Demonising Israel in the west. Yet again
The agenda is to destroy the claim of the Jewish people to be moral
Those who have been following the Biden administration’s perverse efforts to conclude a deal with Iran that would smooth its path to nuclear weapons in relatively short order and swell its coffers through sanctions relief can be under no illusion that the Biden team has Israel’s back. Stabbing it in the back, more like.
Nevertheless, the administration’s response to the disturbing events in Israel over the past few days was pretty jaw-dropping.
Last Wednesday, Al Jazeera reporter Shirin Abu Akleh was killed while reporting a firefight in the “West Bank” city of Jenin between Palestinian Arab gunmen and Israeli troops. It is still not known whether the bullet that killed her was fired by the Arabs or the Israel Defence Forces.
At her funeral on Friday in Jerusalem, after Arabs had commandeered the coffin, chanted incendiary slogans and hurled stones at the Israeli police, officers waded into the crowd tearing down Palestinian flags and swinging their batons, hitting some of those carrying the coffin and almost causing it to fall to the ground.
Both the shooting of Abu Akleh and the behaviour at the funeral by the Israeli police have been weaponised by the Palestinian Arabs. Intent on using her death to incite more violence against Israelis and turn the world against Israel even more, they claim that the journalist was murdered by the IDF.
Responding as ever with their knee-jerk belief in Israeli brutality and Palestinian victimhood, the western media declared en masse that Israel was guilty of Abu Akleh’s death. They also portrayed the Israeli police as violent thugs beating up mourners without cause.
This was wholly unbalanced and malicious.