VOL. 62 NEWSLETTER JUNE 2010
"What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done; and there is nothing new under the sun."1
Quote: The term, “anti Semitism” was coined in 1879 C.E. (A.D.) from the Greek by the German agitator Wilhelm Marr, in order to justify anti Jewish campaigns in Europe. Its phenomenon was not new, but a modification of a satanic movement that began with Israel’s exodus from Egypt.
When G-d miraculously brought out His elect nation from Egypt , Satan simultaneously birthed forth a plan of destruction aimed at eradicating this nation whose divine commission was to bring the knowledge of G-d and His Salvation unto all the earth. Having keen understanding of this divine mission, Satan knew it meant his own demise. He therefore set into motion a myriad of slanderous tales and malicious lies about this nation, thereby instilling deadly sentiments in the hearts of the nations against Israel; vile sentiments that persist until this day.
What “slander”, then, began in Egypt, at the time of the Exodus? Greek satirists, poets and writers of the first century C.E. (A.D.), such as Lysimachus and Apion of Alexandria, Manetho, Appolonius Molo, Posidonius, Chaeremon and others, recorded what they allegedly learned from ancient Egyptian documents.
The Egyptian accounts depicted the Jews as blind, lame, degenerate and unclean – a rabble afflicted with leprosy and scurvy, which took refuge in Egypt's temples causing famine and epidemics throughout Egypt. An oracle of Ammon declared that a crop failure and the epidemic could be stopped only by purging the temples of unclean persons. Consequently, the Egyptians drove out that vile mob of Hebrews into the wilderness.
The tales continue: a liar, Moses, made himself their leader by pretending to work miracles. Coming from Heliopolis, the city of the sun, Moses taught his people to offer prayers toward the rising sun. Ouf of 110,000 lepers expelled from Egypt, many drowned in the Red Sea while others, after travelling for six days, developed buboes (boils) in their groins, which forced them to rest on the seventh day to recuperate. Hence their Sabbath. When they came to a place they called Judea, they robbed and murdered the inhabitants, and built a town called Hierosyla (town of temple robbers), afterwards known as Hierosolyma .
Apion of Alexandria accused the Jews of vile, sacrificial practices, including human sacrifice, since no stranger was permitted in their temple. According to Apion Jewish law required the capture of a Greek foreigner, at a certain time of the year, fatten him up, and then slay him with religious rites in a certain forest. After tasting his entrails they were to swear everlasting enmity with the Greeks. Finally Apion stated that "the Jews swear by G-d, the Maker of heaven, earth, and sea, to bear no good will to any foreigner, and particularly to none of the Greeks". As proof, that the Jews have neither good laws nor the right worship of G-d, Apion pointed out that Jews were never rulers but always subjects of other nations. Though Rome was destined to rule them forever, they refused to submit to her dominion.
Such accounts systematically defamed the Jewish race, and maliciously misrepresented their faith and traditions. It is remarkable that such vicious pagan legends, perpetuated by Greek and Roman "intellectuals", have persisted almost verbatim throughout the centuries. Tacitus, in his anti-Semitic writings re-echoed those charges in his "History," v. 2 5; to the church fathers and protestant movement, likewise the Nazis during the 20th century, and the Arabic and Islamic movement today.
Anti-Semitism, like a camelion, may change its "colors" and adapt to modern times, but it still concocts most outrageous tales and lies as it spews out malicious slander.
A case in point is the tale of the “benign” Gaza flotilla, as exposed by HonestReporting.com, June 7, 2010 (quoted verbatim):
Special Analysis: Fauxtography - Reuters Caught Again
Reuters is once again exposed doctoring photos to change the images of the Gaza flotilla "peace activists".
Eagle-eyed blogger Charles Johnson of "Little
Green Footballs" was responsible for exposing Reuters' Fauxtography
during the 2006 Lebanon conflict. Examining photos of bloodied and battered
Israeli naval commandos on board the Mavi Marnara, published by the Turkish
press, Johnson has once again exposed
Reuters' doctoring of photos.
"Little Green Footballs" then identified another cropped Reuters photo:
Photographer and image analyst David Katz is vastly experienced in the photographic process, from the initial capture of the image through selction, editing, correcting, caption sending, together with the newsroom processes that would leave an image ready to be viewed through the media. We asked him for his professional opinion:
My initial reaction was to avoid hasty accusations against Reuters as this was a fairly unique set of circumstances and one that I felt needed a bit more investigation before pointing fingers began.
My understanding was and still is that the images were taken by someone onboard the ship and deleted by the security services before being returned to the IHH activist who then had the images retrieved through special software in Turkey upon their return and then passed to the newspaper to help embarrass Israel even further.
It's not clear at this point whether Reuters took them as some kind of screen grab or were offered it in a more conventional way for distribution. What is clear, however, is the picture was obviously cropped. One could play Devil's advocate to say that it was not done intentionally - perhaps the knife was not spotted by the Reuters picture desk or someone may have innocently, through overwork or tiredness, just made a mistake. After all, the original images had not come from Reuters staff or freelance photographers but an activist on the ship with an agenda.
However once LGF highlighted the second image that was lightened and run through Photoshop, not only did this highlight the knife that was cropped out in the Reuters image, it also showed a seriously wounded soldier who had also been removed from the image to deliberately hide the true intentions of the terrorists.
It is crystal clear that someone at Reuters has deliberately hidden key parts of the original images. What we do not know at this stage is, who at Reuters did this and more importantly why?
The use of imagery in the media war is becoming more and more widespread. There has to be a responsibility from the bloggers, website hosts and especially from the international news wire services in the way they use the images.
This appears to be a deliberate attempt to change images for a specific reason. Reuters needs to investigate this and act in an appropriate manner.
Since being exposed, Reuters has uncropped the offending photographs.
However, this still leaves questions over how this was allowed to happen.
Evidently Reuters has not yet learned the lessons of the 2006 Fauxtography
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