Tuesday, September 06, 2005

"Palestinian" makes aliya

Sep. 7, 2005
Famous "Palestinian" makes aliya

Tuvia Grossman, who was dragged out of a taxi in east Jerusalem and nearly beaten to death by a crowd of Palestinians at the start of the intifada in 2000, is making aliya today.

At the time of the attack, his story received international media attention, because a photo of a bloody Grossman, taken by a freelance photographer and mislabeled by the Associated Press, said Grossman was a Palestinian being beaten by an Israeli soldier. The caption also mistakenly placed the incident on the Temple Mount, when in fact it was at a gas station outside the Old City.

And while we're on the media screwing up at the start of the intifadah in 2000, here's an article about the infamous Mohammad al-Dura scam: Myth, Fact and the al-Dura Affair

Mellanie Phillips' take on it is worth reading, too: A Modern Racial Libel
Hat tip: LGF for al-Dura links


Blogger airforcewife said...

I usually get irritated by trite sayings, but I saw one on a church billboard that said, "A lie is halfway around the world before the truth even puts on it's pants."

Of the people I "debate" with (most of whom think I am an intellectual and moral midget), the first caption is the one believed, regardless of its later retraction. They are more inclined to believe the retractions are the conspiracy - not the lie in the first place.

And I doubt they'd accept the explanation even if Grossman himself stood before them and yelled, "IT WAS ME! A JEW!"

5:33 AM  
Blogger semite1973 said...

I've always likened lies to messing up a room. It doesn't take long to make a room look messy. Telling the truth after the lie is like cleaning up the messy room. It takes more time to clean.

6:28 AM  

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