Thursday, April 14, 2005

Antisemitic out – anti-Israeli in

I read today about the latest vote in the UN. Amazing, amongst all countries including Libya, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Cuba and others there is no other country, except maybe for SAR, that ever received so many resolutions against it. It looks like being anti-Israeli is more then just a fashion, it's a way to acceptance in global sandbox.

Not so long ago, French ambassador complained about anti-French moods in Israeli press. He said, that in Israel, there is a common opinion that everybody is against us, and wondered that every time France is accused in antisemitism. I wonder why...

One wise person, I don't really remember his name, said that today, it is regarded a bad tone to be an antisemite, but there is a neat solution – to be anti-Israeli. That's not xenophobia, that's condemnation of Israeli politics. So pure and moral of them!

If only Israel's population was not a mere 6+ million, but at least 45 the situation would be much different.

3 comments:

Vavoom said...

Woland: What do you think has happened to make anti-Israeli sentiments fashionable? Just curious...

Woland said...

I partly answered in my post to that question. For different groups of people there are different reasons. For Islamic countries there is no need for special reason, just say: "they steal our land" or "they will destroy El Aksa". For sworn Judophobes, the reason is simple, they can't publicly say, that they hate Jews, so they say they disapprove Israeli politics (just as mentioned above). For left wing activists the reason is different, thou. They see in Israeli government an "evil empire" just like SAR. With the combine efforts of left wing media, who favor to print a photograph of a child throwing a stone at a tank, rather that "freedom fighter" who, cynically, brought that kid on a school bus with whole of his class out of school to "protest", Palestinian propaganda, witch does the same with even greater measure of cynicism, and mistakes of Israeli government and Foreign Office and lack confidence of the last, they managed to have public opinion to what it is today.
I forgot to mention the government ordered propaganda or coverage in news media like it's done in countries like Iran, Syria or Russia (yes, it still exists, or more correctly has returned).

Woland said...

I just stumbled on a good example on the role of the media in this subject. On the official TV Channel of the PA, there was a translation of Sheikh Ibrahim Mudeiris's sermon from a Gaza mosque. Now I tried to 'google' for this speech, and found absolutely no mention about it from the main international news sites. Do you wonder why?
You might argue, that it probably wasn't important enough. Well I've seen them report much less important 'stories' when it comes to the other direction. I wonder what media circus it would have been if on Israeli official TV, a Jewish religious lieder would call to kill Arabs, and say that Arabs are sons of the pigs.