My wife has an app on her phone that alerts her any time Israel is being attacked. With 200+ rockets fired at Israel from Hamas today, needless to say her phone was blowing up.
I took a long nap, as I am wont to do on Saturdays, and went to check the new when I woke up. My wife had told me of the attacks, so I wanted to see the details and how mainstream media was responding. The top story on Google News in the “World” section was exactly what one would expect: a headline spun to match the leftist approach to anything pertaining to Israel.
Google News loves Aljazeera because Aljazeera hates Israel.
You may note that Aljazeera framed the story with their subheading which mentions the fact that Gaza fired rockets first. But the headline is geared towards an American audience that often draws their conclusions based solely on the headline they see on news aggregators and social media. Despite the fact that these were retaliatory strikes against Hamas targets where rockets are built and from which rockets are fired, the sentiment on social media is exceptionally one-sided:
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) May 4, 2019
The criminal Jewish state launches a barbaric attack on Palestinian civilians, killing a mother and her baby. The cancerous state born out of European violent… https://t.co/sU2DwSfDIj
— GIMCAustralia (@GIMCAustralia) May 4, 2019
— Behar 萨德 ? (@BeharSadr) May 4, 2019
50+ killed, 130k displaced in regime bombing Hama schools, health facilities, residential areas: https://t.co/jpqLAv9tK9
4 killed, 50 injured by Israel in Gaza return protests: https://t.co/YK3twi7eeJ
3+ killed, 200 injured in Israel bombing on Gaza: https://t.co/SmrS6sAdtC
— Omar (@omarsyria) May 4, 2019
— Jeff A. Johnson (@pegasusgiraffe) May 4, 2019
#GazaUnderAttack once again, with a baby amongst the dead. #Israel must be held to account for these deplorable acts of violence. Join the National Demo for #Palestine on Saturday: https://t.co/EUYThiJR8W ?? #ExistResistReturn #FreePalestine #LetGazaLive https://t.co/DGpltu9k49
— PSC (@PSCupdates) May 4, 2019
— Tony Morton (@ncappraiser30) May 4, 2019
Saba's Mother succumbed to her injuries as well.
Israel killed a 14 months old baby girl and her pregnant Mother today.
Try to find some excuses for that!
— Bea (@HerNameIs_Bea) May 4, 2019
Very few believe Israel is completely innocent as a nation. But the news coverage whenever Hamas strikes and Israel strikes back is invariably tilted to make Israel seem like not only the aggressor but also the persecutor. If Israel did nothing when attacked, mainstream media would find a way to condemn them. That’s the worldly narrative against Israel. It’s the narrative that is being spread across Israel’s only true ally, the United States.
As I noted the other day, Israel as a nation and Jews around the world must circle the wagons. The writing on the wall is crystal clear. The forces that oppose God and His people are hard at work making the world as a whole hate them. This narrative has always been there, but in recent years it has accelerated in how it’s spread and sadly, even many Jews and Christians are starting to buy into the antisemitic indoctrination that’s being forced into our psyches.
Neither Israel nor the United States is perfect, but our two nations do what we can to be beacons of hope for the world. The Lord told us in the last days evil would be seen as good and good would be seen as evil. It’s happening now.