Just before Yom Kippur it seems a group of Jews defaced and sprayed graffiti on Muslim and christian graves. This is wrong of course.
However if you scroll down the report by CNN right at the end it says on Wednesday a Jewish Religious site ” Joseph’s Tomb ” was also defaced. in fact swastikas and graffiti sprayed on the walls. http://edition.cnn.com/2011/10/08/world/meast/israel-graves-vandalized/index.html?hpt=hp_t2http://www.google.co.uk/
CNN says “It is unclear when the graffiti was left there. The site is under Palestinian Authority rule, and Jews visit every couple of months to pray.”
This disclaimer by CNN saying its unclear is bullshit; as everyone knows in Israel this is a scared spot and regularly visited daily. It is highly likely VERY DAMN LIKELY any Swastika’s would have been alerted immediately to the police so therefore must have happened on Wednesday , Tuesday the earliest at best. So how come CNN didn’t lead the story with this fact? surely a holy Jewish tomb spray painted with Nazi slogans by Palestinians is the equivalent and more dare I say don’t you think? unfortunately not when in the context of middle east reporting by the usual bunch of moronic middle-class and guardian influenced-types journalists who will always lead with the Palestinian narrative. this guys is the only story in town i m afraid..
The irony of ironies for us sane people who moan about this daily is that we still have to listen to all those nutjobs Anti-Zonists who continually protest the BBC and other broadcasters, who also write stupid letters to the Guardian and accuse everyone and everybody for carrying the official Israel government line. Oh if only that was the case, if only. now grow up and smell the damn coffee.
CNN’s decision to lead with Palestinian gravestone s and not a Jewish Holy relic is perfect example of how and why you are completely wrong!
The story like soo many others since the 2nd Intifadeh exposes how foreign journalists (intoxicated with their unlimited access and movements in a complex ongoing and intractable conflict) continue to frame and tell the story from the Palestinian side. It has all the elements; Zionist racists; police who want investigate attacks on the poor Palestinians; Zero respect for Arab population. All the issues eager journalists based in Israel want to portray and oppose especially when trained and educated in liberal institution who gear them to despise the mechanics of the State of Israel as a student.
The only hope for us when faced with so many journalists and broadcasters who want to tell the conflict through a particular one-sided lens is to catch them out. the only way to do this is to i am afraid , analyze and contextualize every story and challenge every fact. long laborious painful work and the rewards are not great and when published who will bother to read it? JustJournalism http://justjournalism.com/ has found out to their disaste (JJ are a leading UK Israel Media monitoring organization but due to lack of funding they are now no-longer on the scene)
So is their any hope? well I ve always thought people who tend to hate Israel are an irrational lot and remind me of political Islamists, and let me go a bit further on this line.. Haters of Israel tend to go over the top all the time with their accusations and wagging fingers seeping into an over-confidence. Islamists for example when at the brink of winning over some sectors of the Western world pointing out the corruptions of Western thought and capitalism will suddenly revert back into intolerance mode, totally forgetting who they’re talking to as they become too comfortable. i believe the left when it comes to Israel make the same mistakes and we can catch them out… CNN, like a over-rabid Islamist hater of Israel slipped up right at the end of this story. they thought by adding the bit about Joseph’s tomb maybe they gave the story some kind of balance but instead revealed the thought processes and attitudes pervading Western Journalists and their agenda. Western journalists don’t have the guts and temerity to reverse this trend so we need to empower the audience and embarrass journalists and make them aware that we know. Like I said earlier in my piece the attack on the tomb is a far greater story in terms of prestige and gravitas in respects of civilization and history but for some reason upsetting Palestinians and not Jews IS the bigger story. Remember this Holy site is even revered in Islam and Christendom but CNN and its editorial chose to lead with the Palestinian graves story. God knows what the world would have said if the Israelis done the equivalent.
So there you have proof of the endemic problem we are facing , however this will never satisfy the nutters who still cry wolf about Israel and how the Western media are controlled by the Zionists.. Phff!