You wouldn’t know it by following the news on the mainstream media, but Israel is under siege at the moment, with small-scale terror attacks happening hourly across the country. Omri Ceren of The Israel Project told me,
It’s been a brutal day in Israel, which the Palestinians had declared to be a “Day of Rage.” There have been at least four terror attacks, including a coordinated shooting-and-stabbing attack on a bus that may have been aimed at hijacking the vehicle and taking it on a rampage during morning rush hour. Three Israelis have been murdered and over 20 have been wounded.
Several countries, including the Arab countries of Saudi Arabia and Egypt, states not usually known as being good influences on Palestinian incitement, have asked for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to help reduce tensions in the area.
The only media coverage of the carnage is so biased it’s almost laughable. The BBC ran with this headline after two Israeli Jewish men were stabbed in the middle of the Old City of Jerusalem (their assailant was shot and neutralized by police):
If Israelis were driving around, ramming and stabbing Palestinian Arabs like in this shocking way (warning: violence) the video would be shown on every major news network in the world.
BREAKING VIDEO: Palestinian terrorist rams Israeli pedestrians in Jerusalem with his car and then uses an ax to stab the wounded. Warning: Graphic Rabbi Yeshayahu Krishevsky was murdered in this horrific attack. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims.—> Israel is Under Attack. But the world is silent. Demand action against Palestinian terror. Add your name at IsraelIsUnderAttack.com Warning: This video contains extreme violence.
Posted by The Israel Project on Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Activists for Israel in the United States have even started a crowdfunding attempt to run a full page ad in the New York Times. The organizer of the campaign (which has raised over $22,000) writes on the GoFundMe page:
This is what I woke up to today:
– Stabbing in Jerusalem: 1 injured
– Car-ramming in Jerusalem: 1 killed, 2 critically injured, 1 more injured
– Shooting in Jerusalem: 2 killed, 16 wounded in bus attack on Egged 78 bus.
– Stabbing in Raanana: 3 injured, 1 critically
– Second stabbing in Raanana: 1 injured
– Stabbing in Tel Aviv: Thwarted
This is getting more and more urgent, more and more necessary. It’s been incredible what’s going on here in this page. The insane amount of shares, the absolute beautiful unity in giving.
American news outlets aren’t telling our story, so it’s time we wrote it for them.
It’s an old story: the media keeps stories about Israel in the background until Israel strikes back, and then it’s front page news. We feel weak, sometimes helpless, in the face of such powerful voices overwhelming our own.Enough.It is time to simply tell our story. To combine our voices and to cry out to the world in a voice of resolute strength and determination.Let’s buy a full page ad in the New York Times, one of the most popular newspapers in America, and… simply tell the stories of those we have lost and give a comprehensive list of all the attacks against the Jewish people of Israel.Let’s do what the media will not do: tell the stories and facts as we know them. Prominently. Loudly. Strongly.