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Is There A Difference Between Journalism and Propaganda?

Posted in Government and Politics by TeeJaw on Monday, January 2, 2012, 1: 25 PM

Anyone paying attention has known for sometime that many  of the most dramatic photos of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict are staged by the photographers and the subjects.


Why There Is Not A Palestinian State — The Truth Please

Posted in Books, Government and Politics, History by TeeJaw on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 10: 34 AM

The most egregious lies must be quashed with the strongest truth telling. William F. Buckley, Jr. said, “Truth is a demure lady. She is there, but people must want her, and seek her out.”

We can seek her out in this Encounter Books Broadside. They call them “Broadsides” because, I guess, they are strongly-word critical attacks on the lies, false notions and hidden agendas that promulgate throughout the political culture, mostly by the liberal left. The one pictured here (click on it to go to its Amazon page) debunks the Palestinian lie that seeks to blame Israel for standing in the way of the creation of a Palestinian state when Israel has a long history of offering land and money for peace with the Palestinians and Arabs everywhere.

Israel has tried everything, both carrots and sticks, and nothing works for one reason only: Palestinians don’t want a state, they don’t want peace, they want Israel gone and all Israeli Jews dead.  Er, that ah, makes it a little hard to find common ground.

These “Broadsides” are both short and inexpensive. This one is 48 pages for $5.99, $4.49 for the Kindle edition (no taxes!). Here is the Encounter Books description:

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has launched an international campaign to achieve recognition by the United Nations for an independent Palestinian state. Abbas and his international supporters claim that only Israel (with the United States) stands in the way of this act of historical justice, which would finally bring about peace in the Middle East.

In this eye-opening Broadside, Sol Stern debunks the Palestinians’ claim and shows that Abbas has been lying about the origins and history of the conflict. Palestinian leaders have rejected partition plans that would have given them much more land for their independent state than the Jews were offered for theirs. Rather than being the innocent victims of a “dispossession” at the hands of the Israelis, the Palestinians rejected reasonable compromises and instead pursued their aim of getting rid of the only Jewish state in the world.

This 11-minute video tells the story vividly.  It’s remarkably informative, and will be worth your time:

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