Note: I'm posting this one with Springers approval since the original topic was rather heated and this should help resolve the situation.
With regards to this one: [HOAX]Israeli spokeswoman says we control stupid
As most of you are aware this thread was locked following a moderator discussion based upon the reliability of the original article source
The Pakistan Daily
and the fact that the
members involved could not verify either the reliability or the source of the original, or locate records indicating the existence of the characters
involved. "Tzipora Menache" and "Nachman Abramovic".
As we are all aware some people may have found the reasons given to be unacceptable or at least unbelievable given the lack of verifiable proof, since
after all lack of evidence is not always evidence of fraud and ATS isn't in the business of operating on rumor alone for serious issues.
To settle nerves, satisfy all those involved and wrap this one up for good... Here is the proof you've been waiting for.
The original document was written in Jan 2008 by Khalid Amayreh and was published on the Tlaxcala (translators network site) on 11th Jan 09 after a
few modifications by the author.
The article in question can be seen here:
Pictures of some of Hamas’ most wanted terrorists
The original word document uploaded to that site is
with the extended file information confirming the author and even indicating that it was his 4th revision.
The article referenced by the Pakistani Daily is more or less a creative use of the original in a glorious display of rampant plagiarism with regards
to the suspicious interviews and simply leaves out the last line... "Now, after this imaginary but very realistic introduction, we shall view the
pictures of these “evil terrorists.”
For your perusal...
The Internet media sensation:
The Pakistan Daily The Israeli
spokesman, Nachman Abramovic demonized Palestinian children stating "They may look young to you, but these people are terrorists at heart. Don’t
look at their deceptively innocent faces, try to think of the demons inside each of them … I am absolutely certain these people would grow to be
evil terrorists if we allowed them to grow
And the original:
by Khalid Amayreh “They may look young to you and me. But these people are
terrorists at heart. Don’t look at their deceptively innocent faces, try to think of the demons inside each of them.”
The spokesman, Nachman Abramovic, said he was “absolutely certain” that these people would grow to be “evil terrorists if we allowed them to
and again with imaginary spokesperson Tzipora Menache..
The Pakistan Daily "Another Israeli
spokeswoman, Tzipora Menache, stated that she was not worried about negative ramifications the Israeli onslaught on Gaza might have on the way the
Obama administration would view Israel. She said 'You know very well, and the stupid Americans know equally well, that we control their government,
irrespective of who sits in the White House. You see, I know it and you know it that no American president can be in a position to challenge us even
if we do the unthinkable. What can they (Americans) do to us? We control congress, we control the media, we control show biz, and we control
everything in America. In America you can criticize God, but you can't criticize Israel."
And the original:
by Khalid Amayreh Another Israeli spokesman, Tzipora Menache, said she was not
immensely worried about negative ramifications that Operation Cast Lead might have on the way the Obama administration would view Israel.“You know
very well, and the stupid Americans know equally well, that we control their government, irrespective of who sits in the White House.”“You see, I
know it and you know it that no American president can be in a position to challenge us even if we do the unthinkable.”Asked if he was not worried
that her remarks would cause a public relations disaster, Menache said “what can they do to us. We control congress, we control the media, we
control show biz, we control everything in America. “In America you can criticize G-d, but you can’t criticize Israel.”
Now, after this imaginary but very realistic introduction, we shall view the pictures of these “evil terrorists.”
So there you have it... Hoax confirmed.
Stay safe folks.
p.s. sourcing this wasn't actually that difficult and was more a methodological thing than anything else but it does raise interesting secondary
questions on source reliability and what appears to be a growing case of Internet plagiarism and lack of credibility for a lot of Internet based
publications both in terms of research capability and even base honesty, after all, If we can find the source why couldn't everyone else?