Item in Washington Post, 14 November 2023
Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein is king of Jordan.
For more than a month now, the war in Gaza has been dividing the world, with the deepening split aggravated by intense emotions. Two narratives, Palestinian and Israeli, have pitted demonstrators, media outlets, religions, peoples and regions against each other. In the process, the moral clarity that we should and must share about basic human values has turned into moral confusion.
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Camel Rider …. with highlighting imposed by The Editor, Thuppahi
Attached is a video clip of a statement made by Yair Lapid on 24 October which (thank God) was broadcast on RUSSIA TODAY. You won’t find it in the Western media. It serves as a reminder that people do need to watch RT because that’s where you can find all the juicy news the West ignores.
Yair Lapid stated,
“If the international media is objective, it serves Hamas. If it just shows both sides, it serves Hamas. My argument is that the media can’t just claim to bring both sides of the story. If you do that, you are only bringing one, Hamas’ side. That’s cowardly and it’s lazy. It’s an insult, insult to the victims including the Palestinian victims. It is also an insult to the core idea of what journalism is. Believe me, I know, I was a journalist for 31 years. — Yair Lapid, Israeli Prime Minister, July- December 2022.
This is an extremely irrational and fallacious argument, very much in the spirit of the propaganda rhetoric that once came from Joseph Goebbels.
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A NOTE from VB, an American citizen from Sri Lanka … responding to the Item in Thuppahi from “A Sri Lankan in Brisbane”
Future Leadership in USA – Republican Presidential Candidate Nikki Haley
Citizen: “What will you do with Iran if you were President?”
Hayley: “What I said to Netanyahu …. Finish them! Finish them! They are only going to try and kill us and kill Israelis …..”
No worries, guys! The land of the free and the home of the brave will be in good hands!
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Who will pay for the 20 years we lost?” is an essay written by the Palestinian writer Yousef Dawas. Here, he recalls the destruction of his family’s orchard by an Israeli missile strike in May 2022. The orchard was his family’s history and heritage with olives, orange, lemons, guavas, and pomegranates. For a Palestinian, the destruction of trees and orchards can be more painful that the destruction of one’s home because these things are often tied to one’s family history and heritage.
The essay was published on 14 January 2023 at https://wearenotnumbers.org/who-will-pay-for-the-20-years-we-lost/
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