The Guardian: Rightwing justice minister “hails” conservative supreme court appointments

Migrants fleeing slaughter or economic woes in Muslim countries face racism in Israeli “apartheid” state.

In its ongoing campaign against Israel, ‘The Guardian’ reports that Israel’s justice minister, Ayelet Shaked “hails” the “appointment of three new conservative judges”, one of whom is “considered to be conservative and tough against migrants seeking Israeli residency”.

Why isn’t the “progressive” newspaper ‘The Guardian’ (England’s leading left-wing daily) extensively covering racism and the brutal slaughter of blacks in Muslim countries such as Sudan?

Why do economic and “political” migrants flee Eritrea? The country has far more resources than Israel. It is also ruled by a left-wing junta which, similar to Israel, has a universal draft. Many of those fleeing military service arrive in Israel.

For every hundred articles about migrants facing discrimination in Israel, which is often labelled as “racist” or an “apartheid” state there are something like zero articles about the root of the problem (the situation in countries which are Muslim or “left-wing”). Media which ignore human rights abuses in Muslim countries are the leading advocates of a “free press” and “human rights”.

The “progressive” media feel guilty about slavery but ignore the fact that black Africans and Muslims owned and traded in slaves at least to the same extent as white Europeans. So although overpopulation is the most serious problem facing sub-Saharan Africa the issue is ignored. After all, “we” (white Europeans) cannot discuss explosive population growth with “them” (people with a darker skin color). How racist can you get?

Do advocates of a “free press” report on what is printed (in Arabic) in Muslim countries and the areas governed by the Palestinian Authority and Hamas? No. However they report extensively on critical coverage in the Israeli press when it suits them, that is, when Israel is portrayed in a negative light. Covering two sides of the issue would be going too far.

This type of media bias is probably rooted in the subconscious. After all, it was not that long ago that a plan was devised to exterminate the Jews. Not only did the advocates of this “solution” nearly succeed, but most of the press and many of the business and political leaders of the time collaborated actively or passively, or failed to report in an accurate manner what was going on.

By blaming Israel for the world’s problems while failing to highlight abuses elsewhere these media outlets demonstrate that not much has changed, especially as far as their own reporting is concerned.

About the Author
Asaf Shimoni is an author, journalist and translator who returned to Israel in 2016 after spending 40 years abroad, most of them in the Netherlands. He grew up near Boston, made aliyah while living on a kibbutz (from 1973 to 1976), and graduated from Syracuse University in 1978. He also lived some 5 years in Sicily. He is currently in Amsterdam to sort our affairs. He believes that the media should be as critical and truthful as possible.
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