According to popular belief Israel is a good friend to the US, right? And the last time I checked Al-Qaeda was still an enemy of the US, right?
If all that is true why is there a story like this one being reportd?
During his 2014 address to the UN General Assembly, Benjamin Netanyahu declared that “fighting militant Islam is indivisible.”
The Israeli prime minister’s crude attempts to conflate ISIS with Hamas should not be allowed to conceal an important truth: Israel aids the forces of “militant Islam” when it is considered opportune to do so.
The most egregious example of such aid in recent times has been Israel’s support for Jabhat al-Nusra, al-Qaida’s franchise in Syria, as witnessed by UN peacekeeping forces stationed in the occupied Golan Heights.
Israel’s collusion with al-Qaida has been virtually ignored by the American media, with a few exceptions. For example, The Wall Street Journal reported in March that Israel has been treating wounded al-Nusra fighters and then sending them back into the Golan to battle Hizballah and the Syrian army.
Did I miss something in all the statements coming from Israel?
There is more stories that the MSM seems to overlook…..since it is an arm of the Israeli propaganda machine I can understand why they will NOT print nay of these types of stories……..
Each year, the Secretary-General submits a report on children and armed conflict to the UN Security Council that includes an annex, or “list of shame,” specifically identifying armed forces and groups found to commit grave violations against children. Israel’s armed forces were recommended by Leila Zerrougui, UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, for inclusion in the list for killing and maiming children and carrying out attacks against schools. This was rejected by Ban, as was the recommendation to list Palestinian armed groups.
The report methodically details the devastating impact Israel’s prolonged military occupation had on Palestinian children, highlighting that 557 Palestinian children were killed in 2014. The total ranked third highest behind Afghanistan (710) and Iraq (679), and significantly more than in Syria (368). The report notes that at least 543 schools were damaged or destroyed in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), the highest recorded number of all situations in 2014.
During Israel’s military offensive on Gaza last summer, Defense for Children International Palestine found overwhelming and repeated evidence of direct targeting of children by Israeli drone-fired missiles and attacks carried out against schools. Disturbingly, Israel, the world’s largest exporter of aerial drones, killed 164 children in drone strikes during the offensive.
The media will report on a lone taxi driver that hits a Jew in a crosswalk but yet the deaths of children is of NO concern……..
Then there are stories like this one…..this is NOT an isolated situation……..
Extremist Jewish settlers at dawn Thursday burned the Catholic Church of Tabgha, which is located on the banks of the Galilee sea.
Media sources said the arson attack caused heavy material damage to the Church, pointing that attackers spray-painted anti-Christian remarks on its walls. Hebrew graffiti was found, reading “the false gods will be eliminated”, and material damage was inflicted on the church.
The attack targeted the Church of the Multiplication which is believed by Christians to be the site of Jesus miracle of multiplying two fish and five loaves to feed 5,000 people.
This is not the first time that Israeli right-wingers have destroyed churches and church property. Numerous arson and graffiti attacks were carried out in the past against Christian sites, as well as against Arab property in the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem under the “price tag” slogan.
Maybe you Christians should pull your heads out of Israel’s ass……they are NOT your friends!
If the American people knew what was really happening between the Israelis and the Palestinians then the sympathy would turn to the victim, Palestine…..but then I guess that is why we NEVER get the truth of the situation in the Occupied Territories…..
As usual the US is backing a FALSE FRIEND in Israel!
Wake up and smell the feces around you!