It is really sickening to watch the lies that are being spread around the world about what is going on in Israel these days! For us who live here it is almost unbelievable, but there seems to be real confusion about who are the attackers and who are the victims! And why is this? This is because the ones who report about the incidents, distort the facts before they report them. There is no question about it, – they must be aware that they are not reporting the truth!
Ever since I was a little girl, it has always been important to me that things be right and just and true, so when I witness the lies that are being spread these days, it literally makes me shake.
What do they mean when they say that the Palestinian Arabs were “allegedly” attacking with knives? What?! Was there any doubt? Do we not have the videos showing them hacking away at random Jews with butcher knives and axes??
When the terrorist is portrayed as the victim, there is no wonder why people get confused as to who attacked who!
What do international media mean when they talk about all this horrible terror against the Jewish people as “violent clashes where Palestinian youth is killed”? I thought a “clash” had two sides meeting in a sort of collision or crash. Not so in these cases. Innocent elderly Jewish men on their way home from prayer were cut down with a knife by a young Muslim terrorist. Random civilians waiting for the bus were driven down by a car running fast into them, and the terrorist driver (an Israeli Arab employed by the Israeli phone company) came out and started to hack them down with an axe! This happened just about the same time as two other young terrorists entered a bus close to our home and started stabbing and shooting the passengers! These are not clashes between two armies!!! Whoever says that is blatantly lying! He is misguiding the masses!
While people have an easier time relating to mourning for what happened to the twin trade towers in New York 9/11, most of them seem to be unable to understand that Israel lives under this type of situation just about 24/7.
Why would people want to hide the truth here? What is their interest? If you are a journalist, why don’t you just say it as it is? I guess they want to portray a picture that fits with people’s expectations and their previous understanding of reality, based on what they have been presented in the past. This is a vicious cycle, that we should all do what we can to put an end to! Today I did see a couple of examples of media coverage that portrayed the reality here relatively well, and that encouraged me very much. May we see more of this!