The Guardian recently posted a one and a half-minute video on their Israel page showing a recent interview with Shimon Peres. The clip, which, though dealing almost entirely with the Iranian nuclear issue and Middle East terrorism – and consisting largely of a straight-on shot of Peres speaking to the interviewer – bizarrely inserted two short clips of what appear to be Israeli settlements at several moments during the film.
At the 30 second mark, an image of an Israeli settlement is included while Peres is talking about the danger of terrorism and violence in Middle Eastern countries, such as Gaza, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq. And, again, at the 1:13 mark, while Peres is expressing his hope that President Obama can stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, an image of Israeli settlements can be seen for nearly 10 seconds.
(The only time Peres even mentioned the Israeli-Palestinian ‘Peace Process’ in any context was towards the very end of the clip.)
Here’s the video post, titled ‘Shimon Peres: US can curb Iran’s nuclear threat – video‘, at the Guardian.
So, a video of Israel’s President talking almost entirely about the Iranian nuclear threat, and the problem of Arab terrorism throughout the Middle east, did not include any images of terrorists or Iranians, but managed to add two clips of Israeli communities presumably in Judea and Samaria.
Are we to somehow believe that Jewish homes in Ariel, Ma’ale Adumim and Efrat are somehow related to Iran’s ambitions to acquire nuclear weapons and attain regional dominance?
The preoccupation by the hard left with Israeli towns across the green line is clearly obsessional, and at times seems nearly delusional.