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May 22, 2013

Where's the Coverage? Palestinian Official Declares Desire to Nuke Israel


On April 30th, a senior Palestinian Authority official, Jibril Rajoub, deputy secretary of the Fatah Central Committee and chairman of the PA Olympic Committee said in regards to Israel, “We as yet don’t have a nuke, but I swear that if we had a nuke, we’d have used it this very morning.�? Most of the popular press has not covered this threat.

Maybe, you’re thinking, they haven’t reported this shocking statement because they don’t know about it. Maybe he said it in a closed room or maybe to himself. Well, no. Rajoub made this declaration on Lebanese television and the video has been posted, translated and transcribed by Palestinian Media Watch.

The Israeli and Jewish press found out about it and reported on it as did The Washington Times and just as we post this, The Wall Street Journal . In FrontPage Mag, Daniel Greenfield notes:

CBS News describes him in its bio as “Rajoub, a moderate, was a longtime player in peace talks and truce negotiations with Israel.�?

The New York Times wrote of him as, “the West Bank security chief, who is known as one of the more moderate and pragmatic Palestinian officials.�?

Perhaps these same news outlets don’t want to cover this threat to nuke Israel because it would give lie to their portrayal of Rajoub as a moderate. But what’s the excuse of The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, ABC News, NBC News, National Public Radio, PBS, etc.?

Secretary of State John Kerry is returning to the region this very minute to try to restart peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority and one of the PA leaders threatens to nuke Israel. This doesn't strike anyone as newsworthy? Where’s the coverage?

Posted by SC at May 22, 2013 08:51 PM


The press probably didn't see it.

So you, in POLITE, STRAIGHTFORWARD, HELPFUL fashion, need to send video and info about this to reporters.

If you yell snide, sarcastic crap at them, they will just find you obnoxious and not care about the info.

If you pass along the info in FRIENDLY, NICE fashion, and urge them to write about it, some reporters will do so.

Posted by: Hi there at May 23, 2013 01:01 AM

What you need to do is, during daytime hours, send emails and send tweets at reporters who work at those media outlets.

And do so in FRIENDLY, STRAIGHTFORWARD, HELPFUL fashion, presenting the info to HELP THEM.

Being snide, sarcastic, etc. at them just makes them dislike you.

The average reporter at Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, ABC News, NBC News, National Public Radio, PBS probably doesn't know about this. So you, in FRIENDLY, HELFPUL FASHION, have to pass this along to them and explain that it's a big deal, and identify who that Palestinian official is so they understand that the guy matters.

Posted by: Hi at May 23, 2013 01:07 AM

So this "pragmatic" Palestinian wants to nuke Israel. Does he know how a nuclear bomb works? Would he be able to stand up straight in the nuclear wind that would blow?

Posted by: David Spiel at May 23, 2013 11:44 AM

Why isn't this email sent to the various reporters? Certainly you have names at these news outlets. Whatever I send would just be received with all the general mail of these publications.

Posted by: Sally DeCapite at May 26, 2013 11:05 AM

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