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Monday, September 19, 2005

From 1936 to 2006 - Can it happen here in America?

The extermination of a people begins with its deligitimization through propaganda that holds as an article of faith that a people have no right to exist. We see such things in the Muslim world. Some say we see them in Europe. Most will say we do not see any such thing here. Or do we?

Courtesy of CAMERA, this is a sample of what major US and British news media outlets reported about the torching of Synagogues in Gush Katif.



"Palestinians came streaming to the settlements that caused them so much pain, to sightsee and to loot. Israel stole thirty-eight years from them; today, many were ready to take back anything they could."

"This structure behind me --very controversial because it is the Jewish synagogue in the middle of Netzarim. The Israeli cabinet, of course, voting to leave those synagogues standing, very much angering the Palestinian Authority, because they know that these buildings are seen very much by the vast majority of Palestinians as potent symbols of the Israeli occupation and could not be protected or even left standing. And so we're seeing very sensitive scenes here over the past few hours as the Palestinian security forces move the civilians out of that synagogue and move their bulldozers in to take away these structures, again, seen as hated symbols of the Israeli occupation...And also an aspect that's really kind of tainted the sense of victory, the sense of relief amongst the Palestinians that the Israelis are finally gone. "



"Many vented their fury over the occupation by laying waste to the synagogues that Israeli authorities chose to leave standing. At the Neve Dekalim synagogue, a hulking Star of David-shaped building visible from miles away, a club-wielding crowd had descended by early morning to smash every window and tear insulation from the walls and ceilings."



"Half a century of frustration erupted in chaotic euphoria yesterday as thousands of joyful Palestinians flooded into the abandoned Jewish settlements of Gaza in a riot of dancing, looting, and score-settling...The skies were yet to be lit by the rising sun when the first flames from burning synagogues could be seen, set alight by Palestinians incensed by years when the Israeli army ruthlessly defended the settlements."

...it can't happen here.

Right.

5 comments:

ruth2 said...

Exactly, it can and is happening again, and few in the mainstream media are recognizing their complicity in portraying Jews as foreign occupiers.

To them these editorials written under the guise of straight news reporting are simply "fair and balanced" coverage. Reporting the Palestinan response and reaction is appropriate, championing their cause is not. In a situation as volitile as this the best course of action for a reporter is to use liberal quotes from several sources and keep his or her personal reflections out of the coverage.


The lack of condemnation of the burning of 19 synagogues made it passed the assignment editor's desk. How very odd, also, that these outlets largely if not completely ignore the September 6, 2005 attack against the arab Christians living in Gaza. If other media outlets besides Artuz covered the attacks I didn't see it. Strange how the Muslim Palestines can do no wrong.

The media is avoiding the obvious. That by expelling jewish residents, burning sacred houses of worship to the ground and attacking Christian arabs these Muslim Palestians are committing ethnical cleansing.

stemir said...

It is my oppinion that every Jew should make concrete plans to move to Eretz Yisrael as soon as possible. If for nothing else than at least for the extra mitzvot that can be done only there.

Malachai said...

Thankfully, i do not buy any of the news papers, i have not bought one for decades, and all decent people should stop buying these papers and the new york times. Justice will be done, a new hurricane has just entered the gulf of mexico, may it sink bush's oil rigs to the bottom of the sea, just as God did to egypt's chariots at the red sea, and destroy the idol of western civilazation, the economy.

ruth2 said...

as an aside: www.honestreporting.com is an excellent site when it comes to debunking media myths about Israel.

malachai said...

Anti-Semitism sells, but who's buying?

AP
New York Times Shares Dip to New Low
Wednesday September 21, 1:09 pm ET
By Paulette Chu, AP Business Writer
New York Times' Layoffs, Weak Third-Quarter Outlook Drag Down Newspaper Stocks


NEW YORK (AP) -- Shares of New York Times Co. dipped to a new low Wednesday and dragged down the newspaper sector as investors read the company's weak third-quarter outlook and plans for mass layoffs as a sign of an industry-wide rough patch.
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New York Times shares lost $2.17, or 7 percent, to trade at a new 52-week low of $29.96 on the New York Stock Exchange. Shares of the company, whose newspapers include the flagship namesake, Boston Globe and International Herald Tribune, had previously traded between $30.30 and $41.62 over the past year.

Stocks in the newspaper publishing sector overall were down 2 percent in midday trading.

The Times disclosed late Tuesday that it plans to cut about 500 jobs, or 4 percent of its total workforce, over the next six to nine months. About half of the cuts will be at the New York Times media group, including 45 newsroom positions at the Times newspaper.

The company's actions follow a previous round of 200 job cuts earlier this year and come amid warnings of weak advertising sales for September. Advertising revenue fell 0.8 percent in August for the Times media group, but was up 1.7 percent company-wide over August 2004.

Also Tuesday, New York Times said it expects third-quarter earnings to fall well below year-ago levels and Wall Street expectations, due to a challenging advertising environment and higher-than-anticipated costs related to job reductions. Quarterly profit is now seen between 11 cents and 14 cents per share, compared with 33 cents last year.

Merrill Lynch analyst Lauren Rich Fine, in a note to investors, said "patience is wearing thin as this is the fifth negative quarterly pre-announcement in a row." The analyst also said the Times' plan to cut more jobs is "not a sign of better times ahead," despite the money it will save.

Merrill Lynch maintained its rating for New York Times at "Neutral," but cut its full-year profit expectations for the company by 7 cents to $1.58 per share.

Bear Stearns analyst Alexia Quadrani also slashed her earnings expectations for New York Times by 18 cents to $1.44 per share on a pro forma basis.

"We do not see a catalyst for improved newspaper ad revenue growth, including the important national category, in the second half of 2005," Quadrani said in a research note, adding that the Times' job cuts are "a sign that the ad environment is not improving."

Elsewhere in the sector, Knight Ridder Inc. lost $1.50, or 2.5 percent, to trade at $58.60 on the NYSE. The company's Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News units announced on Tuesday that they plan to cut a combined 100 editorial staff positions.

Shares of USA Today publisher Gannett Co. fell $1.62, or 2.3 percent, to $68.22, and Washington Post Co. lost $12.89, or nearly 2 percent, to trade at $802.61.

Tribune Co., publisher of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other papers, dropped 77 cents, or 2.1 percent, to $36.31. Shares of Dow Jones & Co., publisher of the Wall Street Journal, fell $1.66, or nearly 4 percent, to $40.60.

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