U.S. Press & Israeli Government
- The U.S. Press and the Israeli Government
Charles E. Carlson
We Hold These Truths
(A legitimate Christian group)
January 24, 2003
Witnesses watched as more than 60 Palestinian shops
were bulldozed to the ground this week in one West
Bank village, while the owners stood by and watch
helplessly. But not one American in ten saw or heard
about this in the US press.
A educated American pro-life activist was surprised to
disbelief when I told him that the Israeli death
losses run about one-fourth the number or Palestinians
killed by Israelis. He thought the statistics were
reversed, having never heard or seen a count in the US
press, he has been brain scrubbed.
Misinformation by the US press is not excusable in the
Internet age. So Israel has provided an Orwellian
propaganda filter called the Israeli Ministry of
Foreign Affairs (IMFA) that makes it all possible. It
provides the convenient excuse the US press needs to
look the other way and print abridged stories, keeping
most of us ignorant.
The propaganda arm of the Israeli military has once
again been caught purposefully lying about the death
count among its forces. We believe their purpose in
doing this is to condition Americans into accepting
Israel's use of American-made weapons of mass
destruction against the vulnerable civilian population
in Gaza and the West Bank. Israel's willing
facilitator is the US Media, which spreads their
distorted stories in the USA. This same pattern of
misrepresentation is repeated again and again, proving
how important and routine propaganda is to Israel.
On December 5th, the IMFA released an account of two
suspected sacrifice bombers (wrongly called suicide
bombers*) who allegedly killed 22 persons and wounded
more than 100. But the press release failed to
mention that there were also Israeli military
casualties in the raid. Furthermore, their account
omitted the fact that a female army sergeant was among
The omission is significant. It fits perfectly into
the predictable pattern of how the IMFA deceives
Americans almost daily. This practice repeatedly uses
almost every report of Israeli deaths to distort the
facts of their conflict with the Palestinians. We
will now teach you how to read between the lies and
know when the story is distorted.
THE PATTERN OF DECEPTION
On November 19, 2002, the Israeli Ministry of Foreign
Affairs (IMFA) re-manufactured a similar story about a
Palestinian sacrifice raid on a military target.
Twelve Israeli soldiers and paramilitary fighting men
were killed and there was no collateral damage
(civilians dead). The propagandists changed the
"facts" to call the raid a "Massacre of innocent
(Israeli) civilians," as the story was carried in the
US press. It is a total and complete bald-faced lie
which We Hold These Truths alone corrected it in our
article: U. S. Media, Caught Lying... Again
This writer put the facts together from the Israeli
military's own documents one month after the event was
misreported. Do you, dear reader, know how to
recognize such lies for yourself so you don't have to
wait for us to unravel it for you?
To do this one must first understand the quaint
language of the IMFA. We call these lies "z-facts"
(short for Zionist facts) meaning lies that are
couched in official, narrative sounding language but
are indeed untrue. Here is how the Hebron report was
distorted by z- facts, which the Media reported as
rear facts. The first release from the IMFA read:
"THE TERROR ATTACK IN HEBRON CLAIMED
12 LIVES." and "PALESTINIAN GUNMEN" had
opened fire on "JEWISH WORSHIPPERS WALKING
HOME FROM RELIGIOUS SERVICES,"
Z-facts differ from bald-faced lies because they do
not state outright all the killed or wounded are
civilians, but it is clearly implied. (In those rare
cases where everyone killed are indeed civilian, the
IMFA says so and saves its lies for a later day.) The
truth is told only if it suits the teller. By calling
an attack on an armed military unit a "terror attack"
on "Jewish worshipers" and "claiming 12 lives," the
z-facts leave the a clear impression that those killed
Any honest account would have called it "an attack on
Israeli military unit by Palestinian guerillas" etc.
In our previous article we explained the procedure as
follows: "The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs is a
propaganda arm of the Israeli Defense Force (IDF).
--They are the first to know who is killed. But they
cause the story to be circulated that all killed were
civilians because it serves their purpose. Then, once
the misinformation has reached the American public,
the corrected story is allowed to surface in Israel,
though the false images are never corrected in the
eyes of the American public."
forgive us for quoting ourselves, but we are the best
In January 5th story Israel did it again. This time
every one of our readers should have detected the lie
without being told. The press in both countries used
the same predictable, deceptive language. Each
stated "22 Israelis" had been killed and many more
wounded. Had all those killed or wounded had been
non-military the report would most likely have called
them "civilians." The generic term "Israelis" suggest
to us that the IMFA is hiding something, not wanting
to identify who was really killed. They were.
Later the same day, a sad corrected story was carried
with the names of those killed. The IMFA stated that
all of the victims had been identified and included
Staff Sgt. Mazal Orkobi of Azor. Ha'aretz
subsequently revealed in an obituary that Sgt. Orkobi
was a 20 year- old female who was on her first day of
active duty with the Israeli Defense Forces. But
this part of the story never reached the USA. Nor can
we find a disclosure as to how many of the 120 wounded
were military. As usual, the IMFA did not disclose
those who were in the active reserves but not on duty
at the time of death.
We are saddened for this poor girl in the prime of her
life, just as we are every bit as sorry for the
families of the two sacrifice bombers, about the same
age. No doubt the bomber's families have already seen
their homes bulldozed to the ground. Miss Orkobi was
conscripted by her country, the sacrifice bombers
were volunteer warriors. She was a victim of her own
government and of ours, who probably hung a rifle on
her shoulder based on what I saw in Israel. Her death
means that the 21 civilians killed were collateral
damage, as were the 15 Gaza civilians killed in a
missile raid where a 1000 pound American-made guided
bomb was targeted on one suspected Palestinian. Like
Miss Orkobi, that man was never tried and convicted of
being involved in terrorism.
The sacrifice bombers are dead. No one can know who
or what they targeted. It may have been military
persons in the crowd, the crowd itself, or the time
and place may have been an accident. But because
military were killed and possibly wounded, no one can
conclude they targeted civilians. In all but a few
sacrifice bombings military are killed or wounded.
The IMFA had two reasons for keeping Sergeant Orkobi's
name out of the print. They can garner sympathy for
their air raids if the American public believes the
sacrifice bombers are targeting civilians only.
Israel kills Palestinian civilians by the dozens and
do not even bother to apologize.
The second reason Israel keeps Sergeant Orkobi's name
out of American's minds is that most do not know that
Israeli's draft their girls and puts them in harms way.
If American Christians knew about the mistreatment of
Israeli women, including the use of Military-paid
abortion as a birth control method, many would wonder
about their unquestioned support of the Israeli war
Christian Israeli Patriots such as Pat Robertson,
Franklin Graham and Jerry Falwell, who Ariel Sharon
calls the Christian Zionists, might be embarrassed to
explain their undying devotion to a regime which
drafts women into combat, marches them hip to hip with
men, and provides free abortions for the resulting
problems. Some might wake up and actually wonder if
boys and girls are conditioned to kill and torture
Palestinian including children.
Israel and a complicit US Media solve these twin
problems by doctoring press releases with false
statements that omit the loss of military personnel in
guerilla raids. Female names are never associated
with the military even though they make up about 1/3
of the total draftees.
* ("Suicide bomber:" Suicide is the act of taking
ones one life for the purpose of ending it.
Sacrifice bombers have never been shown to have a
desire to stop living; their motive is to find and
destroy enemy personal regardless of the cost. Thus
the term "sacrifice bombers" is more accurate in
describing them. The former is an Israeli
propaganda label. )
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