What is it with Cartoons that Arabs and those who wave pointy fingers at Israel cannot take. Its bad enough Israel and Jews have to tolerate a daily diet of insults and abuses, stereotypes, evil Auschwitz comparisons like this:
Or endangering Jewish people’s lives by claiming Jewish control of the US
So when an Israeli newspaper – just every free newspaper is allowed and should do – makes a satirical point using a cartoon this is the inevitable result..
The UN’s Paris-based cultural arm called in Israel’s ambassador, Nimrod Barkan, on Wednesday and handed him a protest note saying the cartoon “endangers the lives of unarmed diplomats”.
The note came from the organization’s director-general, Irina Bokova.
The cartoon was published last week in the Zionist daily Haaretz. It depicts Zionist regime’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his defense minister briefing pilots before a hypothetical attack on Iran, telling them to target UNESCO’s office in the West Bank on their way back.
http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/unesco-files-complaint-against-israeli-delegation-over-haaretz-cartoon-1.394889 in today’s ha’atez
Ambassador Nimrod Barkan was stunned to be handed a copy of this cartoon and an official letter of protest from UNESCO’s director general, Irina Bokova. Falt told Barkan the cartoon constituted incitement.
“A cartoon like this endangers the lives of unarmed diplomats, and you have an obligation to protect them,” Falt said, according to an Israeli source. “We understand that there is freedom of the press in Israel, but the government must prevent attacks on UNESCO.”
The Ambassador wonderfully replied:
Barkan pointed out that the government has no control over editorial cartoons printed in the papers. “Ask yourselves what you did to make a moderate paper with a deeply internationalist bent publish such a cartoon,” he suggested. “Perhaps the problem is with you.
The problem is with you the UN who put Israel on trial in front of the world daily. Shame. (And Ha’aretz a Zionist paper if only!!)
Iran’s Fars News Agency propagandist machine is running overtime. Its quite fun to see how they respond to the civilized world about their clandestine nuclear A-Bomb plans..
http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=9007272853 The leader says;
“Iran is not a nation to sit still and just observe threats from fragile materialist powers which are being eaten by worms from inside,” Ayatollah Khamenei told students at a Tehran military college on Thursday
I m sure he’ll be sounding more like him when push comes to shove…
Nick Cohen reports in the Jewish Chronicle
‘In my last column I wrote that Labour is taking a huge risk in running the tired and seedy figure of Ken Livingstone as its candidate in next year’s London mayoral elections. No sooner had I filed the copy than a delegation of Iranian leftists came to see me. They had been sickened by the sight of Livingstone taking the money of Press TV, the propaganda station of the Iranian government that has murdered thousands of their comrades, and tortured and raped tens of thousands more. The Iranians intend to picket him at every stage of the way in the campaign and force the British media to ask two questions which few apart from Martin Bright, Andrew Gilligan and your humble correspondent have raised before.’ So it takes Iranian citizens of Britain to remind the political classes and the Police how we should treat backers of the Iranian thug-eoracy.
Will his PressTV days finally catch up with him?
A great cross post by Azarmehr who has cleverly picked apart Press TV and their choice of guest. Please read.
Those who still believe Press TV is some kind of antidote to the BNP and EDL as a trusted Channel for the latest news about Islamaphobia around the world are wrong. Press Tv simply allow anyone from both the extreme left and right wing to carry on their sh%t stirring propaganda directive from Tehran HQ. Azarmehr debunks Peter Rushton mentioned in his blog , who is being used in a capacity of ”historian” commenting on Eygpt and then finally analyzing the story by distorting Israel and Egypt relations pre and post Mubarak. It’s classic way by Press TV to allow themselves poetic license to espouse anti-Israeli sentiments. Just look at any top of the hour news rundown and count the Israeli stories. For anyone new to Earth watching just Press TV it would give the impression that Israel is the most important country ever to existed and the worst.
So those of you who still believe in muslamic ray guns please empty them now and don’t get too excited that Press TV are kinda cool because they sometimes do investigative pieces of the EDL and BNP. They aren’t. They’re Nazi lovers.
Here’s a satirical video done in a typical songify way using Press TV’s news item about the EDL which worryingly helps legitimise the journalism delivered by (O)Press TV ..
In the actual report they obviously try to mock them. But Azarmehr demonstrates Press TV will actually talk and give a stage to BNP types in an attempt to justify and validate pure and simple anti-Israeli agendas.
Pure hypocrisy. Now where’s that OfComs number again??