Saturday, May 11, 2013

  • Saturday, May 11, 2013
  • Elder of Ziyon
From Edgar Davidson's great blog:
Douglas Murray is one of the UK's finest political commentators. He is also a staunch defender of Israel. But in an otherwise excellent article he has written in the Daily Mail about Stephen Hawking's boycott of Israel he has provided the opportunity for a bizarre blunder by the Mail's editors. Because Murray decided (wrongly in my view) to 'balance' his criticism of the boycott with comments like these:
I acknowledge that there are those who are concerned about Israel’s approach to the Palestinians
the Editor (I assume) decided it was an opportunity to smear Israel even in a pro-Israel article by posting a picture showing Israelis 'mistreating Palestinians'.


Hence we have this picture captioned
There are those who are concerned about Israel's approach to the Palestinians, but if these academics think a boycott is the right way to address those concerns they are profoundly mistaken
Except that the women in the photo, including the one being held back by an Israeli policeman, are clearly orthodox Jewish women.
Indeed, the photo is from AFP, and shows Israeli police stopping a protest after the murder of Evyatar Borovsky.

The rest of Davidson's piece is worth reading as well.

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