The Israeli way Israelis have a particular method of propaganda. They control the news output of their opponents by making false announcements on their opponents’ behalf. They can only do so because the WMC news media help the Israelis by carrying the false reports, and “forgetting” to check with the other side whether the reports are true or not. An example of the Israeli style of propaganda is given today on “Moon of Alabama”. The Israelis have repeated a completely false story about the Russians supposedly helping them against the Iranians. News outlets carry these stories, ignore the Russian denials, and don’t talk to the Iranians at all. There was another example last week. Israel bombed helpless Gaza once again with jets and high-explosive munitions. Meanwhile the Israeli propagandists were releasing material against “Hamas.” After the killing and demolition, the Israelis announced, on Hamas’s behalf, a “cease fire”. Shamefully, the “Western” media repeated this gross Israeli insult. No comment was requested from the real Hamas. No remark was allowed in “the West” that suggested that Hamas actually had nothing to do with this latest of the repeated, cruel, Israeli aggressions against Palestinians in Gaza. The Israeli way in South Africa The Israeli method of announcing false statements and attributing them to the other side is now used in South Africa. An example this week is the story that the newly-elected ANC Page 1 of 2
chairperson in KZN, Sihle Zikalala, has changed sides and betrayed his comrade Jacob Zuma, in the very week when Zuma faces his third DA-inspired “day in court” of 2018, in Pietermaritzburg, KZN, on Friday. The Israeli way works when the bourgeois media assist to surround the people with wrong information, falsely pretending to come from people they trust. Defeating it requires, in the first place, the recognition that it is happening, and then helping to expose it when it occurs.
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