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The Western Media Is Romanticizing The Butchers Of Israelis

02/17/2013 5 comments
Gaza Child Killed By Failed Hamas Rocket Reported By CNN As Killed By Israel

Gaza Child Killed By Failed Hamas Rocket Reported By CNN As Killed By Israel

By Giulio Meotti, INN OP-ED – “Once there was the Holocaust in one photograph. You’ve seen it hundreds of times: a group of Warsaw Jews, laden down with their shabby belongings, herded along a street by German soldiers and that boy with a hat too big for him, the yellow star on his chest and his hands up.

Now it is time for anti-Semitism in one photograph. The Swedish photographer Paul Hansen won the 2012 World Press Photo award with a picture of two Palestinian children killed in an Israeli strike being carried to their funeral. The photo shows a group of men marching the dead bodies through a narrow street in Gaza. The little victims, a brother and sister, are wrapped in white cloth with only their faces showing.

This is the same World Press Photo organization which just closed down a show in Beirut over the presence of an Israeli photographer’s work. Such a brave and honest organization!

Unfortunately, Israel is [losing] the war of images against these liars who have set up an industry of blood libels through the lens.

The photograph of Tuvia Grossman in the year 2000 makes the point clear.

Tuvia was riding in a taxi in Jerusalem when a Palestinian mob stormed the car. He would have been lynched, if it was not for the Israeli police which responded to the attack.

The photo of the incident was printed in The New York Times with an AP caption which identified a bloodied Grossman as a Palestinian, while a baton-wielding policeman loomed over him. ‘An Israeli policeman and a Palestinian on the Temple Mount’, the headline blared..

The photo inspired one of the largest hate campaigns in recent memory.

Then it was the turn of Mohammed al Dura. French journalism should be marked by shame for a century for this Goebbels-like lie which criminalized the Jews in front of global public opinion.

How can we forget the photoshopped images of a bomb exploding in Beirut published by Reuters during the Second Lebanon War? A woman, whose snapshot made the headlines as a symbol that surfaced among the ruins, was then rephotographed on a different place, while similar photos were orchestrated in an obtrusive manner in order to give the impression that Read more…

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