Saturday, August 17, 2013

Isabel Kershner's style of propaganda about Israel

In writing about Israeli reactions to developments in the Arab world, Isabel Kershner has a consistent message: Israel is always "pleased" in whatever happens in the region.  When Mubarak was in power: Israel--we were told--was pleased. When he was overthrown, Israel was also "pleased" we were told. And when Morsi became president, Israel--we were told--was very "pleased" with the military-security cooperation between Israel and Egypt.  And now this:  "Before the violence this week in Cairo, the Israeli government was quietly pleased with the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi and the crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood."  So basically Israel is very pleased no matter what.  If Israel is vanquished and Palestine is liberated, Kershner would write an article saying that Israel is quietly pleased with its own elimination.