Posted by: Elena's Israel Blog | 12/08/2010

PERSISTENT MYTHS ABOUT ISRAEL

Israel has suffered much at the hands of its enemies. Besides the deadly terror assaults, Israel has been the unrelenting target of the “public relations” arms of groups such as the Palestinian Authority, Hamas, and Hezbollah – not to mention nations like Iran and Syria. Indeed, these foes are almost as effective in their media blitz against Israel as they are in their armed attacks.

One of the most common techniques is to perpetuate myths about Israel, some of which go back to the (re)founding of the nation in 1948. Here is a brief sampling of these slanders:

MYTH: Israel forcefully drove out all the Arabs from its territory after the Jewish  nation was formed in May 1948, forcing these people into a status of stateless refugees with no place to go. But the fact is that Israel invited its Arab neighbors to stay. And the Palestinians became stateless because all of 22 Arab nations turned them away!

MYTH: Israel broke the ceasefire that Hamas agreed to on June 17, 2008. Truth is that Hamas began firing rockets into southern Israel almost immediately afterward. Despite what is called a “gross violation” of the truce, Israel refrained from  military action. In fact, during the 6 months the ‘ceasefire’ was supposed to be observed, 329 terrorist rockets and mortar shells were fired into Israel.

There are many more of these false charges, all of which have the deceptive purpose of painting Israel as an illegitimate, ‘criminal state’ which should be punished by the international community.

Please help spread the truth about Israel, her land, and her people. Read articles from the organizations listed in the BLOGROLL to the side of this blog and become a lover and blesser of Israel and her people. Remember what God said to Abraham:

Genesis 12:1-3
1
The LORD had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.  2 “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse;  and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”

taken from the Journey Magazine, IFCJ 2010, vol. 3 no.4

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Responses

  1. As one Israeli friend put it “How’s that land for peace working out for you?”
    Please read about the latest Palestinian rockets aimed at Israelis:
    http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?id=198624

  2. Another example – read about this VICIOUS LIE!

    PA Minister: Israel Deliberately Slow in Saving Palestinians from Fire

    On the day of the outbreak of the Carmel forest fire in northern Israel, 40 Israelis rushing to evacuate the prisoners [which included Palestinians] in the Damon prison were burned to death in the fire. After this was announced, the PA [Palestinian Authority] Deputy Minister of Prisoners, Ziyad Abu Ein, accused Israel of not being concerned about saving the lives of the Palestinian prisoners and being intentionally slow in moving them away from the fire zone.

    The following is the interview broadcast on PA TV with Ziyad Abu Ein, PA Deputy Minister of Prisoners’ Affairs:

    PA TV host: “Do you have information about the response speed of the Israeli Prison Service in transferring the female prisoners from the Israeli prison, or did they take their time and create a lag?”

    Minister Abu Ein: “Yes, they created a lag and our [Palestinian] prisoners were endangered. Had there not been Israeli criminals or Jewish prisoners in this particular prison, it would have been even slower…If, heaven forbid, this fire had been in the Negev, Nafha or Be’er Sheva prisons [for Palestinian security prisoners only, -ed.], there would have been an even greater danger, but the presence of hundreds of Israeli prisoners in this prison [Damon] spurred the ending [of the fire] and the evacuation of the prisoners. But still it was very slow.” [PA TV (Fatah), Dec. 2, 2010]
    (By Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik, Palestinian Media Watch, December 7, 2010)

    Pray that this vicious lie will be exposed as the evil propaganda that it actually is. Pray that the fact that “all” prisoners were delivered to safety will be made clear and that the Lord will protect Israel from any such attempts to use the fire as a means to demonize the nation.


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