By Peter Fernandez
Today’s biggest news is, of course, the war in Eastern Europe. The Russian invasion of the smaller, yet freer Democratic state of Ukraine is unequivocally transparent since Russia is the vicious predator. However, this does not seem the case with the Israel/Palestine Conflict, because the liberal media consistently portrays the Jewish state as a rapacious and unjust regime.
According to the July 27, 2020 website of Pars Today, a daily Iranian radio news program, Hamas rejected $15 billion in aid from major powers conditioned on dis-arming.
The same news item was later broadcast by Radio Rebelde, a Communist Cuban broadcast, whose website promotes “Revolution and Victory.”
According to their 7/28/2020 e-article, “Ismail Haniyeh, the head of the political bureau of the Palestinian resistance movement has turned down a $15 billion development aid offer…For years, Hamas has been defending the Palestinian cause against Israel.”
For what reason(s) would our North American media choose to ignore such significant information? Perhaps because such reports do not support a pro-Palestinian narrative. Hamas and Hezbollah, obviously, do not want to give up their bloody war against the Jewish state.
A June 7, 2021 Newsweek article by Ali Al Nuami, Chairman of the Defense Affairs and Foreign Relations Committee of the United Arab Emirates Federal National Council, stated that “The Palestinian people’s rights and hopes have been hijacked by Hamas to serve an Iranian agenda.” Al Nuami, who helped design the Abraham Accords, the first peace pact between an Arab nation and Israel since 1994 wrote, “We also have to fight the war of propaganda-one that the Israelis lost in this last round of fighting between Israel and Hamas. I saw media narratives coming from not only the Middle East but the West too, which represented a shift… repeated over and over in the media, the way they speak about Gaza as if it’s occupied by the Israelis. It’s not. It’s occupied by Hamas. And the Palestinian people of Gaza are suffering because of Hamas, not the Israelis.”
That “Zionist occupation” of Gaza ended in 2005, but Hamas, a Jihadist terrorist organization, did not recognize and violently overthrew the Palestinian Authority’s democratically elected president, Mahmoud Abbas, who escaped with his life to the West Bank. With $15 billion, the Palestinians could have constructed an independent “Singapore of the Sea,” which is what countless Gazans and Israelis, tired of being bombed by one another, sincerely desired.
On May 18, 2018, Col. Richard Kemp, the former commander of British Forces in Afghanistan, spoke before The United Nations Human Rights Special Council on Gaza: “I don’t think there has ever been a time in the history of warfare when an army has made more efforts to reduce civilian casualties and deaths of innocent people than the IDF (the Israeli Defense Forces) is doing today in Gaza… Hamas seeks the destruction of Israel and murder of Jews everywhere, deliberately caused over 60 of its own people to get killed. They sent thousands of civilians to the front line-as human shields for terrorists trying to break through the border.”
Fathi Hamad, a Hamas member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, said this on February 29, 2008: “For the Palestinian people, death is an industry, at which women excel… The elderly excel at this, and so do the mujahadeen and the children. This is why they have formed human shields in order to challenge the Zionist bombing machine….”
On March 13, 1977, Zahir Muhsein, a PLO executive committee member, told the Dutch magazine, Trouw in a 1977 interview that,” The Palestinian people do not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity.”
What does all this say about our American media, when facts regarding this particular conflict are ignored because they do not support their pro-Palestine agenda? Two fascist nations, Iran and Cuba, had no problem broadcasting the aforementioned news. Why, because both Tehran and Havana side with the “Jihadist revolution and struggle against the occupying Zionists.”
After decades of contributing news and editorials for a pair of Vermont daily news-papers, this reporter was blacklisted in 2016 for presenting similar data regarding this conflict. It seems that reality, which, in turn, always supports truth, is not fashionable or politically correct enough for the alt-left American media.
The author is a children’s book author and Vermont resident.