Five recent lies, hypocrisy and myths about Israel
Dave Gordon - Sunday, 17 May, 2015
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These past couple of months has seen no shortage of media coverage on Israel
and its prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.
Everywhere from the Israeli prime ministerís speech to Congress, to his
speech to AIPAC, to the elections in the Jewish State, opinion makers have
found every possible fault or faux pas, no matter how miniscule, no matter how
imagined, and milked the controversies.
But thatís come to be expected with regard to Israel
Ė since every action of that state, the size of New
Jersey, is given disproportionately large attention,
singled out, and looked at through a microscope no other nation ever is.
Whatís different about these recent news items, in particular, was a noxious
cocktail of the mediaís reports, and the Obama administrationís words and
actions, fraught with myths, hypocrisy and
1. The media and the Obama administration, causing much public consternation
and scandal, perpetuated the story that Netanyahu never sought consent
from the White House to speak to Congress. He
2. The media perpetuated the falsehood that Netanyahu, the day before
the election, backtracked
on his promise to pursue a Palestinian state. He
3. In terms of #2, Obama harshly
condemned Bibiís words on this so-called backtracking.
(Apparently now there are consequences for those imagined words.)
Obama, however, overlooks the Iranian leadersí words encouraging
4. Netanyahu visits DC and critiques a single
policy of a sitting president (on Iran.)
Itís widely considered to be ďinappropriateĒ,
But the president
can travel to Jerusalem two years earlier, and roll out a laundry
list of complaints against the
sitting Israeli leader and his government. Thatís considered acceptable.
5. The president refuses to meet the Israeli PM during his visit,
citing reasons he wanted to remain
neutral during an Israeli election. But his State Department can meddle
elections, using resources
and money to try
to unseat the prime
In light of these and a long list of other issues prior, itís no wonder that
so many have concluded President Obama
disdain for Benjamin
in fact, have even
asserted the possibility
of the US leaderís outright
disdain for Israel, and indifference towards Jews.