March 30, 2009, - 1:09 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Earlier today, I told you about how Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and friends disbanded a Jenin kids violinist group because they played before Holocaust survivors, which constituted an acknowledgement that the Holocaust actually happened. This, after all, “poisoned” the minds of these innocent Palestinians who knew nothing of the Holocaust.
Of note is how the story was covered.
Whereas Reuters quoted Palestinian authorities as saying that acknowledging the Holocaust existed was against their goals, AP’s coverage–by two Muslim reporters–was softened from that statement.
Compare & Contrast.
“She took them to a place in order to teach them about the Holocaust, this is against her objectives and ours . . . .” Hindi said.
“The Holocaust happened, but we are facing a similar massacre by the Jews themselves,” Hindi said. “We lost our land, and we were forced to flee and we’ve lived in refugee camps for the past 50 years.”
I think we know which story was accurate reporting and which story was carefully massaged PR by Muslim propagandists who work for AP. Reuters quotes the Jenin chief as denying the Holocaust, and AP has him acknowledging it and comparing it to the (non-)suffering of the Palestinians. Clearly someone doctored things up to make them sound better.
Oh, and by the way, don’t forget–as these AP Muslims want you to–who controls (and has controlled) the land on which the Jenin refugee camp still operates and the land which surrounds it, and has controlled it for the last 14 or so of those 50 years. Note who won’t allow this refugee camp to close and to absorb these Palestinians into its regular population of Palestinians.
Hint: It ain’t Israel. It’s the Palestinians, themselves.
One other thing: No one forced any of these people to flee. Israel asked them to stay, but they sided with the Arab Muslim nations that attacked Israel and chose to leave of their own accord.