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Monday, September 29, 2003

The media is (literally) careless in coverage of Rosh haShanah murders

Honest Reporting continues to reveal bias against Israel in the media. Their latest communique focuses on the Rosh haShanah murders (if you don't understand the reference, read David Wilder, below).

The BBC's headline was "Three Dead in West Bank Attack" -- presenting a "gross moral equivalence between the terrorist and victims - all of whom are grouped together, without specifying that one of the 'three dead' murdered the other two in cold blood." The headline fails to identify anyone (Arab attacker, Jewish victims) and ignores that fact that one of the victims was a baby.

Comments to: newsonline.complaints@bbc.co.uk

Reuters cannot bear to let their report go without adding this rationalization: "Palestinians regard Jewish settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip as major obstacles to peace and have regularly attacked them."

Thus Reuters seems to portray that Palestinian terrorists purposefully killing baby Jews is really just their way of removing obstacles to peace. Does anybody buy this? Murdering babies at the dinner table in a quest for peace?

Comments to: editor@reuters.com

Three days later, a Yahoo News search for "Shaked Abraham" yields no news stories; a Google News search yields two hits. There is not a single American news reference to "Eyal Yeberbaum" that I could find.

Arab jihadists don't want Jews around them; they don't want Jews to live in the disputed territories in the state of Israel, and it may eventually be that they don't want Jews in other places, either. And if they don't want Jews in a place, they will come into Jewish homes at any time they want - including our Days of Awe - and murder anyone they can find - including our infants and our children. It will not merit much of the world's attention, and it will be accepted. Unless we do something.

You can start by letting Shaked Abraham and Eyal Yeberbaum, their lives and their deaths, mean something to you.

Negahot, a Jewish community of about thirty families, in the southern Hebron hills.