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Children From Iraq Go to Israel for Life-Saving Heart Surgery


Health & Wellness  (tags: GOOD NEWS, Israel, Save-a-Child's-Heart, saves children from 44 developing count )

Beth
- 590 days ago - israel21c.org
Save-a -Child's-Heart and the Wolfson Medical Center in Holon, Israel have saved the lives of more than 3,000 children from 44 developing countries. Although Iraq is defined as an 'enemy state' to Israel, the Knesset approved the entry of the three childr



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Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 4:40 pm
As the Israeli's believe in life, stories like these will mever see light in c the Muslim mud that serves as media. The important thing is, these children will be saved.
 

Beth S. (334)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 4:42 pm
(Minister Silvan Shalom welcomes Kurdish children who arrived in Israel from Iraq for life saving heart surgery.)

Three Iraqi children have arrived in Israel for life-saving heart surgery and were received by representatives of the Ministry for Regional Cooperation and members of Save a Child’s Heart charity.

Although Iraq is defined as an ‘enemy state’ to Israel, the Knesset approved the entry of the three children and their mothers on humanitarian grounds.

“The humanitarian treatment that we grant to children is in essence the difference between us and some of our neighbors. I’m proud to be a partner in this project which brings hearts together and promotes fraternity among nations,” Silvan Shalom, Minister of Energy and Water, Minister for the Development of the Negev and Galilee and Minister for Regional Cooperation, told a delegation of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa at the Wolfson Medical Center (WMC).

The Kurdish children, ages one, three and six, were received by representatives of the Ministry for Regional Cooperation and members of Save a Child’s Heart.

The director of the WMC, Dr. Yitzhak Berlovich, who accompanied Minister Shalom, said that to date more than 3,000 children from 44 developing countries have been treated at the WMC and that every year SACH brings to Israel more than 250 children.

Simon Fisher, SACH executive director said that “thanks to the initiative of Minister SIlvan Shalom, to date almost 200 children from Iraq have been operated at the WMC, and this is only the beginning. It is our intention to continue to expand our activity for the betterment of the children in the countries of this whole region. This is also thinking of our own children and their futures.”
 

pam w. (191)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 6:06 pm
Heartwarming story! (No pun intended.)

Thanks for the good news!
 

Ge M. (218)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 12:45 am
Israel has been doing this for free for many years and not just from Iraq. I remember a story where a Saudi (I think it was Saudi) paediatrician contacted an Israeli paediatrician, by email as he was not allowed to phone, for advice on how to save a child's life. He got an immediate response.

Now, turn either of these stories round and there would have been no response. Muslims regard Jewish babies and toddlers as much of an enemy and as killable as a soldier. In fact, Hamas specialise in killing Israeli children.
 

Rob and Jay B. (121)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 12:53 am
Israel does this for all the countries that want to destroy it. Shows the difference in mentality.
 

Stan B. (122)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 1:36 am
I can just imagine Israeli children being welcomed to a hospital in Iraq. It's all so bloody one-sided!!
 

Berny p. (23)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 3:17 am

And why is the media not advertising this???

Would they be buyist...of course NOT!
 

Gloria picchetti (300)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 4:25 am
It's wonderful.
 

Fi T. (16)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 5:31 am
The world is full of hope
 

Charles W. (40)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 6:57 am
This is an excellent start for Israel ... Maybe they should ease over to Gaza and the West Bank and offer some of the same services to all the Palestinian children that they have maimed with their white phosphorous attacks, brutal intrusions, and immoral, indiscriminate discharge of weapons... Maybe they could even take up a little collection and erect a small monument marker for Rachel Corrie ...
 

Jo SICK (527)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 7:20 am
It is woderful that Isreal is doing this and has been for sometime. You would never know it from main stream media coverage.
Great Beth thanks and welcome back!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 7:26 am
That's great news. Thanks for sharing.
 

Michael Kirkby (86)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 9:31 am
Save the life of one person you save humanity.
 

Jude Hand (59)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 12:39 pm
Noted. Bravo, Israel!
 

Birgit W. (152)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 3:37 pm
Wonderful.
 

Russell R. (87)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 3:46 pm
A Little Bit of Heaven!
 

Nancy Black (303)
Friday May 10, 2013, 10:48 pm
Noted, tweeted, shared, tweeted, shared. Interesting how Iraq uses Israel when it can and then tries to destroy it every other time. I admire Israel for saving lives; I just wish both sides of the conflict could think of the children and stop the fighting.
 

Ge M. (218)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 2:23 pm
Nancy, the major difference between the Muslim terrorists and Israel is that Hamas deliberately targets and kills Israeli children and Israel tries to prevent the loss of Muslim civilian lives especially children. An example of how Hamas works is that they attacked an Israeli kindergarten while Obama was visiting.
 

Charles W. (40)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 8:34 am
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Sunday May 12, 2013, 9:54 am
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Charles W. (40)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 11:36 am
Again -- Just wanted to to tell you about one of my friends in college ...We called him Denny... (He was a Palestinian)... We helped each other ... I helped him in Calculus And he helped me in English..., I was raised on a farm (right up the road in Cherokee county) ... and I often brought back fruit and vegetable baskets -- to share with my dormitory roommates ... Denny brought back figs and other fruits -- we would have never enjoyed ... We shared thoughts and visions until the fall/winter of 2007 right before Obama took office ... It's been roughly confirmed that the Pre Obama Israeli attack took his life ..
 

Charles W. (40)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 12:02 pm
This is an excellent start for Israel ... Maybe they should ease over to Gaza and the West Bank and offer some of the same services to all the Palestinian children that they have maimed with their white phosphorous attacks, brutal intrusions, and immoral, indiscriminate discharge of weapons... Maybe they could even take up a little collection and erect a small monument marker for Rachel Corrie ...
 

Charles W. (40)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 12:05 pm
his is an excellent start for Israel ... Maybe they should ease over to Gaza and the West Bank and offer some of the same services to all the Palestinian children that they have maimed with their white phosphorous attacks, brutal intrusions, and immoral, indiscriminate discharge of weapons... Maybe they could even take up a little collection and erect a small monument marker for Rachel Corrie ...
 

Beth S. (334)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 9:10 pm
Israel has MANY heroic programs going on to save those who are from the side of the people who want to totally annihilate Israelis and Jews.

Arabs fire thousands of rockets deliberately into the homes and schools of Israelis, and after some 800+ rockets, Israelis hit back.

The Israelis phoned the Palestinians to warn them about the attack.
The Israelis dropped leaflets on the Palestinians to give them heads-ups
The Israelis emailed the Palestinians.

Colonel Kemp of the UK said never in the ENTIRE HISTORY OF THE MILITARY IN THE WORLD has there been such a moral and compassionate army as the Israelis.

And this is just the beginning.
 

Beth S. (334)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 9:12 pm
Let's do some comparing:

The remarkable Denis MacEoin http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denis_MacEoin whom I am honoured to know (and will be meeting with soon in York), has sent this letter to Southampton UniversityProfessor, Malcom Levitt - http://www.southampton.ac.uk/chemistry/about/staff/mhl.page - who has weighed in on Stephen Hawking’s boycott of Israel.



Denis is indefatigable in taking on Universities and academics who demonise and denigrate Israel.



Elaine B



Subject: Israel's explicit policies



Prof. Malcolm Levitt
Dept. of Chemistry
Southampton University



11th May 2013

Dear Professor Levitt,

I am not a chemist nor, indeed, a scientist of any kind. My academic background exists in a very different field, but one, I hope, that is of particular relevance to the subject of this e-mail. I am a former lecturer in Arabic and Islamic Studies and a former editor of The Middle East Quarterly, an international journal. My PhD was in an adjunct area of Persian Studies. I have a particular interest in the Middle East (where I have lived, first in Iran, later in Morocco) and my several visits to Israel have created in me a particular interest in matters relating to that country, both religious and political.

I was alerted today to a statement you made recently relating to the decision by Professor Stephen Hawking to boycott a conference due to be held in Israel, when you said ‘Israel has a totally explicit policy of making life impossible for the non-Jewish population and I find it totally unacceptable.’ Assuming I have quoted you correctly, I feel impelled to ask you where on earth you obtained such a manifestly nonsensical view. Like anyone, I feel free to criticize Israel when its government policies stray from the straight and narrow. Like any country, Israel makes mistakes. But when critics level accusations that are simply divorced from reality – that Israel practises apartheid, for example, or that it is ‘a Nazi state’ – then I cannot let such remarks pass by.

Israel is the one country in the Middle East (and often far beyond) of which it plainly and categorically cannot be said that it ‘has a totally explicit policy of making life impossible’ for adherents of any but the dominant faith. In Iran, for example, members of the indigenous Baha’i religion (about which I have written extensively) are hanged, imprisoned, denied employment in all professions, refused entry to the universities, and are threatened with genocide. Christians, Zoroastrians and Jews there are treated harshly. For many, life is impossible. Jews have been driven out of all the Arabs countries. In most Arab countries (notably Egypt), Christians are persecuted, churches are destroyed, and whole communities have been leaving over the past ten years and more. Those are all countries you would do better to condemn.

Israel is the only country in the Middle East whose Christian population has risen steadily since 1948. And Israel’s treatment of the Baha’is is exemplary: they have their international centre in Haifa, where they have built gardens, terraces, and white marble buildings facing the Mediterranean, half of a UNESCO World Heritage Site that puts the Iranian regime to shame. The other half of the UNESCO site is situated outside Acre and contains the holiest of the Baha’I shrines. In Iran, every single one of the Baha’i holy places has been bulldozed, never to be rebuilt. Every Baha’i cemetery has met the same fate.

In Israel, then 1967 Protection of Holy Places Law guarantees the safety of all Jewish and non-Jewish sacred sites:

The Holy Places shall be protected from desecration and any other violation and from anything likely to violate the freedom of access of the members of the different religions to the places sacred to them or their feelings with regard to those places.

Whosoever desecrates or otherwise violates a Holy Place shall be liable to imprisonment for a term of seven years.
Whosoever does anything likely to violate the freedom of access of the members of the different religions to the places sacred to them or their feelings with regard to those places shall be liable to imprisonment for a term of five years.

This Law shall add to, and not derogate from, any other law.
The Minister of Religious Affairs is charged with the implementation of this Law, and he may, after consultation with, or upon the proposal of, representatives of the religions concerned and with the consent of the Minister of Justice make regulations as to any matter relating to such implementation.
This Law shall come into force on the date of its adoption by the Knesset.


This Law is rigorously applied to Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Baha’i and other holy places. There is nothing remotely like it in any Islamic country. In Saudi Arabia it is expressly forbidden to build churches, synagogues, temples, and it is illegal for Christians and others even to meet in their own homes to worship.

The Israeli law of citizenship and other related laws confer on all citizens the same rights and responsibilities. This applies to non-Jews as fully as to Jews. Arabs are full citizens of the state, they may vote in all elections, they may form political parties (and there are quite a few of them), they may stand for parliament (and a great many serve in it), they serve as members of the Supreme Court, as judges in other courts, as university teachers and professors, 20% of all students in all universities are Arabs (with Arabs forming 18% of the population), and so on. There is, quite flatly, no law or regulation calling for any form of apartheid. Go to Israel (and it may help you a lot to do so) and watch: no restaurants barred to Arabs, no shops barred to Arabs (Christian or Muslim), no buses for Jews only, no trains, no university campuses, no hotels, no beaches. All Israelis have the same rights.

Not only that, but consider the situation of women in Muslim countries, especially now that Salafi and other radical Muslim groups are taking over across the region. In Israel, women have full rights with men. That includes Muslim and Christian women. In all Muslim countries, homosexuals face hanging, flogging, and other cruel punishments. In Israel, they hold gay pride marches. Muslim and Christian as well as Jewish men who are gay only have rights and protection under the law in Israel.

I have hinted at religious freedom and its denial in all Muslim states. The Israeli position has been set out thus:

"Every person in Israel enjoys freedom of conscience, of belief, of religion, and of worship. This freedom is guaranteed to every person in every enlightened, democratic regime, and therefore it is guaranteed to every person in Israel. It is one of the fundamental principles upon which the State of Israel is based… This freedom is partly based on Article 83 of the Palestine Order in Council of 1922, and partly it is one of those fundamental rights that "are not written in the book" but derive directly from the nature of out state as a peace-loving, democratic state6'… On the basis of the rules – and in accordance with the Declaration of Independence – every law and every power will be interpreted as recognizing freedom of conscience, of belief, of religion, and of worship."

I find it remiss of you, as someone endowed with considerable intellect, to have been so grossly misled about the reality of life in Israel. Your statement goes beyond the limits of reasonable and fair discourse. I can only consider you to have been misled by unprincipled persons who wish to disseminate falsehoods about Israel for base motives. In the face of the facts I have given and your freedom to board a plane to Israel in order to see all of this for yourself, I have to ask you to apologize to the citizens of a moral, ethical and democratic people, both Jews and Arabs, who have endured almost daily attacks from enemies determined to wipe them from the face of the planet. That Jewish Israelis have had the patience and moral strength to hold out the hand of friendship to so many Arab citizens while experiencing suicide attacks and rocket fire from their brethren across the border should inspire you to think again. As a university teacher you have a responsibility to dissociate yourself from such a totally explicit lie as the one you have uttered. Please reassure me that you understand the points I have tried to make.


Yours sincerely,


Dr. Denis MacEoin
 

Beth S. (334)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 9:20 pm
Charles,

You might also want to keep up with world events. ISRAEL WAS EXONERATED from the crimes you are seem to be stuck on in your narrow little fantasy world.

Please visit: http://www.barenakedislam.com/2013/03/11/un-report-exonerates-israel-condemns-hamas-for-war-crimes-in-2012-gaza-war-media-ignores/#comment-159750

I like BNI, since she tells it how it REALLY is:

Here's some of the text below, but the pictures of the Palestinian atrocities -- I mean atrocities committed by the Palestinians is really worth the view (besides the text). Lovely people they are, the Fakestinians.

UN Report exonerates Israel, condemns Hamas for war crimes in 2012 Gaza War. MEDIA IGNORES!


20121121_HOLD_HAMAS_ACCOUNTABLEThe UN Human Rights Council released an advance version of its report on Operation “Pillar of Defense,” exonerating Israel and the IDF in many cases in which it had been previously alleged that the IDF committed war crimes. When it relates to Gazan civilians killed by IDF fire during the operation, the UNHRC report concedes that there was a legitimate military target in the area in most of those incidents.

Jewish Press On presenting Hamas’s violations, the report says:


“Palestinian armed groups continuously violated international humanitarian law, by launching indiscriminate attacks on Israel and by attacking civilians, thereby disregarding the principle of distinction. The armed groups failed to take all feasible precautions in attacks, in particular by launching rockets from populated areas, which put the population at grave risk. Furthermore, several Palestinians were killed by rockets launched by the armed groups that fell short and landed in the Gaza Strip.”

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The report states that Omar Mishrawi, son of BBC reporter Jihad Mishrawi, was killed by a Hamas rocket. The UNHRC report states:


“On 14 November, a woman, her 11-month-old infant, and an 18-year-old adult in Al-Zaitoun were killed by what appeared to be a Palestinian rocket that fell short of Israel. In addition, OHCHR received reports related to an incident in which two civilians, including a child, were killed, and five persons, including three children, were injured, as a result of what appeared to be a Palestinian rocket that fell short and hit a house in Al-Quds Street, near Khilla Gas Station, Jabalya, on 16 November.”

Honest Reporting Referring to the impact of Israeli air strikes on Gaza during November 2012′s Operation Pillar of Defense the BBC’s Wyre Davis wrote:


In the BBC Gaza office, that feeling was most tangibly felt on the first day of this conflict when Omar, the 11-month-old son of our cameraman Jihad Misharawi, was killed when a missile hit his home. It was a pointless, terrible tragedy that deeply affected Jihad’s colleagues who live and work here in these testing conditions.

Indeed, the BBC in its coverage, claimed Omar almost as one of its own, making sure to mention him in dispatches as the victim of an Israeli attack without even considering any other possibility:


Many of the Palestinians killed in Gaza during the last two days by the Israeli aerial and naval bombardment were members of militant groups, but civilians – including at least four children – were also among the dead. They included 11-month-old Omar, the son of Jihad Misharawi, a BBC Arabic picture editor.

And thanks to his links to the BBC, Misharawi’s tragedy became one of the highest profile incidents of civilian casualties during the conflict, appearing in many other media outlets including the Washington Post, where it made the front page and a behind the scenes feature which stated:


An Israeli round hit Misharawi’s four-room home in Gaza Wednesday, killing his son, according to BBC Middle East bureau chief Paul Danahar.

wapomisharawi

The first incident is the Mishrawi case; the second one concerns Mahmoud Sadallah. The photo of Mishrawi in agony while carrying his dead son, flanked by Hamas leader Ismail Haniyah, became famous during the operation and was instrumental in Hamas’s propaganda against Israel. The photo of Sadallah, a four-year-old boy, was used for a photo-op with Egyptian PM Hesham Kandil and Haniyeh.

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The UN itself investigated this case and believes that the attack came from a Hamas rocket, not Israel, contrary to the way the BBC reported it, as well as the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), Human Rights Watch (HRW), the Daily Mail and others. They assume that Israel must be guilty by default.

Israel Frontline It was a defining image of the last conflagration in Gaza. Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniyeh (photo below) and Egyptian prime minister Hashim Kandil held up a Palestinian child’s corpse to the cameras, his face bloodied, his lifeless eyes a compelling entreaty to the world: “Will you not stand against Israel for killing this child!?”

hamaschilddeath In a grotesque irony, one of the thousands of rockets Hamas had aimed at Israeli children reportedly landed on the 4-year-old Gazan boy instead. The Islamist group thought nothing of turning the child into a PR weapon — and the international press obliged.

That same week, Palestinian activists repeatedly tried to pass off photos of dead Arab children as Israel’s doing. The photos were in fact of Syrian children massacred weeks earlier by Bashar Assad.

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And this month, following unprecedented public criticism, the UN fired Kulhood Badawi, one of its senior public affairs officers in Jerusalem. Badawi had tried to peddle a photo of a girl killed in an accident in 2006 as a victim of Israel. These activists, Badawi and Hamas — whose minister boasted in 2009 of its use of “human shields of the women, the children… to challenge the Zionist bombing machine” — assumed that the international press would simply take them at their word, as it had always done.

An injured Israeli baby is held by a security officer inside an ambulance at the scene where a rocket, fired from Gaza, landed in Kiryat Malachi

Similar charges against Israel appeared in The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Huffington Post and others.

Bloggers exposed their lies, such as the Hamas-published photo of a dead child below which really was a dead child in Syria, but the damage had been done. And the damage when journalists help certain Palestinian activists abuse public compassion to demonize Israel is counted in lives lost — on both sides.

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Honest Reporting This information was released on March 6. As yet, no mainstream media outlet has covered the UN report let alone revisited the story of Omar Misharawi. The media, so quick to judge Israel as the brutal killer of Palestinian children, have not bothered to correct an error when it turns out that Hamas is responsible for the killing.

Clearly, confirmation that Hamas is responsible for the deaths of its own people, including children, isn’t news for the mainstream media and that includes correcting those errors where Israel has wrongly taken the blame.

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HonestReporting CEO Joe Hyams adds:


Yet again the reflexive anti-Israel attitude of the foreign media has led to false accusations against Israel. That the media is unwilling to correct the error or to hold Hamas publicly responsible is not only a slap in the face for Israel but also to the readers and viewers who are entitled to proper standards of accuracy from the media. Those media that published a falsehood should hold up their hands and print a retraction immediately.

You can help force the media to print those retractions by sending your comments to outlets including: the BBC – www.bbc.co.uk/complaints, the readers’ editors of the Washington Post - readers@washpost.com - and The Guardian - reader@guardian.co.uk, the Daily Telegraph - dtnews@telegraph.co.uk, and the Huffington Post - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/contact/.

In the BBC report below, the ‘injured’ guy who had to be carried out at 2:12 seems to have made a miraculous recovery by 2:43.





UN Report exonerates Israel, condemns Hamas for war crimes in 2012 Gaza War. MEDIA IGNORES!


20121121_HOLD_HAMAS_ACCOUNTABLEThe UN Human Rights Council released an advance version of its report on Operation “Pillar of Defense,” exonerating Israel and the IDF in many cases in which it had been previously alleged that the IDF committed war crimes. When it relates to Gazan civilians killed by IDF fire during the operation, the UNHRC report concedes that there was a legitimate military target in the area in most of those incidents.

Jewish Press On presenting Hamas’s violations, the report says:


“Palestinian armed groups continuously violated international humanitarian law, by launching indiscriminate attacks on Israel and by attacking civilians, thereby disregarding the principle of distinction. The armed groups failed to take all feasible precautions in attacks, in particular by launching rockets from populated areas, which put the population at grave risk. Furthermore, several Palestinians were killed by rockets launched by the armed groups that fell short and landed in the Gaza Strip.”

hamas-war-crimes-5

The report states that Omar Mishrawi, son of BBC reporter Jihad Mishrawi, was killed by a Hamas rocket. The UNHRC report states:


“On 14 November, a woman, her 11-month-old infant, and an 18-year-old adult in Al-Zaitoun were killed by what appeared to be a Palestinian rocket that fell short of Israel. In addition, OHCHR received reports related to an incident in which two civilians, including a child, were killed, and five persons, including three children, were injured, as a result of what appeared to be a Palestinian rocket that fell short and hit a house in Al-Quds Street, near Khilla Gas Station, Jabalya, on 16 November.”

Honest Reporting Referring to the impact of Israeli air strikes on Gaza during November 2012′s Operation Pillar of Defense the BBC’s Wyre Davis wrote:


In the BBC Gaza office, that feeling was most tangibly felt on the first day of this conflict when Omar, the 11-month-old son of our cameraman Jihad Misharawi, was killed when a missile hit his home. It was a pointless, terrible tragedy that deeply affected Jihad’s colleagues who live and work here in these testing conditions.

Indeed, the BBC in its coverage, claimed Omar almost as one of its own, making sure to mention him in dispatches as the victim of an Israeli attack without even considering any other possibility:


Many of the Palestinians killed in Gaza during the last two days by the Israeli aerial and naval bombardment were members of militant groups, but civilians – including at least four children – were also among the dead. They included 11-month-old Omar, the son of Jihad Misharawi, a BBC Arabic picture editor.

And thanks to his links to the BBC, Misharawi’s tragedy became one of the highest profile incidents of civilian casualties during the conflict, appearing in many other media outlets including the Washington Post, where it made the front page and a behind the scenes feature which stated:


An Israeli round hit Misharawi’s four-room home in Gaza Wednesday, killing his son, according to BBC Middle East bureau chief Paul Danahar.

wapomisharawi

The first incident is the Mishrawi case; the second one concerns Mahmoud Sadallah. The photo of Mishrawi in agony while carrying his dead son, flanked by Hamas leader Ismail Haniyah, became famous during the operation and was instrumental in Hamas’s propaganda against Israel. The photo of Sadallah, a four-year-old boy, was used for a photo-op with Egyptian PM Hesham Kandil and Haniyeh.

daily-mirror-lie

The UN itself investigated this case and believes that the attack came from a Hamas rocket, not Israel, contrary to the way the BBC reported it, as well as the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), Human Rights Watch (HRW), the Daily Mail and others. They assume that Israel must be guilty by default.

Israel Frontline It was a defining image of the last conflagration in Gaza. Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniyeh (photo below) and Egyptian prime minister Hashim Kandil held up a Palestinian child’s corpse to the cameras, his face bloodied, his lifeless eyes a compelling entreaty to the world: “Will you not stand against Israel for killing this child!?”

hamaschilddeath In a grotesque irony, one of the thousands of rockets Hamas had aimed at Israeli children reportedly landed on the 4-year-old Gazan boy instead. The Islamist group thought nothing of turning the child into a PR weapon — and the international press obliged.

That same week, Palestinian activists repeatedly tried to pass off photos of dead Arab children as Israel’s doing. The photos were in fact of Syrian children massacred weeks earlier by Bashar Assad.

syrian1-vi


And this month, following unprecedented public criticism, the UN fired Kulhood Badawi, one of its senior public affairs officers in Jerusalem. Badawi had tried to peddle a photo of a girl killed in an accident in 2006 as a victim of Israel. These activists, Badawi and Hamas — whose minister boasted in 2009 of its use of “human shields of the women, the children… to challenge the Zionist bombing machine” — assumed that the international press would simply take them at their word, as it had always done.

An injured Israeli baby is held by a security officer inside an ambulance at the scene where a rocket, fired from Gaza, landed in Kiryat Malachi

Similar charges against Israel appeared in The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Huffington Post and others.

Bloggers exposed their lies, such as the Hamas-published photo of a dead child below which really was a dead child in Syria, but the damage had been done. And the damage when journalists help certain Palestinian activists abuse public compassion to demonize Israel is counted in lives lost — on both sides.

child1-vi

child2-vi

Honest Reporting This information was released on March 6. As yet, no mainstream media outlet has covered the UN report let alone revisited the story of Omar Misharawi. The media, so quick to judge Israel as the brutal killer of Palestinian children, have not bothered to correct an error when it turns out that Hamas is responsible for the killing.

Clearly, confirmation that Hamas is responsible for the deaths of its own people, including children, isn’t news for the mainstream media and that includes correcting those errors where Israel has wrongly taken the blame.

comm-gaza-child-death-322x213

HonestReporting CEO Joe Hyams adds:


Yet again the reflexive anti-Israel attitude of the foreign media has led to false accusations against Israel. That the media is unwilling to correct the error or to hold Hamas publicly responsible is not only a slap in the face for Israel but also to the readers and viewers who are entitled to proper standards of accuracy from the media. Those media that published a falsehood should hold up their hands and print a retraction immediately.

You can help force the media to print those retractions by sending your comments to outlets including: the BBC – www.bbc.co.uk/complaints, the readers’ editors of the Washington Post - readers@washpost.com - and The Guardian - reader@guardian.co.uk, the Daily Telegraph - dtnews@telegraph.co.uk, and the Huffington Post - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/contact/.

In the BBC report below, the ‘injured’ guy who had to be carried out at 2:12 seems to have made a miraculous recovery by 2:43.


 

Stan B. (122)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 10:30 pm
Why would anyone want to erect a monument to Rachel Corrie who committed suicide?
From Frontpage Mag.



" It is now official. Rachel Corrie, the patron saint of the pro-terror radical Left and its Islamofascist allies, essentially committed suicide in order to assist Palestinian terrorists. She was not killed by Israel. Israel had no particular reason to want her dead (as opposed to deported).

The Haifa District court just tossed out a petition by the clueless parents of Corrie. They had sought damages and a court proclamation that Israel was at fault in their daughter’s death. Instead, Judge Oded Gershon made it very clear that Rachel Corrie, the US-flag-burning groupie of Islamofascism, was responsible for her own death. She intentionally placed herself in harm’s way in order to interfere with Israeli military anti-terror operations in Gaza. She did so in a place where Palestinian terrorists had fired at Israeli troops just hours earlier. The Israeli troops were there to destroy smuggling tunnels beneath residential buildings, tunnels used to smuggle in explosives, missiles, and other weapons. Things used by the Gazan terrorists to murder Jewish children and other living things.

Corrie had been sent to Gaza as part of a Solidarity-with-genocidal-Hamas-murderers delegation organized by the pro-jihad “International Solidarity Movement” or ISM. The ISM openly endorses Palestinian mass murder of Jews and has collaborated with terrorists, including in hiding their weapons and sheltering wanted murderers. The ISM notoriously hosted two terrorists the day before they murdered several Israelis at the “Mike’s Place” tavern in Tel Aviv in 2003.

Corrie entered Gaza to serve as a human shield for Hamas mass murderers. On March 16, 2003 she decided to play chicken with a large Israeli earth mover. The irony is that the driver would have stopped and capitulated to Corrie’s shenanigans if he had seen her. But he did not and struck her. She later died while in Palestinian medical facilities, probably due to medical incompetence by the staff. There have been rumors that her bulldozer stunt was designed to draw Israeli soldiers out in the open to be targeted by Palestinian gunfire.

Since then the totalitarian Left and neo-Nazis have beatified Corrie. She is the darling of the Iranian Holocaust deniers. A ridiculous theater play has been making the circuits proclaiming Corrie a victim, rather than an accomplice of terror. She is celebrated by David Duke and the neo-Nazis, as well as the neo-Stalinist Left. The most lasting images of Corrie was of her face contorted with rage as she burned an American flag.

When Reuters reported that Palestinians “honored” her after her death in a “symbolic funeral” by flying US flags, James Taranto from the Wall Street Journal remarked that if Corrie were still alive, no doubt she’d have burned the flags. Even the far-Left Mother Jones magazine considers her a dangerous and deluded little twit. The Israeli army investigated the death and concluded that Corrie had effectively committed suicide."



It is now official. Rachel Corrie, the patron saint of the pro-terror radical Left and its Islamofascist allies, essentially committed suicide in order to assist Palestinian terrorists. She was not killed by Israel. Israel had no particular reason to want her dead (as opposed to deported).

The Haifa District court just tossed out a petition by the clueless parents of Corrie. They had sought damages and a court proclamation that Israel was at fault in their daughter’s death. Instead, Judge Oded Gershon made it very clear that Rachel Corrie, the US-flag-burning groupie of Islamofascism, was responsible for her own death. She intentionally placed herself in harm’s way in order to interfere with Israeli military anti-terror operations in Gaza. She did so in a place where Palestinian terrorists had fired at Israeli troops just hours earlier. The Israeli troops were there to destroy smuggling tunnels beneath residential buildings, tunnels used to smuggle in explosives, missiles, and other weapons. Things used by the Gazan terrorists to murder Jewish children and other living things.

Corrie had been sent to Gaza as part of a Solidarity-with-genocidal-Hamas-murderers delegation organized by the pro-jihad “International Solidarity Movement” or ISM. The ISM openly endorses Palestinian mass murder of Jews and has collaborated with terrorists, including in hiding their weapons and sheltering wanted murderers. The ISM notoriously hosted two terrorists the day before they murdered several Israelis at the “Mike’s Place” tavern in Tel Aviv in 2003.

Corrie entered Gaza to serve as a human shield for Hamas mass murderers. On March 16, 2003 she decided to play chicken with a large Israeli earth mover. The irony is that the driver would have stopped and capitulated to Corrie’s shenanigans if he had seen her. But he did not and struck her. She later died while in Palestinian medical facilities, probably due to medical incompetence by the staff. There have been rumors that her bulldozer stunt was designed to draw Israeli soldiers out in the open to be targeted by Palestinian gunfire.

Since then the totalitarian Left and neo-Nazis have beatified Corrie. She is the darling of the Iranian Holocaust deniers. A ridiculous theater play has been making the circuits proclaiming Corrie a victim, rather than an accomplice of terror. She is celebrated by David Duke and the neo-Nazis, as well as the neo-Stalinist Left. The most lasting images of Corrie was of her face contorted with rage as she burned an American flag.

When Reuters reported that Palestinians “honored” her after her death in a “symbolic funeral” by flying US flags, James Taranto from the Wall Street Journal remarked that if Corrie were still alive, no doubt she’d have burned the flags. Even the far-Left Mother Jones magazine considers her a dangerous and deluded little twit. The Israeli army investigated the death and concluded that Corrie had effectively committed suicide."



It is now official. Rachel Corrie, the patron saint of the pro-terror radical Left and its Islamofascist allies, essentially committed suicide in order to assist Palestinian terrorists. She was not killed by Israel. Israel had no particular reason to want her dead (as opposed to deported).

The Haifa District court just tossed out a petition by the clueless parents of Corrie. They had sought damages and a court proclamation that Israel was at fault in their daughter’s death. Instead, Judge Oded Gershon made it very clear that Rachel Corrie, the US-flag-burning groupie of Islamofascism, was responsible for her own death. She intentionally placed herself in harm’s way in order to interfere with Israeli military anti-terror operations in Gaza. She did so in a place where Palestinian terrorists had fired at Israeli troops just hours earlier. The Israeli troops were there to destroy smuggling tunnels beneath residential buildings, tunnels used to smuggle in explosives, missiles, and other weapons. Things used by the Gazan terrorists to murder Jewish children and other living things.

Corrie had been sent to Gaza as part of a Solidarity-with-genocidal-Hamas-murderers delegation organized by the pro-jihad “International Solidarity Movement” or ISM. The ISM openly endorses Palestinian mass murder of Jews and has collaborated with terrorists, including in hiding their weapons and sheltering wanted murderers. The ISM notoriously hosted two terrorists the day before they murdered several Israelis at the “Mike’s Place” tavern in Tel Aviv in 2003.

Corrie entered Gaza to serve as a human shield for Hamas mass murderers. On March 16, 2003 she decided to play chicken with a large Israeli earth mover. The irony is that the driver would have stopped and capitulated to Corrie’s shenanigans if he had seen her. But he did not and struck her. She later died while in Palestinian medical facilities, probably due to medical incompetence by the staff. There have been rumors that her bulldozer stunt was designed to draw Israeli soldiers out in the open to be targeted by Palestinian gunfire.

Since then the totalitarian Left and neo-Nazis have beatified Corrie. She is the darling of the Iranian Holocaust deniers. A ridiculous theater play has been making the circuits proclaiming Corrie a victim, rather than an accomplice of terror. She is celebrated by David Duke and the neo-Nazis, as well as the neo-Stalinist Left. The most lasting images of Corrie was of her face contorted with rage as she burned an American flag.

When Reuters reported that Palestinians “honored” her after her death in a “symbolic funeral” by flying US flags, James Taranto from the Wall Street Journal remarked that if Corrie were still alive, no doubt she’d have burned the flags. Even the far-Left Mother Jones magazine considers her a dangerous and deluded little twit. The Israeli army investigated the death and concluded that Corrie had effectively committed suicide."


 

Beth S. (334)
Monday May 13, 2013, 11:06 am
In Corrie vs. Darwin, Darwin wins again.
 

Moses A. (15)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 2:28 am
It's highly annoying to read a thread full of spam. If Charles W. doesn't want to get reported (too late), he should have the decency not to fill up a thread with crap.
 
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