AP recasts Palestinian terror war as 'Israeli-Palestinian violence'

The Associated Press, in a post-Christmas dispatch, distributed an article from Jerusalem about 2010 turning into a record tourism year for Israel.

One would think that since this calls for a simple rewrite of a Tourism Ministry press release that only deals with numbers of visitors to Israel, the AP would play it straight.

It does not.

Even in what seems at first an innocuous, straightforward bit of news, leave it to some reporter and editor at the AP to inject an anti-Israel poison pill into the dispatch, which found its way into hundreds, perhaps thousands, of media outlets around the world.

In accounting for the upsurge in tourists, the AP contrasts recently improved security with waves of "Israeli-Palestinian violence" in the last decade.

What a neat way to sanitize a Palestinian war terror war against Israel.    

At the AP apparently, "intifada" -- a gentle Arabic euphemism for a Palestinian "uprising" that killed more than 1,000 Israeli civilians post-2000 -- is no longer a sufficient disguise to let the Palestinian side off the hook.

Now even that's gone and replaced by "Israeli-Palestinian violence."  Note that Israel is given precedence over the Palestinians in fomenting the violence -- a complete distortion and perversion of history.   The AP ends up granting absolution to Palestinian terror, while blaming Israel for it. 

George Orwell must be chuckling in his grave.
The Associated Press, in a post-Christmas dispatch, distributed an article from Jerusalem about 2010 turning into a record tourism year for Israel.

One would think that since this calls for a simple rewrite of a Tourism Ministry press release that only deals with numbers of visitors to Israel, the AP would play it straight.

It does not.

Even in what seems at first an innocuous, straightforward bit of news, leave it to some reporter and editor at the AP to inject an anti-Israel poison pill into the dispatch, which found its way into hundreds, perhaps thousands, of media outlets around the world.

In accounting for the upsurge in tourists, the AP contrasts recently improved security with waves of "Israeli-Palestinian violence" in the last decade.

What a neat way to sanitize a Palestinian war terror war against Israel.    

At the AP apparently, "intifada" -- a gentle Arabic euphemism for a Palestinian "uprising" that killed more than 1,000 Israeli civilians post-2000 -- is no longer a sufficient disguise to let the Palestinian side off the hook.

Now even that's gone and replaced by "Israeli-Palestinian violence."  Note that Israel is given precedence over the Palestinians in fomenting the violence -- a complete distortion and perversion of history.   The AP ends up granting absolution to Palestinian terror, while blaming Israel for it. 

George Orwell must be chuckling in his grave.

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