posted on Feb, 17 2009 @ 03:00 PM
I am pretty surprised that you would note either of these people as Israel has long discredited them. Who will you quote next Norman Finkelstein? See
excerpts about both below.
Either way though all of this information of these extremes in the programs come from MEMRI , which is as lacking in credibility as you can get. Of
note also is the fact that the pieces of the show have been stictched together probably for continuity of the trend.
Please note at no point does Radwan Abu Ayyash speak about anything other than religion being used for propaganda purposes, I think you can find
similar things in other religions.
And although I am totally against using propaganda on anybody, especially the vulnerables. It should also be noted that it must be tough to stay
reasonable when your life is as bad as the Palestinians lives are. When 300 hundred innocent children were slaughtered in December/January.
"Israeli authorities arrested three prominent Palestinian leaders today and ordered them imprisoned without trial in the most severe measure taken
against the local Palestinian leadership in more than a year.
Military authorities said they had detained journalists Radwan Abu Ayyash and Ziad Abu Zayyad, two of the best-known Palestinian spokesmen in the West
Bank. The two frequently have been accused by Israel of being leaders of the intifada, as the Arab uprising in the Israeli-occupied territories is
The Jewish Press
New York Times Jerusalem bureau chief Steven Erlanger is so openly pro-Palestinian in his reporting that he's beginning to call to mind perhaps his
most biased predecessor in that post - the truly execrable Deborah Sontag, whose transparently one-sided dispatches would invariably read as though
she wrote them with a PLO flag draped over her word processor.
On page 7 of this week's Jewish Press, the always incisive Rick Richman of Jewish Current Issues (jpundit.typepad.com) cuts the heart out of
Erlanger's futile pretensions at objectivity and just plain old reading comprehension. Rarely does a book review come in for such thorough
dismemberment, and the resultant carnage is a beautiful thing to behold.
And then one would want to understand why this Israeli supporting organisation would want to demonize Hamas? Let's hear from Norman Finkelstein - the
son of two jewish holocaust survivors:
So when Hamas was becoming moderate and holding to the cease-fire it agreed in June 2008, it was showing herself to be a credible negotiating
partner. Hamas was standing by its word. In the meantime, Israel has neglected another core principle of cease-fire, namely easing the blockade. So
Israel had to defeat this Palestinian peace offensive. It always does this. It provokes Palestinians into reacting, and it wants to either destroy
Hamas or inflicts so much damage that Hamas will have to say it will never negotiate with Israel. That is exactly what Israel wants. Israel never
wants a moderate negotiating partner because if there is one, pressure on Israel will grow. Hamas is willing for a settlement; Hamas stands by its
word. But Israel does not want to negotiate.
[edit on 17-2-2009 by Mynaeris]