US Media Buys Into Israeli Spin About Events of Naksa Day


Check out Alex Kane’s post about how the U.S. mainstream media basically co-opted the Israeli government’s spin on how Syria alone was responsible for the deaths of unarmed protesters and refugees at Israel’s illegal occupation border in the Golan.

The U.S. government and MSM are doing everything they can to deny Palestinians the right to their version of the Arab Spring. Any nonviolent protests they take part in are painted as being nothing but sham protests meant to provoke Israel and sponsored by Syria, Iran etc. While it’s certainly a good possibility that Assad was glad to have a diversion from all the attention he’s getting on Naksa day, it seems a bit of a stretch to say the Syrian government orchestrated the whole thing, as Alex Kane points out. Also, it wasn’t the Syrian regime that pulled the trigger and killed all those Palestinian refugees- it was the Israeli Defense Forces.

The U.S. response to the killing of Palestinians has been a disgrace. But again, they are desperately trying to deny Palestinians the right to speak out against the conditions of the Occupation. The U.S. will do almost anything to ensure that Israel is never held responsible, ever.

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