Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Vandalism At Yad Vashem, Biased Follow Up

In a shocking surprise, the Huffington Post actually followed up the story about the vandalism at Yad Vashem. There were three arrests made, but as usual the Associated Press/Huffington Post leaves out a key detail. Can you figure out what it is? The article is very short and here is the only information they have on the suspects:
"Israeli police have arrested three ultra-Orthodox Jewish suspects in connection with hate graffiti sprayed at the national Holocaust memorial and two Israeli army memorials.
"Many ultra-Orthodox Jews oppose the existence of Israel because they believe a Jewish state should not be established before the coming of the Messiah. A small number of extremists believe the myth that Israel's founders conspired with Hitler to bring about the Jewish state."
The Netuerei Karta (and that's who these people were) are not "many," and the article does not actual make the connection. According to the article three ultra-Orthdoox Jews did this, and some ultra-Orthodox Jews don't think Israel should exist, but there is no connection between them.

Contrast this with the coverage at Israel Hayom:
"The three, aged 18, 26 and 27, call themselves the "Palestine Jews." They confessed to the crimes and remarked that they had committed the act out of hatred toward the Zionist entity and the state."
With such a skewed article it is no surprise that many of the comments defended the vandals and touched on anti-Semitism:

That's the Huffington Post for you.


  1. HP stands WITH Netuerei Karta, Syria, Hamas, Iran, the Nazis and such. They say they do. So it shouldn't amaze anyone they say they fully endorse and support their insane antics and minor hate crimes. If it were up to HP there in fact would be another holocaust. Any rational person knows that. HP doesn't support hate speech, it IS hate speech.

  2. Trudy, truer words were never said.


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