by Scott Creighton
(Just a quick note as I’m still very sick)
“Public diplomacy in Israel (also hasbara, Hebrew: הַסְבָּרָה hasbará, “explaining”) refers to public relations efforts to disseminate abroad positive information or propaganda about the State of Israel and its actions. The term is used by the Israeli government and its supporters to describe efforts to explain government policies and promote Israel in the face of negative press, and to counter what they see as delegitimisation of Israel around the world. “
Over at BOTH Prison Planet and InfoWars, Alex Jones (a.k.a. Di$info Jone$) has allowed a mindless, Henny Penny “sky is falling!” screed by Michael Snyder to be published about how Obama’s refusal to veto UN Security Council resolution 2334 is the worst possible thing anyone has done to the Israelis and in fact, by doing so, Obama has now cursed the United States… in the eyes of God.
“As I just explained in an article on The Most Important News, those that bless Israel will be blessed, and those that curse Israel will be cursed… By defiantly attempting to divide the land of Israel and the city of Jerusalem during the waning days of his presidency, Barack Obama has cursed America. You may not believe in blessings and curses, but the Word of God says that those that curse Israel will be cursed, and without a doubt we will most assuredly be cursed as a result of what Barack Obama has done.” Michael Snyder, on Di$info Jone$’ websites
Mr. Snyder’s arguments in this article are beyond irrational bordering on psychotic. Can you imagine? You know that house you live in? God said I get to have it so you gotta get out and if you don’t like that, that means “you’re defiantly shaking your fist at the one true God” and you better stop it before you get us all cursed. You think I am exaggerating?
“Nothing else that Barack Obama has done during his entire time in the White House even comes close to this. He has greatly cursed America, he has set the stage for the bloodiest war the Middle East has ever seen, and he has defiantly shaken his fist at the one true God that created all things.
May God have mercy on us all.” Michael Snyder, on Di$info Jone$’ websites
Wow. We went back to the dark ages quick didn’t we?
Truth be told, Israel is occupying not only East Jerusalem but also a good part of the West Bank and they are doing so illegally. This has been the position of international law since June 1967. This is not a new position.
In fact, in spite of Mr. Snyder’s apocalyptic evaluation of the importance of this moment in our history, fact is, the Bush administration was much harsher on Israel and settlements than Obama has been and in fact, this is the first time the current administration every stood up to the Likudniks running Israel. Obama sat back and did nothing the three separate times Israel attacked the people in Gaza, never once uttering a harsh word about the cruelty of the IDF’s illegal actions.
Quite literally, Mr. Snyder is exactly WRONG about what this move signifies.
Were Israel to completely annex East Jerusalem, it would only be a matter of time before the crazies from Tel Aviv and their ranting, rocking back and forth hardliner orthodox leaders decided it was time to “relocate” the Dome of the Rock so they could build their new temple in it’s place. THAT would set off the ticking time bomb that is the Middle East today, not this resolution from the Security Council.
Perhaps someone in the current administration understood where Trump and his pick for ambassador to Israel (Milton Friedman’s ranting, Arab-hating son) would take the Middle East crisis so they acted to quell it prior to leaving office.
Or perhaps there is a darker purpose here.
Of course, Mr. Snyder’s childishly stupid and inane hasbara propaganda piece leaves me wondering if someone isn’t planning another Israeli false flag in Palestine. Get some Palestinian sellouts to sneak into Gaza or the West Bank and launch a couple of bottle rockets in the general direction of an Israeli town (or settlement?) as the Israeli press just HAPPEN to be set up to record the useless PVC bottle rockets flying through the air… which provides JUST ENOUGH pretext for YET ANOTHER Israeli slaughter of innocent Palestinian civilians.
For those of you who may have forgotten, this is exactly what they did when Obama took office. The Israelis never let a good cover story go to waste.
Di$info Jone$ has a LOOOOOONG history of having been exposed as an agent of Israeli hasbara services. It’s why he will keep his website up and running when a lot of “fake news” outlets will be shuttered in the near future.
Mr.Snyder’s ridiculous efforts didn’t go over so well with the Prison Planet crowd:
Di$info Jone$ is pure “fake news”. They always have been. Since reporting on Russian nukes flying over the north pole to wipe us all out, Alex Jones has been an information wars campaign designed to lead dissidents down the wrong roads or to sway them toward accepting neoliberal ideology as somehow being an alternative to the Washington Consensus, when in fact neoliberalism is the Washington Consensus.
But rest assured you Di$info fans boys out there, now that the CIA is allowed to shutter real truth sites and alternative media outlets that threaten to continue exposing the crimes of the New World Order, you don’t have to worry about AJ being shut down. He is doing just fine serving his masters in Tel Aviv.