Anyone who spends a lot of time in Israel or with Israelis living in Europe or the USA will know that a very sizable number (especially those under 40) have been indoctrinated with left-wing (and at times extremely anti-Zionist) views that would put most Guardian readers to shame. It can also be surprising to discover, given that they are effectively ‘living in the eye of the storm’, how little those same Israelis know of the extent to which Islamists hate them and want them destroyed.
This is especially true of many in Tel Aviv. The main stream Israeli newspapers and TV channels are not much different to those in the UK both in their left-wing bias and in covering up Jihadist activities around the world (e.g. still no main stream comment anywhere on theJihadist suicide bombing in Beijing which the BBC -when it mentioned it – tried to convince viewers was down to ‘democracy dissidents’).
I discovered today an example of the above, which confirms that those in power in the Jewish State are determined to show that they are the biggest ‘dhimmis’ of all. On LaLa beach in Tel Aviv today I noticed that the Municipality was now providing a free wifi service (FREE_TLV). I’m not sure how new this is because I normally go to Bograshov beach and I have never noticed this service before. After checking my emails I decided to catch up on some real news only to discover that websites like Robert Spencer’s excellent jihadwatch andthereligionofpeace (which simply documents jihadist attacks and news stories) were blocked as either “Discrimination” or (strangely) “Advocacy Organisation” (curiously one of the only anti-Jihad sites not blocked was Pamela Geller’s). I did a quick check of some well known antisemitic and anti-Israel websites and not one of those was blocked.
|Jihad Watch website blocked|
Isn’t is great to imagine that you can avoid a problem simply by trying to make sure nobody knows about it? And is it any wonder therefore that the Israeli Government can actually get away with releasing convicted terrorist murderers (like the latest bunch freed yesterday to appease Obama and the PLO) without there being mass demonstrations?