No one does propaganda like Israel…and that’s a fact.

For a country that likes to claim it is a ‘beacon of democracy’ in the Middle East, Israel is heavily reliant on its repressive apparatuses to close down debate, hijack discourse and spread lies. Make no mistake, propaganda is an effective weapon. This Ha’aretz article makes for interesting reading.

http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/opinion/gaza-flotilla-drives-israel-into-a-sea-of-stupidity-1.292959

Deputy Foreign Minister, Danny Ayalon, kept repeating how the intent of the aid flotilla was ‘violence’.  According to him, the workers had ties to ‘radical Islamist groups’.  But I would ask, “where the hell is your evidence”?  It seems anyone wanting to provide aid to Gaza is a ‘terrorist’ in the mind of the Israeli state. Our favourite liar, Mark Regev was characteristic, painting the entire mission as some sort of hapless attack on Israel.

“Unfortunately this group were dead-set on confrontation,” Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev told the BBC.

“Live fire was used against our forces. They initiated the violence, that’s 100% clear,” he said.

Yeah, Mark, lucky your boys had access to better weapons – eh?

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4 responses to “No one does propaganda like Israel…and that’s a fact.

  1. Chris

    Surely you accusing someone of lying with no evidence is kind of hypocritical of you? Your article reeks heavily of propaganda also.

    • Come again? There’s actually plenty of evidence of Israeli duplicity and lies in the public domain. Israel used to tell us that it had no nuclear weapons programme…

      As for “propaganda”, you’re going to have to explain to me how this blog conforms to a propaganda model. I am not a journalist and I don’t claim to be impartial.

    • I see you didn’t have the guts to come back. You just came to troll. Isn’t that right?

  2. You should read the Ha’aretz article. 😉

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