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I am mystified. Nearly every Jewish and Israeli news outlet has been constantly reporting on the ongoing kidnapping of Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Shayar and Naftali Frenkel, yet the mainstream media outside of Israel and the Jewish world has almost completely ignored it.

Let’s say for arguments sake, that they don’t consider the kidnapping of three Jewish boys (including an American citizen) to be newsworthy enough, what about the complete closure on Hebron? Hundreds of Arabs Arrested? Thousands of IDF soldiers going house-to-house? Palestinian Authority parliamentarians arrested in the middle of the night. IAF strikes on Gaza? An Arab killed in clashes in Ramallah? Nothing? Nada?

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Really? Can you recall ever seeing anything like this happening? A news blackout on Israel!

On any other day this would be on Fox, CNN, MSNBC, Huffington Post, you name it. The best I’ve seen is the same rehashed AP piece, or a short notice that Netanyahu blamed Hamas.

The only notable exception to the above is, to their credit, the New York Times, which has been covering the story for days.

Israel has one of the highest concentration of foreign reporters in the world, yet this event is simply not being reported in nearly all the foreign mainstream media outlets.

It’s as if every foreign reporter in Israel was also suddenly kidnapped last week.

I only see one explanation. I think the mainstream media has a major dilemma.

Jewish children were kidnapped by Hamas, a member of the Palestinian Unity Government.

This shows how depraved these “Palestinians” are. It shows how right Israel has been all along. It shows how wrong Obama and Kerry are.

I don’t think the mainstream media is able to spin this story any other way, so their only solution is to completely ignore it.

I can’t think of any other logical explanation.

POSTSCRIPT:
The NY Times was one of the only newspapers to come out against the Hamas-Fatah unity agreement. From their perspective, they understood that Hamas in the government would be an unignorable roadblock to “peace” with the “moderate” Fatah.

What is going on now is good from their perspective; Israel is removing Hamas from Judea and Samaria, leaving Abbas in charge and looking not like a bad guy (which we know he actually also is).

The IDF is creating a tipping point on the ground, where the Israeli government won’t be able to claim “security” as a roadblock, since they’ll have cleaned up the Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists (though not the Fatah terrorist), while entrenching and protecting Abbas even further, not to mention, doing his work for him.

The NY Times apparently sees this as the next step to preparing the ground for “peace”, meaning Israeli pullouts from our historic homeland. And that’s why they’re not afraid to report on it.

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50 COMMENTS

  1. Yes it was, , I looked it up..It was reported on NBC CNN, Fox news, but it was three days ago for CNN. And the Huffington post just wrote a long article with love and support for these children and their families..Iraq is now the USA most important news, I think..We may lose some wonderful Marines to these monsters. That is if they can really fight..Our Marines are one highly trained , best of the best..think we all, know that!!! Pray that God will be
    bring them all back home safe..

  2. Charles David Martella, Israel only fights to defend it’s citizens or retaliates after attacks. The Palestinians launch missiles at Israel, send suicide bombers and commit other acts of violence against civilians and occasionally Army personnel.

  3. Israel should monitor these reporters who enjoy the freedom and hospitality of Israel to make sure they do not a) report falsely, b) criticize Israel unfairly, c) Continually report the Arabs side etc etc. This could be a matter of national security and their licences should not be renewed.

  4. So you’re saying, 3 minors, our sons and brothers, were kidnapped on their way home from school and we should ‘chill out’ and why should the deafening silence from an otherwise vocal media even be questioned? You’re not constantly hearing things from ‘Arabs and Israelis’. You’re constantly hearing the Arab narrative of Israelis. But seriously- if the topic of our lost kids bores you why do you subscribe to this site ??

  5. So you’re saying, 3 minors, our sons and brothers, were kidnapped on their way home from school and we should ‘chill out’ and why should the deafening silence from an otherwise vocal media even be questioned? You’re not constantly hearing things from ‘Arabs and Israelis’. You’re constantly hearing the Arab narrative of Israelis. But seriously- if the topic of our lost kids bores you why do you subscribe to this site ??

  6. look i live in Australia and i have never left theese shores – we are getting lots of muslims here and i do not like them and do not trust them – but what im getting at is im 47 and its all along way away but ever since i was a kid ive heard nothing but tensions and crisis after crisis after crisis after crisis after crisis coming from the is it holy lands or middle east ever since i have watched tv as a kid – and thankyou for replying you are the only one – and i can obviously understand why you guys are upset about your children – i was just talking in general

  7. They reported it but only lightly and have not repeated the story or, more importantly, mentioned the arresting of over a hundred Palestinians and a member of the Palestinian government. Arresting a member of government should have been newsworthy, but they can't talk about it without giving a background story of why he and the other 100+ were targeted.

  8. This story is well covered on the BBC website and elsewhere. Thou doth protest too much. Objectively, what is happening in Iraq is a much, much bigger story to the gentile world.

  9. Judith Dowla I'm sure in the course of an hour they can spend a few minutes telling about the terrorists kidnapping. Since we are supporting the Hamas terrorist led PA group thanks to our President. If Barack Hussein made a comment about this cowardly act I missed it?

  10. Alan Kardon , aish.com have made a comedy on Obama on their section called Jewlarious. Might want to check it out. We might as well get a kick out of it. After we Jews are professionals in the art of comedy and specifically political satire right? The right kind of dig that drives a sledge hammer home.

  11. Alan Kardon The muslims are cheering #bringourboyshome on twitter. I don't defend the BBC, but it is a lot better now that there are 'Islamic militants' in Iraq, Syria, Kenya. etc. As I said, to the gentile world, 3 boys kidnapped is not the biggest story.

  12. Adrian Shine What would you do if the Aboriginal People of Australia started to lob rockets into Sydney proper. Liberals like yourself would most probably applaud their actions or at best do nothing. That is what Israel is basically doing as rockets fall into Israel. Jewish lives are cheap, they always were, and perhaps always will.

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