A former AP correspondent explains how and why reporters get Israel so wrong, and why it matters.
Simon Deng is a Darfuri, a former slave, who knows something about apartheid and the denial of human rights.
This is not new – he gave this speech at the notoriously anti-Israel Durban III conference in November 2011. But given the current situation, it’s useful to remind ourselves of the truth of what he said.
The link is here
A transcript follows below:
This letter, entitled ‘An open letter for the people of Gaza and Israel’, was sent to the Lancet, but rejected for publication. It was written in response to the Lancet’s discrimination against Israeli academics, and in reply to a mendacious, propagandist letter entitled ‘An open letter for the people of Gaza’ written to demonise Israel.
The letter was written by Dr. David Stone, an Emeritus Professor of Paediatric Epidemiology at the University of Glasgow.
Please read it here.
“An extraordinary publication has come to light showing that Hamas itself recognises Israel tries not to hit civilians. The Hamas handbook also teaches Palestinians how to play the Western media. Boy, how it has succeeded…”
More here from The Commentator:
A view from Michael Oren, Israel’s former ambassador to the United States, in the Wall Street Journal, here
We publish this, not because we necessarily agree with every word – we in North London Friends of Israel embrace many perspectives, just as we embrace a range of religious, political and other outlooks. Nevertheless, it shows the views of a thoughtful and articulate ‘dove’.
Fania Oz-Salzberger is an Israeli historian and writer, professor of history at the University of Haifa School of Law and Centre for German and European Studies, and the daughter of Amos Oz.
We tell the Tricycle Theatre what we think of their censorship of the Jewish Film Festival
This Sunday 10th August 8pm