“Criticism of a UK Foreign Office decision turns into an excuse for hateful
When it’s not the evil BBC, it’s the evil Independent. What is it with those Brits??
Writing in the
The usual measured response from HR.
What indicates his “overt hate” for
All Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip may encounter problems exiting crossings at Israeli and Egyptian borders, particularly following Hamas' violent takeover of the area.
Ah, the joys of the deletion of the active agent.
Palestinians simply can’t find the doors, that’s why they “encounter problems exiting crossings”. And it has been a little worse since Hamas won democratic lections, but
the latest incident is simply part of the process of petty vindictiveness that occupying forces often dish out. Even if there's no obvious military or political advantage to be gained, you can imagine them passing a law that no one in
HR remain suitably calm and objective by describing this quote from Steels' article as “simple hatred and demonization of
And during the Asia Cup, which the Palestinian national team had started with an 8-0 win, the Israelis detained the five players who came from
Oh, so it’s happened before!!
And it’s not just in sport that Israeli vindictiveness can be witnessed. Remember the saga of the greenhouses in
Just bad luck I’m sure, and anyone who suggests otherwise is guilty of “overt hate”.
“Cooked To Imperfection”
And they don’t like Jonathon Cook for writing articles like this .
They particularly don’t like him saying this,
a relentless campaign to target, discredit and silence critics of
The existence of HR makes that just a statement of the bleeding obvious. But not for HR, who indulge in the routine piece of sophistry that greets this observation, namely that since critics like Cook “are able to spread their flawed charge” the claim “that their voices have been silenced” is simply untrue. The sophistry comes in with the assumption that critics are saying that this has been 100% successful. But as Cook says, the pro-Israel partisans like HR have a “relentless campaign” to try and achieve this. The degree of success is not the issue.
Then it gets truly comical,
Jonathan Cook's agenda and that of others, it seems, is to delegitimize and silence the very legitimate opinions held by those in opposition to theirs
Now it’s all clear: Cook, and “others” in the media, have an agenda to “silence” HR, who are valiantly fighting to simply express an opinion the opposite of Cooks, which they do by attacking Cooks opinions. Makes sense doesn’t it? Jonathon Cook and “others” are anti-Israel partisans who, almost every week, write articles asking readers to send “informed correspondence” to HonestReporting in order to balance the one-sided debate in the media.
One wonders if even the script-writers at HR believe this stuff.