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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Video: A reunion of the picture that started it all

Remember this picture?

It was taken ten years ago on the eve of Rosh HaShanna (the Jewish New Year) and Honest Reporting refers to it as the picture that started it all, because it was the picture that led to their existence.

The beaten and bloodied Jewish kid (whom the New York Times referred to as a 'Palestinian' who was being beaten by the border policeman who actually saved his life!) is Tuvia Grossman, then a Chicagoan studying at a yeshiva in Neve Yaakov in Jerusalem, and now a corporate lawyer living in Israel. At the time, Tuvie's Aunt in New York was on my humor list (which soon became my Matzav list - NOT the blog by that name with which I have NO connection - and eventually became this blog), and she put his father in touch with me to try to get the word out that - surprise - the Times told a lie.

The border policeman is Gidon Tzefadi, the 'east' Jerusalem Border Police commander, who is from a northern Druze village.

Here's the video of their reunion. Let's go to the videotape.

There's another interview with Tuvia here.

By the way, the gas station is not on the Temple Mount; it's behind the Old City on the east side, not far from Lion's Gate.


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