https://melaniephillips.substack.com/p/a-murderous-co-operation A MURDEROUS CO-OPERATION: THE PUBLIC HAS SCANT IDEA OF HOW IT IS BEING MISLED OVER ISRAEL AND THE PALESTINIANS by Melanie Phillips, May 16, 2021
A building in Gaza that house news agencies such as the Associated Press and Agence France Presse is also a place where the Palestinian Arabs keep their bombs. Oddly enough, these newsy people don’t complain to Gazan officials about storing weapons this close to them. Instead, as Melanie Phillips writes, they complain to their readers that Israel is attacking the media because it favors the Arabs. Is it believable that they just don’t know their co-tenants are terrorists, obsessed with destroying Israel? Envision a Saturday Live episode of a terrorist holding a stack of guns which keep slipping and a reporter together on the elevator, both trying to ignore each other to understand how absurd is the notion that the news media really don’t know who their fellow-tenants are. Israel even gave the news agencies warning to evacuate before it bombed the building, but of course that doesn’t count. As far as the newsmen are concerned, Israel can do nothing right. If they didn’t believe that, Hamas wouldn’t let them stay in Gaza — Hamas has control of everything in Gaza. In fact, most of the ‘reporting’ for Western news agencies is done by “Palestinian stringers whose propaganda goes straight into national newspapers in Britain, America and elsewhere â€” sometimes even under the byline of a staff correspondent sitting in an office in a safe country â€” and is believed by the unsuspecting western reader who trusts the integrity of that newspaper.” One wonders why, if Israel will be blamed no matter how it tries to protects hostile civilians, why doesn’t it show more concern for its own citizens, who needlessly suffer from terrorism that could be stopped in record time, if Israel weren’t so worried about what the world will say. This is in marked contrast to the Arab leaders, who often force their own civilians to ignore such warnings and stay put in the line of fire where they’ve deliberately placed them, in order to get that all-important western media coverage of child fatalities.
AUTHOR: Melanie Phillips is a British journalist and author. As cited in the Jew Age Organization, “she began her career on the left of the political spectrum, writing for such publications as The Guardian and New Statesman. In the 1990s she moved to the right, and she now writes for the Daily Mail newspaper, covering political and social issues from a conservative perspective. She has defined herself as a liberal who has ‘been mugged by reality’.”
This article was published May 16, 2021 on the Melanie Phillips website and is archived at https://melaniephillips.substack.com/p/a-murderous-co-operation/.
It is archived at Think-Israel at https://www.think-israel.org/phillips.newsterroristcooperation.html