Yaba Yaba

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Nipicking

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There’s this picture of Israeli girls inscribing artillery shells doing the rounds (no, I’m not going to provide a link).

Dedicating instruments of carnage is bad taste. It has a marginal romantic appeal when done by allied forces in WW II movies, it is very disturbing when you see young girls decorating bombs. Very disturbing. Kids should be no where near this things.

But just to put the record straight, the text says: “To Nasralla”, not “To Lebanon”. The kids are wishing havoc to the man who bombed their houses. Sad, but not sick.

Oh, and by the way, if you do publish images – add a caption with time and location. Mutilated children are a horrid sight to see on any day, and obviously Israel is not hailing rice and flowers on Lebanon, but somehow I don’t get a sense of credability from some of the sites I see.

Written by yishaym

July 22, 2006 at 3:05 pm

Posted in Israel, Lebanon, war

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  1. Yeah, I tried explaining on that blog that these children were just given an option to vent their fears and channel them into doing something. I agree, in very poor taste. I wouldn’t let my kids play with artillery shells, or any other kinds of weapons. Period. But, I also agree, not one of those kids actually makes the connection to the injured children on the other side.

    Also, keep in mind that in Israeli the media never shows dead bodies. Not of either side. So, kids here are spared those sights. We have them too, of course, dead bodies of civilian casualties, including children, but it’s considered disrespectful to the dead and their families to show that,

    Israeli Mom

    July 22, 2006 at 3:50 pm

  2. Lisa has the full story at on the face

    yishaym

    August 8, 2006 at 10:08 am

  3. The Israeli government does not allow freedom of press…so it goes without saying they would heavliy censor any images of the conflict correct ?

    Daniel D

    August 8, 2006 at 6:32 pm

  4. I love it when people state ‘obvious facts’, and then draw the obvious conclussions. Have you actualy looked at any Israeli newspapers? Have you read them? Have you noticed that Israeli press is one of the primary sources of information about the Palestinian predicament? Have a look at a snapshot from last week.

    However, as happens worldwide, in the midst of an active violent conflict, local media are often biased, emphesizing the suffering on ‘their’ side.

    Personaly, I try to keep my children away from the news broadcasts. I don’t like getting up at 2am to deal with nightmares.

    yishaym

    August 9, 2006 at 1:13 am


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