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UK media silent as party of ‘moderate’ PA president celebrates killing ‘11,000 Israelis’


From Palestinian Media Watch:

Fatah [the party of Mahmoud Abbas] yesterday posted a list of Fatah’s achievements on behalf of Palestinians. Significantly, Fatah did not cite even one peace-seeking or peace-promoting achievement, but only listed Fatah acts of violence and terror. Fatah even boasted that its attacks have killed 11,000 Israelis.

Though, interestingly, the New York Times covered Fatah’s celebration, no major British media outlets have done so.

Though PMW notes that the number “is a gross exaggeration”, such celebrations over the murder of Jews is common for Fatah and the Palestinian Authority – representing an extremist political culture which the British media almost always ignores.

Let’s put it this way to provide perspective: If Likud held an official celebration to brag that Likud governments had killed thousands of Muslims/Palestinians, is there any question that it would be contextualized by the media as (at the very least) an indication of the dangerous Israeli drift towards the extreme right, ultra-nationalism or even fascism?

Yet, Abbas is still characterized by much of the British meida as a “moderate”.

Such egregious double standards continue to profoundly distort British news consumers’ understanding of the region.

28 replies »

  1. They don’t try to emulate Der Sturmer, but some of the British media creates a similar effect by selective omission. In my opinion, it’s insidious and far more dangerous than outright anti-Semitism. Having said this, most British people I know are decent and sick and tired of Islam and its violence. It’s why they voted Brexit.

    • Wrong. Many journalists are outright antisemitic, as are quite a few cartoonists.
      There is antisemitism that is not associated with Moslems or Islam, you know.

        • What on earth are you babbling about this time, idiot? I have never asserted, suggested or implied anything different.
          And what’s more, the voices in your head that tell you what other people think are not real. The best way to get some idea of what they DO think is to read what they write and attempt to analyse it logically. But you don’t really have the faintest clue about logical arguments, do you?

  2. “Yet, Abbas is still characterized by much of the British media as a “moderate”.”
    And maybe he is when compared with Torquemada or Hitler.

    Stan

  3. I do notice that the PMW article doesn’t mention Abbas once, so wonder if you can provide details of his personal involvement in this, Adam. I’m sure there must be some but perhaps not that much since he wasn’t referred to a single time?
    Shabbat shalom

      • No, I did know that, thanks Gee. But Adam presented the story as being primarily about Abbas, whereas his purported source presented it in precisely the opposite way. So I’m simply enquiring as to the reasons for that. Seems fair to me.

          • No, I did know that, thanks John. But Adam presented this particular story as being primarily about Abbas, whereas his purported source (which has some expertise in this area) presented it (presumably deliberately) in precisely the opposite way. So I’m simply enquiring as to the reasons for that. Seems fair to me.

  4. Since you have shown a complete lack of knowledge on the subject matter, silence would be best.

    When I encounter a subject about which I have no clue I refrain from comment – it works best that way

  5. In other news, we now have allegations of Peerages for Whitewash in the Labour party.
    Whatever the truth (or not) of these allegations, I said from the start that appointing the seriously vile Chakrabarti to head this so-called ‘enquiry’ would end in tears.