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New York Times and BBC Propaganda

Posted by uscsjp on March 13, 2008

The New York Times and Gaza
By Howard Friel, ZNet

During the first two months of 2008, Israeli security forces killed 146 Palestinians in the Occupied Territories, 42 of which did not participate in fighting. During the same period, Palestinians killed one member of the Israeli security forces and two Israeli civilians. These figures were reported by B’Tselem, the Israeli human rights organization, on February 28, two days before Israel invaded the Gaza Strip. Consistent with its custom, the New York Times ignored this B’Tselem report, nor did it independently report similar statistics. In short, it would be difficult to learn by reading the Times that Israel had killed so many Palestinians in the two-month period prior to its March 1 invasion of Gaza..”

Israeli Deaths Matter More
By David Cromwell, ZNet

“The horrific shooting of eight young people at a Jewish seminary in Jerusalem last Thursday was followed by saturation media coverage. International statesmen lined up with condemnations of the attack and condolences for the victims and their families… The contrast to reactions to the killing of over 120 Palestinians, including many women and children, in occupied Gaza the previous week could hardly be more striking. On one day alone, 60 people died in a hail of Israeli firepower using F-16 planes, Apache helicopter gunships, tanks, armoured bulldozers and ground troops…”


One Response to “New York Times and BBC Propaganda”

  1. Israeli said

    Everybody knows that Arabs don’t value their own lives. That’s why in prisoner exchange deals we give 500 terrorists for one abducted Jewish soldier. If he’s dead you get only about 100 terrorists. So your life is cheap indeed.

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