Hi readers. Thanks for coming by for a read.
Luckily, what happens in Israel and Palestine shouldn’t be a concern to US citizens. It’s none of our business. Or it wouldn’t be if we in the US weren’t sponsoring the Israeli land grabbing, looting and ravaging of the land next door outside their legal boundaries established by the United Nations and International Law.
But US taxpayers have sent $130 billion dollars, mostly in the form of weapons, to Israel. And that makes every US citizen somewhat responsible for what Israel does with those weapons.
My personal thought is that I, none of us, can trust most media reports about what’s going on in the Middle East, particularly where Israel is involved. The US news media has had a love affair with Israel for at least half-century. They barely reported the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty which lasted several hours and left more than 100 US servicemen as casualties. The conventional media slanted all reports of the Six Day War and the Yom Kipper War to seem Israel was the defender instead of the country initiating surprise attack.
Israel started every war it has ever fought. Which has somehow escaped the notice of most of the conventional news media. And Israel has gobbled up more land outside its borders after every war of Israeli aggression. And blamed it all on the Arabs.
But I’ve digressed. I wanted to tell you about a Jewish website where the reporting is evidently somewhat more honest. Maybe not as good as it could be, but better than anything you are likely to see elsewhere. They don’t appear to be the usual rabid, foaming-at-the-mouth, kill’em all and let God sort them out Zionists, anyway.
Evidently they don’t go overboard with it, any more than Arabs would be likely to get fanatic about accurate and unbiased reporting of events. But http://www.haaretz.com/news comes nearer to being a source of attempted truthfulness than I’ve found thus far.
Unfortunately they want to charge a buck for access after the first few stories. Which I have no intention of paying.
It’s entirely possible everyone within the borders of Israel and Palestine is not a lunatic religious fanatic terrorist killer. But there’s no evidence of the fact manifested in the behavior of Israelis, Palestinians, or dual-citizenship US citizens who march undercover as Israelis disguised as Americans.
Maybe if http://www.haaretz.com/news was more widely distributed, more readily available to interested non-Jews there’d be a believable side to something Americans hear and see about Israel and Palestine.
You can catch some their stories when copied to other sites, or sometimes just summarized on other blogs. I agree they are the less despicable than a lot of other sources.
Hi Ed. Less dispicable. I like that. Jack