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Thursday, June 19, 2014

There's a pattern here

Caroline Glick connects the media's blame game involving the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers, the celebration of that kidnapping by the 'moderate' 'Palestinians,' the 'international community's support for the Hamas-Fatah 'unity government,' anti-Semitism in Europe and the decision of the United States' premier opera company to stage (and until today's cancellation to simulcast) an opera glorifying a 'Palestinian' terror attack.
As for Fatah, since Frankel, Shaer and Yifrach were taken on Thursday night, Fatah has glorified and celebrated their capture on its official Facebook page and its official newspaper. Fatah’s Facebook page depicted the boys as rats, reeled in by a fishing pole.

The Palestinian Authority’s daily newspaper Al Hayat al Jadida published a mock World Cup logo in which three hands held three people who held their hands up in surrender.

And Fatah activists posted a revealing directive on Facebook after the boys were abducted.

No, Abbas’s “moderate” faction of the Palestinian unity government, so energetically supported by the US, the EU and the western media, did not call for the public to quit celebrating the abduction. Nor did it condemn the brutal assault.

The Fatah activists called for shopkeepers in the vicinity of the kidnapping to destroy any footage their security cameras filmed in the 24 hours following the operation to prevent the IDF from seizing the footage and using it in its efforts to locate the boys.

That makes Fatah an accessory after the fact to the attack. And yes, that means that the PA – which is comprised of Fatah and Hamas – is in fact one great big terrorist organization.

When Rudoren and her colleagues in the media look in the mirror, they don’t see themselves as enablers of murderers and champions of terrorists.


Rather than demand that Abbas take the responsibility he claims to carry, and convince his coalition partner to return the children they stole, the two-stater peaceniks blame Israel. And the kidnapped boys.

Maybe there is something else going on here.

Not to put too fine a point on it, but perhaps the media and the governments championing Palestinian unity are less motivated by geopolitical concerns than they would have us believe?

In one of those ironic coincidences that happens every so often when events converge to expose patterns and relations between seemingly unrelated events, in the two weeks before the Palestinians abducted Yifrach, Shaer and Frankel, the American Jewish community discovered that the object of the largesse of many an American Jewish patron of the arts – New York’s Metropolitan Opera – has gone full-on anti-Semitic.

In its fall line-up, the Met will produce the acclaimed-by- anti-Semites opera, The Death of Klinghoffer. Not only will they stage the show at Lincoln Center, the Met is going to broadcast it through its HD broadcast program to 2,000 theaters in 66 countries reaching a potential audience of millions.*

The Death of Klinghoffer romanticizes the lives and times of the PLO terrorists who hijacked the Achille Lauro cruise liner in 1985 and murdered wheelchair-bound Leon Klinghoffer, a 69-year-old Jewish American.


Jewish teenagers are kidnapped by Palestinian terrorists in Israel, and it’s their fault.

A old, handicapped Jewish man was thrown over the deck of a cruise ship, and America’s premier opera house says it’s art.

Jewish teenagers are violently assaulted on the streets of Europe, and Europe yawns.

There is a pattern here. And it has nothing to do with peace.

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