Monday, September 26, 2016

Just Stop Right There

How to read the Murdoch press, in this instance Bibi & Obama ease their rift, The Wall Street Journal/ The Australian, 23/9/16:

"Hours before Mr Obama and Mr Netanyahu met, Israeli security forces..."

Just stop right there. Shouldn't that be OCCUPATION forces?

"... shot and wounded a Palestinian teenager after she refused to stop at a checkpoint between the West Bank... "

Just stop right there. Shouldn't that be OCCUPIED West Bank?

"... and Israel. It marked the sixth straight day of Israeli-Palestinian violence."

Just stop right there. So the gunning down of a Palestinian kid by Israeli OCCUPATION forces for nothing more than refusing to stop at an Israeli checkpoint (on OCCUPIED Palestinian land) is an example of "Israeli-Palestinian violence," not simply ISRAELI OCCUPATION VIOLENCE?

Just stop right there. One final question. Do you honestly think that reading this kind of pro-Israel propaganda, day in, day out, will enable you to understand what's really going on over there?


Grappler said...

Murdoch doesn't want you to understand what's going on over there MERC. He wants you to believe that Israelis are peace-loving, tree-hugging people who were promised a country by their God (though most of them were secular) and have used their God-given rights to take if over. In true biblical terms, they have smote the Amalekites who happened to have lived in the land since time immemorial, and converted as people conveniently do, to another religion. What I cannot believe is that any intelligent Israeli actually believes the propaganda put out by Murdoch's newspapers but, then again, they are not for Israeli consumption.

There might be some hope when the old devil dies:

but I am not holding my breath.

MERC said...

On James Murdoch: "In 2002, Campbell records in his diaries, Rupert Murdoch, James and Lachlan came to dinner at Downing Street. The conversation turned to the Middle East:"[Rupert] Murdoch said he didn't see what the Palestinians' problem was and James said it was that they were kicked out of their fucking homes and had nowhere to fucking live. Murdoch... finally said to James that he didn't think he should talk like that in the prime minister's house." (Can James Murdoch survive the phone-hacking scandal? Andy Beckett, The Guardian, 15/7/11)