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May 01, 2013

Where's the Coverage? Fatah Celebrates Murderer

Ignored by the Western media; One of the items on Fatah's Facebook page praising Evyatar Borvosky's murderer (courtesy of PMW)

Palestinian Media Watch reports that Fatah's Facebook page celebrates the murderer of Evyatar Borovsky, who was stabbed to death yesterday near Ariel, praising the killer as "The hero, the released prisoner, Salam Al-Zaghal." Lexis-Nexis searches do not turn up a single Western mainstream media outlet which has covered this information, despite the fact that Fatah is Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' party.

Imagine if the Facebook page of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party praised the murderer of a Palestinian civilian. Would the media be silent? Unlikely.

The media was hardly silent two years ago when a couple dozen municipal rabbis called on Jews not to rent their apartments to Arabs. For example, the New York Times covered it repeatedly, including this Oct. 6, 2011 article:

Last year, Shmuel Eliyahu, the chief rabbi of Safed, an ancient Jewish town about five miles west of Tuba-Zangariya, urged Jewish residents to refrain from renting or selling apartments to non-Jews.

Despite calls for the removal of the rabbi, who has been accused of incitement against Arabs in the past, he remains in his position on the public payroll.

Rabbi Eliyahu's anti-Arab campaign was also covered by the Globe and Mail, the Australian, the Christian Science Monitor, the Guardian, and many more.

Where's the consistency? Where's the coverage?

Posted by TS at May 1, 2013 05:33 AM


If you want coverage, you need to get onto Twitter and tweet a link to this story and a clear title, at dozens and dozens of reporters, bloggers, etc.

And/or, you have to email this to them.

If you just blog it and do nothing with it, there won't be coverage.

The anti-Israel hatemongers spend all day tweeting their links at reporters, bloggers and at people who aren't following them.

The pro-Israel people need to do the same thing.

Posted by: Hi at May 1, 2013 12:12 PM

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