"Pro-Palestinian activists say a planned convoy of aid ships to the Gaza Strip will be twice as big as a similar flotilla that was raided a year ago by Israeli forces, leaving nine people dead on a Turkish boat."Might have left out some key information there. But anyway I wanted to talk about the picture. I went and looked it up on Getty Images so it is in fact two Israeli Jews looking at the Mavi Marmara while it is in port at Ashdod. But I'm not sure why the Huffington Post felt it was necessary to include a picture of stereotypical Jews in an article that only tangentially had to do with the ultra-Orthodox. And this is not the first time they have done something like this. One would think that they would stick with general pictures of boats, like they have in the past. But I guess this time they felt it was necessary to remind their readers that Jews are involved.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
As Matt has mentioned, the Huffington Post has covered a new story about a new flotilla being planned (there's no guarantee it will still happen). I thought their choice of picture was informative, though: