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:
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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