LA Times: Op-Ed Wrongfully treating academic debate as anti-Semitism

Op-Ed

Wrongfully treating academic debate as anti-Semitism

Excerpt:

Such emotionally charged language attempts to preempt criticism of Israeli policies. It codifies the kind of rhetorical jujitsu in defense of Israel we already see on campus: When a speaker or a writer calls into question any of a range of Israeli policies (for example, maintaining a perpetual military occupation in the West Bank, segregating housing along racial lines, systematically bulldozing Palestinian homes, bombing civilians in Gaza), the response is not an attempt to produce a rational counter-argument by mustering facts or data, but rather an immediate descent into shrill accusations of “demonization” and “delegitimization” followed, inevitably, by character assassination.

 

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To criticize
Is not to curse;
Their policies*
Should be reversed.
~Day

* For example, maintaining a perpetual military occupation in the West Bank, segregating housing along racial lines, systematically bulldozing Palestinian homes, bombing civilians in Gaza.

 

God bless Israel with godly leadership.

America’s Censored Past

America’s Censored Past

Jeffries notes that a basic theme of Hidden History is that mainstream American journalism itself has failed the public. “We can go back to the Kennedy assassination. I have an exact quote in my book. NBC News agreed to a statement that said, “We will not broadcast anything that is not in consonance with the FBI’s version of events.” They agreed to that right in the immediate aftermath of the assassination. So in 1963 this was one of the three major networks officially agreed on paper to report only what the government wanted it to report. I don’t know what different that was from what Pravda was doing during the Cold War.”

 

Pig Presstitutes

Right from the start

With their hooves out,

They scammed us marks

To feed their snouts.

~Day

NBC Speaks

At NBC

We broadcast lies;

We play it safe;

Watch our demise.

~Day

The Impact of the Conflict on Children

Psalm 127:3-5  Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

 Why should my tax
Be used to kill
The children who
Would play on hills?
~Day

If Americans Knew

The Impact of the Conflict
on Children

133 Israeli children and 2,060 Palestinian children
have been killed since September 29, 2000.

Hover over each bar for exact numbers.

Number of Children Killed Per YearIsraelisPalestinians2000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320140150300450600Year

Year Israelis Palestinians
2000 0 91
2001 36 103
2002 45 201
2003 21 141
2004 8 188
2005 6 56
2006 2 139
2007 1 68
2008 4 160
2009 1 295
2010 0 15
2011 5 15
2012 0 44
2013 0 3
2014 4 541

“The majority of these [Palestinian] children were killed and injured while going about normal daily activities, such as going to school, playing, shopping, or simply being in their homes. Sixty-four percent of children killed during the first six months of 2003 died as a result of Israeli air and ground attacks, or from indiscriminate fire from Israeli soldiers.”

Catherine Cook

Source: Remember These Children, a coalition of groups calling for an end to the killing of children and a fair resolution of the conflict. (View the complete list of the victims, which was last updated on July 21, 2014. The list does not yet mention all of the 527 children killed by Israel in the current assault on Gaza.) Note: A child is a person aged 17 or younger.

It also appears that Remember These Children has not yet documented a number of the Palestinian children killed during Israel’s Dec 27, 2008 – Jan 18, 2009 assault on Gaza. They report only 269 of the Palestinian children killed during that time (and an additional 9 who later died from wounds inflicted during that time period). B’Tselem has documented that Israel killed 318 Palestinian children in Gaza during this time. We do not doubt the validity of this higher number as they are extremely careful in their documentation.