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Israeli War Minister Threatens Palestinian Holocaust


Israeli War Minister Threatens Palestinian Holocaust
Media who became obsessed with “wipe Israel off the map” misquote scurry to defend Vilnai after disgraceful comments

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet
February 29, 2008

Israel’s Deputy Defense Minister Matan Vilnai has provoked outrage after threatening Palestinians with a “holocaust,” but the same media who obsessed about Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s “wipe Israel off the map” misquote are scurrying to defend Vilnai’s disgraceful comments.

“The more Qassam (rocket) fire intensifies and the rockets reach a longer range, they (the Palestinians) will bring upon themselves a bigger holocaust because we will use all our might to defend ourselves, “Vilnai told the Army Radio on Friday.
However, in a Reuters report, despite the fact that the rest of the statement was translated into English, the incendiary word “holocaust” remained in its original Hebrew version – “shoah”.

Why Reuters would choose to print the rest of the statement in English yet cherry-pick one word to remain in Hebrew is obvious – they don’t want to draw any attention to the fact that Vilnai is threatening the Palestinians with a holocaust.

Vilnai’s spokesman has attempted to diffuse the controversy by claiming Vilnai was speaking in terms of a “disaster” and not a holocaust.


But you can’t have your cake and eat it.
When Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad allegedly called for Israel to be “wiped off the map,” the media blindly repeated the quote ad infinitum, and it became second nature for them to carelessly drop it into any propaganda piece intended to hype Iran’s supposed threat to Israel and the world.

Barely a day goes by that Israeli, American and British warhawks don’t spew the phrase like a broken record in an attempt to create a catchy cliché and brand market the next jaunt of imperial blood-letting.

No matter that, according to numerous different translations, Ahmadinejad never used the word “map,” instead his statement was in the context of time and applied to the Zionist regime occupying Jerusalem. Ahmadinejad was expressing his future hope that the Zionist regime in Israel would fall, not that Iran was going to physically annex the country and its population.

To claim Ahmadinejad has issued a rallying cry to ethnically cleanse Israel is akin to saying that Churchill wanted to murder all Germans when he stated his desire to crush the Nazis. This is about the demise of a corrupt occupying power, not the deaths of millions of innocent people.

On the other hand, even as Reuters is forced to admit, Vilnai’s use of the word “shoah” is intrinsically allied to the context of “Discussions of the Nazi Holocaust of Jews,” adding, “Many Israelis are loath to countenance its use to describe other contemporary events.”

So will the media make reference to one of Israel’s top minister’s expressing his wish to inflict a Palestinian “holocaust” in all future reports about Israel’s geopolitical motives, just as they do with Ahmadinejad’s supposed call to wipe Israel off the map?

There’s more chance of Yasser Arafat and Menachem Begin coming back from the dead to broker a peace settlement.

FLASHBACK: The “Wipe Israel Off The Map” Hoax
http://prisonplanet.com/articles/january2007/260107offthemap.htm

 


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Wow this is a very good post. Than you for writing such a good insight of all is happening in the Middle East. I had the chance to visit Palestine and Israel last month, and, I came back with a really bad feeling for what’s going on with Israel and Palestine. Talking with some Palestinians about their future, I had 4 main responses to my question: “-what do you think the solution should be?” , first answer: -I want things to be back as they were, were all both Israelis and Palestinians could cross borders freely; second answer: -if USA and Israel uses international support to create a Palestinian state and if Israel keep on building walls and don’t allow economical trade and food to come in, then Palestine will be a “internationally supported prison” where we can’t go out nor have food and basic goods; third answer: -our fate is in the hands of Israel; fourth answer: -it is too late now. i have no more hope.

Thank you

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