Guardian silent on murder of Rina Shnerb and celebrating Palestinians.

Terror victim Rina Shnerb. May her memory be a blessing.

Terror victim Rina Shnerb. May her memory be a blessing.

By Richard Millett

Guardian journalists were busy all last week writing about Israel, and then abruptly stopped on Friday.

Tom Faber wrote a piece about a Palestinian hip hop duo. His piece was called ‘If Israeli soldiers start shooting, we won’t stop the interview’: Palestinian hip-hop crew BLTNM. Faber must have feared for his life at the prospect of Israeli soldiers walking in during his interview in Ramallah with BLTNM and randomly start shooting.

This reminds me of Matti Friedmans observation that Israel is actually one of the most comfortable “war zones” to report from because a journalist can be sitting in a bar in Tel Aviv in the evening, having been at the Gaza border in the morning, being served a cold beer by a beautiful Israeli girl whose brother the journalist had just accused of being a war criminal.

Amanda Forslund and Charlotta Lindblom wrote a piece, based on a six year old study into PTSD in soldiers, accusing the Israeli government of abandoning its soldiers suffering from PTSD.

And Emma Goldberg spoke truth to power when she accused Trump and Netanyahu of being “afraid of letting them (Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar) travel through the country and ground their critiques in first-hand witness accounts of life in the occupied territories…”

Goldberg then wrote another piece attacking Trump for using the antisemitic accusation of Jews being “disloyal” when he said “In my opinion, if you vote for a Democrat you’re being very disloyal to Jewish people, and you’re being very disloyal to Israel.”

Goldberg’s main parallel was the Dreyfuss case of 1894 in France. But while Dreyfuss was accused of disloyalty to France, Trump was accusing American Jews who vote Democrat of disloyalty to Israel and other Jews and not to America. But many, if not most, British Jews harbour similar sentiment towards Jews who vote for our allegedly institutionally antisemitic Labour Party.

The tragic irony is that when last Friday, a few days after her 17th birthday, beautiful Israeli teenager Rina Shnerb was murdered by a terrorist while she was out trekking with her family, and some Palestinians celebrated her murder, this truth-to-power-speaking Guardian journalism suddenly stopped. I could not find any news report about Rina in The Guardian and no scathing analysis of her murder by Goldberg, Faber, Forslund, Lindblom et al.

Many newspapers didn’t report Rina’s murder. However, journalists like Goldberg had spent last week making spurious allegations against Trump and Netanyahu but when the most of all antisemitic thing happens, someone murdered specifically for being Jewish, there is complete silence. Such silence speaks volumes.

May Rina’s memory be a blessing and may her father and brother recover from their horrific injuries.

9 replies »

  1. This sort of thing needs to be committed to historical record so the next time leftists/national socialists get geared up to progrom we will have the evidence of who did what and when. That way they cannot say “it wasn’t me” and ” i was only following orders”

  2. I wish some readers from the UK would post what companies advertise in Der Guardian.

    Time to apply pressure.

  3. I am hopeful that you will have read the following article in today’s Guardian about “Immigration Panic”. I know little about the author but he seems to be very keen to involve Jews in his argument as being guilty of promoting anti immigrant feeling both in Israel and the USA. I suspect that his comments about the Israeli Army shooting Africans crossing clandestinely into Israel from Egypt require much correction in addition to other erroneous characterisations about Israeli society.

    Sincerely, Michael Zeffertt

  4. The Guardian is so obviously a Fascist Anti-Semitic tool! Who are the owners? Who are the Editors? Who are the Reporters? They need to be singled out!

    • What companies spend advertising money with Der Guardian?

      ISIS, Al Qada, Russia Today, PressTV, Taliban, Socialist Wankers Party, FAKE Anti-War acti-fascists.

      Pressure the companies to pull their ads from Der Guardian.