I wanted to put in Chagall's The White Crucifixion, as it represents the needless crucifixion and demonization of World Jewry . . . but lest the foolish be mistaken for other meanings . . . I'm using this image - a Photo of IDF Soldiers training - taken by members of the Golani Brigade
An Open Letter to the people at CNN (and in that general direction to the AP and Reuters as well),
Some journalistic integrity . . . please.
I'm a bit Journalist - I write part time for the news branch of a religious organization - but even I know (And G-d knows how my editors have drilled it into my naturally subjective head) that fluff must go. Facts must be strong and clear, information should be coherent and above all . . . blind to bias, personal opinion and what.
You write here,
"Palestinian medical sources say Israeli forces have killed 37 Palestinians -- both civilians and militants -- since moving into the territory Saturday night.Let's see - of the 507 killed, could you please tell us how many were Terrorists ("Militants" in your terminology)? You claim 100 were women and children (an obvious ploy for compassion), so shall we assume that the other 407 men were indeed rocket carrying members of Hamas? Using the number you give us, that means that 80% of those killed were members of a terrorist organization actively involved in a war against a sovereign nation. But wait . . . how many Israelis were killed by rocket attacks? No mention what so ever. I believe the number is 4 (those who know more up to date information can gladly let me know in the comments) plus one soldier killed in battle - thus 4 out of 5 - again 80% - of deaths perpetrated by Hamas have been against civilians. No mention of that however. What about the antecedents to this invasion - the 4,000 plus rockets and 4,000 plus mortars fired over the past eight years! The mental duress that people must live through, the damage to property . . . to body!
With those deaths, at least 507 Palestinians, including about 100 women and children, have been killed in the week-long military operation, and 2,600 Palestinians have been injured, most of them civilians, sources said."
Not a peep.
There are plenty of pictures posted on your site of damage and injury to Innocent Palestinians (and a good deal of them are innocent to one degree or an other - they're abused and used by Hamas a human shield - held as pawns in a war) . . . but what of damage to Israel and Israels . . . not a snap shot.
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