Friday, April 15, 2011

If a story - no matter how big - does not fit the anti-Israel narrative then ignore it or just blame Israel anyway

Over the years I have provided many examples of the main stream media ignoring stories, no matter how big, which do not fit the "Israel bad, Palestinians good" narrative.

There is a very big story of this sort out of Gaza today. The fanatical anti-Israel Italian activist Vittorio Arrigoni has been brutally murdered by an Islamist Al Quaeda affiliated group after he was abducted in an attempt by that group to have one of their leaders released by Hamas. Elder of Ziyon has a very good report about the context of the story here.

But, as usual in these cases, the 'other story' is the failure of the entire main stream media either to report the story at all or to report it properly. So, for example, as of 12.00 today the story was not covered at all on ANY of the major web news outlets (yahoo, google news, BBC news, sky news). The left-wing Israeli rag Haaretz buried the story well away from its 'front page' (after all their idiotic editors probably found it too hard to parse). But, as soon as Hamas made the bizarre claim that Israel committed the killing, you can guess what happened. Suddenly the media, such as google news (at 1.00pm) was reporting:
Hamas claims Israel killed Italian to stop Gaza flotilla
In fairness, google news was pointing to this Jerusalem Post story but, of course, that headline and story has a different context in Israel. 

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Insanity all round

With Hamas now launching 70 rockets a day into Southern Israel, resulting in a million civilians confined to bomb shelters, the world ignores this crime against humanity, and only reports on Israeli responses, which have been limited to a small number of clinical strikes on terrorists in Gaza. Even the remarkable and unprecedented successes of Israel's new Iron Dome system in intercepting a number of Grad missiles has gone completely unreported for the simple reason that to report it would mean having to report that the terrorist government of Gaza is launching missiles against Israel.  And we can't have the public in the West knowing that can we?

Yet, while the Arab league has now gone to the UN to try to enforce a no-fly zone over Gaza to ensure Israel has no means of defending itself, Israel announces one of the dumbest things imaginable. Influenced by its own insane leftists, Israel's army has announced new maps of Gaza that highlight 3,000 buildings and various infrastructure sites that should not be attacked in any conflict like UN facilities, schools, homes, etc. In other words the exact types of sites that Hamas uses both to store its missiles and to launch them from. And when will the Israelis learn that the world will condemn them no matter what targets they strike in Gaza?  If the entire Al Quaeda leadership was standing in Gaza by a set of missile launchers about to send nuclear weapons, the world would be united in its condemnation of Israel if Israel struck them down. Is it any wonder that Hamas, with its new ally in Egypt egging it on and enabling ever more sophisticated weapons to get into Gaza, is getting stronger and more confident?

Last week Netanyahu said that the Hamas attack on a school bus 'crossed a red line' - meaning presumably that 70 rockets a day and the total paralysis of Southern Israel was fine by him. If only Netanyahu would read and understanding this article by Sultan Knish things might start to improve.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

David Cameron: the worst PM in Britian's history

Cameron and Obama - the perfect storm of dhimittude, stupidity and hypocrisy  at a time when we are in critical need of real leadership.

Britain is in the process of the most savage set of cuts to its basic services  - and what does Cameron do? He triples aid to Pakistan - the corrupt country which is at the forefront of the Jihad against the West. And while Pakistan is spending billions on arming the Taliban and building more nuclear weapons, it is worth remembering that Pakistan's school system is dominated by the Madrassas, which indoctrinate the next generation of Jihadists:

David Cameron has disclosed plans to almost triple British aid for schools in Pakistan, even as its government spent billions on military equipment. 

And as if to prove just what a prat he is, while in Pakistan Cameron has 'done an Obama' by claiming that 'Britain caused many of the world's problems'. Yes, and of course the world is SO much better because of Pakistan.....

It has also been revealed that Britain was not just selling arms to Gadaffi, but was actually sending senior MOD commanders to Tripoli to drum up business. In fact in recent years Britain has been selling billions in arms to all of the most repressive Arab regimes including even Syria. But the one country against which Britain has applied an unofficial arms embargo is ... Israel. This embargo was initiated by David Milliband in 2009 but has been rigorously enforced by Cameron and Hague, even while they are falling over themselves to sell to the Arabs.

Monday, April 04, 2011

This is the thanks Israelis get when they help Palestinians

Breaking news:
Israeli actor and political activist Juliano Mer-Khamis, 53, was shot dead on Monday in a refugee camp in the West Bank city of Jenin.

Jenin police chief Mohammed Tayyim said Mer-Khamis was shot five times by masked Palestinian militants.

Mer-Khamis' mother, Arna Mer, was an Israeli Jewish activist for Palestinian rights. His father, Saliba Khamis, was a Christian Palestinian. Mer-Khamis was born and raised in Nazareth.

Mer-Khamis was well-known as an actor for his film and theater roles, both in Israel and abroad, and had made a name for himself as a director and a political activist, as well.

Based in Israel, Mer-Khamis was affiliated with the local theater in Jenin, established by his mother in the 1980s. In 2006, Mer-Khamis opened the Freedom Theater in Jenin, along with Zakariya Zubeidi, the former military leader of the Al-Aqsa Martyr Brigades in that West Bank city. 
Israeli leftists = useful idiots.
This is the thanks they get and is what would be in store for all of them under Palestinian rule.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Muslims massacre and behead UN staff sent to help them - but it's really not their fault

The western media response to the massacre and beheadings of UN staff in Afghanistan yesterday is astonishing. Where it has been covered at all (today's Times had the story on page 39), the media has suggested that the attacks were a justified response to a Koran being 'burnt' in America and so the media has been keen to suggest that the real instigator of this violence is Terry Jones the US pastor involved. Jones is villified for daring to suggest that Islam is not a religion of peace, despite the fact that the response from Muslims yet again proves his point perfectly. And we are not talking about a 'small minority' here. Videos showed it was clearly part of a popular outbreak of violence across the whole of Afghanistan (and apparently it continued today). The mob of thousands yesterday - whipped into a frenzy by mullahs during Friday prayers - were looking for any symbol of the 'west' to attack. The Afghan police - trained and equipped by the US and the UK - made no attempt to stop them storming the UN building and tearing it apart; in many cases the police helped them.

Especially interesting was the Sun today. The Sun has to square a few circles over this one. On the one hand it supports 'our boys' in Afghanistan and has tried to convince us that our boys are dying for a good cause because 'the Afghans really appreciate us bringing them democracy and stability'. Since the riots clearly show the majority of the Afghan population simply want to kill us and remain in the stone age, the Sun had a problem. So its solution was to present the story as the work of  'the Taliban' (even though not even Al-Jazeera dared make such a nonsensical and blatantly false claim). And since 'fighting the Taliban to save the Afghan people' is one of the things 'our boys' are doing then it can be turned into the exact opposite of what it really was: a story to support the continued sacrifice of our troops rather than one which proves that not a single drop of British blood should be shed for these savages. By pinning it all on the 'Taliban' the Sun also manages to maintain its general cover-up of any Muslim atrocity, which has been a feature of the paper since James Murdoch took over control of NewsCorp.

After the Itamar massacre and this (not to mention the 17,000 other Islamic terrorist attacks since 9/11) I wonder just how bad an atrocity Muslims have to carry out before the western media start to realise there might be a problem with Islam itself? What is clear is that no matter how bad any future atrocity is, the western media will continue to find reasons to justify it. So, if word of this article reaches some Mullah in Afghanistan or Pakistan and if, as a result, a mob beheads say 1000 westerners, it will all be my fault.

Friday, April 01, 2011

Demonisation of Israel propaganda reaches new heights: popular TV series V has Israeli behind world-wide suicide bomb attacks against civilians.

Living in London, anti-Israel propaganda is now almost impossible to avoid. Whether it is the surprising inclusion of anti-Israel material in an art gallery exhibition or West End play you are seeing, or the ignorant hate mob outside Marks and Spencer and Ahava when you go shopping in the West End, or just walking along Piccadilly where you can see people selling t-shirts and posters with the most vicious messages, it has become all pervasive. So, given all of that plus the relentless demonisation of Israel on TV news and current affairs programmes, it is nice to know that occasionally you can indulge in some light entertainment that is guaranteed not to get you agitated with any political (let alone anti-Israel) message. Until yesterday there was one TV programme that, for me, provided such a piece of indulgance: The Sci-fi series V (showing on the Syfy channel).

But in last night’s episode we ‘discover’ that simultaneous suicide bombings against civilian targets in New York and every major city of the world were coordinated out by …. Israelis. The plot even claims that only Israelis have the ‘technology’ for this sort of destruction. The ‘international world-wide conspiracy’ (yes that very expression was used) is traced to Mossad agent ‘Eli Cohen’ (if you are going to go with the standard ludicrous lies and stereotypes then, hey, why not go the full way). Cohen has a warehouse full of suicide bomb vests waiting to be used in the next round of attacks.

Now, if you want to go for real stereotypes, I seem to recall that it is Muslim terrorists (never once Israelis) who are the ones who are rather keen on simultaneous suicide bomb attacks against civilian targets. Even Obama has not been scared to call Al Quaeda terrorists (although he has ignored the fact that every Islamist organisation in the world uses this tactic). So you would have thought that the V producers might at least have had Al Quaeda as the ones behind the bombing rather than Israelis. But no. It appears that this would have been offensive to Muslims. Far better to demonise the Israelis/Jews as they don’t have a right to get offended.

What is really galling about this is the casual way that Israelis are now used in drama/fiction as the ‘evil, vicious, guys’. I doubt if the V producer/writer even stopped to think that they might be causing offence with their choice of inverted reality. But the masses now believe that this inverted version of reality is genuinely representative of reality.That is the result of the continual barrage of demonisation over the last few years. And it really does seem now that nowhere is safe from this demonisation of Israel.

p.s. Yes I admit that this posting provided a gratuitous opportunity for posting a photo of the lovely 'alien known as Lisa' who stars in V.