Wednesday afternoon, Jerusalem. The Damascus Gate, one of the main entrances to Jerusalem’s Old City, a place where crowds of people come every day to work, shop, live and pray. Three Palestinian terrorists approached the Old City, carrying hidden knives, automatic weapons and explosives. When police officers questioned the men about their suspicious behavior, the Palestinians took out…
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The New York Times bends over backwards to avoid using the term “terrorism.” They do make one exception however.
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Why is a stabbing attack described as terrorism in London but questioned when it happens in Jerusalem?
It’s been two months since the current wave of terror began, and the media outlets are still confused about victims and terrorists. On Sunday, three Palestinian terrorists attempted to stab Israelis in unrelated attacks, killing one woman. The terrorists were killed in self-defense. The New York Times initial headline (since changed): 1 Israeli and 3 Palestinians…
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry makes a slip by calling some terrorism “legitimate.” HonestReporting’s Yarden Frankl talks about news coverage of Israel with Mottle Wolf.
As Ali says, Israel knows that terrorism is based on hatred. It must be aggressively fought and defeated. We only wish more journalists would listen to her.
The media should use the term “terrorism” whenever and wherever innocent men, women, and children are murdered by political or religious extremists.