My Mideast Punchlines: you are killing our children….

“Four Palestinian Teens Killed in Israeli Violence”
These “teens” were killed AFTER launching attacks. Yet how would the public know that from the headline in the LA Times?

Small FistIn the dystopian world we live in, these misleading headlines are all too common. Lazy journalism. mendacity or outright anti-Semitism, take your pick. And after watching an interview with a Palestinian academic, my belief was confirmed that the Palestinians, and perhaps Arabs in general, live in a parallel world. It went something like this:

Arab academic: ‘You are killing our children.’

Israeli interviewer: ‘But you are sending them out to kill ours.’

Arab academic: ‘Yes, but you don’t have to shoot to kill to prevent them from stabbing others. They only have knives.

Israeli interviewer: ‘But knives can and do kill.’

Arab academic: ‘You are killing our children.’

 

 

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