“You did see people who are engaging in out and out blood lust,” he explains, regarding the behavior of mainstream media.
But the “more common approach this time around from the mainstream media in the US – and from what I can tell Britain and also Canada – is the ‘both sides’ approach or the ‘Israel has a right to defend itself’ approach,” he adds.
Greg explained that “The idea of Israeli self-defense involves … picking some arbitrary starting point when Palestinians fought back and then being like: ‘yeah, that’s the first blood.’”
Greg wrote a great article for The Electronic Intifada in 2018 explaining why Israeli “self-defense” is a logical impossibility.
Articles we discussed
- “Israel/Palestine coverage presents false equivalency between occupied and occupier,” Greg Shupak in FAIR
- “Israel fakes another video of ‘Hamas rockets’ next to Gaza homes,” Ali Abunimah
- “Israeli “self-defense” against Palestinians is logically impossible,” Greg Shupak
Video production by Tamara Nassar
Theme music by Sharif Zakout
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