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DOGS OF WAR

Yes, There Is an Anti-Israel Media Cabal and They All Meet on Facebook

It now turns out that if a foreign corespondent is a self-centered, name dropping blowhard, he is also likely to be an Israel hater.
Peter Bouckaert, emergencies director of Human Rights Watch, having lunch. Peter likes long walks on the beach with fellow "insider" correspondents and dumping on Israel.

Peter Bouckaert, emergencies director of Human Rights Watch, having lunch. Peter likes long walks on the beach with fellow "insider" correspondents and dumping on Israel.
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Writing in Foreign Policy Magazine last April, Peter Bouckaert, emergencies director of Human Rights Watch, related a touching story about the bond that’s been forged among the exclusive group of foreign correspondents, who are also war correspondents.

I could poke fun at the name droppage and elaborate sense of John Le Carre mystique infusing paragraphs like:

In war, we have to be able to rely on each other. We meet on the outskirts of the world, where the messiest of conflicts are underway, places like Chechnya, Somalia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. The journalist I’m sharing a drink with in the evening may be the one applying a tourniquet to a potentially fatal wound if I am hurt tomorrow. It is not just the danger that draws us close, but also our time together and the experiences we share.

Now, that’s a pickup line!

Bouckaert writes that he and his fisherman-vested buddies are “members of a close-knit, but informal brotherhood – I half-jokingly call us the Vulture Club, as we usually convene only when the blood is flowing. Bonds forged in war run deep.”

This reporter did his service in the 1970s as correspondence for an IDF magazine (after a stint as standup comic, don’t ask, war is hell), so I earned the right to declare that this romantic war bonding garbage makes me gag. Just an opinion.

But, as is so often the case, it now turns out that if a foreign corespondent is a self-centered, name dropping blowhard, he is also likely to be an Israel hater. It’s how God made the world.

And, as The Washington Free Beacon’s Alana Goodman reveals, Bouckaert’s Vulture Club meets regularly on Facebook to trash Israel, the IDF and the Jews’ sinister plans not to be annihilated.

According to Goodman, the closed Facebook page on Tuesday “quickly devolved into an anti-Israel hate-fest,” in response to the newly released Israeli government report clearing the IDF of wrongdoing in the 2000 death of a 12-year-old boy from Gaza (Israel Explodes the ‘Big Lie’ – Gaza Al Dura Boy Wasn’t Killed).

The Vulture Club journalists and activists mocked the IDF report, attacked the IDF, and claimed pro-Israel lobbyists were influencing the media coverage.

In other words, an admitted, 3,500-member media cabal is accusing the Jews of controlling the media.

And our romantic friend, Belgian-born Peter Bouckaert, quickly dismissed the Israeli report as “typical IDF lies.”

Mind you, Bouckaert boasts membership in a slew of investigation teams on behalf of Human Rights Watch: he is “a veteran of fact-finding missions to Lebanon, Kosovo, Chechnya, Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Macedonia, Indonesia, Uganda, Sierra Leone, and many other war zones,” as his official HRW profile boats (incidentally, I hate—and erase in our own publication—the “many other” reference. It suggests the list is too long to include all of the items in this context, but, in reality, it’s an empty bragging. If you’ve been there—mention it by name, otherwise shut the heck up – can you tell I’m angry?)

“As usual, it takes them a long time to really build up the falsehood,” Bouckaert shared with his brave buddies on Facebook. He also blasted the New York Times for its coverage of the report: “It really isn’t good journalism to write this up as if these are credible allegations when it is a pack of lies,” he wrote.

Maybe the NY Times should have added that they fact checked the Israeli report in a bar in bombed out Aleppo, against a stunning Mediterranean sunset—that would have made it much better journalism.

And then, Goodman reports, correspondents from numerous outlets, including the Associated Press and the Agence France-Presse, also piled on.

“[T]he lobby uses all its strength and is able to push anything in majors [sic] English newspapers or in the NYT[imes],” wrote El Mundo reporter Javier Espinosa. “Israeli embassies call their contacts in all those newspapers and they agree to publish that information.”

OMG – that’s like an expose of a crime in progress. You mean to say those Israeli bastards have PR people, special PR experts, and they, like, call newspapers and push their point of view? And the special court at the Hague is keeping quiet?

And Associated Press photojournalist Jerome Delay wrote, “The IDF thinks the earth is flat, btw.”

This is a mind blowing quip from a man who should know better. Back in April of 2002, Delay was the first photographer to enter the Jenin refugee camp, along with Greg Myre, who relates the story in his book, This Burning Land: Lessons from the Front Lines of the Transformed Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.

A major part of the Jenin chapter in the book is about Myre and Delay’s entry into a camp that, according to the Palestinian, was supposed to be a slaughter house of at least 500 dead civilians, executed by the IDF. But when they enter they see nothing of the kind, and Myre focuses on IDF Spokesman Col. Olivier Rafowicz, and on his professional, calm cooperation, versus the crazy-eyed attempts of the Palestinians to perpetuate the myth. Myre describes how Delay was hectically roaming through the camp, in search of those illusory bodies – and to his frustration found nothing to write home about (shoot home about?).

So, who is the true Flat Earth believer, the IDF or Jerome Delay?

Goodman also quotes Andrew Ford Lyons, an activist with the International Solidarity Movement, who called the al-Durrah report “a feeble attempt at historical revision, at best.”

Andrew Ford Lyons is featured in the Rogue Gallery of a website called Stop the ISM:

It’s one thing for someone to state a different opinion, but in Andrew Ford Lyons’ case, he just lies if information about the ISM on his websites comes out that is not true.

Arabs venture onto Jewish community property in the West Bank and steal produce? Then Andrew writes that poor Palestinian Arabs were trying to harvest their olives when the big bad Jews came in and drove them off THEIR property.

Stop the ISM operative Paul Cinato meets with ISMers who cavort with Al Aksa Terrorists who wave machine guns around and takes their picture as evidence, so Lyons claims he’s a liar who ran around the West Bank seeking to set up the ISM.

Someone asks why Arab children are allowed to run around loose in active combat zones in Rafah where they can be injured, Lyons makes up the phony excuse that there are “feral” children in Rafah like there are “feral” cats.

He’s another phony revolutionary wannabe who uses his internet skills to aid terrorist human shields for killers such as those found in Hamas, PFLP, etc.

Those qualities sound like the prerequisites for belonging to the Vulture Club.

And now, for your entertainment, the actual exchanges on Facebook, as screenshot by Alana Goodman:

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About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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19 Responses to “Yes, There Is an Anti-Israel Media Cabal and They All Meet on Facebook”

  1. Wars are raging all over the world today just as the Bible stated that they would in the end times. Africani and Korean tensions run high. Iran continues unwavering on it’s march in the development of nuclear weapons and Assad the dictator of Syria is still in power. Current intelligence seems uncertain of when Iran will get the bomb and Israel cannot afford to gamble with this. Assad of Syria looks like he may be willing to use weapons of mass destruction against his own people and against near by nations as well. If this situation does not drastically change soon for the better, I believe the war in Isaiah Chapter 17 will likely take place. Damascus Syria would be destroyed. The worlds economy would likely collapse as a result and could usher in a one world government movement. I wrote a small 6 page book that outlines what I believe the Bible states will take place soon as well as the potential trends I see at this time. I don’t accept donations and it’s free. It’s a short read. I encourage you to have a look: http://www.booksie.com/religion_and_spirituality/book/richard_b_barnes/after-the-rapture-whats-next.

  2. Gil Gilman says:

    What does this have to do with the posted article? It is spam.

  3. Gil Gilman says:

    The posts on Facebook referenced above remind me of nothing if nota sel-help group therapy session for compulsive liars. The more they lie to themselves and to each other the more credible they think it makes them.

  4. Rhonda Clark says:

    Something , to me is happing on face book whem I post, if I post on CNN blogger site, it disepares, I want to tell you we are in Armegetion.

  5. the israel haters are merely jew haters by profession, not journalists nor reporters, unless one considers goebels one of those. these simpletons enjoy the action and the booze. they are no different than their fake stories and their fake photos and their vacant brains.

  6. Metthink thee (the author) protesteth too much.Raw nerves being touched?

  7. Nicolas Lupo says:

    not sure of that, but if you replace your 6 first words by IDF, you got it!

  8. Nicolas Lupo says:

    not sure of that, but if you replace your 6 first words by IDF, you got it!

  9. Pad Dar says:

    The REBELS are the ones that are using the weapons for Gods sakes

  10. Pad Dar says:

    The REBELS are the ones that are using the weapons for Gods sakes

  11. Pad Dar says:

    Facebook, the Left wing Jews use it because they are COWARDS.

  12. Pad Dar says:

    SHUT UP.

  13. Heathcliff O'Malley says:

    Many of the reporters on the page in question are experienced, intelligent individuals with many years in the field . I know not a single " Jew hater" among them, but maybe a few who think the " report" into the death of Monammed al Dura to be somewhat suspect and politicised. A cameraman friend of mine was killed in cold blood by a soldier of the IDF and I am still not a Jew
    hater , just tired of the brutality and lies on both sides. If Israel is truly democratic why is it that whenever a journalist objectively tells a painful truth they receive so much hate mail from a very organised and real Jewish lobby . Democracy , grow up and stop behaving like America's petulant child

  14. Believe me – It’s not just the Jews, but Christians are having the same experiences. The LEFT love to ‘hate’ and, at the same time, accuses everyone else of ‘hating’ as they do. They accuse the Jews & Christians of ‘terrorism’ and call Islam the ‘Peaceful Religion’. I don’t know if this mental deterioration is caused by Prozac, Comet Dust, or an Extra dose of T.V. Radiation pumped out by CNN & MSNBC. I DON’T, however, believe that it’s Contagious.

  15. Arie's Pragmatic Politics says:

    You leave out how many of the Jew haters, like HRW are financed and owned by obama financiers.

    HRW is owned by George Soros, who described his time helping hitler murder Jews the 'happiest time' of his life.
    NY Times, whose publishers are the Episcopal Ochs and Sulzberger families (check it out out – NO – they are not Jewish) have been in Anti-Jew rants since the days of hitler. They are today owned by Carlos Slim, richest man in the world, has Hezbollah ties, heavy financier to obama, and recipient from obama of the no-compete contract to build obamaphones in Mexico.

    So where is the shock.

  16. Arie's Pragmatic Politics says:

    Nicolas Lupo I noticed in today's news that the beloved of Beirut are now shooting rockets at each other AGAIN!!

    I really need to stock up on the wine and chocolate as yet another band of jihadists move to exterminate each other. IDF doesn't have to do anything but sit back and enjoy some falafel as we allow you to end the problem for us.

    POP go the weasels

  17. Arie's Pragmatic Politics says:

    That's not Armageddon. That's CNN and FB censoring posts that do not agree with the chosen line of the cult of the holy democrats

  18. Arie's Pragmatic Politics says:

    No nerves dick. But thanks for asking. I did notice on your FB page tho your support of the 2 jihadists that butchered the Brit soldier and your condemnation of the female police officer who shot them for "overreacting."

  19. Arie's Pragmatic Politics says:

    Drink kool aid much?

    I did notice on your FB page tho your support of the 2 jihadists that butchered the Brit soldier and your condemnation of the female police officer who shot them for "overreacting."

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