The slanting of the world's media against Israel and Jews is such an old story that it barely seems to be news. But, in fact, it goes on daily. Hamas has made a concerted effort to drive the residents of S'derot out of their homes for the last several months, and having imported enough arms and rockets to do so, they are now proceeding to attain to their goals. The only reason that it is worth keeping the total incompetent of a Security Minister, Amir Peretz, in office is that he himself comes from S'derot, and when a rocket hits from Hamas, it exposes yet another stain on the incompetents who are ruining Israel - his very own home is threatened, yet under orders from the United States, there is no massive retaliation to destroy the nest of murder breeding in Gaza.
Ynetnews, the English on-line version of the left-wing Hebrew newspaper, Yediot AHronot, has reported in detail on the western media's suppression of the story of the Arab attempts to drive out the residents of S'derot. Some of what is presented as the limp-wristed excuses of the American and European media are amusing, but here is the bottom line.
Only when Israel began to respond to the attacks by aerial bombings, cannons and tanks did this part of the world receive attention from the American media.
Only when the Jew strikes back against his attackers do the media overseas even attempt to note the fact. When Arabs attempt day in and day out to kill us, well it just doesn't seem to matter. Jewish blood was cheaper than herring sixty-five years ago, a fact that hasn't changed.
But this is not a screed about the world media's discrimination against Jews. Indians murder Indians in communal riots all the time and it doesn't seem to matter. Sudanese Arabs murder Sudanese Arabs and it is barely worth a sneeze of coverage. Somalis get killed daily in Mogadishu. They are not white, they are not rich, they are not Christians - who needs to give a damn? Who needs to know?
My friend, Aryeh Gallin, president of the Root & Branch Association Ltd., had occasion to visit the United States recently, and he spent a great deal of time in Westchester County, in New York State. During this visit, Westchester County, which is where he grew up, was hit by a series of massive storms and floods that reduced it to a federal emergency area that is now receiving aid from FEMA and other agencies of the United States government.