Friday, July 28, 2006

Cliches of Israeli propaganda. Having lived through many of Israel's brutal invasions of Lebanon, especially when there was no Hizbullah, let me share with you some of the cliches of Israeli propaganda in this context: "they are hiding behind civilians"; "the group--whatever the group is--is part of a Soviet (now Iranian) conspiracy"; "we harbor no ill feelings toward the people that we are killing;" "we can't have peace with terrorists"; "the enemy wants to destroy Israel"--Israel leaders say that as they go about destroying another Arab country; "they killed those civilians, not our bombs that fell over their heads"; "we are part of the free world"; "what about Hajj Amin Al-Husseini"; "Israel is the only democracy" [Cyprus is of course];" "our lives are much more valuable than Arab lives" [well, they don't say that, but it is implied in everything they say].