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Vultures AP, AFP reporters trash Israel in secret Facebook group
A “secret” Facebook group of foreign correspondents and human rights activists quickly devolved into an anti-Israel hate-fest on Tuesday following the release of a new Israeli government report that cleared the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) of wrongdoing in the 2000 death of a Palestinian boy.
The Israeli government report contests the claim that the IDF killed a Palestinian boy, Muhammad al-Durrah, in a famous 2000 incident in Gaza that helped ignite the Second Intifada.
Journalists and activists mocked the report, attacked the IDF, and claimed pro-Israel lobbyists were influencing the media coverage, in a private Facebook group for foreign correspondents known as the “Vulture Club.”
Peter Bouckaert, a senior official at Human Rights Watch, dismissed the report as “typical IDF lies.” . . . Associated Press photojournalist Jerome Delay wrote, “The IDF thinks the earth is flat, btw.”
The journalists also took shots at Philippe Karsenty, a French media analyst who was sued by France 2 television after he accused the network of airing staged footage of the al-Durrah incident.
“And fuck no, it’s not true that ‘Everyone in France knows the footage is a hoax,’ as Karsenty says,” wrote AFP reporter Marc Bastian. “Everyone here knows that [France 2 journalist Charles] Enderlin is an honest man, and Karsenty is an extremist.” . . . full article: freebeacon.com/vultures/
Anti-Israel Journalists Exposed: Vultures and Human Shields: A group of supposedly objective reporters and human rights advocates get together in a closed Facebook group to bash Israel while video footage shows how some journalists allow themselves to be used as “human shields” to protect Israel’s enemies.
More News from the BIAS-sphere, otherwise known as the BEEB
More evidence of BBC double standards on terrorism
In a ninety word article dated June 14th 2013, the BBC rightly used the word ‘terrorist’, or versions of it, no fewer than five times.
But no – this is not ‘man seen on white donkey in Jerusalem’ week, or even a sign that the BBC has at long last come to its senses and begun describing Hamas or Hizballah activity for what it is.
This article is about a subject much closer to BBC home – terrorism in Northern Ireland – and it shows once again that the BBC’s supposed aversion to “value judgements” as outlined in the editorial guidelines on terrorism is entirely relative – and politically motivated.
On Sept. 21 the Guardian published ‘Life in Palestine 20 years on from the Oslo accord – in pictures‘, which included the following photo: (photo omitted) According to the Guardian, Jews ‘stormed the mosque’, an incendiary and completely fantastical claim typically only advanced by the Palestinian Authority (and their extremist supporters) to characterize Jews who simply visit the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism. Indeed, the site of Friends of Al-Aqsa (a pro-Hamas UK organization which advocates Israel’s destruction) had an almost identical claim on the same day.
Regarding the specific Guardian photo in question, it actually depicts (per Getty Images) Palestinians in Gaza City . . . Further, the Temple Mount compound is closed to non-Muslim visitors on Fridays and Saturdays. As Yom Kippur fell on Friday night, Sept. 13, at sundown, and ended at sundown on Saturday, “Jewish settlers” weren’t present at the compound, and obviously couldn’t have “stormed” the mosque.
The Guardian not only published a photo caption which was simply a lie, but, even more shamefully, actually used language that mirrored the propaganda of Palestinian terror groups whose goal it is, as always, to stoke riots and ‘spark’ violence. cifwatch.com/
and then there is the always reliably innacurate BBC and fact adverse Economist
Stealth Anti-Israelism from the British Media . . . The problem, however, becomes more acute when the fantasy emerges not from Egyptian sources that virtually no one takes seriously but rather from putatively respectable Western sources. Consider the case of the BBC’s “Learning Zone” website, an online resource for educators and researchers. In its brief synopsis of the Yom Kippur War, Learning Zone noted the following; “During the 1973 Yom Kippur War, Egypt and Syria acted pre-emptively against Israel at the Suez Canal…”
The BBC’s summary is flawed on several levels. First, Syrian forces operated nowhere near the Suez Canal and were engaged in an area that was roughly 390 miles north of the Canal. More importantly, the Arab assault was an unprovoked surprise attack and Israel’s military posture on the eve of battle was anything but threatening. At war’s outbreak, Israel’s frontline positions along the Canal were manned by a paltry 500 soldiers and 3 tanks. Israel’s military prowess is known far and wide but the thought of 500 reservists making a mad dash for Cairo in a “Light Brigade,” Balaclava-like charge is a stretch even for the most imaginative. . . . Further evidence of fantasy finding its way into the stream of conventional discourse comes from that other British news stalwart, The Economist. In an article addressing Hamas’ growing isolation, The Economist notes the following; “Israelis still loathe Hamas, which carried out scores of suicide-bombings against Israelis in the early 2000s. Hamas, meanwhile, reviles Israel for its assaults on Gaza and its leaders.”
While the former sentence is accurate, the latter is pure drivel. The Hamas charter, which reads like Mein Kampf on steroids and is filled with a combination of hate-filled vitriol and Islamist dogma, was written and adopted by Hamas well before Israel’s “assaults on Gaza and its leaders.” Hamas does not need an excuse to hate Jews. Anti-Semitism is an integral part of their philosophy and ideology. . . . frontpagemag.com/2013/ari-lieberman/stea...
So you see it really isn't necessary to go to the hare sites frequented by a few of our fellow posters, you just have to goto the "respectable" media for bad information and out and out lies.