News and views from an Israeli girl
Welcome to the official blog of IsraelitKan. My name is Gaia and I'm based in South Israel, with some years of experience in writing. On my blog you can view my stories, from an inside point of view - most of which are from Israeli newspapers, blogs and personal experiences- and I hope to share with you the behind-the-scenes goings-on, context and background in which they happened from an Israeli Insider girl...... ___________________________
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Five years after he captivated audiences on the riviera with his trailblazing animation/live-action war story, Ari Folman offers star-studded ‘The Congress’ — ‘something entirely different’(The Times of Israel)
The "International Middle East Media Center" says:
Monday evening, May 13 2013; a group of extremist Israeli settlers set ablaze Palestinian olive orchards and farmlands that belong the villages of Qaryout, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.
Local sources reported that the armed settlers burnt the agricultural lands, and prevented the villagers from reaching their lands to put the fire off.
Bashar Qaryouty, coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements in Qaryout village, reported that the burnt lands were planted with wheat and olive trees.
And from Palestine Info:
Jewish settlers set ablaze more than 20 dunums of cultivated land lots in Qaryut village, south of Nablus, on Monday and prevented their owners from approaching to put it off.
Bashar Al-Qaryuti, in charge with monitoring settlement activity in the village, said that dozens of settlers from the settlement of Shilo started the fire that burnt the land cultivated with barley, wheat, and olives.
He charged that the Israeli occupation forces provided protection for the settlers and blocked the land owners, 25 individuals, from extinguishing the fire.
There are stories like this daily in the PalArab media. Unfortunately, it is all too rare to find out the other side of the story.
While "Fox News" is presenting a video which shows IDF soldiers emerging from "Syrian territory", that is not what really happens:
LL: The Israelis built the border fence several hundred meters back from the actual border whenever possible, that way anyone approaching the fence would be in Israeli territory and could be dealt with before they reached the fence itself.
You can see this here (and for most of the border fence):
The brown road to the left of the actual border is the border fence. To the right of the border is the DMZ, of which Syria violated in November 2012 when it sent tanks in. The video captured Israeli troops patrolling still inside Israel, just on the other side of the fence.
Do you really think that Israel would withdraw its special forces from Syria in broad daylight with a news crew nearby?
The Israeli tanks are on the Israeli side of the border and not in the DMZ, they are completely allowed to be there and have always been allowed to be there.... The reporter has no idea what he's talking about.
Fox News: Israel Prepares For War In The Golan…
Via INN:: A young Jewish woman, Dovrat Malul, was driving through Yafo (Jaffa) Wednesday when she encountered a protest against Israel's establishment, on what Arabs call "Nakba Day."
Her response was to put a new song by Eyal Golan – simply called "Israel" – on her car stereo, and pump up the volume.
An the Media yawn. Hypocrisy at its best.
But it is not only the Arabs and the Palestinian governments who are turning a blind eye to the mass displacement of Palestinians. Human rights organizations and the mainstream media in the West are also ignoring the plight of the Palestinians. This is, after all, a story that lacks an anti-Israel angle. Read more on Gatestone Institute
Via Elder of Ziyon:
The "moderate" president of the Palestinian Authority has made it crystal clear that he would not tolerate freedom of religion in his purported "state."
A group of Arab and Jewish students protested against the “nakba" at Tel Aviv University, and were countered by pro-Israel protesters.