Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Worst Hasbara of the Day #1

I've decided to start a new segment on this blog, called "Worst Hasbara of the Day"- Delegitimizing ourselves. 

To start things off, there were two prime contenders for today's award. 

The second place winner goes to Rafael Castro, for his op-ed in Ynet "Zionism will only cease being demonized when West stops to demonize colonialism":

Zionism will only cease being demonized in the politically correct corners of the West once our schools and film industry cease to demonize colonialism. The politically correct depiction of the colonialist as a racist and covetous brute must give space to the majority of well-meaning administrators that helped build roads, schools, and hospitals for the natives.

Great, all we need is to rebrand colonialism!

Today's first prize goes to Yisrael Hayom for the title "'Downtrodden' Palestinians love their cellphones"
"As the Christ at the Checkpoint conference gets underway in Bethlehem, efforts to paint the Palestinian Arabs as downtrodden equivalents of Jesus himself suffering at the hands of a sinful Israel are at a peak.
And yet, despite allegedly being the most pitiable of people on the planet, the Palestinians seem to enjoy many of the same modern comforts as the rest of us. Like cell phones, which, in spite of their widespread usage worldwide, are still a luxury in many places."
Great - there is no apartheid because they have cellphones! those lying downtrodden Palestinians!

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