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February 11, 2015

Israeli Electorate Versus the World

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Exactly who is supposed to choose the next Prime Minister and Knesset, the Israeli voting public or the antagonistic worldwide media and governments? We have an American President who has decided that it is worth lying to the world’s peoples and medias claiming falsely that the Prime Minister of Israel and the Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives conspired to covertly bring Prime Minister Netanyahu and secret him into a combined meeting of Congress to talk and answer questions concerning Israeli intelligence which he might be permitted to share about the actual state and threat potentials of the Iranian nuclear weapons program all behind the Administrations back and without the knowledge of the Democrats in Congress. Even forgetting the fact that an Administration official has stated that Speaker Boehner had filed a report informing the White House and that Prime Minister Netanyahu did not accept the invitation until well after the invitation had been shared with the White House, but why should facts get in the way of a good public lynching.

 

The extreme leftist assimilated Jewish lobby J-Street, a George Soros production and an NGO completely sold out for anything President Obama supports and extremely anti-Zionist and anti-Netanyahu has come out so very publically claiming that Netanyahu approached the Speaker of the House with the whole idea for his appearance as a ploy to garner votes in Israel. This has also been a plot being sold by some leftist extremist post-Zionists in Israel and, needless to point out, also has been a mainstay talking point for Yitzhak Hertzog and Tzipi Livni when attacking Prime Minister Netanyahu claiming he is using the speech before Congress in order to pretend to importance and boost his presumably sagging image which is fading before their shining the light of their honest campaign which the people are simply flocking to despite the fact that the polls have barely changed since the beginning of the campaigns with understandable slight fluctuations for such events such as primaries or the announcement of presenting the party official lists before the public. Despite this the liberal and leftist media have talked up the centrist and leftist candidates and attacked the Zionist, nationalist and rightist party leaders and their candidates. But such is expected and what is surprisingly refreshing is a majority of Israelis in a recent poll revealed that they view the media in Israel to be slanted to the left either somewhat or very noticeably with a lesser number believing they are neutral and almost none suspecting them of being slanted to the right. Perhaps not everybody is asleep in Israel and that might be sufficient to allow an informed and fair election.

 

That brings us to the silent threat which has enjoyed sufficient media coverage that the fact it is still being referred to as a silent threat which may be revealed immediately after the elections in Israel. This silent threat has been not-so-silently repeated by the European Union and numerous leaders of numerous European nations. Sweden has been so silent about the threats that the new government wasted absolutely no time whatsoever in recognizing a Palestinian Arab state with Mahmoud Abbas as its leader. This was followed up this past weekend with the insistence by the Swedish leadership that Israel must respond to pressures and renew the peace talks with the Palestinian Authority towards establishing the very nation they already recognized. Immediately the start of the week you would never guess who arrived in Sweden with an entire entourage of media in tow. You guessed Mahmoud Abbas? How did you know, yes, Mahmoud Abbas arrived completely unannounced and apparently unexpected and without any formal invitation simply arrived and apparently he will be meeting with government officials and possibly holding a press meeting with Swedish government officials. Such a coincidence is just simply astounding.

 

The biggest insanity is the threat, the unspoken threat by the European union that if there is not a change in the Israeli government’s attitude towards having honest negotiations towards establishing a Palestinian state and ending the occupation and removing the illegal settlements from the West Bank, from beyond the Green Line then the European Union and all the member nations will embargo any Israeli business which does business with the settlements beyond the Green Line. There may even be a necessity for a complete embargo of all Israeli businesses. Could the European Union make their choice of who they demand be elected to lead Israel any clearer or make such threats on the Israeli public before they choose their new government just a month from now? What would happen if Israel had threatened Sweden before their recent election to cut off trade if they elected the leftist party? We all know exactly what would happen, the world’s media and leadership would come completely unglued. There would be a race to appear before the media cameras to denounce such a vile threat. The media would not stop denouncing such an uncouth and overly pretentious demand aiming to interfere with another democracy’s internal elections which must not be permitted or ever allowed to pass as such a threat is unacceptable in a free world where the people are to be free to choose their own governance. But if the interference is in the Israeli elections it is simply expected as otherwise the Israeli public might make a horrendous choice as they have proven to be easily fooled since they elected a right leaning nationalist government when left to their own decisions last elections. The world cannot allow such to be repeated in this election and the Israeli people have to be warned of the dire consequences of choosing those unacceptable Zionist and nationalist people to form the next government. The European Union is holding a democracy to ransom that unless they vote the way the European Union desires and then enter negotiations and surrender as the European Union expects they do in order to establish a terror state on the Judean hills and the rest of Judea and Samaria and surrender half of the Jewish Capital City of Jerusalem along with all the historic holy sites thus once again losing access to these sites and an assurance that they will once again be desecrated, vandalized and destroyed just as the Jordanians had done after the end of the 1949 armistice was put in effect making the Green Line the divide between Jordan and Israel until a peace agreement could be signed and a final border determined.

 

My disbelief is that it is almost understandable that there are people and powers in the world who desire to influence the politics of other nations. There have been politicians and parties who have received or elicited funding from foreign nations even against their national election laws. Israel is a lightning rod for controversies and foreign governments and people from outside of Israel to try and influence politics inside Israel. But no matter how far things may have gone before, and they have gone beyond what would be acceptable in other nations and would be an international scandal had Israelis ever attempted such interference in elections beyond Israeli borders. The closest Israeli politicians have come to the best of our knowledge was Prime Minister Netanyahu being accused of supporting Mitt Romney despite his refusal to voice any preference and when asked who he preferred to win the 2012 United States Presidential election he stated definitively every single time that he did not have a preference and was prepared to work with whoever the next President would be. When accused of actually supporting Romney after stating his neutrality he would vehemently deny any preference repeating his statement again just in case the media personality attempting to force a preference from him had not heard him the initial time. But the extent which the Western democratic world has gone to attempt to influence the Israeli election and their complete contempt for the Israeli electorate is profoundly disgusting. When one adds that the reason they desire to affect the coming Israeli elections is so that the United States Administration and the European Union and all too many of its member states overriding desire to dictate the complete surrender of the Israeli government to the demands of the Palestinian Arab forces such that the continued existence of the state of Israel as a Jewish homeland will be destroyed and the Jews living in Israel will either flee for their lives or be murdered, all roughly six million of them. Does that number ring a bell? Is it the plan to have a second Holocaust because the first one has slipped from the collective conscience of the world? Whatever the reason, the entire affair with its threats, lies, and completely nefarious, uncouth and uncomely actions across much of the western governments, media, NGOs and people in high standings interfering in the internal affairs of an election in another democracy is beyond belief and unacceptable. What makes it even worse is nobody in the commission of these crimes believes they are doing anything unacceptable because it is Israel so therefore they have some right to interfere because the Israelis do not know what they are doing when electing their leadership and like immature children they must be guided by better and more prudent minds. The efforts have been the greatest display of anti-Semitism we have ever witnessed and it is beyond disgusting, beyond revolting and beyond description by mere mortals. The media, foreign leftists, Israeli leftists, international secular humanist and extreme leftists working together from the far corners of the globe to the power at any cost leftists like Tzipi Livni, who in a short time went from Likud Party Knesset Minister to running on joint ticket with Labor Party just because it allowed her a path to power and her self-proclaimed destiny to be Prime Minister so she could repair Israel, all working for the singular goal to destroy Likud, Jewish Home and the right wing nationalist Zionists sacrificing them on the altar of Political Correctness even if this would result in the destruction of Israel from a nuclear armed Iran.

 

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August 21, 2014

Media Surrenders in Information War

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There are articles, editorials and debates mostly under the title of “Israel Losing the Information War.” Their erudite discussions use numerous examples of Israeli politicians, ambassadors and spokespersons making statements and usually picking a particularly bland statements and claim that they are losing because their presentations do not resonate well. They claim that Israel has not made proper use of social media. They continue with a litany of nitpicking hypercritical arguments. What they refuse to cover is the real center of the problem, the media itself.

 

One needs to sit in a less comfortable chair and really listen to the coverage of the continuing conflict between the Arab world and Israel to detect the slant being utilized to present the Arab side as superior and preferential to that of the Israelis. The most pernicious effrontery is the choice of wording which effects the listeners’ opinion and acceptance of information being conveyed. When listing commentary concerning the Arab side, recently the Hamas side, the choice of wording is active while when talking about the Israeli side the wording is usually passive. The easiest example is when giving casualty reports. When listing Palestinian casualties they will invoke words such as murdered or killed yet while reporting Israeli casualties they will tend to simply report them as deaths or have died. Which is more emotionally charged, someone who was killed or someone who died? Another problem which has to do with casualty reporting has been the virtual exclusive utilization of the Hamas provided numbers despite historic proof that such numbers are unreliable and often exaggerated. In the current conflict the verified reports of fatalities in Gaza places the percentages of combatant casualties to civilian casualties has been closest to 1:1 yet the reports consistently claim that 90% of the casualties have been civilians. The former ratio was released by a Red Cross official who had been granted access to IDF reports and lists of names of those terrorists killed during Operation Protective Edge while the vast majority of news reports use the Hamas released numbers despite, as one commenter stated in a moment of brutal clarity when reporting, I wish I had recorded that news report as I have not been able to find any record of it, that the numbers being reported are probably exaggerated as news reporters have understood since the start of the conflict. Perhaps I should join Facebook.

 

The best and most well-known example of inflated and simply false beyond belief numbers and the perfidy of media coverage was the so-called Jenin Massacre. When during the Israeli retaking of control over a large swath of the Judea and Samaria (West Bank) there was a particularly fierce firefight between Fatah aligned terrorist fighters and the IDF. When the media covered the fighting then in the aftermath they insisted on using the reported numbers given by the Fatah spokespersons who claimed to have direct numbers from the actual area. The numbers kept increasing even after the fighting had concluded. Numbers which originally were just a few hundred soon cleared a thousand and soon climbed into multiple thousands with the final claims pushing over ten-thousand murdered Palestinians of which over 90% were presumably civilians. The IDF attempted to refute the numbers listing their and Fatah terrorists fatalities combined to be around one-hundred dead at the most with the IDF having lost twenty-three and fifty-two wounded and the various numbers of Palestinian deaths was between fifty-two and fifty-five with Human Rights Watch claiming a near even numbers of combatants and civilians while the IDF numbers showed only five confirmed civilian deaths and the remainder as active combatants. Fortunately for the Palestinians of Judea and Samaria Fatah had not used human shields in an intentional attempt to maximize civilian casualties while minimizing the loss of Fatah combatants and other military equipment and arms, something Hamas has made maximum use of in the current conflict which is the main reason for the higher than usual numbers of civilian casualties as compared to the majority of previous IDF wars.

 

Another reason behind slanted news has been the ease of completely accepting any press releases from Hamas and their spokespeople and the reliance on commentary from solely those sympathetic with the Palestinian side or hostile to the Israeli side. The newscasters when holding interviews with Israeli politicians or IDF spokespeople take on an adversarial and belligerent role challenging and belittling their every comment calling their veracity into question at every opportunity and then impugning their entire presentation in summary after closing the interview usually by sniping that that was a representative from the IDF or the Israeli parliament the Knesset as if such makes their information of dubious origins. There have been a fair number of such interviews where the interviewing reporter ended the exchange without thanking the Israeli representative for their time as if they resented having to hold the interview. On the other side these reporters universally thank the representatives who support Hamas such as CAIR, MSA and other Islamic supportive groups for their time and make comments after such interviews stating that we have just heard a refreshing take on the conflict going on between Hamas and Israel. Then there are the ways that information provided by both sides are reported and commented upon. The Hamas press releases and social media statements are read as straight facts without any conditional comments that might raise doubts to their validity while when quoting Israeli press releases they often make commentary calling into question the veracity of those statements often presenting them as such was the report according to IDF spokespersons. Such an accounting leaves any report as being probably a biased and lacking factual weight leaving the watcher in doubt as to if the facts presented are believable.

 

Add the media’s relentless presentation of the casualty numbers as if having more casualties makes one side the more honorable side more deserving of sympathy and somehow makes their grievances and positions more valid than the other side. Had such been the style of reporting during World War II then the Russian efforts would have carried the most weight followed by the Japanese and then the Germans with the French efforts being the most dubious followed by the United States and then Britain. Since when did suffering the higher numbers of casualties come to infer a more valid viewpoint and argument. Further, since when must one side take precautions not to cause more casualties on their enemies during a conflict than their enemy has caused amongst their side. Is not the entire effort of war to impart more casualties on the other side than your side suffers? Israelis are not being killed in similar numbers because Israel expends large amounts of resources and financial commitments to protect their people than Hamas has in Gaza. Take a little challenge here and remember as you make these calculations that Hamas has a multi-billion dollar construction of underground tunnels and command and control headquarters and storage areas which could also double as a bomb shelter with the capacity of holding close to the entire population of Gaza but only permits their Hamas combatants and leadership to take refuge underground while forcing their civilians to remain in areas where Israel has warned they intend to attack by dropping leaflets over the area. The challenge is to count by twenty-thousands where each announced interception of a Hamas rocket sent into Israel equals twenty-thousand dollars. This challenge discounts the hundreds of millions of dollars the development of the Iron Dome system cost and will only take into consideration the cost to produce the individual intercepting missile and also discounts the percentage, small as it may be, of missiles which did not intercept a rocket. That will give one a running total of the Israeli investment to protect their civilians as these Hamas rockets are not being aimed at the IDF, they are aimed at Israeli communities including her major cities. They are aimed at Jews, Christians, Muslims and those of other religions who all live with freedom to worship as they please in Israel. It is aimed at European, Arab, Asian and African Jews (there are Jews in Israel from every continent including the Ethiopian Jews rescued over the past decade, the Bnei Menashe Tribe from India, the 850,000 Jewish refugees from the Arab and Muslim worlds and their descendants which now make up half of the Israeli population, a large number of Russian Jews who were received at great effort and expense from the former Soviet Union, and currently there are increasing numbers coming from the Ukraine and France as well as numerous other places where Jews are feeling more and more threatened every day. Israel is a collection of Jews from over the entirety of the planet Earth and of every nationality imaginable. They live together with a large population of Christian and Muslim Arabs as well as other minorities including sizeable Kurdish and Baha’i communities all of whom share the bounties of Israel and have equal rights to vote, live, work, own land and businesses and are equal in every way. These are the peoples who make up the communities of Israel and are all facing the rockets from Hamas. Unbelievably, but true, at the very beginning of the current conflict both the wife of Mahmoud Abbas and the mother-in-law of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh were receiving treatment in Israeli hospitals. Both are well and recovering nicely. I am willing to bet those two little facts were pretty much ignored by the mainstream media, I wonder why? Perhaps they painted too sympathetic a picture of Israeli society and the realities that are actually true? Could not be, the media is always completely honest, right?

 

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