What have we come to when US Secretary of State John Kerry gets applause for saying people don’t need to know what’s going on?
Last night, as I was driving home, I heard the news that a runner on the trail, near my home, had been stabbed by a Palestinian terrorist who then sprinted off into the hills in the direction of a local Arab village.
On January 26, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made the bold assertion that terrorism against Israelis is “human nature.” According to Ban, “Stabbings, vehicle attacks, and shootings by Palestinians targeting Israeli civilians have continued to claim lives . . . Yet, as oppressed peoples have demonstrated throughout the ages, it is human nature to react to…
The conflict is viewed through a distorted lens where Palestinian violence is the natural, if not morally justified, response to ‘occupation.’
Writing in The Algemeiner, HonestReporting’s Simon Plosker says that publisher Amos Schocken’s opinion piece sadly acknowledges that Haaretz is an accomplice to the demonization of Israel.
A week into the ongoing Palestinian wave of terror, it has become nearly impossible to learn from major news sources outside Israel, what is going on there.
While the desire to kill as many Jews as possible is still there, years of Israeli intelligence and military operations have removed the Palestinians’ ability to plan sophisticated deadly attacks from safe areas. They no longer have the ability to hold all of Israeli society hostage.
Cherryl Smith, PhD, is professor emerita in rhetoric and composition at California State University, Sacramento. She writes at Framing Israel. The substance of what’s wrong with the Iran deal (see here and here) can also be found in the uses and abuses of language surrounding the deal. It is hard to reconcile that the leaders of…
HR’s Managing Editor writes in The Times of Israel on on the news story that one UK daily thought was more important than the Copenhagen terrorist attack.
Iran has learned the merits of exercising soft power through effective communications and PR.