Monday, July 28, 2014

HuffPost Political Director Lies for Hamas

Huffington Post UK political director Medhi Hasan is back on the Huffington Post pushing anti-Israel advocacy, despite his journalist position at the HP. We've encountered him before, and now he's back to spread more lies against Israel. The article title this time? "Debunking Israel's 11 Main Myths about Gaza, Hamas, and War Crimes." Don't wait for an article from Hasan debunking Palestinian myths of Gaza, of which there are dozens.

Before we get into debunking his debunking, let's quote a bit from the beginning of the article:
"Having said that [he doesn't support Hamas (what a moderate!)], however, in recent days I've been debating supporters of Israel's latest assault on Gaza on radio and on Twitter and I've been astonished not just by the sheer number of fact-free claims made by those supporters, but also by their confidence, slickness and sheer message discipline. According to the pro-Israel, pro-IDF crowd, Hamas is to blame for everything."

So Hasan himself admits he's been "debating" supporters of Israel on Twitter. Is this what an "objective journalist" is supposed to do? If he's actively debating people in the public forum, what do you think he's up to behind the scenes at the Huffington Post? Do you believe anything that he doesn't agree with will get published in the HP's UK politics section? He doesn't even pretend to be objective.

With that in mind, let's get to the myths!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

An Observation

Check out the image used by an 11,000 member petition and endorsed by BDS:

I wonder if it's a coincidence that the "settlers" used in their image just happen to look like highly stereotypical images of Jews who also just happen to be dancing in a stereotypical Jewish manner. Especially given that hardly any settlers are Haredim. But considering that BDS doesn't even know how to spell "Israel," maybe we can attribute that decision to ignorance rather than malice.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Elder's Letter of Condemnation

Written by Elder of Ziyon, agreed to by us:

We unequivocally condemn the horrific murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir. It was unjustifiable under any circumstances. The killing was reprehensible and we hope that the criminals who did this sickening act are found and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Israel is a country run by the rule of law. There are reports that Jews have been arrested for this crime. If a trial finds that Jews are indeed guilty of this unconscionable killing, our condemnation is redoubled. The idea that Jews could do such an act fills us with shame and horror.

The people who murdered Mohammed do not represent us in any way. It is not enough to dissociate ourselves from the dreadful act; we must also ensure that crimes like this are never repeated.

Just as the appalling murders of Naftali Fraenkel, Eyal Yifrach and Gilad Shaar do not in any way justify the hideous murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, neither does Khdeir's murder justify the violence, terrorism, destruction and incitement we have seen over the past few days against Israelis and Jews.

We hope and pray that everyone, Arab and Jew, lives in peace and security in the region.

Monday, June 16, 2014

The HuffPost's Biased Coverage of Abduction Story

The Huffington Post's pattern of bias hasn't changed much over the past few years. The headline choice and picture selection remain as skewed as ever, as we can see in the one article about three Israeli children (including an American) who were kidnapped by what looks like a Palestinian terrorist group. First up, the generic outside headline picture:

Finding pictures of the victims is reserved exclusively for non-Israelis, as we have determined. Still, at least this has a picture. Check out the inside headline:

 Now the Huffington Post isn't sure if there was a kidnapping, or even if there were three teenagers at all. Israel just said something, it might not be true.

Finally, the thread was highly typical of the Huffington Post, including the expected anti-Semitism:

If the Huffington Post moderation is still working, they might want to take another look at their algorithms.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Holocaust Denial On the Huffington Post

While we've been on hiatus, the Huffington Post's comment policy changed again to only Facebook comments. They are not the only website to do so. They are, however, the only mainstream "online newspaper" that will allow Holocaust denial comments like this one to be posted for over 13 hours:

Somehow I think even a Huffington Post moderator can decipher that code, if he wants to.

Monday, April 7, 2014

HPM Cartoon: Three Sides

Hopefully none of you read Mondoweiss, and so you never read this article, which is a cartoon trivializing and defending the bullying and intimidation on campus. The cartoon itself is below.

The point of the cartoon, clearly, is that pro-Israel students aren't allowed to complain about being bullied, intimidated or threatened because the poor suffering Palestinians have it worse. In other words, Palestinian students are allowed to abuse Jewish students (and their feelings don't matter) because other people thousands of miles away are having a tough time.

Well, I made my own cartoon, to follow that line of thinking to its logical end:

Because clearly the suffering of the Palestinians isn't worthy of discussion because Somalians (among others) have it worse.

Monday, March 17, 2014

British Loss of Land: Map that Lies

I'm sure you're all familiar with the Palestinian "map that lies," a map that starts history in 1946 to claim Palestinians had control over all of Palestine and tracks their "loss of land" through the present day.

Well, I created the British version:

Someone do something about all the land stolen from the British in the past 90 years! What victims of land theft they are!