In an apparent effort to depict the poor relations between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Obama administration, a left-wing Israeli newspaper on Thursday published a cartoon showing Netanyahu piloting an aircraft toward an American skyscraper drawn to resemble one of the World Trade Center twin towers.
Here’s the cartoon that appeared in Haaretz:
“One would expect a cartoon such as this one to appear in an Iranian or Syrian newspaper, not an Israeli news outlet,” said Tamar Sternthal, director of the Israel office of the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, a media watchdog group.
“Haaretz has crossed all lines of reasoned discourse by publishing a cartoon which apparently seeks to compare Prime Minister Netanyahu’s policies — such as approving construction of homes in Jewish neighborhoods of Jerusalem over the green line, a move criticized by the U.S. government — to the 9/11 massacre of thousands of Americans,” Sternthal told TheBlaze.
“Haaretz should be ashamed and ought to apologize to its readers. The cartoon is also likely highly offensive to the victims of 9/11 as it belittles their unspeakable tragedy,” she said.
Anne Herzberg, legal adviser to NGO Monitor, a Jerusalem-based research institute, told TheBlaze, “It appears that the cartoon is a play on anti-Semitic conspiracy theories blaming ‘Zionists’ for 9/11, equating Bibi [Netanyahu] to Al Qaeda and the 9/11 hijackers, responsible for the murder of more than 3,000 innocent people.”
“It is not only immoral and highly offensive to both Israelis and Americans, it reflects extremely poor judgment on the part of Haaretz’s editors and should never have been published,” Herzberg said.
“Haaretz is well-known for its extreme antagonism towards the Netanyahu government, but that does not excuse unprofessional editorial decisions,” she added.
The dire personal relations between the Israeli government and the Obama White House were magnified this week after the revelation that an unnamed senior administration official had called Netanyahu a “chickens**t” in a conversation with Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic.
Comments on Twitter about the cartoon ranged from condemnation of the poor taste, to questions about what the cartoon was trying to insinuate.
Wow. Are you seriously comparing Bibi to Al Qaeda and equating him w/ murderers of 3K people? That’s off the charts deranged @haaretzcom
— NGO Monitor (@ngomonitor) October 30, 2014
Amira Hass, a reporter for the paper, was widely criticized last year after encouraging Palestinians to throw stones at Israelis, calling the activity the “birthright and duty of anyone subject to foreign rule.”
The Western World is becoming ‘progressively’ more pathologically austere as an expression of the degeneration of Democracy; as a disease incorporating the transfer of resources away from the majority and to a minority? Think of America, think of Greece, think of Portugal, think of Italy, think of Spain, think of France and now think of Germany – and this before contemplation of the Geopolitical Thrust as mere racket which is into Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria – and so onwards to Iran? The symptoms of this disease of the Western World, euphemistically called ‘Corporatism’, would be hidden from the People in a denial which part of an ontology of a most unhealthy transfer of resources; a most unhealthy debauching of ‘Currency’?
In the Western World, Corporatism has become ‘subject’ to Zionism and in consequence Capitalist Democracy has been usurped by the power of a concentrated accumulation of resources – and this- no mere product of ‘happenstance’ – but rather part of a systemic scheme whereby the rich are to get richer and the poor to get poorer?
When 2.3 Trillion Dollars can ‘go missing’ from an Economy and disappear down a ‘memory hole’ as part of a historical revisionism akadenial; when the very day after the gone missing is ‘announced’ and the Rabbi Dov Zakheim as Comptroller is not held to account because it ‘happens’ there is an attack on the Twin Towers (also WTC 7) and the Pentagon which becomes the focus of attention and a casus belli for war then something is seriously wrong – and psycho political abuse is in operation? Let us also not forget the ‘weapons grade anthrax’ – such the ‘memory hole’?
When American ‘Politicians’ can be held captive behind closed doors and informed that unless they ‘vote’ a certain way then there will be Martial Law; when acts of racketeering by mere gangsters can be rationalised as ‘International Finance’ while hundreds of millions of People suffer through misplaced trust; when there is no attempt to hold the perpetrators of such crime to ‘Justice’ because there is a combination of denial and ‘capture’ of the regulatory bodies and mechanisms supposedly in situ to prevent such criminality – then something is seriously wrong with the concept of the Western World as ‘Free’ ?
The Five Dancing Israelis Arrested On 9-11
A Mossad surveillance team made quite a public spectacle of themselves on 9-11.
Police received several calls from angry New Jersey residents claiming “middle-eastern” men with a white van were videotaping the disaster with shouts of joy and mockery. (2)
“They were like happy, you know … They didn’t look shocked to me” said a witness. (3)
Witnesses saw them jumping for joy in Liberty State Park after the initial impact (5). Later on, other witnesses saw them celebrating on a roof in Weehawken, and still more witnesses later saw them celebrating with high fives in a Jersey City parking lot. (6)
One anonymous phone call to the authorities actually led them to close down all of New York’s bridges and tunnels. The mystery caller told the 9-1-1 dispatcher that a group of Palestinians were mixing a bomb inside of a white van headed for the Holland Tunnel. Here’s the transcript from NBC News:
(*Writer’s note: Why would this mystery caller specifically say that these “Arabs” were Palestinians? How would he know that? Palestinians usually dress in western style clothes, not “sheikh uniforms”)
Based on that phone call, police then issued a “Be-on-the-Lookout” alert for a white mini-van heading for the city’s bridges and tunnels from New Jersey.
|When a van fitting that exact description was stopped just before crossing into New York, the suspicious “middle-easterners” were apprehended. Imagine the surprise of the police officers when these terror suspects turned out to be Israelis!According to ABC’s 20/20, when the van belonging to the cheering Israelis was stopped by the police, the driver of the van, Sivan Kurzberg, told the officers:|
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