Friday, April 8, 2016

Antiseptic World Views

   In the begginning of last month, a British newspaper, the Observer, published an article regarding statements made by the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon who was justifying the stabbing of Israeli settlers at the hands of Palestinian extremists saying something close to, it was understandable that the stabbings had occurred in lieu of the fifty years of Israels occupation of Palestinian lands. The article is quite biased in quickly reducing the contention coming from the prestigious title of the Secretary-General to the mere antisemitism as if to reduce the potency of his words. In doing this they shroud Israel's illegal occupation of Palestinian lands in both the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Instead of raising awareness of the oppression of Palestine and the conflict in Israel which should be considered a civil war, to no surprise the Observer is victimizing Israeli's neglecting the occupation and asserting that the stabbings were simply out of hatred for Jews existence. This comes by no surprise because the United Kingdom is in trade with the U.S. and due to the burning desire of American media to appear involved in Israel's occupation of Palestinian lands the Observer waters down the larger issue at hand by claiming the allegations are racist and strike down the speakers credit. Below is a picture of Israeli's protesting the, at the time, recent stabbing attacks orchestrated by Palestinian extremists.

   Israeli settlers protest outside their settlement of Kiryat Arba in the southern West Bank after a suspected Palestinian attacker stabbed to death a woman at her home in the Otniel settlement on January 17, 2016. A Palestinian broke into a West Bank Jewish settlement and stabbed Dafna Meir, a hospital nurse and mother of six, to death in her home, the Israeli army said, the first such incursion in a months-long wave of violence. (Photo: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)

No comments:

Post a Comment