Hasbara just one step further!
Israeli embassy apologises and removes Facebook post
“A thought for Christmas . . . If Jesus and mother Mary were alive today, they would, as Jews without security,
probably end up being lynched in Bethlehem by hostile Palestinians. Just a thought . . .”
By 3pm it had 20 “Likes”, though several comments expressed distaste for the post. Among them was one saying: “Have you no regard for honesty whatsoever? If Jesus Mary were alive today, they would be protesting against the Israeli occupation of Palestine, along with all the Palestinian Christians currently living in Bethlehem.”
The post was reported on the major Israeli news site Haaretz as well as on the Washington Post site and New York Times .
When contacted, a spokesman for the embassy confirmed the page was an official embassy site. Asked who posted to it he said: “Different members of staff at the embassy post to it.”
Well, we know whar Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney thought of the Palestinian people.
Op-Ed: If Jesus the Settler Entered Bethlehem Today
A Jew named Jesus, Yeshu in Hebrew, was born in Bethlehem. The child was circumcised, lived as a Jew, prayed as a Jew, kept Jewish rituals and spoke in Aramaic to his fellow Jews. It occurred 600 years before Islam raised its head for the first time.
The century of Joseph Goebbels has taught all of us that a lie starts as a very small one, but if it is not corrected, it festers like a virus destroying truth.
A few days ago, the United Church of Canada, the country’s largest Protestant denomination, and South Africa’s government approved the boycott of goods produced in “Israeli settlements located within occupied Palestinian territory”, charging the Jewish State of being an “apartheid state”.
While pre-1967 Israel was far from “Arabrein”, a Nazi-like ideology sees the entire State of Israel as an alien, undesirable island in an Islamic sea that must be submerged. This is the only apartheid which emerged from President Barack Obama’s de-legitimization of Jerusalem’s post-1967 neighborhoods and Jewish life in Judea and Samaria [occupied Palestinian land – Oui] .
Chuck Hagel, Israel’s Pentagon Nightmare
(The Forward) – A number of Jewish community activists are sending warning signals to the White House about a leading candidate to become President Obama’s choice for the next Secretary of Defense.
Former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel, who reportedly is President Obama’s top pick for replacing Leon Panetta at the Pentagon, has a long record of tensions with the pro-Israel community. And now, after a period of rumblings below the surface, a high-profile Jewish communal leader has fired off a strong salvo in opposition to Hagel’s prospective selection.
“Chuck Hagel would not be the first, second, or third choice for the American Jewish community’s friends of Israel,” Anti-Defamation League national director Abraham Foxman told Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin December 18. “His record relating to Israel and the U.S.-Israel relationship is, at best, disturbing, and at worst, very troubling. The sentiments he’s expressed about the Jewish lobby border on anti-Semitism in the genre of professors John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, and former president Jimmy Carter.”
- Kerry and Hagel: Hardly Israel’s preferred choices
- Ministry to advance approval of 6,500 Jerusalem units
- European UNSC members to condemn Israel on homes