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November 15, 2015

Wall Street Journal Terror Timeline Erases Attacks in Israel

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The Wall Street Journal's "Timeline: Terror Attacks Linked to Islamists Since 9/11" lists Islamist terror across the Middle East and around the world, from Tunisia and Egypt, to Pakistan, Indonesia, Kenya, Paris, Mumbai, London, Russia, Brussels, Madrid, Indonesia, and New York.

It is not an exhaustive and comprehensive list, but it is a full, diverse list which very conspicuously omits a country which perhaps more than any other (certainly in relation to its population) has been targeted by Islamist terrorism since the 9/11 attacks. Israel has suffered hundreds of casualties in the last 16 years from Islamist groups like Hamas and Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, Hezbollah in Lebanon and Syria. It also faces a growing threat from Islamic State's Egypt affiliate, Sinai province, among others.

But The Wall Street Journal does not deem even one instance of Islamist terror directed against Israelis since 9/11 worthy of inclusion in its timeline.

It does not mention the March 2002 attack on Jews celebrating the Passover seder in Netanya's Park Hotel, in which Hamas murdered 30, including elderly people.

Nor does it include Islamic Jihad's June 2002 attack on an Egged bus traveling from Tel Aviv to Tiberias in which 17 Israelis were murdered.

Nor does The Journal include the July 2012 bombing attack, reportedly carried out by Hezbollah, targeting a bus of Israeli tourists in Burgas. Seven were killed, including five Israelis.

Nor does it have one word to say about any of the dozens of lethal attacks carried out by Islamists against Israelis in recent years.

The Wall Street Journal's most recent entry in the terror timeline is the Nov. 12, 2015 suicide bombings in Beirut. About this attack, The Journalwrites:

A double suicide bombing in a Beirut suburb kills around 43 people, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of Sunni militants linked to al Qaeda and other extremist groups.

The blurb does not mention that the targeted neighborhood was a stronghold of Hezbollah, itself an Islamist organization. The Journal's inclusion of the Beirut attack against Hezbollah is all the more striking in light of the fact that editors completely ignored all attacks carried out by Hezbollah and other Islamist groups targeting Israel.

Nov. 16 Correction: This post was amended to remove reference to the August 2001 bombing of the Sbarro pizza shop, in which Hamas killed 15, as it took place before the 9/11 attacks. The amended posts adds the March 2002 Park Hotel bombing, in which Hamas was responsible for the murder of 30 during a Passover seder.

Posted by TS at November 15, 2015 03:56 AM

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Things will change only when the world relizes that Palestinian terrorism is no different from other muslim terrorism and that Israel's treatment of the Palestinians is the cause of their behavior and not the reason.

Posted by: Zvi Szwarc at November 19, 2015 12:33 PM

The first half of your comment is correct, but the second half is an oxymoron.

Israel's treatment of the Palestinians has absolutely nothing to do with their psychopathic behavior. Remember they migrated into Israel for the work. They were not indigenous to the land and certainly not willing to protect their employers, benefactors, and the only nation in the Middle East that treated them as equals and not as gypsies.

Their Muslim leaders lied to them and brainwashed them from birth to believe that Jews never lkived in Israel and all came over to escape the Holocaust.

Yassir Arafat invented the fiction that they were a special ancient peoiple with an ancient homeland. Basically, Arafat hijacked the true history of the Jewish people and replaced the word "Jew" with "Palestinian."

In actuality, prior to the 1948 War, a "Palestinian" was synonymou with Jew.

Posted by: DrRJP at November 28, 2015 11:32 PM

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