Friday, September 23, 2016

  • Friday, September 23, 2016
  • Elder of Ziyon
As I mentioned, Mahmoud Abbas' speech at the UN yesterday was filled with the most unbelievable lies.  He claimed that Israel committed a "grave violation" of a non-binding 1947 UNGA resolution that his own people violently rejected, and still rejects today, essentially saying that much of Israel within the Green Line really belongs to "Palestine."

That resolution recognized a Jewish state. Abbas still doesn't. Yet he is claiming that Israelis defending themselves from a war and terror spree that began hours after the partition plan vote are the ones who committed a breach of the resolution!

He also claimed that he is instilling a culture of peace and is against all terror, even though Abbas personally incites terror and celebrates murderers and there is no evidence of any peace curriculum in Palestinian schools that actually support peace with Israel.

Last year, Abbas made a similar claim about creating  culture of peace for his people. His claim was followed literally the next day with the murders of Eitam and Na'ama Henkin and the beginning of the "knife intifada."

Did any major media mention that the leader of the erstwhile nation of "Palestine" lied so blatantly to the UN last year or this year? Of course not!

Peter Baker of the New York Times wrote a story that pretended that both Bibi's and Abbas' speeches were mirror equivalents of each other, bringing up old grievances. Accuracy is apparently unimportant to him.

Bloomberg included a very cursory story about the speeches, completely ignoring Abbas' lies.

Reuters concentrated on Abbas' threat to sue Great Britain over the Balfour Declaration, which is an absurd gimmick, but also wrote the story as a "he said, she said" between Netanyahu and Abbas, without any fact checking.

Journalists refuse to look too hard at what Abbas says, because they want to present him to the world as a "moderate" and a "man of peace." So any facts that contradict those memes must be minimized and ignored.

Which means that they really aren't journalists.

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