What Do Antisemites Do When Beat At Their Own Game?
Whether you make anti-Israel propaganda or combat it, here is how it is done! And here’s what to do when your hate propaganda is undone!
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Here is a great anti-Israeli propaganda campaign just waiting to happen. It looks horrific! Just seeing the image on this tweet tugs at your heart-strings. These big bad Israeli soldiers!
a Palestinian child raises his flag in front of the Israeli forces. His courage is more powerful than many words pic.twitter.com/YDIgVwJGv3
— stefania_Palestine (@stefaniafoddis1) July 30, 2016
But wait! Look closer! It appears that the soldier is holding out his hand to the child in kindness. So what is really going on?
— Avi Mayer (@AviMayer) July 30, 2016
Those who probably saw the entire videoclip got it right.
— Tennessee daily post (@epeaktenn) July 31, 2016
That shows how important context is.
How (Not) To Make Anti-Israel Propaganda
In a propagandized world where images can be manipulated, it is important that you remember to detach all context from your images in order to create the most effective anti-Israeli propaganda materials. But to make sure it works, ensure that none of the videos escape online where they can be discovered by those who want to prove that you are manipulating reality for foreign consumption. In fact, this potentially wonderful anti-Israeli propaganda campaign fizzled out before it began just because of this darned video!
Leibel A. Mangel, who first brought this video to my attention elsewhere, noted:
A Palestinian boy, identified as Muhammad Sroor, was pushed towards IDF soldiers by his father who then yelled at the soldiers to shoot his son so it could be captured on video.
The solider extends his hand to the boy instead.
The father then tells his obviously confused son to throw rocks at the soldiers.
How the Antisemites are Fighting Back By Skewing the Context
Netanyahu tweeted his horror at the unconscionable use made of sweet little Muhammad by those who would exploit him to make another point in the propaganda war against Israel.
PM: “This video shook me to the core of my being”
Retweet if you agree Palestinian & Israeli children deserve peace.https://t.co/1e0aVqxISK
— PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) August 2, 2016
Professional poker player and dog trainer, Yakov Hirsch, writing on the antisemitic website Mondoweiss, was terribly upset at this and couldn’t let it go unanswered. He apparently knows Netanyahu intimately enough to proclaim that Bibi was actually pleased with the video and the camera op it gave him.
You have to be an idiot not to realize that Netanyahu was thrilled when seeing this video.
Of course, Sroor obviously did nothing to merit being hit on the head, if indeed he was hit on the head.
Child Martyrs and Human Shields
Remember that I published a post on August 2 talking about how Palestinian Arab parents seem to think that martyrdom is a great thing for their kids? Just in case you were finding it hard to believe, and hard to believe that parents would cooperate in turning their their kids into human shields, I think we can agree that this video suggests that the phenomenon actually exists.
Algemeiner reports that human rights organizations, specifically Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, refused to respond to questions about the video. Funny what makes them go silent all of a sudden and what brings them out with megaphones! Me, I want to call the Social Services Unit and have this kid taken into care and his father (at least) charged with child abuse. To think that a father considers his small sweet kid’s life worth no more than an anti-Israeli propaganda poster!
Here’s another example of an attempt to “doctor” the video and use it for anti-Israeli propaganda, this time exposed by Pal Watch, who translated the father’s shouts into English.
Don’t ever be fooled — when you see a video or an image, check to see if you have all the context.