Image edited and misrepresented by Palestinian Authority TV as Arab victims in 1948. (Palestinian Media Watch)
A presentation on Palestinian Authority television claimed this week to portray images of Arabs slaughtered by Jewish paramilitary groups in 1948. However, not only did the program contain several blatant lies, but the photos were falsified. One of the carefully edited photos claimed to be depicting Arabs burnt in ovens by Jewish soldiers actually showed Jewish victims of the Holocaust.
The Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), a nongovernmental media watchdog group that documents cases of incitement in Palestinian media, reported the story on Wednesday. The TV show, which was broadcasted just a few days before Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, described the annual program commemorating the killing of Palestinians in the village of Deir Yassin in 1948.
The program displayed one photo, which appeared to have shown hundreds of Palestinians killed by the Jewish soldiers. The photo was in fact of Jews who had been killed in at Nordhausen, a sub-camp of Buchenwald in Germany. This was not an unintentional error. In order to make the photo appear to be what they claimed, the images of dead Jews in striped prison uniforms had to have been erased.
Image edited and misrepresented as Arab victims at Deir Yassin (Palestinian Media Watch)
Also, the American soldiers who had just liberated the camp and were standing off to the side were cropped out of the picture as were the concentration camp buildings.
A much wider version of the picture manipulated by Palestinian Authority television on April 9, 2018, that actually depicts Holocaust victims at Nordhausen concentration camp. (Palestinian Media Watch/AP/US Army Signal Corps)
The TV programmers added a caption to the reworked image, labelling it, “When they killed and mutilated the bodies of 250 women, children and elderly residents.”
The program included another image that was also carefully cropped. The image was claimed to have been of another group of Palestinians killed by the Jewish militias. However, it was actually a photo of Palestinians who had been killed in the Sabra and Shatila camps in Lebanon by Christian Phalangists in 1982.
PA TV misrepresents this image of the Sabra and Shatila Massacre
as that of victims at Deir Yassin. (Palestinian Media Watch)
Perhaps the most egregious falsehood was the caption that appeared under the photo: “And they [the Jews] burned the women and children in the village’s oven.”
Actual image of the Sabra and Shatila Massacre manipulated by Palestinian Authority television. (Palestinian Media Watch/Institute for Palestine Studies)
Deir Yassin is the focus of much controversy, but until this television program presented this doctored photo, no one has ever made such a preposterous claim.
Deir Yassin, an Arab village of approximately 600 people, was attacked on the night of April 9, 1948 by elements of the Irgun and Lehi, two Israeli paramilitary groups operating independently of the Haganah, the forerunner to the present day IDF. The attack was part of an effort to break through the Jordanian blockade of Jerusalem that preceded the end of the British Mandate in Palestine. The number of casualties varies widely as do the accounts of atrocities attributed to the Jewish paramilitary groups.
The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration — which seeks to criminalize criticism of migration — is nothing more or less than a dangerous effort to weaken national borders, to normalize mass migration, to blur the line between legal and illegal immigration, and to bolster the idea that people claiming to be refugees enjoy a panoply of rights in countries where they have never before set foot.
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The waterfront in the Chilean city of Valdivia. Photo: Arvid Puschnig via Wikimedia Commons.
Top Jewish groups have welcomed a Chilean government decision made earlier this week to ban municipalities across the country from boycotting Israel.
The ruling — issued by the Comptroller General of Chile – stemmed from a complaint filed by the Chilean Jewish community over a move of the Valdivia municipality to ban the city from signing contracts with Israel-linked companies.
New immigrants to Israel arrive at Ben-Gurion International Airport, Aug. 17, 2016. Photo: Reuters / Baz Ratner.
A top Israeli minister called on the government on Sunday to craft a “comprehensive plan” to encourage the aliyah of French Jews.
In Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett’s view, there has been a “historic missed opportunity” in recent years to bring more French Jews to Israel as immigrants.
“There are 200,000 French Jews who want to come here, and the state bureaucracies simply aren’t prepared for it,” Bennett, who also serves as education minister and head of the right-wing HaBayit HaYehudi party, claimed at a cabinet meeting in Jerusalem. “These are ethical people, Zionists, lovers of the Jewish people and the Land of Israel, and it is our moral obligation to help them.”
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The Israel Defense Forces placed a camera into Hezbollah’s secret cross-border attack tunnel before sunrise on Dec. 4. They pushed it into the Lebanese side, under the Blue Line that separates the two countries. At dawn, two Hezbollah operatives reached the spot on their morning rounds. In the video disseminated by the IDF on Tuesday evening, one of the operatives is seen approaching the camera with suspicion. He stuck his nose in its direction and started to sniff around until something exploded in his face and he ran back the way he’d comVisibilitye.
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An Israeli commando from Yahalom, an engineering unit, takes part in a tunnel-hunting drill near Tel Aviv, March 7, 2012.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a speech to Likud activists on Dec. 2 that was both defensive and combative toward law enforcement authorities. He complained about the supposedly suspicious timing of the police announcement recommending his indictment for taking bribes in Case 4000, coming as it did one day before Police Commissioner Roni Alsheikh concluded his term in office.
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Last Saturday, Iran’s “moderate” President Hassan Rouhani called Israel “a cancerous tumor” in a speech at the regime’s annual Islamic Unity Conference.
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