Thursday, July 20, 2006

NPR Reveals Bias Once Again

(* I promise I will resume regular blogging very soon, and will update everyone on the recent events in the middle east and a NYC Jew's take on it.)

I'm a publicist by trade, and I made the mistake of pitching my Jewish conservative Republican author to a National Public Radio syndicated show as a background expert on the middle east.

What the person over the phone told me, point blank, is that "they're not interested in Israeli experts right now". What they want is Lebanese people discussing how bad it is with the bombs falling. They don't want to hear Israel's position AT ALL. How is that for an agenda?

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Hamas Created Situation, Now Trying To Find Way Out

Hamas operatives kidnapped soldier Galid Shalit, and is now whining and moaning about how unfair they are being treated by the IDF.

News Flash Hamas: This is ALL, YOUR, FAULT. If your party was about to form a unity government with Fatah, and sign a document "implicitly recognizing Israel" (which, from what I understand it, is pure sophistry), then it was YOUR responsibility to make sure nothing got in the way of that.

Your actions and words declare that you hold ISRAEL responsible for not only all the conditions possible, but for the behavior of HAMAS itself. It is not Israel's responsibility to make sure you are able to declare peace, a truce, a ceasefire, or whatever bullshit you're trying to pull this week. Israel's responsibility is to itself and its citizens, which are under attack FROM HAMAS.

The bottom line is that Hamas opened pandoras box, and is now blaming Israel for it. They kidnapped a soldier, and are now saying that Israel's response is keeping him from being released. They want negotiation.

So, Hamas is blatantly admitting to abuducting the soldier of a foreign government in order to win concessions from them. And is decrying that foreign government for not conceding to their demands. Sorry, but that just doesn't fly. You made your bed, now you have to sleep in it. Israel has no fault in this, for they are acting honorably and in their own interests, and not necessarily against the Palestinian civilian population. It's not Israel's fault that Palestinian elected leaders are choosing to pick a fight with a much larger and stronger entity. It is Hamas's.

If Hamas wants peace, it can have peace. If they want their ministers back, they can have them back. If they want an end to Israeli aggression, they can have an end to Israeli aggression.

All they need to do is stop their war. That's all they ever needed to do. Stop their war, and decide what they want and need to survive as a people. Israel did that, and now its your turn. Don't expect Israel to do it for you. That's not their job. Their job is protecting Jews and Israelis from you psychos for as long as is necessary. Until the Messiah comes, if need be. And don't you forget it.