Sunday, October 09, 2011

Narratives: A Juxtaposition

Narrative #1:

The disgusting Israeli press

Israeli propaganda has the sophistication of Saddam's media apparatus. So Israeli racists desecrate Arab cemeteries, and the Israeli newspapers manage to make the
headline NOT ABOUT THE DESECRATION but about Israeli "president's" condemnation of the attack. So the Israeli racist attacks are buried under propaganda headlines about Israeli official propaganda. Here is the story: "The cemeteries were desecrated on Friday, the eve of Yom Kippur, when headstones were smashed and racist slogans were spray-painted on graves. The two cemeteries, one Muslim and the other Christian, were vandalized by graffiti that said “Death to the Arabs”, and “Price Tag”, Channel 10 reported."

Narrative #2:

"While we're on CNN's coverage of attacks on holy sites in Israel, an article today on

While we're on CNN's coverage of attacks on holy sites in Israel, an article today on desecrations of Muslim and Christian graves in Jaffa ignores a Molotov cocktail attack on a syngague in the very same city. Thus, Dan Morgan and Kevin Flower report:

Less than a week after the arson of a mosque in northern Israel, dozens of Christian and Muslim graves were vandalized in an Arab section of the Israeli city of Jaffa.

More thahan 100 graves were vandalized in the Muslim cemetery of al-Kazakhana and at a nearby Christian cemetery in the Ajami neighborhood of Jaffa, according to residents and a CNN producer who visited the locations.

Some of the graves were spray painted with graffiti while others were smashed.

Meanwhile, CNN completely ignores last night's attack on the Ba'al Hanes synagogue, a rather relevant incident in the context of an article about attacks on sacred sites in Jaffa. As Ha'aretz reports:

About 200 Arabs and Jews gathered in Jaffa on Saturday night to protest the desecration at the cemetery and calling for an end to violence and racism. At one point during the demonstration, a Molotov cocktail was thrown at the roof of Rabbi Meir Ba'al Hanes synagogue in Jaffa. The building was empty at the time and there were no reports of casualties. Firefighters, police and medical teams were rushed to the scene."


Please notice that the Camera report included, in full detail, the information about the desecration of Muslim and Christian graves in Jaffa, while Prof. AbuKhalil's "News Service" is completely silent about the attack on the synagogue with a firebomb. Mentioning it would, I suspect, ruin the perfection of his Arab narrative.

Following the desecrations:

“Israel shows tolerance for religious sentiments and a desire for peaceful coexistence without violence, but will show no tolerance for those who oppose it”, said Netanyahu during a cabinet meeting."

Don't you wish the same determination would come from other regional leaders under similar circumstances?? Never mind leaders. How about just self-proclaimed 'intellectuals"?


At 12:36 PM EDT, Blogger SnoopyTheGoon said...

There were dinosaurs ones that, due to their size (length?) had to have two brains, one at each end. Pissed Cousin, methinks, developed from a damaged branch that had the brain on the front end removed at some point in evolution.

Anyway, why would one give a northern part of a rat that runs south about Pissed Cousin?

Promises, promises...


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