Keren Malki, the Malki Foundation, a non-political, non-sectarian, not-for-profit organization, honors the tragically short life of a girl dedicated to bringing happiness and support into the lives of special-needs children

This site, and the work of Keren Malki (the Malki Foundation), are dedicated to the memory of

Malka Chana Roth Z"L 1985-2001

Why is This Woman Crying?

7 Feb 2004: Palestinian woman preparing to cry for the press and look "desperate" at a media-rich demonstration against Israel's security wall in Jerusalem's Abu Dis neighborhood. Click to see how the press manipulate the images and messages of Israel's battle with Arab terror.

Perhaps because certain people were encouraging her to do so. The truth is it's hard to know why - but the picture below might help.

 

It's sometimes suggested that the camera never lies.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, this one from Associated Press demonstrates how a single picture can tell a thousand lies. It was carried on the wire services on 7th February 2004 after another in a long series of Palestinian Arab political protests next to the security fence, this time in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Abu Dis. 

We'll be surprised if any newspaper or magazine picks this particular snapshot up for publication because it gives a too-clear view of how ordinary people are being manipulated in what they see and hear about Israel's struggle against Arab terror. If you do see it printed, please let us know.

Suicide is a weapon that's used more and more in these difficult times by murderous Moslem terrorists in Iraq, in Afghanistan, in the United States, in Indonesia. But it's only in the context of Israel's struggle against Palestinian Arab terror that we hear the press call this the result of their desperation. 

Everything we  have learned about Palestinian Arab terrorists since Malki z"l was murdered tells us  that desperation is the last word you should apply to them. These people are jubilant, triumphal, ecstatic at the moment of performing their satanic act of mass murder.

When you next hear about their desperation, think about this image of an Arab woman crying on demand for the gathered paparazzi. We and all our neighbors are being cynically manipulated by photo editors, journalists and reporters in the field with a political agenda.

To do something positive, concrete, constructive -- please go here.

Arnold Roth
Jerusalem

 

 






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