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I’m Number 40008. Join me, won’t you?

Posted by rutimizrachi on 05/02/2009

Yom chamishi, 11 Shevat 5769.

Sign the petition to put Hamas on trial for war crimes.

Okay, I can hear you saying, “What good does signing a petition do?  Everyone knows that the UN hates Israel.  After all, there have been more panic-stricken resolutions against Israel for the heinous crime of defending herself against terror than there have been for the mass slaughters in Darfur, Sri Lanka, and Kurdish Iraq combined.  So what’s the point?” 

Here is why this is important, and not irrelevant.

We are entering a new age.  The “bad guys” have been successfully using the weapon of propaganda all over the globe.  Otherwise reasonable people have come to accept the re-write of history that is as subtle as the change from the term “Arab-Israeli Conflict” to “Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,” and as blatant as a report by BBC’s Jeremy Bowen that the reason he only sees soft drink cans with Arabic writing on the other side of the checkpoint is that “the Israelis won’t permit foodstuffs beyond the checkpoint.”  (Uh, Jeremy — could it possibly be that Arabs prefer to support Arab businesses?  Just a thought…)

The grassroots voice of the internet is beginning to be noticed.  To sit back and avoid the media war is worse than rushing off to Canada used to be.  (Oops.  Ancient hot-button issue.  Sorry.  But then we had something of an excuse.  Did we really understand what that war was about?  We’re still trying to figure it out…)

And for those who want to deal with the situation in America with that slightly more antiquated weapon, the telephone, take a look at this suggestion:

Hey, look — my son swears by the FN MAG 240 as THE weapon of choice — even though it was produced by Belgium in the 1950s.  So if your weapon of choice in this media war is the telephone, be my honored guest.  As long as you’re involved.

While you’re at it, suggest to Barack “Change is Good” Obama that he could really throw those Jews for a loop by pardoning Jonathan Pollard (Yehonatan ben Malka) at the beginning of his term as US President.  Now THERE’S some change I could get behind.

Cheerful assistance with research provided by Yarden Frankel.  Refua shelaima, Yarden!

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