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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

French Anti-Semitism Very Much Alive

Nadene Goldfoot                                                                   
                                         French General Unrest  in Court, January 24, 1789
The incident occurred on September 30, 2000.  It was the 2nd day of the 2nd Intifada.  "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."

This trial about accusing Israel of killing a Palestinian boy and documenting it on a French TV station started on September 14, 2006.  An Israeli is accusing the TV station of doctoring the video.  "At no point in the footage is Mohammed shown being shot, and there was no blood on the boy or his injured father, the report says. France 2, the investigation concludes, edited out the last several seconds of Abu Rahma's footage, "in which the boy is seen moving his hand", it adds."

“More than a decade on and Karsenty is still embroiled in the controversy surrounding the Al-Dourah case. A modern day Emile Zola in some respects, he was one of the first to accuse the France 2 television network of airing staged video of the apparent death of a 12-year-old Palestinian boy. Whether in suing or being sued, Karsenty has made the case that some media outlets will go to great lengths to frame Israel as an aggressor and criminal state. Today, Karsenty continues to monitor the media as it errs through his Media-Ratings, which monitors the media in France for bias.”

A French TV station, Franc 2 was at the scene in Gaza and staged the killing of a Palestinian boy by the Israeli IDF.  Karsenty saw that it had been photo-shopped and sued the French government for slandering Israel with it.  He did not win his case in court.  In a turnaround, it was he, the  "French media analyst Phillipe Karsenty who was then convicted of defamation for accusing French state television of falsifying their video.

Today, there isn't much that video cannot do.  Superman can fly faster than the speed of sound and look real.  Photo-shop is used all the time for photos and video work.  The boy that was supposed to be shot was seen later very much alive.  This type of thing is not the first set up for visual appeal by the Palestinians.  There are many people working to expose just such situations.  Camera is one of them.

This is almost a repeat of the Dryfus affair when a French Lieutenant was accused of being a spy for Germany and it was a wrongful accusation, only Dryfus was sent to prison.  It was the straw that broke the camel's back in a string of anti-Semitism.  Because he was Jewish, it had to be him who was the spy.


1 comment:

Nadene Goldfoot said...

4. Doctor: Here’s Why Mohammed al-Dura Really Died
by Maayana Miskin

The Israeli doctor who won a libel suit victory in the Mohammed al-Dura case regrets that he was unable to help French media analyst Philippe Karsenty to do the same.

Dr. Yehuda David won his case in France’s Supreme Court in 2012 after being accused of libel for revealing that Jamal Al-Dura, Mohammed al-Dura’s father, had lied. Karsenty lost his own Supreme Court case this week, and was convicted of defamation for accusing French state television of deliberately staging the hoax.

In an interview with Arutz Sheva, David repeated his assertion that the Mohammed al-Dura shooting video was fake, and revealed what he believes was the child’s real cause of death.

“Mohammed al-Dura’s father assisted Israel. Hamas murdered one of his children. Then they demanded that he bring a different son – Rami al-Dura – and make it look like IDF soldiers were murdering him,” he declared.

“That child who was supposedly killed by the IDF is alive to this day,” he added.

David has previously noted that Mohammed al-Dura is on record as having been admitted to a Gaza hospital several hours prior to the alleged shooting involving the IDF.

He expressed regret that he had not been present to help Karsenty in his libel suit. David explained his own winning strategy when facing France’s highest court.

“It’s a totally political trial. That’s why in my trial I fled from politics and focused on scientific proofs based on medical documents,” he recalled.

After an initial conviction by a lower court, “I changed my strategy and focused on the science. That was Karsenty’s mistake, that he waged a political war with a political court,” David asserted.

He expressed regret that he had not been called to testify on Karsenty’s behalf, as the doctor who proved in court that Jamal al-Dura’s supposed bullet wound scars were actually scars from surgery performed by an Israeli doctor – himself.

“That was [Karsenty’s] fatal mistake, that he didn’t use me. He had a winning card, I introduced him at one point to the man who was commander at the IDF position, his testimony was also golden – but he decided to go it alone, and that is why it didn’t work,” he said.

While he was not a part of the Karsenty trial, he still may be part of its aftermath, David revealed. “I will read up on the verdict, and if necessary I will raise the banners again” and go back to France to defend Israel, he explained.

“It is completely unacceptable that any country accuse us of murdering a child when we didn’t do it,” he concluded.