Media lies are rewriting the present

There has been a change for the worse in the media: Today the terrorists are not called freedom fighters and not even fighters: they are presented as bystanders who are killed by Israel for no reason.

Gábor Somlai,

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April 30, 1945: Press Release:

"German boy commits suicide in occupied Berlin" 

A German boy  committed suicide in occupied Berlin while occupation forces continued the encirclement of the blockaded city.

The boy, aged 56, a vegetarian who loved dogs, was involved in the alleged murder of Jewish settlers.

His suicide prevented the occupation forces from taking the activist a political prisoner or even killing him, which is a common method to break down the resistance and self-determination of the German people.

This brings the total civilian death toll to over 4 million on the German side, including women and children.

Occupation forces also suffered casualties in the most recent conflict. 

The boy, named Adolf Hitler was the Chancellor of Germany. He is succeeded by Joseph Goebbels, a politician and a father of six.

This is how Hitler's suicide could have been written and reported had it occurred today and not in 1945. And it would be believed. In fact, one may find the style and language of the news statement above familiar because the propaganda war against Israel has entered a new stage and that is what it is doing.

While the demonization of Jews has been present in the media for decades, the systematic denial of Arab violence, when stabbings occur on a daily basis and civilians are being shot while driving, is totally new. In the past, the excuse for Arab violence was occupation, frustration, checkpoints, breakdown of peace talks. Today they say there is no Arab violence, just Israel murdering innocent Arab civilians.

The most disturbing fact is that it’s not just in social media but it is even on TV and not just on Arab channels. One of the many examples is the infamous report aired on MSNBC on 16 October 2015, when the studio had to interrupt correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin in Jerusalem after he kept on saying that a Palestinian attacker had no knife in his hand while the camera was clearly showing the opposite.

During the Second Intifada there was no Al Jazeera English, no Electronic Intifada, no Facebook and, in fact, no social media.

There were biased reports in which the suicide bombers were called freedom fighters. But today the terrorists are not freedom fighters and not even fighters: they are presented as bystanders who are killed by Israel for no reason.

Unlike the denial of the Holocaust or Jewish connection to the Temple Mount, when a certain group of people are rewriting history, this time the present is being rewritten in front of our own eyes and the West does not have a clue about the nature of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

The BDS movement, which is the main pillar of the worldwide effort to delegitimize and dehumanize Israel, was started by 171 NGO-s in 2009. One cannot even count the number of the organizations today who are constantly working to undermine Israel, funded by Arab States and EU, with UN financial aid. These organizations, apart from working 24/7 to hurt Israel financially, are working 24/7 to show Israel as an aggressor, murdering Arab civilians for no reason, for “alleged” attacks committed by “boys”.

Israel has to find a way to properly react to this troubling reality. The Israeli Government has already allocated 100 m. NIS to battle the BDS Movement, but one may ask: is this going to be enough?


Anybody posting online in favor of Israel will immediately receive huge amounts of flood-comments, e-mails and even threats; therefore legal protection and action is needed to discourage this.
We are missing the fact that anybody posting online in favor of Israel will immediately receive huge amounts of flood-comments, e-mails and even threats; there will be a high pressure to silence any pro-Israeli opinion. Therefore legal protection and action is needed to discourage these aggressive reactions, especially from those who may potentially take physical action against people who voice their opinion in favor of Israel.

This mission needs volunteers, lawyers, activists especially in France, Germany and the U.K., where there is a significant number of pro-Israelis who are afraid to make their voices heard in the anti-Semitic environment because currently they are on their own.

More than half of the Jewish population lives in the diaspora today but the ratio is turning around due to Islamic immigration into Europe that encourages aliyah and assimilation in the US. In order for Israel to survive this century, two things are needed:

1) Israel has to remain a country with a significant Jewish majority, outstanding military capabilities and a strong economy.

2) It is crucial to have a strong and pro-Israel Jewish diaspora in the Western countries.

The first criterion is fulfilled and will remain that way in the next decades as well. But the trend regarding the second criteria is troubling and must be dealt with.




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