The Akh managed to get down to the demonstration in front of the Israeli embassy yesterday in London. A civilised and peaceful protest was held by the good people of London, with all ages, colours & creeds out in their thousands to show their disgust at the latest act of wanton aggression and barbarity that the racist apartheid regime of israel has shown to the international community.
Israels hasbara campaign is in full force to deflect any criticism it faces to turn the tables and make this a PR win, sadly the BBC is lapping up their propaganda by downplaying the numbers killed and accepting the narrative defined by the IDF’s propaganda unit.
Mohammed Idrees over at Pulse Media has written a stinging article rebuking the BBC.
Sky’s paid israeli stooge, Dominic Waghorn seems intent on talking about Israel’s image, and how it’s taken a blow, rather then on reporting the facts. No surprise seeing objective reporting is not within the pro zionist rupert murdoch owned media empire.
Understand how hearts and minds are being won right now. It is difficult, if not impossible, for journalists to report freely on the attack by Israeli forces on the aid ships attempting to break the Gaza blockade.
But Al Jazeera’s Jamal Elshayyal did manage to make this broadcast before communications were cut.
He was on board the Mavi Marmara, the lead ship in the flotilla of six vessels, which was boarded by Israeli commandos who were lowered on to its deck from helicopters.
Another Al Jazeera correspondent, Abbas Nasser, reported in his last call to his TV station’s headquarters in Qatar: “Hundreds of Israeli soldiers attacked the flotilla and the captain of our boat is seriously injured.”
Al Jazeera later said it had lost contact with all seven of its reporters, in three teams, on board the boats.
Press watchdogs have condemned the arrests of several journalists and the censorship.
The International Press Institute reported that two journalists from Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald – reporter Paul McGeough and photographer Kate Geraghty – were detained after being “transported” to the Israeli port of Ashdod.
Two Bulgarian journalists working for the BTV television station – reporter Svetoslav Ivanov and cameraman Valentin Vassilev – were also arrested during the assault.
Reporters Without Borders issued a statement saying: “We deplore this assault… The journalists who were on the flotilla to cover the humanitarian operation were put in harm’s way by this disproportionate reaction.
“We urge the Israeli authorities to release the detained journalists and allow them unrestricted access to the Gaza Strip.”
Do not lap up what the mainstream media tell you without questioning the strategic intent which lays behind the message.