How The NY Times Whitewashes the Scandal of Israel’s Child Prisoners

Separate court systems for Palestinians and Israelis–and the NY Times can’t bring itself to use the “A” word (“apartheid”). Abuse of children during night raids, arrests, and interrogations, and the NY Times can’t bring itself to use the “T” word (“torture”). I think the NY Times is running a close race with the Nobel Peace Committee in terms of who has the lowest credibility these days.

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Dima al Wawi, 12, was released from an Israeli prison last week, and according to The New York Times, her experience there was not all that bad. She played shuffle ball and went to classes, and when she came home after more than two months, she remained her spunky self.

This is the tenor of a piece by Diaa Hadid that ran on page one recently under the headline, “As Attacks Surge, Boys and Girls Fill Israeli Jails.” The tone here is in stark contrast to other accounts. The Daily Mail, for instance, ran the story with this title: “Haunted face of a 12-year-old girl broken by jail.”

A YouTube video of Dima’s reunion with her family also reveals a stony-faced child with dull eyes, and her mother speaks of her dismay at seeing her like that: “It seems like she is living in another world, in shock…

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Palestinians Are Dying, But Only Israelis are “Vulnerable” in The NY Times

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Isabel Kershner in The New York Timesreports that Israelis are suffering from “a sense of vulnerability” after a bus bombing in Jerusalem this week. The event, she reports, sowed fear and anxiety in a population “already on edge” after a series of attacks over the past several months.

Although there were no reported deaths from the bombing, she writes that Israelis were reminded of the second Palestinian uprising “when suicide bombers blew up buses in Jerusalem and other Israeli cities, killing scores.”

Missing from her account is any mention of Palestinian fear or vulnerability in spite of data showing that Palestinian deaths outnumber Israeli fatalities by a factor of five or more, depending on the time frame. The second intifada, for instance, which Kershner takes as her reference point, left 5,904 Palestinians dead compared with 1,163 Israelis.

She notes that “about 30” Israelis have died in the past six…

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Ali Abu Kosher Did it Again

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Shabbos Goy Ali Abunimah, the man who planned  to reduce the Intifada into an electronic noticeboard, did it again. Abunimah is notorious for being an appeaser of light Zionists and AZZs, is caught on the above tweet thanking Stanford  Students for stopping a Nakba event featuring an 85-year-old Nakba Survivor and others who have spent their entire lives in a refugee camp in Lebanon. Stanford SJP are now claiming — falsely — that they cancelled the event “because “Alison Weir who refuses to respect Israel’s “right to exist as a regime” was in the audience.

if Ali Abunimah like Stanford SJP insists upon Israel’s right to exist, he should consider Join the Likud party…

To learn more on this fiasco read Marxism.org:

[Marxism] Stanford SJP shuts down Palestinian refugee event, falsely blames it on Alison Weir

SJP shut down an event featuring an…

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Syria Elections 2016: US-NATO’s Failed Attempt to Deny the Will of the Syrian People

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Global Research, April 14, 2016

“We declare our right on this earth…to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary.” ~ Malcolm X

Yesterday Parliamentary elections were held in Syria. 7000 polling booths were opened across the country. 11, 341 candidates were proposed from across Syria with 250 to be elected to Parliament, including a number of female candidates.

Candidates were spread out as follows: 988 in Damascus, 817 in Damascus countryside, Aleppo 1437, in Aleppo regions 1048, In Idleb 386, in Homs 1800, Hama 700, Lattakia 1653, Tartous 634, Deir Ezzor 311, Hasaka 546, Raqqa 197, Daraa 321, Sweida 263 and in Quneitra 240

Voting centres opened at 7.30 am and were obliged…

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