Cooking the Books for Israel: How the NY Times Plays a Numbers Game
By Barbara Erickson | Nov. 23, 2015
Jodi Rudoren today in The New York Times puts up a numbers barrier to hide the reality of Palestinian casualties in the latest spate of violence in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. The aim, as usual, is to maintain the claim of Israeli victimhood and to obscure the criminal brutality of the occupation.
Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely was an invited speaker at the Zionism 3.0 conference in Palo Alto, California on November 22. Hotovely is a member of the right-wing Likud party and has called for assassination of Palestinian leaders and annexation by Israel of all the land “between the [Jordan] River and the [Mediterranean] Sea.” As she began to speak, five activists rose from the audience to declare her under citizen’s arrest, in keeping with warrants recently issued for Israeli officials in Spain, South Africa and Turkey.
The footage in the video above was taken from a lecture Hosein delivered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on October 24, 2015, the original video for which was uploaded two days later on October 26. At the time Russia was slightly over three weeks into its air campaign in Syria. In the lecture, as you will see, Hosein predicted that NATO would “up the ante” and “escalate the conflict” in response to the Russian airstrikes. He was correct in this prognosis. On October 31 we saw the downing of the Russian commercial passenger jet over Egypt’s Sinai, followed by the terror attacks in Beirut and Paris on November 12 and 13 respectively.
A bit earlier I put up a post about a young Russian woman giving a rather poetic response to an ISIS video threatening attacks on Russia. If you haven’t seen it, check it out, it’s immediately below this post.
A Russian girl has posted her own response to an extremely graphic video purportedly produced by ISIS and threatening attacks on Russia. While the original video included special effects and massive amounts of blood and violence, in this video we see just the girl by herself, standing on a street, reciting her poetry. (Translation is below.)
By Robert Bridge
With every new manifestation of global terrorism, Western media outlets are dutifully serving as the mouthpiece for Islamic State, promoting its mad message and crazed claims without ever scrutinizing the group’s dubious origins.
Ever since Russia opened its bombing campaign against Islamic State forces in Syria all hell has broken loose on the planet. On Oct. 31, a Russian Airbus was brought down by an explosive device over the Sinai Peninsula, killing 224. On Nov. 12, a bomb exploded in Beirut, Lebanon killing dozens. On Friday the 13th Paris was hit by a string of terrorist attacks against public venues that left 129 dead and 352 wounded.
Artists with a conscience–what a novel concept.
I Pray Tonight
for the children of Gaza and their mothers
Perhaps he dared pick up a rock and throw it at his occupiers. And no doubt where Israel is concerned, that makes him a terrorist. From the video description:
Israeli occupation soldier arresting Haitham Yousef ( 8 years old ) & Munther Amira from Aida refugee camp today ( Nov 17, 2015) in occupied Palestine.