Monday, April 20, 2020

  • Monday, April 20, 2020
  • Elder of Ziyon
The latest salvo of antisemitic garbage comes from "Who Profits," the same people that make lists of Jewish-owned businesses for the world to boycott.

Here, they are giving out a lesson in how to twist a news story into anti-Israel propaganda and, they hope, a meme:




They literally give a step by step guide in how to twist facts by putting everything into an anti-Israel "frame:"

While it is still too early to tell how the COVID-19 will impact the global and local economy, we can begin by posing the right questions with the following framing in mind: 
The first lesson of anti-Israel brainwashing is to let them tell you how you should think. 

COVID-19 is not operating in a vacuum. As it spreads through Israeli-occupied Palestinian and Syrian land, it is interacting with the structures of occupation which, while far from novel, are every bit as adaptive, resistant and continually mutating as any member of the corona family.
 Translation: Zionism and Israel is a virus that must be eradicated. And even though we cannot tell you how, just try to think of ways that Israel is responsible for everything happening in areas under full Palestinian control.
COVID-19 will not function as a ‘Great Equalizer’ – The myth that a pandemic does not discriminate between the rich and the poor, the powerful and the dispossessed, is patently false. An occupied and besieged population and a systematically de-developed economy are particularly vulnerable to both COVID-19 and the economic fallout.
It's funny that Israelis are FAR more likely to get infected with COVID-19 than Palestinians. Somehow this prediction, which has been hammered over and over again from the loathe-Israel crowd, has still not come true. While Israel is under lockdown, Palestinians - especially in Gaza - are under fewer restrictions with very few cases of infections. So who is more vulnerable?
Desperate times legitimize repressive measures. Declaring a state of emergency often provides the pretext for the introduction of new repressive and exploitative measures and the entrenchment and legitimization of existing ones.
And these measures are...? In fact, Palestinian leaders have been closing down towns, installing checkpoints, blocking the borders - doing all the things that Israel is castigated for.  Meanwhile, Israel has been working closely with Palestinian leaders and NGOs to forestall an epidemic in the territories and to plan responses if it happens.

But the facts don't fit the "framing" that is necessary to brainwash people into hating Israel.
 What happens in Palestine does not stay in Palestine. A key reason Israel is continually looking to diversify its portfolio of repression is that it can later turn it outward for economic profit and political gains.
So, if Israelis develop a treatment or a vaccine, this is bad because they might profit from them?

This is a perfect example of how the modern antisemites create propaganda.

And make no mistake - the real analogy is between the coronavirus and the virus of antisemitism.



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