The London Times, Jenin, and Goebbels’ Big Lie


At the Times of London, Robin Yassin-Kassab reviews a Palestinian book called “Mornings In Jenin.” Kassab writes:

By now we care very much about the key characters, and through them we experience “that year without end” that stretches through some of the bloodier signposts of Palestinian history — the naksa or disaster of 1967, the Lebanese refugee camp massacres, the 2002 Jenin massacre.

Although the UN admitted that no massacre took place in Jenin during the 2002 Operation Defensive Shield, Kassab’s casual reference shows how accepted the libel has become. It's a great example of Joseph Goebbels' theory of "The Big Lie."

"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it."