The little general

June 1, 2010 at 12:41 am | Posted in Antisemitism / Antizionism, Arab-Israeli conflict, Germany, Israel, Palestinians, The media | Leave a comment

The little general felt uncomfortable this morning. “The whole world hates us, the whole world are anti-Semites.” I did not know what she was talking about. But then I heard it on the radio too. Several died when Israeli forces took control over some ships aiding for Gaza. The little general ordered me to check what German media is reporting, are they biased, do they report accurate? Well, some are, few do. Mostly they just copied and pasted agency reports. And the foreign minister had the urge to make a statement about proportionality before it was even clear what happened. He did that when even the Israeli media was not clear about what was happened.

Back home after a long day in university (4 hours) I saw the footage of the Israeli forces, showing a mob that tried to lynch Israeli soldiers (or how should I call it when 5 to 10 people beat a person lying on the ground with iron rods?). By the way: what where these rods doing there in the first place? On the ship of “peace/humanitarian/human rights activists”?

The little general did not stop to see the news report. On 4 of 5 Israeli public channels, non-stop. I had enough. I was rebuked, that this is important and that the world needs to know, that this was not Israel’s fault. I insisted that this is what people want to hear and that the truth will not convince them.

Eventually I watched “The Fugitive”. 1993’s blockbuster. And Dr. Kimble still made it. Everybody thought he was guilty and he was sentenced to death. But there were some that did care about the truth and in the end the truth came out of the darkness in which it hides and the one everybody blamed for murder was proven innocent, chaf mipesha.

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