- On September 30, 2000, a twelve year old Gazan boy named
Muhammed ad-Dura was shot while huddled against a wall with his father,
trapped in a firefight between the PLO and the Israel Defence Forces (IDF).
The shooting was filmed by French TV and the PLO exploited the incident
to fuel a bloody terror war against Israel, turning the boy into an international
martyr through the foreign media.
- Numerous responsible Israelis such as Yaacov Verker and
Yosef Doriel approached this same media with conclusive evidence that the
IDF could not have shot the boy. The film proved that Muhammed ad-Dura
was shot from in front and above. The IDF troops were behind him and at
his side. That meant that the PLO, in an incredibly ugly act of cynicism,
shot the boy and milked him for all that he was worth. And maybe even more:
Yaacov Verker's research led him to the conclusion that ad-Dura survived
- For 18 months, the world media refused to accept that
the PLO shot the boy, to the point that when the IDF's own investigatory
team reached the same conclusion, it was subjected to derision. This week,
finally, one lone producer from German TV, Esther Shapira, broadcast the
filmed proof that the IDF were not in position to have done the shooting.
- It was a rare instance of media truth about Israel and
just watch it get ignored everywhere. The innocent boy will continue to
be a victim of Israeli cruelty no matter what the the truth because the
major world media are serving their political bosses' agenda of destroying
Israel by pumping up the anti-semitism, especially in Europe, to pre-Holocaust
levels. There is nothing accidental or random about the twisted news angles
from Israel and we're going to prove it by what the media is NOT reporting.
- However, before we take a look at the international media,
let's see how bad things are in Israel. Turn on your sets to Channel One's
7:30 news report and you get to see a map of Israel minus Yesha. Yup, the
good folks who run the government-owned station, those selfsame visionaries
who brought us the joys of the Oslo peace, have removed those contentious
territories from the map, along with, presumably, the quarter million Israelis
who live in them.
- Then, as one informant tells me, there is the issue of
censorship at the communal farmsteads. The Labor Party-affiliated publishing
house, Kibbutz Hameuhad published an edition of Joan Peters' book, From
Time Immemorial. This is the book the PLO has had banned wherever it had
the persuasive power to do so, because it proves that there is no ancient
- Peters' confirms what every travel writer of the 19th
century saw: the Turkish province where Israel sits today, was nearly depopulated
and in the few urban centers that existed, such as Jerusalem, Tsfat and
Tiberius, Jews were the majority. She backs the travel writers with detailed
censuses undertaken by the Turks and British. Central to her thesis that
the ancient Palestinian people is a myth, is the huge jump in the population
of the Arabs after the British arrived. Arabs from as far away as Iraq
were being encouraged by the British to settle in the Palestinian colony
they had occupied. Most of today's Palestinians have lived in the land
they claim as their own, for no more than eighty years.
- At the same time as the British were luring distant Arabs
to the land, mostly by economic opportunities, they approved the establishment
of a Jewish state on the same land. Just as they had done in Africa and
on the Indian sub-continent, the British were deliberately creating future
chaos, all the better to control once their forces had gone home.
- My informant relates, "I wanted a copy of the Hebrew
edition of Peters' book and called every bookstore in Tel Aviv. They were
taken off the shelves. So I phoned the publisher, Kibbutz Meuhad to order
a copy. I was told not a copy of the book was left in their inventory and
they would never publish it again, no matter how many people ordered it.
I asked why and was told the book harms the peace process."
- Indeed it would, if the goal is to create a distorted
reality of events. But everyone is doing it. Two weeks ago a bomb killed
12 people in a Jerusalem restaurant and the BBC chose to cover the atrocity
with a report on Israeli occupation in Gaza. Irrelevant coverage is just
as good as no coverage at all.
- Still, no coverage is the prime means of distortion.
Let's have a look at some of the stories that somehow, are deemed unnewsworthy.
- Who Needs Christians Anyway?
- In 1992, 40,000 Christians lived in Bethlehem, and they
had a considerable presence in Jericho and Jerusalem. Today, they're all
but gone, maybe 8,000 remain in Bethlehem and just hundreds in Jericho.
Some found refuge in supposedly Israeli-controlled Jerusalem but the long
arm of the PLO is driving them out of there almost as quickly. The Christians
were terrorized, threatened, molested, robbed, raped, beaten and murdered
until they got the hint that they were unwanted in PLO-land.
- But why report this trivial story?
- Business, We Don't Need No Filthy Business!
- In 1992, the Arabs of the West Bank and Gaza had a thriving
commerce and as good a local economy as is found in the Middle East. No
more, because the PLO thugs, and those of the "radical elements"
strongarmed the proprietors out of business. If you own a store or factory
in PLO-land, you pay protection money or else!
- With their businesses in tatters, and nothing left to
lose, a significant number of such proprietors have moved their families
to Israel, fearing what will become of them when the extortion capital
has run out.
- But who cares about greedy capitalists anyway?
- We're Not Talking To That Troublemaker
- A few weeks ago, a bomb went off next to a highschool
in the Arab village of Sur Bahr, wounding 13 students. CNN was the first
to report that it was the work of "Jewish extremists," and that's
the line that was spread worldwide. But all that was needed was the most
cursory of background reporting to set the record straight.
- You see, Sur Bahr is the only Arab village to have openly
declared that it doesn't relish the idea of being taken over by the PLO.
Life is better without the PLO mucking things up. Needless to say, the
PLO felt hurt by the rejection and pumped two bullets into the village
mayor Zuhair Hamdam. The prime and only suspect in the bombing was the
PLO, not an imaginary group of "Jewish extremists" who have not
been heard from since.
- However, reporting about an Arab Village which thinks
the PLO isn't keen, is bad for the peace business. It's much prettier to
spend airtime on hopeless experiments in reconciliation between the Jewish
radical left and handpicked Arabs.
- The Rabin Assassination
- I can personally attest that there are lots of local
and foreign media in Israel who know Yigal Amir was the patsy in the Rabin
assassination. I know of one local social reporter who is convinced Shimon
Peres organized the murder, but gives him glowing press for their common
cause. Even the president of the Foreign Press Association here has asked
me to fax documentation and has told me she suspected a conspiracy from
the night of the murder.
- Here's a typical incident. David Chater of Sky News interviewed
me at my home for two hours. He understood the evidence just fine but when
his report was aired, my portion had been edited out. I asked why and was
told the decision was made in London. Instead of exploding the scandal,
Chater ended up reporting that unfounded rumors of foul play found advocates
in Israel. Only those condemning the "rumors" made it to the
- I could name ten Israeli reporters who wrote fair articles
about my work, only not to see it appear in print or on film. I can name
one who told me he was warned that his career would be over if he ever
reported on the Rabin murder again.
- You see, it's much better for peace if Rabin was murdered
by a Jewish extremist and not by the peace-loving Foreign Minister.
- Now that we've proven unethical, selective or downright
deceitful reporting, one must ask why do the reporters do it? An anecdote:
A number of years ago, the Cuban-born Jerusalem bureau chief of the Miami
Herald called me, saying he was looking for an assistant. I went to his
office and before even getting acquainted, he asked me, "Who do you
vote for?" I answered, "The Likud." He replied, "I'm
sorry, I can't use you. Flabbergasted I said, "Do you know it's illegal
to discriminate like that?" His cool retort was, "Not here it's
- I've met enough of the "journalists" to generalize:
they're not very bright and they were chosen for their assignments because
of their politics and lack of ethics. They are serving the hidden masters
of this planet, and I won't pull out my Council On Foreign Relations members
list right now to prove it. But the chairmen of NBC, CNN, The Washington
Post, ABC, CBS, The New York Times, Newsweek et al are all members of the
CFR. And they are kind to Israel compared to the creepy characters working
for the Bilderberg-controlled European media.
- Now here's how you aid and abet the mini-Holocaust taking
place in Israel today and prepare world opinion for more extermination
of Jews: you distort reality.
- You're Occupying Their Territory
- Since 99% of "Palestinians" now share the subtle
joy of being ruled by their own, Israel can't be accused of occupying the
Palestinian people. So the big, big justification for murdering Israelis
is that they're occupying their territory.
- Now who says it's their territory? Barbara Walters for
one. She told a colleague of mine that it's a given in the media that Yesha
is Palestinian land and there is no hope of ever reverting the concept.
- Not as long as the truth isn't being told. What truth
is that? That there never was a Palestinian state or people. That both
are mid-twentieth century inventions. That from 1948, 800,000 Jews were
expelled from Arab lands with all their assets confiscated, That the 500,000
Arabs who left Israel at the same time could have been compensated from
the stolen Jewish assets. That Israel settled its refugees and the Arabs
left theirs in squalour. That the whole conflict could have been settled
back then with a, 'you take in your refugees, we'll take in ours,' deal.
- Judea and Samaria not Jewish? Well then, the PLO had
better change the Hebrew names of their towns. Hebron in Hebrew means Little
Friend; Ramallah, Great Heights; Jericho; Moon Town; Bethlehem, Bakery.
- And why should the media mention that before being massacred
by the Arabs in the 1920s, a Jewish community had existed in Hebron from
King David's time? Or that a string of Jewish villages existed from Jerusalem
to Hebron before they were razed by the Arabs in 1948? Or that not one
Arab village existed in the Jordan Valley from Jericho to Bet Shean before
the Israelis settled there and made the land worthwhile enough for "Palestinians"
to claim today that somehow they have a right to it.
- Then there is the fact that not only did the British
settle Arabs from throughout the Middle East in their Palestine, but after
1948, Egypt shifted thousands of its people to the Gaza Strip to maintain
control. Gazans and West Bankers are not one happy family because a good
chunk of the Gazans are, in fact, Egyptian.
- All those unpleasant historical facts, must never be
hinted at; after all, they could harm the war process.
- There Is Cycle Of Violence In The Middle East
- Now here is what's really going on. The PLO and associated
gangs take great pains to murder civilians, the younger the better. The
Israeli army takes great pains to kill those shooting at its civilians.
If Israel kills a non-combatant, it's an accident. If the PLO kills a soldier,
odds are he's out of uniform sipping coffee at a cafe, or, an accident.
- Now how come the great institution of the free press
doesn't ask, what kind of a people sends its teenagers out to blow themselves
up? Because the answer is, a monstrous people. Back in the 30s, the media
reported on the achievements of Nazi Germany in terms not unlike those
used to describe the "Palestinian" enterprise. When asked to
cuddle monsters, they end up fondling them for their masters.
- And this kind of raw lying, hiding, twisting and distorting
won't end because Saudi Arabia owns controlling shares of UPI and a sizable
piece of CNN. The Saudi leadership, long ago appointed by British and American
oil companies, walk hand in hand with their buddies from the CFR and Royal
Institute Of International Affairs.
- And why shouldn't they? Without Israel as the whipping
boy, Arabs might begin to question their own repressive leaders, religion
- Which, of course, is the true road to peace. If the Arabs
ever wake up to how they've been impoverished in every way by the outsiders
who control their leaders, they might begin to see reality, instead of
the distorted picture shown in the media, which is keeping them ignorant
and turning them barbaric.
- If the Arabs don't snap out of it, then they should know:
after Israel, them.
- It's nice to have proof that these sendouts actually
have the effect of a counter media. Last week's report led to some 200
copies sold of Rabbi Marvin Antelman's new book, To Eliminate The Opiate
- Volume Two. Pretty decent for it's first week. His book and my books
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- From Hany Hanna
- Barry Chamish is incorrect about the names of Palestinian
towns being of Hebrew origin...my father's family comes from Ramallah,
a town which was first settled and named by a man from Syria in the mid
1500's....it means "mountain of God" (obviously) in Arabic and
remained a Christian Palestinian town until recently.
- Bethlehem is pronounced Bait-laham in Arabic which means
house of something... I forget because my Arabic is not so good but there
are similarities in Arabic and Hebrew.
- He's dead wrong about Ramallah and quite possibly the
- Note: Bethlehem in Hebrew means "House of Bread."