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Photo of a 16 month old Israeli baby injured by Palestinian rocks that the Guardian would never post


H/T Elder of Ziyon 

The Guardian’s recent report, West Bank sees rallies and clashes as Palestinians bid for statehood, Sept. 21, by Harriet Sherwood and Phoebe Greenwooddid note that Palestinians have begun committing acts of violence (against Israeli soldiers) during the marches, but characteristically only reported on the Palestinian casualties from the IDF response – conveniently failing to note the following. 

Per Ynet:

A 16-month-old Israeli baby suffered light injuries when a stone struck her head in a riot between Tapuah and Migdalim junctions. She was taken to Schneider Hospital in Petah Tikva.

Three Palestinians were arrested during clashes, and an Israeli citizen was lightly injured from stones hurled at him while he was travelling near the West Bank city of Halhul.

Some rioters set tires on fire and stoned security forces, who used crowd-control measures to control the scene, including sonic cannons and tear gas.

Is there really even the slightest chance that this picture could ever find its way onto the Guardian’s Israel page? 

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  1. Adam, thank you for posting this here.

    It will go some little way towards redressing the balance in reporting about the “poor Palestinian victims of Israeli oppression”.

    I wish Israel would publish more photographs of its wounded by the actions of “innocent Palestinians”; it seems to me that the MSM is easily captivated by “if it bleeds it leads”, as we see from the propaganda capital made from Cast Lead by the psychopathic Hamas, who had little hesitation in using Palestinian children and civilians as human shields, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J08GqXMr3YE&feature=related

    I am as certain as I can be that this mother’s sole focus will be on keeping her baby safe from further harm. Contrast this with the inhuman and heartless pride of the Palestinian mothers in the deaths of their “glorious martyrs” who exploded themselves among Jews and in particular the mother who went to the UN with the petition for statehood.

    • “I wish Israel would publish…”

      Israel can publish, but if you want to see it on any of the MSM outlets, the Jewish State will have to make those outlets show it.

      “…it seems to me that the MSM is easily captivated by ‘if it bleeds it leads’, as we see from the propaganda capital made from Cast Lead by the psychopathic Hamas,…”

      No, the MSM is nearly totally motivated by anti-Zionism. Not for them to publish bloody pictures of Jewish victims of Arab imperialism; while, if an Arab settler kid breaks his fingernail during an anti-Israel demonstration, you can bet your bottom dollar it’ll be featured front-page as “evidence” of “Israeli aggression.”

      The Marxist-owned mainstream media outlets are every bit at war with Israel as are Hamas and Hezbollah. It is to the Jewish State’s great discredit that its leaders have yet to see things that way.

      • ziontruth,

        Yes, and many of the leaders of the Western racist attack against the Jewish people, in the Western mass media, academia, and political activism arena, are Jewish.

        The following article explains the factors of this phenomenon.

        Explaining Jewish Political Behavior, by Barry Rubin; “The key to understanding contemporary Jewish political behavior in Europe and North America is the history of Jewish assimilation strategy.
        http://rubinreports.blogspot.com/2010/08/explaining-jewish-political-behavior.html

        A Brief Excerpt (about the extreme cases – the Theobald of Cambridges of the modern era):

        …The concept of “self-hating Jew” is totally useless in today’s environment, when the radicals simply have an alternative definition of self, albeit one as destructive as that held by their Bolshevik predecessors who mostly ended up being shot or imprisoned by Stalin. At best, the Jew is assigned the role–in the phrase of the pro-Stalinist Isaac Deutscher, the “non-Jewish Jew”–of being part of a revolutionary vanguard one of whose tasks is to dissolve the Jews as a people and a religion…

        —-

        The following article explains the factors of the related phenomenon that has arisen in Israel, and the following article explains the factors of the general phenomenon of which the various forms of both of these phenomena are manifestations.

        The Psychology of Populations under Chronic Siege, by Kenneth Levin
        http://www.jcpa.org/phas/phas-046-levin.htm

        Excerpt:

        “”The phenomenon of Diaspora Jews embracing as truth the indictments of Jew-haters has been so commonplace that a literature on the subject emerged under the rubric “Jewish self-hatred.” A similar predilection evolved in Israel, particularly among the nation’s cultural elites, in the context of the Arab siege.

        “Segments of populations under chronic siege commonly embrace the indictments of the besiegers, however bigoted and outrageous. They hope that by doing so and reforming accordingly they can assuage the hostility of their tormenters and win relief. This has been an element of the Jewish response to anti-Semitism throughout the history of the Diaspora.

        “The paradigm on the level of individual psychology is the psychodynamics of abused children, who almost invariably blame themselves for their predicament, ascribe it to their being “bad,” and nurture fantasies that by becoming “good” they can mollify their abusers and end their torment.

        “The rhetoric of the Israeli Peace Movement, its distortions of Arab aims and actions, and its indictments of Israel likewise reflected the psychological impact of chronic besiegement. The Oslo process that the Peace Movement spawned entailed policies grounded in wishful thinking and self-delusion analogous to that of abused children.”

  2. Todays Metro specifically stated “Several dozen boys in Hebron threw stones at Israeli soldiers who responded with tear gas, but no one was hurt”. Also “tens of thousands gathered in Nablus”. It also talks of possible repercussions “such as a cut in American aid” without explaining why their bid is opposed.

  3. In its orthopraxis, the Guardian probably adheres to the Blessed Way of Palestinian Suffering on the Road to Cavalry (statehood) and therefore would avoid depicting such images.

  4. What kind of impression does the phrase “light injuries” conjure in your mind? I know mine was probably on the lines of a scratch or bruise. The shock (as a grandmother of a baby girl of similar age) of seeing that baby’s gashed cheek is heart rending; publishing the picture is irreplaceable for conveying the nature of this barbarous act.