Unbearable disinformation

I keep on seeing headlines and articles that do not fit the logic and common sense of journalism, for the simple reason that they miss their goal: to inform about what is actually happening.

The terrorist attacks carried in the past hundred days against Israeli citizens by any means — knives, running cars, firearms, molotov cocktails… — causing death and injuries, are simply described in reverse: in the title, and then in the succession of arguments in the article, often we read that Palestinians have been killed, and only later, continuing reading, we learn that this occurred while they were killing or trying to attempt on the life of simple passersby or soldiers and guards not involved in any belligerent activity.

It is easy to recognize terrorism, despite the reluctance of the hypocrites. And any common sense person knows that stopping a terrorist in action means halting the continuation of criminal actions: this is what happened in France, in England, everywhere…

Only when it is about Israel the title is upside down, and the attacker becomes the attacked. The reader in this way is culpably misinformed, with the clear purpose to criminalize and delegitimize the Jewish State.

About the Author
Fiamma Nirenstein is a journalist, author, former Deputy President of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, and member of the Italian delegation at the Council of Europe.
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