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Jerusalem Burns: News That’s Not Fit To Print

Better Place car on Salah ad Din 01It might be all rainbows and unicorns today in Jerusalem, but there is a lot going on in Jerusalem that isn’t being widely reported. Do you remember when I used to post pictures of my electric car in Jerusalem?

I used to visit an Arab customer on the main Arab shopping street there. Just yesterday we delivered goods to this customer but it’s far too dangerous to go to his shop (which I’ve visited in the past many times). We were forced to arrange to meet Mohammad (name has not been changed but his anonymity is reasonably secure) in a safe Jewish neighbourhood.

Algemeiner has a report by Stephen Flatow on the ongoing violence in Jerusalem and the lack of wider coverage:

On Aug. 30, Palestinian terrorists set a Jewish man on fire in Jerusalem, and on Sept. 1, other Palestinian terrorists tried to set an entire bus full of Israeli Jews on fire.

Yet I couldn’t find any mention of these horrific attacks in the New York Times, the Washington Post, or any other major American news outlet. Why is it that news about burning Jews is not considered fit to print?

The first of the firebomb attacks took place in Jerusalem’s City of David neighborhood. A Molotov cocktail—a flaming bottle of gasoline which explodes upon contact—was hurled through the window of a historic 19th-century house known as Beit Meyuhas. One of the residents, a 45-year-old man, was struck by the firebomb and set on fire. He suffered first and second-degree burns to his face and head. Second-degree burns often result in permanent scarring and require skin grafting.

The piece continues with numerous examples of attacks with murderous intent. Just a few days ago we posted video of terrorists shooting with a machine gun at police on a busy street in Jerusalem and running away.

Most of the editors and reporters in the mainstream media subscribe to a narrative of the Israeli-Arab conflict in which the Israelis are the aggressors, and the Palestinians are the victims. That narrative supports the political outcome that most editors and reporters personally endorse: an Israeli retreat to the 1967 lines, a division of Jerusalem, the rise of a Palestinian state.

But when you report about Palestinians burning and stoning Israelis, that changes everything. Americans—from the average person in the street to Members of Congress—regard such behavior as barbaric. They naturally conclude that giving a state to such violent extremists is crazy. Telling the truth about Palestinian behavior makes it harder to mobilize pressure on Israel to give in. That’s why in the editorial offices of the New York Times and so many other newspapers, news about burning Jews isn’t fit to print. Sadly, it’s that simple.

Please do read the rest. Then ask why this stuff isn’t going out on the main news wires and why the main news networks aren’t asking for details on this.

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Brian of London is not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy. Since making aliyah in 2009, Brian has blogged at Israellycool. Brian is an indigenous rights activist fighting for indigenous people who’ve returned to their ancestral homelands and built great things.
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Brian of London

Brian of London is not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy. Since making aliyah in 2009, Brian has blogged at Israellycool. Brian is an indigenous rights activist fighting for indigenous people who’ve returned to their ancestral homelands and built great things.
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