New Gaza blockade but no media outcry

‘In all seriousness, the way that this story is handled in Western political and media circles is going to tell us something very significant indeed,’ explains Robin Shepherd.  And as uncomfortable as that might be for many people, he’s right.

What story, you ask?  The one the media has so far ignored.  Now why could that be?

Nine months after Israel began relaxing restrictions on exports to the Gaza strip Hamas has re-imposed them. The blockade will apply to all goods that can’t be produced locally or obtained from elsewhere. The reason for the move is partly that like all Islamo-fascist outfits Hamas does not look kindly on things that bear the fingerprint of the dreaded Jew — or as the Jerusalem Post reported it, they’d rather do business with the Arabs — but also it’s because, now that imports are flowing in from Israel, the terror group’s extortion rackets from the tunnels between Gaza and Egypt are yielding a good deal less in revenue than they used to.

Surely our fearless and impartial media doesn’t have a biased agenda, does it?

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12 Responses to “New Gaza blockade but no media outcry”


  1. 1 CalvinBall 16/02/2011 at 10:14 am

    I also picked up on this this morning when looking for something to add to my blog. Furthermore if you look at the related posts section of the JP, there is an additional story. This additional story shows how the Gaza tunnel network is being used to export produce into Sinai. How odd that one of the key narratives is that the Israelis have been causing fuel and power shortages, yet here we have sufficient being generated to export it.

    Israel is going to spending a lot of time in the news in the not too distant future given events in the middle east and the scandal that is the partial reporting and analysis we currently have will continue.

  2. 2 The Gray Monk 16/02/2011 at 8:44 pm

    Ah, but our left-wing media cannot bring themselves to report that the Palestinian people are actually the victims of their own oppresive and gun toting “saviours’ in the darling “Freedom Fighting Hamas,” now can they?

    The hated Jews must be eradicated by “exposing” their “oppression” and this can’t be pinned on the Jews…

  3. 3 Kot Begemot 17/02/2011 at 6:06 am

    Good job!

    Of course, there will be a total media silence on this – right up to the point when someone really gets into Israel’s face and they defend themselves. At that point, it’s going to be Mavi Marmara 2: Electric Boogaloo.

    I’ve posted this on a few Facebook groups, including the virulently anti-Israel/pro-Palestinian ones… let’s see how they handle their own hypocrisy.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/DEATH-TO-Israel/108341259212212?sk=wall#!/group.php?gid=132418370104284&v=wall

  4. 4 AgainsTTheWall 17/02/2011 at 10:50 am

    The tenor of this blog is seriously wrong-headed on the Palestine-Israel issue. Shame cos otherwise it demonstrates good independent critical thought.

    Strange how the dispossessed, down-trodden victim is ALWAYS the bad guy whatever action he takes. Please tell why the Palestinians should not hate those who have stolen their land and murdered tens of thousands in the process?

    Of course its possible that you have an interest you should declare. So AM are you Jewish?

  5. 5 Autonomous Mind 17/02/2011 at 11:31 am

    I would contend ‘Against the Wall’ that you are seriously wrong headed on the Israel-Palestinian issue. It is because of independent critical thought and refusal to be conned by a biased media that I hold the view I do.

    It seems history is something too many people ignore when it comes time to recall the Jews lived on that land long before Christ and many were driven off by the march of Islam in its journey of conquest and subjugation. Why should the Israelis not enjoy peace and security? They are entitled to defend themselves against aggression from terrorists who, because of their religious intolerance, murder women and children and shield themselves behind their own women and children when launching rockets and missiles at innocent civilians.

    Israel is not perfect and its retaliatory measures are often extreme. I am critical of Israel when it is in the wrong. But in the event of my family, friends and neighbours being murdered for simply existing, by people who are determined to eradicate them from the face of the earth, is it any wonder they respond so aggressively?

    In reference to your name, there would be no need for a wall if terrorists did not board buses or enter restaurants and detonate themselves to kill as many human beings as possible, citing verses in the Qur’an as justification. Their cause is not political like the conflict in Northern Ireland, it is simply a war of hate.

    I am not Jewish, but the fact you ask the question suggests a disturbing mindset. I have however been to Israel and seen for myself what it is like to live life wondering where the next attack will come from. I have also had a good work colleague, a gentle and decent family man who did no one any harm and devoted time to charitable causes, blown to pieces as he had coffee with a friend by an Al Aqsa suicide bomber. Just because he was Jewish.

    I want Israelis and Arabs to coexist in peace. But how will that happen when Palestinian TV glorifies terrorists, indoctrinates children with hate filled cartoons, and is packed with images of men waving AK-47s and wearing bomb belts chanting that Allah’s will is to exterminate the Jews?

  6. 6 Bruce 17/02/2011 at 1:07 pm

    The bunch behind the pro-Palestinian Facebook group mentioned above can’t even spell the name of the people they want to help. According to the group’s title, they are sticking up for palastenians. Maybe this is an entirely different race of people? ;)

  7. 7 juliantheprostate 17/02/2011 at 3:00 pm

    The real answer to AgainsTTheWall is that the only reason the Israelis are there in the first place is that they occupied the land in a war waged AGAINST THEM. In almost all cases of occupation the occupiers are the aggressors. What confuses many people here is that in this case the opposite is true. From 1918 and before the Arab standpoint was not just that they had national rights in Palestine, but that THE JEWS HAD NONE. Deny others their rights – why should people respect yours?

  8. 8 AgainsTTheWall 18/02/2011 at 6:49 am

    The modern Israeli has no connection with the Jews of the Bible. Most are descended from Khazars who converted in the 8th century. The is a good deal of European ancestry acquired over the centuries too. The modern Palestinian is more likely to be descended from biblical Jewry.

    Even were this not the case, arguing that rights to a piece of land remain intact even after centuries is a thin rationale and not one most people would accept. We could just cut the cant and accept that might is right in these matters. The land is Israel’s by right of conquest.

    The bar to peace is not the Palestinians, both Hamas and Fatah before them have accepted the existence of Israel. But Israel continues to steal more land and brutalises the occupied territories as it does so. Israel could have peace tomorrow if it wanted but that would mean an end to its expansion.

    You ask about security for the Israelis but what about security for the Palestinians? How about their rights to their own land and country?

    My asking if you are Jewish is not a sign of a disturbing mindset – that is your conditioning kicking in. (It is immoral to question the Chosen Ones is nt it? Would you feel the same outrage if I asked if you were American or French?) No, I am merely seeking to establish whether you have a personal interest in the issue in order to gauge your impartiality or otherwise.

    I am sorry to hear about your friend. I consider the Israeli people to be just as much victims of their Zionist ruling elite as the Palestinians. The two sides are in conflict at the behest of this criminal gang.

    My moniker is not a political statement of any sort. It refers to a difficult period when I felt my back was against the wall

  9. 9 Autonomous Mind 18/02/2011 at 8:43 am

    We are not going to agree on this. Perhaps you do not realise, or perhaps choose to ignore that Muslims argue that rights to a piece of land remain intact even after centuries. Why else do they continue to argue that Spain is theirs because they conquered it and were eventually ejected?

    If you believe Hamas accept the existence of Israel there is no point continuing this discussion. It shows you are selective and easily mislead – http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=255890 Time and again Israel has accepted concessions and the Palestinians have failed to ratify agreements. The Israelis want to live in peace but they are prevented by constant calls for war by Arabs and repeated attacks designed to provoke a response. No reasonable country would passively accept such attacks without response.

    Your asking me if I was Jewish was disturbing and my reaction has nothing to do with conditioning. The question was irrelevant. You just wanted to know if you had found a new target for your anti semitic outpourings and if you could dismiss my arguments as being a biased standpoint. Asking someone’s religion is not the same as asking their nationality and trying to argue that is disingenuous.

    I do however apologise for reading your name as a reference to the controversial wall.

  10. 10 Fed_Up 23/10/2011 at 7:43 pm

    I realize that I am way late to the party, here (I found this by Google search for something similar), but, for future reference, ANY time someone starts spouting that “Khazar” crap, you know you are dealing not only with a vicious racist, but a lazy & stupid one. That theory was debunked within MONTHS of its origin DECADES ago – antisemites only revive it because they think everyone is as stupid as they, & use it solely to undermine the legitimacy of Israel & Jews’ claim to it. Unfortunately, they are more right than they should be in gauging its effectiveness. For the record, the answer to such stupidity is: “The “Khazar Theory” is disproved by DNA evidence, but even that does not matter: Judaism is not a race, and only Israel gets to decide who is entitled to live in Israel. The only ones who can possibly disagree to any of this are Jew-haters.”


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