Media Goes Kumbaya For Hamas


Hamas is an Islamic terrorist organization attempting to schmooze Western support with duplicitous words that actually change nothing about Israel and Jews in general. Hamas published a revised version of their charter with deceptive moderated language.

 

JRH 5/3/17

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Media Goes Kumbaya For Hamas

 

By Simon Plosker

May 3, 2017

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Lipstick Pig

 

At a news conference held in Qatar, Hamas presented its new manifesto in a clear attempt to make itself more palatable to a Western audience as well as so-called moderate Arab states such as Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

 

Writing for CNN, Jonathan Cristol says:

 

“The new document may seem more moderate, but in reality nothing has changed. While the document accepts the 1967 borders as a “national consensus formula,” and you are sure to see breathless praise for this “change,” Hamas still calls for the “full and complete liberation of Palestine, from the river to the sea,” which is poetic code for “the destruction of Israel.”

 

On Jerusalem it says, “Not one stone of Jerusalem can be surrendered or relinquished.” Hamas still rejects not only the admittedly failed Oslo Accords, but also the recognition of Israel and the renunciation of violence. Indeed it calls “armed resistance” the “strategic choice for protecting the principles and the rights of the Palestinian people.”

 

The new document allows Hamas to claim moderation and to seek out new allies alienated by the religious struggle depicted in its original charter. But make no mistake: The new charter does not mean that Hamas will make any change in either its strategy, tactics, or its demands.

 

It has “moderated” its position, but it is not moderate. It must continue to be fought against and to be rejected, just as it rejects the right of Israel to live in peace and security.

 

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Some media, however, appear to have gone kumbaya for Hamas, including the claim that Hamas is no longer calling for Israel’s destruction.

 

The Wall Street Journal:

 

 

The Financial Times:

 

 

The Independent:

 

Then there’s the utterly incredulous suggestion that Hamas is somehow interested in any sort of peace process with Israel.

 

Bloomberg:

 

International Business Times:

 

 

The Irish Times:

 

 

You can put lipstick on a pig but it is still a pig.

 

Hamas is still a terrorist organization committed to Israel’s destruction through the use of violence and terror.

 

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Jerusalem the Capital of Israel


City of David model

John R. Houk

© May 25, 2012

 

The Capital city of Israel is Jerusalem. Unfortunately a huge majority of nations refuse to recognize Jerusalem as the Capital city because of the Arabs that have designated themselves as Palestinians claim Jerusalem is a Muslim city and will be the Capital of a sovereign Palestinian state.

 

1.      The seat of government as stated by the Israeli government is Jerusalem.

 

2.      During Israel’s war of Independence and national survival in 1948 invading armies representative of Islamic culture and Islamic Supremacism tried to wipe Israel off the map. Israel successfully beat back all the invading armies except Transjordan’s Arab Legion. The Arab Legion in 1948 was under the command of British Officers that alongside the Bedouin army of the Hashemite Monarchy of Transjordan. The Arab Legion pushed the Jewish forces of Israel back to Israel and ended up usurping the Eastern half of Jerusalem aka the Old City in which the ancient Jewish Quarter had resided for over a thousand years. In 1967 Israel took the land back from had then became Jordan.

 

3.      After the Oslo Accords the Palestine Liberation Organization (an Islamic terrorist organization – PLO) became the backbone and ruling elite of the Accords’ semi-autonomous Palestinian Authority (PA) that would have administrative duties of Arab dominated portions of Judea-Samaria (termed as the West Bank after Jordan’s unilateral annexation shortly after the 1948 war). The PA demanded a Jerusalem Capital but Israel did not accede to that point; nevertheless other points of the Oslo Accords proceeded.

 

4.      The Jewish heritage to all of Jerusalem is longer and so much more historical than any claim by a group of people that did not even existed as an entity until after 1967.

 

5.      Therefore Jerusalem as the Capital City is a valid Israel designation and the International Community should respect Israel’s designation rather than fall prey to Islamic Supremacism.

 

And yet the United Kingdom’s subservience to oil producing Muslim nations is evident by refusing to honor Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital City. The so-called Free Press of the UK has shown its disdain for Israel by apologizing for initially calling Jerusalem Israel’s Capital when they believe that the Press should termed Tel Aviv as Israel’s Capital.

 

Here is the story from Honest Reporting.

 

JRH 5/25/12

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The British Empire Strikes Back: UK Body Rules Tel Aviv is Israel’s Capital

 

By Simon Plosker

May 21, 2012 15:12

Honest Reporting

 

Nearly a month ago, The Guardian posted a photo of passengers on Jerusalem’s light rail observing a minute’s silence for Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day. The caption, however, prompted a correction from The Guardian, which had originally (and correctly) referred to Jerusalem as Israel’s capital:

 

The caption on a photograph featuring passengers on a tram in Jerusalem observing a two-minute silence for Yom HaShoah, a day of remembrance for the 6 million Jews who died in the Holocaust, wrongly referred to the city as the Israeli capital. The Guardian style guide states: “Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel; Tel Aviv is” (Eyewitness, 20 April, page 24).

 

PHOTO: Eyewitness: A pause in time for Yom HaShoah

 

Eyewitness- A pause in time for Yom HaShoah

 

Further resources: The Status of Jerusalem

 

Irrespective of whether the international community recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, it is simply inaccurate to unilaterally confer capital city status on Tel Aviv. Believing The Guardian to be in clear breach of the UK Press Complaints Commission clause on accuracy, HonestReporting submitted an official complaint.

 

Ironically received on Jerusalem Day, this was the outrageous PCC ruling:

 

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The terms of Clause 1 (i) of the Code make clear that newspapers “must take care not to publish inaccurate, misleading or distorted information”, and the terms of Clause 1 (ii) state that “a significant inaccuracy, misleading statement or distortion once recognised must be corrected promptly and with due prominence”.

 

In this instance, the Commission noted that the correction published had been a clarification of the newspaper’s earlier claim that Jerusalem was the Israeli capital. The Commission was mindful that while it is correct to say that Israel classes Jerusalem as her capital city, this is not recognised by many countries and those nations enjoying diplomatic relations with Israel have their embassies in Tel Aviv. As such, the Commission was of the view that the newspaper was entitled to refer to Tel Aviv as the capital of Israel. There was no breach of the Code in this instance.

 

This is astonishing and outrageous. Aside from a sovereign state’s right to determine its own capital, international convention maintains that a capital city is usually where a state’s central political institutions reside. The UK Foreign Office itself states:

 

Capital City: Israel maintains that Jerusalem is its capital city, a claim not recognised by the UK and the international community. The UK locates its embassy in Tel Aviv.

 

Unlike The Guardian and the PCC, it does not designate Tel Aviv as the capital.

 

Related content: BBC Sorry For Calling Jerusalem Israel’s Capital

 

We believe that this flawed ruling has the potential to further delegitimize Jerusalem’s status as Israel’s capital, giving the British media a carte blanche to follow The Guardian’s lead. And furthermore, the PCC accepts no appeals or complaints on the substance of its rulings, effectively slamming the door in our face. HonestReporting CEO Joe Hyams said in response:

 

64 years after the end of the British Mandate, it appears that imperialism is alive and well. This ruling is an absolute outrage. The PCC’s role is to maintain standards of media accuracy, not to make political and politicized rulings. That this has been released on Jerusalem Day adds insult to injury and is yet another example of how contaminated with anti-Israel bias, British officialdom has become.

 

Convention has it that the location of national legislatures, judiciaries and other formal institutions of state make a capital city. What mandate does the PCC, or Britain for that matter, have in deciding that the location of foreign embassies determines a host nation’s capital status?

 

We will continue to work behind the scenes to bring pressure to bear on this issue. This is certainly not the end of the matter as far as HonestReporting is concerned.

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Jerusalem the Capital of Israel

John R. Houk

© May 25, 2012

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The British Empire Strikes Back: UK Body Rules Tel Aviv is Israel’s Capital

 

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CBS 60 Minutes: An Unholy Attack on Israel


Broken 60 Minutes

Yesterday I was alerted to Sunday’s (4/22/12) 60 Minutes story lamely being used as the propaganda tool of the Palestinian Authority and Hamas. The propaganda is Israel policies are scaring Arab-Christians out of Judea-Samaria (aka West Bank) and not Arab-Muslims dedicated to the destruction of Israel and the obliteration of Jews. The alert was sent via the San Fernando Valley ACT for America email list and the story was by Yuval Zaliouk. I was outraged especially after I watched the clip of the CBS news magazine!

 

I received another email alert from Honest Reporting has a bit more details. I am cross posting the Honest Reporting article along with some supportive articles that demonstrate is simply an Israel hating Left Wing media tool.

 

JRH 4/25/12 (Read the two page HR article as one page at SlantRight 2.0)

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