JNS: The myth that the Palestinians were denied the vaccine demonstrates the persistence of anti-Semitism and ignorance about who governs Arabs in the West Bank and Gaza.
The headline in The Guardian showed why so many people think Israel is the sum of all evil and deserving of international opprobrium. Nothing screams “apartheid state” like the accusation that, “Palestinians excluded from Israeli Covid Vaccine rollout as jabs go to settlers.”
Indeed, this follows a traditional pattern of coverage of the Jewish state in the mainstream media in which its achievements—in this case, a rapid and efficient program of mass coronavirus vaccinations that has outstripped the efforts of the rest of the developed world—are highlighted only to be employed as proof of its perfidy.
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Opinion: It’s the same story played out over and over for the past 72 years. It is similar to the treatment of President Trump, who is blamed for being hostile to Arab Palestinians for cutting off US taxpayer fuds that were being used for terror salaries.
That the Palestinian authority has remained silent on peace talks and cut off all coordination with Israel on health matters, and has rejected every overture for peace from the Trump administration, means nothing to dishonest mainstream press journalists.
The US taxpayer funded progressive PBS News Hour program claimed last month that, “Palestinians are left waiting as Israel is set to deploy COVID-19 vaccine.”
If I had to chose just 1 marker that proves we are in the last days, the 1930’s style global resurgence in anti-Semitism would be at the top of the list – God is calling His chosen people home to protect them (Ezekiel 39:28): “… then they shall know that I am the Lord their God, who sent them into captivity among the nations, but also brought them back to their land, and left none of them captive any longer.”
“There is nothing new under the sun” Ecclesiastes 1:9.