It’s time we had an honest discussion about how the media are fanning the flames of violence in Israel. John and Producer Steve open the program this week by looking at the events that have led up to the current violence. They discuss how Hamas uses civilians as human shields, but Israel’s forces do all they can to minimize civilian casualties when they retaliate. But the media unilaterally condemns Israel and favors Palestinians. It’s all part of Hamas’s strategy to diminish Israel in the eyes of the world. It’s working only because the media play their part.
Israel is very much in the news right now but the media narratives are not matching the facts on the ground. We open our Israel focus this week with John’s analysis of what’s happening there versus the spin you’re getting from the news. He looks at the Temple Mount riots, the violence in East Jerusalem, and rocket attacks from Gaza into Israel and Israel’s response.
We then move to an often-pushed narrative in the media and on college campuses that Israel is an apartheid state. Here this week is someone who has lived in both South Africa and Israel, Reverend Malcolm Hedding, Associate Minister of World Outreach Church. He describes what conditions were like for blacks living under apartheid and what life is like today for Palestinians in Israel and there is positively no comparison. He also looks at how social justice in Western schools has led to the Israel apartheid narrative.
What is critical race theory and how has it affected students in our public schools? Rounding out the show this week is Clare Lopez, Member of the Citizens Commission on National Security. She looks at what critical race theory is and how it is actually creating division and racism rather than attempting to stop it. Why would anyone perpetuate this type of narrative? Because there is a deeper, more nefarious plan afoot, to seize power and fundamentally transform society.
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Palestinian Media Watch is a team that monitors both the Palestinian electronic and print media and is key to alerting the world to what the Palestinian media is saying to the Palestinian people and at the same time inciting these same people to destroy the Jewish State of Israel. Today on PTIB Jimmy DeYoung will bring Itamar Marcus, Director of Palestinian Media Watch, to explain why the International Community does not now want the Palestinian elections to go forward.