If this were a Jewish boy, the international outrage would be plastered across the front page of every newspaper and leading every television bulletin around the world

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Last week an unarmed Palestinian boy was murdered by the Israeli Defence Force and his body was dangled from and mangled by an Israeli bulldozer. The video is utterly horrifying.

Is it any wonder Israeli troops act like this when Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu says “the only way to treat Palestinians is to beat them up, not once but repeatedly beat them up, until its unbearable”.

Late last year Netanyahu described Palestinians involved in an Israeli government as an “existential threat to Israel” – a comment which mirrors what was said in Rwanda before the genocide, in Burma before the Rohingya massacres and in Germany before the Nazi atrocities.

If the word Palestinians were replaced by the word Jews in any of Netanyahu’s statements the world would rightly be outraged.

So why the silence when Palestinians are talked about and treated this way?
The silence is because journalists and media outlets are terrified of being called anti-semitic by the pro-Israeli “media police” who determine what is acceptable and what is not to be reported.

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The simple, unreported fact is that the Israeli leadership is driven by race-hatred towards Palestinians. The current Israeli election is being decided on which party will be the most racist and the most brutal towards Palestinians.

The sheer unadulterated brutality (there is no nice way to put it) of the Israeli state has been a constant in Palestinian lives for 70 years.

Gutless, one-sided media reporting bears a large part of the blame.

47 COMMENTS

  1. Imo the coronavirus even fades into insignificance compared with the pandemic of fear and timidity that has eviscerated the world’s media for… probably a generation, now.

  2. While reading about Julian Assange’s extradition hearings, one name emerged as being the individual who financed the “turbo-charged surveillance” of Assange. Billionaire Adelson.

    Thoughts of that hearing were so depressing that I made a conscious effort to stop thinking about it, and just read some general news. I opened a news outlet and the first article there was about two world elections taking place. And whaddyaknow, Adelson’s name leaped out again, as a bankroller in both cases. Here’s a link to that article: US and Israel Vote Two Racist Incumbents

    Excerpt:
    The two septuagenarians have proven incredibly tenacious and utterly resilient despite major legal and political woes.

    Both are seen, especially by their detractors, as “racists”, “liars” and in bed with billionaires, certainly one particular billionaire, Zionist casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who helped bankroll both their campaigns in return for working to legitimise the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestinian land.

  3. If this were a Jewish boy

    In fact, if this were a Kiwi kid, if this were an Aussie child, if this was a child from the UK, Canada, the US, or most places in Europe, … then “the international outrage would be plastered across the front page of every newspaper”.

    However there are other countries where similar atrocities are happening just about every day, which never reach the papers. In the war zones. In Syria, for example.

    We are living in a world divided. There are those that “count” as human beings. And there are those who are just the “casualties” of the unending horrors of the world’s war machines.

    • The self chosen ones with an inhuman level of hubris and cruelty. The money and powers attracts sycophants like animal scavengers to a carcass.

      • Pretty despicable comment John W. It’s biased hatred like that does no good to anybody. Keep your ugly trap closed.

        • I accept your criticism but don’ agree with it.
          I have no “hate” for any person or race but abhor what is happening to innocent Palestinians and also the way many agree with or make excuses for what is happening to these folk.

          My reading of the various histories of this situation and discussion with jewish and Arab friends leaves me with disgust that genocide finds supporters.
          I well remember the events in 1948 that started the fiasco we have today.
          You may speak with what ever bias you prefer but evidence weighs heavily towards supporting the many UN resolutions against Israels illegal theft of land and continued persecution of natives of that land.

  4. YAWN!
    perhaps if Hamas stopped firing rockets (as an Iranian proxy) into Israel and leading the violent protests on the border things would be calmer. But shhhhh don’t mention the rocket attacks or that Egypt also has a blockade, pesky facts!
    I look forward to reading your, or that other Jewish hater who posts on here, I can’t remember her name, (some old duffer in their 80’s) critique of the Egyptian blockade….I won’t hold my breath though.

    • Im right – you should change your name. You apparently think what happened to this 15 year old is okay.

      Despite its size Israel fields one of the most capable military forces in the world and has the second biggest army in the world. It is the largest recipient of United States aid, just adding to its military complex.

      To suggest that Minto is a Jew hater is the usual stuff of people like you, it’s how you think you can put those opposed to what Israel has done to the Palestinians down.

      Does that also make, Noam Chomsky, Miko Peled (read The general’s son, you will learn some things), Norman Finkelstein, Ilan Pappe, Gideon Levy, Anthony Lowenstein, Philip Roth and the many other JEWISH writers and commentators who are opposed to the Israeli government, are they all jew haters.

      And Bishop Tutu, Nelson Mandela, Jimmy Carter, Mairead Maguire, Mike Lee, Ken Loach, John Pilger, Vanessa Redgrave, Roger Waters, Michael Ondaatje, Edward Said, Philip Roth, are they all Jew haters?

      20% of the Knesset, the 10,000 people who attend protests in Tel Aviv, Amnesty International are they all Jew haters.

      The Jewish people endured the holocaust and then some of them set out to do to Palestinians appalling stuff.

      Read some things instead of relying on the endless Israeli propaganda.

    • @ im right. No, please. Hold your breath. Take your time. No hurry. Try popping a plastic bag over your head? Will make holding your breath so much easier. I’m just thinking of you. Trying to help out. I’m always here to help if you need to hold your breath. If you can’t find a plastic bag big enough to fit over your big mouth, try glad wrap? That plastic film used to wrap hay bales? Why not simply hop into the machine when it’s wrapping hay? That’d save time and effort wouldn’t it? Just saying. Anything to help you hold your breath. Are you holding your breath right now? You can tell me? Oh, wait? No you can’t. You’re holding your breath. Ok. How about writing a letter to TDB and tell them how your breath holding’s going. We’re very much interested in how much breath you can hold. You’re clearly full of hot air and farts from the brain? Perhaps you could hold onto those as well? Wouldn’t that be awesome? For everyone? And you could become soo full of hot air and you could be very proud of yourself. You’re awesome @ im right. You must have a very nice life, being so right and all that.
      Keep holding now, you’re nearly there. Keep holding… don’t worry about that ringing in your ears, that sense that you’re flying, it’s all right @ im right. You are right ,so it’s all right.
      Righto then. Next?

    • Im right

      \Why don’t you write a critique of the Egyptian blockade. Come now don’t be shy, those who write the pieces here can’t take on all the worlds ills you know.

    • Leslie Bravery is a Londoner with vivid World War Two memories of the Nazi blitz on his home town.

      In 1947/1948 his father explained to him what was happening to the Palestinians thus:
      “Any ideology or political movement that creates refugees in the process of realising its ambitions must be inhuman and should be opposed and condemned as unacceptable.”

      What followed confirmed this assessment of the Zionist entity a hundredfold. Now a retired flamenco guitarist, with a lifelong interest in the tragedy of what happened to the Palestinian people, he tries to publicise their plight. TDB Link Here

  5. I sometimes do truly think that this Earth. Our biosphere, our pale blue dot is, in fact, The Hell Place.
    After all, anything’s possible, right?
    And our pale blue dot’s immeasurable beauty is a vital component designed to emphasise that hellishness.
    ( Anyone who’s done a tour of duty in Odyssey House will attest to that principle. )
    The good humans here must be beside the demons infesting our pale blue dot and we must bear witness to the contrast between that beauty and their hellishness.
    That, makes the inherent hellishness of our existence even more hellish. Therefore, this is Hell. Right?
    All that we love and all that we create is fucked before it hits the ground. We know, that no matter how beautiful, kind, artistic, glorious, exquisite most of us can be and can create for no other reason that for the love of beauty, there’s still that blackness that just fucks everything up. It seems to win, every time.
    This particular existence we’re living within is playing out in Hell. We, are in Hell. The demons are running this show.
    But how to escape? Well, we’ll all escape, by and by. We just have to endure, and do our best when the very worst is being done. And we must make sure to promise ourselves, never repeat that which we did that lead us to finding ourselves here. In this hideous place, having to breath the same atmosphere as the monsters.
    While I’m no God botherer; Glory be to you @ John Minto. You, are fucking awesome.

    • The illegal “fence” is not a border but extends far into Palestine. The two defenders of that Israeli aggression were two more illegally shot at and at least one murdered.
      The NYT is hardly a source of unbiased information and the article is loaded with propaganda.

  6. The man hanging from the IDF militarized bulldozer is 27 year old Gazan Mohammed al-Naem.
    After being shot by Israeli snipers, friends rushed to retrieve his body , only to be chased away by gun fire . The bulldozer then collected the body as a trophy, gleefully displaying to the world Israel’s total contempt for all Palestinians.
    Atrocities, such as Palestinian children being deliberately shot in the eye, are being inflicted on Palestinians regularly .
    But for this grotesque incident not to make mainstream media, is the media ‘gutless’, as John says? Afraid of what? Loss of advertisers? Who decides what is ‘newsworthy’ ?

    Our political elite are ‘gutless’ too. This story has received coverage on non-mainstream media. I read it on Palestine Chronicle. Surely our political elite have staff that follow international news.

    I would love the opportunity to vote for a party that openly condemned the Israeli regime for its ongoing cruelty, especially but not only in Gaza. ..not just condemned ,but expelled the Ambassador and then withdrew from all military alliances. Saying NO isn’t enough, as Naomi Klein points out. I would love to have the opportunity to vote for a Party that said yes to NZ becoming a center for the promotion of peace and justice for all of humanity. The Palestinians want freedom, dignity, equality. They want their humanity to be recognised and respected, something that the Israeli regime refuses.
    What John Pilger has said before is still true, “Palestine is still the issue.”

    ps I wonder..what make was the militarized bulldozer? Was it Caterpillar? How can we find out?

    • What bubble do you live in, Griffiths? The man was shot while laying explosives at the border of a sovereign country, exactly what would happen no matter where it took place. Hamas hold the bodies of Israeli soldiers that they refuse to return to their families, so a dead terrorist could be a bargaining chip for Israel. As for your fiercely pro-Israel media, where are they? Who? You know full well that the leftist dominated world media never miss an opportunity to demonise Israel while giving the terrorist Arabs a free pass. Jews would like to live in peace and dignity too, without being subjected to stabbings, bombings, car rammings, and 10,000 incoming rockets.

        • Inane comments are your only offerings. You clearly know nothing about Israel or the Middle East in general.

          • Gaby just look at the maps and see the sickening way Israel has annexed land or haven’t you caught up with that yet.
            If you have any knowledge outside of Israeli propaganda then it does not show in what you write unfortunately.

  7. My goodness Country Boy you do always get right to the heart of things. Pythagoras is reported to have said that “Whatever we see when awake is death, and when asleep is a dream.” I think we do not necessarily have to breathe the same atmosphere as the monsters. To sustain and maintain the current of gnosis though has become a near impossibility in our present suffocating miasma. Some recent classical scholars are pointing the way. Algis Uzdavinys is a favourite.
    An addition to Michal’s list of informative writers would be J.M.N. Jeffries’ ‘Palestine the Reality’ first published in 1939 the edition was lost in the first blitz when Longman’s warehouse was hit. Published again in 2017 to mark the anniversary of the Balfour Declaration this book, the inside story of the Declaration, is worth owning. Of particular interest is the King-Crane Commission sent by Wilson to determine exactly what the inhabitants of Palenstine wanted for the future of their country. A day after the White House received the extensive report Wilson fell ill. The report was buried for ever.
    Endurance is all in a personal sense but time and patience is up. The screeching and vetching of political Zionists is boring everyone to sobs. The foulness of their actions have been exposed. Time for us to stand tall and thumb our noses at the Khazarian mafia hiding behind Judaism.
    All thanks to TDB for publishing reports by John Minto and Leslie Bravery.

  8. Quoting Ramzy Baroud,

    “Come to think of it, killing a Palestinian then dragging his lifeless body using the blades of a bulldozer, thus denying his family the dignity of burying their beloved son or daughter, is unique to Israel; an act that manifests itself in numerous ways every single day in occupied Palestine.

    We often speak of Palestinian human rights – thus of Israel’s violation of these rights, of justice and peace – often contending that one is the prerequisite to the other. But how about humiliation, just for the sake of humiliation?

    How about the purposeful degradation of Palestinian women and men who, daily, would have to navigate numerous obstacles imposed on them by the Israeli army, not only to survive but also to preserve as much of their dignity as possible under circumstances that are almost entirely out of their control. “

  9. Not just lack of outrage, but lack of interest completely!
    Seems like this news item fell off the list due to lack of people giving a flying f…k about cruelty to children because the perpetrators were themselves treated similarly 80 years ago.
    As I said to our resident yawning wise monkey above,
    two wrongs don’t make a right.
    Shameful, disgusting behaviour worthy of Atilla the Hun, not the modern Jewish state!

  10. What was an “unarmed boy” doing between fences in the Gaza-Israel frontier? Explosive baloon launchers are “unarmed”? And yes, they collected his body with a bulldozer blade so as not to expose the soldiers to Palestinian fire from the Gaza side. Every Israeli mother with a son serving in compulsive military service would have approved it.

  11. You are all upside down on everything. When the UN voted for Israel in 1948, the Arab countries began killing their Jews in protest. But they really didn’t begin killing Jews in 1948, they’d been doing it for hundreds of years chasing them out of their countries burning their houses and shops…and killing them. Not every Jew not every Arab country all the time but enough so that now there are practically no Jewish people left in the Middle East except in Israel. Since 1948 the non-Jewish population in Israel, commonly called palestinians, has spent all of their time doing to the remnant of the Middle Eastern Jews what their pals have been doing for hundreds of years. And now you want to blame Israel for fighting back?

    • Most of the people of Israel today had no ancestors who lived in that area before WWII.
      In Palestine Muslims, Jews and Christians lived side by side until the Zionist started attacks on Palestinians long before the 1948 statement.
      Read the history of the corrupt Balfour “agreement”.

  12. You are all upside down on everything. When the UN voted for Israel in 1948, the Arab countries began killing their Jews in protest. But they really didn’t begin killing Jews in 1948, they’d been doing it for hundreds of years chasing them out of their countries burning their houses and shops…and killing them. Not every Jew not every Arab country all the time but enough so that now there are practically no Jewish people left in the Middle East except in Israel. Since 1948 the non-Jewish population in Israel, commonly called palestinians, has spent all of their time doing to the remnant of the Middle Eastern Jews what their pals have been doing for hundreds of years. And now you want to blame Israel for fighting back?

  13. You are all upside down on everything. When the UN voted for Israel in 1948, the Arab countries began killing their Jews in protest. But they really didn’t begin killing Jews in 1948, they’d been doing it for hundreds of years chasing them out of their countries burning their houses and shops…and killing them. Not every Jew not every Arab country all the time but enough so that now there are practically no Jewish people left in the Middle East except in Israel. Since 1948 the non-Jewish population in Israel, commonly called palestinians, has spent all of their time doing to the remnant of the Middle Eastern Jews what their pals have been doing for hundreds of years. And now you want to blame Israel for fighting back? (Even your title is upside down. The Press is never short on running real along with fake palestinian stories and is always woefully short on telling Israel’s side of the story including stabbings, car rammings, bombings, and other forms of murder.)

    • Gary what are they paying you to write this, is this helping you pay your university fees. We are very aware of ACT.IL hiring the likes of you willing to sell your soul for a few dollars.

    • Repeat yourself as often as you like, You are one of the few on here speaking the truth. Well done. In fact, mazel tov!

      • What a pity that the Jews that had suffered such unbelievable treatment as Nazi Germany tried to murder the entire population they could reach now are content to mete out cruelty to Palestinians and be sanctimonious about it. Cannot they use their superior intellects to find a better way to deal with their problems?

        And it is amazing that so many Jews say it’s fair and reasonable to be cruel and debased against the Palestinians because they have managed to put up a defence that has taken some Israeli lives. The approach seems to be that the Palestinians should have just left when we wanted the land and then they could have roamed the world looking for a secure home as we did for centuries. We are just getting our own back!

        • To Greywarbler
          Please!!! Be careful with language! The issue is Zionism, a settler colonial agenda originating in eastern Europe. Not all Jews are Zionists and not all Zionists are Jews. It’s the so-called Christian Zionists, the ‘end of times’ lot, that frighten me. They are politically powerful in the US.

          • How can Jews be ‘colonists’ when they didn’t have a country of their own in the first place? ‘Anti-Zionism’ is just thinly disguised antisemitism and a way of demonising ‘Jews’ without using the actual word. Cowardice. The Jews are the only people on Earth to whom you deny the right of self-determination in their historic homeland of Israel, where they are the indigenous people. You only support the Arab interlopers as a means of reviling the Jews.

            • It is not their “historic home land”.
              The Palestineans are the mainstream natives of this land and a few jews, Muslims and Christians if you want to catagorise by religion.
              Living by way of myth is tenuous and mentally damaging.

  14. Where is the humanity here? A child is a child regardless, even in death. God this is absulutely appalling!

    • He was a grown man, 27 years old, a terrorist laying explosives and they used the dozer because he could have been wearing a suicide vest. Wake up. Do you think Palestinian terrorists don’t murder Jewish kids? The list is long and tragic.

      • Do you think the Israeli soldiers have not murdered hundreds of innocent Palestinians including women and children in their own homes.

        • And what about the thousands of Israelis murdered by Arab and Palestinian terrorists…..or haven’t you caught up with all the offensive wars against Israel and the murderous intifadas? As I said before, you flaunt your ignorance of ME realities all the time.

          • You have to pick one or the other. Is Israel denying one of its demographic blocs basic rights, or is it engaging in a half century long occupation? There is no other choice.

      • What list?

        It’s Palestinian children who are being shot, killed or maimed or blinded with shots to the knee or eye regularly. Evidence :Defence of Children International & many other sources
        Also, there are so many examples of IDF breaking into Palestinians homes in the middle of the night and kidnapping children..abusing them..putting them on ‘trial’ in military courts without their parents or anybody else to help them..
        It’s all so obscene.

  15. It is best to understand the scope of the issues we face, the chosenites are only one but they are a significant part of the why/how we as a species have managed to make such a cluster of modern life on this rock. They dont seem to understand the delicate dance between host and parasite, tis not called the red queen without reason.

    Background reading, worthwhile site, browse around

    Peace

    https://www.unz.com/article/leather-jacketed-coke-snorting-jews-in-the-soviet-secret-police-torturing-raping-and-killing-gentiles-the-evidence/

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