And So It Goes On

Those of you who have been following the comments section on my previous post will know already that last night, there was another fatal “Palestinian” terrorist attack  on a Jewish family that was making its way to the Western Wall to pray. The nineteen year old “Palestinian”  murderer (may he burn in hell) fell upon the Benita (Bennett) family with a knife, fatally wounding the father, 24-year-old Rabbi Aharon Benita and critically wounding his wife, 22-year-old Adele. He then turned his butcher’s knife on 41-year-old father of seven, Rabbi Nehemiah Lavi  (who, apparently, tried to come to the aid of the young family, since the Police seemed to be nowhere in sight)  and, after stabbing him, seized his gun and began shooting, wounding at least two other people, including the Benitas’ two-year-old toddler. The baby’s father, Rabbi Benita, and Rabbi Lavi, died of their wounds before they could be brought to the hospital and the young mother, who sustained multiple stab wounds to the chest and back, after fighting all night for her life, was this morning still in serious condition.
The piece of terrorist excrement, whose cowardly attack left a total of nine children fatherless, was eventually shot dead by security forces.

How did the BBC report all this online?

BBC headline

Seriously? One would think that Jerusalem was the attacker here and that the most important piece of information was the fact that a “Palestinian” was shot dead. No mention here that the “Palestinian” was the attacker and no mention that the two who were killed were Jews!

Al Jazeera came up with this:

AL Jazeera headline

One might be forgiven for thinking, from this, that the dead “Palestinian” and the two Israeli victims were all killed by the same attacker. Still, Al Jazeera is, after all, an Arab news outlet and, on the whole, I am inclined to rate the BBC’s headline the more disgusting of the two.

I should also mention that, as the events were unfolding here in Jerusalem last night, I was zapping between the various news stations available to me through my cable TV subscription. There was no mention whatsoever of the despicable attack on the BBC World Service, or on France 24 or on Fox News. I didn’t check out the other foreign language channels.

And when I awoke this morning shortly before 7 am, and immediately switched on the radio in order to hear if there was any news of Adele Benita (who, when I went to bed some six hours earlier, was still fighting for her life),  the first thing I heard was that in the small hours of the morning, a 15-year old Jewish boy had been stabbed in the chest and back by a “Palestinian” terrorist, near the Old City’s Damascus Gate.  The terrorist was shot dead by security forces.Since he was, apparently, running away from the scene of his crime when he was shot, no doubt the Bleeding Hearts of the Loony Left – not to mention the UN, Amnesty International, the UN Human Rights Commision etc. – will be baying for the blood of the Israeli security forces.
The teenage victim, fortunately, survived and was taken to Sha’arei Tzedek hospital where his condition is reported as stable.

Once again, I switched on the television to see if the foreign media considered this latest attack on Jews to be newsworthy.
Guess what – nothing. Zilch. Rien. Nada. Goor nicht as we say in Yiddish.

I tried googling “New York Times terror in Jerusalem”. The first relevant item carried the headline: “Israel Restricts Palestinian Access to Old City“.
Because that’s what’s important to the New York Times. Not the fact that “Palestinian” terrorists murdered two Jews who were on their way to pray at Judaism’s holiest site, during the festival of Succot (Tabernacles) and tried to murder three more, in two knife attacks within the space of less than eight hours. No, what’s important is the minor inconvenience to the “Palestinians” caused by Israel placing temporary restrictions on the entry of “Palestinians” in order to prevent further terrorist attacks and ensure that Jews can pray safely today and tomorrow, the last two days of Succot – the festival known in Jewish tradition as “The Season of Our Rejoicing”.

Only there will be precious little rejoicing for the Henkin, Lavi and Benita families this Simchat Torah.


About Shimona from the Palace

Born in London, the UK, I came on Aliyah in my teens and now live in Jerusalem, where I practice law. I am a firm believer in the words of Albert Schweitzer: "There are two means of refuge from the sorrows of this world - Music and Cats." To that, you can add Literature. To curl up on the sofa with a good book, a cat at one's feet and another one on one's lap, with a classical symphony or concerto in the background - what more can a person ask for?
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4 Responses to And So It Goes On

  1. aristosophos says:

    This is not just a matter of political differences. These are clear indicators of institutional antisemitism at the BBC.

  2. Maspik | Enough says:

    Esau hates Jacob – a basic premise which the media reminds us about daily.

  3. David Allon says:

    Not limited to the BBC and Al-Jazira, but also the common way it is reported (if it is reported) in Swedish media.

  4. Pingback: And Darkness Was Upon the Face of the Abyss | THE VIEW FROM THE PALACE

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