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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Anti-Jewish Propaganda Against Israel: How It Is Created

Nadene Goldfoot
Videos have been made to make Israel look like the "Evil Empire" and gullible people fall for them, probably because they want to believe that Israel must be evil to back their own emotions.  Here's a situation where one video  fanned the flames of the 2nd Intifada against Israel. It  started September 2000 and didn't end till about 2005 with continued shelling ever since in which  5,500 Palestinians, 1,100 Israelis as well as  64 foreigners died in this Intifada.   The sad part is that such filming has often been made by Jewish video makers who have taken the side of the Palestinians and who have stooped to make false propaganda against Israel.

I remember seeing this scene on TV.  The Muhammad al-Durrah incident took place in the Gaza Strip on September 30, 2000, on the second day of the Second Intifada, amid widespread rioting throughout the Palestinian territories. Jamal al-Durrah and his 12-year-old son, Muhammad, were filmed by Talal Abu Rahma, a Palestinian cameraman freelancing for France 2, as they sought cover behind a concrete cylinder after being caught in crossfire between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian security forces. The footage, which lasts just over a minute, shows the pair holding onto each other, the boy crying and the father waving, then a burst of gunfire and dust, after which the boy is seen slumped across his father's legs.(Wikipedia) 

Charles Enderlin, a French journalist, with Bn'ai Brith, who has made the film "The Road to Jenin"  helped to publicize this  infamous but discredited video of the "set up" shooting, resulting in death, of Muhammad al-Durrah, Palestinian.  Perre Rehov and Phillippe Karsenty, both French filmmakers, worked to debunk the video.  I'm glad someone was on the ball.  They are independent documentary filmmakers, and Enderlin has found there is a lot of rigging, manipulation and misinterpretation of facts in making this film.  In fact, someone had approached him with the plan to actually kill a child for the sake of a video to make Israel look bad so as to advance the Palestinian cause.  They would also arrange for a Palestinian woman's false testimony for the filming.

It all happened from September 2000 to January 2001.  Participants involved were politicians in Gaza and Druze soldiers of Magen Shaloch who were accused of the "murder" of al-Durrah, but they had never even been interviewed.  False news was spread which caused public disturbances which brought about the shouting on Paris streets the very next day of "Death to Jews!"  As it turns out, a Jewish filmmaker had indirectly been responsible for the deaths of many innocents on both sides because of the rioting and fighting that ensued.  He had bought into listening and believing the nephew of one of the founders of the PLO, Talal, who was a favorite friend.

As Enderlin mentions in a letter that Anti-Jewish propaganda has developed in the world like a virus.  The Muslims have a lot of money and power to back it and he finds that there is little enthusiasm to do the same, nor the time to implement it on the Israeli side.  I think he doesn't realize that Israel is still a state into telling the truth and isn't about to sink to the level of making up propaganda.  Both men realize that the Palestinian leadership and Arab dictatorships have one purpose, the destruction of Israel and that because they have failed to bring it about by force, are now using demonization.

The point of what is happening is that filmmakers may be more interesting in getting a video produced which will be sought after than in producing honest facts.  We cannot even trust videos now days.  The same things are essential in accepting this report of history as with books; who made it, what is their viewpoint, why did they make it, what's in it for them.

This is just like a photo uploaded May 5th that has gone viral going around the web right now of a so-called Palestinian hunger striker which turns out to be a fake.  It is actually a picture of a Moroccan prisoner named "Azzedine al-Rouissi from an Arab country, probably Morocco.  In the picture, the fellow looks like a Holocaust prisoner who is as emaciated as can be.  No, he's not in an Israeli prison.

People that know nothing, read nothing have no background;  going out and believe another's lies without checking facts and then make films that teach hatred and lead to death and destruction must be one of the lowest forms of humanity.  That's what we're fighting against.  This is the era of Photoshop.  We can't believe whether photo or video  is fact or fiction today.  


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