Thursday, June 30, 2011

MJ Rosenberg Lies About Palestinian Prisoners

Rabbi Steve Gutow wrote an excellent article about Gilad Shalit and how much he's missed. Everyone's favorite "pro-Israel" blogger MJ Rosenberg couldn't help but throw in his two cents:

This post (or at least the part about Palestinian prisoners) is simply a lie. According to B'Tselem, which as a NIF NGO has a vested interest in increasing the number of prisoners, the number of Palestinians in administrative detention as of April 2011 is 219. 219 is not "mostly" of 10,000. Rosenberg straight up lies on the Huffington Post.

And I'm not even going to touch his line about "ethnic chauvinism".

The original link.


  1. Good ol' MJ Rosenberg should be praising Israel for its Club Med prisons!

    How's that for "ethnic chauvinism," when Arab terrorists get to live and eat better than Jewish prisoners and Israeli prison guards do?

    What a hypocrite!

  2. He said " close to 10,000 Palestinians in Israeli jails" did he not?

    He did not say "10,000 Palestinians in administrative detention" did he?

    Will there EVER be a day when you do not falsely accuse others of telling lies while you do exactly that?

  3. There are not 10000 Palestinians in Israeli gaols. The B'tselem website lists the monthly totals from figures supplied by the Israel Prisons Service.

    The myth of "thousands" of Palestinians imprisoned is frequently propagated people too lazy or just plain deceitful to go and check a reliable source.

  4. "The myth of "thousands" of Palestinians imprisoned is frequently propagated people too lazy or just plain deceitful to go and check a reliable source."

    Btselem says nearly 6000, so the "myth" of thousands" is not a myth - is it?

    Wiki says there were 11,000 in 2008, so, if that is Rosenberg's source he might be using an unreliable source which may be mistaken, but he is not lying - is he?

    "On 17 April 2008, the annual day of commemoration for Palestinian Prisoners, Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, published a summary report of statistics noting that there were 11,000 Palestinian prisoners being held in prison and detention in Israel, including 98 women, 345 children, 50 members of the Palestinian Legislative Council, and 3 ministers of the Palestinian National Authority.[9] Of these 11,000 Palestinian prisoners, 8,456 were from the West Bank, 762 from the Gaza Strip, and 694 from within Israel itself (including 552 from Jerusalem)"

    Will there EVER be a day...............????


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