Pallywood has produced many staged scenes and doctored footage over the years. But don’t take our word for it – the terrorists themselves are readily admitting to it. The following short clip demonstrates how Palestinian terrorist organizations are using technology to doctor and manipulate video imagery for propaganda purposes.
Click on the image below to see how Islamic Jihad accused a rival terrorist group of falsely claiming credit for a terror attack by using doctored footage.
FACING UP TO FACEBOOK
Facebook is a fun social networking site with over 65 million users. Recently, however, Facebook has revealed a darker side. Members of HonestReporting’s own Facebook group last week received an alert drawing their attention to the existence of a Facebook group honoring the terrorist who murdered eight students in a Jerusalem yeshiva.
Translated from Arabic by The Israel Project, in addition to glorifying the students’ murder, the Facebook page dedicated to terrorist Ala’a Abu Dheim refers to him as a “martyr” and links to a page that calls Jews “pigs” and calls for the closure of Israel’s embassy in Jordan, a country with which Israel has maintained diplomatic relations since 1994.
HonestReporting’s Facebook group members were directed to an alternative group set up to protest this glorification of terror and requested to report the offensive group to Facebook’s administrators.
This example is only the tip of a rapidly growing iceberg. Facebook has become a very potent and dangerous tool for promoting hatred and the delegitimzation of Israel. A Facebook group advocates that “Israel is not a country” and claims that “criticism of illegitimate apartheid ‘Israel’, which has no right to exist, cannot be regarded as antisemitic”. The group calls on Facebook to refer to “Occupied Palestine” rather than “Israel”. Meanwhile Facebook’s own administrators have courted controversy by changing the preset location of Israeli settlements in the disputed territories to “Palestine” instead of “Israel”.
Anti-Israel propagandists and terror supporters have correctly identified Facebook and other Social Media applications such as YouTube as a means of spreading their hatred. HonestReporting is on the frontline, going beyond traditional print and television media but we need your help. Unlike newspapers, Social Media relies for content not from professional journalists but on YOU, the ordinary reader.
So engage in these sites and respond to anti-Israel content through, not only online protest, but also by promoting positive material to bring the real picture about Israel to millions of unaffiliated web users. Start by signing up to Facebook and becoming a member of HonestReporting’s own group.