Israel’s 15 ceasefires

Israel’s 15 ceasefires. By Don Surber.

Israel gave the terrorists a ceasefire in 2006 — the 11th of the 15 ceasefires Israel has granted since 1949 after its two-year battle with the Arab League. Palestinians have broken each one. …


Leave it to Barack Hussein Obama to side with the war criminals. He said, “Put yourself in their shoes — look at the world through their eyes. It is not fair that a Palestinian child cannot grow up in a state of her own, and lives with the presence of a foreign army that controls the movements of her parents every single day.”

But Gaza is a Palestinian state. Israel gave it to them. They are autonomous. They choose a terrorist war against Israel. …

Matti Friedman, a former AP reporter from 2006 to 2011 in the Jerusalem bureau, on media participation and distortions:

“The press always gets it wrong in favor of the Palestinians. …

“The Western press has become less an observer of this conflict than an actor in it …

“Using staffing numbers, I illustrated the disproportionate media attention devoted to this conflict relative to other stories, and gave examples of editorial decisions that appeared to be driven by ideological considerations rather than journalistic ones. I suggested that the cumulative effect has been to create a grossly oversimplified story — a kind of modern morality play in which the Jews of Israel are displayed more than any other people on earth as examples of moral failure. This is a thought pattern with deep roots in Western civilization.”

That thought pattern is suicidal because if Hamas and Hezbollah ever eradicate the Jews, they will turn on other infidels, which include believers of every other religion (including atheist liberals) and their Muslim friends. …

AP shielding Hamas is not without precedent among Western journalists. CNN refused to report atrocities by Saddam Hussein when it bragged about having the only Western bureau in Baghdad before the 2003 war to remove him from power. That is how AP operated in Gaza City.

Friedman said, “When Hamas’s leaders surveyed their assets before this summer’s round of fighting, they knew that among those assets was the international press. The AP staff in Gaza City would witness a rocket launch right beside their office, endangering reporters and other civilians nearby — and the AP wouldn’t report it, not even in AP articles about Israeli claims that Hamas was launching rockets from residential areas. (This happened.)

“Hamas fighters would burst into the AP’s Gaza bureau and threaten the staff — and the AP wouldn’t report it. (This also happened.)

“Cameramen waiting outside Shifa Hospital in Gaza City would film the arrival of civilian casualties and then, at a signal from an official, turn off their cameras when wounded and dead fighters came in, helping Hamas maintain the illusion that only civilians were dying. (This too happened; the information comes from multiple sources with firsthand knowledge of these incidents.)”

In this war, AP stopped reporting the Palestinian atrocities on October 7 as it now reports only unverified claims by Palestinians.

The media systematically misinforms us, 24/7.