Monday, February 13, 2012

Reuters carries the propaganda flag for the Palestinian team

In a story about four Arabs -- from Cairo, Jerusalem, and Judea and Samaria (the "West Bank") -- preparing to compete in the London Olympics, Reuters correspondent Nidal al-Mughrabi, employs the agency's favorite racist propaganda mantra:
GAZA, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Gaza runner Bahaa al-Farra treads carefully, braving the elements and potholed roads ravaged by years of conflict between Palestinian militants and the Israeli army, as he prepares to race at the London Olympics.
The 19-year-old trains for three hours a day in Gaza's Yarmouk soccer stadium, along the dusty streets and on the beach in well worn trainers that were donated to the Palestine Olympic Committee by wealthy Gulf state, Qatar.
Palestinian athletes complain of a paucity of financial support at home and a lack of vital equipment and coaches that are crucial for success and to nurture talented youth, but by competing in London, a national dream will be realised.
The Gaza Strip is a narrow coastal enclave in the eastern Mediterranean that borders on Israel and Egypt and which Palestinians want as part of a future state along with the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Arab East Jerusalem.
Al-Mughrabi, whom we recently caught lying again about Palestinian violence, seeks here to drum into the minds of his audience members, the notion that Jerusalem belongs to the Arabs.

Jerusalem, a city founded and built by the Jewish people over three thousand years ago; a city with a majority Jewish population in the modern era from 1840; and a city branded with the racist epithet, Arab East Jerusalem for a mere 19 years after the area was ethnically cleansed of its ancient Jewish community by the Arab Legion in 1948, is expediently daubed with the same racist brushstroke by al-Mughrabi so as to irrationally and unethically persuade readers that the city is by rights or title, Arab

This is one sick media company.

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