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IDF on the Gaza UN school: It wasn’t us

Featured image The IDF has investigated its possible role in the deaths that occurred at the UN school in Gaza. The Times of Israel’s Mitch Ginsburg files this update: An Israeli army inquiry into fighting at a UN facility in Beit Hanoun Thursday found that IDF mortars did not play a role in the killing of 16 people in the school courtyard, dismissing claims that the military was responsible for their deaths. »

Gaza terrorist theater 101

Featured image The murderous thugs of Hamas possess formidable expertise in a wide variety of subjects, including how to terrorize a civilian population — and not just Israelis. Their mastery of media manipulation also impresses. It would be even more impressive if the media they manipulated were’t such willing tools. In the video below, Rabbi Shraga Simmons gives a short course in Gaza Terrorist Theater. At this point, it’s a useful retrospective. »

Gaza Terrorist Theater: Helpful photo montage

Featured image Referring to the BBC video we posted here, reader Jed Flint has kindly forwarded this “helpful photo montage from the YouTube video with bonus ‘bits and pieces’ scratching action!” Mr. Flint, thanks for the help. »

Gaza Terrorist Theater

Featured image I wrote a knowledgeable observer to ask whether he could shed any light on the suspicions I express in “Jihad poses for the cameras.” In response he invited me to check out the footage that the BBC played over its interview with Jonathan Sacerdoti last night. He observes: 2:10 – guy being picked up “injured.” 2:40 – same guy wandering around scratching his bits and pieces. It’s only day one »

Celebrating mass murder in Gaza

You may have heard that when news reached Gaza that eight teenagers had been murdered in the library of a Jewish religious school in Jerusalem, thousands of Arabs in Gaza took to the streets to celebrate. Tom Gross links to the footage — broadcast on Israeli television news, taken from Palestinian television news — of Gazans handing out sweets and candies to passing motorists honking their horns in joy. Gross »

BBC exerts every effort on behalf of terrorist smugglers

One of the top stories broadcast on the BBC world service this morning is almost unadulterated propaganda. The story simply regurgitates the hilarious complaint that Israel is meddling in Egyps’s affairs with the United States by complaining about Egypt’s refusal to stop weapons smuggling into Gaza. The Egyptians are peeved that Congress has temporarily frozen $100 million in military aid to get the Egyptians’ attention. The Egyptians don’t think that’s »

The Red Cross attacks, the BBC flacks

Surrounded on three sides by terrorist forces, Israel has come under attack by the International Committee of the Red Cross for the measures it has taken to defend itself. According to the Red Cross, Israel is responsible not only for the inconvenience of Arab life on the West Bank, but also for the misery of life in Gaza. The BBC story on the Red Cross’s condemnation of Israel — one »

From Munich to Gaza

Melanie Phillips reflects on what Hamas has wrought with its stage management of the freeing of the BBC’s Alan Johnston: The Hamas strategy is shrewd and clever, because it has correctly assessed that the decadent west will only too eagerly embrace its lies. It knows that the BBC is only too willing to be its friend. Already, TV and radio shows are ringing round to find studio guests who will »

Saying “no” to the BBC propaganda machine

Israel has decided to “reevaluate” its relationship with the BBC. The outfit can continue to operate freely in Israel, but not with the government’s “cordial cooperation.” Daniel Seaman, Director of the Israel Government Press Office explains why in this column for the Jerusalem Post. The column demonstrates that “the BBC has crossed the line from valid criticism into villification and demonization of the State of Israel to such an extent »

Tools of jihad: Protective Edge edition

Featured image BBC Middle East editor Paul Danahar happened to be on hand in Gaza for the opening of Israel’s Operation Pillar of Defense in November 2012. When the son of Danahar’s BBC Gaza colleague Jihad Masharawi was killed at the outset of the operation, Danahar all but accused Israel of murder. Via his Twitter account ‏@pdanahar, Danahar tweeted his reaction to young Masharawi’s death: “Questioned [sic] asked here is: if Israel »

Not an international sensation

Featured image We have covered the death of the son of BBC Gaza picture editor Jihad Masharawi at the outset of Israel’s Operation Pillar of Defense in some detail. Jihad Masharawi eloquently condemned Israel for the death and the BBC, the Washington Post and other organs of the mainstream media turned it into an international sensation. They turned it into a sensation so long as they could attribute responsibility (wrongly, regardless of »

Tools of Jihad, part 5

Featured image BBC Middle East editor Paul Danahar happened to be on hand in Gaza for the opening of Israel’s Operation Pillar of Defense. When the son of Danahar’s BBC Gaza colleague Jihad Masharawi was killed at the outset of the operation this past November, Danahar all but accused Israel of murder. Via his Twitter account ‏@pdanahar, Danahar tweeted his reaction to young Masharawi’s death: “Questioned [sic] asked here is: if Israel »

Tools of Jihad, part 4

Featured image Paul Danahar is the BBC Middle East editor and the subject of part 3 of this series, which I will wind up tomorrow. When the son of Danahar’s BBC Gaza colleague Jihad Masharawi was killed at the outset of Israel’s Operation Pillar of Defense this past November, Danahar all but accused Israel of murder. Via his Twitter account ‏@pdanahar, Danahar tweeted his reaction to young Masharawi’s death: “Questioned [sic] asked »

Learning from Paul Danahar

Featured image Paul Danahar is the BBC Middle East Bureau Chief and Chairman of the Middle East’s Foreign Press Association. He is camped out in Gaza City and its Shifa Hospital, reporting the sights and sounds of the war in which Israel is seeking to suppress Hamas’s rocket/missile capability. It is a capability that Hamas has freely used over the past 10 years to target Israeli civilians and generate terror among the »

The Stakes In Britain (Rolling Updates: Exit Polls Indicate Tory Landslide)

Featured image As I write we’re not far away from getting the first results of the British election today. I’ve seen stories of long lines to vote and indicators of a heavy turnout. And the British Pound seems to be under pressure today, which might be an ill omen, except that recall the Dow Jones futures plummeted on election night here in 2016, before soaring the next day when people realized that »

Top Ten Mideast/Israel Media Muffs of 2015

Featured image The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) has published its list of Top Ten Media Mangles of 2015. They include the New York Times’s infamous list of Jewish opponents of Obama’s Iran deal (yellow highlighting in original): MSNBC features prominently, as with this graphic showing the fictitious country of Palestine, among other errors: The openly anti-Semitic BBC scores again, as you would expect. My favorite, however, »

The al-Dura fraud

Featured image Charles Enderlin is the France 2 Jerusalem correspondent who broadcast the incendiary account of the death of 12-year-old Muhammad al-Dura at the hands of Israeli troops operating in the Gaza Strip in September 2000. Based on film footage provided by a Palestinian cameraman, Enderlin’s report has become infamous among students of terrorist propaganda both for its destructive effects and for its probable falsity. The al-Dura affair bids to join the »