This summer I was writing about the media coverage of the yet another round of violence in the Middle East. I was showing that the media, and the social media in particular, is extremely biased against Israel and the Israelis.
Well, guess what? Nothing changed.
Gaza is under attack. It is being blockaded and military is fighting against the Palestinians and the Hamas.
But you won’t hear about it in the daily news reports, and you won’t see Anderson Cooper standing in a bullet-proof vest in front of a camera in a safe distance from explosions in the background.
You know why? Because the ones attacking are not the Israelis. It is Egypt, an Arab/Muslim nation, who is now attacking, blockading and doing all these things we’re used to blame Israel of. But it is OK, they’re not Jews.
Why are they doing it? For the very same reason Israel does: Palestinians violently attacked them, and continued attacking them despite numerous warnings. Recently Palestinians perpetrated an attack against Egyptian military installation in Sinai, killing 33 Egyptian soldiers. Israelis reported it. Arab news outlets reported it. American/European news outlets? Not so much.
As a direct result of that attack, Israeli-Palestinian talks, brokered by Egypt to stop the fighting this summer, were postponed (indefinitely…).
In addition, Egyptian army started creating a buffer zone along the border with Gaza by relocating civilians and blowing up their houses which are too close to the border. By the way, they’re also demolishing any smuggling tunnel into Gaza they come across.
Accidentally (or not…), rockets fired from Gaza started falling in Israel again, which lead to Israelis closing their own border with Gaza. Have you heard about these rockets? No, you have not.
And you will not hear about these rockets or attacks in Sinai, until enough of them falls in Israel to force Israelis to retaliate. Then, when they retaliate, you’ll start hearing the words “Israeli aggression”, “genocide”, “innocent Palestinians”, “civilian casualties” all over the news again. All the twitter drones will come out of their hiding to wage another informational war.
And I’ll remind you of this post then.
Your Little Advisor.