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Mainstream Media Biased Against Israel?

Posted Jun 21, '12 at 10:12pm

zakyman

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Well, it's happened again. Israel retaliates against Hamas and Palestinian militants for firing rockets into Israel, and then CNN, Fox, and BBC cover the story with headlines such as, Palestinians killed in Gaza air strikes, and Israeli air strike kills six Palestinians. No where on either of these sights do they mention that more than 50 rockets were fired into Israel.. First off, where is the international condemnation for these clear terrorist attacks against civilians? How come the U.N. hasn't issued a resolution declaring the attacks to be illegal? And why isn't this getting more news coverage than a retaliation strike?

There are clear cut examples of this every day in the international media. Every time a Palestinian is killed by Israelis, or a mosque is vandalized by settlers, the news jumps on it like it's WWIII. However, a rocket launched into Sderot? Nothing. Ashdod? Who cares? How about Beersheba? Nada. Obviously the plight of poor terrorists is more important that those of evil Israeli citizens.

Why is the media so against Israel? Discuss...and yes, I know. This will eventually turn into an argument about the legitimacy of Israel >.

 

Posted Jun 21, '12 at 11:05pm

nichodemus

nichodemus

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Knight

Hello, you obviously didn't search the right entry in Google, because I have a whole bunch of articles on militants attacking Israel.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek
NY Times
Washington Post

And your Guardian link.

I don't see how this is biased, given that both sides are equally reported on. Furthermore, the writing is quite objective. Lastly it's just tantamount to you saying that somehow reporters aren't allowed to report on Gazans anymore, just because.

Even if the UN has some nation propose a resolution, it will never pass through the GA. You also forget the number of times the US vetoes any resolution that affects the Israelis.

 

Posted Jun 22, '12 at 9:55am

zakyman

zakyman

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I don't see how this is biased, given that both sides are equally reported on.

If you read the headlines, they don't say, "50 rockets launched into Israel, 6 Palestinians killed in retaliation." They say, "6 Palestinians killed by Israeli air strikes." HUGE difference.

Lastly it's just tantamount to you saying that somehow reporters aren't allowed to report on Gazans anymore, just because.

I never said that. What I am saying is that there are many times where Hamas will launch rockets into Israel-unprovoked I might add-and there is not a peep from any non-Israeli website. However, if Israel retaliates, and a terrorist is killed, headlines go up, and the news is broadcast globally.

Even if the UN has some nation propose a resolution, it will never pass through the GA.

Because the GA is an anti-Israeli body, which could never condemn any form of terrorist attack against Israel-no matter that the targets are civilians.

You also forget the number of times the US vetoes any resolution that affects the Israelis.

Irrelevant. Any resolution would go through the GA.

 

Posted Jun 22, '12 at 10:02am

nichodemus

nichodemus

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Knight

If you read the headlines, they don't say, "50 rockets launched into Israel, 6 Palestinians killed in retaliation." They say, "6 Palestinians killed by Israeli air strikes." HUGE difference.

If you read the headlines, they don't say, "50 rockets launched into Israel, 6 Palestinians killed in retaliation." They say, "6 Palestinians killed by Israeli air strikes." HUGE difference.

I never said that. What I am saying is that there are many times where Hamas will launch rockets into Israel-unprovoked I might add-and there is not a peep from any non-Israeli website. However, if Israel retaliates, and a terrorist is killed, headlines go up, and the news is broadcast globally.

There are. I just gave you some quite prominent ones.

''Gaza Rockets Fired Into Israel Cloud Hopes for Cease-Fire''

''Militants Attack Israelis Across Egyptian Border, Renewing Concerns on Sinai''

''Rocket attacks from Gaza draw Israeli airstrike as cease-fire crumbles''

Are the Palestinians now going to say the news papers are too pro-Israeli?

Because the GA is an anti-Israeli body, which could never condemn any form of terrorist attack against Israel-no matter that the targets are civilians.

Irrelevant. Any resolution would go through the GA.

A resolution going through the GA is pointless, because no security related action can happen without the unanimous backing of all the states. Furthermore, this is the third time I've told you; if most countries see Israel in the wrong, then they see Israel in the wrong. Being all hyped up about it, and calling such opinions which go against you as ''biased'' is moronic. If they choose to be anti-Israeli, they can be. There are plenty of reasons to be so; mostly because they see it as a David vs Goliath affair, which it is. Israel also repeatedly violates human rights of millions of people. Hamas might do it as well, but Israel does it as well, and on a far more wide scale and disproportionate scale.

 

Posted Jun 22, '12 at 10:18am

danielo

danielo

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why im not suprise to find you here nicudemos ;) ?

its so hard to arggue with you, you are so good.

 

Posted Jun 22, '12 at 10:20am

nichodemus

nichodemus

12,119 posts

Knight

unanimous backing of all the states.

in the Security Council.*

Thank you danielo I guess...

 

Posted Jun 22, '12 at 10:28am

danielo

danielo

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and yet again, sure, my hobby is to do drive-bys in arabs villages. as i heared someone say "the moto of the Israeli snipers is "one shoot too kills and pregnent women on the picture". sure the situation is a little diffrunte from the city of singapor, but when you will fight malesya, then tell me how you care about the human rights. ok?

 

Posted Jun 22, '12 at 10:33am

nichodemus

nichodemus

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Knight

but when you will fight malesya, then tell me how you care about the human rights. ok?

Will we stoop to the point of shooting pregnant women? Maybe, maybe not. But by using a hypothetical situation that is merely a possibility to justify killing is fallacious.

I agree that Israel can retaliate against militants, but some of its actions go too far, such as blocking medicinal aid to the Palestinian people, millions of them. Or cutting their power, or preventing them from seeking hospitals in Israel, leading to expectant mothers giving birth in the streets. I think that goes too far, if all civilians are treated in such a harsh way.

 

Posted Jun 22, '12 at 10:42am

danielo

danielo

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you also Mentioned teh golliath vs david.
in the 1960, when we were the weak and the arabs were the strong the world loved us. so what you say is that the anti-Israelis do it just because what they 'feel', and not becasue of knowledge.
sure, i respect your opinion because you are an intelligent person, but for say in Ireland, i talked to peopels who sure that we are a Dictatorship who built death camps to the poor arabic Orphans, who in retun throw stones and we shoot them. and its them i am against.
because when the media say "and again, fighting in Israel", its heard like this is the daily bases. when they say "2 arabs killed", its sound like this is happned regulary. do you know that the guy who hit the denish protesters as been thrown to military jail? that he was Demoted? and the stuiped settler who shot the palestinians 2 weeks ago has been sent to jail for 25 years? we are not a evil Dictatorship. the arabs have members in our knesset {parliament}.
sure, there are bad things that i am against too, but go and saing we are "repeatedly violates human rights of millions of people" is getting too far. you can go visit Qalqilya if you want. want to travle to hebron? as you wish. there is only 'gates' who look for arms and bombs. and belive me, if you will have to guard there for 10 hours a day, when any momment someone can try to stab you with a Screwdriver, not saying a knife or trying to shoot at you, you too wont be so nice. and the wall? well, it is proved to be A necessary evil to stop terrorist from attacing us. i dont remmember any suicide attacks since it was built.

sorry for the double post

 

Posted Jun 22, '12 at 10:51am

danielo

danielo

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and for the medical treatmen - pa lis! people from gaza go all the time to Hospitals in Israel. even when there is a campigane in gazza, wounded still can pass to hospitals in Israel.

and for the medicens - what can we do that ther was more than once when patah tried to smuggle arms that way?

ther is no hospitals in ashdod too {fully Israeli city
]. its a questin of Budget. the west bank can build whatever they want. they are like indipendencce country, only the problme is the borders. they control all the arabic villages and cities in the west bank, collecting the tax {from gazza and the west bank}.

sure ther are problmes in that side too, which i want to change {if ill be able to run to politics as i hope}. but its nothing that blockading Israel will sort.

 
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