Blaming Israel for carnage

Blaming Israel for carnage

There are 121921 comments on the Fort Worth Star-Telegram story from Jul 22, 2006, titled Blaming Israel for carnage. In it, Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that:

Most media outlets aren't providing news of Israel's barbaric air raids on Lebanon with fairness and integrity.

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Lil Joey from Sinai

Smithtown, NY

#99950 Dec 27, 2012
Grace Halsell (con't)

'It shouldn't be published. It's anti-Israel.'

In the late 1970s, when I first went to Jerusalem, I was unaware that editors could and would classify "news" depending on who was doing what to whom. On my initial visit to Israel-Palestine, I had interviewed dozens of young Palestinian men. About one in four related stories of torture.

Israeli police had come in the night, dragged them from their beds and placed hoods over their heads. Then in jails the Israelis had kept them in isolation, besieged them with loud, incessant noises, hung them upside down and had sadistically mutilated their genitals. I had not read such stories in the U.S. media. Wasn't it news? Obviously, I naively thought, U.S. editors simply didn't know it was happening.

On a trip to Washington, DC, I hand-delivered a letter to Frank Mankiewicz, then head of the public radio station WETA. I explained I had taped interviews with Palestinians who had been brutally tortured. And I'd make them available to him. I got no reply. I made several phone calls. Eventually I was put through to a public relations person, a Ms. Cohen, who said my letter had been lost. I wrote again. In time I began to realize what I hadn't known: had it been Jews who were strung up and tortured, it would be news. But interviews with tortured Arabs were “lost" at WETA.

The process of getting my book Journey to Jerusalem published also was a learning experience. Bill Griffin, who signed a contract with me on behalf of MacMillan Publishing Company, was a former Roman Catholic priest. He assured me that no one other than himself would edit the book. As I researched the book, making several trips to Israel and Palestine, I met frequently with Griffin, showing him sample chapters.“Terrific,” he said of my material.

The day the book was scheduled to be published, I went to visit MacMillan's. Checking in at a reception desk, I spotted Griffin across a room, cleaning out his desk. His secretary Margie came to greet me. In tears, she whispered for me to meet her in the ladies room. When we were alone, she confided, "He's been fired.” She indicated it was because he had signed a contract for a book that was sympathetic to Palestinians. Griffin, she said, had no time to see me.

Later, I met with another MacMillan official, William Curry.“I was told to take your manuscript to the Israeli Embassy, to let them read it for mistakes,” he told me.“They were not pleased. They asked me,“You are not going to publish this book, are you?” I asked, "Were there mistakes?”“Not mistakes as such. But it shouldn't be published. It's anti-Israel.”

Somehow, despite obstacles to prevent it, the presses had started rolling. After its publication in 1980, I was invited to speak in a number of churches. Christians generally reacted with disbelief. Back then, there was little or no coverage of Israeli land confiscation, demolition of Palestinian homes, wan ton arrests and torture of Palestinian civilians
Lil Joey from Sinai

Smithtown, NY

#99951 Dec 27, 2012
Grace Halsell continues on:

The Same Question

Speaking of these injustices, I invariably heard the same question,“How come I didn't know this?" Or someone might ask, "But I haven't read about that in my newspaper.” To these church audiences, I related my own learning experience, that of seeing hordes of U.S. correspondents covering a relatively tiny state. I pointed out that I had not seen so many reporters in world capitals such as Beijing, Moscow, London, Tokyo, Paris. Why, I asked, did a small state with a 1980 population of only four million warrant more reporters than China, with a billion people?

I also linked this query with my findings that The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The

Washington Post -- and most of our nation's print media - are owned and/or controlled by Jews supportive of Israel. It was for this reason, I deduced, that they sent so many reporters to cover Israel -- and to do so largely from the Israeli point of view.

My learning experiences also included coming to realize how easily I could lose a Jewish friend if I criticized the Jewish state. I could with impunity criticize France, England, Russia, even the United States. And any aspect of life in America. But not the Jewish state. I lost more Jewish friends than one after the publication of Journey to Jerusalem -- all sad losses for me and one, perhaps, saddest of all.

In the 1960s and 1970s, before going to the Middle East, I had written about the plight of blacks in a book entitled Soul Sister, and the plight of American Indians in a book entitled Bessie Yellowhair, and the problems endured by undocumented workers crossing from Mexico in The Illegals. These books had come to the attention of the “mother” of The New York Times, Mrs. Arthur Hays Sulzberger.

Her father had started the newspaper, then her husband ran it, and in the years that I knew her, her son was the publisher. She invited me to her fashionable apartment on Fifth Avenue for lunches and dinner parties. And, on many occasions, I was a weekend guest at her Greenwich, Conn., home.

She was liberal-minded and praised my efforts to speak for the underdog, even going so far in one letter to say,“You are the most remarkable woman I ever knew.” I had little concept that from being buoyed so high I could be dropped so suddenly when I discovered -- from her point of view -- the “wrong” underdog.

As it happened, I was a weekend guest in her spacious Connecticut home when she read bound galleys of Journey to Jerusalem. As I was leaving, she handed the galleys back with a saddened look:“My dear, have you forgotten the Holocaust?” She felt that what happened in Nazi Germany to Jews several decades earlier should silence any criticism of the Jewish state. She could focus on a holocaust of Jews while negating a modern day holocaust of Palestinians.

I realized, quite painfully, that our friendship was ending. Iphigene Sulzberger had not only invited me to her home to meet her famous friends but, also at her suggestion, The Times had requested articles. I wrote op-ed articles on various subjects including American blacks, American Indians as well as undocumented workers. Since Mrs. Sulzberger and other Jewish officials at the Times highly praised my efforts to help these groups of oppressed peoples, the dichotomy became apparent: most “liberal” U.S. Jews stand on the side of all poor and oppressed peoples save one -- the Palestinians.
Lil Joey from Sinai

Smithtown, NY

#99952 Dec 27, 2012
Grace Halsell is a very brave and Truthful writer as she finishes her story of Israeli Jews brutal onslaught of innocent Palestinian farmers and Jews on going endless Terror and Supreme Holocaust Occupation.

Grace Halsell:

Yet, increasingly, American Jews have fallen victim to Zionism, a nationalistic movement that passes for many as a religion. While the ethical instructions of all great religions -- including the teachings of Moses, Muhammad and Christ -- stress that all human beings are equal, militant Zionists take the position that the killing of a non-Jew does not count.

Over five decades now, Zionists have killed Palestinians with impunity. And in the 1996 shelling of a U.N. base in Qana, Lebanon, the Israelis killed more than 100 civilians sheltered there. As an Israeli journalist, Arieh Shavit, explains of the massacre,“We believe with absolute certitude that right now, with the White House in our hands, the Senate in our hands and The New York Times in our hands, the lives of others do not count the same way as our own.”

Israelis today, explains the anti-Zionist Jew Israel Shahak,“are not basing their religion on the ethics of justice. They do not accept the Old Testament as it is written. Rather, religious Jews turn to the Talmud. For them, the Talmudic Jewish laws become “the Bible.” And the Talmud teaches that a Jew can kill a non-Jew with impunity.

In the teachings of Christ, there was a break from such Talmudic teachings. He sought to heal the wounded, to comfort the downtrodden.

The danger, of course, for U.S. Christians is that having made an icon of Israel, we fall into a trap of condoning whatever Israel does -- even wanton murder -- as orchestrated by God.

Yet, I am not alone in suggesting that the churches in the United States represent the last major organized support for Palestinian rights. This imperative is due in part to our historic links to the Land of Christ and in part to the moral issues involved with having our tax dollars fund Israeli-government-approved violations of human rights.

While Israel and its dedicated U.S. Jewish supporters know they have the president and most of Congress in their hands, they worry about grassroots America -- the well-meaning Christians who care for justice. Thus far, most Christians were unaware of what it was they didn't know about Israel. They were indoctrinated by U.S. supporters of Israel in their own country and when they traveled to the Land of Christ most all did so under Israeli sponsorship. That being the case, it was unlikely a Christian ever met a Palestinian or learned what caused the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

This is gradually changing, however. And this change disturbs the Israelis. As an example, delegates attending a Christian Sabeel conference in Bethlehem earlier this year said they were harassed by Israeli security at the Tel Aviv airport.

“They asked us,” said one delegate,“Why did you use a Palestinian travel agency? Why didn't you use an Israeli agency?” The interrogation was so extensive and hostile that Sabeel leaders called a special session to brief the delegates on how to handle the harassment. Obviously, said one delegate,“The Israelis have a policy to discourage us from visiting the Holy Land except under their sponsorship. They don't want Christians to start learning all they have never known about Israel.”


About the Author :

Grace Halsell (1923-2000) was a distinguished American journalist, war correspondent, author and columnist. She was the author of 13 books, including Journey to Jerusalem and Prophecy and Politics

Wake up you blind Americans and do not be part and parcel to Israeli jews Crimes against Almighty God.
Lil Joey at Sinai

Smithtown, NY

#99953 Dec 27, 2012
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correction:

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Wake up you blind Americans to the real Truths and facts about Israel's Jew's Terrorism, false-flags, their Mass-murders, their Genocide, their kidnappings, their selling fresh Palestine teens body parts, their ethnic cleansing, their torture chambers, their Chemical Warfare, their perverse Talmud books, their Satanic rituals, their War Crimes against Humanity, and their Supreme Holocaust, wake up and do not support these evil beyond evil sub-human monsters from the dark side of hell's special ordained place in their monster abyss of lies and falsehoods.

I'm enlightening you that believe in the Truth, and to those who really don't know that Israel is a Sin fest for evil doers and is Wickedness Personified in their pen sty of injurious gluttonous diseased stiff-neck sinners.

Israel is a place that God will show His Wrath in His Almighty due Time and i'm begging the righteous of hearts to be alert and do not be part and parcel to Israeli jews offensiveness against Almighty God Laws and Israeli jew-jews' Crimes against Humanity!

Let those who support israeli jews terrorism, reap what the have sown/.....~
Henry

Van Nuys, CA

#99954 Dec 27, 2012
ocxz wrote:
<quoted text>
Microscopic events in the ocean of time.
trauma maybe ?
So, killing an old man in a wheelchair works for you huh?

your hatred shows
Smokin Joe

Riverhead, NY

#99955 Dec 27, 2012
Don't let Pro-Israel extremists sink Hagel
endtime

AOL

#99956 Dec 27, 2012
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PROOF Obama's Relection = ANTICHRIST_______

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Rtloder

Sydney, Australia

#99957 Dec 28, 2012
endtime wrote:
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PROOF Obama's Relection = ANTICHRIST_______
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =6z-v0iNbVBwXX&feature=plc p
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Obama came out in the open only after the election, before it Hillary was the upfront advocate of war while he was reluctant. Voting gets finished and the reasonable Obama becomes the warmonger Hillary was. That's the way it's generally perceived
and when you think about it, why the hell not, out of Afghanistan leaving the Wahhabi and the Brotherhood to look after American interests, then into Africa and Asia in a really big way where the profits are much better. Obama the Antichrist all right he'd steal religion from dying children, to promote decadent evil.
Rambone

Duncanville, TX

#99958 Dec 28, 2012
North America is developing a reputation as a nascent police state.

In less than a few decades it has gone from proclaiming itself as the “home of the brave” to being seen as a totalitarian state in the making. From being the ‘home of the free’, where ‘freedom’ was supposedly enshrined in the Constitution, to a land now watched over by the intrusive gaze of ‘Homeland Security’.

Indeed the U.S. is developing a reputation comparable to Nazi Germany in the 1930s and that’s not something that readily attracts visitors.

Of course a similar trend is occurring across the globe, but somehow it seems all the more apparent in the U.S.

So while most Americans may dismiss the following because only Iran is warning its citizens about travelling to the U.S., the fact is that around the globe it is increasingly seen as a rather unattractive destination for travellers.
bernhard

Karlsruhe, Germany

#99959 Dec 28, 2012
Luis Ferreira wrote:
<quoted text>
War is a product of fear and ...
Priority list:
1. Greed
2. Fear (many reasons also paranoia last not least)
3. Bigotry, fanaticism.
4. and voila, finally or even firstly,
most wars would have never happened
if the folks wouldn't have
followed their greedy leaders.
And why they are always obeying?
You see, now comes again the priority list.
Lil Joey at Sinai

Smithtown, NY

#99960 Dec 28, 2012
bernhard wrote:
<quoted text>
Priority list:
1. Greed
2. Fear (many reasons also paranoia last not least)
3. Bigotry, fanaticism.
4. and voila, finally or even firstly,
most wars would have never happened
if the folks wouldn't have
followed their greedy leaders.
And why they are always obeying?
You see, now comes again the priority list.
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That's one way to look at israeli jews Terrorism and Supreme Holocaust...
Lil Joey at Sinai

Smithtown, NY

#99961 Dec 28, 2012
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Just something to think about. Iranians are not Arabs, but Persians. For the record, we do not subscribe to Fundamentalists in Iran, especially when it comes to women's rights, but with that said, the Persian people pose no threat to USA whatsoever..

And what i personally abhor is what Israel is doing with total impunity and immunity to helpless defense Palestinians.. And our dedication to these fowl creatures, is making us hated by most of the World who demand fairness and equal Justice for all, when we are the only Nation to vetoes Israel's settlement building and endless Terrorism that veiled in Hypocrisy. Israel is not our ally, but Communism/zionism is, that Golda Meir signed a Treaty in 1956 with the Communist Red Army Brigade of jew Karl Marxist Ideology.

Another cyber-attack on Iran by the complicated computer worm Stuxnet, but the outcome is this time is much different for the Iranians people.

This past Christmas day on Tuesday,... Ali Akbar Akhavan stated that a virus targeted a power plant and some other high tech sites in Hormozgan province was aborted by new high tech Persian soldiers in an ongoing cyber war. And these brilliant Iranian computer experts were able to "successfully stop" the worm of death in it's tracks, by new advanced Persian own technology..

Iranians are happy that this occurred in 2010 given the Persians time to get to analyze this new class of Israeli secretive aggression, so that Iranians were able to study and get a mastery over this New Aged Warfare.

This is a quote from CBS:

"Tehran has said both worms are part of a secret U.S.-Israeli program that seeks to destabilize Iran's nuclear program".
Lil Joey at Sinai

Smithtown, NY

#99962 Dec 28, 2012
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correction:

And what i personally abhor is what Israel is doing with total impunity and immunity to helpless defensive Palestinian human beings..

And our minority dedication to these fowl Israeli evil creatures, is making our Nation hated by most of the World, who demand fairness and equal Justice for all as honest brokers. An honest broker would have Israeli Jews in front of a International War Crime tribunal and not giving them a vote of "Confidence" for their endless Crimes against Humanity. When and where does this drek stop????
Northern tTruth seekers

Smithtown, NY

#99963 Dec 28, 2012
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What has happened to the Truth and International Law in Libya and now in Syria?

And who are the people called the "rebels" in Syria?

How are the brotherhood of Al Qaeda', the Saudi Arabia, Sunni dissidents, and Israeli jews Mossad involved in Syria's Turmoil?

And who is really behind this Turmoil in Syria?

And who really believes the western media anymore/?



And what's going on with Putin?

And do u think our President Obama and our Congress and our Senate would ever lie to the American people for Zionism and Israel?

Last question,... who thinks Americans should be left in the dark, when it comes to the real, real, real Truth about Israeli Jews Terrorism and what's really happening in/with Syria and Iran?
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Daily Show

Riverhead, NY

#99964 Dec 28, 2012
Henry

United States

#99965 Dec 28, 2012
Idiot from port jefferson=copy, paste, repeat.
Rtloder

Sydney, Australia

#99966 Dec 28, 2012
Northern tTruth seekers wrote:
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What has happened to the Truth and International Law in Libya and now in Syria?
And who are the people called the "rebels" in Syria?
How are the brotherhood of Al Qaeda', the Saudi Arabia, Sunni dissidents, and Israeli jews Mossad involved in Syria's Turmoil?
And who is really behind this Turmoil in Syria?
And who really believes the western media anymore/?
And what's going on with Putin?
And do u think our President Obama and our Congress and our Senate would ever lie to the American people for Zionism and Israel?
Last question,... who thinks Americans should be left in the dark, when it comes to the real, real, real Truth about Israeli Jews Terrorism and what's really happening in/with Syria and Iran?
`
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =mh7_z9nZsZQXX


Exactly what are the Evil Bastards, the Brotherhood and Cult Islam Wahhabi doing
Murdering with Obama's blessing in Syria.?
Rambone

Duncanville, TX

#99967 Dec 29, 2012
Vietnam kicked that ass......rag-tag Iraqi insurgents and Taliban kicked that ass........and now the Great Satan is about to become 'Duck Soup'.........

Iran’s Navy has started the second day of a specialized naval exercise, dubbed Velayat 91, in a vast area to display the country’s capabilities to defend its maritime borders and maintain durable peace in the region.


The six-day maritime maneuvers, launched on Friday, are carried out in the Strait of Hormuz, the Sea of Oman, north of the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Aden and Bab-el-Mandeb Strait.

On the first day of the massive drill, a fleet of surface and subsurface vessels were sent to the location of the exercise.

“Among the aims of the drill is to display the capabilities of Iran’s Armed Forces and the Navy to defend our country’s water borders and interests in line with establishing durable security in the region and conveying the message of peace and friendship to the neighboring states,” Iran’s Navy commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said on Friday.


He said that the Velayat 91 drill also sends this message to enemies that the Iranian nation seriously defends its vital interests in all areas, in particular in free waters.

Over the past few years, Iran has held several military drills to enhance the defensive capabilities of its armed forces and to test modern military tactics and equipment.

Iran's Navy launched the massive 10-day Velayat 90 naval exercise on December 24, 2011.

The drill covered an area stretching from the east of the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf to the Gulf of Aden. Apart from military tactics, different domestically-built pieces of equipment were also tested in the drill.

The Islamic Republic has repeatedly assured other nations, especially neighbors, that its military might poses no threat to other countries, insisting that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.
Rat Patrol exposes J Rats

Smithtown, NY

#99968 Dec 29, 2012
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Why are we Americans given mis-information by western zion run media and why is Hollywood making a Zionist/communist movie on Syria to deceive and lie about the True story in Syria to us Americans?

The Syrians, especially Christians Syrians want Assad to represent them not Israeli paid "death squad" killers calling themselves rebels.

These dissidents are criminals and a masterful ploy for new warfare tactics, that are dressed in military uniforms and called rebels, when in reality they are another false flag for Israeli Terror agendas and jews great "Lying Deception" to the brain dead Americans of trust..

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http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Rambone

Duncanville, TX

#99969 Dec 29, 2012
Egyptian Ambassador to Lebanon Ashraf Hamdy says his country plans to forge "tight" relations with the Lebanese resistance group Hezbollah.

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