The anti-Semitic trope of Jews as thieves. Uttered by a neo-Nazi or white supremacist two months after the founding of Israel? No, it was put forth by Israel’s first Prime Mnister, David Ben-Gurion in response to wide-spread looting of Palestinian Arab property in the wake of the Nakba.
Gideon Levy, one of Israel’s foremost journalists and contributor to Haaretz, has once again written an article which states in stark terms the inconvenient truth of the open and random pillaging of Arab homes and possessions. Coming on the heels of Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, Levy’s article hits with a devastating impact that blows away the Zionist pretension of an innocent, blameless Israel in its nascent stage. There is much to atone for.
This is certainly one of the most important articles which PAJU has included in its twenty years of weekly news items dating back to February of 2001. What is more, it is only in Israeli media where the stark truth of the onslaught against Palestinians in 1948 could be published. Given the anti-Palestinian and entirely pro-Israel bias of Canadian media (and Western media, in general), Gideon Levy’s article could never be published in Canada. Moreover, Gideon Levy could not practice his journalism in Canada; he would be ‘sacked’ for insisting too ardently on stating the truth.
Click first on the link directly below highlighting Canadian media bias against the Palestinians and then go on to read Gideon Levy’s article.
Uncovering Canadian Media’s Devastating Pro-Israel Bias:
The bias is enforced at every level of the media, from editorial boards all the way to ownership.
Even Ben-Gurion Thought ‘Most Jews Are Thieves’
By Gideon Levy
The quote in the headline wasn’t uttered by an antisemitic leader, a Jew hater or a neo-Nazi. The words are those of the founder of the State of Israel, two months after it was founded. Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion was furious, or at least pretended to be, at a meeting of his political party Mapai, in light of the wave of looting of Arab property by the new Israelis throughout the nascent state. (more…)