Not Telling the Whole Truth
- A Palestinian terror act is front page with gruesome details and color
pictures, while its causes, such as house demolition, land confiscation,
torture, provocations, dispossession,... etc, are, if at all, last page,
small print or devoid of detail.
- Palestinian refugees and their rights are never mentioned.
- Whenever a bombing of Iraq is imminent, we are usually shown Israelis
who are fitting gas masks to their children. No mention of the death
awaiting IRAQI children.
- Hitler is demonized way more than Stalin (or other mass murderers),
whose crimes, by freezing and starvation, are double the former in number
and monstrosity. One doesn't trip on a museum for the genocide of 8
million Ukranians around every corner.
- The U.S. Aid to Israel and Israel's nuclear arsenal are rarely
a topic of discussion.
- Iran's development of the Shihab-3 missile (mid 1998) "that
could reach Israel" was a Headline, while Vanunu's revelation (1986)
of Israel's nuclear capabilities got virtually similar coverage/analysis.
- The magnitude of the power of Israel's lobby in swaying Middle East
policies evident in many places, such as U.S. vetos at the U.N., are kept
away from the public,
- Israel's crimes against the U.S. (espionage, USS Liberty, Lavon
affair,... etc are only quickly addressed (if at all) as merely
unintentional mistakes by Israel.
- Palestinians are referred to as Arabs, hence, depriving them from
their unique Palestinian national identity and justifying their
expulsion as transfer.
- Any Holocaust related story, such as Swiss gold, A holocaust
survivor story or suspected ex-Nazi criminal trial, e.g. Waldheim,
Demjanjuk, Papon, ... etc is immediately headlines.
- Israel's dirty involvement with apartheid South Africa, Mobutu's
Zair, Noriega's Panama, Guatemala, Nicaragua, the Iran-Contra affair,
in addition to other rogue dealings, are never even alluded to.
- The Talmud, classical Judaism's holy book, with racist and murderous
teachings against the goyim (non-Jews) is never mentioned anywhere.
- No mention of Zionist-Nazi and Zionist-Fascist cooperation prior to
and during WWII, or the Zionist indifference to the genocide of
their fellow Jews. All the blame is instead directed at the Christians
of Europe, despite the many nuns and priests who perished in
concentration camps and elsewhere, trying to protect Jews.
- Confiscation of Palestinian land is projected to the world as a
humanitarian cause of housing immigrant Jews (who are suffering by
default, we are taught). All land issues in general, such as the
sale by Palestinian collaborators to Israel are made into a real
estate dispute rather than occupation of more Palestinian land.
- Demolished Palestinian houses are ones without permit, but no
mention of the denial of almost all building permits to the Palestinians
for the last decade.
- The Peace Process is projected as a noble deed by Israel sacrificing
"land for peace", but no one mentions that this land is Palestinian to
begin with, or of the actual figures of Oslo where Israel will end
up in partial or full control of 95% of the West Bank under the
- Clinton and other politician declared that "it should be up to the
parties (Palestinian Authority and Israel) to resolve their obstacles"
which, in clear language, would translate to "it is up to the
stronger party, Israel, to set the conditions it desires."
- Rabin and Peres are crowned as "Princes of Peace", but
you wont frequently hear about Rabin's break-their-bones policy against
the children of the Intifada or about Peres' Grapes of Wrath operation
where hundreds of innocent civilians were deliberately murdered.
- A terrorist act by an individual who happens to be Muslim, is directly
or indirectly attributed to the religion, Islam, by the use of such
titles as "Islamic terrorism."
- The 1967 war is portrayed as "defensive" and "pre-emptive" rather than
expansionist as proven by the immediate launching of settlements.
The 1973 war is portrayed as Arabs attacking Israel, rather than Arabs
attacking the Israeli forces on Occupied Sinai and the Golan Heights.