jewish State.

Rule 15  (The Final Option)

If you have any doubt about the content of a story, or if you simply cannot be bothered to write anything yourself, then simply copy and paste whatever Al Jazeera is saying on its website.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Five "Palestinian victims"

The whole of Israel is under attack and the world does not give a damn. If you hear any mention of it all in the western media they will talk about "Palestinian victims". And the numbers they speak about will certainly include these 5 terrorists who attacked a kibbutz in Israel today by sea:


As reported here:
IDF units intercepted a Hamas commando terrorist team seeking to infiltrate Israel from the sea at Zikim beach on Tuesday, killing five.The infiltrators from Gaza were detected by Navy arena controllers. The terrorists were seen heading for the IDF's command and control post at Erez. They opened fire upon setting foot on the beach. Several IDF units engaged them, shooting and killing the terrorists. Searches are ongoing for additional terrorists.

One soldier was lightly injured in the exchange of fire.
See also Daniel Greenfield's article: The Myth of Israeli Collective Punishment

"A society that is too moral to protect itself is immoral because it is incapable of protecting the sources of its morality"

Daniel Greenfield perfectly sums up Israel's current predicament. Weighed down by the burden of morality not shared by any of its multitude of enemies it is allowing those enemies to run riot without any serious attempt to stop it even in the short term. A non-stop barrage of rockets that is imprisoning over a million people in southern Israel in bunkers (and causing extensive damage) and attacks on Jews across country by gangs of Arab rioters and terrorists.

In taking the moral high ground of refusing to robustly defend the country, Netanhyahu appears to have given in to the demands of Obama, left-wing politicians and of course the ever threatening  judiciary system that is increasingly dominated by anti-Zionists. If he thinks this approach will result in less hostility to Israel and greater understanding of Israel's position he should try looking at the international news media today: it has completely ignored all the missiles and the violence against Jews and has focused its rage against Israel with the highly questionable story of an "Arab-American youngster beaten up by Israeli police".

Monday, July 07, 2014

Football Jihad: who's who in the new battle ground (updated)

Updated 12 July 2014 (The Messi picture is almost certainly a fake - the others are definitely not)

The campaign to demonize Israel is relentless and operates, as I have reported for years on this blog, not just in politics and the media, but in art, cinema, theatre, and sport. Anti-Israel activists - operating under the guise of being 'pro-Palestinian' - prey especially on the ignorant in society who easily believe the lies told to them. One example of such a group being increasingly targeted are professional footballers, because an anti-Israel message from them can have instant worldwide impact. Hence, there has been a steadily increasing number of footballers taking part in what I call the 'football jihad' - and they are by no means all Muslims. The non-Muslims are typical of the ignorant youngsters you see at any university meeting or rally protesting against Israel - with their Hamas supporting T-shirts and kaffiyas, repeating unquestioningly the same lies told to them.

I have decided to maintain a log of these footballer and (as per my log of anti-Israel charities) I have awarded a number of Arafats (rather than stars) to each (where 5 Arafats is the worse possible). The list - ordered by the fame of the player - is by no means exhaustive but will be updated over time.

Christiano Ronaldo
Portuguese world superstar (Real Madrid and formerly Man Utd). Typical brainwashed non-Muslim bigot supporter of Hamas terrorists in Gaza. Even refused to exchange shirts with Israeli players. However, he actually attracted the wrath of the antisemites by tweeting to say he was in 'Israel' instead of 'Palestine' before the match where he refused to exchange shirts.

Mezut Ozil
Star with Arsenal and Germany who performs a recitation of the Qur'an on the pitch before every match. Being a good Muslim he sportingly declined to shake hands with a FIFA official because of the official's support for Israel. On the day after Hamas - who rule Gaza - broke a ceasfire by firing 50 rockets into Israeli civilian areas (having already fired 2000 rockets the previous week bringing every Israeli citizen under fire) Ozil announced that he was donating his $600,000 World Cup winning prize money from the tournament to Gaza (i.e. to Hamas).

Former Brazilian world player of the year. Proud to be seen in his Palestinian 'death to Israel' scarf. Actually played himself in an Iranian anti-Israel propaganda film about a Palestinian girl who is killed before realizing her dream of meeting him.

Eric Cantona
Former Man Utd superstar. Typical wealthy French leftist antisemite who actually thinks of himself as a  man of culture and intellect. Active campaigner for boycotting Israel, calling it a "racist state, which violates human rights".

Mohamed Salah
Egyptian international now with Chelsea. Refused to shake hands with Israeli players when playing for Basel against Macabbi Tel Aviv. Had to be forced by his club to travel to Israel and then issued a statement saying I am going to play in Palestine and not Israel and I am also going to score and win there. The Zionist flag won’t be shown in the Champions League.  More here and here

Iker Casillas 
Real Madrid and Spain. After winning the Spanish Championship in 2010 it is reported that Casillas opted out of the celebrations saying “It’s unthinkable that people take part [in celebrations] and laugh after seeing what is going on in the Gaza Strip,. He apparently also was planning to go on the antisemitic Gaza flotilla.

Marcelo (full name Marcelo Vieira)
Real Madrid and Brazil: Tweeted support for Palestinian terrorism. Close friend of Ronaldo (see above).

Eden Hazard
Belgium and Chelsea. He was the most high-profile signatory of Fredi Kanoute's campaign to boycott Israel from hosting the 2013 EUFA under-21 championships that attracted 60 international footballers (mainly Muslims) as I reported here. After my intervention with Chelsea the club issued a statement saying that Hazard had not signed the statement and did not wish to be associated with it. However, even today his name still appears on the website as a signatory; this is especially curious as at least 10 players who denied having signed it - including Didier Drogba - did have their names removed.
Rating (based on the failure to have his name removed)

Nicolas Anelka
France and many major clubs. A convert to Islam who performed the 'quenelle' to celebrate a goal when playing for West Brom and refused to apologise, claiming  he was 'only making a dedication to his comedian friend'. ....who just happens to be the convicted antisemite and obsessive Israel hater Dieudonne ... who just happened to be in court at the time on yet another antisemitism charge.
When interviewed in April 2014 Anelka said the French Premier's objection to the 'quenelle' was due his wife being Jewish.

Samir Nasri and Mamadou Sakho 
French internationals who performed the 'quenelle' alongside its inventor convicted antisemite and obsessive Israel hater Dieudonne (see here) Unlike Anelka at least Nasri issued an apology of sorts.

Joey Barton
English player, numerous clubs (currently QPR). He is actually a convicted thug who was booted out of numerous clubs for violent conduct, but reinvented himself in 2011 (while playing for Lille in France) as a philosopher, self-appointed expert on the Middle East and generally Hamas spokesman. The 'quality' in his writing can be seen here which includes ".. those innocent children, women and men were being killed in Gaza because of a largely interpreted book that was written more than 2,000 years ago,...there are a group of Jews out there, with extreme beliefs, that think the Old Testament is all fact, which means that Israel belongs to the Jews and the Palestinians must give all of the land back to them".

Egyptian international formerly with Milan and Spurs among many other clubs. When actually supposed to be playing for Barnsley in 2012 he instead went to an anti-Israel demonstration in London where he tweeted "In London against Israel ... Oh Lord burn them". The irony is that he had previously gained widespread support from the FA when he claimed fans were being 'Islamaphobic'. Despite a promise from the FA (made to yours truly) to investigate Mido's call to genocide the FA never did investigate and did not even issue a statement of condemnation.

Fredi Kanoute
France and numerous clubs around Europe. Long history of association with Islamic fundamentalism and Israel hatred. He is the player who organised the campaign to boycott Israel from hosting the 2013 EUFA under-21 championships that attracted 60 international footballers (mainly Muslims) as signatories, including Eden Hazard as I reported here.

Chris Sutton (then Celtic and England): Allegedly called his Israeli team mate Eyal Berkovic "baby-killer" in 2001 after taking in the standard Hamas blood libel that Palestinian babies had been deliberately killed by Israel. Although this was quite a big news item at the time I can find no traces of the story on the Internet. Irrespective of this particular story Sutton was a nasty piece of work, whose career was dogged by controversy. In 2000 he was convicted of two charges of common assault and fined after an incident outside a restaurant in which he spat in the face of another man

Algeria National Football team at the FIFA World Cup 2014
On the day after it was confirmed that Hamas - who rule Gaza - had kidnapped and murdered three Israeli schoolboys - the Algerian team (who had been relatively successful in the World Cup) announced that it was donating its $9 million in prize money from the tournament to Gaza (i.e. to Hamas). Within two days Hamas was firing hundreds of missiles a day at Israeli cities including Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

Chile's Palestine Football Club
Made news in January 2014 when they adopted a strip that contained the map of 'Palestine' with Israel obliterated. Despite censure and a substantial fine from the Chile FA they have continued to wear the strip.

Dubai (United Arab Emirates) supported by West Ham United, Bolton Wanderers, Swansea City, Vitesse Arnham
European teams (such as those mentioned above) often like to take a mid-winter 'team bonding' session in a warm climate and Dubai is one of the most common destinations. Yet Dubai - like almost every Muslim country - refuses to allow players with Israeli passports to enter the country. Despite this all the above teams have insisted on booking trips to Dubai when they had Israeli players who were duly banned from going (for example see e.g. here, here, here). Although this has been going on for years, each time it happens the clubs are somehow 'suprised' and 'disappointed'.  But never once have they been sufficiently 'disappointed' to choose a different location and hence finally call out the racist Arabs and push FIFA to do abide by their own anti-racism rules. You would have thought that the clubs would have the decency to pick a civilised place where ALL its employees could go for its mid-winter 'jolly'.  In fact, choosing a location where some of its employees are excluded on racist grounds is actually a clear breach of EU employment law by the clubs and could have been challenged had the Israeli players had the inclination to do so (none did). West Ham and Bolton deserve special criticism because with them it has happened more than once. Indeed in 2006 West Ham even had two Israeli players (Yossi Benayoun and Yaniv Katan) - and they still went ahead with the trip despite the fact that Benayoun was their captain and most important player. Bolton were 'stung' in 2006 (when Tal Ben Haim was banned) and again in 2009 (when Tamir Cohen was banned).

The Palestinian Authority and Hamas
They have long used football as a Jihad/political weapon. If they are not firing rockets from their FIFA funded football grounds (and then demanding that FIFA expel Israel when Israel responds by hitting the fields where the rockets were fired from) they continually concoct stories in which terrorists whose 'freedom of movement is restricted' or  who are injured while attacking Israelis are claimed to be key players from the Palestinian national team. Apparently the Palestinian national football team has approximately 25,000 key players.

Despite continued breaches of FIFA's own regulations on racism, they have never brought to book the many Muslim countries who have refused to allow even individual Israelis to play in (or even enter) their countries even when those players were playing for non-Israeli teams. Nor have they brought to book the Muslim countries (all 58) who simply refuse to play Israel in international tournaments. On the contrary they have punished Israel for this by forcing them (since after 1970) to play in the very difficult European qualifiers for the World Cup while the Muslim countries play in the much easier Asia (or Africa) qualifiers. Hence, while Israel has failed to qualify for the World Cup finals since 1970, a continual stream of inferior Arab and Muslim countries have qualified. The ultimate act of footballing Jihad was FIFA's award of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar which means that FIFA will have to 'ensure' that Israel is unable to qualify for that tournament. Yet, while neither FIFA nor EUFA has condemned the blatant racism of its Muslim members, it has continually singled out Israel and threatened expulsion from both FIFA and EUFA for trumped up charges involving 'freedom of movement of Palestinian footballers' (see previous item).

For an alternative spin on this story see here.