Wednesday, May 08, 2002
If you haven't read it yet, go check out screenwriter Daniel Gordon's account of his recent trip to the Jenin refugee camp.
Are the "liberal" media reflexively anti-Israel?
One reservist sensed (CNN reporter Sheila) MacVicar's hostility. He was a soft-spoken man who approached her and introduced himself as the reserve unit?s medical officer, Dr. David Zangen. He told her that when the fighting was over, they found photograph albums of children from roughly 6 years of age up through early and mid-teens. It was an album of photos of children who would be the next crop of suicide killers, with notations indicating when each of the children would be ripe. The reporter had no time for the doctor, however.
"Perhaps you should ask yourself why," she said, dismissing him.
"I do, madam," he said, "I ask myself why. I can?t imagine it. I can't imagine sending one's child out to be a mass murderer who commits suicide to kill women and children."
"Well, I can explain it," said the reporter. "For me it all comes down to one word, 'occupation.' "
"But madam," the doctor said, "Jenin hasn't been occupied for nine years."
Ummmm. Yes, the "liberal" media are reflexively anti-Israel.