Raising Flags: Palestinian, Israeli and Red
New York Times hits a new low. UN raises the flag for the not for real state of Palestine.
Yahoo News comes up with the headline, “In east Jerusalem, settlers plant their flag among Arabs.” While I do not expect AFP or Sarah Benhadia to provide accuracy in an article, I do wish Yahoo News would not share slanted opinion pieces as news.
The Abu Snineh family woke up at their home in east Jerusalem one morning to find Jewish settlers had moved into the building and Israeli flags were on the roof.
The opening sentence for starters, is misleading. The court case dragged on for years, before “settlers” legally moved in. Trying to avoid conflict, rioters had greeted new Israeli residents in the past, Israelis moved in at night, when people and crowds were not around.
And flags on roof tops?
This statement is true.
Their Silwan neighbourhood in the shadow of Jerusalem’s Old City has become a flashpoint in the struggle between ideologically driven Israelis moving in and longtime Palestinian residents.
However, what follows does not provide context,
Israel annexed mainly Palestinian east Jerusalem in the 1967 Six Day War — a move never recognised by the international community. Before then only a few hundred Jews lived there.
Israeli courts decided that the property where the Abu Snineh family lives belonged to its former owners — Yemenite Jews who lived there in 1880.
What is missing? Facts.
That until the 1930s many Jews lived in what was called the Yemenite Village – Silwan.
In 1948, Jordan divided Jerusalem, and forced all the Jews out.
The UN lifts a Palestinian flag in New York promoting rights of Arabs to live in Israel. At the same time, denying Jews the right to live in legally purchased property in Jerusalem, is worse than hypocrisy.
Yahoo News is spreading incitement stories as news and promoting apartheid – against Jews.
Yahoo News should promote news, not views.