On November 6th an article was published on the BBC News website’s Middle East page under the title “Israel accuses Palestinians of incitement over talks”. A few hours later, that headline was replaced with the wording “Kerry ‘confident’ of Israel-Palestinian talks progress“.
In the first two versions of the article, the opening statement read:
“Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has blamed the Palestinians for the apparent stalemate in their peace talks, accusing them of creating “artificial crises” and incitement.”
Later on, in the sixth paragraph of the report it was noted that:
“Mr Netanyahu said Israel stood by the terms agreed for the talks.
“I’m concerned about their progress because I see the Palestinians continuing with incitement, continuing to create artificial crises, continuing to avoid, run away from the historic decisions that are needed to make a genuine peace,” he said.”
That quote was relegated to the eleventh…
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by: Raymond Ibrahim
While it is no secret that the so-called mainstream media habitually fails to report on the international phenomenon of Christian persecution, few are aware that they sometimes actively work to undermine the efforts of those who do expose it.
Consider a new report by the BBC titled “Are there really 100,000 new Christian martyrs every year?” by Ruth Alexander, who asks:
So how widespread is anti-Christian violence?
“Credible research has reached the shocking conclusion that every year an estimate of more than 100,000 Christians are killed because of some relation to their faith,” Vatican spokesman Archbishop Silvano Maria Tomasi announced in a radio address to the United Nations Human Rights Council in May.
On the internet, the statistic has taken on a life of its own, popping up all over the place, sometimes with an additional detail-that these 100,000 lives are taken by Muslims.
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The guy says aloud, ‘Jeesh, I wonder what happened to this parrot?’
The parrot says, ‘I was born this way.. I’m a defective parrot.’
‘Holy crap,’ the guy replies. ‘You actually understood and answered me!’
‘I got every word,’ says the parrot. ‘I happen to be a highly intelligent thoroughly educated bird’
‘Oh yeah?’ the guy asks, ‘Then answer this — how do you hang onto your perch without any feet?’
‘Well,’ the parrot says, ‘this is very embarrassing but since you asked, I wrap my weenie around this wooden bar like a little hook. You can’t see it because of my feathers.’
‘Wow,’ says the guy.. ‘You really can understand and speak English can’t you?’
‘Actually, I speak both Spanish and English, and I can converse with reasonable competence on almost any topic: politics, religion, sports, physics, philosophy. I’m especially good at ornithology… You really ought to buy me. I’d be a great companion.’
The guy looks at the $200.00 price tag…. ‘Sorry, but I just can’t afford that.’
‘Pssssssst,’ says the parrot, ‘I’m defective, so the truth is, nobody wants me cause I don’t have any feet. You can probably get me for $20; just make the guy an Offer!’
The guy offers $20 and walks out with the parrot. Weeks go by. The parrot is sensational….
He has a great sense of humor, he’s interesting, he’s a great pal, he understands everything, he sympathizes, and he’s insightful. The guy is delighted.
One day the guy comes home from work and the parrot goes, ‘Psssssssssssst,’ and motions him over with one wing. ‘I don’t know if I should tell you this or not, but it’s about your wife and the UPS man..’
‘What are you talking about?’ asks the guy.
‘When the UPS man delivered a package today, your wife greeted him at the door in a sheer black nightie.’
‘WHAT???’ the guy asks incredulously. ‘THEN what happened?’
‘Well, then the UPS man came into the house and lifted up her nightie and began petting her all over,’ reported the parrot.
‘NO!’ he exclaims. ‘And she let him?’
‘Yes. Then he continued taking off the nightie, got down on his knees and began to kiss her all Over….’
Then the frantic guy demands, ‘THEN WHAT HAPPENED?’
‘Damned if I know. I got an erection and fell off my perch!’
While the Palestinian Authority continues to demand the release of Palestinians from Israeli jails, it has long been ignoring the fact that thousands of Palestinians are languishing in prisons in several Arab countries.
The families of the prisoners held by Israel at least know where their sons are and most visit them on a regular basis.
But in the Arab world the story is completely different.
The daily Al-Quds Al-Arabi recently revealed that dozens of Palestinians have been held in Kuwaiti prisons since 1991. The families of these prisoners do not know anything about their conditions.
That Palestinians are being held in prison in an Arab country is not surprising. What is not understood is the Palestinian Authority\’s position.
According to the report, the Palestinian Authority has never approached the Kuwaitis concerning the fate of the prisoners.